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A group of girls at TCC, one IM partner in Palestine, taking part in an educational activity in a classroom equipped and furnished to suit the specific needs of students with disabilities. Photo: Maurits Otterloo

Job opening Ramallah: Programme Officer Palestine

Published 29 January 2018

IM Swedish Development Partner (IM) [Swedish Organisation for Individual Relief] is a Swedish development organisation fighting and exposing poverty and exclusion operating in five regions worldwide. The organisation was founded in 1938 to defend human dignity, as a reaction against the fascist ideologies, hatred and violence that spread in Europe at the time. IM promotes the development of a strong and democratic civil society by collaborating with partner organisations. IM has been working in the Middle East since the late 1960s in the area of intellectual disability. At present IM Middle East works with partners in Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon in the areas of disability and women’s rights.

Position: Programme Officer Palestine. National Position
Place of duty: Ramallah
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility for extension. Starting date asap
Reporting to: Country Director Palestine

In Palestine IM is working with partners in the areas of rights of persons with disabilities and women’s rights. Other components of Palestine program work are economic empowerment, inclusive education and support to civil society.

The Programme Officer (PO) will be responsible for assigned partners, including overall planning, monitoring and evaluation. PO will be responsible for suggesting partners for selection, conducting assessment, follow-up and management in accordance with IM’s approach to partnership, strategic processes and qualitative requirements. In addition, PO will support the development of financial and narrative plans and reports, in accordance with relevant authorities’ requirements for non-governmental organisations and IM requirements.

The position requires extensive experience from development cooperation particularly in supporting civil society organisations as agents of change, preferably in the fields of IM Palestine’s areas of work and/or other work experience from the region. A successful candidate will have a strong commitment to fighting poverty and exclusion, sharing IMs approach to partnership and rights-based development cooperation. The position requires the ability to travel for work both within Palestine and regionally as well as having a minimum of 3 years relevant experience. The PO needs to have professional experience from monitoring and evaluation of development projects. Strong analytical and networking skills as well as excellent English is essential.

Interested in this position? Please send your application consisting of one page cover letter and your CV, with salary request to before COB March 5, 2018. Please write “PO Palestine” as your subject.

For questions please contact IM’s Country Director in Palestine, Anna Enarsson: