International Communications Coordinator – Singapore
WEC International is committed to seeing disciples being made and churches being planted in every corner of the world. Join us and be part of that vision, by helping us to grow as an organisation in effective communication, both internal and external.
This is an exciting new role for which you will need creativity and innovation to meet the challenges of a multi-cultural, multi-lingual organisation working all around the world.
You will have the opportunity to shape and develop communication strategy for WEC, as well as equip and train others in communication skills.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
Ideally you have formal training in Communications and PR, or proven experience in a multi-cultural context. You have good managerial skills (people and projects); you are an initiator, and have excellent communication skills in English.
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Singapore is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia’s Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets.
Singapore is a global commerce, finance and transport hub. Its standings include: the most tech-savvy nation, city with best investment potential, third-largest foreign exchange market, third-largest financial centre, third-largest oil refining and trading centre, and the second-busiest container port
Singapore ranks 5th on the UN Human Development Index and the 3rd highest GDP per capita. It is ranked highly in education, healthcare, life expectancy, quality of life, personal safety and housing.
Singapore has 5.6 million residents.
There are four official languages: English (common and first language), Malay, Mandarin and Tamil; almost all Singaporeans are bilingual.
History, climate and more
The earliest written record of Singapore occurs in a Chinese account from the third century, describing the island of Pu Luo Chung from a Malay translation meaning “island at the end” (of the Malay Peninsula).
Stamford Raffles founded colonial Singapore in 1819 as a trading post of the British East India Company; after the latter's collapse in 1858, the islands were ceded to the British Raj as a crown colony. During the Second World War, Singapore was occupied by Japan. It gained independence in 1965.
Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate with no distinctive seasons. Temperatures usually range from 22 to 35 °C (72 to 95 °F).
Singapore traditionally has one of the lowest unemployment rates among developed countries. The government provides numerous assistance programmes to the homeless and needy so acute poverty is rare.
As Singapore is a small island with a high population density, the number of private cars on the road is restricted to curb pollution and congestion.
Despite its small size, Singapore has a diversity of languages, religions, and cultures.
[Source: Wikipedia. Read more about Singapore here]
Singapore has 49 people groups and 19 (39%) are considered unreached.
The largest religion is Buddhism at 41%. 13.5% profess to be Christians and of those 6.5% profess to be evangelicals.
Other religions are: Islam 13%, non-religious 19%, Hinduism 5% and ethnic religions 8%.
[Source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for:
-Singapore as a strategic centre
-Singapore’s capacity to be a mission-sending nation
-effective Bible and leadership training
-justice for imported labour from poorer countries
[Source Operation World, 2010]
WEC’s international office and International Directors are based in Singapore
WEC Singapore’s vision is to bring the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the remaining unevangelised peoples with the utmost urgency.
In partnership with likeminded churches and organisations in Singapore and Malaysia, we are committed to:
-inspire, mobilise and train workers for cross-cultural mission
-send out workers to the unreached peoples, plant churches and make disciples
-pray and provide member care for our workers at home and away on their mission ministry