Programs Director/Head of Programs (full-time)

Job level: Senior Management
Accountable to: Executive Director


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.

Our Work:

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 22 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, Programs Director/Head of Programs, is responsible for Musalaha’s day-to-day ongoing
management on behalf of the Executive Director, ensuring desired program/project outcomes and
objectives are delivered. In addition, this position will work closely with the Executive Director
helping with the growth and development of Musalaha. This position must aim to further strengthen
our reconciliation efforts amongst our diverse stakeholders.

Main aspects of this role consist of:

(1) Management – Leading Musalaha’s Project Managers ensuring desired program/project
outcomes and objectives are delivered. This includes supporting in planning, implementing, and
reporting guaranteeing all project requirements are met. (2) Development – Work with the Executive
Director and other team members in grant writing, strengthening donor relations, attending network
meetings, and speaking to groups with the purpose of scaling Musalaha’s reconciliation-based
activities. (3) Implementation – Execute a Musalaha project, which includes (a) recruiting people
interested in engaging in our vision of reconciliation, (b) manage and coordinate with other Project
Managers and team members with the purpose of successfully implementing all reconciliation-based
activities, (c) report in writing and verbally with the donors sponsoring the respective projects in a
professional and timely manner. 

Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks:


▪ Provide leadership and strategic planning for Musalaha projects.
▪ Define and implement yearly project goals and objectives for Musalaha.
▪ Implement Musalaha standards, policies and operating procedures in all projects.
▪ 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 manage Musalaha’s Project Managers.
▪ Manage and implement a Musalaha project.
▪ Oversee the reconciliation process from initial application until the last debrief and evaluation.
▪ Oversee all Musalaha’s reconciliation-based activities with women, children, youth, young adults,
civil society leaders, alumni, including your own project.
▪ Ensure constant feedback and concerns from Project Managers and partners and act upon
▪ Coordinate and cooperate with existing reconciliation and organization actors in the region.
▪ Execute activities based on budgets.


▪ Build and strengthen relationships with key Musalaha donors and other stakeholders.
▪ 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.
▪ Help in writing and editing Musalaha’s monthly newsletter


▪ Ensure all Project Managers follow respective budgets.
▪ 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.
▪ Excellent grant writing and application proposal skills in English.
▪ Excellent understanding of the reconciliation field and its challenges.
▪ Fluent in English and a local language.
▪ Proven track record of developing an organization, with experience in cross-cultural settings,
budgets, and operations.
▪ Experienced at managing a cross-cultural and cross-national team in a sensitive political climate.
▪ Highly interpersonal and good team player.
▪ Ability to inspire and motivate groups of people.


▪ 3+ years of relevant professional experience in Program Management or lead change management,
as well as in editorial management of various media channels.
▪ Work experience in cross-cultural settings and in globally diverse teams.
▪ Ideally Master’s degree in International Relations/Political Science/ Social Science/or equivalent.

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 using reference Programs Director/Head of
Programs. Closing date for applications is 5pm Jerusalem time on 30th of August 2022. If you do not
hear back from us within the month of August, it means your application was unsuccessful