Our joint mission

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.

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  • Co-worker (m/f/x) on Advocacy for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) for Asia

    We understand mission as improving living conditions on the basis of our Christian belief. Faith, health, education, justice and peace: these are relevant and important issues for us, in Africa, Asia and Germany. Our projects and programmes reflect this. In recent years, we have developed into an international network of churches and diaconia with a modern profile.

    We are looking for a Co-worker on Advocacy for JPIC in the Asia region. The employment starts on 01.04.2020. The place of work is in Pematangsiantar/Indonesia. The appointment will be for a period of three years, with the possible extension of one term.

    Objective: To empower and assist UEM member churches in Asia in advocacy activities, networking, training, project planning, monitoring, and implementation.

    The tasks include:

    • To assist member churches in solidarity work with victims of human rights violations
    • To network through the JPIC department on advocacy issues with civil society organizations and ecumenical bodies on international level
    • To co-operate with other religions and members of civil society on advocacy issues
    • To organize advocacy activities within the region on human rights, peace work, climate justice and environmental protection
    • To communicate the JPIC-related advocacy activities (incl. initiatives and projects) among the UEM member churches and to other organisations in order to raise awareness but also to seek funding
    • To promote awareness-building on JPIC among UEM member churches 
    • To address the issue of JPIC-related advocacy from a gender-based perspective
    • To regularly visit partners in the region and to maintain short-term presence in the UEM office in Germany and the German region, if required
    • To facilitate workshops and seminars etc.

     What we expect:

    •  University degree (Master) in theology, development, human rights, peace work, environment and climate
    • Knowledge in the fields of human rights, peace work as well as development, environment and climate
    • Proven experience in advocacy work in the field of civil society (internationally)
    • Ability to work independently but also in an international team operating in offices within three regions
    • Proven competence to plan, organize and implement events, workshops and international conferences
    • Experience in co-operation with churches
    • Readiness to travel in the regions of Asia and Germany and willingness to work flexible hours (2-3 months per year)
    • Excellent English language skills, ability to speak Bahasa Indonesia would be an advantage
    • Excellent communication skills and experiences in intercultural communication.

    Please submit your application by email to personal[at]vemission.org by 10.01.2020. Please find the Guidelines for Applications with further information here

    For further information, please contact Mrs. Christina Bergmann, email: bergmann-c[at]vemission.org

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