Diakonia Sweden Job Vacancy: Programme Director IHL Resource Centre in Jerusalem

The Diakonia International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Resource Centre was created in 2004 with a mandate to address the ongoing violations of IHL that characterise the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The goal of the Centre is to increase respect for and implementation of international law, and IHL in particular.

Type of employment: Temporary for 2 years (with possibility for extension) this position will be an expatriate / international employment.

Planned starting time: August 2016 (or by agreement)

Work place: Diakonias Country office for Israel/Palestine in Jerusalem

Short work task description
  • To lead the development, management and coordination of the IHL (international humanitarian law) Resource Centre.
  • To be the employers representative with personnel and managerial responsibility for personnel within the IHL Resource Centre.
  • To have the budgetary responsibility for operations within the programme.
  • To establish and strengthen the relationship with different back-donors and to establish new contacts.
  • To secure timely funding for the programme.
  • Cooperate with other entities within Diakonia, particularly on IHL-issues.
  • Proven managerial and human resource leadership, including gender equity experience
  • Long-term experience of International Humanitarian Law and international development work from the field with a profound understanding of the role of Civil Society in development processes.
  • Knowledge of the Palestine Israeli context
  • University degree in related fields for the position.
  • Excellent spoken and written English. Swedish language is an advantage
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and direct way

The candidate should possess the following personal qualities
  • Good managerial skills
  • Team leader and networker
  • Analytical and strategic skills
  • Personal maturity and social competence skills
  • Pedagogic and administrative skills
  • Ability to deal with conflict situations and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and direct way
Other merit
  • Knowledge regarding the Founding Churches of Diakonia
  • Experience of working with Civil Society
For information please contact
Deputy Regional Manager Ghada Harami Ghada.harami@diakonia.se
International Manager Eva Ã…berg eva.aberg@diakonia.se

How to apply:

Diakonia’s application form (including curriculum vitae), shall be sent to rekrytering@diakonia.se no later than 13 May 2016