posted on January 1, 2024

aXcess: Business Developer—Empower Young Professionals in Africa 

Be a part of an innovative team providing gospel access to unengaged communities. As a business developer, you will play a pivotal role in fostering the growth and development of young professionals within our community. Your responsibilities will include creating and implementing strategies to empower and support the career aspirations of these individuals, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the business world. Join us in making a positive impact and shaping the future of our community through professional development.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Vocational Track or Clergy Track 
  • Business, business development, church planting, community center, community development (rural), community development (urban), discipleship, education, evangelism 
  • Partially funded 
  • Creative-access country (CAC) 
  • Single or couple 


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: 

This country has many business opportunities across various sectors, including tourism, manufacturing, agriculture, services, and technology. Its strategic location and well-developed infrastructure make it an attractive destination for both local and foreign businesses. Quality health care, education, and a diverse range of amenities make this an attractive African nation. However, many locals are frustrated with high unemployment rates and limited job opportunities in certain regions. This is a nation that desperately needs hope. The local church is still small and weak. Outside the capital city, there are very few believers meeting together. 

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. 

After a year of French studies in France, international workers will receive two years of intensive local language and cultural study in country. The goal will be to speak and understand the local Arabic dialect at a level that allows investment into people’s lives. 

Health Considerations: 

Private clinics offer most services that are used in America at a reasonable cost. Malaria is not an issue. Most medications found in the U.S. can be obtained at the local pharmacy. While medical services are good, those with special health considerations should contact IPO before applying. 

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: 

There are several local and international schools available for education in French or the local language, as well as a few English or bilingual options in some areas. 

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.


Please email the IPO office at [email protected].

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