Job opportunities in Gaza

Protection Mainstreaming Officer

Full-time. Salary: ILS107,700

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) is a leading UK charity dedicated to improving the health and dignity of Palestinians affected by conflict, occupation, and displacement. With a focus on the occupied Palestinian territory and Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, we provide vital health and medical care to those in need, particularly in crisis zones like Gaza. As part of our commitment to meeting the growing needs of the communities we serve, we're expanding our team.

MAP is seeking a Protection Mainstreaming Officer to support the implementation of protection mainstreaming activities under the supervision of the Head of Protection. The successful candidate will ensure that protection principles are integrated across all of MAP Gaza’s health, nutrition, WASH, and protection programmes. This role requires the ability to adapt programming to changing circumstances and coordinate closely with implementing staff and partners across various thematic areas.

Responsibilities include developing effective training materials, organizing and delivering training sessions and workshops, and creating and implementing protection mainstreaming action plans and tools. The officer will undertake regular monitoring and evaluation of mainstreaming efforts, support evidence-based analysis of protection risks, and provide protection-related inputs to concept notes, proposals, grant agreements, and reports. Additionally, the candidate will oversee protection mainstreaming activities, ensure alignment with agreed standards, and support partners in identifying training needs and co-designing appropriate training sessions.

The ideal candidate will have a university degree in social science/humanities or a relevant field, and at least three years of experience leading protection mainstreaming activities. The candidate should have experience in developing and delivering high-quality protection training, working with ministries and local organizations, and multi-sectoral programming, particularly in health. Essential skills include strong knowledge of protection principles, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, fluency in English and Arabic, advanced computer skills, and the ability to work independently and under pressure.

Protection Mainstreaming Officer job description.

How to apply

Please email your application to [email protected] with the subject line ‘[full name] – Protection Mainstreaming Officer’ with your recent resume and cover letter before the deadline of 5:00 pm GMT on Friday 14 June 2024.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every application. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the deadline, then you have not been successful in shortlisting.


Disability Programme Lead

Full-time. Salary: ILS136,896    

MAP is seeking a dedicated individual to lead the development and management of Disability programmes in Gaza under the supervision of the Head of Protection. The successful candidate will devise strategies, oversee project design, manage budgets, and ensure compliance with donor requirements. Responsibilities include developing programme strategies and SOPs, leading programme design, managing funding proposals, budgets, and donor reports, and coordinating project implementation with a focus on technical direction and quality standards. The role also involves monitoring programme expenditure, representing MAP in external forums, liaising with local authorities, and supporting local partners in project delivery.

Key requirements include extensive experience as a Programme Manager/Technical Specialist in humanitarian contexts, preferably in the Middle East, and experience in conflict-affected, insecure environments. The candidate should have a minimum of 8 years of practical experience in Disability programme implementation, technical Disability expertise, and fluency in Arabic and English.

The candidate will ensure compliance with international guidelines, monitor and evaluate programme impact, and foster staff development. They should be ready to work flexibly, adhere to MAP’s values of integrity, dignity, impact, and solidarity, and commit to equity, diversity, gender, protection, and safety policies.

Join us in our mission to support Palestinian communities in need.

Disability Programme Lead job description. - Please note, this job description was updated on 3 June.

How to apply

Please email your application to [email protected] with the subject line ‘[full name] – Disability Programme Lead’ with your recent resume and cover letter before the deadline of 5:00 pm GMT on Friday 14 June 2024.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every application. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the deadline, then you have not been successful in shortlisting.


Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programme Lead

Full-time. Salary: ILS136,896  

MAP is seeking an experienced MHPSS Lead to drive the development and management of MHPSS programming in Gaza under the supervision of the Head of Protection. The successful candidate will devise strategies, oversee project design, manage budgets, and ensure compliance with donor requirements. Responsibilities include designing MHPSS programme strategies, contextualizing global MHPSS guidance, and developing technical documents and SOPs. They will support the development of PSS toolkits, provide technical guidance for PSS activities, and oversee MHPSS programmes delivered by MAP and partners.

Key responsibilities involve conducting MHPSS needs and situation analyses, developing and managing funding proposals, coordinating project implementation, and ensuring consultative, participative, transparent, and gender-sensitive programme delivery.  In collaboration with the MAP Meal Manager, they will monitor and evaluate programme work, ensuring compliance with international guidelines and donor obligations.

The role requires extensive experience as a Programme Manager/Technical Specialist in humanitarian contexts, preferably in the Middle East, and experience in conflict-affected, insecure environments. The candidate should have a minimum of 8 years of practical experience in MHPSS programming, technical MHPSS expertise, and fluency in Arabic and English.  The candidate should be ready to work flexibly, adhere to MAP’s values of integrity, dignity, impact, and solidarity, and commit to equity, diversity, gender, protection, and safety policies.

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programme Lead job description. - Please note, this job description was updated on 3 June.

How to apply

Please email your application to [email protected] with the subject line ‘[full name] – MHPSS Programme Lead’ with your recent resume and cover letter before the deadline of 5:00 pm GMT on Friday 14 June 2024.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every application. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the deadline, then you have not been successful in shortlisting.


Gender-Based Violence and Women's Empowerment Lead

Full-time. Salary: ILS136,896  

MAP is seeking a passionate individual to lead the development and management of the organization’s GBV & Women’s Empowerment programmes in Gaza under the supervision of the Head of Protection. The successful candidate will devise strategies, oversee project design, manage budgets, and ensure compliance with donor requirements. Responsibilities include designing programme strategies, contextualizing global GBV guidance, developing project designs, and managing funding proposals, budgets, and donor reports.

The candidate will coordinate and manage project implementation, provide technical guidance and support for all programme activities, oversee programmes delivered by MAP and partners, and ensure consultative, transparent, and gender-sensitive programme delivery. They will monitor programme expenditure, represent MAP in external forums, and support local partners. The role involves driving improvements in programme quality, monitoring and evaluating programme work, and ensuring compliance with international technical guidelines and donor obligations.

Staff management and leadership responsibilities include recruiting and managing staff, maintaining a healthy team environment, and ensuring professional development of programme staff and local partners. Requirements for this role include extensive experience as a Programme Manager/Technical Specialist in humanitarian contexts, experience in conflict-affected environments, and a minimum of 8 years of practical experience in GBV programming. The candidate should possess technical expertise in GBV & Women’s Empowerment, fluency in Arabic and English, and experience in team capacity building.

Gender-Based Violence and Women's Empowerment Lead job description. - Please note, this job description was updated on 3 June.

How to apply

Please email your application to [email protected] with the subject line ‘[full name] – GBV & Womens Empowerment Lead’ with your recent resume and cover letter before the deadline of 5:00 pm GMT on Friday 14 June 2024.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every application. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the deadline, then you have not been successful in shortlisting.


Volunteering at MAP

MAP is extremely fortunate to have an exceptional volunteer network consisting of highly skilled specialists from the UK and beyond, who play a vital role in supporting our capacity building initiatives in Lebanon, Gaza, and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Our volunteer network serves as an invaluable resource, enabling us to successfully execute numerous projects that would not be possible without the technical expertise of the volunteers. We are now looking to expand our volunteer network to support our vascular surgeryhaematology, and breast cancer projects.

All volunteers need to demonstrate the following:

Additional information on volunteering at MAP can be downloaded here


Equal opportunities

MAP aims to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

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As part of MAP’s commitment to the Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, thorough pre-employment reference and background checks are conducted for all posts.