Project Manager (m/f) Community Organizing in Jerusalem

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our dedicated team in Jerusalem starting 1 September 2018.

Who we are

forumZFD supports people involved in violent conflicts on the path to peace and strives to help overcome war and violence. forumZFD is currently working with peace consultants in Germany as well as ten other countries in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Its Academy for Conflict Transformation offers a learning space for professional, international peace work. Through dialogue events, educational work and campaigns, forumZFD actively advocates civil peace policies. forumZFD is recognized by the German federal government as a member of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) consortium. It finances its work through public and private grants, donations and membership fees.

Our offer

We offer an attractive position with responsibilities for a minimum of two to three years in a growing organization. We also offer participation in qualification and professional development courses (among others, at forumZFD’s Academy for Conflict Transformation), a project-based preparation, regular coaching and, where appropriate, participation in a language course. As the position is based on the German Development Aid Workers Act (EhfG), it is restricted to citizens of the EU and Switzerland. The position is remunerated according to the provisions of this law, including comprehensive social security benefits and financial reintegration assistance upon return.
Working for forumZFD, you will be engaged within the innovative field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding through contributing your ideas and skills.

Your tasks and responsibilities

As Project Manager you are supporting coalition building processes. The goal is to support local partner organisations in their efforts to overcome social cleavages and to build or support networks within their own society.

As a non-partisan specialist, you will use your expertise in grassroots and social work to engage partner organisations in participatory processes with an aim to form sustainable networks.

The independent organization of workshops and trainings also belong to your area of responsibility.

Your profile:

  • Min. 3 years of professional experience as a social worker or an activity with relevant overlaps to the job advertised;
  • Practical experience in working with volunteers and non-formalized organisations (on grassroots level);
  • Experience in independent planning, initiation and implementation of co-operation projects with NGOs;
  • Strong social competence, capacity for teamwork and ability to integrate quickly into daily project routine ; strong ability to think strategically and conceptually;
  • Physical and psychological stability and intercultural sensitivity to work and live in a complex society;
  • Fluent English (project language) spoken and written is expected, Arabic and/or Hebrew are an asset;
  • Driving license and experience;
  • EU citizenship is required for this position.

Start of assignment

Ideally, you are available to start working on 1 September 2018 (preparation courses, followed by at least two to three years’ work within the project with the option of extension).

Your application
Please send your application (letter of motivation and CV) stating clearly the title of this position to latest by 5 August 2018.

An assessment centre as part of the selection process is planned to be scheduled on 22-24 August. In case of any questions, please feel free to contact Mr Christian Gülisch at

Please find further information about our organization and our assignments online at This job advertisement as well as further employment postings can be viewed at 

We are looking forward to your application!