The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, which brings together 352 member churches from all over the world, including Orthodox churches, Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran and Reformed denominations, to promote 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 (WCC-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 and East Jerusalem for protective presence, accompaniment and international advocacy.
The WCC-EAPPI office in Jerusalem is looking for a:
Field Officer at 100%
Who will be responsible for the work being done by the Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) in the placements of the WCC-EAPPI. The successful candidate will manage the placement work priorities and relationships; will advise the WCC-EAPPI Coordinator on changing trends and shifts in priorities and will participate for training and guiding the EAs as they carry out the placement priorities. The candidate will facilitate the dissemination of output from EAs to designated partners locally.
Fluent in Arabic and in English, and having a good knowledge of Hebrew, the Field Officer will hold a recognised University Degree (Bachelor) and will be able to demonstrate three to seven years of relevant experience, for example in fieldwork with communities in the occupied Palestinian Territories.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Monitoring the situation on the ground in the oPt, keeping up to date with the socio-political situation and reporting significant developments on live issues in the field;
- Provide information and advice to the Security Officer and the EAPPI Coordinator;
- Establishing and maintaining a close relation with local contacts, decision makers and community leaders;
- Consulting the local contacts on developments on the ground, which require EAPPI intervention;
- Liaising with and support EAs in designated placements; and define their priorities according to identified needs;
- Liaising with members of the different working groups/partners on joint activities, as well as service providers;
- Acting as the focal point for designated placements, providing protective presence in the oPt;
- Participating in coordination and information sharing meetings and initiating contact and meetings with Human Rights Organizations working in the oPt;
- Sharing incident reports and referring cases to specialized organizations;
- Contributing to the strategic development of the EAPPI programme and acting as field focal point;
- Supervising the work of the EAs in order to guarantee a sustainable level of quality work;
- Defining new tasks for the teams in response to developments on the ground;
- Advising EAs on cultural issues and on their daily interactions with the local communities;
- Supporting EAs with useful material, translating texts from Arabic to English and vice versa;
- Cooperating in the orientation of the EAs and delivering relevant sessions;
- Identifying logistical needs;
- Following-up on matters relating to the contracts as requested by the WCC-EAPPI Coordinator;
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Qualifications and special requirements:
- At least three to seven years’ experience in the field of public information, public relations, journalism, international relations, public administration or related areas especially within humanitarian organizations and ecumenical movement.
- University degree (Bachelor Degree) in related field.
- Strong leadership skills.
- Excellent analytical skills and strategic thinking.
- Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and stay solution-oriented.
- Proficiency to grasp complex cooperation systems.
- Willingness to work with diverse religious, confessional context and in a multicultural environment
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
- Good conceptual and reporting skills.
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision whilst and operate well as a team player.
- Demonstration of integrity.
- Available to travel domestically.
- Strong written and oral communication skills in Arabic and English. A good level of Hebrew is required.
Deadline for applications: 10 April 2022
Starting date: 1 May 2022
Apply for this position by clicking on the following link: https://wcccoe.hire.trakstar.com/jobs/fk0sbms
About human resources at the WCC:
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.
More information on the EAPPI programme: https://www.oikoumene.org/en/what-we-do/eappi