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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.

2016-09-20 Ansvarig: Jasmin Hedlund

Type of employment: Temporary for 2 years (with possibility for extension) this position will be expatriate / international employment.  

Planned starting time: As soon as possible

Work place: Diakonias Country office for Israel/Palestine in Jerusalem

Short work task description

Lead the research and advocacy of the IHL Resource Centre

Lead the development, management and coordination of the IHL (international humanitarian law) Resource Centre.

Represent the IHL Resource Centre externally

Contribute to the strategy and development of Diakonias’ global IHL programme

Manage personnel within the IHL Resource Centre.

Maintain relationship with donors and secure new and timely funding for the programme

Have the budgetary responsibility for operations within the programme.

Liaise with Diakonia Head Office and other Diakonia offices  on IHL and relevant advocacy-issues.


More than 5 years senior management experience, including human resource leadership and gender equity experience

Excellent research record

In depth knowledge  of International Humanitarian Law

Experience from international development work with a profound understanding of the role of Civil Society in development processes.

Extensive legal advocacy experience

Knowledge of the Palestine Israeli context

University degree in law

Excellent spoken and written English. Swedish language is an strong advantage

Good computer skills.

Ability to communicate in a clear and direct way

The candidate should possess the following personal qualities

Good managerial skills

Excellent leader and networker skills

Legal and political strategic and analytical 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 more information:

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 October 2016.