May 14, 2013

Volunteer Job Opportunity in Zambia

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Are you passionate about serving in an international setting, learning about and engaging with another culture?

EduDeo Ministries is looking for a Canadian individual or couple to serve in Zambia as mentors for our partner, CCAP Education Department. This position will work with and mentor CCAP staff in financial management, administration and implementing Biblical worldview into education. Past international experience is an asset and applicants should have an attitude of humble service and be open to living in a developing country.

This is a volunteer position, with some fundraising required and some support by EduDeo provided. The timeframe for this position is flexible, with the possibility of beginning by September/October 2013 or later for a term of service anywhere from 4 months to a year.

To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to Tim Bootsma (tbootsma@edudeo.com) before July 1, 2013.  You also may direct any further questions to him.

Job Description – CCAP Partner Mentor (Volunteer Position)

Role:  To provide high-quality, financial, administrative and educational mentorship to EduDeo Ministries’ partner, the CCAP Education Department.

Goal: Responding to the CCAP Education Department’s request and desire to enhance its transparency and effectiveness, EduDeo Ministries desires to place a Canadian (individual or couple) volunteer(s) in Lundazi, Zambia to develop an understanding of the ongoing operations of the partner and facilitate greater capacity, effectiveness and understanding of financial management, organizational administration and Biblical worldview in education. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be attentive to and learn the dominant culture and some basic greetings in the local language;
  • Come to an understanding of the operational documents, culture and structure of the CCAP Education Department;
  • Through dialogue, training and facilitation, help the CCAP develop greater ability to:
    • Track financial expenditures and produce accurate financial reports;
    • More effectively administer the department;
    • Understand and encourage integration of Biblical worldview within CCAP schools;
  • Interact with schools, teachers, students and community members to gather stories and pictures of impact and transformation for local and international promotion of CCAP;
  • Interact with HANDS teams (when present) to bridge the cultural divide and help members understand the larger work of CCAP;
  • Report back to EduDeo and give thanks to their own supporting community.

Expectations of Conduct:

  • Serve humbly as a mature Christian in God’s Kingdom for His Glory;
  • Work as a team with partner staff, desiring to see others grow in their abilities;
  • Be passionate and promote EduDeo Ministries, CCAP Education Department and the schools;
  • Live safely and effectively in a developing nation and tropical climate with limited health services;
  • Be compassionate and respectful of others and other cultures;
  • Be proactive and work with minimal supervision in ambiguous situations;
  • Be flexible, adaptable and able to view life with a sense of humor;
  • Serve with a spirit of cooperation and a willingness of heart.

Reporting Structure: The volunteer(s) will collaborate and work together with the CCAP Education Secretary, Rev. Peter Chipeta, and will report to Tim Bootsma, EduDeo Ministries’ International Partnerships Director.

Comments:

Mark H
May 15, 2013 at 8:56 pm

What a great opportunity, such a blessing for the people in Zambia, in Canada and for the ongoing growth and strengthening of The Lords work and word. I will keep this volunteer opportunity in my prayers

Kyle Boersema
May 21, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Absolutely! What an amazing opportunity to serve in such a wonderful place! Its awesome seeing what God is doing in Zambia! Praying for my brothers and sisters there and this volunteer opportunity!

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