BAM Job Opportunities – March 2021

Welcome to the updated list of BAM Job Opportunities on The BAM Review for March 2021.

 

Internships – Various BAM Companies

OPEN is looking for interns for between 6-12 weeks to work in BAM Companies in Africa, Middle East and all parts of Asia. On-site and virtual internships available now through 2021. More information

 

Sales and Marketing Team Leader – Manufacturer in Nepal

Our mission is to provide world-class, ethical manufacturing that empowers marginalized people and survivors of exploitation to fresh starts and fulfilled lives. The job purpose will be to increase our sales by effectively leading the marketing and sales team to find new contract sewing clients. As the marketing and sales team leader, you lead our marketing and sales efforts. You are an enthusiastic, motivated, and confident individual, passionate about results and growth. You can identify the right opportunities and enjoy connecting with potential clients. You can think strategically and manage a team of five people. Download Job Description

 

Coffee Roastery & Café for Sale – Hospitality Industry in Nepal

An existing business owner is seeking a buyer/investor-manager interested in carrying on the coffee operations for a well-established coffee business. It’s a great opportunity for someone looking to establish a presence in Nepal and avoid the heavy foreign investment requirement that is usually necessary. Download Purchase Prospectus

 

Various Positions – Handmade Production Company in South Asia

We are a business located in South Asia that is passionate to create employment for women at risk and survivors of trafficking. Through our non profit affiliate we provide a path to employment to ensure that women and children never face the threat of human trafficking again. Our company provides safe and secure employment, on site daycare facilities, and wrap around support allowing each woman to build a bright future for herself and her children. Every day we observe the transforming power of hope and love through employment. We are inviting someone with strong marketing and fundraising skills to grow and improve our production in order to provide more opportunities of freedom and hope to women and children. We currently are seeking people for the following roles:

Fundraising and Marketing Manager: Develop fundraising tools and strategies for our non profit, while also supporting staff to promote and sell our products and services in order to create holistic services and employment for survivors. More information

Production Manager: Oversee production systems and procedures, promoting efficiency and growth in order to grow as a brand and to employ more vulnerable women. More information

 

Executive Director of Operations – Transformational business in Southeast Asia

Seeking an Executive Director for a transformational business in Southeast Asia. This business is fully integrated in manufacturing, production, quality, sales and marketing. The director has direct reports who are managers from all the departments of a diverse and dynamic staff of approximately 50. Contact Email

 

Various Positions available Through Transformational SME

Transformational SME is a global community that assists Christian-owned and managed small-to-medium size enterprises (SMEs) to grow in size, profitability and wholistic impact across North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Transformational SME helps companies to identify, recruit, deploy and support entrepreneurs, managers and other professionals for strategic roles. Whether your strength is business management, people development or you have a passion for maximizing business and manufacturing processes, business as mission has something for you!  Most companies have need for competent people with business skills to manage growth and impact. Using your transferable skills and passionate spirit for the Kingdom of God, you can contribute to the wholistic impact of an existing BAM company across North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. For an exploratory conversation contact: TransformationalSME@gmail.com

Water Filter Technology Manufacturer – Managing Director in Laos

A social enterprise in Laos, operating since 2010, provides affordable access to clean water through a simple household water filter technology.  The company’s goal is to holistically transform the communities they touch; economically, socially, environmentally, and spiritually.  This company is seeking to hire a managing director.

The Managing Director leads the operational staff, guiding the day-to-day operations into alignment with the big picture.  S/he has a broad base of skills but most importantly, knows how to effectively lead people, communicate, and make decisions.

