Central Asia

Communications officer and Proposal writer

Do you love to tell God's story? What he is doing right here and now? Do you love to help resouce his work through proposal writing and public relations? Then we need you on our team. The role is a merge of Field Communication's officer and NGO proposal writer and Public Relations manager. We see God at work in our community development and in the lives of our friends and communities but we need someone to help us to tell our stories better.

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Requirements

We are looking for a person with native or near native level English skills, to coordinate the communications and stories, photos and video media clips send to our OM and NGO partners and Donors. We also want to increase our capacity in proposal writing and continue gaining access to outside funding. So professional level research on community development topics and familiarity with "development jargon" is a plus but can also be learned.  Other tasks include the English language annual report of our NGO, proofreading and editing internal project reports and proposals, a full PRD is available.
We are working and living in a moderate Muslim country, with wonderful hospitality and friendly people who love to get to know you and host you. You be based in a team and receive 3 months orientation and training in language and culture and be part of an ongoing training programme for the first 2 years. We encourage all our team members to engage with their local colleagues and neighbours to see Vibrant communities of Jesus followers come into existence in this unreached nation.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Commitment Length

2-3 Years

All jobs/opportunities on this site 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.

Photos from Central Asia

Stories from Central Asia

Lessons learnt now tested

Beth shares how people in the community, whom her team reaches out to, are responding to the challenges of coronavirus.

Focus on a movement

Leaders in Central Asia cancel an annual short-term missions event but look for ways to encourage churches to mobilise believers to share the good news.

Broken body

“As we visit homes in the village and meet with children with cerebral palsy and their parents, the memory of this boy in pain gives me energy and impetus to keep going, to keep teaching and showing and training as much as I am able, so that other kids can have a chance to be well cared for and helped,” says Beth.

Our experience with this boy encourages us to keep smiling, to keep telling people that besides what the culture tells them – they are loved by God, not cursed, and their love is seen by their children.”

The moments that make it all worth it 

"If you are starting out on the language and culture learning journey or if you have been at it a while and are feeling tired and despondent, I encourage you to persevere. To stick with it and pray for strength to continue. Keep asking questions and keep learning about the culture," urges Beth.

Trata de personas en Asia Central

Trabajadores de OM en Asia Central forman relaciones con mujeres que la sociedad desprecia, mostrando que no son menos; son amadas.

Leaving a legacy

“I love hearing from the local people here about the workers that have gone before us who have now returned to their passport countries,” shares Beth. “I hear stories like: ‘She taught me to quilt’ or ‘She gave me this recipe’ or ‘She taught me how to set a table for foreigners.’ And, of course, the best stories begin: ‘She taught me about Jesus.’ These are the things those who have gone before us have left behind.”