HOPE International

Spiritual Integration Specialist

Africa
2 weeks ago
ID
2017-1185
Category
Other
End Date
12/22/2017

Overview

The Spiritual Integration Specialist is responsible to invest in the Christ-centered and discipleship culture of HOPE, provide strategy and implementation support for HOPE’s current spiritual integration (SI) efforts, assistance in improving all aspects of SI at HOPE.

Responsibilities

Spiritual Integration Strategy and Implementation

Work with the Director of Spiritual Integration and field staff on developing best practices for serving the local church within the MFI and SCA models

 

Assist in the ongoing improvement and refinement of SI models for group lending, individual lending, and savings and credit associations

 

Work with field leaders and the operations team to ensure holistic annual planning, monitoring, and evaluation

 

Work with the Director of Spiritual Integration, Senior Director of MFI, Senior Director of SCA, and field leaders to develop client/member protection policies suitable for HOPE’s MFI and SCA networks.

 

Support programs in implementing approved client/member protection policies

 

   Oversee the regular evaluation of client/member protection policy implementation

 

Spiritual Formation and Discipleship

Assist in spiritual leadership for HOPE DSU-Kigali staff

 

Nurture the organization’s culture of Christ-centeredness by modeling discipleship and coordinating HOPE’s spiritual formation efforts (devotions, staff prayer, Faith in Practice, prayer days, etc.) as needed

Invest in intentional personal discipleship with members of the team as the Holy Spirit leads

 

Offer informal listening, counseling, and prayer to employees as needed  

 

Lateral Learning & Research

Liaise and coordinate with external resources (such as missiologists, students, and others) to share, learn, and evaluate sound transformation practices

 

Proactively research selected topics, potential partner organizations, tools, and training that may be beneficial to international programs

 

Promote lateral learning among HOPE staff and other stakeholders regarding best practices for discipleship of staff and clients

 

Collect and disseminate useful tools, resources, and practices to colleagues

General

Manage other specific projects as assigned by the Director of Spiritual

Integration

 

Provide administrative support for the Director of Spiritual Integration

 

Travel as needed (up to 75 nights per year) to the countries where HOPE operates

Qualifications

Personal confession of Christian faith and commitment to the mission and vision of HOPE International

 

Experience and passion for spiritual formation and disciple making

 

Minimum 5-years of experience in Christ-centered international development and missions

 

Minimum 5-years of experience living and working on the African continent

 

Experience building and maintaining relationships with church leaders of diverse denominational backgrounds

 

Evident love for people and desire to be relational while accomplishing tasks

 

Demonstrated servant leadership

 

Highly developed implementation skills and attention to detail

 

Advanced written and verbal proficiency in English required. Advanced written and oral proficiency in French preferred.

 

Proficiency in other additional languages preferred.

 

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook) and demonstrated ability to learn new systems

 

Strong organizational skills, including effective time management and prioritization of competing demands/multiple deadlines

 

Ability to conduct high-level research and think strategically

 

Ability to handle fast-paced and dynamic work environment

 

Ability to take initiative and work independently

 

Ability to connect confidently with a variety of stakeholders

 

Ability and experience in effective cross-cultural communication and collaboration

 

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, economics, business, or related field

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