Project Manager - Women's Group
(Part-time)

Job Description  

Project Manager – Women Group (Part-time) 

 

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, as well as 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 Systemic 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 24 chapters. Our work is implemented among women, young adults, youth, children, civil society leaders, Musalaha alumni, and in other international settings 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 for 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, influencing, and guiding our diverse target groups.  

 

Main aspects of this role consist of:  

(1) Recruit Find and 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 Complete these tasks 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 grant applications, reports, sections for Musalaha’s newsletter, and conducting project evaluations.   

 

Accountable to: Programs Director 

Responsible for: One project Co-Manage a group of Israelis and Palestinians (Jewish, Muslim, Christians, secular, etc.) with another Project Manager. 

Job level: Manager 

 

Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks: 

 

Management 

  • 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 Programs Director of Musalaha and contribute to Musalaha’s working groups, or other parts of Musalaha’s wider work, as requested. 
  • Budget preparation. 

 

Operational 

  • 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 within your group, including accommodation, schedules, and additional program activities.  
  • Encourage constant feedback and concerns from participants and partners and act upon this feedback. 
  • Coordinate and cooperate with existing reconciliation and women organization actors in the region. 
  • Execute activities based on budgets. 
 

 

Communication 

  • 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.  
  • Write updates about project for monthly newsletter. 
  • Facilitate effective communication with the group’s co-manager. 
 

 

 Financial 

  • 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 Hebrew 
  • Strong understanding of Israeli-Jewish culture. 
  • 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. 
 

 

Experiences: 

  • 1-3 years of relevant professional experience in Project 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.  
  • University 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 daniel@musalaha.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.