Job Opportunities in the UK

MAP has following vacancies in UK office currently:

About MAP

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) works for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees. Our vision is a future where all Palestinians can access an effective, sustainable and locally led system of healthcare and the full realisation of their rights to health and dignity. Through our offices in the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem, Lebanon, and London, we work with trusted and experienced local partners to achieve this vision.

Our programmes provide access to essential health services and build local knowledge and skills to address local health problems. In times of humanitarian emergency, we are ready to respond rapidly with aid and assistance.

We are also committed to bearing witness to the injustices caused by occupation, displacement, and conflict. In the UK and internationally, we advocate for meaningful action to ensure the political and social barriers to Palestinian health and dignity are addressed.

Our culture

Human rights are at the heart of what we do. We are committed to supporting the health and dignity of Palestinians, working to the highest possible standards with fairness, flexibility, and respect. We are a passionate and dynamic team, reacting to a fast-paced humanitarian, political and media environment, while working in partnership and coalitions to make positive, long-term change. We aim to provide a supportive working culture in which you will have opportunities to innovate, grow, and develop your skills and expertise.

Your impact

The impact of every role in our organisation can be felt on a day-to-day basis with the delivery of our programmes, and MAP’s size means that you can have a real influence on the organisation. You will be able to help shape the strategy and implementation of your team’s plans and bring new ideas to bring about change.

We are currently recruiting for two roles within MAP’s Advocacy and Campaigns Team detailed below. 

We are looking for a specific skill set for each of the below roles and encourage candidate to look at the job description as well as person specification and apply for only one of the roles.

1. Campaigns and Communications Officer – Permanent

As Campaigns and Communications Officer, you will help develop and deliver MAP’s communications and campaigns strategies to raise the profile of the organisation, increase public engagement with our work and mission, and help us drive for real change in support of Palestinians’ rights to health and dignity.

You will create inspiring and compelling stories, campaigns materials and other content for a variety of platforms, highlighting MAP’s work and its impact, and inspiring our audiences to take action to address the political and social barriers to Palestinian health and dignity. You will manage and monitor our website and social media channels to help increase our reach and engagement in the UK and internationally. Working directly with colleagues in Palestine and Lebanon, you will help coordinate proactive and reactive media outreach, and develop innovative local health and advocacy campaigns, ensuring the participation of the communities we serve.

You will be a confident communicator and persuasive storyteller, with strong interpersonal skills and experience working across different teams to ensure clear and consistent messaging. You will have a keen eye for detail and an in-depth understanding of how traditional and social media can be tools for influencing and achieving change. You will also have a genuine commitment to human rights, international justice, and promoting Palestinian participation in communications and campaigns.

Further details of the role can be found in the job description and our privacy statement can be found here. 

Candidates should download and complete the application form, and equal opportunities form and send it to hr@map-uk.org by midnight on Sunday 14 March 2021.  Please write “Application – Campaigns and Comms Officer ” in the email subject line. Do not attach CVs or any other documents.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

2. Advocacy and Research Officer – Six months

(with a possibility of renewal)

As Advocacy and Research Officer, you will contribute to the development and delivery of MAP’s advocacy and campaigns strategy, helping increase the profile of MAP and encouraging meaningful action in support of Palestinians’ rights to health and dignity from government, parliamentarians, and UN bodies.

You will monitor political developments and help develop strategies and high-quality briefing materials to influence parliamentary and policymaking debates, promoting the participation of the communities MAP serves. You will proactively reach out to parliamentarians, and other stakeholders, and react rapidly to queries and requests for information. Working directly with colleagues in Palestine and Lebanon, you will help develop research projects relating to political, economic, and social barriers to the rights to health and dignity of the communities MAP serves.

You will be able to communicate persuasively and confidently with a range of stakeholders, with strong interpersonal and relationship management skills. You will have a keen focus on accuracy in all outputs, while being able to prioritise effectively and deal with competing demands in a fast-paced working environment. You will also have a strong understanding of the political and humanitarian context in Palestine and Lebanon, and a genuine commitment to human rights, international justice, and promoting Palestinian participation in advocacy and policymaking.

Further details of the role can be found in the job description and our privacy statement can be found below. 

Candidates should download and complete the application form, and equal opportunities form and send it to hr@map-uk.org by midnight on Sunday 14 March 2021.  Please write “Application – Advocacy and Research Officer  FTC” in the email subject line. Do not attach CVs or any other documents.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MAP DOES NOT POSSESS SPONSORSHIP LICENSE AND HENCE CANNOT SPONSOR WORK VISAS.  SO APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS RIGHTS TO WORK IN UK FOR THESE ROLES.

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.

Background checks

As an organisation MAP is committed to the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable adults. MAP will conduct appropriate background and references checks. Link in that safeguarding and ethical conduct. 

MAP's Privacy Policy

Our privacy statement can be found here

Safeguarding

MAP’s Safeguarding Policy can be found here:

https://www.map.org.uk/about-map/our-standards

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.