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 1,000 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.

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 Bachelor’s 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.

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.

Coffee Shop

East Asia / Business / 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1562

A well-established local coffee shop business

Coffee shop owners are looking for short-term help to manage day-to-day coffee shop business (serving customers, making drinks, taking food orders,etc.). The coffee shop also hosts English conversation activities that could use extra conversation partners for college students and young professionals. For a long-term worker, this business also has the ability to open a branch location in another part of the city. The owners would like to start a new one near the college campus. It’s a great opportunity to work with and reach out to young people.

We need a person with experience or someone eager to learn the coffee/food industry, with a heart for outreach through business.

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 ministry’s web pages, and do graphic redesign of the ministry’s 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.

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 development,copywriting 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.

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.

Entrepreneurs

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

There is scope in this country for creative and experienced entrepreneurs. While it’s 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.

Entrepreneur

South East Asia / Business / 2+ years / Job ID: 885

The growing economy of this country offers many opportunities for business. Many small businesses have been started in recent years.

There are opportunities for starting your own business or coming alongside local business people who need help. A suitable candidate would support local believers and churches in developing a business mindset and showing them how to be salt and light in the marketplace by being an example in your own business as well as providing business mentoring.

The qualified individual would have an entrepreneurial attitude and some management/finance/sales experience along with a willingness and creativity to develop their own role.