Recruiting for new position to spearhead Alliance work in Asia

28 June 2012

Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the person will be responsible for supporting development, relief and advocacy work of Anglicans throughout Asia, focussing especially on South Asia which is home to nearly half the world’s poor.

Leading the Alliance work on peace and reconciliation, women’s empowerment and support for minority churches, the Asia facilitator will also have a major role in developing Anglican work in economic empowerment and food security.

To apply candidates must complete the application form after downloading the advertisement, job description and background information.  The closing date for completed application forms is Saturday July 14th and interviews will take place at the end of this month.

Completed application forms should be sent along with a CV and covering letter to sally.keeble@aco.org.

The Anglican Alliance will have a total of four regional facilitators in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Two are already in position: the Africa facilitator is organising a micro-finance workshop to be held in Nairobi in September, and the Latin America and Caribbean facilitator is organising the Anglican presence at Rio + 20.  

In addition to their work in development, relief and advocacy, the facilitators will build up regional structures to ensure that the Anglican Alliance is driven by the priorities of the developing world.

Sally Keeble, Anglican Alliance director, said: “This is an important post in taking forward the Church’s work in the region with the largest proportion of poor people in the world.  The Alliance is grateful to Moderator of the Church of Bangladesh for supporting this position.”