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Mission Priority Positions

Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ has identified priority positions for special funding. These mission priority positions have been received by Global Ministries from partner churches and church agencies and will be filled on the basis of a special fund raising project. These fully supported positions provide the missionary with a modest salary, health care, pension, housing and additional benefits related to educational benefits for children.

Africa

Democratic Republic of Congo: Medical doctor to serve with the Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo in rural areas with an ability to adapt to very limited, outdated or non-existent facilities. French or Lingala required. Four-year term.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Leadership and Economic Development Consultant to strengthen the capacity of leaders of the Disciples of Christ in Congo to rebuild their war ravaged rural areas. Candidate should be versed in strategic planning and management, and grant writing. French or Lingala required. Four-year term.

Ghana: Senior Lecturer/Professorto serve at the Evangelical Presbyterian University in Ghana.  Faculty are needed in Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Credit Management and Finance, Human Resource Management and Organization Development. Instruction is in English. Four-year term

Zimbabwe: Two medical doctors (MD) to serve with the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe responsible for health care of persons in surrounding communities. Candidates must be prepared to work in facilities that have been neglected while the country was under economic and political stress. Four-year term.

EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

China: Hospital management: This position would be at Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, founded by Disciples Missionary, Dr. William E. Macklin in 120 years ago.  This person should have hospital management and medical background to bring new ideas and advanced management skill to the hospital.  He or she also would work on capacity building to provide medical English training for medical doctors who either are going abroad to studies, or working on their medical research for international studies.   This would be a 3 or 4 year term.

China: Communications and outreach.  This position  would be to act as International Publicity Officer for the Amity Foundation in Nanjing.  The position would include raising awareness about Amity overseas with the publication of the quarterly newsletter, reports, the Amity Calendar and to improve and maintain the website.  The work would involve partnership with colleagues in Nanjing and Hong Kong to collect and translate news about the Christian community in China including the production and dissemination of English material about the work of Amity.

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN

Haiti: Medical doctor to serve as advisor for health care and the training of nurses with the National Spiritual Council of Churches in Haiti (CONASPEH).  Medical degree and license to practice medicine in the United States required.  Language training available. Four year term.

Hait: Disaster coordinator advisor and theological teacher for the National Spiritual Council of Churches in Haiti (CONASPEH).  Experience in the coordination of disaster response and/or pastoral ministry.  Language training available.  Four year term.

SOUTHERN ASIA

Indonesia: Consultant for medical ministry: This position will be twofold: first, to provide medical services as a physician with concentration on women's health, particularly maternity, and secondly, to plan and guide the medical ministry of the Evangelical Christian Church of Timor in ways that would educate and empower local congregations about health care and identify and train potential candidates who would be able to provide primary health care in rural settings. Medical degree and experience required. Four-year term.

Afghanistan: Position for rehabilitation specialist. This position would work with our partner on their community-based rehabilitation program. The Community Based Rehabilitation project seeks to help the lives of people with disabilities in their communities through education, livelihood assistance, and medical treatment. The Orthopedic and Physiotherapy Centre makes devices to assist people with orthopedic disabilities and provides physiotherapy treatment. Priority given to physiotherapists, speech therapists, or occupational therapists. Three year term.



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