Development Specialist

South Asia / Community Development / 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1464

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).

The Community Health and Development Program, and also its other departments, are involved in a large number (usually over ten at any one time) of internationally-funded development projects, mainly focused on the project’s core expertise in the area of mother and child health.

The project is seeking an experienced development professional with skills in project development, donor liaison, grant application writing, and project analysis, monitoring and evaluation.

Microfinance Support Worker

South East Asia / Community Development / 1-11 months / Job ID: 877

A young, vibrant NGO working in community development runs a microcredit project in 5 villages, a playgroup/kindergarten for village children, and after-school learning-support classes for children in 6 villages. Inter-village events are also organized. There is a good team atmosphere in this locally run organization with basic facilities.

The Microfinance Officer would help to set up training programs and administrative systems, and would join in thinking about strategy. The team is young and enthusiastic but lacks administrative and training skills.

They need someone with a passion to see the poor released from poverty and an understanding of the role that microcredit can play. Educational background in community development or finance would be helpful but not necessary. The right person must be flexible, able to adapt easily, and willing to help out with different jobs. S/he should be physically fit and able to travel to villages on the back of a motorbike.

Refugee workers

West Asia / Community Development / 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant / Job ID: 556

Various groups (including church and para-church groups) are serving refugees. Many more projects and ministries could be possible if people to serve were available. The largest number of refugees are from Syria, but also from Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. They need our help.

Just about every kind of work can be done, so the job can be tailor-made to the applicant. Refugees have every kind of need: physical, social, spiritual, psychological, relational, financial, etc., so wholistic ministry is needed. Some refugee service roles already exist, but most will be new ministries that need to be started. We are open to creative, pioneering initiators, as well as administrative, technical implementers, and anything in between. Everyone is welcome to come and show Christ’s love and compassion to these refugees.

The person must depend on God, and have a solid spiritual life. They need to be flexible, adapting to a dynamic work environment and changing refugee needs and profiles. We want to start new ministries to refugees, so if the person were an initiator or leader-type, that would be a plus. The person should be a team-worker, with.good people skills, and be willing to learn the language and culture of the refugees they serve (presently Arabic is the language needed). A variety of skills and experiences are needed. If God is putting refugee service on your heart, please get in touch with us. We have many opportunities!

Counsellor

West Asia / Community Development / 2+ years / Job ID: 561

This ministry was started by some of our partners in 2014 to address the long-term impact of childhood abuse, which is rampant in the local and refugee communities. This is a non-official group including a few licensed counsellors.

There is need among the expatriate, national and refugee communities for counsellors. This country has a high attrition rate among its expatriate workers and counsellors can help stem the flow. There are also enormous needs in the local community which could be addressed by a qualified counsellor. This job could be done through the local or international church or independently.

We are looking for a short-term licensed counsellor who can help with English-speaking expats and nationals or a long-term counsellor who can learn the language and get involved at a deeper level.

BusinessDevelopment Consultant

Central Asia / Community Development / 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1489

A faith-based NGO, working in an insecure environment, impacts communities in areas of health, economy and social empowerment.

The consultant will advise existing projects on developing various sizes of business relating to women’s empowerment and literature production, train project staff in areas of business development, marketing and sales management, and facilitate development of a project into a sustainable business.

We are looking for a good communicator who is interested in literature and experienced in various areas of business and management, able to train and build capacity of national staff, and project beneficiaries, able to work in a physically demanding environment, willing to learn local language and culture, and able to apply business principles to a range of business models, including micro-finance.

Monitor/Evaluation consultant

Central Asia / Community Development / 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1496

A faith-based NGO, working in an insecure environment, impacts communities in areas of health, economy and social empowerment.

The person in this role will have the privilege of helping to improve the effectiveness of the various relief and development projects of the organisation, having input into the monitoring and evaluation processes of these projects, in order to help us better understand the impact of the work we are doing and building the capacity of local and expat managers.

You will need to be willing to travel within the country and to learn language and culture. You should have experience in relief and development and knowledge and experience of data gathering and basic analysis. We need you to be good at working with people and able to pass on knowledge and skills.

Social Worker

Central Asia / Community Development / 1-11 months, 12-23 months / Job ID: 333

This organization operates a number of successful social and educational services for the community.

An experienced social worker is needed to help improve projects in local orphanages, homeless shelters and other social institutions, as well as train local staff. This organization’s vision is to connect need with resources throughout Central Asia. Flexibility for language study would be provided to improve work effectiveness and for building relationships.

The ideal candidate should have relevant qualifications and experience in social work.

Teacher for homeschooling

Central Asia / Community Development / 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1492

Several homeschooling families live and serve in this capital city. Although there are English international schools in our city, they are out of reach financially for most M-workers. Homeschooling takes up a significant proportion of a partner’s time, and limits how much they can engage in work outside the home.

We are looking for a teacher to provide help to home-schooled families. The children range from K to grade 8 (at time of posting). There could be 1:1 tutoring, or teaching small homeschool co-op groups in 1 or more subjects (depending on need and applicant skill set). You may be able to help multiple families during the week or to work with 1 larger family. All curriculum materials are provided and no prior formal teaching experience is necessary.

A suitable applicant would have a vision to support partners and other M workers in our city through assisting with the homeschool education of their kids. They would understand the unique lives of MKs growing up as TCKs, and have a desire to see them thrive while living on the field. They would see themselves as an English-speaking mentor and teacher who could significantly influence and encourage them in these formative years. A wide variety of applicants could be considered and specifics made to fit them.

Children’s worker

Arab World / Community Development / 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1406

This is a personal, quiet effort by volunteer professionals from around the world, who live and work alongside local communities and government ministries, assisting in the development of the country.

This role involves developing and running children’s activities in a refugee camp setting. There is need for positive activities, creative expression, and processing of experiences for the children.

The ideal person will be experienced in children’s ministries, flexible, good at improvising, and able to work cross-culturally. Candidates should plan to work on learning the local language.

Social Worker

Central Asia / Community Development / 1-11 months, 12-23 months / Job ID: 925

A small NGO in a major city in Central Asia runs a prison ministry, a halfway house for women in crisis, and small business initiatives to help towards sustainability.

The applicant would assist with running the day-to-day activities of the halfway house for the women from prison and other crisis situations. This would involve practical help around the house, basic skills training, care for needs, and basic English classes.

Some experience in caring for people and social work skills are desirable.