Women’s Empowerment Project Manager - African Refugee Development Center, Tel Aviv

The women’s empowerment project was set up to psychologically and economically uplift refugee women through creative therapy. In collaboration with designers, the women crochet beautiful and stylish products which are eco-friendly and handmade. The project is in the beginning stages and we need several business development orientated volunteers to help kick start the project. The program manager will oversee the project alongside the Founder of the project. The program manager will be responsible for the day to day running, managing volunteers and helping to develop and expand the project.

Day to Day Tasks:
• Organising the women to come to the studio
• Paying salaries
• Updating excel and word records
• Organising and labelling products
• Monitoring work of the women to ensure it is the correct standard
• Developing volunteer handbooks
• Collecting materials, delivering baskets
• Interviewing potential volunteers
• Management of volunteers

Developing the Project
• Ideas in how to fundraise
• Contacting shops and establishments to sell the products
• Developing ways in which the project can sell directly - at the studio, markets (volunteers needed to man stalls)
• Advertising the product
• Exploring & expanding the product base (currently crocheted baskets)
• Developing any other areas as needed

• Interest in women’s empowerment
• Project management experience
• Knowledge of refugee situation in Israel
• Exceptional organisational and communication skills
• Independent, outgoing and creative
• Experience in any of the following helpful – grant writing, fundraising, marketing, business start up
• Fluency in English required, Hebrew an advantage

The women who take part in the project are mainly Eritrean asylum seekers. We have a Tigrinya translator who assists the project, however you need to be outgoing and able to work at an efficient level with the women with the language barrier, many do not speak English or Hebrew.

You can find out about the project here:


Time Commitment:
• 6 months minimum, 21-30 hours per week
• Start date: 18 November 2012

Please note all ARDC internship positions are unpaid. We do not provide accommodation, travel or health insurance.

How to apply: 
Please download the attached form and send with your CV to the address on the form.