Programme Executive on Mission and Evangelism/Mission from the Margins

Geneva, Switzerland | Mission from the Margins | Full-time

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JOB TITLE: Programme Executive on Mission and Evangelism/Mission from the Margins

STARTING DATE: 1 January 2023

WORKING ACTIVITIES (%): 100%

CONTRACT DURATION: 4 years

REPORTS TO: The Director of Commission on World Mission and Evangelism and the Programme Director for Unity and Mission.

 

WORKS CLOSELY WITH:                              

  • Internal: Colleagues in the Mission and Evangelism Team, other colleagues in relevant programmatic areas, and designated staff in other projects and support areas.
  • External: WCC reference group and networks of Indigenous Peoples and other Mission from the Margins networks and working groups, as well as counterparts in member churches and ecumenical organizations.

OBJECTIVE: Facilitate and support an inspiring and effective involvement of Indigenous Peoples and other marginalised groups of Mission from the Margins in the life and work of the WCC, its member churches and ecumenical partners.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Participate in the work of the WCC Mission and Evangelism team and contribute to its projects and activities, especially from the perspective of Mission from the Margins.
  2. Assist the WCC reference group of the ecumenical networks of Indigenous Peoples and other Mission from the Margins networks and working groups.
  3. Facilitate the contribution of the networks of Indigenous Peoples and other networks of Mission from the Margins to the life and work of the WCC and its member churches and ecumenical partners.
  4. Ensure participation of representatives of Indigenous Peoples networks and other Mission from the Margins networks in WCC events, programmatic activities, and advisory groups.
  5. Inspire and support the theological contributions of Indigenous Peoples and other marginalised groups of Mission from the Margins to the ecumenical reflection on mission, Church and Christian faith and spirituality in the WCC, its member churches and ecumenical partners.
  6. Coordinate the involvement and contribution of Indigenous Peoples networks and other Mission from the Margins networks in international meetings relevant for their struggles for inclusion, justice and peace.
  7. Work closely with staff from other programmatic areas and transversal issues, ensuring an integrated approach to the WCC’s work.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Post Graduate in theology, or another relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in working with networks of Indigenous Peoples and/or other networks of marginalised groups.
  • Experience in an ecumenical environment.
  • Good command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of the other working languages of the WCC (French, German, Spanish) an asset.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and comfortable knowledge of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
  • Experience in working sensitively in culturally and religiously diverse and ecumenical settings.

  

The WCC is an equal opportunity employer. Selection is made without distinction as to race and gender and takes into account confessional and geographical representation of its member churches as broad and fair as possible (conform WCC Rule XI, 7).

For this position of the WCC staff, candidates of indigenous background are particularly encouraged to apply, as well as those who have a deeper understanding of questions related to indigenous peoples. Considering the current composition of the WCC staff, there is a strong preference for candidates from the Pacific.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  23 September 2022

  

ABOUT HUMAN RESOURCES AT THE WCC:

The WCC is an equal opportunity employer. The sole criteria for recruitment, training and career opportunities are qualification, skills, experience and performance to all its staff members.