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.

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.

Varied positions

Asia, Other, 1-11 months, 12-23 months / Job ID: 1351

This organisation offers freedom through employment to women who are trapped in the sex trade and provides opportunity to women who are vulnerable to human trafficking through employment and social support.

Various positions are available including: Social Media Manager Product Designer and Visual Communications Designer. We are also looking for qualified people to work in Nursing Community Health Development Non-Profit Admin Social Work Education and Leadership Development.

We are looking for 6-month interns or 1-year fellows for all the positions national and overseas short-termers are both fine.

Marketing/ Product Development

Asia, Other, 1-11 months / Job ID: 1479

Poverty in the rural areas sees thousands move to the city in the hope of securing work. Most dont find the prosperous future they were longing for. Instead they are forced to live in substandard accommodation in poor areas of the city. With limited education no financial resources and an abundance of people willing to exploit their situation day-to-day living is a challenge. Our work focuses on empowering women from 3 local slum communities. Income generation through dignified employment is the cornerstone of our work.

The work we do is focused on empowering women. Women are taught skills (or utilise existing skills) to produce beautiful high-quality products. The income they earn helps them to become increasingly self-sufficient. Their confidence and self-esteem grow as they are empowered to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of those who depend on them. We are looking for someone to work in market development. This is a short-term position 3 months to 1 year.

We are looking for a person to explore new ideas options and possibilities for future product. We need to consider potential markets sustainability suitability for home-based production quality control ability of producers. This would be a research and development role hopefully getting several product options through to a production ready basis and ensure staff who would supervise production are trained.

Graphic designer

Asia, Other, 1-11 months / Job ID: 1480

Poverty in the rural areas sees thousands move to the city in the hope of securing work. Most dont find the prosperous future they were longing for. Instead they are forced to live in substandard accommodation in poor areas of the city. With limited education no financial resources and an abundance of people willing to exploit their situation day-to-day living is a challenge. Our work focuses on empowering women from 3 local slum communities. Income generation through dignified employment is the cornerstone of our work.

The work we do is focused on empowering women. Women are taught skills (or utilise existing skills) to produce beautiful high-quality products. The income they earn helps them to become increasingly self-sufficient. Their confidence and self-esteem grow as they are empowered to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of those who depend on them. We are looking for a Marketing / Graphic designer.

We are looking for specialists who can input into the development of the business particularly in the area of promotional material content writing photography social media and sales. The role would be to produce material and mentor staff to build capacity within the existing team.

Counsellor or Psychologist

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.

Alternative Energy Consultant

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.

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 ready 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.

English speaker

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 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.

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.