posted on January 1, 2024

aXcess: Business Agent and National Administrator in Senegal 

Opportunities to serve alongside local believers and develop projects that create gospel access to a 99.9 percent unreached people group have increased the administrative load on aXcess personnel in Senegal. You will be responsible for project administration, government regulations, customs, etc. This role will be combined with an administrative, and possibly coaching, position at a ministry center, a project providing business and leadership training to CEOs of small- and medium-sized businesses. You will be part of an international team of medical, business, and CP profiled people, using professional skills to create gospel access to fuel a CP movement among an unreached people group.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Vocational Track or Clergy Track 
  • Business development, discipleship, evangelism, administration 
  • Partially funded 
  • Single or couple 

Responsibilities: 

Required Qualifications: 

Clergy Track 

Vocational Track 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Biblical Characteristics Desired: 

Timeline for Deployment: 

Summer/fall 2025. All appointees are required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and pre-field course/experience prior to deploying. 

General Information: 

The capital is a major urban area that often defies expectations of life in Africa. The weather is cooler much of the year, beaches abound, modern supermarkets and goods are available, and there are lots of options for eating out. On the flip side, many find it harder to build relationships and battling traffic is always an issue. Dress is more conservative, especially for women. The team will provide support during the process of cultural learning and facilitate new relationships and ministry encounters. 

World Factbook – Senegal 
Joshua Project – Senegal 

Language Expectations: 

Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will attend a language study program. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others. 

Fluent French (MLAT 40; level B2) is required to communicate with local partners and institutions. Learning the basics of the local language is highly recommended for daily life and outreach. French will be learned in France; a 6–12-month period of local language and culture orientation will be scheduled at arrival in country. 

Health Considerations: 

The capital city has a milder climate (77–95ºF) than interior regions, though it does experience high temperatures and humidity from August through October. There are high levels of air pollution at times, which can affect those with respiratory issues. High quality health-care institutions are present in the capital. 

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. 

The ministry center provides several opportunities for spouse’s involvement, but also other team activities would provide opportunities to serve. This includes discipleship, professional development, and medical ministry. 

Children’s Educational Plan and Options: 

You will be living in the capital where several good schooling options exist. Some team members’ children attend private bilingual French schools that use the French system. Most of the children’s classmates are the children of people from around Africa and Europe, as well as local children. Other team members’ children attend a Christian international pre-K–12 school following the American system with all courses in English and taught mostly by Americans, as well as some foreign English speakers. The latter has two locations in the capital (one offers boarding) and one location about one hour outside of the capital. 

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 the applicant’s network of friends, family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fundraising is available.

Whole-Life Health

As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which is modeled and reflected 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.

Importance Clarification

Applicant(s) 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.

Questions?

Please email the IPO office at [email protected].

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