Refugee Centre Volunteer

West Asia, Other, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant / Job ID: 1374

The international church in our city operates a community centre for the many thousands of people living here as refugees. By using a trauma-informed approach which focuses on welcome and life-giving relationships we seek to be an expression of love and care for those who are here seeking safety.

Our community centre is an inclusive space and we have volunteers from a wide range of ages and nationalities. There are currently opportunities to assist with programs and activities including language clubs (spoken English and the local language) a therapeutic art club for women (especially with child care) administrative duties and hospitality for our friends who are refugees. Positive relationships are the cornerstone of our work being friendly and open to appropriate cross-cultural friendship is vital. While not strictly necessary spoken Arabic or Persian (Dari/Farsi) would be extremely helpful. Note that in order to maintain an environment of predictability short-term volunteers must be prepared to serve for a minimum of six months (preferably twelve months).

Volunteers at the community centre will be eager to reflect the character of Christ as they interact with people from often-conservative cultural and religious backgrounds. The needs and lives of these people can be unpredictable so personal flexibility and a willingness to help out in whatever capacity that is needed is essential. Some understanding of the psychological and emotional issues that forced displacement and trauma can produce will be very helpful as are strong self-care skills. All volunteers should be prepared to work within a multi-ethnic team.

Supporting the Country Team

West Asia, Other, 1-11 months, 12-23 months / Job ID: 1642

The team working in this country is growing and now includes several families with young children young couples and also singles working in a variety of fields across three major cities.

We place a high value on ensuring each person on our team is well cared for and supported. We are seeking a loving team grandma or grandpa who would be willing to come and provide support and care to the individuals and families serving in this country. This would be a perfect fit for an individual who is of retirement age as being a retiree in this country is a socially acceptable position and would enable this individual to have a positive social identity here.

This person would have gifts in hospitality and good communication skills. They would need to be comfortable with travelling around the country between the three major cities to meet with team members.

Professor or Instructor

West Asia, Education, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1560

University education is expanding rapidly in this country and educators are needed in all fields of study. Universities here hire foreign faculty members to teach in a wide variety of departments. Most departments offer Bachelors Masters and PhD degrees.

Quite a few universities now use English as the language for instruction (including assignments and assessments). Others use the national language. The normal duties of university assistant and associate and full professors are teaching and research with some department service. Instructors teach more classes but are not expected to do research. Policies teaching load research expectations and compensation vary according to university and department. Often contracts are 1 or 2 years renewable with round-trip airfare and faculty housing provided. Contact us for further information.

A willingness to love and mentor students a love for education and ones specialty and for developing young people A desire to be used by God in building trust overcoming obstacles and wrong attitudes (even prejudices about Christian faith) and a willingness to be flexible and adjust oneself to cross-cultural education dynamics.

Korean teacher

West Asia, Education, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1552

A Korean Culture Center in West Asia has a variety of language learning and cultural activities going including summer language camp with the goal to lower barriers build trust and shine into the culture of this nation particularly the young people. These programs have been effective at helping students learn Korean have fun and get connected to people of faith.

A Korean teacher is needed to join the staff of the culture center and help with all aspects of the programs and outreach. The job involves teaching Korean helping organize cultural programs building relationships and sharing truth and love. The position starts whenever the person can arrive.

The person will enjoy explaining Korean to KSL students who are at various levels will enjoy people and building relationships inside and outside the lessons will enjoy learning local culture and celebrations while demonstrating and explaining aspects of Korean culture and will be sensitive and open to sharing good news as opportunities come.

Korean speaker

West Asia, Education, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1652

A Korean Culture Center in West Asia has a variety of language learning and cultural activities going including summer language camp with the goal to lower barriers build trust and shine into the culture of this nation particularly the young people. These programs have been effective at helping students learn Korean have fun and get connected to people of faith.

A Korean speaker is needed to join the staff of the culture center and help with all aspects of the programs and outreach. Generally this involves teaching Korean helping with cultural programs building relationships and sharing truth and love. The position starts whenever the person is available to come.

