CPT INTERNATIONAL: Palestine Project Support Coordinator position opening
22 June 2012
CPT INTERNATIONAL: Palestine Project Support Coordinator position opening
Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) invites expressions of interest in and nominations for the two-thirds time position of Palestine Project Support Coordinator. The Coordinator will provide leadership and support for CPT Palestine and, as a member of the Support Team, will serve as primary link between the project and the rest of CPT. See detailed job description below. If full-time work with CPT is desired, it may be possible to combine this position with 1/3-time field-based work in Palestine.
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Timing: Expressions of interest/nominations no later than 18 July. Full application materials are due 1 August. Preferred starting date is 1 October 2012. Appointment will be for a period of three years, renewable upon mutual agreement.
Compensation: Need-based stipend, significant health coverage, and incredibly meaningful work within a team of kind, gutsy and committed peacemakers.
Location: Flexible. Most Support Team meetings are via conference call. Must be able to spend time regularly with the team in Palestine, and able to be in the United States and Canada occasionally for organizational gatherings.
Contact: Carol Rose, CPT Co-Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with expressions of interest or nominations. She will respond with application materials.
Needed Qualities, Experience and Skills
- Commitment to faith-based peacemaking, to seek Godâ€™s will in work, worship, and decision making
- Deep grounding in faith, rooted in a community of faith
- Familiarity with CPTâ€™s sponsoring bodies and clusters of support, or a willingness to grow in this area
- Firm commitment to the practice of nonviolent peacemaking
- Experience and/or willingness to participate in CPT work and nonviolent actions in settings of oppression and sometimes lethal militarization and occupation
- Experience in, and commitment to, dismantling racism, sexism, heterosexism and other oppressions, awareness of ways that oppressions intersect, sensitivity to ways oppressions function differently in a variety of national/cultural settings
- Demonstrated interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; ability to listen and share with sensitivity, tact, humor and humility
- Demonstrated success in building and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships
- Ability to navigate appropriately needs for both openness and confidentiality
- Ability to take initiative and engage in good teamwork
- Communication skills including writing, public speaking and maintaining relationships with people in many locations, using ever-changing communications technology
- Awareness of self-care needs and ability to set limits in a sometimes demanding work environment.
-Administrative skills, including the ability to organize and prioritize competing demands
-Excellent working knowledge of Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Palestinian culture
-Written and verbal English fluency, conversational fluency in Arabic
-Conflict management/non-formal mediation skills
-Personnel and project management skills and experience
Persons with the required experience and skills who have not yet been members of CPT are welcome to apply. Please see www.cpt.org for background about CPT. If chosen as the most promising applicant, an individual will be invited to participate in a CPT delegation and month-long training/discernment process prior to finalizing appointment to this position.
CPT is engaged in an organization-wide process of transformation to undo racism and other oppressions and is working towards more truly reflecting the strong diversity of Godâ€™s creation. Persons from the global majority are encouraged to apply.
Job Description: Palestine Project Support Coordinator
This is a 2/3 time position to provide leadership and support for the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) Palestine project. The Coordinator serves as a member of both the CPT Palestine team and the CPT Support Team.
Coordinate staffing for Palestine Project
- Recruit qualified members for the field team and advocacy team, taking into account team objectives and balance in identity and competencies.
- Schedule and make travel arrangements for field team personnel, and update team calendar accordingly.
- Provide members with relevant documents to review, including team expectations, competencies, strategic planning documents, etc., and answer questions they might have.
- Set fund-raising commitments for CPT Reservists and monitor their follow-through.
- Coordinate mid-term reviews for stipend-eligible CPTers; write summaries and recommendations to Personnel Coordinator and Co-Directors. Follow up with team members regarding issues identified in mid-stint and exit reviews.
- Arrange language study for team members in accordance with CPTâ€™s language study guidelines.
Support Palestine Team Work
- Develop and organize for a process for the teams and their partners to develop and update project goals and objectives, including a system for evaluating the teamsâ€™ progress towards achieving the goals and objectives, and opportunities for input from the wider Palestine team.
- Develop and participate in structures that facilitate ongoing decision making and coordination among members of the Palestine Project (e.g. bi-weekly conference call of stipend eligible team members...).
- Develop Palestine Project budget with the teams, represent the Palestine Project in CPT budget negotiations, monitor project expenses against budget and initiate action as required.
- Provide logistical support for equipment, transfers of funds, etc.
- Participate with the team in Palestine to choose and support the work of on-site team coordinators. Check in with team at least weekly and as needed including raising questions about logistical and pastoral needs, undoing oppressions, and the teamâ€™s progress toward achieving other goals and objectives.
- Join the work of the Palestine team on-site. (For instance, if usually working from a context outside the region, at least two month-long stints on team each year. If based closer by, on-site team work might be arranged in a more frequent and intermittent way.)
- Check in with Palestine Advocacy Team Coordinator at least monthly and as needed.
- Take part in the work of the Palestine Advocacy Team (for instance: liaise with supporting bodiesâ€™ staff in relation to Palestine advocacy; work with team to monitor policies towards Palestine and Israel, and the media in other jurisdictions (e.g. USA, Canada, Europe, UN, etc.); inform the wider team of important developments; manage relationships with Palestine-related coalitions and campaigns; etc.)
- Ensure that the teams are preparing a sufficient number of articles, reflections and 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.
- Arrange appropriate intervention if teams are unable to resolve an internal conflict or other problem.
Connect CPT Palestine with CPT as a whole/Serve as part of CPT-wide Support Team
- Serve as the primary channel for communication among Palestine teams, Support Team, and Steering Committee. Choose issues from Palestine Project to bring to Support Team, and from the Support Team to the Palestine Teams. Share information as needed with CPT Co-Directors, and coordinators of personnel, pastoral support and/or undoing oppressions regarding needs of the teams and their members.
- Coordinate between the Palestine Project and the CPT Delegations Coordinator on the annual schedule of delegations.
- Participate in Support Team work, which involves caring for the whole â€śwebâ€ť of CPT and the connections among all the projects and constituencies, through Support Team meetings, check-ins with Co-Directors, retreats...
- Raise funds for CPTâ€™s budgeted work.
- Carry out and present CPTâ€™s work in keeping with CPTâ€™s mission and values and the Palestine teamâ€™s protocols and understanding of the project context.