Tearfund Church and Community Transformation Advisor Jobs

Who we are: We are a Christian organisation partnering with the local church

wherever possible to see change in the lives of those in greatest economic need.


We believe poverty is caused by broken relationships with God, others, the
environment and ourselves. Restoring those relationships is key to how we work,
and we want to see change that is economic, material, environmental and spiritual.


We are courageous, truthful, compassionate, servant-hearted and Christ-centred;
values that are at the heart of Tearfund.


Our vision: To see people freed from poverty, living transformed lives and
reaching their God-given potential


Our mission: We follow Jesus where the need is greatest, responding to crisis and
partnering with local churches to bring restoration to those living in poverty.


Our values: We aspire to be courageous, truthful, compassionate, servant-hearted
and Christ-centred


Responsibilities


CCT strategy

  • Represent ECA to, and coordinate and collaborate with the CCT and TNE matrix teams to ensure joined up strategies and work plans on CCT including integral mission envisioning and theological support.
  • Support country teams to develop CCT scale up strategies and implementation plans (and
    their periodic review), incorporating both integral mission (and other relevant theological) envisioning and capacity building, and CCT practices and processes.
  • Ensure relevant input from key internal and external stakeholders in the strategy
    development.
  • Ensure compatibility between the country plans and the global CCT strategies, and promote CCT links with both EES and Fragile States corporate priority themes.
    Influencing the Church for Integral Mission
  • Support country teams to develop relations with key churches, networks and theological
    institutions
  • Support the implementation of two Integral Mission envisioning conferences per year (ie one per programme over 3 years) for a broad section of identified church leaders
  • Supporting country teams to influence key church leaders to adopt CCT as their default.
  • Collaborate with TNE to ensure theological support and capacity building on key issues (EES, peacebuilding prosperity gospel etc) and to enable Tearfund to learn from theological thinking within the cluster.

    Scaling up and Strengthening CCT

  • Support, mentor, coach and guide staff and partners to design and implement local and
    national level CCT initiatives, including facilitating project design workshops.
  • Support country teams to develop the capacity of staff and partners in CCT through advice, coaching, linking or provision of training.
  • Supporting cross border/regional CCT initiatives that enable coherency and add value to country-level CCT work.
  • Support the development of sufficient numbers of quality CCT trainer of trainers
  • Help establish and support national and cluster level CCT coordinator / facilitator networks towards catalysing a movement of CCT practitioners.
  • Support/initiate innovative CCT pilots.

    Learning and Information Management

  • Support the Contextualising of CCT tools and theology to ensure consistency, quality and
    cross-learning in their application.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of CCT programmes, and promote the dissemination
    of learning within the ECA and across the wider organisation.
  • Facilitate the sharing of experience and learning across the region and with wider CCT
    movements, helping to capture learning and facilitate mutual prayer support.

    Networking &
    Representation


  • Support country teams to build and maintain relationships with others outside the Tearfund,
    including partners, Churches denominations, theological institutions, and Parachurch
    organisations including mission organisations involved in CCT.
  • Represent Tearfund, with country teams or as delegated where required, at external
    events such as Church forums, interagency meetings and NGO network meetings
    relevant to CCT.


    Qualifications


  • Degree or equivalent level of knowledge
  • Qualification in International
    Development
  • Qualification in Theology
  • Experience of the community
    development sector in ECA
  • Experience of working in or with national
    churches
  • Experience of programmes which mobilise
    the local church to engage with their
    communities
  • Experience of influencing, mobilising
    others and developing networks.
  • Experience of strategy development
  • Experience of budget management
  • Proven experience in delivering innovation
    and collaboration
  • Proven experience of capturing and
    sharing of learning to build the capacity of
    others.
  • Experience in leading / facilitating
    theological discussions
  • Experience in managing the
    publication of written materials
    such as manuals or other educational materials
  • Experience in ecumenical
    engagement
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Ability to communicate clearly, assertively
    and diplomatically in order to influence
    and network effectively
  • Ability to work well cross culturally, both
    between different ECA cultures and those
    outside of the region.
  • A strong track record of working
    collaboratively to achieve shared goals
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Facilitation skills
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking
    skills
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Theologically literate and confident in
    reflecting on Scripture in relation to work
  • Ability to work flexibly, on own and at
    times under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to work within
    organisational guidelines and to
    corporate, team and individual objectives
  • IT literate
  • Fluency in French
  • Committed Christian with a passion for
    justice and development and the local
    church’s role in delivering this
  • Innovative, dynamic and proactive
  • Credibility with both grass roots and
    senior church and Christian development
    organisation leaders
  • Strong listening skills, open to hearing
    and learning from different perspectives


    Application Process


    All applications need to be completed online using our online registration form. As
    you progress through your application, please ensure that you save each section.


    If after reading though this Job Profile, you have any questions or want to find out
    more about our recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact
    recruitment@tearfund.org.

    In this Job Profile pack we’ve included a full Job Description as well as a Person
    Specification.

    Please ensure that your application clearly shows how your skills and experience meet the requirements for this post.

    For more information and job application details, see; Tearfund Church and Community Transformation Advisor Jobs


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