CAMA Community Development Worker in Rural Guinea

Join the community development work of a new CAMA initiative that will reach Guinea’s rural poor and those who have had little access to the gospel.

Posted on June 29, 2018


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Position Type

  • CAMA worker
  • Single or couple
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Ordination not required

Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of Missions Perspectives course or equivalent
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 40 or higher

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Ability to articulate conversion and call to ministry of the gospel
  • Demonstrated heart for the poor and marginalized (Micah 6:8)
  • Theological alignment with The Alliance
  • Demonstrated flexibility and grace in conflict

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate level degree in community development
  • Agriculture training or experience
  • Being a “jack of all trades” would be useful


  • Work with village-based efforts to provide training in a skill that can impact the population through a needed service. Services could be in fields such as agriculture, animal husbandry, small business, fisheries, providing clean water, welding, etc.
  • Facilitate short-term visitors’ involvement in the ministries facilitating their exposure to development concepts
  • Develop and implement new programs based on needs
  • Communicate regularly with supporters

Timeline for deployment:

Summer 2020 for language study.

General Information:

CIA World Factbook—Guinea

Work and Living Environment:

Housing accommodations will be determined soon. The primary work location is in the Fouta Djallon area of Guinea.

Status of Christian Witness:

Joshua Project—Guinea

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. CAMA international workers will receive one year of French language study in Albertville, France, possibly followed by the study of the local language, depending on length of service.

Health Considerations:

Some healthcare options are available. Surgeries need to be done outside of the country.

Expectations for Spouse:

Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s giftings, 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:

Homeschooling is a viable option, as well as Dakar Academy (K–12), which offers boarding options for the sixth grade level and above. 

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 friends and family, the sending church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and coaching in fundraising is available.

Whole-Life Health:

CAMA Services is the relief and development arm of The Alliance. As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which we are committed to model and reflect through our work. Due to this commitment, part of the required qualifications include optimal emotional, spiritual and physical 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.


Please write Pat Altemose at

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