Counsellor

Asia, Other, 12-23 months, 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.

English Club Facilitator

Asia, Other, 1-11 months, 12-23 months / Job ID: 1643

The international church is a typical city congregation of expats but with Korean Farsi and Turkish congregations in addition to the English one. Elder-led the church is broad evangelical and community-oriented. It has existed for nearly 30 years. An English conversation club is being held at the church for locals interested in developing their English conversation skills. This church is located in a suburb where locals are accepting of the presence of foreigners and many are interested in learning English.

The English conversation clubs are a new outreach of the church and provide a natural way for social encounters shared experience telling ones story and building friendships with locals. This short-term position is for a native English speaker interested in participating and encouraging discussion at an English conversation club. This individual should preferably have completed a TEFL course but this is not essential. The club is held two nights a week and aims to create meaningful activities to encourage conversation amongst the participants and native English speakers. The Facilitator would be responsible for planning interesting activities to engage the local participants in conversation to assist in the development of their English conversational skills. As a facilitator he/she must also be able to respond when help is needed (vocabulary grammar pronunciation etc).

We are looking for a native speaker with a good grasp of the English language who can develop creative and engaging activities to encourage conversation. An ability to work cross-culturally with other expats and with local citizens creativity passion and flexibility are all good characteristics.

Safety Security Advisor

Asia, Other, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1484

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

The appointee will advise on overall safety and security management for the organisation provide training and oversight for the local security manager monitor and interpret the current security situation liaise with other relevant security entities and assist in critical incident management.

You will need experience in security management experience living in an unstable security environment and a collaborative attitude and good relational skills. You will need to be calm in a crisis to be a good communicator and team player and be willing to learn language and culture of the host country.

English Language Teacher

Asia, Other, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1485

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

The job involves preparing and teaching English language lessons (written and spoken) for National Staff who need to upgrade their English skills for their job.

You need good interpersonal skills and a minimum of a TOEFL teaching qualification or qualification in teaching. You should be a native English speaker or demonstrate excellent command of spoken and written English. You should be a good communicator be confident and patient and be willing to learn local language and culture.

Capacity Building Catalyst

Asia, Other, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1497

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

Our organisation is in an exciting transition period of building capacity and releasing greater responsibility into the hands of local staff. The person in this role would be responsible for assessing the needs of our staff and facilitating the planning and provision of the necessary development.

We are looking for someone who is experienced in training with good organisational skills and good people skills a confident person who is a good communicator and a good networker. You should be able to see the big picture and be willing to travel within the country. and to learn the language and culture.

Refugee Centre Volunteer

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.

Illustrator

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.

Supporting the Country Team

Asia, Other, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / 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 or couple would have gifts in good communication skills including listening and asking open questions plus strength in hospitality/helps. They would need to be comfortable with travel to visit the cities where team members are serving.

Advisor for Coffee Business

Asia, Other, 1-11 months / Job ID: 1589

One of our partners is starting a small business for coffee trading. He is seeking help in knowing how to develop his organization into a viable business.

The job involves visiting local coffee farmers exploring the quality of coffee doing market research for local market for coffee building links to export coffee and mentoring a local worker in developing the business.

The person should have a business background and a good knowledge of and love for coffee. The person should be a man who is open minded and flexible and in for an adventure. He should be willing to come alongside the local worker and to travel regularly. The person should be outgoing and community minded and also willing to join other community development activities.

Librarian

Asia, Other, 1-11 months / Job ID: 1554

The aims of this organization are to make the Bible available in a language people can understand and at a price they can afford. They continue to work on Bible translations for all of the people groups in this nation to have Gods word in their own language. Their translation policy ensures translation guidelines acceptable to the Catholic Protestant and Orthodox Churches.

A librarian (or library science student) with skills in cataloging is needed to set up a library system for the national organization for its many Bibles and books in multiple languages collected over the last 200 years. In the collection are many rare and first edition books of historical significance. This person should be able to design and implement a cataloging system for current and future books and set up the library.

A person with a heart for integrating their skills in library cataloging and organization with a calling to spread the Good News. A willingness to work cross-culturally with the Director who is a local citizen and believer. Creativity passion and flexibility are all good characteristics for this person.