North Africa: Join a Business Initiative Assisting At-Risk Women

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Help establish and operate a hospitality business such as a café or bakery to train and employ at-risk women and those coming out of exploitation. You will collaborate with an existing multicultural team in the city to shine the light of the gospel in the darkness.

Position Type:

  • CAMA worker
  • Creative-access location
  • Partially funded
  • Single woman or couple


  • Partner with a business initiative
  • Train and supervise at-risk and exploited women employed in the business
  • Be involved in evangelism and mentoring
  • Successfully complete Arabic language study

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of Perspectives Mission course or other comparable mission course
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 80

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in working with at-risk and exploited women
  • Experience in running a business, preferably in the hospitality industry

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 2023 or earlier. 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:

Work is based in an urban area in a North African country. The city has a population of approximately 1.5 million people. The government is stable. Despite some economic growth in the country, poverty, unemployment, and illiteracy rates remain high.

While there is a stated civil tolerance of other religions, familial and cultural persecution, as well as more rarely, government persecution, follows conversion. Less than 0.1 percent of this country are believers. Most of this growth is seen in other regions of the country, whereas the city has remained largely resistant to the gospel.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. Because Arabic is a difficult language to learn, the applicant will complete two full years of full-time language study. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level. French also is helpful in this context but is not required.

Health Considerations:

There is adequate medical care in the city. However, travel to Europe for major procedures is recommended.

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:

There are several options for schooling within the city. Private French schools and an American school are available. Homeschooling is also an option.

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.

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.

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 impacted suddenly and unexpectedly by illness, government decisions, financial realities, team changes, or other factors beyond the team’s control. The challenge for applicants is that these factors sometimes can 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