Business Entrepreneur

South Asia, Business, 2+ years / Job ID: 182

There are opportunities to start new businesses in various sectors including agriculture manufacturing export retail and services.

There is a need for entrepreneurs to set up new businesses creating jobs and providing hope.

The right person would be entrepreneurial or have management finance sales/marketing or other business skills and be willing to start up or help grow new businesses.

International Sales Manager

Central Asia, Business, 2+ years / Job ID: 513

A printing/publishing company in a major Central Asian city.

We are seeking a sales manager to work together with an existing marketing team of 2 to secure clients from international and foreign companies NGOs and development and relief organizations. Additional responsibilities would include development of the local sales team in areas of strategy and achievement. A modest local salary is offered.

The ideal applicant should have relevant qualifications and experience.

Business Consultant

Central Asia, Business, 12-23 months / Job ID: 1453

We provide translation into English Russian and our local language. Our consulting services provide best practice seminars for factories hotels and other businesses.

We are open to someone who can assist in any area of business development from text editing admin marketing website and social media.

Experience in business development or work with a startup is helpful. Admin skills working with Excel marketing. The person needs to be flexible in a changing environment excited to learn about new cultures and languages and willing to train others with a humble attitude.

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.

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.

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.

A barista walked into a cafe

“If more people come to know Jesus through our deaths than though our lives, then we are prepared to die, Father.”

I read this prayer in a biography when I was nine. I was struck by how radical and countercultural life in Jesus is to the world around us. Our lives are gifts not to ourselves, but to be given sacrificially for His story and His glory.
God began to water the seed of overseas mission in my heart. Through reading missionary stories, I imagined being a teacher in the depths of the African savannah, choosing education as my university degree.

But throughout my teens, biographies, novels and world events like September 11 increased my curiosity about the Middle East and Islam. Growing up in rural WA, I don’t remember meeting any Muslims or even knowing anyone who had ever stepped foot in the Middle East. Yet God began to grow this curiosity. While I was at university, I read about Brother Andrew’s ministry to Muslims and in that moment decided that I would start working towards going to the Middle East as a teacher.

But it didn’t take long into this journey to realise I did not enjoy teaching. This led to a lot of anxiety as I studied at Bible college. If I didn’t teach in the Middle East, what could I do?
But just as God had begun watering the seed of love for Muslims, He also had planted a love of coffee! I returned to my home city and started working in specialty cafes, learning the coffee business and mastering the barista’s art. I didn’t know how I could use this in the Middle East but I prayed that I would!

God heard these prayers. I found myself boarding a plane as an On Tracker to the Middle East to work for a coffee business for two years! In His strength and grace, the project aims to accomplish many things alongside providing delicious cups of coffee.

As I helped develop the barista program and its curriculum, train staff and build the team I was amazed at how God used simple things like coffee and baristas to bring people together: rich and poor, educated and uneducated, Muslim and Christian to create networks and communities that provided endless opportunities for people to see His power, glory and reconciling love. I saw Him refining and using local Christians as they showed their Muslim colleagues what it means to be a Middle Eastern Christian. I saw Muslims taking note of God working in the lives of His children. I saw them begin to have their misconceptions about Christianity dispelled and be curious about what it truly is all about. All in the everyday workings of a small business!

God has used my education and my coffee experience. If I were to go back in time to decide on a future career, I would tell myself that God doesn’t just use the ‘traditional’ missionary careers like teaching and medicine. He can use any career or trade! He gives to each of us skills, talents and passions to be used for His glory and in His story.

Ella is preparing to return to the Middle East as a long-term Partner.

Entrepreneur (Business or NGO)

Central Asia, Business, 2+ years / Job ID: 307

There are opportunities to develop and run a business or an NGO.

This would involve setting up and running a business or NGO.

The applicant should be a confident entrepreneur and able to deal with uncertainty the cultural context and language challenges.

Entrepreneurs

West Asia, Business, 2+ years / Job ID: 557

There is scope in this country for creative and experienced entrepreneurs. While its not an easy place to do business it can be profitable and the spiritual impact can be significant. With patience investigation and consultation with those available on the ground the local economy and needs can be understood.

A relatively high capital investment is required. The best approach is to begin with a job working for a local company for example as an international marketing manager or specialist. Local companies are eager to improve their exports. BAM requires a serious long-term commitment.

All the typical characteristics of entrepreneurs are needed plus grace to operate in a cross-cultural setting.

Public Relations

West Asia, Business, 1-11 months / Job ID: 1559

A Christian media company with radio Web YouTube and social media (Facebook Twitter Instagram etc.) outreach in this large unreached country. Currently impacting approximately 5 million people inviting them to an encounter with Jesus and growth in faith through integration into His church. Increasing its presence on the radio and on the Web establishing an online support community for skeptics seekers and new believers creating video media with Christian content creating music with local worship artists and translating select books articles and materials into the local language.

This short-term position is for a public relations person who will design and layout paper promotion materials (flyers postcards posters) for distribution to foreign partners and potential partners help develop and optimize Google Analytics reports and do search engine optimization (SEO) of the ministrys web pages and do graphic redesign of the ministrys web site.

A person with a heart for integrating their skills at communications and public relations with a calling to spread the Good News. A willingness to work cross-culturally with the Director and others on staff who are local citizens and believers. Creativity passion and flexibility are all good characteristics.