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Wycliffe's Current Priority Projects

Africa Medical Mission

Language Program Intern

We’d like you to assist our Mbeya team by participating in language related projects appropriate to your skills and expertise. This may include analysis of language data, authoring/co-authoring of linguistic papers and reports, language survey, preparation of literacy materials and working with dictionary production.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyses language data.
  • Conducts language surveys.
  • Prepares literacy materials and assists in dictionary production.
  • Develops exegetical and training materials.
  • Author/co-authors linguistic papers and reports.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • MS Office applications and/or Open Office.
  • Previous multicultural experience helpful.

Training:

Please contact us to discuss any training plans. Future training pathways will take into account any previous training and work experiences as well as your intended duration of service. Flexible options are available including online and on-field training.

  • Some type of language and culture training course would be helpful.
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria.

Nurse (Africa)

Are you a nurse who enjoys putting your experience and skills to work in an exciting variety of situations, letting your professionalism and creativity flourish? How about providing patient care, training and education in the beautifully vast and diverse country of Cameroon? The invitation is open, and the difference you could make in so many lives is significant. Please contact us!

Responsibilities:

  • Provide medical assistance as an outpatient or clinic worker.
  • Assist the Medical Doctor or Intermediate Level Health Care Worker in the care of patients.
  • Perform nursing practices according to level of training and requirements of the situation.
  • Adapt knowledge base to all disciplines of medicines and across all age groups.
  • Work in settings where other ancillary supports may not be present or at some distance away.
  • May train nationals to perform nursing duties.

Qualifications:

  • RN degree.
  • Experience in patient care.
  • Experience or knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of tropical diseases helpful.

Training:

Please contact us to discuss any training plans. Future training pathways will take into account any previous training and work experiences as well as your intended duration of service. Flexible options are available including online and on-field training.

  • Some type of language and culture training course would be helpful.
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria.

Community Development Worker

We are looking for someone to work with a language team in a local community using their facilitation and training skills to promote holistic, transformational community development. The Community Development Worker focuses on the community engagement process while linking communities with resources for attaining their desired development goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates the training of local leaders of the local ethnic community to identify their own goals, needs and/or the resources for meeting those needs.
  • Leads community development workshops and training courses to meet local community interests, goals, and/or needs.
  • Assists the language development team in engaging with the local community in healthy, sustainable ways.
  • Networks to find technical and organisational assistance and/or other agencies with whom the community may wish to partner.
  • Work with various aspects of language development (such as literacy, translation, ethno-arts, etc.) to facilitate a sustainable language program and holistic transformational development.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Community Development or a related field.
  • Multicultural experience is desirable.
  • Community development experience is helpful.

Training:

Please contact us to discuss any training plans. Future training pathways will take into account any previous training and work experiences as well as your intended duration of service. Flexible options are available including online and on-field training.

  • Six weeks’ language and culture training called Launch.
  • Possibly a couple of relevant units in year-long course at SIL Australia.
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria.

Public Relations Specialist

Do you like to interact with people from other cultures? Come to Cameroon and meet people from many cultures and help them to understand the work SIL and CABTAL are doing in Cameroon.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and direct development and communication of information designed to keep public informed of the organisation’s programs, accomplishments, and/or point of view.
  • Arrange for public relations efforts to meet needs, objectives, and policies of individuals, special interest groups, business concerns, nonprofit organizations, and/or governmental agencies, serving as an in-house staff member or as an outside consultant.
  • Prepare and distribute fact sheets, news releases, photographs, scripts, motion pictures, or tape recordings to media representatives and other persons who may be interested in learning about or publicizing the organisation’s activities and/or message.
  • Purchase advertising space and time as required.
  • Arrange for and conduct public contact programs designed to meet organisation’s objectives.
  • Promote goodwill through such publicity efforts as speeches, exhibits, films, tours, and/or question/answer sessions.

Qualifications:

  • Public relations experience recommended.
  • MS Office applications and /or Open Office.
  • Previous multicultural experience helpful.
  • French language skills.

Training:

Please contact us to discuss any training plans. Future training pathways will take into account any previous training and work experiences as well as your intended duration of service. Flexible options are available including online and on-field training.

  • A minimum of one year (or equivalent) at Bible college.
  • Six weeks’ language and culture training called Launch.
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria.

IT Network Administrator

We have a high priority, immediate need for an Network Administrator with French language skills. There is no one trained to maintain the crucial network for our faithful team working in Chad. Chad is partly in the Sahara desert in the north, with savannah and grasslands in the south. As varied as the geographical locations, are Chad’s people, languages and cultures. SIL Chad needs people who are willing to live and work under hard climatic and lifestyle conditions to enable these language groups to learn to read and write, and be able to have the Word of God in their heart language. This position is in need of the one God calls, right now. Pray and consider joining us in reaching out to the many still waiting to hear.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and deploy local area network hardware, software, and telecommunications services.
  • Create and implement policies and procedures related to network hardware and software acquisition, use, support, security, and backup.
  • Establish and maintain network users, user environment, directories, and security.
  • Train users on software and equipment.
  • Consult with others to develop system solutions consistent with organizational objectives.

Qualifications:

  • Appropriate training and experience as an IT network administrator.

Training:

Please contact us to discuss any training plans. Future training pathways will take into account any previous training and work experiences as well as your intended duration of service. Flexible options are available including online and on-field training.

  • Some type of language and culture training course would be helpful.
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria.

Lama Old Testament Translation

Project 8315 (Listed as 8513 in Feb 2018 Wycliffe Today)

In this multi-year project, a team of local Lama translators is making steady progress at translating the Old Testament into their language.
In the next 9 months, they will revise and complete Ezra and Nehemiah.
The team will also facilitate a ‘key terms’ workshop with community and church input to find words or expressions for a number of important concepts used in the Old Testament.

Partner with us

Our partnership target for 2018 is $16,700

If we receive extra funds, this will go towards next year’s target.

Pastor Napoleon, cluster language worker, Cameroon

God was raising up Pastor Napoleon for language work before we, Bruce and Kathy, ever went to Akwaya area in Cameroon in 2007. Once we made the connection, Pastor Napoleon completed a four-year B.A. in Bible Translation and returned to his local area in 2015 to work full-time with us. He is the mobiliser and facilitator for the cluster of four Tivoid languages, with work as diverse as mentoring chairmen, telling Oral Bible Stories and assisting with linguistics. We praise God for him!

Basnami Translation – Cameroon

Project 8311

Speakers of the Basnami* language of northern Cameroon may get by with their limited French in school and Fulfude in the marketplace, but Basnami is the language that speaks to their hearts. This ongoing project supports translation and literacy efforts.

Funds for this project will go towards purchasing literacy materials, covering office expenses, and paying part of the salaries of four local translators and one literacy worker, so that more life-giving Scripture will be made available to the Basnami people.

*pseudonym


Partner with us

Our partnership target for 2018 is $7,350

If we receive extra funds, this will go towards the following year’s target.

Thanks for your patience...

Waiting is hard, isn't it. But imagine waiting 2000 years for Scripture in your language! Thanks for your patience. And thanks for your generous support which will help bring the long wait to an end...