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Montessori Pädagoge/-in zur Aus- & Weiterbildung von Lehrpersonal, Guatemala #3354


The Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH e.v.) on behalf of the organisation nph Children's Aid Latin America is looking for a:

Montessori pedagogue for the training & further education of teaching staff (m/f/d), Guatemala



The organization Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (nph) was founded in 1954 by the Catholic priest William Bryce Wasson in Mexico. The relief organization maintains eleven children's villages with numerous associated facilities for orphaned, neglected and socially exposed children in Latin America. The nph Children's Village in Guatemala welcomed its first children in 1996. The legally independent organization nph in Guatemala is a foundation and aims to care for abandoned or disadvantaged children in Guatemala. Currently, 238 children and young people receive medical care, nutrition and education. 78 of them live in the children's village, the remaining 160 come from neighbouring villages. Around 136 people look after the children and young people, whether directly as carers, teachers, administrative staff, social workers, psychologists, drivers or agricultural workers.

The Montessori programme was introduced at nph about 20 years ago, but there is no Montessori training centre in Guatemala. We are looking for support to establish sustainable structures and to teach the Montessori-Approach to the teaching staff.

The place of employment is the children's village in San Andrés Itzapa in the Chimaltenango department.


In detail, you will take on the following tasks:

  • You advise the coordinators and the national director on establishing sustainable structures in the Montessori branch.
  • You are responsible for the planning, conception and implementation of further training courses for the teaching staff as well as for the pedagogical staff of the day-care centre and the support during implementation.
  • You introduce teachers and class leaders to the classical teaching methodology of Montessori pedagogy.
  • You provide the parents an insight into Montessori pedagogy and into the conception of supportive accompaniment by the parents.
  • You guide the use and production of supplementary teaching materials and support their application.

Your profile

  • You have an examination as a preschool or primary school teacher or a completed pedagogy degree.
  • You are trained in Montessori pedagogy.
  • You have basic knowledge and experience in dealing with sensitive students.
  • You are responsible and know how to live the task assigned to you with diplomatic skill and moral values.
  • You have a good knowledge of Spanish, English and German and identify with the goals and values of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (nph).
  • You are an EU citizen or a Swiss citizen.

The offer of the AGEH:

The Association for Development Cooperation is the personnel service of the German Catholics for development cooperation. For almost 60 years we have been looking after specialists who would like to take the opportunity to work in the service of local development actors. The AGEH supports you through:

  • individual and comprehensive preparation 
  • Three-year contract, social security and remuneration according to the German Development Aid Workers Act
  • regional, linguistic or other professional further training as well as coaching and supervision offers, individual consultation


We look forward to receiving your detailed application.


Your contact person

Mr David Breunsbach-Riesner


Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Entwicklungshilfe (AGEH)
Ripuarenstrasse 8
50679 Köln

E-Mail: jobs@ageh.org