LWF seeking Program Executive for Gender Justice and Women’s Empowerment

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The Lutheran World Federation Communion Office in Geneva is recruiting a Program Executive for Gender Justice and Women’s Empowerment.

The position holder works as part of the Department for Theology and Public Witness team where s/he takes the lead of the program on Gender Justice and Women’s Empowerment.

S/he is responsible for promoting, supporting and enabling mainstreaming of gender justice and women’s empowerment within the LWF. S/he also coordinates gender justice related processes within the LWF Communion Office in Geneva in close cooperation with the cross-departmental Gender Focal Group and other Communion Office units. S/he is expected to support and coordinate LWF women and gender related, e.g. WICAS, networks, as well as to cooperate with LWF member churches, related agencies, ecumenical organizations in promoting gender justice and women’s human rights. The relationship building and cooperation with the INGOs and U.N. agencies, e.g. Commission on Status of Women and other U.N. mechanisms require particular collaboration and coordination of work with the Program Assistant.

The position holder is responsible in cooperation with the respective colleagues e.g. LWF Area Secretaries for supporting member churches in implementing the resolutions of LWF 12th Assembly relating to LWF Gender Justice Policy, women in the ordained ministry of the church, as well as to the elimination of sexual and gender based violence.

In order to succeed in this, the program holder needs to have thorough understanding of and ability to analyse gender roles and rights within the cultural, social, economic, political and faith contexts of societies. An analytical approach, organizational skills, the ability to conceptualize, to manage projects and to provide leadership as well as good communication skills both in speaking and writing are essential.

For more details and to apply, go to the LWF website at:


The closing date for applications is 30 April 2018

Candidates for this position require an endorsement from an LWF member church.

Posted by: Terrie Robinson | Friday, April 6th, 2018
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