Djibouti is a unique context for life, work, and ministry. Djibouti lays at the crossroads of Asia and Africa. This multi-linguistic, multi-ethnic, blend of Muslims from the Horn of Africa has a strategic location along the entrance to the Red Sea and major shipping lanes. Being relatively peaceful in comparison with neighbors Somalia, Yemen, Eritrea, and Ethiopia, Djibouti has been able to make strides in economic and social development over the last 20 years.
Djibouti’s linguistic struggles are a primary area of development aid and partnership for this team. As a francophone country in the midst of economic partners who use English, employers, government, and development actors are looking to strengthen linguistic competence in English. This, together with the lack of quality educational institutions prompted the government to request the team to launch the International School of Djibouti (ISD) with assistance from a couple of other non-profits. ISD is the team's main project in the country and serves as a launching place for staff volunteers to make forays into other sectors of the population as well. One of the new endeavors by the staff is an entrepreneurial business program.
Applicants who join our team will be exposed to both work and ministry opportunities. Roles within ISD would include assisting children and families through counseling, guidance counseling or physical, speech, or occupational therapy.
Relevant Bachelor’s degree (or higher)
Passion for working in a pioneering context
Adaptability is a must
Good grip of spiritual disciplines
Teaching and counseling experience
If therapy: experience with physical, speech, or occupational therapy
If counseling: experience working with a variety or mental health and/or behavioral issues over a range of school-aged children