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Director of Commission on World Mission and Evangelism
World Council of Churches
Domain Autre
Type Contrat à durée déterminée
Location Grand Saconnex, GE
Rate 100 %

Director of Commission on World Mission and Evangelism

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.

The WCC is looking for a Director of Commission on World Mission and Evangelism at 100% to lead, inspire and direct the work of Mission and Evangelism, sustaining and developing close relationship with CWME and promoting programmatic work conducted within the framework of the World Council of Churches towards the visible unity of church.

The position reports to the Deputy General Secretary for Unity, Mission and Ecumenical Relations.


  • Support the work of CWME, prepare its meetings and coordinate reporting follow up.
  • Give leadership to the mission and evangelism team, ensuring the planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting projects and activities and the implementation of plans within the approved WCC budgets and policies
  • Help churches and missionary bodies or movements to dialogue on each other’s understanding and practices of mission and evangelism, with a view to enhance common witness and mission in unity.
  • Develop a network of relationships with persons and bodies responsible for and/or involved in mission and evangelism within the WCC’s member churches, CWME affiliated bodies and a wider constituency, including Evangelical and Pentecostal churches and movements.
  • Be responsible for training in mission and evangelism, and for organizing seminars on these and related topics in different parts of the world, if needed in cooperation with the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey.
  • Inspire theological reflection on the ecumenical understanding and practices of mission and evangelism through regular publication of the International Review of Mission.
  • Work together with staff in other programmatic and transversal areas ensuring an integrated approach in the Council’s work.
  • Any other responsibilities as determined by the General Secretary and the Deputy General Secretary


  • A university degree in Theology, preferably in Missiology,
  • Minimum five years of experience and a strong track record in project management, preferably in an international, ecumenical and/or church-related environment.
  • Ability to represent, interpret and communicate the positions of the WCC to partners, intergovernmental organizations, other stakeholders and WCC constituencies.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of other working languages of the WCC (Spanish, French, and/or German) is an asset.
  • Sensitive to multicultural and ecumenical settings with respect to gender, race, disability and age diversity.
  • Prepared to travel up to 20% of his/her time.


Full applications (Curriculum vitae, motivation letter, application form, copies of diplomas and recommendation letters) are to be sent to:

 The Application Form is available at the following address:


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.

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World Council of Churches
Route de Ferney, 150
PO Box 2100
1211 Geneva 2 (Geneva)