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Wycliffe's Current Priority Projects

Joyce's House

Project 4509

Joyce started working in translating the Bible into the Teop language when her husband asked her to join him. Shortly after that, he passed away and Joyce almost quit, but with some encouragement she persisted with it. Today she continues to work on the translation with translation advisor, Julie MacKay.

Like London Bridge, we could say that ‘Joyce’s house is falling down.’ It is in quite a state, with the stumps being all on an angle and having supports on them to stop the house from completely falling down. Joyce would like to deconstruct her current house and build a new one. The new one will be on a concrete slab rather than on stumps because she doesn’t want to have to deal with stairs as she gets older.

Some materials from the old house may be able to be reused, but there will be a lot of things to buy too, and Joyce doesn’t have the money to build the new house. Joyce would be very thankful for any contributions to help with the cost of building her new house.

Nurse (Pacific)

Do you have experience in clinical nursing? Emergency room work experience? Have you considered using your skills to support the work of Bible translation? SIL Clinic in Ukarumpa is a small clinic that provides basic health care for our large group of language and support personnel plus our PNG employees. Additional experienced medical staff is urgently needed to continue to provide these services. Could that be you?

Responsibilities:

  • Provides medical assistance as an outpatient or clinic worker.
  • Assists the Medical Doctor or Intermediate Level Health Care Worker in the care of patients.
  • Performs nursing practices according to level of training and requirements of the situation.

Qualifications:

  • RN degree with a 3 year diploma program.
  • 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 biblical training.
  • Some type of language and culture training course would be helpful
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria.

Linguistic/Translation Worker (initial)

Interested in having a part in seeing God’s Word in the hands of people in their own language? Will you accept the challenge to serve the people of Vanuatu so they can benefit from God’s Word in the language of their heart? We need well trained people with a clear sense of God’s calling who will dedicate their time , their skills and their hearts to seeing the people of Vanuatu have access to his Word. We need people who are flexible, emotionally and spiritually hardy, motivated, resourceful and can work together as a team to get the task done. Could that be you? Join us in our mission to help all who hunger for God’s Word.

Responsibilities:

  • Long term involvement in working on a particular language in view of being part of a village-based national translation team.
  • Learns to speak the language and to relate well within the culture.
  • Works with speakers of a language to gather and analyse language data, and develops a written form for the language if needed (this could involve interacting with any previous linguistic work done by others).
  • Is involved in the program planning process, with the goal of translation in the local team context.
  • Other involvement should include literacy and Scripture Use where needed.

Qualifications:

  • University-level degree or equivalent academic credentials.
  • Good understanding of the Bible with exegetical 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 theological degree at Bible college.
  • One year at SIL Australia.
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria.

Primary Teacher – Grades 3 to 5

Come and teach at the WASC accredited Ukarumpa International School – Primary Campus, attended by 150 children from preschool to grade 6. We have a new school, good resources, supportive parents and a committed and professional teaching staff. Face the challenge of teaching children from as many as 14 different countries, in English, whilst at the same time integrating a Christian world view into your lessons. And, in all of this, you are supporting the eternal work of Bible translation! Check out: http://www.ukarumpainternationalschool.org

Qualifications:

  • At least one year teaching experience.

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.
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria.

Children’s Program Coordinator

Are you an experienced teacher who loves children and loves seeing them learn and grow? Are you interested in cross-cultural ministry? The Pacific Orientation Course (POC), in Papua New Guinea, may be the place for you! This course is designed to equip participants with the tools for ongoing learning in cross-cultural ministry. It provides foundational instruction for the acquisition of Melanesian Pidgin language skills as well as opportunities to grow spiritually and personally. Critical to the success of a training/orientation program is the provision of cultural orientation and education opportunities for the children of the POC participants. How about joining the POC staff and working alongside dedicated expatriate and PNG staff to equip enthusiastic new workers and their children for their cross-cultural ministry. Interested in learning more? Contact your local Wycliffe office for details.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assisting with the cultural orientation and education of children of the participants and staff at the Pacific Orientation Course.

Qualifications:

  • No record of child abuse or harassment, as defined by SIL policy.
  • Valid teaching certificate or equivalent.
  • Experience as tutor helpful.
  • Minimum one (1) year teaching experience.
  • Possesses a love for children.
  • Able to work with a variety of educational systems and programs.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Enjoys the outdoors and is physically able to hike in rugged terrain.

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 biblical training.
  • Six weeks’ language and culture training called Launch.
  • Orientation workshops, held at our National Centre in Kangaroo Ground, Victoria.

Business Manager

Responsible for handling the business affairs of SIL Vanuatu.

Responsibilities:

  • Pays bills, pays local employees.
  • Data entry for weekly expenditures.
  • Keeps financial records and prepares annual financial report.
  • Audits financial status of entity accounts.
  • Once per year, assists Director in preparing operating budget draft.
  • Maintains work and residence permits of all entity staff.
  • Liaises with government re: customs/import.
  • Assists our SIL teams with financial questions.
  • May additionally make purchases for teams in the villages, assist the director with various tasks, liaise with the cleaning staff, and other jobs as needed.
  • It is understood that the specific responsibilities of this position may be adjusted by the entity administration.

Qualifications:

  • Competent in MS Office, especially Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Previous accounting experience helpful.
  • Understands and respects multicultural issues and demonstrates effective cross-cultural relationships.
  • University education preferred.

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

Finance Office Manager

Are you interested in an opportunity to support Bible translation in a very practical way with skills you already possess? Urgent need for qualified Finance Office Manager in large SIL field entity, Papua New Guinea. Please consider this opportunity to work with both expatriate and national staff. For more information, go to http://pacificbible.blogspot.sg/2012/10/png-finance-office.html

Responsibilities:

  • Maintains entity accounting system.
  • Establishes chart of accounts and maintains internal control system.
  • Oversees accounting process, including monthly and year-end close.
  • Supervises accounting and bookkeeping staff.
  • Provides training and oversight as necessary.
  • Evaluates individual staff efforts and provides feedback to motivate growth and improvement.
  • Coordinates staff to help them work together to achieve desired results.
  • Provides reports and summaries of activity results to leadership.
  • Analyses records of past and present operations and other information.

Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years of management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.

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

General Assistant Centre Services

Do you have handyman skills? Are you interested in using them to further the work of translation and literacy? We have a short-term opportunity in Vanuatu, doing building and vehicle repair and maintenance.

Responsibilities:

  • Building maintenance and repair.
  • Vehicle maintenance and repair.

Qualifications:

  • Building skills.
  • All-rounder.
  • Building and maintenance experience.

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.

PNG Earthquake Relief

On February 26, parts of PNG were impacted by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that caused tragic loss of life and destruction of infrastructure, particularly around Komo, Tari, and Mendi.

For more information about this project see Wycliffe Foundation

Support this below project.

Translator Training Vanuatu

Project 8343

SIL Vanuatu runs a course in translation principles and techniques that includes Bible reading and comprehension as well as applying Scripture in practical ways. This training is key to improving the capabilities of local translators as they gain insight from closely examining a text and asking questions to determine the author’s intention.

Funding covers the costs for facility hire, materials, travel, meals, and accommodation for the participants. Two course workshops are scheduled in 2018 at a cost of $10,250 per workshop. Participants arrive for the first workshop on 8 March.


Partner with us

Our partnership target for 2018 is $20,500

If we receive extra funds, this will go towards next 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...