The qualified person should possess

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a technical field (an advanced degree such as an MBA would be preferred, but not necessary)
  • Experience managing people and systems
  • A leadership track record and business experience
  • Experience working in a developing country

This company pays competitive local-level salaries for all its positions.  Expats generally have an additional financial support structure to provide for needs of repatriation, health insurance requirements, etc.  The company can help find these support structures if they do not already exist for a candidate.  The contract is for a minimum of 1 year.  Contact Email 

Sports-related Equipment Distributor – Sales and Marketing in UAE

This is a family-owned distribution company of outdoor and sport products (premium brands of scooters, skateboards, bikes, helmets, swim gear, other sporting equipment, and more) to the Middle East market, that has been in existence in the UAE since 2012.  The company operates openly as a business seeking to honor Christ in everything it does.  Presently selling primarily via brick & mortar premium mall stores, it has opportunities to sell in hotels, grocery stores, pharmacies, and through online co-branded platforms as well.  Sales are into 8-9 countries in the Middle East.  This company is recruiting additional Salespeople to expand potential sales channels.  Because of cash restraints, work would be on a commission basis with the opportunity for the successful salesperson to turn this into a salaried position.  Contact Email

Light Manufacturer – Business Development Manager in Bangladesh

This light manufacturing business located in NW Bangladesh has established itself as a leading manufacturer and supplier of environmentally friendly products.  It has expertise in sourcing, processing, design and manufacturing products using a range of natural materials for the global market.

This social enterprise exists to serve a chronically poor community and currently employs 165 people in secure, upskilling jobs in a marginalized corner of the country.

The company is recruiting a Business Development Director who would be responsible for developing and implementing an effective strategy to drive new sales for the business and ensure long-term achievement of its vision.

Responsibilities would include sales and marketing activities, ensuring the company’s sales targets are realistic and consistently achieved, preparing an annual sales plan based on an understanding of the market and industry, and providing feedback to the company leadership regarding demand, competitive offerings, as well as generate product development ideas.

The qualified candidate would have 5+ years of pertinent experience in implementing sales and marketing strategies and a proven track record of managing customer accounts.  S/he would be a self-starter who thrives within an entrepreneurial environment.  Contact Email 

Apple Tree Nursery – Sales and Marketing Manager in Kazakhstan

This apple tree nursery and orchard management company is run by national staff who have been trained by US experts in all areas of nursery production.  Client packages range from tree sales to orchard project packages, including consulting and management.  Current capacity is 100,000 trees annually with the potential to expand to 1 million trees depending on the market.  This company has a respected legacy in the region and is currently in a turnaround, growth mode.

The company is recruiting a sales and marketing manager to sell the company’s products to existing and new clients, build and promote strong, long-lasting client relationships, and assess the market locally and in the region.  As a member of the management team, s/he will help design and implement a strategic business plan, including an effective advertising strategy to expand the company’s presence in the market.

The qualified individual will demonstrate experience in sales and marketing in the Central Asian Region, be fluent in Russian and English, have understanding of local customs and practices, as well possess basic horticultural knowledge of tree production processes to ensure a high rate of success.

This position would ideally be located in Almaty, Kazakhstan with the ability to travel to the nursery location and potential clients in the region.  Compensation to be discussed.  Contact Email 

Cattle Farm – Feedlot Manager in Mongolia

Located in rural Mongolia, this beef production enterprise was founded by a Canadian rancher.  The company utilizes modified feedlot practices to alleviate environmental degradation of overgrazing wisely experienced in the country.  The product is a high-quality beef sold in both retail and wholesale markets, mainly in the capital, Ulaanbaatar.  The business has won praise from the government for its innovative approach.  Through its steady-state processes, it additionally impacts the lives of herders and society in general by offering regular incomes and long-term employment.  The business has great potential to grow.  Those with hands-on farming experience would be offered long-term visas and the opportunity to positively impact this region of the world.  Financial support raising would be necessary.  Contact Email 

Engineering & Construction Company – Technical Director in Pakistan

This construction/civil engineering company was established in the 1960s.  It directly employs approximately 35 staff.  The Company offers high quality design and construction services with the honesty and integrity that would serve as a witness to Christ across the country.  It generates employment, manifests an ongoing commitment to training and has contributed in significant ways to the work of charitable organizations in the country.  The company remains strong in terms of engineering excellence and technical competency.

