Community Project Manager

Are you experienced in business training and coaching? Do you have community development experience? Can you encourage people as they start a business and form follow-up groups? These groups support and encourage each other and work together toward solutions to uplift the community economically. OM’s Micro enterprise business ministry is passionate about helping people transform, uplift and empower their communities through business. Help us renew hope and see lasting change in peoples’ lives.
2-3 Years
Full Time
As soon as possible
Responsibilities:
• Marketing & Developing relationships for training and/or economic development initiatives in new communities
• Organise training, identify, select, and equip community representatives to become small business trainers and/or community transformation group facilitators.
• Start and maintain community transformation groups.
• Manage the network of existing trainers and facilitators in your region and maintain a sense of community among your trainers and facilitators.
• Monitor & evaluate existing communities.
• Ministry involvement – with local team or church.
• All staff secure their own funding by private donations.

Requirements:
• Proven business acumen (business qualification and/or 5 years of working experience and/or have run their own business) and/or qualification or experience in Community Development.
• Passionate about empowering and uplifting others through business/entrepreneurship.
• Experience in managing people from diverse backgrounds and the ability to communicate effectively with trainers in various geographic locations using virtual channels of communication.
• Previous exposure to missions (at least one short term outreach or equivalent) and an in-depth understanding of Business as Mission.
• Willing to serve long term in (or close to) an UPG.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
• Able to use appropriate software used in OM for communication and people support

Live opportunities are unsalaried. Most people joining OM have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.

Interested?

OM in Belgium is looking for a Training Coordinator who can complete the work of establishing a Bible-school level study programme, develop the language learning programme, and help people to develop professional competences which are valuable in missions now, and will be valuable in their careers when and if they move out of full-time ministry.
Do you like to invest in people? Would you like to support members in their development and help them to reach their full potential?
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• Advice and support in crisis and conflict situations
• Cooperation and exchange with other people care personnel worldwide
• Regular updates and announcements of emergency procedures, complaint procedure, child protection regulation
• Maintaining contact with personnel in-country and abroad
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