[Anglican Communion News Service] The search is on for a Communications Officer in Africa to help Anglicans there better share their stories of life and ministry with each other and the world.
The role, originally planned for Nairobi, Kenya, has now been moved to Lusaka in Zambia after the interview panel decided not to appoint.
After consultation with representatives of both the Church of the Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA)1 and The Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA)2, the decision was made to try something different.
“The Church of the Province of Central Africa currently has no full time communications capacity,” explained Director of Communications of the Anglican Communion Office, Mr Jan Butter. “So, after not finding the right person in Kenya, it was agreed by all to look again and see whether, this time, we could also support a Province with this appointment.”
The successful candidate will act as the Communications Officer for Africa two thirds of his/her time and Provincial Communications Officer for the remaining third. This person will focus on reporting on those Provinces with little or no communications capacity and liaise with the communicators in those that have.
Generously funded by a grant from long-time supporters of communications in Africa, Trinity Wall Street, this position is a pilot project. After three years the hope is that African Provinces will together take on the funding of this or a similar position.
See the full job description here: http://www.anglicancommunion.org/ministry/secretariat/vacancies/index.cfm
Notes to Editors
· 1 The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) is a regional Faith Based Organization that was established in 1979 in Chilema, Malawi, by the Anglican Primates of Africa. Its goal is to co-ordinate and articulate issues affecting the Church and communities across the region. http://www.capa-hq.org/index.php/about-us
· 2 The Province includes Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe http://www.aco.org/tour/province.cfm?ID=C2
· The Anglican Communion Office serves the Anglican Communion, comprising around 85 million members in 38 regional and national member churches around the globe in more than 165 countries. http://www.anglicancommunion.org/