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Solar Power Plant Consultant in Brazil

WEC's Missionary Training College in Montes Claros is wanting to recruit a Solar Energy Engineer or Consultant, to advise on and help develop a Solar Power Plant project on their campus.

This solar energy project will aim to reduce the running costs of the college, and thus the study costs for our trainee missionaries, who come from Brazil and the Portuguese speaking world.

You will assess the power needs of the campus, advise on the various technologies, draft the scope of installation work, providing an estimate budget for the project, and if approved, oversee its installation.

College website in Portuguese  mtclatino.org.br

Qualities & Gifts Sought

You have expert knowledge of the solar industry and can advise on a suitable Solar Power Plant for a college campus.

You will need basic Portuguese language, and intermediate level of English to present your proposals to the WEC leadership, and manage the installation contractors.

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About Brazil

Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil) is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.  

At 8.5 million square kilometers (3.2 million square miles)  and with over 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. The capital is Brasília, and the most populated city is São Paulo.

Urban areas  concentrate 84.35% of the population, and the Southeast region is the most populated one, with over 80 million inhabitants.  

Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 kilometers (4,655 mi). It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent's land area.  

Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, and is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.  

Brazil's economy is the world's eighth-largest. Until 2010 Brazil had one of the world's fastest growing major economies. It has been characterised as a potential superpower. One of the world's major breadbaskets, Brazil has also been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.  

Brazilian cuisine varies greatly by region, reflecting the country's varying mix of indigenous and immigrant populations. A typical meal consists mostly of rice and beans with beef, salad, french fries and a fried egg. Often, it's mixed with cassava flour (farofa). The national beverage is coffee!  

[Read more about Brazil on Wikipedia]

Brazil has 309 people groups and 30 of these are considered unreached - these 30 people groups have yet to hear the good news about of Jesus.  

89.5% are professing Christians, and of those, 24.7% call themselves Evangelical.  

[Source: Joshua Project]
 
Pray with us for this land, for:
The challenges of economic corruption and crime

Poverty which still effects tens of millions
The Catholic Church
Brazil’s unreached people groups
The indigenous peoples of Brazil
[Operation World print edition, 2010]  

You can also pray online for Brazil with Operation World

WEC in Brazil

WEC has been in Brazil since 1922, and WEC’s first branch outside Africa was established in 1923 called ‘The Heart of Amazonia Mission’.

Today, WEC Brazil's Vision is the evangelization of the unreached people groups in partnership with Brazilian Churches.

'We work in partnership with Brazilian churches in order to send out missionaries who are well prepared, as well as care for them and their families, so that they might have an effective and long-lasting ministry among unreached peoples. We also have teams reaching out to indigenous peoples in Brazil.'

Read in Portuguese about WEC Brasil.

More about what WEC is doing in the Americas here.

Details

Position Type
Engineering & Technical

Contract Type
3-12 months i Ideal commitment between 3 months and 1 year, but with options to stay longer, if willing to undergo training as required.

Location
Montes Claros
Brazil
South America
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