EAPPI: Field and Security Officer

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, which brings together 345 Christian denominations from all over the world. It promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world. 
Fully part of the WCC, the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) was founded in 2002 in response to a call from the local Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and brings internationals to the West Bank for protective presence, accompaniment and international advocacy. 
The WCC is looking for its EAPPI Field and Security Officer at 100%, based in Jerusalem, who will be responsible for analyzing and monitoring the political and security situation on the ground in Israel and Palestine (East Jerusalem and the West Bank); evaluating sociopolitical developments and their implications for EAPPI, the role and safety of EAs and placement priorities; advising the Local Programme Coordinator (LPC) on changing trends and shifts in priorities; training and guiding EAs as they carry out the placement priorities; and disseminating output from EAs to designated partners locally.  
In particular, he/she will be responsible for:  
 Political analysis and security: source of information on security issues in Israel and the Palestinian Territories;  Maintaining, improving and adapting EAPPI Security Procedures;  Training and sharing information to all EAs on security issues in the Palestinian Territories;  Supervising the work of EAs in 3 assigned placements;  Being the focal point for local contacts in assigned EAPPI placements;  Organising and monitoring living conditions and logistics in assigned placements;  Sharing management and overall office requirements and responsibilities.   
Qualifications and special requirements:   
Experience:   At least five years of field experience in the West Bank.  
Education:  University Degree in relevant field. 
Human Resources Department
 
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Competencies:  Excellent knowledge of the political context in which EAPPI works.  Understanding of Palestinian and Israeli history and narratives and committed to ending the illegal Occupation  Knowledge of and familiarity with the church bodies in the Holy Land, and the three Abrahamic religions generally.  Analytical skills, proactive, self-motivated and a good team player.  Sensitivity to the local cultures and ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment  Fluent command of spoken and written Arabic and English, with some knowledge of Hebrew a plus.  Ability to work under pressure with irregular hours as needed and ability to travel to all areas of the West Bank.  Jerusalem ID is a plus  A valid driving license for Israel and the West Bank is required. Having a car is a plus.  
Language skills:  Fluent command of spoken and written Arabic and English, with some knowledge of Hebrew a plus.  
Computer skills:  Good level of computer literacy (standard MS office application such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Ability to communicate in a comfortable manner through social media tools like Facebook and Twitter.    
WCC recruits on the basis of its equal opportunities and non-discriminatory employment policies.   
Deadline for applications:  12 June 2016  
Applications (CV, motivation letter, Application Form, copy of diploma, work certificate/references) are to be returned to: Human Resources Department: recruitment@wcc-coe.org  
The Application Form is available at the following address: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/get-involved/job-openings  
The WCC Financial Report 205 can be consulted at the following address: https://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/other/wcc-financial-report-2015