Bongolo Hospital Project Manager

The project manager, in coordination with the maintenance team, will oversee new and ongoing construction projects.

Posted on December 29, 2017

Gabon - Bongolo

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Position Type

The Bongolo Hospital campus includes 158 beds for patients and housing for expatriate, national, and visiting staff. The project manager, in coordination with the maintenance team, will oversee new and ongoing construction projects. This  role requires long-range planning based on the master plan for the station and hospital complex, communication with North American engineers and technical specialists, and onsite oversight of visiting and local construction teams. This role is vital to the continued health and growth of Bongolo Hospital’s dynamic ministry, which impacts medical care and disciplemaking in Gabon and across Africa.

Required Qualifications:

  • Administrative giftings
  • Postive experience in management
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Completion of the World Perspectives Mission course or equivalent
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 40

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Commitment to a healthy lifestyle
  • Biblical alignment
  • Desire to maintain unity and integrity in a team and with ministry partners
  • Compassion for the poor, the sick, the hungry, and the disenfranchised
  • Desire to disciple faithful men and women

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Facilities management training such as commercial or residential rental housing
  • Previous cross-cultural living experience
  • Construction experience

Responsibilities:

  • Long-range planning based on the hospital and station’s master plan
  • Communication with North American engineers and technical specialists as needed
  • Oversight of building construction projects
  • While this position does not typically involve maintenance responsibilities, the project manager will be expected to work closely with the director of maintenance and assist with maintenance needs upon his request

Timeline for Deployment:

Late summer 2019. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

CIA World Factbook—Gabon

Work and Living Environment:

The mission station is located about three miles from a town of 5,000 people, where there is a fuel station, a market, multiple shops, and one convenience-type chain store). For the most part, food can be purchased locally. A vehicle isn’t required, but it is suggested for ease of shopping and ministry activities offsiteThe mission station includes both the hospital and about 20 housing units. The hospital is located no more than two-thirds of a mile from the housing units. All expat personnel live on the mission station along with PAACS (www.paacs.net) residents, other upper-level hospital administrators, and medical staff. Bongolo Hospital is a 158-bed hospital where 1,600 surgical procedures and an additional 600 ophthalmologic procedures are performed annually.  More than 40,000 outpatients are seen each year. Over 1,000 people per year make a profession of faith in Christ through Bongolo Hospital’s  ministries. .

Status of Christian Witness:

The Joshua Project—Gabon

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. International workers (IWs) receive one year of intensive language and cultural study followed by a year of half-time language study done in the context of ministry. The goal will be to speak, read, and write in order to share the good news of Jesus. Our IWs typically receive one full year of French language training in Albertville, France, prior to coming to Gabon.

Health Considerations:

Gabon is relatively hot and humid, so good health is important. Bongolo Hospital does have a number of capable physicians and a well-stocked pharmacy.

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

In the setting of Bongolo Hospital, there are many jobs and not enough staff. Additionally, many missionaries cover responsibilities outside their giftedness and training because of necessity. This is true in the medical arena as well as in administering  the mission and hospital. Imagine a small town and what it takes to run its infrastructure. That is what is needed, so practically anyone can find a job at Bongolo.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

There has often been a teacher present at Bongolo to help with homeschooling, and this could be an option for the future based on team members’ needs and desires. . Boarding school options can also be explored.

Compensation:

This position is designated to be funded through the Great Commission Fund (GCF). We offer compensation for this position, covering costs related to a monthly living allowance, housing, travel, children’s education, and full benefits. Please visit our compensation page for details on how U.S. Alliance international workers are supported. GCF-funded workers share responsibility for raising GCF dollars through Alliance churches and other sources.

Whole-Life Health:

The C&MA is an evangelical denomination committed to planting churches both in the United States and internationally. Due to the nature of this ministry opportunity, some of the required qualifications include optimal emotional, physical, and spiritual 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 Amy Roedding at roeddinga@cmalliance.org.

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