Occupied Palestinian Territory – A Policy and Advocacy Coordinator in Ramallah

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Job title

Occupied Palestinian Territory – A Policy and Advocacy Coordinator in Ramallah


Occupied Palestinian Territory

Place (town/region)


Employee status


Type of contract

Fixed Term Contract

Expected start date

As soon as possible

Duration of mission

12 months

Position summary


PUI believes that humanitarian interventions in protracted crisis like in the oPt need to be complemented by a strong humanitarian advocacy addressed to the international community, advocating for the protection and promotion of individuals’ fundamental rights, reminding the duty bearers of their obligation to protect civilians, according to the relevant bodies of law, including the International Humanitarian Law, and the International Human Rights Law.

In the oPt context, PUI”s advocacy is formed with the information and data collected through its various activities with the affected communities, as well as upcoming from secondary sources, forming a base of evidence to inform current and future programing and advocacy strategies and products.

PUI’s advocacy focuses on the humanitarian consequences of the conflict affecting the oPt, including restrictions of movement, threats to civilians’ physical integrity, prevention of access to livelihoods, and forced displacement, both in the West Bank and in Gaza.

PUI’s advocacy strategy is part of a joint advocacy effort including several humanitarian and local partners.

PUI is actively participating on a number of advocacy coordination fora to bring its own perspective on issues and outreach in France, Belgium and the EU. For the last few years PUI’s advocacy has been proactively engaging with the EU, French and Belgian institutions through public and private meetings, and events. Under the supervision of the Head of Mission, the Policy & Advocacy Coordinator is expected to lead the implementation of the advocacy strategies (internal and collective ones) and related activities, as defined in the relevant documents endorsed by PUI.

The Policy & Advocacy Coordination is responsible to constantly monitor and collect information on the humanitarian needs resulting from the conflict and in identifying its root causes, in order to produce relevant and evidence based advocacy products, information, and concrete recommendations to the HOM and PUI’s partners in the oPt, to feed PUI’s individual and collective advocacy efforts and strategies.

This position is under the line management of the Head of Mission, but entails a substantial coordination with the West Bank & Gaza Strip Field Coordinators and PUI’s various program teams. The position also requires close coordination with all relevant external stakeholders, as well as PUI’s HQ (desk and communication departments mainly) This position requires a substantial presence in PUI’s areas of operation, in West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem, (amounting to 50% of the time), as well as frequent travels within the region and abroad (EU).

The position holder will, in some instances, be the one delivering the advocacy messages directly to the targets, but in other instances s/he will hand over or share that responsibility with the HoM or other relevant PUI colleagues (i.e. HQ).


Develop PUI’s humanitarian Advocacy Strategy for PUI 2019-2020

Develop policy notes and deep analysis based on evidences collected through PUI’s activities in the oPt

Maintain a strategic overview of PUI’s advocacy priorities and identify opportunities for engagement at oPt, Paris and Brussels levels.

For more information, please look at the complete job description below. 

Required profile


Master or post-graduate programme in political sciences, International Humanitarian Law and/or Human Rights Law


3 years of experience in similar position

Good knowledge of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law

and skills

Excellent knowledge and experience of the EU institutions and functioning.

Good knowledge and experience of the French institutional system (both executive and legislative powers)

Knowledge of the political and humanitarian context in the oPt

Proven ability to analyse complex policy issues, identify opportunities for influence, and articulate strategies to achieve policy change

Excellent understanding of the Humanitarian Principles and their concrete application

Good knowledge or understanding of protection principles and activities


Excellent command in written and spoken English and French


Strong & objective interest for the Israeli-Palestinian context: knowledge about the history of the conflict and the main trends is mandatory.

Innovation : capacity to propose new visions, new tools for advocacy

Strong understanding of the humanitarian principles and on humanitarian advocacy specificities

Proposed terms


Monthly Gross Income: from 2200 up to 2560 euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 euros per semester of seniority with PUI


Cost covered:  Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…

Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation

Housing in collective accommodation

Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)


Break Policy  : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

Paid Leaves Policy  : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

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Person in charge of this offer

In charge

Camille Attias, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates

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