The person will enjoy speaking Korean to KSL students who are at various levels will enjoy people and building relationships inside and outside the lessons will enjoy learning local culture and celebrations while demonstrating and explaining aspects of Korean culture and will be sensitive and open to sharing good news as opportunities come.

Middle School Teacher

West Asia, Education, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1429

A very significant English-language international K-12 day school in West Asia educating TCK/MK children in a key mega-city of the region has a holistic vision of a Bible-based education aiming to educate the Head Heart and Hands of each student. The students are drawn from like-minded families creating a pleasant free yet safe environment for the school community. The schools vision is to develop wise and healthy Third Culture Kids who use their academic proficiency and spiritual character to engage with and influence society. The school enables families to carry out their work in the city by providing a university preparatory education of high quality for their children. With 45 international and 25 national staff the school has over 260 students representing more than 30 nations.

The school is recruiting middle school teachers for the 2019-2020 year Social Studies and Special Education teachers are being sought. A minimum commitment of one year is required however 2 years is preferred. Teaching staff must have at least a Bachelors degree in the area being taught as well as teaching credentials (i.e. teaching license or certificate). Two years teaching experience may be accepted in place of teaching credentials. A salary and work visa are provided.

Interested teachers will have a desire to both teach and care for their students with Gods love. They will want to work in a cross-cultural setting in international education in a crossroads mega-city of this region with a diverse staff of teachers and administrators from many countries.

Illustrator

West Asia, Other, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1503

A Christian publishing house and ministry for children produces books magazines Sunday School lessons and camp lesson booklets for children runs camps and teacher training programs and has a long-term vision for developing the church by reaching and discipling the next generation in this Muslim country.

This involves developing illustrations for children in books magazines Sunday School materials and camp lesson booklets that can help build the childs knowledge of Jesus encourage them in their faith and build community with children in other parts of the country.

Applicants must have reasonable drawing skills for illustrations plus the creative skill to make them appealing for children. Experience in developing illustrations for children is important. A 1-year minimum commitment is required longer is preferred. Willingness to learn some local language is required.

Korean teacher

West Asia, Education, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1579

A Korean Culture Center in West Asia has variety of language learning and cultural activities going with the goal to lower barriers build trust and shine into the culture of this nation particularly the young people. These programs have been effective at helping students learn Korean have fun and get connected to people of faith.

A Korean teacher is needed for 1 year or more to join the staff of the culture center and help with all aspects of the programs and outreach. The job involves teaching Korean building relationships and sharing truth and love.

The person will enjoy explaining Korean to KSL students who are at various levels will enjoy people and building relationships inside and outside the lessons will enjoy learning local culture and celebrations while demonstrating and explaining aspects of Korean culture and will be sensitive and open to sharing good news as opportunities come.

English teacher

West Asia, Education, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1580

A Korean Culture Center in West Asia has variety of language learning and cultural activities going including summer language camp with the goal to lower barriers build trust and shine into the culture of this nation particularly the young people. These programs have been effective at helping students learn Korean have fun and get connected to people of faith. Now they are expanding into other languages incl English and Chinese.

An English teacher is needed for 1 year or more to join the staff of the culture center and help with all aspects of the programs and outreach. The job involves teaching English building relationships and sharing truth and love.

The person will enjoy explaining English to ESL students who are at various levels will enjoy people and building relationships inside and outside the lessons will enjoy learning local culture and celebrations while demonstrating and explaining aspects of their own and other culture and will be sensitive and open to sharing good news as opportunities come.

Chinese teacher

West Asia, Education, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1581

A Korean Culture Center in West Asia has variety of language learning and cultural activities going including summer language camp with the goal to lower barriers build trust and shine into the culture of this nation particularly the young people. These programs have been effective at helping students learn Korean have fun and get connected to people of faith. Now they are expanding into other languages incl. English and Chinese.

A Chinese teacher is needed for 1 year or more to join the staff of the culture center and help with all aspects of the programs and outreach. The job involves teaching Chinese building relationships and sharing truth and love.

The person will enjoy explaining Chinese to CSL students who are at various levels will enjoy people and building relationships inside and outside the lessons will enjoy learning local culture and celebrations while demonstrating and explaining aspects of Chinese culture and will be sensitive and open to sharing good news as opportunities come.