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This is the vision statement adopted by the Council of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) forThis is the vision statement adopted by the Council of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) forthe LWF strategy 2012 - 2017.Working for dignity and justice with compassion and commitment, the LWF as a globalcommunion of churches respects diversity, in culture, history, theological understandings,perspectives on moral and ethical questions, and practice of ministry, mission and service, as arichness of God’s creation.

Position: Secretary for Diakonia and Development 
              Department for Mission and Development

Place of Assignment: Geneva, Switzerland

Starting Date: January 2018

Duration of Contract: Initial contract of 5 years

The main thrust of the program of diakonia and development is to accompany member churchesThe main thrust of the program of diakonia and development is to accompany member churchestoward sustainability and improved quality of their diaconal and development work. It emphasizesdiakonia and development both within churches and with member church diaconal anddevelopment organizations.
Assists in capacity building of member churches in their efforts to plan, organize and implementdiaconal and development programs. Serves as liaison between diaconal/development actors ofthe member churches and LWF World Service programs in the respective countries andadministers the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) scholarships program.

Required qualifications:

  • University degree or equivalent in diakonia or development studies, social studies,administration or other relevant field.
  • Some theological knowledge would be an addedadvantage.
  • Proven international experience in positions involving project/program planning,organizational development, management and administration in the area related to diakoniaand development.
  • Working knowledge and/or experience in a developing country and first-hand knowledge ofLWF member churches or other churches, mission society or related agency within theecumenical movement.
  • Excellent communication and presentation and facilitation skills in workshop/meeting settings.
  • Negotiating skills in political, conflictual and diplomatical settings and capacity to influence.
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Working knowledge of German and/or French and/orSpanish is desirable.
  • Problem-solving skills and empathy. Demonstrated ability to work as a team member.
  • Able to establish good working relationships with a variety of people and culturally sensitive.

Candidates for this position require a church endorsement.Candidates for this position require a church endorsement.Closing date for applications: 31 August 2017To apply, click on the following link:https://lutheranworld.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0mkgn

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