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FMC Personnel Needs

Flying Mission Care Ministries is looking for committed Christians interested in ministering to people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS. All positions will work from FMC’s base in Gaborone, Botswana and require personal financial support. While the work is challenging, the rewards are plentiful.

If you are interested in any of the positions listed, please click the position title to read the corresponding job description. Our open positions are listed below; however, if you have other skills and a heart to serve we would be interested in hearing from you.

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  • Counselor
  • Early Childhood Development Trainer
  • Nurse / Coach
  • Social Worker / Coach
HIV/Aids Ministry Counsellor
People of all ages in Botswana are dealing with grief, abandonment, and facing difficult health and family situations because of HIV/AIDS. The support network providing informal counseling often comes from good hearted people like day care workers caring for OVCs (orphans and vulnerable children) or home based care volunteers caring for the terminally ill. These care workers and the Christian community who support them would significantly benefit from having a qualified counselor to provide guidance in these difficult situations and to act as a coach and mentor. This role focuses on caring for caregivers. If you are a qualified counselor and have a heart for communities struggling with the secondary effects of HIV/AIDS, we’d love to hear from you.
Position available starting: Immediately.
Early Childhood Development Trainer (ECDT)
Most of the daycares in Botswana for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) are staffed primarily with volunteers who have little background in childcare and receive no formal training other than what they learn through experience on the job. Flying Mission has partnered with The Little Seeds Programme of South Africa as a means of helping these childcare workers to learn the basics of caring for children. The program covers a plethora of childcare aspects: basic child development, first aid, creating schedules and lesson plans, stimulating creativity in children, as well as practical advice on how to care for a child’s emotional and spiritual needs. The ECDT will facilitate the childcare workshops and spend time building into the lives of these childcare workers. If your vision is to ensure OVCs are well cared for then this is your opportunity to make it happen across the country.
Position available beginning: Immediately.
Nurse / Coach
Flying Mission’s home based care (HBC) associate organisations are operated by volunteers who receive only the most basic training and are often left struggling on how to put theory into practice. These volunteers are linked to a government clinic where a community nurse is available to consult with them. An FM volunteer nurse would
  • provide transportation for the clinic nurse and volunteers who can spend hours each day walking to visit the patients
  • offer practical demonstrations on a plethora of issues from exercising muscles of paralyzed stroke victims to care for wounds and bedsores
  • be available to coach and mentor these important volunteers.
The license conversion process is lengthy, making certification impractical for terms of service less than two years. However, even nurses unable to convert their license will have a significant impact on Botswana as dozens of volunteers are better able to care for the needs of those who have been affected by HIV. If you are a nurse with a desire to walk alongside those who serve people struggling with the effects of HIV, then we would love to hear from you.
Position available beginning: Immediately.
Social Worker / Coach
The day care centres and home based care groups that Flying Mission partners with do not have adequate social work resources. Often the government social workers have several hundred cases to cover and may only be able to follow up once or twice each year. It is a lengthy process to be registered as a Social Worker in Botswana making it impractical for short term services under 2 years. Even without a converted licence there is so much work that can be done to encourage and advise the centre’s workers, helping them to find the appropriate resources and networking partnerships. If you are a social worker with a desire to share Christ’s love with those affected by HIV, then we would love to hear from you.
Position available beginning: Immediately.

Last updated: July 2017