Diakonia: 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.  http://www.diakonia.se/en/ihl/
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 employer`s 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 Åberg eva.aberg@diakonia.se
Diakonia’s application form (including curriculum vitae), shall be sent to rekrytering@diakonia.se no later than 13 May 2016