Compassion and Mercy Associates

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Kosovo: Director of New Career Development Center

Enhance the employability of people through a start-up career development center.

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Join the CAMA Kosovo team as they seek to enhance the employability of people who are underemployed and/or unemployed. You will oversee and manage all activities and operations of a start-up career development center. If you are motivated, have strong managerial skills, and have a call to followers of this country’s majority religion, this may be the team for you.

Position Type:

  • CAMA Worker
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Couple preferred

Required Qualifications:

  • Clear conversion and call to gospel ministry
  • A recognized bachelor’s degree in marketing/public relations
  • Previous experience directing/managing a workforce
  • Excellence in writing at a professional level
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Spouse must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of a Missions Perspectives course

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Cross cultural training and/or experience
  • Recent experience in directing and/or overseeing a successful career development center
  • Experience with human resources/career development
  • Previous experience in marketing

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a healthy, growing relationship with Christ
  • Attend and contribute to weekly team prayer meetings and other team events, including bi-monthly family meal times and monthly fun days/evenings
  • Maintain a good working relationship with team members
  • Attend weekly gatherings and foster relationships within the community
  • Regularly connect with the larger church through attending monthly prayer meetings
  • Create and oversee programs for enhancing workforce skills of those who come to the center
  • Manage national and volunteer staff, who will implement various programs
  • Communicate regularly with supporters

Timeline for deployment:

Fall 2018 for language study and enculturation

General Information:

Currently, the team is involved in business development, health-occupational therapy, mental health counseling, evangelism, teaching EFL, and more. For more information on Kosovo, visit CIA World Factbook.

Work and Living Environment:

Kosovo is a country of 1.8 million people, rich in history, with a number of interesting sites and activities to enjoy. Albanians are welcoming and easy to develop relationships with; crime is quite low.

Status of Christian Witness:

Kosovo is not a creative-access country and maintains freedom of religion. However, the nation’s majority religion has become increasingly radicalized. With a small population of evangelical Christians, sensitivity in public communications, including social media, is a must. Members of the majority religion hold firmly to their traditions quite, but most are religiously secular and open to discussing faith issues.

See more on the Joshua Project website.

Language Expectations:

Albanian is the national language. One year of formal language learning in Albanian is required with an additional year as needed.

Health Considerations:

Some local, private, pay-for-service clinics offer quality basic and emergency care. Private hospitals/clinics in the capital city, Pristina, provide quality care in nearly all specialties. Smoke allergies—a large percentage of Kosovars heat their homes with wood stoves. Additionally, though technically banned, smoking is allowed in most restaurants and coffee bars.

Expectations for Spouse:

Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, abilities, and training, the needs of the team, and as family commitments allow.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Educational options in Kosovo consist of: (1) local Albanian public schools—generally inadequate for proper learning, (2) homeschooling, (3) Black Forest Academy (Germany) for high-school-age children.

Compensation Package:

This is a partially funded position with the expectation that, once appointed, the applicant will make efforts to raise 75 percent of support costs through the network of friends and family, the local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fundraising is available.

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 write Pat Altemose at cama@camaservices.org.

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