Coordinator of the Centre for Women’s Development Programme

Applications are invited for the following position:

Co-ordinator of Centre for Women’s Development Programme

The Pacific Theological College (PTC) is a regional ecumenical tertiary institution that serves the region through the churches of the Pacific. We invite applications for the position of Coordinator of the Women’s Development Programme (WDP) with the aim to equip women of the different ministries to meet the daily challenges in their respective churches, home and communities.

The person appointed shall be an educator and committed to the theological education and advocacy for the dignity of women; is ecumenical, both in relation to the diverse Christian traditions and faiths; a leader with ability to lead and to achieve the ‘leadership for justice’ vision of the college; a team player and able to work with a diverse multi-cultural community, and is responsible for the sustainability of the Centre.

The person shall be required to coordinate and administer the Women’s Programme with focus on planning and preparing curriculum, courses, teaching and coordinating, developing unique and distinctive courses and programmes, especially ground-up programmes with alternative development strategies for marginalized communities; planning and preparing budget with funding partners on behalf of the programme; writing grant proposals and request funding for the center;  management and accountability of the finance of the department; creative and innovative marketing to attract interested partners such as churches, government, NGOs, businesses, to invest on PTC through the Women’s programme; community networking and relationship building regionally. 

The person must be familiar with educational and church contexts across the Pacific and the world; Ability to teach and supervise students of whom English is not their first language and work reliably and respectfully with a team within an ecumenical institution. Willingness to work in a team and to dialogue with persons of different cultural and religious background. Propose and facilitate seminars/workshops that empower women and developing published materials to assist women both at PTC and in the local communities to liberate women from cultures and traditions that suppress their God-given rights. Ability to work to advocate for justice for the dignity of women and their responsibilities in church and society. Participating in committee work and any other appropriate duties assigned by the Principal of the college and/or the College Executive Committee. Ability and willingness to participate in extra-curricular activities and other community activities of the college. 

Qualifications and Requirements:

At least a Bachelor degree with at least 5 years of experience of teaching and mentoring women and working with women organisations who are committed to grassroots communities. Also a 5 years of administrative and management experience is required. A good understanding of financial management with the ability to write convincing and realistic Grant proposals for the Centre.

Renumeration:

Salary will depend on expertise and experience in consultation with the PTC Council &
Executive approved annual salary scale. 

Deadline and Starting Date:

Closing Date for all Applications is Friday 4th September, 2020. The person appointed is expected to take up duties in January 2021.

Applicants are asked to submit their current CV along with a supporting letter of motivation of no more than two pages, with references from at least two referees with their contacts. Applications can be submitted electronically to the Human Resources Manager by email to: vijay.kumar@ptc.ac.fj. Alternatively, hand delivered to PTC reception desk or send via postal mail to the address: Human Resources Manager, Pacific Theological College, Private Mail Bag, Suva. 

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