posted on September 1, 2021

CAMA: EXPAND AND CREATE LOCAL BUSINESSES IN CAMBODIA

CAMA is looking for someone to mentor locals as they build small businesses in Cambodia.

Position Type

  • CAMA worker
  • Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
  • Single or couple

Moringa For Health (MFH) is a registered nongovernmental organization (NGO) with the desire to use their profits with matching grants to help marginalized people create income through small businesses. The successful applicant(s) will work alongside MFH local staff, learning from them and training them so they can improve MFH sales and marketing strategies and teach basic business principles. You will walk alongside three-five small business start-ups that empower local people.

Responsibilities:

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics:

Timeline for Deployment:

Summer 2022
Once appointed and fund-raising and other qualifications are met, the appointee is required to attend a cross-cultural and language acquisition program and Pre-Field Orientation prior to deploying.

General Information:

World Factbook—Cambodia

The Joshua Project—Cambodia

With a population of 200,000, Battambang is the third-largest city in Cambodia. While it has modern conveniences, it has a small-town atmosphere. A range of housing options—from modern to local—are available. There is electricity, running water, restaurant chains, and a great variety of local restaurants. The people are friendly and have a welcoming posture toward foreigners.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. Those who do not know the language will receive one month of full-time conversational Khmer language study followed by ongoing half-time language and cultural acquisition for one year while working alongside the Khmer MFH staff. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the local language at a functional level in order to mentor, teach, and train others.

Health Considerations:

There are adequate local private hospitals. For major medical issues or illnesses, traveling three hours to Thailand is usually recommended.

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’s needs, etc.

Children’s Educational Plan and Options:

Local private schools and homeschooling provide viable options for elementary students. For high school-age children, there are international boarding schools in Thailand or Malaysia.

Compensation

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 and family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fund-raising is available.

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.

Questions?

Please write Pat Altemose at [email protected]

Whole-Life Health

CAMA Services is the relief and development specialization of Alliance Missions. As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which we are committed to model and reflect 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.

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