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Interim International Community Leader – L’Arche Mymensingh

Mymensingh, Bangladesh

L’Arche International is searching for a Community Leader for an interim mission of two years.

L’Arche Mymensingh is entering into a major transition phase with the current Community Leader leaving in October 2021 and two long-term staff members to provide acting-leadership on a short-term basis. The local board has requested L’Arche International to appoint an international Community Leader for a 2 years’ period with the objective to build capacity in local staff member and to hand-over leadership to a local community leader yet to be recruited in the coming 2 years.

The Community Leader will be supported in his/her role by local staff and by one or two international staff member in the area of finance, administration and workshop activities as well as training local staff member in care and support based on our universal L’Arche values.

The Community Leader will provide leadership to navigate the community through the transition period and to prepare the ground for a future local community leader. S/he will oversee the daily functioning of the community activities and will be supported by program leaders.

The Community Leader will report to the local board chair and to the International Envoy for Bangladesh. L’Arche International provides the legal framework and funding for this role. We are open to receiving candidatures from single persons or married couples with intercultural and interfaith experience and a thirst for embracing the beautiful culture of Bangladesh.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure a smooth functioning of all community activities and programs in close collaboration with the leadership team, international support people and the local board
  2. To ensure and develop the quality of care and welfare of the members with a disability
  3. To provide formation, training and orientation for existing and future leaders and Assistants
  4. To consolidate and strengthen the community life and its interreligious dimension
  5. To develop the financial capacity of the community including fundraising and external networks

 

Read more details and requirements of this role in the PDF below.

Taking into account this mission, and the desired profile of a candidate, you are invited to give the names of people who would be capable of fulfilling this role and/or you can propose yourself as a candidate by sending your motivation letter, CV/Resume in English or French, and references to Tobias Gerken at tobias.gerken@larche.org.

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