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.
Launched in 2002, the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS initiatives and advocacy (WCC-EHAIA) promotes HIV competence among churches and works with theological institutions to integrate and mainstream HIV into theological curricula as well as addressing the root causes of the pandemic. WCC-EHAIA intentionally involves people living with HIV, people with disabilities, adolescents, youth, women, men, grandparents, sex workers, injecting drug users, prisoners, migrants, sexual minorities and other marginalized groups and ensures that church leaders and theologians engage all those who are usually excluded.
The Regional Coordinator is based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the position reports to the Programme Executive for WCC-EHAIA that is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Regional Coordinator will continue the process of mainstreaming HIV into the curricula of theological training institutions and promote the AIDS competence of African churches through seminars, workshops and trainings.
Full details about the key responsibilities and skills and experience sought are available here.
The deadline for receiving applications is 10 October 2019.