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Programme Director IHL Resource Centre in Jerusalem

The position as Programme Director at IHL Resource Centre in Jerusalem is no longer open for applications.


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 information please contact

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 11 November 2016.