Counsellor

West 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 speaker

West Asia, Other, 1-11 months / Job ID: 1375

Those in cross-cultural service need English to communicate well within their organization and beyond. Yet some from new sending countries have only minimal English and feel handicapped by this. They desire to improve through conversational English and daily practice but need a native speaker to come and work with them and their children.

You would work directly with these cross-cultural workers on English language skills with emphasis on speaking and listening and vocabulary building run conversational English groups personal times with each adult play learning for the children (songs games etc). It involves doing life in English each day together sharing just language but friendship and partnership in the work.

A person is needed who can embed within the team and help these workers (and their kids) practise and improve their English. Patience creativity people-awareness sensitivity to other cultures and a servant heart are all needed.

Librarian

West 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.

Alternative Energy Consultant

South Asia, Other, Consultant / Job ID: 894

With huge energy shortages and rising prices many hospitals throughout the country are struggling to operate properly to provide appropriate care. These hospitals are looking for individuals able to suggest alternative energy and water supplies as well as possibly start up the projects.

Power and water shortages plague most of this country. Many hospitals struggle to provide care with irregular power supply and water shortages. An individual/team with experience in alternative energy sources and/or water purification methods is needed to help these hospitals continue to provide their valuable services to the communities in which they work.

Qualifications would include experience in alternative energy sources and/or water purification methods. A willingness to be flexible and work in tough environments is essential.

Counsellor or Psychologist

South Asia, Other, 2+ years / Job ID: 210

This organization is a co-operative inter-agency international multi-cultural ministry that provides opportunity for renewal training consultation and direct crisis response for personnel working with the mission and humanitarian aid agencies in the region.

A mental health professional for missionary care and training of locals is urgently needed We seek to appoint a psychologist or counsellor to our staff as soon as possible. S/he will be professionally qualified as a clinical or counselling psychologist or as a counsellor accredited with the professional association in their home country and experienced in working with clients from a variety of cultures.

Ideally this person would have previous experience of overseas work or would have several years of working experience in the home country plus an understanding of cross-cultural life.

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.

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.

Archaeologist

Central Asia, Other, 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1510

An archaeological research organisation

The job involves working in local archaeological projects.

The applicant should have relevant experience and qualifications.

ESL Club Facilitator

West Asia, Other, 1-11 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 or supporting individuals to learn English. This individual may 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. They would not be planning the club activities but acting as a native English speaking table host.

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.