ALBANIA | Anti-Human Trafficking Employment Project Coordinator

Job Title: Anti-Human Trafficking Employment Project Coordinator

Length of Service:  2+ years

Ministry Vision / Purpose: Our vision is to catalyze a movement of committed, faithful disciples who are actively making new disciples and a network of obedience-based Discovery Bible Study groups that are intentionally reproducing new groups. By emphasizing simple, easily reproducible methods of ministry and outreach in both small and larger-group settings, we aim to see Albanian believers quickly take the lead in ministry, encouraging, supporting and teaching one another and reaching out into their own spheres of influence to impact others for Christ.

General job description: 
  • Oversee the AHT (Anti-Human Trafficking) employment project 
  • Coordinate work assignments
  • Secure yarn or other necessary materials needed for project 
  • Coordinate shipment of completed goods to partnering church in US 
  • Maintain communication with stateside partners 
  • Develop positive relationship with and provide support and encouragement to AHT employees 
  • Mentor lead employee in the area of project operations with a view to making the project sustainable without missionary involvement 
  • Meet regularly with a local for the purpose of language and cultural learning 
  • Intentionally build relationships with locals in order to sow seeds, evangelize and develop disciples 
  • Minister alongside other team members in the areas of evangelism, discipleship, and church ministries
  • A growing relationship with Christ and biblical worldview
  • An ability and willingness to build deep friendships
  • Initiative and ability to follow through on projects
  • An ability to confidently communicate the gospel and disciple others
  • An ability and willingness to build deep friendships
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn and apply disciple-making movement strategies
  • Humility, flexibility, patience
  • A commitment to learning language and culture
  • An ability to work with an existing team

Field Background: Economically one of the poorest countries on the European continent, Albania is also a place of great spiritual poverty. For over 430 years, the Ottoman Turks dominated the land, introducing the Islamic faith into the region. Three decades after Albania declared its independence from the Ottomans, the Communists rose to power, ushering in an era of hostility to all religious expression and, in 1967, declaring Albania to be the world's first atheist state. Albania's was the last of the Communist governments in Europe to fall. Today, Albania is a democratic state with freedom of religion, but the scars and spiritual confusion remain. Around 60% of Albania's three million inhabitants identify themselves as Muslim, 10% as Roman Catholic and 10% as Orthodox Christian, but in truth, religion plays little role in most Albanians' lives. Less than 1⁄2% of Albanians are evangelical believers embracing a daily, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Global Partners has focused its efforts in Albania on reaching a community on the edge of Durres, Albania's second-largest city, that is home to over 50,000 Albanians who have moved there from smaller towns and villages since the fall of Communism in 1991. The team has begun exploring ministry in a nearby unreached village as well.