Recruitment for new position at the World YMCA

Date: 13 August 2014

Dear Friends,

I am writing to announce that the World YMCA office in Geneva is currently recruiting for one Executive Staff level post.  The position is subject to a decision on budget funding for the post by the Executive Committee:

Communications Executive, reporting to the Secretary General of the World YMCA (start date to be determined but no later than 1 January 2015).Please find attached the job description, click here

Applications should include the following:

1. A Curriculum Vitae (including academic qualifications, specialised studies, work experience, present responsibilities, international experiences, age, nationality, church affiliation, family composition, languages spoken, etc.).

2. A paper (not more than 5 pages) indicating the applicant’s view of the mission of the YMCA, its relation with youth empowerment and how she/he proposes to implement the job description in order to support implementation of OUR WAY Strategic Plan. Illustrations from personal work experiences are important.

3. A recent passport-size photograph of the applicant.

4. Names and addresses of three referees.

5. A health certificate.

Applications should be received at the World YMCA office latest by 31 August, 2014, at the
Following address:

Johan Vilhelm Eltvik
Secretary General
World YMCA
12, Clos-Belmont, CH-1208 Geneva, Switzerland

Phone: +4122 849 51 00; Fax: +4122 849 51 10


All applications will be treated in strict confidence. The envelope containing the application should be marked “Confidential”.

If candidate is currently holding a position within the YMCA movement, endorsement by his/her national movement or Area Alliance is required.

Short listed candidates would be required to attend an interview by the Secretary General.

Selection will be made by end September 2014.

I look forward to your kind co-operation in disseminating this information and in encouraging appropriate candidates for the position.

Yours sincerely,

Johan Vilhelm Eltvik
Secretary General
World YMCA