Project Officer (m/f/d) in Jerusalem

Forum Civil Peace Service

We are looking for a Project Officer (m/f/d) to join our dedicated team in Jerusalem starting in February 2023.

Who we are

forumZFD is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO), established in 1996. We are working in the field of conflict transformation in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Located in Jerusalem, forumZFD’s regional office works on both sides of the Green Line since 1999. We seek egalitarian partnerships with local civil society including NGOs, grassroots organizations, social movements, activists and artists. Together we implement projects and activities in the fields of organizational development, community organizing and media for social change. Our cooperation with partners is always needs-based and multidirectional: in some projects we contribute our know-how, in other projects our partner brings the expertise. This way, we share responsibilities, knowledge, and resources. Within this framework, it is our vision to strengthen civil society actors and to contribute to a critical mass that challenges fragmentation and promotes inclusive narratives. forumZFD is recognized by the German federal government as a member of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) consortium.

Your tasks and responsibilities

forumZFD implements conflict transformation projects in development and humanitarian contexts. The programs are often multi-sectoral with clear peacebuilding components and approaches. The project officer will bring demonstrable women’s networking and peacebuilding skills, as well as a sound understanding of the context, cultural and conflict sensitivity.

The primary purpose of the Project Officer’s role is to jointly work with and support the designated project manager in the design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation as well as in reporting of activities. These can then be carried out effectively and in line with best practice and donor requirements. The main areas of responsibility range from technical to administrative support including, but not limited to, contributing to project planning, capacity building, and reporting. Translation and interpretation can also be requested when needed. The post holder will also support in the application of M&E methodologies.

Specific tasks include

  • Support in the implementation and facilitation of projects that have a strong focus on community organizing and capacity development of women groups, women networks, and partners in Palestine;
  • Build relationships with community leaders, municipality officials, activists, artists, and women groups according to the needs of the project to ensure its adequate implementation;
  • Responsible for carrying out project activities in coordination with the project manager;
  • Provide technical support to monitoring and evaluation systems and processes;
  • Support in budget related aspects of the project and be responsible for payments where indicated, as well as procurements in close cooperation with the Finance and Admin Manager;
  • Fulfill administrative and additional tasks as assigned by project manager;
  • Support in the annual planning of the country program and other strategic events;
  • Support in HO communications materials for international awareness raising efforts, and other communications tasks as per the guidance of the project manager;
  • Travel is expected throughout the West Bank and Israel


  • Degree in social sciences, gender studies, international development, or other relevant fields;
  • Min. 3 years of professional experience in project implementation work, preferably within women’s empowerment, capacity building initiatives, or civil society strengthening;
  • Demonstrated community organizing background, utilizing creative, participatory, and conflict sensitive approaches;
  • Experience in facilitating workshops, training and sharing skill building know-how desirable; applying creative tools and methodologies is an added value;
  • Relevant understanding in working with M&E tools, including activity indicators and project outputs;
  • Professional working proficiency and good reporting skills in English and Arabic;
  • A high level of personal efficiency and an ability to balance multiple tasks
  • Experience in working with multi-cultural teams and a good ability to work independently as well as in cooperation with team members
  • Valid driver’s license and at least 1 year of driving experience is an advantage

Personal Qualities

  • Strong social competence, capacity for teamwork and ability to integrate quickly into daily project routine;
  • Strong ability to think strategically and conceptually;
  • Independent pro-active planning highly desirable
  • Sensitivity to age, gender, and diversity mainstreaming
  • Honest and a strong sense of integrity
  • Exhibit patience and persistence to develop relationships with different stakeholders
  • High standard of professionalism, team player and a capacity builder

Our offer

  • An attractive full-time position with annual term contract applicable to be extended
  • Possibility of further qualification and professional growth through a capacity building fund
  • Friendly working atmosphere where team spirit is held in high regard

Who is eligible?

Israeli and Palestinian citizens or national ID holders.

How to apply

Your application

Please send only your cover letter and CV to [email protected] by January 16, 2023.

For further information about forumZFD check out our website at

We are looking forward to receiving your application!