Project Manager – Women
Established in 1990, Musalaha is a faith-based organization that teaches, trains, and facilitates reconciliation mainly between Israelis and Palestinians from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds, and also international groups, based on biblical principles of reconciliation.
Musalaha’s definition of reconciliation is twofold. (1) Restoring Individual and Group Relationships – this means constructively engaging with the other side to allow inner healing to take place, rebuilding trust, and reclaiming one’s identity to bless one’s neighbor. This includes taking concrete steps towards a more peaceful environment. (2) Addressing Systematic Injustices – this means dealing with the core issues of the conflict and challenging policies, systems, legal structures, etc. that oppress people and cause an imbalance of power, which damages the ability to reconcile.
While working through the process of reconciliation, Musalaha has developed a sustainable process, known as the 6 Stages of Reconciliation and a Curriculum of Reconciliation consiting of 24 chapters. Our work is implemented among women, young adults, youth, children, civil society leaders, Musalaha alumni, and other international setteings around the globe.
Overarching purpose of the role:
This position must fulfill Musalaha’s no.1 strategic objective: Strengthening and empowering Palestinian and Israeli women to take an active role in reconciliation and leadership. This position must deliver on key behaviors (such as trust) in the purpose and benefit of Musalaha’s reconciliation approach and accountability to the conflict. This position must aim to further intensify our reconciliation efforts amongst women by informing, convincing and guiding our diverse target groups.
Main aspects of this role consist of:
(1) Recruit – Reach out to women who are interested in addressing the conflict and our vision of reconciliation and its relevance locally and globally. (2) Manage and Coordinate – Work with other Project Managers and team members with the purpose of successfully implementing all reconciliation-based activities for the different target groups. And do so in an organized, reliable, and fair manner. (3) Report – Communicate in writing and verbally with the donors sponsoring the respective projects in a professional and timely manner. This may include writing applications, reports, sections for Musalaha’s newsletter, and conducting project evaluations.
Accountable to: Executive Director
Responsible for: Three projects. (1) Group of Israelis and Palestinians (Jewish, Muslim, Christians, secular, etc.), (2) Group of Palestinian Muslim and Christian women in Nablus, (3) Group of Palestinian Muslim and Christian women in Zababdeh.
Job level: Manager
Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks:
§ Provide leadership and strategic planning for Musalaha.
§ Define and implement yearly goals and objectives for Musalaha.
§ Define and implement Musalaha standards, policies and operating procedures for all aspects of Musalaha’s work.
§ Line manage Musalaha Project Leaders, facilitators and volunteers.
§ Develop and support Musalaha leaders by developing the skills and effectiveness of each member of the team through individual support and supervision, appraisal and development planning.
§ Report to the Executive Director of Musalaha, and contribute to Musalaha’s working groups, or other parts of Musalaha’s wider work, as requested.
§ Budget preparation.
§ To recruit Project Leaders and participants.
§ To oversee the while reconciliation ‘journey’ from initial application until the last debrief and evaluation.
§ To oversee all Musalaha’s reconciliation-based activities with women, including accommodation, schedules, and additional programs activities.
§ Ensure constant feedback and concerns from participants and partners and act upon the feedback.
§ Coordinate and cooperate with existing reconciliation and women organization actors in the region.
§ Execute activities based on budgets.
§ Provide content to the Communication Manager ensuring external communication of projects.
§ Ensure effective communication within Musalaha, promoting a healthy organizational culture.
§ Provide updates on projects at the weekly staff meetings.
§ Build and maintain relationships with key partners and stakeholders.
§ Ensure all financial expenditures of the projects are filed (by receipt) in an organized fashion.
§ Ensure all receipts are delivered to the accountant. .
Essentials and Skills:
§ Commitment to the visions and work of Musalaha.
§ Commitment to Musalaha’s Code of Conduct.
§ Excellent leadership, management, and organizational skills.
§ Fluent in English and a local language, ideally Arabic.
§ Proven track record of developing an organization, with experience in cross-cultural settings, budgets, and operations.
§ Highly interpersonal and good team player.
§ Ability to inspire and motivate groups of people.
How to Apply:
(1) Please provide a full CV in English.
(2) Contact details of 2 referees, one of whom must be your most recent employer.
(3) Provide a supporting statement (2-3 paragraphs) stating why you are applying for this post and explain how you will fulfil the requirements detailed above.
– Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org using reference Project Manager – Women. Closing date for applications is 5pm Jerusalem time on 17th of December. If you do not hear back from us in the month of December, it means your application was unsuccessful.