Sustainable Change for Development (SCD) is a non-profit, non -governmental organization founded in 2019 by a group of Palestinian civil society activists, who are committed to pave the road to achieve democracy, development and peace for the people of Palestine.
SCD will function through a series of interventions aimed at establishing mutual understanding, concerns and co-working to obtain a sustainable solution for a productive and healthy environment.
SCD strives to promote and enhance democratic values; support the state-building readiness; engage in psychosocial and environmental interventions; build the Palestinian society's capacity; and empower youth, women and civil peace culture. In addition, it seeks to act as a catalyst for non-violent communication among the Palestinian society stakeholders.
SCD working towards social justice, freedom and national independence.
SCD encourages participation in decision-making processes, where it creates opportunities for youth and women, by utilizing the expertise of Palestinian practitioners, scholars, experts, and academics. Consequently, they can contribute to promoting and advancing of key sectors in Palestine such as governance, planning, environment, economy, in addition to empowering youth and women while envisioning an independent, peaceful, environmentally clean, democratic, secular and prosperous State of Palestine.
Social and psychological workers, youth, women, and families.
The Psychological Mask Initiative, launched and carried out by SCD in 2021, aimed to raise awareness on the psychosocial effects of Covid-19 pandemic, including gender-based abuse (GBV), online harassment, and societal violence, as well as reducing the stigma associated with Mental Health issues within the Palestinian society. The Initiative, Psychological Mask launched and conducted by SCD in 2021, was accompanied with a campaign to raise awareness on psychosocial effects of the corona pandemic, such as GBV, online harassments and societal violence and reducing the stigma on the Mental Health topic withing the Palestinian society.
A series of workshops on various topics conducted with social and psychological workers from local and international organizations, such as CBOs from the Nablus region and the nearby refugee camps and UNRWA successively, has shown that the need for continuing this initiative and upgrading it to an ongoing program is high. As a kick-off activity, the initiative aimed to start the MHPSS awareness campaign by opening a public discussion. Additionally, the campaign was intended to collect data and conduct a needs assessment from PSS workers that participate in workshops and trainings offered by the SCD, as well as from their work in the field, both through gaining information and feedback from their work with their target groups and their reflections and feedback from the SCD workshops.
This data will be collected, reviewed, and used as an important resource to adjust, plan, and evaluate the upcoming activities in the future. This will contribute to a more comprehensive response to the current situation, helping to reduce violence and help people connect with each other, particularly in the North of the West Bank. MHPSS experts' self-care was vitally assessed as a necessity to boost their capacities and empower them to provide support to their beneficiaries.
Based on the feedback and recommendations from the participants, this proposal was designed based on the need to continue and expand the program, The Phycological Mask, to enable more PSS workers in the region to enhance the quality of their work with their target groups.
The project is carried out in cooperation with the GIZ Civil Peace Service program “Defragmentation of society and prevention of violence through culture and sports in the context of Palestine refugees”.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
- Project’s activities coordination.
- Technical advice in the respective fields of MHPSS and Communication.
- Content development in certain fields of work of the organization.
- Adjacent cooperation with an International Peace Expert within the organization.
- Process-oriented evaluation and documentation of project outcomes and results.
- Supporting interns’ and volunteers’ work and learning processes.
- Participating in professional exchange and development with peace experts within the GIZ CPS program.
- Preparing to follow up measures including, but not limited to, drafting a project proposal in cooperation with the international peace expert and the organization’s management.
- The Local Peace Expert reports to the Director of the SCD.
A) Technical Tasks
- Expert-advice for certain topics such as coordinating projects of MHPSS and Communication.
- Conducting research on relevant subjects and needs.
- Content-related design of activities.
- Specific workshop-design for target groups.
- Preparing and coordinating workshops and trainings.
- Supporting the strategic development of the organization.
- Developing informal material.
- Developing social media content.
- Developing a monitoring system and a method for monitoring and evaluating the outcomes
- B) Assistant Administrative Tasks
- Schedule and organize meetings, trainings, and other events.
- Offer support in procurement including the preparation of Terms of references for tender procedures.
- Assist the accountant in collecting documents for financial reports with the project partner GIZ Civil Peace Service.
- Prepare the needed narrative and technical reports for the projects.
- Assist in updating the project inventory.
- Maintain and establish data collection lists.
Required Qualifications, skills, and professional experience
- Minimum BA or master’s degree (or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Relations and communication or related fields.
- Vast experience in project cycle management, leading participative processes, as well as designing, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
- At least 3 years of professional experience in a comparable position.
- Detailed knowledge of ethical issues related to project management: gender equality, leave no one behind, do no harm principles, informed consent, privacy, and confidentiality.
- Fluent knowledge and competency of oral and written English and Arabic.
- High level of communication and presentation skills.
- Good planning and organizational skills.
- Advanced level of proficiency in computer skills and MS office.
- Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.
- Ideally (theoretical and/or practical) knowledge on MHPSS and conflict transformation and social participation
A complete application must be submitted in English to the following email address: [email protected] including a CV and a one-page cover letter, no later than 27.06.2022 at latest by 16:00pm Jerusalem time. The subject of the E-mail must mention the position of Local Peace Expert.
Only short-listed candidates will be invited for the interview.