Operations manager / mentor

South Asia, Administration, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 804

At this social enterprise women gain job skills develop into leaders and entrepreneurs and experience Biblical values lived out. The business provides full-time dignified employment to these women at high risk for trafficking.

The Operations Manager will provide assistance in administration staff mentoring product development community building and strategic planning. Some travel may be required.

The qualified individual will be committed to missional business pursuing excellence creativity and witness through prayer compassion and hard work. S/he will practise a mature sound Christian faith.

Sales Coordinator

South Asia, Business, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1325

Through dignified work this organisation provides a sustainable livelihood for women at risk and survivors of trafficking. Women gain job skills and the opportunity to develop into leaders and entrepreneurs in a healthy healing environment.

The Sales Coordinator will be involved in many aspects of sales including market analysis design and implementation of procedures to streamline processes communication with suppliers and customers assisting with pricing strategies working with the accounts department and creating content for sales newsletters.

Applicants should be committed to business as mission and the pursuit of excellence be able to work well as part of a team and encourage others and have good organisational skills. A degree in sales or marketing and previous experience are required as is a mature Christian faith.

Production Manager

South Asia, Business, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant / Job ID: 1568

At our company we are passionate to create employment for women at risk and survivors of trafficking. Through our non-profit affiliate we provide a path to employment to ensure that women and children never face the threat of human trafficking again. Our company provides safe and secure employment on-site daycare facilities and wrap-around support allowing each woman to build a bright future for herself and her children. Every day we observe the transforming power of hope and love through employment. We are inviting someone with strong management and training skills to grow and improve our production in order to provide more opportunities of freedom and hope to women and children.

The production manager oversees all production quality control policies and procedures. Responsibilities include analyzing and improving production systems ideally using LEAN practices improving sourcing of materials and inventory systems training and supporting administrative and supervisory staff developing training materials and training curriculum using Training Within Industry techniques exploring ways training strategies can increase success of vulnerable women healing from trauma and how these techniques can be applied in other businesses overseeing training programmes throughout our company and partner training programmes using Training Within Industry and Toyota Kata techniques helping promote a company culture that encourages top performance and high morale helping develop strategies to train and employ as many survivors and at-risk women as possible and building alliances and partnerships with other organizations.

Required experience and skills include a Bachelors degree in operations management or related field training and experience in LEAN production and TWI techniques (a willingness to study and learn can be substituted) understanding of sewing both machine and hand the ability to work well as part of a team to encourage others and build others skills resourcefulness and strong administrative skills a strong commitment to developing opportunities for previously exploited women. Experience of cross-cultural living would be helpful.

Fundraising/ Marketing Manager

South Asia, Business, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant / Job ID: 1567

In this organisation we are passionate to create employment for women at risk and survivors of trafficking. Through our non-profit affiliate we provide a path to employment to ensure that women and children never face the threat of human trafficking again. We provide safe and secure employment on-site daycare facilities and wrap-around support allowing each woman to build a bright future for herself and her children. Every day we observe the transforming power of hope and love through employment. We are inviting someone with strong marketing and fundraising skills to grow and improve our production in order to provide more opportunities of freedom and hope to women and children.

Major responsibilities will include developing strategy for social media for both the organisation and the non-profit affiliate and training staff managing volunteers and mobilizing guests and friends creating newsletters catalogues campaigns and events to bring in sales and donations developing marketing campaigns for fundraising and product promotion providing staff training and mentoring to team in our country to support this position and scheduling events speaking engagements and fundraisers each year.

The appointee will have training in marketing communications public relations or business ability to think creatively take initiative and work independently strong IT skills with experience in CRM and a strong commitment to developing opportunities for previously exploited women. S/he will be well organized and resourceful and have strong administrative skills will be able to work well as part of a team to encourage others and to build others skill acquisitions. Experience of cross-cultural living would be helpful.

Manufacturing Consultant

South Asia, Business, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1548

The business is based in Asia and supplies a small number of international customers. The business is mission led at its core. It exists to make a difference in the lives of its local community and currently employs 150 people in secure upskilling jobs. The business achieved a turnover of 1m in 2018. Within 10 years we aspire to build a business with revenues of over 7m employing 1000 people and being recognised as world class both in terms of commercial success and creating positive wholistic impact.

You will play a key role in building the capacity of both the local leadership team and building the manufacturing systems and processes too using best practice methods (LEAN Kaizen 6-Sigma etc.). This is a fixed term role and the focus is on strengthening the national leadership team. You will have succeeded in the role if over time the local leadership team are equipped and empowered to run a strong operations function themselves with manufacturing processes in place to an international standard.

