Serve as a Doctor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

This is an excellent opportunity for an Obstetrician/gynecologist to practice and teach as part of a team-based holistic ministry involving health care and church planting.

Posted on March 5, 2018


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Position Type

  • International Worker-Vocational Track
  • Medical Doctor in field of Ob/Gyn
  • Responsible for subscribing own support
  • Single or couple

Over 2,000 babies are delivered each year at the hospital. As a part of the medical team, this individual or couple would be expected to make a strong contribution in the Maternity ward in training residents and midwives, as well as relational outreach, discipleship, and leadership development in the hospital context.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A recognized medical degree (M.D.) in OB/Gyn with a minimum of two years’ experience
  • The spouse must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 40
  • Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course or equivalent
  • Ability and desire to teach and train
  • A team player with excellent relational skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and complete ministry tasks

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Healthy Living
  • Biblical alignment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience training anesthesia providers, especially in a third-world context
  • Experience in leadership in both work and ministry settings
  • Overseas living and ministry experience


  • In collaboration with Malian physicians and midwives – provide obstetrical care.
  • Active clinical practice, as well as teaching and training.
  • Gynecologic surgery.

Timeline for deployment:

Once appointed, fundraising begins. Release for ticketing once fundraising and other criteria is met. Anticipated deployment is summer 2017.

General Information:

Less than 2 percent of the population is evangelical in this West African nation that is consistently ranked one of the world’s poorest.

Work and Living Environment:

The town has a population of 200,000 and is approximately six hours from the capital.. Private homes with electricity and water supply are available throughout the community;Internet and phone service are also readily available. Small grocery stores supplement supplies found in the local market and in the capital city. A multifaceted team offers opportunities for many types of ministry; Missions organizations in the area provide additional avenues for friendship and work with other Westerners. The Hospital for Women and Children, along with its staff of international workers (IWs), provides more than adequate medical care.

Status of Christian Witness:

Despite a well-established national church, the evangelical population is less than 2 percent; however, several areas show increased openness to the gospel.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. International workers will receive one year of intensive French language study in a French-speaking environment. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a fluent level, in order to share the good news of Jesus. All team members are expected to achieve a level of proficiency in the French and Bambara language depending on their ministry. For this position, fluency in French and a good grasp of basic Bambara are necessary for an effective ministry.

Health Considerations:

The hospital has excellent medical care available.

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, the ages of the children, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

The team operates a homeschool co-op through which children of all ages can learn and study together. Although some families participate in just a portion of the co-op experience, a professional teacher with a masters’ degree in education is available to teach during the morning school sessions. Youth With A Mission (YWAM) administers a French-speaking school in town in which several families have enrolled their pre-school and/or elementary-aged students. Some international workers send their high-school-aged children to live in the dorm and attend Dakar Academy in Senegal. We will work with you to find the options that best suit your family.


This position is designated to be funded through the 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 from 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.


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