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Kosovo: Use EFL and Discipleship to Empower Young Adults

Bringing hope through teaching EFL.

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Join the CAMA team in bringing hope through discipling and teaching EFL at The Bridge, CAMA Kosovo’s new community resource center.

Position Type:

• EFL teacher
• Partially funded (required to raise partial support)
• Couple or single

Responsibilities:

• Help run monthly community English activities
• Teach and lesson plan for a minimum of two classes/levels three times per week in the fall and spring semesters
• Help plan for and take part in English summer camps along with English Program Director
• Help host interns and/or short-term teams
• Participate in weekly gatherings with a local church body and foster relationships within the community

Required Qualifications:

• A recognized degree in TEFL/TESOL [or a certificate with experience on a case by case basis]
• Completion of World Perspectives Mission Course or other comparable mission courses
• Completion of Alliance Polity course
• A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 60 or higher
• Willingness to work in cooperation with the local team and its goals

Preferred Qualifications:

• Two or more years of teaching experience
• Cross-cultural training and/or experience

Biblical Characteristics:

• Ability to articulate personal conversion and call to the ministry of the gospel
• Ability to articulate the gospel to a seeker
• Demonstrated heart for the poor and marginalized (Micah 6:8)
• Theological alignment with The Alliance
• Demonstrated flexibility and grace in all aspects of life
• Vibrant spiritual life with consistent disciplines
• Ability to learn and recover from failure

General Information, living and working conditions, and status of Christian witness:

Summer 2020: Once appointed and fundraising and other qualifications are met, the appointee is required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information, living and working conditions, and status of Christian witness:

CIA World Factbook—Kosovo

Kosovo is a country of 1.8 million people rich in history. Albanians are extremely welcoming and easy to develop relationships with. Kosovo maintains freedom of religion, yet less than 0.1% percent of the population is evangelical Christian. Visit Joshua Project for more information about the peoples of Kosovo.

Currently, the team is involved in business development, health occupational therapy, mental health counseling, evangelism, teaching EFL, and more.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. For those who do not have the language, one year of formal language in Albanian is required with an additional year as necessary.

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. Dairy and gluten are significant parts of the most Kosovars’ diets. Those with food allegories should be aware.

Expectations for Spouse:

Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, training, and abilities, as well as the needs of the team. It is expected that both spouses will be meaningfully involved in meeting team objectives, depending on the nature of the family roles, children, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

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

Compensation Package:

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.

Whole-Life Health:

CAMA Services is the relief and development specialization of Alliance Missions. As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to modeling and reflecting biblical holism through our work. Because of this commitment, part of the required qualifications includes optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These will be assessed during 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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