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DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for a Country Director East Jerusalem


DanChurchAid (DCA)


Søndag, 28. maj 2017 - 23:55
Country Director East Jerusalem
Are you looking for an opportunity to lead a professional team of development/humanitarian experts working with civil society organizations in a challenging Middle East environment? Then this might be just the opening you are looking for!
DanChurchAid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) are working together to make positive change in Palestine, through the implementation of a Joint Country Programme.
Our vision: Palestinians enjoy equality, self-determination, democracy, as well as access to justice in accordance with IHL and IHRL.
Can you lead and develop a management team and staff who work with a diverse portfolio of activities: active citizenship- just peace- economic empowerment, humanitarian response, capacity building and international advocacy?  Do you have management experience motivating results with a diverse staff? Do you have documented results in fundraising? Do you have experience in strengthening cooperation with partners, donors, faith-based actors and sister agencies?
Then we would like you to consider applying for this position.
Areas of responsibility:
You have the overall responsibility for leadership and management of a joint program with 16 staff, including fundraising a turnover of 3-5 mio. USD and a program portfolio of 15 partners. You have to nurture partner relationships to achieve agreed outcomes.
Meet DCA-NCA organizational performance benchmarks and related deadlines. Proactive communication and media work with constituencies in Denmark and Norway. Communicate with DCA-NCA headquarters on relevant policies and strategies. Liaise with institutions, forums, donors, UN Clusters, constituencies in Denmark/Norway and DCA/NCA resource persons. Lead, develop and motivate the joint DCA/NCA team to maximum performance with joint identity and culture
Financial compliance with donor requirements and identify new donors and maintain donor relationships. Make advocacy campaigns within ACT Alliance and handle risk management including security management
We are looking for:
A new Country Director with 5-7 years leadership & management experience in complex and dynamic environments, with a good combination of stamina, charisma and constructive critical attitude. You have a Master's degree in social science or another related field, work experience within development or humanitarian response. You have knowledge and experience with Israel-Palestinian political, cultural, and economic spheres and the ability to identify with and practice management values being respectful, participatory, strategic and vision driven, efficient and accountable. You are open for innovation and creativity within the office. You have the ability and experience to lead a diverse team of 16 staff as they work with new methods and terminology. You understand International Humanitarian Law and its application, you have experience with a gender equity and rights based approach and working with faith based organizations and religious actors. You have strong negotiation skills, diplomatic tact and ability to nurture relations and proven experience with project cycle management and implementing donor guidelines and you are committed to a long-term development process.
You have good communication skills, fluency in English – oral as well as written. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage. Knowledge of Danish or Norwegian is an advantage

We offer:
A three-year contract. August 15, 2017, with two weeks initial introduction at DCA HQ in Copenhagen and a short introduction at NCA HQ in Oslo. Terms are according to Handbook for DCA expatriate personnel, Family postings and salary ranging from DKK 33,000 to 40,000 depending on level of experience on top of that 12,17% pension contribution and 6 weeks’ vacation per year. 
All interested irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy.

For further information please visit our website, http://www.danchurchaid.org or contact Humanitarian Director, Lisa Henry, (+45) 29619904, [email protected].
How to apply
Please upload your motivated application and CV no later than May 28, 2017.  Applications sent by mail or e-mail will not be considered.
First interviews will take place via SKYPE and will be on 1 June 2017. Second interviews in Copenhagen on 8 June 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a 1-hour assignment prior to the second interview along with a behavioral analysis.
DanChurchAid assists the world’s poorest to lead a life in dignity. Aid is given regardless of race, creed, political or religious affiliation.
Norwegian Church Aid works with people and organizations around the world in their struggle to eradicate poverty and injustice. We help those whose needs are greatest, regardless of ethnicity, creed, political or religious affiliation.

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