posted on January 1, 2024
CAMA: Women’s Health Physician in Guinea
As part of the maternity services, this women’s health physician will work alongside the national staff. The applicant will take a key role in leading the maternity ward and other women’s health services along with the head midwife, national staff, and medical and administrative directors. The applicant will report to the medical and administrative directors.
- CAMA worker
- Health care
- Partially funded
- Single or couple
- Help lead the women health team at Hope Medical Center
- Develop and refine treatment protocols for women’s health
- Build positive relationships with the multicultural team
- Witness for Jesus out of the overflow of your personal relationship with Him
- 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
- Must be a Board-eligible or Board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist or family practice physician with advanced obstetrical certification or have surgical privileges at their current place of practice
- Have curiosity
- Be humble
- French language capacity
- Prior experience working in resource-limited settings
- 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:
As soon as possible.
The Hope Medical Center is in the heart of the rainforest region of Guinea. The Hope Medical Center team is now led by a national NGO with contacts and support from the Netherlands and the United States. The area has a growing national church, and the ministry of the Hope Medical Center draws people from all three of the most unreached people groups in Guinea. While the region is difficult to access, the second largest city in Guinea is 20 minutes away from the center. The climate is cooler than other regions of Guinea.
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.
Language learning will be decided on a case-by-case basis and will depend on personal and institutional factors.
You will work in a tropical rainforest with limited access to medications and emergency care. Therefore, those who require daily medication should have a plan to obtain those medicines.
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.
We expect couples to prioritize their relationship with God and each other, as a healthy marriage is a powerful testimony. The spouse can seek many different ministry opportunities as time allows.
Children’s Educational Plan and Options:
This will be decided on a case-by-case basis depending on the education needs of the children and shared goals of parents and children.
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].