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Advocacy Officer (m/w/d), Bethlehem, Palästina/Israel #3416

The Association for Development Cooperation (AGEH) is the human resources service of German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS), we offer you the opportunity to perform a meaningful role in collaboration with local peace workers. The CPS is a programme for peacebuilding and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It advocates a world in which conflicts are settled without violence and supports partner organisations in all phases of conflicts including conflict prevention, violence mitigation and post-conflict rehabilitation. Together with church and civil-social partners in Palestine and Israel, the AGEH aims to contribute to civil conflict transformation using CPS peacebuilding measures.

In order to support our partner organization Kairos Palestine we are seeking an

Advocacy Officer (m/f/d), Bethlehem, Palestine


Your new field of activity

Kairos Palestine is an initiative of ecumenically united representatives of the Christian churches of Palestine and Israel. As the only ecumenical movement in Palestine, Kairos Palestine is committed to a just peace in Palestine and Israel, based on theological principles. Its aim is to prevent the outbreak of conflicts and to contribute to peaceful conflict resolution and peace-keeping through post-conflict peace-building measures.
With their theological-pastoral-political document "Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth" the authors call on academic theologians, clergy, laymen, their communities as well as Palestinian and Israeli society to find a peaceful solution to the Middle East conflict. To this end they call for the international solidarity of the Christian sister churches of the world.

You will contribute to peace-building in the Middle East conflict by supporting Kairos Palestine in the development, planning and implementation of a dynamic advocacy strategy at home and abroad, with a focus on Europe. Kairos Palestine is driven by a very small team, which makes the cooperation very personal and flexible.

You will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • You work together with the local team of the partner organisation on the further development of the advocacy strategy and identification of topics and target groups in order to make the work more efficient and effective.
  • You help to develop various publications, such as the annual Easter and Christmas Alert.
  • You coordinate the various international working groups, e.g. for youth work, theology and campaigning of Kairos Palestine.
  • You support the selection and further development of communication formats and channels for the dissemination of Kairos Palestine's message, mainly on an international level.
  • You are responsible for the proper spending and management of funds on-site in accordance with the donor guidelines and the specifications of the AGEH. In doing so, you work in partnership with the partner organisation.

Your profile

  • You have completed a university degree in Political Sciences, International Law or Human Rights and have gathered several years of professional experience, ideally in an international context and in areas of advocacy work.
  • You are characterized by very good communication skills and very good networking capabilities.
  • You communicate fluently in written and spoken English, knowledge of Arabic would be desirable. Ideally, you can also speak Spanish or French.
  • You have a solid theological understanding and in-depth knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • You are physically and mentally resilient and willing to work outside of normal working hours if necessary.
  • As a member of a Christian church, you identify with the goals and concerns of church development cooperation and peace work and support them convincingly.
  • You are a citizen of the EU or Switzerland.

What AGEH offers

  • Individual and thorough preparation
  • A three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
  • Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice
  • Work within the AGEH efficacy model

We look forward to receiving your application by May 5th, 2019.

Please use our online application form on our job portal.

Ihre Ansprechpartnerin

Frau Annette Hausmann


Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Entwicklungshilfe (AGEH)
Ripuarenstrasse 8
50679 Köln

E-Mail: jobs@ageh.org