Outreach Coordinator
(Part-time)

Job Description  

Outreach Coordinator (part-time)

Job level: Project Management
Accountable to: Programs Director

Introduction: 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 rebuild trust and reclaiming one’s identity and narrative to be a source of goodness to one’s neighbor. This includes taking concrete steps towards a more just and 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 consisting of 22 chapters. Our work is implemented among women, young adults, youth, children, civil society leaders, Musalaha alumni, and other international settings around the globe.

Overarching purpose of the role:

The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for helping our reconciliation groups implement Musalaha’s final stage of reconciliation, called: “Taking Action”. This means the Outreach Coordinator supervises the co-resistance/peacemaking and co-advocacy outreaches related to our reconciliation and Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB) projects. Moreover, the Outreach Coordinator ensures the outreaches meet the desired project outcomes and objectives and s/he assists the Project Managers in project monitoring and daily project management. To this end, the Outreach Coordinator develops an overall 5-year co-advocacy strategy and ensures the strategy is correctly implemented in Musalaha’s projects. In addition, the Outreach Coordinator works closely with the Executive Director to establish relationships with Israeli and Palestinian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Israel and the West Bank that align with Musalaha’s mission of reconciliation. This position aims to amplify collaboration between project beneficiaries, alumni, Israeli and Palestinian CSOs and other diverse stakeholders for the sake of justice for all.

Main aspects of this role consist of:

(1) Project Management Assistance – Supervise, lead and facilitate the execution of Musalaha’s
nonviolent co-resistance and co-advocacy strategies in project outreaches. Assisting 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 to strengthen relationships with local
CSOs in Israel and Palestine. Establish, maintain and develop relationships with CSOs and engage
personally with CSO leadership throughout the projects with the purpose of scaling Musalaha’s
reconciliation-based nonviolent co-resistance and co-advocacy activities.

Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks:

Management Assistance

  • Provide leadership and facilitate project-related nonviolent co-resistance and co-advocacy activities.
  • Develop and implement a 5-year nonviolent co-resistance and co-advocacy strategy with the Executive Director.
  • Improve collaboration between project alumni, beneficiaries, key stakeholders and Israeli-Palestinian CSOs with the Executive Director for the sake of nonviolent co-resistance and co advocacy.
  • Implement Musalaha standards, policies and operating procedures in relevant projects.
  • Execute nonviolent co-resistance and co-advocacy strategies in project outreaches.
  • Develop and support Musalaha leaders through nonviolent co-resistance and co-advocacy training.
  • Report to the Programs Director of Musalaha, and contribute to Musalaha’s working groups, or other parts of Musalaha’s wider work, related to nonviolent co-resistance and co-advocacy.
  • Project budget management.

Operational

  • Assist Project Managers with Project Monitoring and Reporting.
  • Manage and implement a Musalaha project together with Project Managers.
  • Oversee stage 6 “Taking Action” of the reconciliation process from initial application until the last debrief and evaluation.
  • Participate in Freedom of Religion and Belief, anti-corruption and facilitation training.
  • Ensure constant feedback and concerns from Project Managers and partners and act upon feedback.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with existing reconciliation and organization actors in the region.
  • Execute outreaches based on budgets.
  • Update Musalaha’s Standard Operating Procedures regarding co-advocacy.

Communication

  • Build and strengthen relationships with key Israeli and Palestinian CSOs and key 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 involved projects at the weekly staff meetings.
  • Help in writing and editing Musalaha’s monthly newsletter.
  • Develop and present a transparent, 5-year nonviolent co-resistance and co-advocacy strategy for Musalaha.

Financial

  • Respect the project budgets.
  • Ensure all financial expenditures of the outreaches and CSO meetings are filed (by receipt) in an organized fashion.
  • Ensure all receipts are delivered to the accountant in accordance with Musalaha’s Standard Operating Procedures.

Essentials and Skills:

  • Commitment to the visions and work of Musalaha.
  • Commitment to Musalaha’s Code of Conduct.
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew and Arabic.
  • Excellent leadership, management, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent understanding of the reconciliation field and its challenges.
  • Experienced in grassroots peacebuilding and advocacy.
  • Experienced at managing a cross-cultural and cross-national team in a sensitive political climate.
  • Highly interpersonal and good team player.
  • Ability to think creatively.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate groups of people.
  • Ability to network across religions and ethnicities in the complex context of Israel and Palestine.

Experience:

  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience in Peacebuilding and Program Management, as well proven knowledge of grassroots initiatives in a cross-religious and ethnic context in Israel and Palestine.
  • Work experience in cross-cultural settings and in globally diverse teams.
  • Working knowledge of Hebrew, Arabic and English.
  • Ideally Master’s degree in International Relations/Political Science/ Social Science/International Development/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 fulfill the requirements detailed above.

– Applications should be emailed to musalaha@musalaha.org using reference Outreach Coordinator.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Jerusalem time on 30th of July 2024. If you do not hear back from us within the month of August, it means your application was unsuccessful.