Djibouti is a unique context for life, work, and ministry. Djibouti lies 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 this team to launch the International School of Djibouti (ISD) with assistance from a couple of other non-profits. ISD is the 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 team is an entrepreneurial business program.
Applicants who join our team will be exposed to both work and ministry opportunities. You would oversee and manage school accounts, assist in onboarding new employees, and help in staff relations. Other roles could include school supplies procurement and assisting with HR/finance needs of other team projects within the country. You could also lead to training locals to perform similar duties for business growth and development purposes within other local enterprises.
You’ll receive training in development, language learning, culture, and cross-cultural ministry from our country leaders once in Djibouti, as well as extensive pre-field training.
Bachelor’s degree or higher – business, accounting, finance preferred
Passion for working in a pioneering context
Adaptability is a must
Good grip on spiritual disciplines