Date: 1+ yr term

Accountable to: Southern Africa Regional Administrator

Position summary:

The Financial Secretary serves as country coordinator for all World Missions funding, disbursements, and accountability for the church in Brethren in Christ Church in Zambia. This position is self-supporting in that personnel must raise support to cover all living and ministry costs. This position along with the Nahumba Guest House Manager position may be filled by a married couple or by two singles of the same gender.

Qualifications required:

  • A vital and maturing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Ability to manage basic bookkeeping is required.
  • Above average relational and communication skills are needed.
  • Gifts, commitment, and experience related to the ministry of Christian hospitality are preferred.
  • A resilient and flexible spirit able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions and unexpected developments.

Essential responsibilities:

  • Collect, record, and deposit all receipts.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records.
  • Receive, bank, and disburse all BICWM funds for the church in Zambia.
  • Maintain all BICWM vehicles.
  • Submit an annual financial, statistical, and narrative report to BICCZ and BICWM.
  • Participate in the life of the local BIC Church and the Choma community.
  • Develop relationships with people which will foster mutual growth and service.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Interpersonal skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  • Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
  • Written communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.

Physical demands and work environment:

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Performance standards:

  • Annual performance appraisal
  • Attainment of annual goals established between supervisor and employee
  • Develop a close working relationship with the Bishop and other church leaders.

Personal development:

  • Incorporates prayer, Biblical understanding, and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s leading into training and planning.
  • Practices the presence of God—active in prayer, spiritual disciplines, and accountability.

General sign-off: The employee is expected to adhere to all BIC Personnel Policies and Procedures while employed, including the personal covenant included on the ministry agreement.

Interested candidates should contact Vicky Landis at vlandis@bicus.org.