Defense for Children International - Palestine seeks a project coordinator, critical thinker, networker, and public speaker with a strong understanding of the region and a demonstrated interest in promoting children’s rights.
The selected individual will oversee, implement, and report on projects in Jerusalem and central West Bank areas, with a focus on working with children in the Palestinian Children’s Council and child-led protection teams.
This full-time position (40 hours / week), based in the West Bank city of Ramallah, offers a competitive local salary commensurate with experience. Hours are flexible but involve some evenings. The position reports to the Protection Program Director and Community Mobilization Unit Coordinator.
–Plan, implement, and report, with focus on donor requirements, awareness raising and child participation projects in Jerusalem and the central West Bank areas.
–Implement administrative, budgetary, and logistical tasks related to project activities.
–Provide strategic vision for project growth and development.
–Develop relationships and partnerships with local NGOs and influencers, specifically in Jerusalem, relevant to children’s rights.
–Lead workshops and training sessions for a variety of stakeholders and age groups.
–Encourage and support child participation in project activities.
–Publicly represent DCIP at various events and functions.
–Bachelor’s degree in international relations, journalism, law, social sciences, or related studies is required. Master’s degree a plus.
–Proficiency in Arabic and English.
–At least three years of professional work experience, particularly on topics of Middle East, human rights, and children.
–Track record of developing and implementing effective youth-focused projects.
–Excellent reporting skills with an eye toward donor requirements.
–Strong ability to perform budgetary and administrative tasks.
–Established network of Jerusalem-based organizations and influencers.
–Experience leading workshops and training sessions for a variety of stakeholders and age groups.
–Strong critical analysis, communication, interpersonal and deadline management skills.
–Must possess Jerusalem identity card.
If qualified, please email a cover letter, résumé, and three references to [email protected] no later than July 20th,2018, 5 p.m. please use “Project Coordinator” as the subject of your email.
No phone calls please. The start date for the position is September 1, 2018. Applications considered on a rolling basis. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
DCIP is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices.
About Defense for Children International – Palestine
DCIP is an independent, local Palestinian child rights organization dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. For 25 years, we have investigated, documented and exposed grave human rights violations against children; held Israeli and Palestinian authorities accountable to universal human rights principles; and advocated at the international and national levels to advance access to justice and protection for children.