Guinea: Community Development Worker in Rural Guinea
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Join the community development work of a new CAMA initiative that will reach Guinea’s rural poor and those who have had little access to the gospel.
• CAMA worker
• Single or couple
• Partially funded (required to raise partial support)
• Ordination not required
• A recognized bachelor’s degree
• Completion of Missions Perspectives course or equivalent
• Completion of Alliance Polity course
Biblical Characteristics Desired:
• Ability to articulate personal conversion and call to ministry of the gospel
• Demonstrated heart for the poor and marginalized (Micah 6:8)
• Theological alignment with The Alliance
• Demonstrated flexibility and grace in conflict
• Bachelor’s or graduate level degree in community development
• Agriculture training or experience
• Being a “jack of all trades” would be useful
• Work with village-based efforts to provide training in a skill that can impact the population through a needed service. Services could be in fields such as agriculture, animal husbandry, small business, fisheries, providing clean water, welding, etc.
• Facilitate short-term visitors’ involvement in the ministries facilitating their exposure to development concepts
• Develop and implement new programs based on needs
• Communicate regularly with supporters
Timeline for deployment:
CIA World Factbook—Guinea
Work and Living Environment:
Housing accommodations will be determined soon. The primary work location is in the Fouta Djallon area of Guinea.
Status of Christian Witness:
Language is an essential part of ministry. CAMA international workers will receive one year of French language study in Albertville, France followed by possibly the study of the local language, depending on length of service.
Some healthcare options are available. Surgeries need to be done outside of the country.
Expectations for Spouse:
Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, abilities, and training, as well as the needs of the team. The spouse’s family commitments also play a role in determining the expectations for the spouse.
Children’s Educational Plan and Options:
Homeschooling is a viable option, as well as Dakar Academy (K–12), which offers boarding options for the sixth grade level and above.
You will receive a full compensation package with the expectation that, once appointed, efforts will be made to raise a portion of support costs through the applicant’s network of friends and family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fundraising is available.
CAMA Services is the relief and development arm of The Alliance. As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which we are committed to model and reflect through our work. Due to this commitment, part of the required qualifications includes optimal emotional, spiritual and physical health. These will be assessed as you move forward in the application process.
Applicants should be aware that serving in the international world often requires a higher degree of grace and flexibility. For example, overseas teams can be suddenly and unexpectedly impacted by illness, government decisions, financial realities, team changes, or other factors beyond the team’s control. The challenge for applicants is that these factors can sometimes necessitate the sudden redefining of a position, which may take place before, during, or after the application/interview process has begun or is completed.
Please contact Pat Altemose at email@example.com.Apply