CAMA: Empowering Women in Rural Guinea

Join the community development work of a new CAMA initiative to reach Guinea’s rural poor who have had little access to the gospel, through focusing on women.

Posted on January 30, 2020

Guinea

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Position Type

  • CAMA worker
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

Join a new CAMA initiative to reach Guinea’s rural poor, especially women, who have had little access to the gospel. The successful applicant(s) will work with the Guinea Agro-Pastoral (GAP) team, currently based out of Conakry.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with local leaders to develop and launch programs that focus on women, especially those at risk
  • Research and implement new programs based on need
  • Collaborate with various partner organizations already involved with the GAP program

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or graduate-level degree in community development

Biblical Characteristics:

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

Timeline for deployment:

Summer 2021. Once appointed and fund-raising 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:

World Factbook—Guinea
The Joshua Project—Guinea

You will be based in Conakry initially until a program is established. The primary work location will be in Guinea’s Fouta Djallon region.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. For those who do not know the language, one year of French language study in Albertville, France, is required. Depending on length of service, study of the local language will follow.

Health Considerations:

Some health-care options are available. Surgeries need to be done outside the country.

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’s needs, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Homeschooling is a viable option, with a home-school library and resource center available in Conakry. Dakar Academy (K–12) offers boarding options for sixth through twelfth grade.

Compensation

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 and family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fund-raising 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 biblical holism, which we are committed to model and reflect 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:

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.

Questions?

Please write Pat Altemose at cama@camaservices.org.

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