Facilitator for Leadership Development - Zambia

    • Job Tracking ID: 512830-589423
    • Job Location: Lusaka, ZMB
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 24, 2017
    • Years of Experience: College
    • Starting Date: July 15, 2018
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Job Description:

Position Closes on: March 15, 2018


  • Lusaka, Zambia

Assignment Includes:

  • Accompany Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zambia (ELCZa) in strengthening its management and leadership capacity.
  • Work with the church leadership - pastors, evangelists, and lay leaders - to build their capacity in the areas of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of programs and activities, leadership training, management skills, and sustainability.
  • Work alongside all church workers and sub-regional expression of Lutheran World Federation as it implements continuing Christian education and capacity building courses and develops training resources as needed.
  • Assist church leadership as the church carries out planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of church and diaconal project activities as part of effectively addressing the needs of the church and communities where the church is active.
  • Assist in guiding the monitoring and evaluation of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) funded projects.
  • Accompany the ELCZa in its companion relationship with the ELCA Upstate New York Synod and other partners.
  • Accountable to the local church supervisor and to ELCA Global Mission East and Southern Africa Desk Director.
  • Interpret the mission and ministry of our companions back to the ELCA through newsletters, blogs, and visits to ELCA congregations and members

Site Information:

  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zambia (ELCZa) is a relatively young church with some 4,000 members, 15 pastors and 40 congregations.
  • As the ELCZa is a member of the Lutheran Communion in Southern Africa (LUCSA) the mission personnel will be expected to cooperate with LUCSA personnel and programs as they accompany the ELCZa in its pastoral and diaconal work such as the Malaria and HIV & AIDS programs.

Experience and Skills:

  • Master of Divinity is required.
  • Qualification in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) is preferred.
  • Ability to develop methodologies to monitor and evaluate the viability of local and regional church engagements.
  • Teaching, management, ability to work in a team, able to work with respect and sensitivity in diverse cross-cultural settings both rural and urban.
  • Experience working with churches and church related programs and projects.
  • Skills to provide leadership, project and financial management trainings.


Terms and Conditions

This position is supported under the terms of ELCA Global Mission Expectations and Support for Long Term Global Personnel. Those provisions include: international transportation, transportation related to work assignment, pensions and major medical coverage, assistance with schooling for children through high school, housing and cash salary which is adjusted according to the goods and services differential for Zambia.

If Candidate is Married

Both must complete an application for this position, even if the spouse will not be fulfilling a specific role in the ministry. In the context of global mission service, a spouse is seen as a representative of the ELCA and of the receiving church regardless of their actual role. It is important for the ELCA that both members of a couple understand the role of missionary and are comfortable with that reality. In addition, an accompanying spouse receives an appointment to service by the ELCA and the support package for mission personnel includes compensation for an accompanying spouse.


General Qualifications for ELCA Global Personnel

  • Christian faith and a commitment to the mission of the church
  • Openness to various expressions of Christian faith and respect for people of other faiths
  • Respect for beliefs, values and customs of church and culture where assigned
  • Well-developed inter-personal skills demonstrating understanding and compassion
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out the responsibilities and the ability to adapt to different standards and practices
  • Ability to work within the framework of a local administration
  • Adaptable and flexible - sense of humor - good physical and emotional health
  • Live and serve in a way which reflects the vision and expectations of the ELCA