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Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network


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Published 14 days ago

January 4, 2021
$55,000 - $65,000

Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. Its small staff team is based in different parts of the world and it has some 200 policy analysts and members in its network.

Al-Shabaka is seeking a managing director who can build on the progress achieved to date and take the organization to the next level, working closely with the staff team and reporting to the board of directors. The MD will provide strategic leadership; lead high-level fundraising efforts; invest in organizational development; and engage in outreach to civil society partners and the policy community among other constituencies. The successful candidate will have:

  • Sound experience of organizational development and strategic planning and visioning. Familiarity with US rules and regulations relating to non-profit organizations is an asset.
  • A solid track record in fundraising with both individual major donors and foundations, as well as the capacity to develop the organization’s overall fundraising strategy together with board and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability for staff, contractor, and intern management including support of internal development and growth and familiarity with best practice in leading virtual teams, mentorship, and other areas of nurturing staff.   
  • Ability to nurture allies and build relations with the policy community, civil society organizations, and the media to expand Al-Shabaka’s outreach.
  • A solid grasp of the Palestinian question, current and across time, and an in-depth understanding of Palestinian positioning within the Arab world and internationally with the ability to steer the organization and its policy output effectively through diverse external environments. Lived experience in Palestine or the region is an added advantage. 
  • An excellent command of English and good working knowledge of Arabic 

Please note that this is a remote-based post, with preference toward residence in either Washington, DC or NYC. Other locations in the US or overseas may also be considered. Al-Shabaka is an online think tank with staff based in several countries.

Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

Al-Shabaka offers a modest benefits subsidy as well as flexible and supportive work environment. 

Al-Shabaka offers a modest benefits subsidy as well as flexible and supportive work environment. 

Level of Language Proficiency

An excellent command of English and good working knowledge of Arabic 

An excellent command of English and good working knowledge of Arabic 

Location

Washington, DC

How to Apply

Please email admin@al-shabaka.org with a cover letter and resume. Please indicate “Managing Director application” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis from the date of this posting until a candidate is selected.  

Al-Shabaka is an equal-opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, or sexual orientation. Candidates will in the first instance be identified from among the members of Al-Shabaka’s policy network.

Please email admin@al-shabaka.org with a cover letter and resume. Please indicate “Managing Director application” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling…

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