Islands business team – marketing manager

Could you use your professional marketing skills to help start and run a tourism business on the Islands? This business will bless the community, as well as ensuring continued access in the country for workers to live and speak for Jesus among the unreached people living there.

Background 

These beautiful tropical islands are 99.9% Muslim and for security reasons we refer to this area as the Indian Ocean Islands rather than naming individual islands. Islam is deeply rooted on these islands and to be an islander is to be a Muslim. There are a small number of believers on each island but many follow Jesus secretly for fear of rejection and persecution. Political instability and a lack of natural resources has left these islands underdeveloped, and all our teams serve islanders in areas such as education and medical work. The work is slow, but God is building his church here, and we wait in faith for the day when we see small groups of believers springing up across the islands, worshipping God in their own language, strong and unified, boldly speaking of the hope that they have to all around them!

Vision & Strategy 

The development of a tourism business on the island will help to ensure access in the country. It is an opportunity to model the body of Christ with a multi-cultural team, and to use the strong business identity to do bold evangelism, with the ultimate aim of realising reproducing indigenous churches in the Islands.  

Ministry & Type of Work 

Help to start and run a tourism business by assisting with the design and delivery of a marketing strategy for the company, training local staff and partners on marketing related concepts, travel to regional and international travel expositions to showcase the company and establish relationships with tour operators and travel agents.

This work goes hand in hand with a commitment to personal outreach and evangelism in the community, to see churches planted.

We are looking for someone to join the team for 2+ years. 

Qualifications & Experience

  • 1 year in a business marketing role
  • 2 years marketing management for a business (desirable) 
  • Flexibility, professionalism, patience, willingness to learn and to teach
  • You don’t need to be able to speak the languages before you apply, but you must be ready and willing to undertake a significant amount of language learning including French before you arrive (to Level 3), and local language once on the field.

Mark Phippen

Good member care can make the difference between flourishing and merely coping on the mission field, between retiring strong and retiring bitter or disillusioned, between a whole career and a single term. And it can make the difference between another generation following in our footsteps or taking one look at missions and deciding it’s just too costly a path.

Interested? Get in Touch

Hi, my name is Debbie. If this opportunity interests you, or you have any questions, please do get in touch.​

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Long term ( Over a year )

Our passion is to see Christ-centred churches among all African peoples. Currently there are over 1,000 people groups in Africa or 316 million people, who are waiting to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. Our vision is to engage with these unreached people, partner with churches in Africa to raise up gospel workers and equip African church leaders to strengthen the church. Could you play a part?. LEARN MORE

Indian Ocean Islands

These beautiful tropical islands are 99.9% Muslim and for security reasons we refer to this area as the ‘Indian Ocean Islands’ rather than naming individual islands. Islam is deeply rooted on these islands and to be an islander is to be a Muslim. There are a small number of believers on each island but many follow Jesus secretly for fear of rejection and persecution.

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