Have a minimum of 5 years work experience within a manufacturing environment. Be familiar with best practice tools. Be commercially minded with strong analytical skills. Have a track record of getting things done and of continuous improvement. Thrive working in cross-cultural contexts and ideally have some previous cross-cultural experience. Have a good relevant degree or professional qualification equivalent experience will be considered. Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Have leadership qualities and be capable of taking ownership of new projects.

Keeping watch

“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” Proverbs 15:3

This verse recently caught my attention. I had always thought of God keeping an eye on good but absent when evil is present. I remember being taught that God can’t look on evil. Now I am not so sure. This verse points out that God is in every place and he is not inattentive to evil. It describes him as “keeping watch on the evil” as well as the good. In the phrase, “keeping watch”, I think of a military officer whose job it is to be alert and give constant, disciplined attention to a situation. I like the idea that God is alert, not disinterested or neutral. He is taking a good long look at evil.

We are hearing about a lot of negative things at the moment. The COVID-19 pandemic, the plight of refugees, economic crises, land border tensions, floods, earthquakes, locust plagues, racism, sparring world leaders and people careless with the resources of God’s world. God is alert and watching all these things.

A Christian friend recently told me that, “God has given Satan control over our world.” That statement has some truth but it made me cringe a little, for it leaves me with the hopelessness of deism – that God has walked away to let the world run itself under Satan’s control. This made me rethink how I would describe the current situation. Satan is indeed busily bringing harm. But God is not absent, and evil will not stay active forever. God is unchanged by evil but not unmoved.

God sees all of this – separated and distressed families, unexpected funerals, loss of salary, sickness and death – and because he sees it, he sent Jesus. God is keeping watch over the evil and the good. It is a privilege to show through our words and deeds that he so loved the world that he sent Jesus.

Amelia has served in South Asia for more than 15 years.
Names have been changed.

Therapist (Physio/Occupation.)

South Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant, Elective / Job ID: 1463

This is a development project situated in a rural area. It has a training school for midwives nurses and community workers a community development work a research hub an English-speaking school up to age 16 and a 150-bed hospital (with obstetric gynaecology surgical medical and paediatric departments). There is also a Rehab department for children where mainly children with cerebral palsy are seen but also other children with disabilities. There is a clubfoot program and assistive devices are produced on location.

The project is seeking a physiotherapist or occupational therapist who can support the rehab team with training and with the management of patients with needs outside of the normal problems.

Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist. Some clinical experience is preferred

Teachers

South Asia, Education, 12-23 months / Job ID: 299

This International school supports the educational needs of a wide variety of expatriates and nationals and is committed to core values that make up the FaCES of Grace: Faith Collaboration Excellence and Service.The school maintains small classes of 18-20 students within a stimulating learning environment enabling children of all abilities to flourish.

The school is looking for teachers (early years and primary) able to teach to the British National Curriculum (primary school) and international GCSEs. The school is also looking for a Secondary English Teacher and a Secondary PE Teacher/Sports Coordinator.

We follow a modified version of the English National Curriculum providing support to all teachers who are new to this system.

Medical Students

South Asia, Medical / Health, 1-11 months / Job ID: 721

This started as a community health and development project expanded to include a hospital and now has training and research departments. Their wholistic health approach works for spiritual physical social and emotional transformation.

Duties would include participation (under staff supervision) in all the daily activities of ward rounds outpatient clinics surgery and emergency calls. Participants would develop skills in history-taking (through available translation) physical examination appropriate lab x-ray evaluation and differential diagnoses in a rural hospital context as well as common procedures and would assist in surgeries when possible. There would be opportunity to study the diseases and conditions encountered each day especially those endemic to developing countries and most importantly be a model of Christian compassion in attitudes and actions toward patients and staff.

Qualifying participants will be enrolled in the final year of an accredited medical school in their country of origin and have a personal commitment to Christ and a desire to be involved in advancing his kingdom.

Designer/marketing consultant

Bangladesh, Business, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 772

At this social enterprise in Bangladesh women gain job skills develop into leaders and entrepreneurs and experience Biblical values lived out. The business provides full time dignified employment to these women at high risk for trafficking.

The ideal candidate should be able to identify local and unique design elements design new products assist in brand / website developmentcopywriting and social media activities and design marketing materials.

Graphic design experience would be an advantage. S/he will practise a mature sound Christian faith. Because the job entails working with very vulnerable women a female would be the ideal candidate for this position though a male candidate would be considered.