posted on January 1, 2024

aXcess: Opening Doors by Teaching Medical Staff English in Africa 

Medical staff in this country desire to learn English as a second language. This position entails forming relationships with medical staff by teaching them English. The ideal candidate will be passionate about forming relationships with medical staff, not only through teaching English, but also through practicing hospitality and engaging in cultural events. Candidates with some connection to the medical field are ideal, particularly with goals of teaching medical vocabulary and phrases common within the medical field in English.

Position Type

  • International worker (IW)–aXcess–Vocational Track 
  • Church planting, discipleship, education, medical 
  • Partially funded 
  • Creative-access country (CAC) 
  • Single or couple 


Required 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: 

We are situated in a large urban environment with many stores and shops available. Power and water are available through the public system. There are infrequent power cuts for short durations. Appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, air conditioners, and smaller kitchen appliances are readily available here. Currently, there is little to almost no Kingdom presence with the majority population. While it may exist, we do not know of any groups of believers in the majority population. The city is located along the coast in between desert and coastal climates. 

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. 

International workers will be expected to complete a year of formal French training in a language school. After this is completed, they will complete two years of intensive language and culture study in the local Arabic dialect. 

Health Considerations: 

There are some local health clinics and hospitals within the city; however, the quality of care is not on par with what one would expect in a developed country. For example, most international workers leave the country to deliver their babies safely elsewhere. Some medications are available at local pharmacies. 

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 good international and French schools available in the city. Families have also enjoyed home schooling and participating in home-school co-ops. The team already includes several children, and they are more than willing to discuss educational options that would fit the candidate’s needs. 

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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