NGO Directors in Central Asia

Looking for a second-career couple who have NGO experience.

Posted on April 17, 2019

North and Central Asia

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Position Type

  • International worker—vocational track
  • Lead and administer local NGO
  • Creative Access
  • Funded
  • Couple only

If you are servant-hearted and flexible, love building relationships with government officials, visionary, enjoy administration, love a challenge and are a life-long learner, hospitable, then we would love to talk to you. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in NGO/Non-profit international work
  • Completion of Alliance Polity course
  • Completion of the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course or equivalent
  • A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 40
  • Demonstrated positive ministry involvement in local church

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

  • Christ-centered character
  • Spirit-empowered ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Commitment to a healthy lifestyle
  • Biblical alignment
  • Christ-Centered Character
  • Joy and perseverance
  • Servant heart

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applicants who meet IM clergy qualifications may be preferred
  • Good health




Timeline for Deployment:

Summer/Fall 2020. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

This mountainous, Central Asian country is among the poorest in the region. Only 3,000 believers comprise its population of about 8 million, most of whom subscribe to the majority religion.  Religious sentiment is largely nominal, yet closely intertwined with national and traditional identity.

Work and Living Environment:

Team members will live in an urban environment and likely spend a good amount of time in an office. 

Status of Christian Witness:

Most believers live in the two larger cities in the country. Most believers in legally registered churches teach and worship in Russian rather than the local language.  The vast majority of the population need people to relate to them through their mother tongue and to be able to communicate the gospel in the same way.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. For those who do not have the language, they will attend language study. International workers (IWs) receive two years of intensive language and cultural study. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.

Language is an essential part of ministry. International workers receive two years of intensive language and cultural study that is mainly self-driven because of the lack of language schools. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others. Our workers have stayed with host families for the first three months on the field in order to be immersed in the language. We also have a required language program. By the end of two years, the team member will be able to lead Bible studies, share the gospel, and tell Bible stories in the language.

Health Considerations:

Health care is severely limited.  Those with complex and/or chronic conditions will face great difficulty.

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.


Children’s Educational Plan and Options:



This position is designated to be funded through the Great Commission Fund (GCF). The Alliance compensates for this position, covering costs related to a monthly living allowance, housing, travel, children’s education, and full benefits. Please visit the compensation page for details on how U.S. Alliance IWs 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, part of the required qualifications include optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These are 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 has begun or is completed.


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