Media & Communications Officer for Africa (based in South Africa)
Join an exciting WEC branch called ACTS 13, which is training and mobilising African cross-cultural missionaries in several countries. As WEC's Africa Media and Communications Officer, you will raise the profile of WEC across Africa.
Our ACTS 13 branch is offering cross-cultural training to recruit Africans into our multi-national mission agency to serve around the world.
You will be communicating with Christian Africans from the Gambia to Kenya and from Chad to South Africa, informing them about cross-cultural mission, and inspiring them to pray, to give of their time, resources and finances, and possibly to go themselves to unreached people groups.
Gather stories, write articles and create publicity for print and internet. Promote the ministry of WEC's ACTS13 Branch through our website, print, social media and video, sharing our ministry activities across Africa.
Produce regular communications for the ACTS13 branch to inform and inspire prayer. Keep the website up to date by making sure the website is secure, plugins are updated, pages are edited, new pages are added, new content is added.
Help host online events, meetings and seminars (mentoring, prayer, awareness, etc) using Zoom, Office365 Teams. Monitor and engage with our audience on several social media platforms. You could work out of Accra, Ghana or from South Africa.
There will be opportunities to spend time with local Christians of various nationalities, learning their cultures and adapting communiciations to suit each one.
As part of this strategic ministry, you will be encouraged to visit several ACTS13 teams participating with face-to-face mobilising, mission awareness, and mentoring into mission.
Qualities & Gifts Sought
You have had extensive training and experience in the world of media from editing, photography and film, to graphics and publicity. You are comfortable using the full range of media platforms and software.
You are passionate about producing good quality inspiring communications, and you love to share God's heart for the unreached peoples of the world who have yet to hear the good news.
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About South Africa
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 km of coastline stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho.
South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world’s 24th-most populous nation.
South Africa is a multi-ethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution’s recognition of 11 official languages, the fourth highest in the world. Two of these languages are of European origin: Afrikaans (developed from Dutch) and English.
During the 20th century, the black majority sought to claim more rights from the dominant white minority, with this struggle playing a large role in the country’s recent history and politics. The National Party imposed apartheid in 1948, institutionalising previous racial segregation. After a long and sometimes violent struggle by the African National Congress (ANC) and other anti-apartheid activists, the repeal of discriminatory laws began in the mid-1980s.
South Africa is often referred to as the 'rainbow nation' to describe the country’s multicultural diversity, especially since apartheid.
Nelson Mandela was the first black African President of the Republic of South Africa.
Climate and National Parks
South Africa has a generally temperate climate, due in part to being surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans on three sides. Numerous mammals are found in South Africa including lions, African leopards, South African cheetahs, southern white rhinos, blue wildebeest, kudus, impalas, hyenas, hippopotamuses and South African giraffes. Significant parks include the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, and the Waterberg Biosphere.
Pray with us for:
– reconciliation among all races;
– wise political Government;
– access to anti-retroviral drugs for the 20% of the population who have HIV;
– a renewed prophetic voice for the Church;
– to effectively reach and disciple the millions of unchurched people;
– Bible training and the development of Christian leaders;
– young people, one third of the population, are under 15 years old;
– university students.
Source: Operation World (2010)
Or pray using a Prayercast video here.
WEC in South Africa
The focus of WEC South Africa is to mobilize and equip the church for mission involvement, and to facilitate the training and placement of South African workers.
Read about WEC's ministry at the Melusi Community in KwaZulu-Natal here
More about WEC across Africa