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At the UEM, all staff members are important. You will find our current vacancies here.

In our international communion we work in a multidisciplinary and intercultural team! Our worksites are as diverse as our co-workers. Join our team. We are looking forward to your unsolicited application sent per email to personal[at]vemission.org.

Job vacancies within the UEM

  • Medical Doctor / Health worker on Mentawai island, Indonesia

    The United Evangelical Mission (UEM) is an international communion of 35 churches in Africa, Asia and Germany, and Bethel. The UEM members support each other in facing present day missionary challenges, among others through the exchange of personnel and sharing of resources.

    On behalf of our member church, the Protestant Christian Church in Mentawai (GKPM) in Indonesia we are looking for a

    Medical Doctor / Health worker

    Mission work on Mentawai islands (West Sumatra) was started in 1901 by the Rhenisch Mission. The GKPM was founded 1978. Today the church has 26.500 members and employs 23 pastors and ten assistant pastors/evangelists. On Mentawai islands 80% of the population is Christian (mainly protestant).

    The islands of Mentawai are very isolated from the rest of Sumatra and medical services are underdeveloped. Many people are suffering from malnutrition and other sickness caused by poor basic health care. However there are signs of hope: Buildings are currently under construction, presently a doctor from the U.S. helps in the GKPM clinic in Nemnemleleu.

    In order to face these challenges the UEM, on behalf of the GKPM, searches a qualified, experienced and committed medical doctor or heath worker for GKPM´s polyclinic in Nemmemleleu. GKPM expects the UEM co-worker to contribute to the restructuring of the health care system and in the revitalization of the medical services as well as to develop and implement a structure for a community based health care in the congregations.

    The following qualifications are needed:

    • Degree in medicine and permit to practise in Indonesia
    • Readiness to serve in the societies in the field of health care
    • Counselling skills
    • Professional experience of some years
    • Ecumenical and international experience
    • Mother tongue: Bahasa Indonesia, good English language skills
    • Member of a Christian church

    The appointment will be for a period of three years with the possibility of extension.

    Please send your application letter with CV via Email to Mrs. Christina Bergmann, personal[at]vemission.org.

    Find the Guidelines for Applications with further information here.

    Job advertisement as PDF

  • Deputy Executive Secretary for Africa (m/f/x), Tanzania

    Mission for us means to improve living conditions on the basis of our Christian belief. Faith, health, education, justice and peace: These are themes of relevance and importance for us, in Africa, Asian and Germany. Our projects and programs reflect this. In recent years we have developed into an international network of churches and diaconia with a modern, up-to-date profile.

    To work in UEM means to do meaningful work with competence, efficiency and conviction. The tasks in our central office are as diverse as the members of our teams. We are more than 100 colleagues from different continents. The international cooperation shapes our daily work on all levels.

    We are looking for a Deputy Executive Secretary for our Africa Regional Office in Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania). Who shall be responsible for leading the regional office in consultation with the Executive Secretary Africa (based in Wuppertal/Germany) and for developing and maintaining partnerships and other relations of UEM members in the African region.

    The appointment will be for a period of three years, with the possibility of a one time extension.

    The tasks include:

    • leading the operations and staff of the regional office in Dar es Salaam;
    • planning, monitoring, implementation and evaluation (PME) of joint programs and projects of member churches in Africa;
    • organizing regional meetings as well as accompanying and monitoring the progress of the co-workers in the region;
    • recommending fund raising and public relations initiatives to support the work in the region;
    • accompanying UEM-related visitors;
    • assisting in the development of programs between Africa, Asia and Germany.

     What we expect:

    • willing to work in an international organization, to share skills and to learn together in an global and ecumenical perspective;
    • strong administrative skills and relevant qualification preferably in theology, development studies, regional studies or related fields;
    • excellent communication skills and ability to work in a intercultural team;
    • at least two years of experience in project-related work in the church;
    • excellent command of the English language, and ability to use or learn French;
    • knowledge of, or willingness to learn the Swahili language;
    • willingness to travel nationally and internationally several weeks per year.

    Please submit your application by email to personal[at]vemission.org till 31.10.2019.

    Find the Guidelines for Applications with further information here:

    For further information please contact Mrs. Christina Bergmann by phone:

    +49-202-89004-146 or email: bergmann-c[at]vemission.org

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