Friends of Mandritsara Trust
Location: Madagascar
Finance: Personal Support, Voluntary
Duration: Less than 3 months, 3‑12 months, Over 12 months, Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Practical & Technical, Support Ministries
Posted: 8 Jul 2019
Closes: Open-ended


Friends of Mandritsara Trust

We are seeking an experienced electrician to join the Friends of Mandritsara missionary team, to work with the Maintenance department at the Good News Hospital project, Mandritsara, Madagascar.  The project incorporates a hospital, 350-pupil school, radio station, community health programme and a school of nursing and midwifery. The aim of the project is to demonstrate the love of Jesus by giving every hospital patient, radio listener and school child excellent care and education, along with the good news of Jesus Christ. 

Responsibilities would include maintaining the project’s electrical circuitry and equipment, including a recently-installed solar power system for the radio station and school. 

We are particularly seeking an electrician who could come for 3-12 months during 2019 while our Head of Maintenance will be absent. A small team from Belgium and New Zealand are planning to come in early 2019 to install a solar power system for the hospital and it would be useful to have someone during the installation and post-installation phases (Mar – June 2019). The second phase of this project is to overhaul the existing electrical circuitry and lighting.  This role would also provide opportunities for training local staff.  

Local languages spoken are Malagasy and French.  Basic French would therefore be helpful and a period of language study can be arranged locally. 

This is not a salaried position and all foreign missionaries serving on the Friends of Mandritsara team are expected to cover all travel and living costs, either by self-funding or through raising financial support. Short-term volunteers generally self-fund and longer term volunteers are sent by a church or missionary organisation. All workers should have the prayerful support of their home church.

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Friends of Mandritsara Trust

Supporting the work of the Good News Hospital, Good News School and Voice of the Good News radio station in Mandritsara, Madagascar.
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