Background

Emmanuel International has a longstanding partnership with the Anglican Diocese of Ruaha (DR) in Iringa in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. The IMARIKA Project (a Swahili word meaning “to be strengthened” that is also an acronym for “strengthening churches, livelihoods, and the environment”) is working with the Diocese of Ruaha to mobilize churches for improving livelihoods and restoring the environment. The project engages village churches to help think holistically about their role in their communities and facilitates various livelihood and environmental projects, including afforestation, conservation agriculture, fuel efficient stoves, beekeeping, and village community banks.

However, to mobilize churches more effectively, Emmanuel International intends to work closely with Amani Christian Training Centre to train pastors. It is our vision to equip pastors with a greater understanding of holistic ministry and approaches of community development so that these pastors are equipped to lead their respective churches to become change agents in their communities.

Responsibilities

The Church and Community Development Trainer will train pastors and evangelists at Amani Christian Training Centre to build the capacity of our partner churches to engage in community development.

His or her responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and/or adapting curriculum on holistic ministry and appropriate community development technologies such as conservation agriculture, entrepreneurship, water and sanitation, etc.
  • Teaching courses on holistic ministry and other courses depending on need and the qualifications and interests of the applicant;
  • Working with pastors and local churches to engage their communities in development activities, entrepreneurship, village savings and loans, afforestation, beekeeping, etc.

Duration

Preferably two or more years

Requirements

The candidate should have a degree or diploma (note: this is a requirement to obtain a residence permit for Tanzania). He or she should have 2 or more years Bible College education. A committed Christian faith is essential with experience of serving in the church. The candidate should have excellent people skills and be a good communicator. Administration skills are also an asset. A driving license is required. Please note adaptability is essential in cross-cultural development work.

EI considers the following personal qualities to be just as important (if not more) as formal qualifications and experience: flexibility, humility, servant heartedness, and willingness to learn. EI staff live and work alongside local people and value this serving relationship.

How to apply

We are a faith based Christian ministry. We believe that if God is calling us to serve Him, He will provide the resources we need. We do not offer salaried positions.

Please contact the office if you are interested in this position.

Church and Community Development Trainer (Diocese of Ruaha), Tanzania