EAPPI: Programmer


Contract: Service Provider
Duty Station: Jerusalem
Start Date: as soon as possible
End Date for service: 31st December 2016
Payment: to be discussed at interview

The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) brings internationals to the West Bank to experience life under occupation. Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) provide a protective presence to vulnerable communities, monitor and report human rights abuses and support Palestinians and Israelis working together for peace. When they return home, EAs campaign for a just and peaceful resolution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through an end to the occupation, respect for international law and implementation of UN resolutions.

As part of a UNICEF-funded project, EAPPI is developing an intranet for monitoring, training, sharing information, collaboration, knowledge management and advocacy. The focus on children’s rights and grave violations against children is a priority in all aspects of our work.

In view of this, EAPPI is seeking a programmer to design an intranet for the needs of diverse users and a complex structure
1.  Staff in the field (documenting work, sharing information)
2.  Office  staff  (monitoring  work,  e-learning,  managing  knowledge,  sharing information)
3.  Global staff (monitoring advocacy, collaboration, sharing knowledge)

The CMS software to be used will be Drupal, e.g. Open Atrium.

Responsibilities and Qualifications of the applicant
•    Assists in conducting needs analysis for the development of an intranet
•    Designs and develops the intranet in cooperation with the Research Officer
•    implements innovative software applications for
o Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation
o E-learning
o Advocacy
•            Ensures the integrity and security of
highly sensitive data
•    Integrates with other systems (CRM, e-mail, other applications)
•    Creates necessary technical and architectural documentation
•            Trains staff on the use of the system
•            Provides support for one year
Criteria & Qualifications:
•             Relevant IT-diploma
•    Experience with planning and building intranets
•    Experience with Drupal, preferably with Open Atrium
•    Preferably work-experiences with iNGOs in the context of
Human Rights
•    Excellent communication skills in English, oral and written
•    Good communications and interpersonal skills
•    Self-motivated, proactive and organized, transparent working style
•    Ability to strictly observe given deadlines
•             Ability to travel to Jerusalem 

8th February    End-date to receive applications from programmers
10th and 11th February    Interviews
12th February    Needs assessment at the EAPPI office in Jerusalem I
15th February    Needs assessment and consultations II
22nd February    Result meeting, consultations, adjustments III
March    Testing, Debugging, Customization, Integrations
April    Training of staff on the use of the backend
May    Documentation (Videos, different user-manuals)
Until 31st December 2016    Ongoing debugging, customization, improving (as necessary)

How to Apply:

Applicants are requested to send their application by registered mail to:

Jonas Schaefer
Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) World Council of Churches (WCC)
P. O. Box 741, Jerusalem 91000


The application must include:

1.  Cover letter, in English explaining why you think you are qualified for this assignment (max 150 words).
2.  A  (max)  one  page  outline  of  ideas  of  features  (third-party-integrations, workflows, documentations)
3.  Your CV / resume
4.  Two references with contact details
5.  URLs, that provide sample of your work Only qualified candidates should apply. Unfortunately we cannot assist with permits.
8th February 2016, 10:00 o’ clock (Jerusalem Time)
Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Dates for interviews in Jerusalem: 10th and 11th of February
Women are encouraged to apply!

In case of any questions please contact: Jonas Schaefer, PhD eappi.research@gmail.com