(15 December 2020) Weltfriedensdienst looking for CPS advisor to our partner organization BADIL in Bethlehem, Palestine


Weltfriedensdienst e.V. (WFD) is a non-governmental organization with 60 years of experience in project support worldwide. WFD is an implementing organization of the Civil Peace Service Programme (CPS) of the German government.


For our CPS Programme in Palestine, Weltfriedensdienst e.V. is looking for a


CPS advisor to

our partner organization BADIL 50% / Advocacy advisor to CPS sending organizations 50%

in Bethlehem, Palestine



Description of position

The project will be implemented by BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights in cooperation with Weltfriedensdienst e.V. (WFD), within the framework of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) Programme. BADIL is a Palestinian human rights organization, founded in 1998, with headquarters in Bethlehem. BADIL works closely with the UN Human Rights Council and other international bodies to promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons. 

The CPS advisor shall contribute with 50% of his/her working time to the development of BADIL´s advocacy and media strategies. Another 50% will be dedicated to the support of the joint Advocacy Working Group of the five CPS sending organizations in Palestine/Israel.


Your responsibilities

  • Advice to BADIL on the development and implementation of advocacy strategies and initiatives
  • Support of the development of a PR strategy for BADIL
  • Contribution to the improvement of outreach and coordination of the BADIL Legal Support Network (LSN) and in the coordination of the International Mobilization Course
  • Support in preparing statements to UNHCR and various UN bodies
  • Active promotion of BADIL's advocacy strategy in UN and EU forums
  • Advice on requests for information and on the implementation of advocacy campaigns
  • Establishment of networks and partnerships with local and international NGOs
  • Co-supervision of the CPS cross-agency Advocacy Working Group
  • Close coordination and cooperation with the regional coordination of the Weltfriedensdienst e.V. in the implementation of an overall organizational advocacy strategy in Palestine and Israel, as well as in the further development of the overarching partner and CPS advocacy work, as a cross-sectional task
  • Planning and implementation of relevant advocacy activities (workshops, events, etc.)
  • Contribution to the networking activities and public relations work of the Weltfriedensdienst e.V. in Germany


You will cooperate with the local team of the partner organization, as well as with the participants of the CPS Advocacy Working Group. General questions will be coordinated with the WFD regional representative.  


Your profile

  • At least a Bachelor's degree in international law and human rights or comparable degree, master's degree is a plus
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in human rights monitoring and/or advocacy
  • Excellent English language skills (written and spoken)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to write concise and well-structured reports and other publications on human rights issues in English
  • Arabic skills are a plus
  • Solid understanding of current international relations and international Middle East policy
  • Knowledge in civil conflict prevention and resolution
  • Knowledge in project management and organizational consulting as well as in methods of quality assurance - monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
  • Practical experience in working with NGOs, preferably in intercultural teams and abroad
  • Respectful and intercultural sensitive attitude, as well as the ability for self-reflection and  high level of flexibility and collaborative skills   
  • Good organizational skills and high degree of flexibility and resilience  
  • Knowledge of the regional context, ideally work experience in the region


We provide

  • An interesting and ambitious working field
  • An approx. two-year development aid contract with comprehensive social benefits and prospects of possible renewal; for contract summary see: www.weltfriedensdienst.de/wp-content/uploads/EH-Contract-Summary_2020.pdf
  • Preparation time with additional training (up to three months)
  • Professional and committed colleagues at BADIL and in the WFD head office in Berlin


Local information

  • Place of work and residence is Bethlehem
  • Hot and dry summers, cool and rainy winters
  • Good health, shopping and recreation facilities
  • International airport in Tel Aviv, good public transport system
  • Telephone, mobile and internet available
  • Primary and secondary schools (English) available
  • Security: The general security situation is tense; integration into the security system of the German Representative Office in Ramallah is guaranteed; security training before secondment is provided


For more information about Weltfriedensdienst and the Civil Peace Service Programme (CPS), please visit weltfriedensdienst.de/en/ and ziviler-friedensdienst.org/en. For information on the partner organization see https://www.badil.org/en/.


Weltfriedensdienst e.V. guarantees the professional equality of women and men. We particularly encourage people with a migration background to apply. Due to the provisions of the German Development Workers Act (EhfG), we can only consider applications from citizens of the EU and Switzerland.


Please send your electronic application documents (letter of motivation, CV, relevant certificates and references - merged to one PDF document, max. 5 MB) by January 10, 2021 by e-mail with subject: "Application BADIL/Palestine" to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please also indicate how you learned about the vacancy.


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