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Job opportunity as General Secretary

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Introduction

The Role Ā 

Based in Singapore, this role is to provide overall strategic and operational leadership, advising on and implementing policies and practices, giving missiological direction and engaging member churches, ecumenical partners and staff in achieving the aims and objectives of CWM. Most immediately these include the sharing of resources of finance, people, experience and insights within and beyond the CWM community as a source of mutual support in carrying out Godā€™s mission. Ultimately, the object of CWM is ā€œto spread the knowledge of Christ throughout the worldā€ (Scheme of Charity). The General Secretary ensures that all activities of CWM conform to and support these aims.

Desired Experience & Qualification

Person Specifications

Experience

  • Experience working at senior level in a Christian institution, Not for Profit organisation or ecumenical organisation involving the management of people, financial and other material resources and projects
  • Involvement in world church and global ecumenical organizations
  • Experience in setting priorities and directing church mission programmes
  • Advocacy and representingĀ oneā€™s organisationĀ to other bodies
  • Experience of working effectively outside oneā€™s country of residence and with cultures and gender other than oneā€™s own
  • Experience of business management and administration (Desirable)

 

  • Qualifications
  • Be able to demonstrate a high level of theological understanding, ideally with a post graduate level qualification
  • Broad understanding of the history of the world and missionary movement and the contemporary socio-economic, social and political issues affecting churches and mission and development organisations.
  • Qualifications and skills related to management or business administration (Desirable)

 

  • Skills & Competencies
  • Directing and empowering teams, committees and staff. Monitoring and evaluating progress
  • Setting directions with clear objectives and plans for action. An ability to plan strategically
  • Informing, consulting and negotiating
  • Adapting oneā€™s leadership style to different circumstances, cultures, tasks and people
  • Analysing and solving problems in a creative and challenging style
  • Exceptional interpersonal and presentational communication skills, specifically being sensitive to other cultural values, beliefs and styles of working; proficiency in the English language; writing reports and reflections, clearly and simply; making presentations to large committees and small groups; excellent listening skills and behaviour which encourages otherā€™s ideas
  • Financial acumen and understanding to know what financial systems are appropriate to ensure full accountability, especially given the legislative and charitable legal context; analyses financial data; proposes and evaluates financial policy; preparation and management of budgets
  • Organisational skills particularly in the management of oneā€™s own time and priorities and the management of others
  • An ability to manage diversity and promote equal opportunities across all aspects of CWM, involving gender, race, values, status and other differences. Cultural sensitivity is essential
  • An ability to motivate others and build productive working relationships with senior and other staff colleagues, Board members and representatives of CWM member churches
  • Familiarity with office IT applications such as word processing, Internet and spreadsheets.

 

  • Additional requirements
  • Membership of a CWM Member Church
  • Ability to undertake fairly extensive international travel.
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