Two World Council of Churches roles in Jerusalem

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948. It brings together 350 member churches from all over the world, including Orthodox churches, Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran and Reformed denominations, to promote Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world.

The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (WCC-EAPPI) was founded in 2002 in response to a call from the local Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and brings internationals to the West Bank for protective presence, accompaniment and international advocacy.

World Council of Churches is seeking to fill the following vacancies at the WCC-EAPPI office in Jerusalem:

•    Field Officer at 100% - full time

The WCC-EAPPI office in Jerusalem is looking for a Field Officer at 100% who will be responsible for the work being done by the Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) in the placements of the WCC-EAPPI. The successful candidate will manage the placement work priorities and relationships; will advise the Local Programme Coordinator on changing trends and shifts in priorities and will be responsible for training and guiding the EAs as they carry out the placement priorities. The Field Officer will supervise the in-and output from EAs into the electronic knowledge system of the WCC-EAPPI and, jointly with the Research Officer, the candidate will facilitate the dissemination to designated partners locally.

The Field Officer will work closely with the EAPPI staff teams in Jerusalem and Geneva and will report to the Local Programme Coordinator.

Fluent in Arabic and in English, and having a good knowledge of Hebrew, the Field Officer will hold a recognised University Degree (Bachelor) and will be able to demonstrate three to seven years of relevant experience, for example in fieldwork with communities in the occupied Palestinian Territories. Read more in the heading link.

•    Advocacy Officer at 100% - full time

The WCC-EAPPI office in Jerusalem is looking for an Advocacy Officer at 100% who will work with and assist all relevant stakeholders of the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (WCC-EAPPI). The successful candidate will play a key role in implementing the WCC-EAPPI advocacy strategy and will work closely with the EAPPI staff teams in Jerusalem and Geneva, CCIA director and the Communication department in Geneva. This position will report to the Local Programme Coordinator.

Fluent in English and ideally having a very good knowledge of Arabic and Hebrew, the Advocacy Officer will hold a recognised qualification in communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or related field and will be able to demonstrate relevant experience. Read more in the heading link.