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Middle East University
Lebanon
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Responsibilities

Assist the Director of Plant Services to maintain the physical plant of the university, including dorms, staff, and faculty housing.  Duties may include electrical work, plumbing, general maintenance, and supervision of student workers

Qualifications

  • Hard worker, proactive, team member
  • Willing to learn, good at following instructions
  • Previous maintenance experience is a plus
  • Flexible, previous cross-cultural experiences a plus
  • Good communication skills in English, additional languages a plus
  • 1-year commitment, with the possibility to extend

Attire

Acceptable Dress: Modest, casual clothing. More formal clothing (dress/skirt, dress shirt/tie) for church services. Most people in Lebanon wear typical European-style clothing.  Pants are acceptable for women in most settings. Lebanon is a four-season country with cold, wet winters (Nov-Mar) and hot, dry summers (May-Sept), so bring clothing for all seasons.

Unacceptable Dress:  Revealing, transparent, tight, spaghetti strap

Accommodations

The institution will arrange it. Maybe a dormitory room (possibly shared with another AVS volunteer) or maybe an apartment shared with other AVS volunteers.

Living There

Lebanon is a beautiful country on the Mediterranean Sea.  It is known in the Middle East for its natural beauty and mountains.  It is often highlighted that you can snow ski and swim in the Mediterranean on the same day during some seasons.  There are three main languages in Lebanon:  Arabic, English & French.  There is also a range of religious faiths including both Shia and Sunni Muslims, Orthodox Christians, Maronite Christians, Druze, and a small population of Protestants.  Middle East University is the only Protestant university in Lebanon and the only Adventist university in the MENA Union, serving 20 countries.  We have a very multicultural staff and student body.

Included

Insurance: AVS standard insurance

Living Allowance: $50 for personal expenses

Visa

Utilities (AC and heaters may be restricted due to the energy crisis in Lebanon)

Not Included

Airfare

Compensation

Monthly stipend paid in local currency equivalent to $100-150 depending on interview & qualifications

Additional

This is a sponsorship position.  The volunteer will need to raise sponsorship funds of $7500 to help defray the cost of their accommodation, food, insurance, personal expenses, visa, and stipend.  (This does not include the cost of airfare to and from Lebanon.)

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