posted on January 1, 2024
CAMA: Teacher for TCKs in Guinea
Are you a teacher or someone who loves children and investing in and empowering them? Do you want to join a team passionate about reaching those with no access to the gospel? Are you interested in community development? Join the CAMA Guinea team as a teacher for CAMA staff children, kindergarten-8th grade. You will be responsible for teaching a variety of ages and grade levels, working alongside parents to meet the children’s educational needs. In a low-resource context, you will need to be creative and flexible.
- CAMA worker
- Partially funded
- Single or couple
- Prepare and present/teach lessons to children following a chosen curriculum
- Create a fun and interactive educational atmosphere for school for the children
- Communicate effectively with leadership and families to ensure educational needs are being met and are a good fit for each student
- Be willing to become an integral part of the CAMA Guinea team
- Invest in local ministry opportunities when possible, even if as a spectator to learn about the context, culture, language, etc.
- A recognized bachelor’s degree
- Completion of Alliance Polity course
- Completion of the World Perspectives Mission Course (minimum of certificate level) or equivalent
- A minimum Modern Language Aptitude Test (MLAT) score of 40
- Undergraduate degree in elementary education
- Teaching experience
- Ability to articulate personal conversion and call to gospel ministry
- Demonstrated heart for the poor and marginalized (Micah 6:8)
- Theological Alignment with The Alliance
- Demonstrated flexibility and grace in all aspects of life
- Vibrant spiritual life with consistent practice of spiritual disciplines
- Ability to learn and recover from failure
Timeline for Deployment:
Summer/fall of 2025. Once appointed and fundraising 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.
World Factbook – Guinea
Joshua Project – Guinea
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.
Since the candidate will be focused on teaching children in English, they will not need formal language prior to arriving. They are, however, encouraged to spend time in French and local language study.
Basic health services and medications are available, but Guinea lacks quality, comprehensive health care. Advanced diagnosis and treatment need to be obtained outside the country. Medical conditions requiring constant monitoring and control are difficult to maintain here. Malaria is a fact of life, so use of prophylaxis is strongly 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, etc.
If one spouse is teaching, the other can be involved in language study or local ministries alongside current team members.
Children’s Educational Plan and Options:
This role will be fulfilling the local educational needs of CAMA staff families, and therefore, your own children as well.
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.
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.
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 Lisa Ramsey at [email protected].