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.

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.

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 partners 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 not 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.

Illustrator

West Asia / Other / 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1503

A publishing house and ministry for children produces books, magazines, Sunday School lessons, and camp lesson booklets for children, runs camps and programs, and has a vision for developing the church in the long term in this 99.9% Muslim country by reaching and discipling the next generation.

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.

Volunteers for Asylum work

Arab World / Other / 1-11 months, 12-23 months, 2+ years / Job ID: 1188

We are a group of volunteers who assist refugees with asylum / resettlement procedures. We assist refugees free of charge with filling in their forms for resettlement. We are also involved in assisting a foreign Embassy in the first stage of resettling women survivors of abduction.

We need volunteers to help us with Asylum Procedures starting with interviewing Iraqi and Syrian refugees. The information gathered is then typed into forms and submitted to the relevant Embassy or sponsors in the country of resettlement.

Anyone who can work in a team, has a compassion for refugees and is willing to do a lot of paper work. The person needs to be able to get a comprehensive story from the refugee and write up these stories for the application form.

Boarding Parents

South Asia / Other / 12-23 months / Job ID: 242

This small boarding school supports the educational needs of expatriate families serving in this and neighboring countries. Curriculum and methods are based on the American and European systems.

There is an urgent need for boarding parent/s for Elementary (Grades 4-6), and Junior High School girls’ house parent/s, starting August 2019.

The qualified person/s would have excellent pastoral care skills with high expectations of learning and behaviour, and the gifts to care for children away from their parents and provide a loving environment for them to grow.

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.