The World Council of Churches has shared the following opened position for which it is currently welcoming applications: Programme Executive of the Diakonia and Capacity Building.

The role will begin in April 2018 and will be based in Geneva, reporting to the Deputy General Secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia and Coordinator for Human Dignity Unit.

Broadly speaking, the objectives of the position are to raise issues of mutual accountability in the ecumenical movement, with a particular focus on work for justice and Diakonia, and to coordinate WCC’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, among other things:

  •  Promoting a renewed understanding and practice of ecumenical diakonia, rooted in the diverse Christian traditions, supporting churches in their search for unity and joint efforts in public witness and diakonia;
  • Being responsible for the planning, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of spending levels in the activities, in cooperation with the coordinator for Human Dignity Unit, the Deputy General Secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia and designated finance managers;
  • Developping, support and strengthen relations with WCC member churches and constituencies in their public witness and diakonia

Further information on the specific responsibilites, as well as the required qualifications and experience, can be found on the website, as well as the vacancy notice.

The deadline for submitting applications is the 15th December, to be sent to