The new cross-Communion alliance set up to connect and strengthen the development, relief and advocacy activities of the Anglican Communion is seeking a Director.
Once appointed, the Director will oversee the work of the Anglican Alliance which is made up of churches and agencies collaborating and sharing knowledge and skills to add value to the range of development and relief activities already undertaken by Anglicans around the world.
"The Director will have a vital role providing strategic direction to the new global alliance of Anglican churches and agencies, building their collective capacity to transform poverty and injustice," explained the Communion's Director for Mission, Revd John Kafwanka.
"In consultation with Alliance participants, he or she will deliver a learning strategy for global skills and knowledge transfer and for fostering greater Anglican and ecumenical collaboration."
The Alliance (full title Anglican Alliance - Development, Relief, Advocacy) was developed in response to the recommendations made by Anglican bishops at the 2008 Lambeth Conference that a specific mechanism was needed to help strengthen, co-ordinate and publicise the ongoing international development work of the Anglican Communion. The initiative is being developed with the active engagement of the The Archbishop of Canterbury.
"This is an exciting opportunity for someone to help the Communion to work better together," explained Revd Kafwanka, "to share knowledge, best practice and resources; to map the scale, quality, outcomes, impact and potential of Anglican development, relief and development activities; and promote best practice by identifying strong Anglican examples to serve as a learning resource for others and to build the evidence and visibility of Anglican work, as a tool for advocating for wider external support.
"This is a collaborate venture, not a separate entity in its own right. The Alliance will collaborate actively with other denominational and ecumenical stakeholders and networks, such as Action by Churches Together (ACT) the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA) and the Micah Network and Micah Challenge, and faith-inspired NGOs regionally and globally, to ensure productive partnerships and to leverage influence.
"We are looking for someone with passion, skills, vision and credibility to lead and develop this global initiative and are very much looking forward to receiving applications from people from right across the Anglican Communion."
Director, Anglican Alliance
£52,000 - £56,000 pa
Three year fixed term contract
You will provide strategic direction to a new global Alliance of Anglican churches and agencies, building their collective capacity to transform poverty and injustice. Consulting with Alliance participants, you will deliver a learning strategy for global skills and knowledge transfer, fostering greater Anglican and ecumenical collaboration. You will also coordinate a research initiative and deliver a communication strategy to strengthen the impact and profile of development work in the Anglican Communion.
An innovative and strategic thinker, you will have entrepreneurial flair, theological awareness and experience in international relief, development and advocacy work, including in faith-based and cross-cultural contexts. You should also have a track record of setting up and running a charitable organisation, business or network.
To apply, please visit www.prospect-us.co.uk/jobs or call 0844 880 5154 quoting Ref: TLP-1-1.
Closing date: 12/11/2010.
1st interviews: 25/11/2010.
Final interviews: 02/12/2010.