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Head of Programmes occupied Palestinian territory

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Head of Programmes

occupied Palestinian territory


‘Strategic thinker with a strong track record in programme design and grant writing’


This recruitment is open to both Palestinian and international applicants of all backgrounds, subject to ability to safely live, work and travel throughout the oPt


War Child Holland’s programme in the oPt

In the oPt, War Child works with partners to create an inclusive, protective psychosocial care system for Palestinian children and young people affected by conflict related violence, including in domestic and juvenile justice settings. We help build a network of support, from community interventions to specialized psychological and legal services. We work with communities, families, parents, caregivers, youth and children, as well as professionals, with the aim to provide a safety net for children and young people in the West Bank including East Jerusalem, and Gaza.

Your challenge

A detailed job description is attached to the vacancy text on www.warchildholland.org

Your profile

  • Relevant tertiary education background


  • Demonstrated knowledge in MHPSS and child protection programming, and child safeguarding


  • Demonstrated ability for high level representation (e.g. donor liaison)


  • Proven high-level proposal and budget development skills


  • Knowledge on monitoring and evaluation tools and methods


  • Substantial experience in (strategic) programme design and quality assurance


  • Experience in management and development of senior and junior staff and partners


  • Willingness and ability to work in Jerusalem and conduct regular travel to Gaza


  • Fluent in written and spoken English



  • Basic knowledge on research and data analysis desirable


  • Knowledge and experience in oPt desirable


  • Arabic language desirable


We offer

  • A challenging job, within a harmonious, enthusiastic and motivated local team in the oPt, and the backup of a strong and professional organisation in The Netherlands;


  • The opportunity to make a leading contribution to program development and country (and global) strategy in a flexible, inclusive, and creative – but evidence oriented – organisation;


  • The opportunity to work in collaboration with an outstanding Research and Development team at HQ level;


  • A fair salary and comprehensive secondary benefits including:


    • free individual housing and transport (expatriates only);


    • good insurances (including health, travel and disability);


    • oopportunities to travel, develop and learn professionally;


  • War Child believes in long-term relationships with staff with regard to career planning and multi-country/programme experience;


  • You will be located in the oPt, based in East Jerusalem with travel to other locations in the West Bank and Gaza and occasional travel to Amsterdam;


  • The expected duration is at least 1 year in this position, with the intention to prolong.



War Child strives to create an inclusive work environment. Candidates from all backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences who judge that they are able to fill all or most of the essential requirements for this role are encouraged to apply.


oPt is a family duty station. An expatriate is allowed to bring a partner and children, but will be expected to travel regularly and for extended periods to Gaza, where partner and children cannot accompany.

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