Job Vacancy: Call for applicants

Position: Director

Scope: Full Time

Available by: Immediately

Main Responsibilities, qualifications, experience and requirements are available at:

Deadline for applications: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2011, by 16.00 pm.

Applications must be addressed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Key Competencies

  • - Has master degree in management, human rights or politics, and a minimum of 3 years work experience  - OR - 7 years experience in working with human rights organizations,
  • - Believe in the basic rights of Palestinian people, in particular, the right of return.
  • - Has excellent knowledge and understanding of the Palestinian refugee issue,
  • - Has excellent computer and communication skills,
  • - Fluent spoken and written English
  • - Prepared to live in Bethlehem,
  • - Able to start work by October 1st ,
  • - Has the ability to implement the key activities (see below).


Applications must include: a cover letter explaining the candidate's motivation for working with BADIL; CV, at least 2 references, and a sample of the candidate's writing.

Applications must be sent by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Sep 21st, 2011.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by BADIL.

Preference will be given to Palestinian applicants already living in Palestine.  


Job description

Job Title: Director

Summary Description:

The director is entrusted and mandated by the General Assembly and Board to oversee implementation of BADIL's financial, administrative and program plans, and to contribute to the development of effective strategies towards the achievement of organizational objectives.  The director is also responsible for planning and ensuring BADIL's funding and maintenance of proper and constructive relationships with BADIL's beneficiaries, target groups, as well as partners, donors and consultants, locally and regionally, and internationally. The Director also supervises the work of BADIL program units and assists in program implementation according to requirements. The Director cooperates with Board, unit coordinators and the Executive Secretary and chairs the work of the Executive Committee for this purpose.

Reports to:the Board

Responsible for: design and implementation of organizational plan and achievement of stated objectives


Key Activities                                                Tasks


      1. BADIL strategy and plan

Monitor, adapt and continually develop the strategy, policies and procedures that reflect the mission and vision of BADIL


Accomplish stated organizational objectives


Prepare draft strategy and budget plans for the Board

2. Fundraising

Ensure BADIL funding and cash flow in cooperation with the Fundraiser and Finance Coordinator.

3. Organizational Management & reporting

Attend and contribute to Board and GA meetings: report of program activities/organizational performance and needs for adaptation, and contribute to strategic planning


Supervise and manage implementation of organizational annual and three-year plan and all related activities


Convene and chair EC meetings, and ensure involvement of EC members in organizational planning, management and reporting


Approve and control all organizational budgets, financial activities and contracts.


Control involvement of the BADIL Legal Support Network and or any supportive legal experts and UN/international agencies.


Control and supervise all BADIL publications and ensure timely delivery and quality


Approve all BADIL press releases, submissions and ensure correct representation of BADIL's public image


Submit reports to the Board, donors and partners as requested


Supervise maintenance of organizational records, archives, library and assets, as well as maintenance of program-related documentation (computer-based and hard copies)


Ensure a positive organizational image

4.Staff management

Cooperate with and supervise the work of all unit coordinator/managers and staff as needed.


Monitor and evaluate all BADIL staff performance


Assist the Board in staff recruitment; participate in the BADIL Employment Committee, ensure proper recruitment procedure and approve contracts with staff and consultants in conjunction with the Board.


Identify needs for and facilitate staff training; ensure guidance of BADIL staff


Ensure a positive work environment to staff in order to guarantee maximum effort and productivity, receive, document, and act on staff questions, suggestions and complaints; convene staff meetings according to need.

5. Representation

Represent BADIL's program (Brief about, advocate and lobby for BADIL mission locally and abroad) as needed or requested by the Board.

6. Personal Planning, Time Management

Manage own time to ensure effective and efficient management utilization


Prioritize tasks to ensure achievement and success of key deliverables