The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, which brings together 350 Christian denominations from all over the world. It promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world.
Fully part of the WCC, the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) was founded in 2002 in response to a call from the local Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and brings internationals to the West Bank for protective presence, accompaniment and international advocacy.
The WCC is looking for its EAPPI Field and Security Officer at 100%, based in Jerusalem, who will be responsible for analyzing and monitoring the political and security situation on the ground in Israel and Palestine (East Jerusalem and the West Bank); evaluating socio-political developments and their implications for EAPPI, the role and safety of EAs and placement priorities; advising the Local Programme Coordinator (LPC) on changing trends and shifts in priorities; training and guiding EAs as they carry out the placement priorities; and disseminating output from EAs to designated partners locally.
In particular, he/she will be responsible for:
- Political analysis and security: source of information on security issues in Israel and the Palestinian Territories;
- Maintaining, improving and adapting EAPPI Security Procedures;
- Training and sharing information to all EAs on security issues in the Palestinian Territories;
- Supervising the work of EAs in 3 assigned placements;
- Keep close contacts with the communities and local contacts in assigned EAPPI placements organising and monitoring living conditions and logistics in assigned placements;
- Sharing management and overall office requirements and responsibilities.
Qualifications and special requirements:
- At least five years of field experience in the West Bank.
- Thorough understanding of Palestinian and Israeli history and narratives
- Commitment to collaborate towards a just peace in Palestine and Israel
Human Resources Department
- University Degree in relevant field.
- Excellent knowledge of the political context in which EAPPI works.
- Understanding of Palestinian and Israeli history and narratives and committed to ending the illegal Occupation
- Knowledge of and familiarity with the church bodies in the Holy Land, and the three Abrahamic religions generally.
- Analytical skills, proactive, self-motivated and a good team player.
- Sensitivity to the local cultures and ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
- Ability to work under pressure with irregular hours as needed and ability to travel to all areas of the West Bank.
- Jerusalem ID is a plus
- Having a car and especially a valid driving license for Israel and the West Bank is of great advantage.
- Fluent command of spoken and written Arabic and English, with some knowledge of Hebrew a plus.
- Good level of computer literacy (standard MS office application such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Ability to communicate in a comfortable manner through social media tools like Facebook and Twitter.
- Able to work or learn to work with an electronic monitoring and knowledge management system (HUB)
Deadline for applications: 1st March 2018
Applications (CV, motivation letter, Application Form, copy of diploma, work certificate/references) are to be returned to: Human Resources Department:
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The WCC is an equal opportunity employer. The sole criteria for recruitment, training and career opportunities are qualification, skills, experience and performance to all its staff members.