TORONTO /CHICAGO: CPT seeking Applications for Palestine Project Support Coordinator
24 November 2006
TORONTO /CHICAGO: CPT seeking Applications for Palestine Project Support
CPT has a three-quarter-time opening for a Palestine Project Support
Coordinator to serve its teams in Hebron and At-Tuwani. The Project Support
Coordinator also serves as a member of the CPT Support Team, and is
accountable to the Co-Director (Programme.)
Responsibilities and needed qualities, experiences and skills are listed in
the job description below. Preferred location is the CPT Toronto (Canada)
or CPT Chicago (USA) office, but other sites will be considered especially
for applicants from within the Palestinian Christian community.
Compensation is a subsistence stipend based on need.
Persons with the required experience and skills who have not been members of
CPT are welcome to apply. Such individuals will be invited to participate
in a CPT delegation and month-long training and discernment before CPT
finalizes the appointment to this position.
CPT is committed to undoing racism and is working towards becoming a more
diverse community. As with every Support Team position, factors other than
job-specific skills and experience may be taken into account to meet these
goals. Persons of colour are encouraged to apply.
Expressions of interest, and nominations of suitable persons, are invited
immediately, and will be accepted up until December 20, 2006. The search
will be extended and broadened if a candidate with the required
qualifications is not found. Should this happen, the position may be filled
on an interim basis.
Interested persons should contact Doug Pritchard at
guest.242987@MennoLink.org or phone
JOB DESCRIPTION: PALESTINE TEAM SUPPORT COORDINATOR
CPT's Palestine Team Support Coordinator is a three-quarter-time position to
provide support for the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) working in Hebron
and At-Tuwani. The Coordinator serves as a member of both the CPT Palestine
field teams and the CPT Support Team.
-Serve as main contact and support person for the Hebron and At-Tuwani teams
- Recruit and schedule qualified members for the teams, taking into account
team objectives for balance in gender, age, and proficiencies.
- Make travel arrangements for persons coming from and going to their
assignments and update Yahoo scheduling calendar.
- Check-in with all persons before and after time on team. At the first
check-in, provide thorough orientation to team life, work, and expectations.
At exit check-ins, review exit interview notes, and follow-up with the
person and the team regarding any issues identified.
- Arrange language study for full-time team members in consultation with
team as to appropriateness, time, duration, and venue.
- Provide logistical support, including equipment, transfers of funds, etc.
- Facilitate the team process for choosing Team Coordinators. The choice of
Team Coordinator needs to be approved by the Support Coordinator and the
rest of the field team.
- Consult with the Team Coordinator, and share information with the Pastoral
Support Coordinator, re pastoral care needs of the team and its members.
- Arrange appropriate intervention if a team is unable to resolve an
internal conflict or other problem.
- Carry out regular visits to both team sites (maximum six month gap between
visits, minimum five week stay in project region).
- Supervise development of the Palestine project programme (15 hrs/wk)
- Develop and facilitate a process for the teams and their partners to
develop and update project goals and objectives. The process will include a
system for evaluating the teams' progress towards achieving the goals and
objectives, and will include opportunities for input from the wider
Palestine team. The Support Coordinator will report on progress regularly
to the CPT Support Team and the Steering Committee or arrange for a team
member to report.
- Check-in with teams at least once a week. Check-in will include questions
about the logistical and pastoral needs of the teams, and the teams'
progress toward achieving their goals and objectives.
- Ensure that the teams are preparing a sufficient number of articles,
reflections, and Urgent Action appeals for CPT, denominational media, and
the wider media.
- Ensure that the teams are maintaining good working relations with partner
organizations on the ground in Palestine.
- Monitor project expenses against budget and initiate action as required.
- Coordinate between the team and the CPT Delegations Coordinator on the
annual schedule of delegations. Respond and follow-up on feedback from
- Develop and support an advocacy programme for the Palestine project
through a wider group of interested team members who will develop advocacy
goals and objectives and develop the required relations with government
officials and other organizations.
- Monitor policies towards Palestine and Israel, and the media in other
jurisdictions (e.g. USA, Canada, Europe, UN, etc.), and inform the wider
team of important developments.
- Develop and maintain relationships with CPT's supporting bodies through
visits to worshipping communities and larger gatherings, developing worship
and advocacy materials, acting as a liaison with supporters' staff, etc.
-Participate in Support Team work, which involves caring for the whole "web"
of CPT and the connections among all the projects and constituencies through
weekly Support Team conference calls, placement calls, check-ins, special
reports, retreats, and attending at least one Steering Committee meeting
each year. (Three hrs/wk)
This job is a 75% position with the general expectation of 30 hours per
week. The normal working hours of CPT are flexible but demanding. Weekend
work and evening work will be frequent. Work hours will expand considerably
during times of high need, or on-site visits. Compensation based on need.
The appointment will be for an initial period of three years.
Needed Qualities, Experience, and Skills:
(As demonstrated either in CP