Head of Programmes occupied Palestinian territory

01 februari 2018

This recruitment is open to both Palestinian and international applicants of all backgrounds, subject to ability to safely live, work and travel throughout the oPt

War Child Holland’s programme in the oPt

In the oPt, War Child works with partners to create an inclusive, protective psychosocial care system for Palestinian children and young people affected by conflict related violence, including in domestic and juvenile justice settings. We help build a network of support, from community interventions to specialized psychological and legal services. We work with communities, families, parents, caregivers, youth and children, as well as professionals, with the aim to provide a safety net for children and young people in the West Bank including East Jerusalem, and Gaza.

Your challenge

See link for the detailed job_description_head_of_programmes_opt.pdf on www.warchildholland.org

Your profile

• Relevant tertiary education background
• Demonstrated knowledge in MHPSS and child protection programming, and child safeguarding
• Demonstrated ability for high level representation (e.g. donor liaison)
• Proven high-level proposal and budget development skills
• Knowledge on monitoring and evaluation tools and methods
• Substantial experience in (strategic) programme design and quality assurance
• Experience in management and development of senior and junior staff and partners
• Willingness and ability to work in Jerusalem and conduct regular travel to Gaza
• Fluent in written and spoken English

• Basic knowledge on research and data analysis desirable
• Knowledge and experience in oPt desirable
• Arabic language desirable

We offer

• A challenging job, within a harmonious, enthusiastic and motivated local team in the oPt, and the backup of a strong and professional organisation in The Netherlands;
• The opportunity to make a leading contribution to program development and country (and global) strategy in a flexible, inclusive, and creative – but evidence oriented – organisation;
• The opportunity to work in collaboration with an outstanding Research and Development team at HQ level;
• A fair salary and comprehensive secondary benefits including:
o free individual housing and transport (expatriates only);
o good insurances (including health, travel and disability);
o opportunities to travel, develop and learn professionally;
• War Child believes in long-term relationships with staff with regard to career planning and multi-country/programme experience;
• You will be located in the oPt, based in East Jerusalem with travel to other locations in the West Bank and Gaza and occasional travel to Amsterdam;
• The expected duration is at least 1 year in this position, with the intention to prolong.

War Child strives to create an inclusive work environment. Candidates from all backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences who judge that they are able to fill all or most of the essential requirements for this role are encouraged to apply.

oPt is a family duty station. An expatriate is allowed to bring a partner and children, but will be expected to travel regularly and for extended periods to Gaza, where partner and children cannot accompany.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a CV and a letter of motivation before 15th Feb 2018. Late applications may be considered case by case. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to undertake interviews and a work-related written test in English.

Make sure to use the following hyperlink to apply: http://warchild.onlinevacatures.nl/en/Vacancy/Apply/95132

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The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures.