posted on September 1, 2021

CAMA: MODEL COMPASSION AND HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT IN AN URBAN CENTER

Join a multicultural team engaging in holistic community development in the capital of Indonesia.

Position Type

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

More than half of Indonesia’s 240 million people are crowded into urban centers. For many, the dream of jobs and opportunities is lost in unemployment, poverty, and despair. The team is seeking a compassionate, justice-driven single or couple to model contextualized holistic development in Jakarta. This applicant will also train and support Indonesian counterparts—including Kemah Peduli, the new social foundation of the Gereja Kemah Injil Indonesia, The Alliance in Indonesia. The goal will be to increase vision and capacity to more effectively implement transformational community development strategies.

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—Indonesia
The Joshua Project—Indonesia

You will live in Jakarta, a city with many Western amenities. They will serve with at least one national couple and be part of a larger network of ex-pat and national workers. About 30 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. For those who do not know the language, one year of intensive language study is required, followed by on-the-field language and cultural acquisition studies.

Health Considerations:

Jakarta has quality healthcare facilities, as do other large cities in Indonesia. Well-trained doctors and most medications are readily available. Serious health issues are usually handled in Jakarta or Singapore.

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 Options:

Local private schools, international Christian schools, and homeschooling are viable options.

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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