Project Assistant at 50%, based in Geneva

World Council of Churches — Le Grand-Saconnex
10.02.2020 | Employee | 100%

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948. It brings together 350 member churches from all over the world, including Orthodox churches, Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran and Reformed denominations, to promote Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world.

The headquarters of the WCC is at the Ecumenical Centre, Geneva, a unique space for its member churches, and from which is coordinated the programmes and activities conducted together with the member churches and ecumenical partners.

Fully part of the WCC, the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (WCC-EAPPI) was founded in 2002 in response to a call from the local Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and brings internationals to the West Bank for protective presence, accompaniment and international advocacy.

The WCC is looking for a:

Project Assistant at 50%, based in Geneva

who will work as part of the EAPPI programme team and who will be responsible, under the supervision of the International Programme Coordinator (IPC), to provide administrative support concerning the development, planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on WCC-EAPPI’s work.

Fluent in English and French, the Project Assistant will hold a recognised university degree and will be able to demonstrate relevant experience. The successful candidate will have responsibility for:

  • Cooperating in general administration of all matters and correspondence related to the work of the project, and to other projects of the same programme, according to needs.
  • Undertaking the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the programme, including payments, invoices, preparation of budgets and reporting on budgets in cooperation with WCC finance department and EAPPI finance and programme staff.
  • Assisting in organizing travels and facilitating visa procedures.
  • Collaborating in the organization (administrative content and logistical tasks) of meetings and conferences.
  • Producing correspondence in different languages, including correspondence with project applicants, transfer of grants and follow-up on them.
  • Collaborating in the production and dissemination of the projects’ activity reports, etc.
  • Welcoming visitors and sharing information about the projects’ activities.
  • Contributing in the maintenance of ecumenical memory (organizing, filing and archiving information).
  • Participating in the programme meetings and contributing to the overall work of the programme, also undertaking other duties as determined by the programme director.


Qualifications and special requirements:



At least three to seven years’ of proven administration experience if possible in an international NGO setting.



University degree (Bachelor).



  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize, detail oriented.
  • Planning and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with programme budgeting and monitoring.
  • Experience with management of grant (in particular budgeting and reporting).
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures.
  • Take initiative and work both autonomously and collaboratively in a flexible and collegial way, with respect to confessional, cultural and gender diversity.
  • Write in a concise manner and provide editorial assistance as applicable.


Language skills:

Fluent in English and excellent command of oral and written French. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.


Computer skills:

Use Computers with in depth knowledge of MS pack office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint), FileMaker.


Deadline for applications:

February 28, 2020


Apply for this position by clicking on the following link:


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.


More information on the EAPPI programme:


World Council of Churches

Route de Ferney 150Le Grand-Saconnex


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World Council of Churches

Route de Ferney 150Le Grand-Saconnex


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