The Technical Director should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, as well as experience in financing projects, tendering projects and financial management – preferably in the developing world. S/he would hold a university level engineering qualification (Civil engineering or Architecture being the most suitable) together with professional registration in some form.  This position is responsible for all technical drawing and construction specifications for materials, project costing and all other technical details of each project.  This position is one of the top leadership roles in the company. The person who fills this role will have significant influence over business strategy, direction and community events/interactions with the local culture. While English is the language of business, local language learning is recommended. Some in country salary will be paid, however, some support will also need be raises. Benefits, including stock ownership, will be negotiated and will be commensurate with experience and ability.  Contact Email 

Teachers/ Administrators – International School in Malaysia

This international learning center located in the capital of Malaysia is seeking to expand to a fully licensed international school in new facilities with significant growth potential in the student body.  It is operated with a K-12 American curriculum and has clear Kingdom missional intent.  As part of its missional strategy the school caters to a wide range of clientele including international Christian workers, refugees registered with UNHCR and the local, difficult-to-reach Malay population.  A wide range of positions could be offered, including elementary/primary teachers, ESL specialist, special needs teacher, administrators/section principals and specialist teachers.  Most of the current staff is fully supported through their sending agencies, however small local salaries can be made available as needed.  Contact Email 

 

Practical Education Network – STEM Education in Ghana

Practical Education Network (PEN) is a social, mission-driven enterprise that promotes STEM education in Ghana. PEN trains STEM teachers to deploy hands-on activities using locally-available materials, so that students can learn experientially and develop problem-solving skills. With over 100 local trainers, 3,000+ teachers trained, and half a million students reached, PEN is making an impact in the Ghanaian education ecosystem, and has a vision of reaching all of West Africa within the next 5 years. Join us in the journey! Contact Email

Partnerships and Resource Mobilisation ManagerMore Information
Advocacy OfficerMore Information

 

Various Positions – IT Company in Southeast Asia

We are a team of Jesus loving technologists who founded and run a software development company in SE Asia since 2014.  Our mission is to unleash the God given potential in our team to do amazing work and become visionary leaders who can wholeheartedly serve Jesus Christ. Our vehicle for change is the workplace, transforming a profit focused system into a community focused one that invests in building a person’s character while feeding the spirit, all for the glory of God.

We are looking for like-minded individuals to join our growing team. If you are interested in any of the following positions, give us a shout!

Account Director: More Information

Technology Director: More Information

Production Manager: More Information

Senior Developer: More Information

English Teacher Intern: More Information

 

Various Positions – IT Company in North India

Envision yourself as part of a team built on the foundation of servant leadership, where we intentionally support each other in growth as individuals and a company. Since 2001, we have been working in India providing businesses in the West affordable and quality IT resources to keep their companies growing, while creating local jobs that build team direction and personal growth.  We’d love for you to bring your skills and leadership to our team, accelerating our growth so that we can impact more lives globally.

Business Development: Acts as the lungs of our business, working strategically to qualify and turn prospects into long term clients. This person works from their home office (or co-working space) closing deals that will be delivered by our software teams in India. Download job description| Apply Online

Account Manager: Grows trustful relationship with our clients in order to create multi-project, mutually fruitful relationships. Focuses on staging the projects and coaching the delivery team toward success in our offices in India. Download job description | Apply Online

Technologist in India: Works closely with our development and testing teams in India to encourage continuous learning and quality products via strategic processes. Download job description | Apply Online

College Student Intern in India: Soaks up an immersive multicultural experience along with the most practical real-life education on the market—all while creating value and becoming an integral part of our team. Download job description | Apply Online

Gap Year Internship in India: Acts as a Jack-of-all-Trades by flexibly taking on different responsibilities and projects throughout the entire company, providing real value while also gaining multicultural experience in the many different components of business. Download job description | Apply Online  

 

General Manager – Supermarket in Papua New Guinea

The Unity Supermarket Interim Board is looking for a highly skilled and vibrant individual who can fill the General Manager’s position for a start-up supermarket in Papua New Guinea.  The key responsibilities of the General Manager will be to provide strategic leadership and management over the entire Supermarket Operations, develop strategic and operating plans, develop the company’s sales strategy, establish business relationships with suppliers and lead and train a time of leaders to drive the operations.  Download job description | Contact email

 

