Vacancy – Fiji Mission Manager

Vacancy: Fiji Mission Manager – Bible Society of the South Pacific

The Bible Society of the South Pacific is looking for a suitable person to serve as Fiji Mission Manager for the Bible Society of the South Pacific. The person selected will be required to direct and manage the overall functioning and day to day operations of the Bible Society of the South Pacific (BSSP) Fiji Mission so that it fulfills its objectives effectively. Minimum qualification required: A degree in Management, a mature Christian 35 – 45 years old. Experience in senior leadership and management: At least 5+ years. The person should be creative, visionary, acquires great organizing skills and at least has the following criteria for the position:

 

Leadership and management:

– Well rounded leadership, management knowledge and skills.
– Ability to work well with the key decision makers for the benefit of the Society.
– Experience in the business and trading fields.
– Good experience in financial management and accounts.
– Great with modern media and technologies.

Mission work:

– Has a great heart for the value of the Bible that will help in the mission and vision of the Bible Society and shows clear evidence of that call in his or her life.
– Coordinate meeting the mission needs of various target audiences through the Society’s programs.
– Build partnerships with other mission agencies.

Church Relations

– Has good interpersonal communication skills needed to build up relationship with all churches.
– Ability to promote the Bible cause to all churches in Fiji and gain their support.
– Ensuring that the scripture needs of churches are met.

Developing the publishing role of the Society

– Develop further the publishing program of the Society in the Pacific.
– Overseeing the translations, production and distribution functions of the Society in its work in Fiji.

Fundraising

– Developing the partnership between donors and the Society.
– Increasing the fundraising stream of the Society to enable it achieve its mission.
– Experience in this field is needed.

Public Relations

– Has the ability to use information in different medias to promote the Society.
– Has a good command of the English language and one other language (Fijian itaukei, Hindi, Rotuman, etc. is an advantage)
– Understands cross-cultural mission protocols with some experience.

Applicants from the Christian faith with a heart for mission work are encouraged to apply for this position. Remuneration and working conditions will be discussed at the interview. Application with a detailed CV, copies of supporting documents and two referees should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Coordinator,
Bible Society of the South Pacific,
Private Mail Bag,
NABUA.

All applications are to be e-mailed to lturaganivalu@bible.org.fj. Applications close on 1st December 2017.


Vacancy – Warehouse Officer

Vacancy : Warehouse Officer

The Bible Society of the South Pacific is a Christian organization involved in communicating the Word of God in the South Pacific and is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to fill the position of Warehouse Officer.

 General Scope of the Job

1. Achieve high levels of customer satisfaction through excellence in receiving, identifying, dispatching and assuring quality of goods
2. Measure and report the effectiveness of warehousing activities
3. Organize and maintain inventory and storage area
4. Ensure shipments’ and inventory transactions’ accuracy
5. Communicate job expectations
6. Interface with customers to answer questions or solve problems
7. Maintain items record, document necessary information and utilize reports to project warehouse status
8. Identify areas of improvement and establish innovative or adjust existing work procedures and practices
9. Any other task assigned by the supervisor.

 

Organizational Relationships
The Warehouse Officer will be report to the Finance. He will work closely with the Coordinator of Retail & Distribution and the Finance staff and respective officers in relations to the setting and fulfillment of the Fiji Operations goals.
Key Responsible and Outcomes

 

WAREHOUSE

  • Maintains a proper record of ingoing and outgoing stock
    • Safeguards warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols.
    • Controls inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconciling with the POS System.
    • Maintains physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing clean and safe working environment and optimize space utilization.
    • Communicate and cooperate with coworkers and Finance policies.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
    • Prepare and complete orders for delivery or pick up according to schedule (load, pack, label and ship).

Skills Require:

  1. Communication Skills: Warehouse Officer will need to speak with coworkers and customers on a regular basis.
  2. Leadership Skills: Warehouse Officer will need resolve conflicts, as well as keep employees motivated and on-task.
  3. Critical-Thinking Skills: Warehouse Officer will need to devise plans of action and asses those plans regularly.
  4. Organizational Skills: Multiple orders, people and many moving pieces will keep warehouse Officer on their toes.
  5. Problem-Solving Skills: Warehouse Officer will need to be ready when problems arise, or be ready to anticipate problems before they happen.

Other Requirements:

1. The candidate must be a Christian and a firm believer in the Holy Scriptures.
2. A Diploma in Accounting.
3. At least experience in the logistics, warehouse or inventory field
4. Knowledge of warehouse software packages and MS Office proficiency
5. Ability to input, retrieve and analyze data
6. Hands-on commitment to getting the job done
7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
8. Proven ability to direct and coordinate operations
9. Strong organizational and time management skills

 

Applicants of the Christian faith and with a heart for mission work are encouraged to apply for this position. Remuneration and working conditions will be discussed at the interview. Application with a detailed CV, copies of supporting documents, two referees, should be addressed to:

 

The Human Resources Officer,
Bible Society of the South Pacific,
Private Mail Bag,
NABUA

All applications are to be e-mailed to bibsoc@bible.org.fj . Applications close on 31 August 2017.

 

 


Bible Week Booklets


Sunday School Workshop for Teachers

An informative workshop for Sunday school teachers was conducted by Mrs. Iva Teilai on 15 January at Naila village. The workshop was for Sunday school teachers that were going to use the Magimagi project Sunday School materials. A total of 8 participants were present at the workshop.

