Vacancy: Executive Director
Global Interfaith Network for People of All Sexes, Sexual Orientations, Gender
Identities and Expressions
GIN- SSOGIE is pleased to announce the recruitment of an Executive Director.
The successful candidate will gain a unique opportunity to play a key role in the
development of an emerging network, striving for a just world in which the dignity,
faith, spirituality, and human rights of persons of all sexes, sexual orientations, gender
identities and expressions are honoured, supported and protected.
As an emerging faith-based global network we seek to build the capacity of our
members to engage in dialogue with religious leaders, collaborate with faith-based and
secular organisations and individuals, build capacity and develop resources, and amplify
faith-based voices on SSOGIE issues.
We seek to employ an Executive Director with the skills to set up and manage a
secretariat and serve the growing network (including hosting a General Members’
Meeting within five months of their employment). The Executive Director work closely
with the board to refine the development of the network and the scope of work that will
need to be addressed.
The successful candidate will have:
– at least five years of managerial experience commensurate to the above description
– strong and positive relationships with faith-based organisations representing several
– vast experience of interfaith dialogue
– highly developed communication skills in English (other languages will be an
– relevant education at minimum bachelor’s level (e.g. theology, business administration,
In addition, ordination within any world religion would be an advantage. As GIN-SSOGIE
is a network of and for people of all sexes, sexual orientations and gender identities and
expressions, identifying as a member of this community would be an advantage. Women,
trans-identified people, non-Christians and people from the global South are particularly
encouraged to apply.
The position will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The successful applicant will
need to arrange their own work permits. The salary will be competitive with South
African NGO standards.
NOTE: You must have or be able to attain a valid visa for South Africa.
Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2015.