posted on January 12, 2022

CAMA: Head of the Midwives and Delivery Room at Hope Medical Center in Guinea

As the head midwife, you will train, guide, and work alongside the national staff under the direction of the Ob/Gyn doctor. You will have a leading role in running the delivery room and prenatal care. You will also be involved in training new midwives at Hope’s nursing school.

As the head midwife, you will train, guide, and work alongside the national staff under the direction of the Ob/Gyn doctor. You will have a leading role in running the delivery room and prenatal care. You will also be involved in training new midwives at Hope’s nursing school.

Responsibilities:

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Biblical Characteristics Desired:

Timeline for Deployment:

Summer/fall of 2024. Following appointment, and once fundraising goals 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:

Hope Medical Center started in 2003 as a small health post in the village of N’Zao. Since then, it has grown into a medical center with an outpatient clinic, surgical ward, wound care department, dental care, laboratory, pharmacy, and recently, opened a nursing school. In 2012, Hope’s leadership was transferred to national leadership. It is now ready to open a maternity ward.

This is a remote location without many entertainment options. You must be willing to work long hours.

CIA World Factbook – Guinea

Joshua Project – Guinea

Language Expectations:

Language is an essential part of ministry. If not already a fluent French speaker, the successful applicants will receive one year of intense French language study followed by ongoing language and cultural acquisition. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level to mentor, teach, and train others.

Health Considerations:

If the applicants have any health issues, it is important to know if medication will be easily available in the country.

While The Alliance does not require vaccinations, appointed workers should be prepared to receive vaccinations necessary for entry or residence in their new country.

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:

Homeschooling is a viable option with a homeschool library and resource center available in Conakry. Dakar Academy (K-12) offers boarding options for sixth through twelfth grade.

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.

Important 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 Lisa Ramsey at [email protected]

Whole-Life Health

CAMA Services is the relief and development specialized structure of Alliance Missions. 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.

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