Site World Council of Churches
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, which brings together 350 Christian denominations from all over the world and promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world.
Launched in 2002, the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS initiatives and advocacy (WCC-EHAIA) promotes HIV competence among churches and works with theological institutions to integrate and mainstream HIV into theological curricula as well as addressing the root causes of the pandemic. WCC-EHAIA intentionally involves people living with HIV, people with disabilities, adolescents, youth, women, men, grandparents, sex workers, injecting drug users, prisoners, migrants, sexual minorities and other marginalized groups and ensures that church leaders and theologians engage all those who are usually excluded.
For its office based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), that is responsible for the Central Africa area (Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea), the WCC is looking for a:
Regional Coordinator (W/M) at 100%, based in Kinshasa, DRC
The position reports to the Programme Executive for WCC-EHAIA that is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Regional Coordinator will continue the process of mainstreaming HIV into the curricula of theological training institutions and promote the AIDS competence of African churches through seminars, workshops and trainings.
- Ensure that churches and ecumenical partners mainstream HIV in their curriculum;
- Ensure that churches and ecumenical partners create safe spaces for intergenerational conversations on issues related to Stigma, Discrimination, Faith Healing;
- Work with faith leaders and people who experience marginalisation, stigma to access prevention and support;
- Coordinate the work in the region and ensure that all stakeholders and networks in country and region are involved in supporting WCC-EHAIA’s work;
- Capacitate young people, adolescents, women to speak out;
- Accompany churches, religious leaders, theological institutions and ecumenical partners to address issues of vulnerability, and help them develop positive masculinities and femininities;
- Work together with the other WCC in general and WCC-EHAIA staff to plan, organize activities in Africa and beyond;
- Coordinate the work of the assistant in planning and executing the production and dissemination of the projects’ activities in the region, country, etc;
- Ensure that the Regional office visibility is well seen in the country and beyond;
- Ensure that the maintenance of ecumenical memory (organizing, filing and archiving information) is well done.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Minimum of five years of experience in the field of HIV, AIDS in Africa as well as Sexual & Gender Based Violence and Sexual Reproductive Health Education would be an added value.
- Experience in project management, including result oriented planning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of projects.
- Masters Degree in Theology; public health or social psychology would be an advantage
Competencies and other requirements:
- Ability to lead, facilitate, coordinate, supervise, network, innovate and have strong experience in project execution.
- Dynamic, autonomous and motivated person with excellent intergenerational communication skills.
- Be familiar with African church situation, theological and ecumenical institutions and ability to work ecumenically.
- Excellent command of written and spoken French, English and some African languages spoken in the region.
- African nationality and preferably a citizen of one of the countries in the region.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: October 10th, 2019
STARTING DATE: January 1st, 2020
- Apply for this position by clicking on the following link: https://wcccoe.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk03p75
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.
People living with HIV are encouraged to apply.
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