LWF Program Officer (Asia) in the Department for World Service

“Liberated by God’s grace, a communion in Christ living and working together for a just, peaceful, and reconciled world.”

This is the vision statement adopted by the Council of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) for
the LWF strategy 2012 – 2018.
Working for dignity and justice with compassion and commitment, the LWF as a global communion of churches respects diversity, in culture, history, theological understandings, perspectives on moral and ethical questions, and practice of ministry, mission and service, as a richness of God’s creation.

Position: Program Officer (Asia) in the Department for World Service
Place of Assignment: Geneva, Switzerland
Starting Date: To be negotiated
Duration of Contract: Initial contract of 5 years

The Department for World Service is the international humanitarian and development arm of the
Lutheran World Federation (LWF) . World Service works with local and international partners to alleviate suffering, combat injustice and poverty, and lay the foundation for a life in dignity for all. More
than 5,000 committed staff persons work for World Service in remote areas and often insecure
situations, touching the lives of over 2 million people across 33 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin
America and the Caribbean.

Required Qualifications:
 Master’s degree in humanitarian or development work, and/or other related social science.
 Several years of professional experience in emergency response or development in a
management role. Experience working with NGOs, UN agencies or faith based organizations.
 Experience in the supervision of staff and ensuring compliance and quality of the work.
 Fluency in English and proven working knowledge of languages relevant to the Asia region.
 Strong organizational, relational and enabling management skills, with diplomacy, respect and
a supportive approach.
 Strong computer literacy and interpersonal, verbal and written communication.
Candidates for this position require a Church Endorsement.

Closing date
Applications (including motivation letter, detailed curriculum vitae in English, church endorsement and
copies of diplomas and work certificates) with the names and e-mail addresses of three references (two
professional from present and/or previous employers/supervisors and one character reference) should
be sent by 30 April 2016 to:

Ms Aline Ritchie
Head of Human Resources
The Lutheran World Federation
P.O. Box 2100, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland
E-Mail: lwf_hrapplicants@lutheranworld.org

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