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Council For World Mission - Hiring Notice
(East Asia & South Asia)
About this Role:
The Programme Associate role reports to the Mission Secretary for Mission Programme & Partnership and is
based in Singapore. The programme team works closely with CWM member bodies across 41 countries,
governing bodies when called upon, CWM ecumenical partners, youth and civil societies, and other interest
groups to accomplish common mission.
The Programme Associate works in partnership with the Mission Secretary for Mission Programme &
Partnership to assist in the development and implementation of CWM’s programmatic agenda. This individual
also provides high quality and efficient programmatic and administrative/ logistics support to the Programme
team in general and to East Asia & South Asia team in particular, and in the execution of specific programmes
in pursuit of CWM's mission priorities.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
The work of the Programme Associate is categorized into three (3) major areas, particularly for the East Asia
& South Asia regions:
- To work collaboratively with the Mission Secretary in conceptualising
and developing programmes in line with CWM's strategic direction.
- To be responsible for organizing and implementing events and programmes
including general administration, budget oversight and events management.
- To provide logistic support and liaise with the CWM travel team in
arranging transportation, travel and accommodation for events and programmes.
- To coordinate, conduct and participate in programme planning meetings.
Finance and Administration
- To provide functional and relevant administrative processes
to facilitate the smooth operation of the East Asia & South Asia team.
- To provide financial administration including preparing budgets
for each programme, payment vouchers for payments, monitoring budgets,
ensuring appropriate records management in conjunction
with the main finance and administration team.
- To ensure that information, learning and communication resource materials
are produced inclusive of, but not limited to, preparation of reports,
minutes, digital communication platforms and presentations.
- To work in an integrated way with other Programme Associates
(and other CWM staff) in relevant programmatic areas
particularly in planning and implementation.
- To conduct research, compile and process relevant data that contributes to programme design.
- To facilitate and contribute to theological reflection on mission
including monitoring socio-economic issues to enable the objectives of CWM.
- To support the development of strategic alliances and partnerships
to extend the reach and impact of CWM initiatives.
- To undertake other tasks as may reasonably be expected and assigned
by the Line manager.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field with at 2 years' relevant work experience,
preferably in a multicultural context. Fresh graduates may apply as well.
- Commitment to the Christian faith, principles of justice and the theology
and values that inform the work of CWM.
- Interest and experience in missional and theological discourses.
- Similar experience in a non-profit organisation or church setting.
- Strong interest and experience in social and justice issues.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people across diverse cultures and languages.
- Strong communications skills – verbal and written, and a skilled in research
and incorporating new learning into strategy.
- Skills and experience in developing and managing programmes and project budgets.
- Strong organising and project management skills.
- Ability to undertake occasional international travel.
The Council for World Mission is a worldwide partnership of Christian churches.
The 32 members are committed to sharing their resources of money, people, skills
and insights globally to carry out God's mission locally.
CWM was created in 1977 and incorporates the London Missionary Society (1795),
the Commonwealth Missionary Society (1836) and the (English) Presbyterian Board of Missions (1847).
CWM understands mission to be transformative.
Our work and lives partner with God in transforming the earth and each other inviting justice and fullness of life.
It is political, ecological, ecclesiological, economic and personal vision.
CWM works with and through member churches and our partner organisations to pursue this vision.
The Mission Development programme contributes to this in a number of ways
through project work as well as the resourcing and empowering member churches in their mission.
For more information, visit our website at www.cwmission.org
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How to Apply:
Please email your detailed CV with current and expected salaries to email@example.com.
The closing date for receiving applications for this role is 31 Oct 2023.