Middle East: Improve Holistic Health for Women

Enhance the physical, emotional, and relational health of women in a local city

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Many women in this Middle Eastern coastal city are living away from the networks of family and community. This distance increases loneliness and the risk of poor physical and mental health as well as the risk of gender-based violence (GBV). The goal of the center-based women’s holistic health project is to improve the health of women in our city—physically, emotionally, and relationally.

Position Type:

  • CAMA worker 
  • Community wellness/advocacy, education, health care 
  • Partially funded 
  • Creative-access country (CAC) 
  • Single or couple 


  • Facilitate restorative fitness classes
  • Facilitate community/family health training
  • Lead group reflective times
  • Nurture a safe environment
  • Work with local and international team to meet the goals of the program

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or degrees in counseling, nursing, public health, or social work
  • Experience leading and/or a certification in yoga, Pilates, or something similar

Biblical Characteristics:

  • Ability to articulate personal conversion and call to gospel ministry
  • 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 practice of spiritual disciplines
  • Ability to learn and recover from failure

Timeline for Deployment:

Summer/fall of 2025. 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:

This position is based in a seaside town of nearly 100,000 people, most of whom are familiar with the established center. Residential areas are more primitive. However, due to a thriving tourism industry, several amenities are available to escape daily stresses, as well as Western fast-food chains and upscale restaurants. The successful applicant(s) should be prepared for a desert climate with little to no rainfall and dry, unrelenting heat during the four months of summer when temperatures commonly reach 120ºF. During the rest of the year, the weather is pleasant. Dress varies, and most women of the majority faith wear head coverings. Many locals and expatriates wear conservative, Western apparel. Conversion from the predominant belief system to Christianity is illegal. Therefore, workers need to be discerning when openly discussing their faith. Nonetheless, religion is a consistent conversation topic. Opportunities to authentically share the good news in word and deed within the context of relationships are frequent.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will attend a language study program. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.

Language study will be done on location with a few scheduled stays in the capital to supplement.

Health Considerations:

There are three hospitals in town that serve basic needs. The capital is four hours away by car and has world-class health care.

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 ministry objectives depending on the nature of family roles, children, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

The city has a growing international K–12 school with a strong British curriculum and several expatriate teachers. Instruction is given in English. It should be noted that 95 percent of the student body is local.

Compensation Package

The successful applicant(s) 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, family, 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

Applicant(s) 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.

Whole-Life Health

CAMA Services is the relief and development specialized structure of Alliance Missions. As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which is modeled and reflected through our work. Due to this commitment, part of the required qualifications includes optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These will be assessed during the application process.