Advisor for Coffee Business

South East 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.

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 child’s 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.

Refugee Worker

West Asia / Other / 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years, Consultant / Job ID: 1374

The church in this city is responding in love to the flood of refugees coming from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran. Refugee ministry is a team effort, using a community center and home visits, seeking to minister wholistically to the needs of these people, in Jesus’ name.

Refugee ministry is available for those willing to come and serve. People of all nationalities and ages can help in this work. No experience or special qualifications are needed. There is a lot of people contact, so being outgoing and friendly and open to cross-cultural friendships is important. By touching, in Jesus’ name, the lives of those devastated by war or persecution, you can help them come to know Him and His healing and transformation. Volunteers can help in significant ways, whether short- or long-term, through language help, art, sports, music, drama, administration, technical support, home repair skills, visitation, listening, prayer, etc. Knowing Arabic, Farsi or Dari is a plus, but not required.

We need people with a servant heart, who can care for people. You need flexibility, a love for people, and a desire to share Christ in word and deed. 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.

National Director, Canada

Canada / Other / 2+ years / Job ID: 1521

Interserve’s purpose is to make Jesus Christ known through wholistic ministry, in partnership with the global church, amongst the neediest peoples of Asia and the Arab World. Our vision is to see lives and communities transformed through encounter with Jesus Christ.

“The National Director (ND) provides spiritual, missiological, organizational, and hands-on leadership to Interserve Canada. Responsibilities include: developing and implementing strategic plan; expanding Interserve’s network of partners, supporters, and donors; implementing operational plan and policies; providing pastoral care, leadership and coaching to all staff and partners; expanding prayer support; and ensuring effective stewardship of resources.”

You are passionate about seeing lives and communities transformed through encounter with Jesus Christ, committed to the church, experienced in multi-ethnic ministry, entrepreneurial, and effective in establishing partnerships. You are an adaptive and collaborative team leader, an effective administrator and financial manager, and an excellent communicator. You have a minimum of 10 years’ previous leadership experience.

Cultural Training

Arab World / Other / 1-11 months / Job ID: 1357

A team of workers from different organisations share a vision to reach a large ethnic group who are immigrants in this part of the world. We are committed to coming alongside those God is calling to engage with these people; to help those called learn to love them, to understand their culture and to speak their language well.

We are cooking up a course with three main ingredients: Guided language learning; Cultural appreciation; and Ministry mentoring. The main emphasis of the semester is face-time with members of the people group, so right from day one you will be out and about among them. Typical days will include about 3 hours of classroom time and about the same time out in the community. Scholarships may be available for needy students. Dates for Jan 2020 TBA.

Are you intrigued? The first step would be to contact an Interserve office for further details and for our programme representative’s email address. Then you can write to us, telling us about yourself and your sense of calling to this forgotten people group. We will follow up to get to know you better, then assess whether this course may be a good fit for you. If so, we will invite you to join Jan 2020. Dates to be Announced.

General Volunteer

Arab World / Other / 1-11 months / Job ID: 773

A Christian hospital in the UAE will be moving into new building by spring of 2012.

There is a need for general help to facilitate the move into the new building. There will be opportunity for people who are able to give tours, move items, and help staff set up. Specific needs are for someone able to assist with the area of hospital IT and the biomedical engineering department.

This opportunity would be suitable for individuals and/or teams aged 15 years and up. Those under 18 must be accompanied by parents. Airfare and travel expenses will need to be raised. Oasis Hospital will provide housing.

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.

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 God’s 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.

Exhibit designer/curator

West Asia / Other / 1-11 months, 12-23 months / Job ID: 1553

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 God’s word in their own language. Their translation policy ensures translation guidelines acceptable to the Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Churches.

The exhibit designer/curator will help to design an exhibit for the 200th anniversary of the organization. Using historical archives, modern technology, and an awareness of audience, the designer will work for 1 year with the Director to plan and implement a display of the organization’s past and present, pointing to the future. In 2020, the exhibit will travel, and later be a permanent display in the headquarters.

A person with a heart for integrating their skills in exhibit design and curation 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.

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.