Professional (f/m/x) for capacity building to support forced returnees and internally displaced persons in Honduras

Dienste in Übersee

Background and Partner Organisation

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is an association of churches from over 70 countries. With its programme on migration and displacement in Central America, the LWF is developing specific measures to create prospects for young people and women who are displaced, want to migrate or return to their homeland. The existing programme in Honduras is to be realigned with the support of the expert and extended to other countries (e.g. Ecuador).

The programme is based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The programme is supervised by the management of the LWF in Honduras.

Job Scope

You will support the LWF team in Honduras and the regional office in El Salvador by strengthening their capacity to implement their migration programmes.

In particular, you will be responsible for the following:

  • You will analyse the causes and effects of migration and displacement in Honduras, taking into account gender aspects
  • You use research findings and international best practices to develop a human rights-based strategy against forced migration and for the reintegration of returnees
  • You will design training courses on global mechanisms for protecting the rights of migrants and displaced persons
  • You strengthen the LWF in building strategic alliances with relevant organisations in the region
  • Your fundraising ideas promote the thematic work of the LWF


  • After successfully completing your studies (e.g. political or social sciences, law), you have gained work experience, preferably in the context of Central America, on the topics of forced displacement, migration and return policy and the implementation of protection measures
  • You have in-depth experience in working with non-governmental organisations, including platforms and social movements
  • You feel at home in an intercultural, church environment
  • You are business fluent in Spanish and have a good command of English

Citizenship of a Member State of the European Union or Switzerland is required.

Benefits provided by Bread for the World and Dienste in Übersee
Bread for the World provides a framework in which the professionals of Dienste in Übersee share their knowledge and skills with people of another culture.

Supportive cooperation, mutual learning and intercultural exchange are enabled by:

  • Individual preparation
  • Three year contract with benefits in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act
  • Coaching

How to apply

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2024