Prog Assoc Religious Engagement project, Search for Common Ground (Jerusalem)

Program Associate – Religious Engagement project, Search for Common Ground, Jerusalem
part-time job  Jerusalem
Closes: Feb 27, 2018

Website For Common Ground

Search for Common Ground (Search) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium. Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches towards cooperative solutions. Search seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities.With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 60 offices in 35 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.

Search Jeruslem

The Jerusalem office, established in 2000, focuses on four main fields: religious engagement, leadership development, media and health. It has garnered extensive experience in providing programs and tools that promote a sustained positive shift in the way Israelis and Palestinians relate to each other, among themselves and towards the Arab/Israeli conflict.

We are searching for…

Search is currently seeking to recruit an experienced Program Associate on a part-time basis (15 hours per week) to assist in the implementation of a global project over a three year period from 2018-2020, starting immediately. This position is located in Jerusalem and reports to the Global Director, Religious Engagement who is based in Jerusalem. The associate will also liaise with members of staff in the Global Affairs and Partnership unit based in Washington DC as needed and in the Jerusalem office. The position will be renewed on a year by year basis and will remain part-time throughout the period of the project.

The project’s overall goal is to increase collaboration and reduce violence among diverse religious communities. The main objective is that peacebuilding practitioners effectively engage religious actors and community members in a systematic way that contributes to peacebuilding programs in deeply divided societies.

The Program Associate will research and assist in developing “The Common Ground Approach (CGA) to Religious Engagement,” document based on CGA modules that have been developed in other thematic program areas within Search. This document will serve as Search’s global framework on religious engagement, detailing its approach, methodologies, best practices, and applications for effective and inclusive programming with religious leaders and communities from diverse faith backgrounds. The associate will also assist in adapting the document into a training curriculum for both online and face to face trainings that will serve regional and country-level program staff as they implement religious engagement projects. In addition the associate will carry out basic administrative and financial duties relating to the project.

Your contribution

The roles and responsibilities include:

Research texts in diverse religions that support the Common Ground Approach to promoting cooperation and reducing violent conflict and synthesize them.
Work with Search’s global director of religious engagement to create and write Search’s definitive approach to religious engagement
Assist in the development of training modules for trainers, peacebuilding practitioners and religious actors and adapt them as needed
Engage as needed with relevant stakeholders at the international and local levels, including faith based organizations, civil society and religious actors, for the purpose of developing materials
Assist in timely grant reporting and basic financial administration in compliance with Search and donor requirements
Assist in coordinating monitoring and evaluation efforts

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

You are…
You meet the following qualifications:

Graduate degree in religious and/or interreligious studies.
At least three (3) years’ experience in working on curriculum and innovative training modules
At least years (3) years’ experience in writing for public audiences
Excellent speaking and writing skills in English at native level.
Basic administrative and financial skills for project implementation
Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication skills with a variety of stakeholders
Knowledge of design, monitoring and evaluation (DM&E) tools
Team player and positive personality
Computer literacy proficiency
Proactive and ability to work independently

Graduate degree in areas of conflict resolution and peace-building
Fluency in languages other than English, particularly Arabic, French and Hebrew
Facilitation skills

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience, with excellent benefits

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The position will close on February 28th. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site for full details of our work.

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