Expat Recruitment Steps
“Serving in Nepal has been one of the most exciting adventures of our family’s life. Don’t hesitate and miss the opportunity to let God show you His adventure for you!” – Chris Drew
Enquire & Reflect
We encourage you to pray for wisdom and a sense of God’s leading as you explore the possibility of journeying with us. During this process, we will pray that you experience the Lord’s confirmation by showing you that the step of faith you are making is one of obedience and one that will be fruitful.
Living and working in Nepal can be challenging; new colleagues, new climate, new ways of working and relating to others, different hierarchy structures, lifestyle changes and much more. However, those who are resilient, flexible, have a sense of humour and can cope with uncertainty will thrive in this environment.
- Pray and ask God about His plan for your life; Talk to Church friends and family about applying.
- Learn more about the work of INF.
- Learn more about life in Nepal – Living and working in Nepal.
- What Preparatory training do you need to consider [professional and cross-cultural mission]?
- Is there a role for you? Please contact Recruitment even if there isn’t anything listed.
We are looking for people who:
- Are responding to a sense of calling.
- Are spiritually mature, willing and able to combine their faith with their professional work.
- Are flexible [able to work outside their own culture] and teachable
- Are sensitive to the traditions, feelings and culture of Nepalis and are committed to learning and adapting to local ways of working.
- Are open to serving long-term, but not necessarily fixed in one place or role
- Are ready to give their advice, but who are willing to follow the lead and direction of others.
- Competent in their roles and have an ability to pass on, and develop, these skills in others.
- Have compassion.
- Are able to see the big picture / overview.
- Are not people who have a need to “take the lead”.
There are a number of steps which can occur alongside each other and these are:
- We need to identify an approved role for you.
- Then you will need to start the actual application process with a sending agency, either through an INF National Office [in UK / Australia / New Zealand] or one of our sending partners. Please note: INF is unable to pay salaries to expatriate workers in Nepal.
- Candidates must be proficient in the English language and have professional experience and qualifications [usually Master’s degree level] in the positions they are applying for.
- All your application papers will be reviewed by a panel in Nepal. This panel will often highlight things that need to be addressed before leaving your home country. They will either provisionally accept you, or say “not now”.
- Physical and Psychological assessments are needed.
- Final acceptance is given by INF once all issues have been clarified.
- Read and agree to the documents you will be sent.
- Send INF the necessary information and prepare for your transition to Nepal – including “leaving well”.
Although you come with an individual role you will live as part of a Team. All members of teams are expected to share in the team responsibilities and to participate in team activities.
Training in the Nepali language and cultural orientation is provided for expatriate workers, differing in length depending on the duration of their assignments.