Country Director, ActionAid International in Occupied Palestinian Territories (ActionAid Palestine)

The Country Director provides vision, leadership, management and effective high-level national representation for ActionAid International in OPT, in line with the established policies, principles and operating practices of ActionAid International, as well as good management practice and the political, social, cultural and economic environment of the country. The Country Director is also responsible for overseeing the implementation of the ActionAid Palestine Country Strategy Paper (CSP). The CD role requires broad organizational experience to develop and manage a growing team well as deep knowledge of OPT to make significant improvements to policies and processes that lead long-term success of ActionAid in OPT

The candidate must hold a post graduate degree in social sciences, development studies or a development related field and at least 10 years proven track record with a minimum of 5 years in a top leadership position in development work and poverty alleviation programmes with proven initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm in managing complex activities in a changing environment


·         Demonstrated senior management expertise, including proven ability to develop the capacities of multi-disciplinary professional teams undertaking comprehensive poverty alleviation strategy.

·         Proven experience in managing complex financial control and management systems with the budget size of at least 3 million GBP and 30 staff and above

·         Demonstrated expertise in strategic and long term planning and the ability to ensure that operational plans and activities meet targets and appropriately reflect longer term perspectives. .

·         Proven experience of working and negotiating with Government officials and/or donors at all levels in Palestine context.

·         Sound and up to date knowledge of development concepts, methodologies and techniques including demonstrated expertise in at least one specialist development field.

·         Excellent negotiation and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to handle sensitive diplomatic and Government level negotiations on matters affecting ActionAid's Palestine country programme.

·         Sound awareness of the political, social, economic and historic environment in which ActionAid's poverty alleviation programmes are operating at both national and community levels.

·         Proficiency in English and a familiarity with the context of the country as it affects development strategies. Fluency of local language  is an advantage to the role

·         Strong leadership and management skills

·         Strong analytical/Problem solving, and management of crisis, conflict and risk

·         Fundraising skills with proven track recording in contract management from bilateral and multilateral donors





Application Procedures


If you have the expertise to take on this exciting opportunity, please visit our website for further details.


Candidates should apply  through and  your CV and motivation cover letter needs to be sent  to:  by no later than 5PM Bangkok time on 24 April 2017.

Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for. REF No: CD/AAP


ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.  Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified Palestinian national, especially women leader are especially encouraged to apply.  


Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification, in addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time