The second Sunday school workshop was held a week later on the 22nd of January. The workshop was facilitated by Iva Telai, Urmila Prasad and Susana Aropio.

The participants said that they have never been to a Sunday School Workshop and that they have learnt a lot even though they have been Sunday School Teachers for a long time. They were also surprised to learn that the Spiritual, the normal life in the village and the financial being of a person are all tied together to bring prosperity.

Sunday School Teachers

Sunday School Workshop facilitators. (Back L-R): Mrs Susana Aropio and Mrs Urmila Prasad (Front L-R): Mrs Eva Telai and Vakatawa Maika Naisilisili


Proclaim the Good News through the Proclaimer

ProclaimerPartnership between the Society and FCBH (Faith Comes By Hearing) has continued to grow over the years. An early visit to the Bible House this year by FCBH International Language Recording Coordinator, Erik Stapleton, has helped both parties to plan together and engage in specific mission programs. The last recording done so far in the Pacific was the Kiribati Contemporary NT in last September. Just recently, Erik is planning to ship 138 mid-sized Proclaimers and 12 larger units to Kiribati in March. Talks are continuing on the recording of the New Testament in other Pacific Island languages. The FCBH proclaimers by and large play a key role in proclaiming the Good News to a larger group of people when connected to a PA system or even the radio station. The latest product in the market to date is the newly built mid-sized Proclaimer that can proclaim the Good News in more than one language. The Society is therefore grateful for the provision of such important mission tools by FCBH through Erik, with the Fiji based proclaimers having the options of playing it either in English, Fiji-Hindi, or in the Fijian iTaukei language.


MagiMagi Stretches to Fourth Community in 2017

Since the launch of the Bible Society’s holistic approach to community development under the MagiMagi project in January 2015, the start of this year saw the extending of the project into a nearby community, Naila village.

A total of 150 bibles and other scripture materials were distributed at the official launching of the program in Naila on Sunday 8 January,

MagiMagi Project

A Cell group leader sharing the Cell Group’s aims and approach for the month of February

2017. Now, the number of communities has risen to four within the Bau district of the Tailevu province in Fiji.

The spiritual capital of this project has been focusing steadily on developing the children’s Sunday School curriculum and its application for the last two years. Discipleship programs has been also woven into this project and a special cell group manual recently published.

With the ongoing support of the Bible Society of New Zealand, the economic capital and cultural capital are the other two key areas of focus in the program. The program is earmarked to be trialed out in a community in Vanuatu this year, which is part of the wider goal to bring this innovating program into the Pacific. This is in line with the vision of the Bible Society: “The Pacific to be Communities of the Word.”


FIJI OPERATIONS BRANCH

The Fiji Operations Branch was first established in early 2003 as one of the main branches to look after Fiji.

WHO WE ARE

The Bible Society of the South Pacifi c is part of a worldwide fellowship of Bible Societies known as the United Bible Societies. It is a Christian organization set up to help all churches in the South Pacifi c through the translation, production, and distribution of the Bible within the South Pacifi c. We are not a church but a producer of the Bible – the basic tool for all ministries. The head offi ce is based in Fiji that oversees the Bible work in the Pacifi c (16 countries) but as a Fiji Operations Branch we only oversee Fiji Islands.

WHY THE BIBLE SOCIETY DO THIS WORK

The end result of all the Bible Society work is in John 20:31, “This (the Bible) is written that we may know that Jesus is the Messiah and through faith in Him, we may have life” The Bible is our best treasure given by God. It is the light, food, water, fi re and cleansing agent for our lives. In its power and it’s points to our Saviour, Jesus Christ!

OUR MISSION

“Making God’s Word easily understood, available, accessible and credible to all people on all situations”

OUR VISION

“The South Pacific – A Community of the Word”

What we do! Our 3 main tasks are:

1. Translation: – We translate the Word of God into various dialects. There are Six translation projects going on in the South Pacifi c and that includes the dialects here in Fiji. The work consists of a revising old Bibles and new Bibles is essential in order for people to understand God’s Word in every generation.

2. Production: We publish Bibles in the right format……..

3. Distribution: Finally we ensure that the Word of God us distributed as widely as possible to all the people by using the different channels. A regular supply of scriptures is provides through bookshops, churches, schools and individuals that visit our bookshop. We also have special projects in which we supply Bibles or Study Tools at heavily subsidized rates to students, theological students and prisons.

PROJECTS:

The Bible Society of the South Pacific –

Fiji Branch have projects that are ongoing right now. Since we oversee the Fiji area we have 6 projects that is continuing. The main purpose of these projects is to ensure that the people of Fiji are receiving the Word of God into their language or dialects.

Which are:

1. Fijian Reference Bible

2. Maumi Gospel of John

3. Dawasamu Gospel of Matthew

4. Fiji Bible Comics

5. Ba New Testament

6. Bible Week

 

Meet our Team:

Seremaia Rareba

Seremaia Rereba Coordinator Retail & Distribution

Charles Cleary

Charles Cleary Coordinator Mission

Ratu Marika

Ratu Marika Waqanivalu Coordinator Translation

Vilomena Dautei

Vilomena Dautei Coordinator Corporate Services and Marketing

Kijiana Tevita

Kijiana Tevita Distribution and Retail Officer

Ms Sainimili Ciriavesi Mission Assistant

Ms Sainimili Ciriavesi
Mission Assistant