Senior Web Developer  – Web Essentials, Software Development in Cambodia

Passionate about developing software and developing people? We are looking for experienced professionals to join our Cambodia team. Web Essentials is an innovative, digital products and services company providing high quality services to international customers. Founded on Open Source and Christian values, we partner with clients to build quality digital experiences while building further capacity and opportunities for young Cambodians. We are pioneering fair trade software development – delivering excellent quality and social impact. We are looking for like-minded people to come onboard our mission. We know you will build life-long friendships and be a part of a rewarding vision to build up people to live out their God-given capacity within a fun and challenging environment. The Senior Web Developer, as part of the Scrum Team, is responsible for designing, developing, and testing technical solutions and contributing to the team delivering a quality product that meets the clients’ requirements. They will also act as a mentor within the team. Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Link to job description | Link to Careers page

 

University Teachers in China

Academics In Asia offers a variety of academic courses to be taught at a university in Central China. Courses are in primarily through two departments: the School of Foreign Languages and School of Business. Academic teachers prepare lectures and discussions for classes of 60 students on average, and multimedia classrooms are assigned for these courses. The full-time teaching load for academics is 12 class hours a week, providing ample time for preparation and meeting with students. Textbooks and other resources, including supervision, are provided. Applicants with corresponding degrees, teaching experience or work experience in an academic course discipline will be considered for openings. There are vacancies in the following subject areas: ESL Teachers,  Business teachersEnglish compositionMarketing coordinator. Apply by May 1st, 2021. Download PDF | Contact email

University Basketball Coach in China

The position requires relocation to their university in Central China. Work closely with the Athletic Director and head coach of the Basketball team to prepare students to engage in the business of basketball in China.  Each year this team plays in regional competitions as well as host to international competitions. Chinese language is not required, but your interest to learn Chinese as you coach is helpful. College degree required along with degree in coaching or 2+ years of collegiate playing experience. Half your time will include teaching PE at Sias University. TEFL Certification and training is not required until after a job offer is given. Open until Filled.  More Information  | Download PDF | Contact email

 

Mechanical Engineer for BAM Company in China

Responsible for bathroom products design, development, and testing. Good command of the program of new product design and development. Has experience in project management. Deal with the problems in production and product related design. Looks for ways to optimize. Contact email

 

Business Development Representative – Investment Banking, USA

Stillwater Capital Corporation, a leading mid market Investment Bank based in Toronto, focused primarily on M&A Advisory services, is in search of a Business Development Representative to generate new opportunities for Stillwater within the mid market business community, including Christian / Catholic business communities in targeted US markets. Working with the Director of Business Development and the Executive Team, the Representative must be a self-directed individual contributor who is highly ethical and whose values mirror Stillwater’s. Download Information

 

Business Opportunity – Shower Door System Distribution & Installation in 10/40 Window

BAM opportunity for 10/40 Window companies to sell, distribute, and install American/European quality shower door systems from a like-minded leading shower door manufacturer. Bulk 20 foot or 40 foot container shipments priced near cost around USD$20,000 to USD$40,000. Home installs allow for 2-3 hours of relationship building and sharing with families. Contact email

 

Business Opportunity – Real Estate Photography in the USA and Asia

Next Door Photos partners with Kingdom-minded entrepreneurs to operate local real estate photography companies. Through our remote editing partnerships, we help train and employ men and women rescued from, or at high risk of human exploitation, or who live in economically disadvantaged communities! We are looking for Local Owners nationwide in the USA to work with partners in Asia. More information | Contact email

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Business as Mission: Looking Back and Looking Forward [Video]

Watch this 12 minute excerpt from a conversation Mats and Jo recently recorded on ‘The History of BAM‘. Hear some thoughts on the theme of ‘Celebrate’ for this month on The BAM Review, some of the history and context in which the current BAM movement fits, and some of the things we are looking forward to in BAM Global.

The full 45 minute conversation on ‘The History of BAM’ will be bonus material for the BAM Global Congress in April 2021. See more information on the Congress below.

Read more about the BAM Resource Team here and BAM Global here.

