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 (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 for protective presence, accompaniment and international advocacy.
The WCC-EAPPI is looking for its Security Officer at 100%, based in Jerusalem, who will be responsible for the security of the teams of accompaniers on the ground in seven placements, for analyzing and monitoring the political and security situation on the ground in Israel and Palestine (East Jerusalem and the West Bank), for evaluating socio-political developments and their implications for EAPPI, for advising the Local Programme Coordinator (LPC) on changing trends and shifts in priorities, for training and guiding Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) as they carry out the placement priorities and for disseminating output from EAs to designated partners locally.
In particular, he/she will be responsible for:
- Supervising the security and work of EAs in all assigned placements;
- Providing political analysis and security: channel appropriately sources of information on security issues in Israel and the Palestinian Territories;
- Maintaining, improving and adapting WCC-EAPPI Security Procedures;
- Training and sharing information to all EAs on security issues in the Palestinian Territories;
- Being the focal point for local contacts in all assigned WCC-EAPPI placements;
- Organising and monitoring living conditions and logistics in assigned placements;
- Sharing management and overall office requirements and responsibilities.
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QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Relevant work experience (at least several years) in the field of security, in the West Bank and/or abroad.
- 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 an excellent 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
- A valid driving license for Israel and the West Bank is required. Having a car is a plus.
- Knowledge of the WCC policies on Israel and Palestine and communicate as well as interpret the WCC vision for the WCC-EAPPI activities.
- Ability to work in a flexible, collaborative and collegial way with respect to confessional, cultural, gender and age diversity.
- Fluent command of spoken and written Arabic and English, with 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.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 24th March 2019
Apply for this position by clicking on the following link: https://wcccoe.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0jrcv
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.