Monday, September 10, 2007

Palestinian Negotiation Support Unit seeking to fill staff positions

PLO Mission
September 10, 2007

Subject: negotiations Support Unite - Recruitment
From: PLO Mission - Washington, DC

We are once again looking to fill a series of vacancies here at the NSU and would greatly appreciate it if you would be so kind as to include the following message in your next distribution to your readers/members:


An international development consultancy wishes to recruit several highly skilled, energetic and dedicated professionals to its donor-funded project, the Negotiations Support Unit, in Ramallah. The NSU's mandate is to provide expert legal, policy and communications advice to the Negotiations Affairs Department and related Palestinian institutions on a range of issues related to permanent status negotiations and the development of a Palestinian state.

The project wishes to recruit:
- A Capacity Building Adviser with extensive related experience. A background in conflict resolution and related training would be an asset.
- Lawyers with a minimum of four years of professional experience and ideally a background in public international law.
- Policy Analysts experienced in researching negotiation issues related to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
- Communications Advisers with experience in public relations or media.
- A Field Officer with a strong understanding of the current situation on the ground in the West Bank including Jerusalem.
- A Translator with complete mastery of English and Arabic. A legal background would be an asset.
- A Website/New Media Developer with extensive experience. Knowledge of Hebrew would be an asset.

A complete list of open positions and brief job descriptions can be found on the NAD website (

All candidates must be fluent in English and Arabic (knowledge of other languages is an asset), have excellent academic qualifications, a detailed understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and a proven track record of working in teams, liaising with government organisations and delivering work to tight deadlines.

Contracts are for one year in expectation of renewal being agreed by both parties. All positions are in Ramallah.

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please send an updated resume and cover letter setting out clearly how you meet the required qualifications to indicating in the subject line which position you are applying for. We will then be contacting all of the suitable candidates for interviews. All applications should be received by the 2nd of June, 2007.


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