 

 

JOIN US AT THE BAM GLOBAL CONGRESS

A GLOBAL MEETING POINT FOR THE BAM COMMUNITY

Join us at this innovative virtual main event framed by a lead-in series of monthly webinars and a follow-up series of workshops and meet-ups.

We will CELEBRATE what God is doing through business around the world, CONNECT you with a global network of people and initiatives, and CREATE momentum to multiply the BAM movement for greater impact.

PRE-CONGRESS WEBINARS: October 2020 to March 2021

CONGRESS MAIN EVENT: 28 – 30 April 2021

POST-CONGRESS WORKSHOPS: May 2021 to July 2021

REGISTER NOW: Basic Congress Pass – $100, Premium All Access Pass – $175

It is not too late to register for the Premium Pass, all webinars in the pre-series have been recorded and will be available to ticket holders.

 

 

 

Let’s Celebrate! Significant Growth Areas for BAM Over 20 Plus Years

by Jo Plummer

Business and mission have been woven together in various ways through history since Paul the Apostle made tents in New Testament times and modelled Christian leadership in the marketplace. However, through the 1970s, 80s and 90s there was a grassroots growth of business professionals and entrepreneurs seeking to intentionally integrate business and mission, marking the beginnings of the contemporary tentmaking and then business as mission movements. At the very end of the 1990s and the early 2000s, there was a burst of activity around  business as mission: consultations, conferences, books, articles, the first websites etc. – and this kick-started greater momentum in the BAM movement, which has been growing to this day.

The Business as Mission Resource Team (who develop this website and blog) celebrate our 20th anniversary this month, having been founded in March 2001. We’re in a celebrating mood!

Two years ago, to celebrate about 20 years since the term ‘business as mission’ was first used and discussed, we asked a group of BAM leaders to share their view on what progress we can celebrate in the BAM movement over the last 20 years or so. We’re reposting it this month as part of our CELEBRATION series.

What are some wins, or significant growth areas in business as mission that we should note and be thankful for?

The movement has gained traction. People now understand the legitimacy and role of BAM in particular and the calling of business in general for the Great Commission. New organizations have been founded to address the gaps in the BAM movement such as mentoring, funding, events for promoting and networking, etc. More established older organizations have begun embracing BAM ministry by starting a division, department or group focused on BAM. The biggest win for me is the wider acceptance of BAM as a way to impact the world for Christ by the global Church (with a capital C). We still have a ways to go, but the progress has been significant. God has used the BAM movement to move the needle. – Joseph Vijayam, BAM Practitioner & Lausanne Catalyst  Read more

Celebrating God’s Purposes for Business

by Jo Plummer

We have chosen the themes: CELEBRATE, CONNECT & CREATE for the upcoming BAM Global Congress.

As we gather the BAM movement together from every corner of the world, we want to:
+ CELEBRATE what God is doing through business around the world
+ CONNECT with a global network of collaborators
+ CREATE momentum for the future of business as mission

In March, as we prepare for the Congress next month (see information below), we are going to focus on the theme of CELEBRATE!

I believe that to do effective business as mission, we must start with a solid foundation of thinking about business from a biblical perspective. In other words, before we get to the ‘as mission’, we need to understand God’s design for business – and yes, celebrate it, because it is really good!

Celebrating God’s Purposes for Business

It is no secret that my favourite quote about business comes from Dallas Willard who said that, ‘Business is a primary moving force of the love of God in human history.’ [1]

Business, done well, is glorifying to God and has enormous potential to do good. Business has an innate God-given power to create dignified jobs, to multiply resources, to provide for families and communities and to push forward innovation and development in human society.

In Deuteronomy 8 we read that it is God who gives us the ability to produce wealth. He provides abundant natural resources so that we can use our creativity, talents, and hard work to provide for ourselves and innovate for society. Business processes naturally generate wealth and resources; companies are able to create good products and services for the benefit of communities. Business pushes forward innovation, helping societies develop; enterprises bring in new technologies, skills, and training to communities. Business, done well – not forgetting the Lord our God (Deut 8:11) – is glorifying to him.  Read more