CIDSE is an international family of Catholic social justice organisations with a diverse set of members in many countries and an international secretariat in Brussels. We promote justice, harness the power of global solidarity and create transformational change to end poverty and inequalities. We do this by challenging systemic injustice and inequality as well as the destruction of nature. Created in 1967, CIDSE is today a flourishing network of committed members, working together based on common values and principles inspired by Catholic Social Teaching. We are part of a worldwide community of learning and action that is open to working with all people and groups of good will. The CIDSE international secretariat based in Brussels is a facilitator and animator, and contributes to leading and implementing decisions made by the network and can act on behalf of the network.
CIDSE aims at influencing political decisions, citizen behaviours and narratives with strong advocacy, alliance-building, mobilisation and communication. Amongst its priorities are making responsible decisions concerning natural resources, climate change, food, energy, gender equality, finance and sustainable lifestyles. We target international institutions, the EU, and unite our members to address national governments, corporations and citizens. We work in close alliances with wider civil society and with partner organisations in the global South. We believe people and local communities need to be at the heart of transformational change.
CIDSE is currently looking for a SECRETARY GENERAL to join its network in June 2017 (start date negotiable).
We are looking for a person with strong leadership skills and a personality to successfully implement our new strategy 2016-2021 “Acting for transformation” and its related operational plan. We are looking for a convincing, open-minded and authentic person with experience in working for and with civil society, advocacy and Church. Good management, communication, networking and facilitating skills are needed in order to create a positive, effective and constructive working environment in the international secretariat as well as the alliance. Justice, solidarity and sustainability are hallmarks of this job and the new Secretary General will be professionally and personally committed to these. A good knowledge of international politics, Catholic Social Teaching and understanding of how member-led networks function will be important.
Overall purpose of the job:
Her/his responsibilities will include:
More information about the position can be found in the detailed job description available here.
Please send your CV, details of 3 references and a letter of application by 19 March 2017 to [email protected]. First round of interviews for short-listed candidates are planned for 30/31 March 2017.
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