Compassion and Mercy Associates

Joining Hands to Reach a Hurting World

Guinea: Community Health and Development Worker in Guinea

Meet the needs of Guinea’s rural poor who have had little access to the gospel.

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Join the community development work of a new CAMA initiative to reach Guinea’s rural poor who have had little access to the gospel through health and community health education.

Position Type:

• CAMA worker
• Single or couple
• Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
• Ordination not required

Required Qualifications:

• A recognized bachelor’s degree
• Two years of training and experience in community health or medical work
• Completion of Missions Perspectives course
• 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

Preferred Qualifications:

• Graduate-level degree in community development or community health

Responsibilities:

• Work with local leaders to develop programs that focus on health and community health education
• Research and implement new programs based on need
• Communicate regularly with supporters

Timeline for deployment:
January 2019

General Information:
CIA World Factbook—Guinea

Work and Living Environment:
Housing accommodations will be determined soon. The primary work location is in Guinea’s Fouta Djallon region.

Status of Christian Witness:

Joshua Project—Guinea

Language Expectations:

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.

Health Considerations:

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 those in sixth grade and above.

Compensation Package:

This is a partially funded position with the expectation that the appointee(s) will raise 75 percent of support costs through their 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.

Whole-Life Health:

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. Because of 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.

Important Clarification:

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.

Questions?
Please contact Pat Altemose at cama@camaservices.org.

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