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.
Programme Executive on Mission and Evangelism/Mission from the Margins
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.
- 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.
- Assist the WCC reference group of the ecumenical networks of Indigenous Peoples and other Mission from the Margins networks and working groups.
- 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.
- Ensure participation of representatives of Indigenous Peoples networks and other Mission from the Margins networks in WCC events, programmatic activities, and advisory groups.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, WhatsApp, 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: 24 May 2019
STARTING DATE: 1 October 2019
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.