Palestinian Centre for Human Rights


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Role:  Fundraiser and Donor Relations Manager.

Location: PCHR offices in Gaza City, the Gaza Strip. 


Employer Specification: 

PCHR is the leading Human Rights organisation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. It conducts a wide range of activities which include: documenting and reporting on violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA); providing free legal aid for victims of human rights violations and for Palestinian prisoners; human rights and democracy training to civil society; a Women’s Unit which provides legal awareness training and free legal representation of women in front of the Sharia’ courts; legal research, international and domestic advocacy; democratic development and monitoring of the PNA and PLC.  IGO’s, NGO’s, governments, journalists and members of the public rely on PCHR’s high quality, reliable, professional and accurate work.

PCHR has developed a strong donor base over the ten years since the Centre came into being.  Many of these donors, particularly in the NGO field, are considered to be partners with a stake in the future of the Centre, who enjoy strong personal connections to our work.


Job specification: 

Developing, managing, and implementing PCHR’s fundraising strategy, which will include:

  1. Co-managing, with the Director, PCHR’s existing donor relations, including producing periodic reports, attending meetings with donors in the Gaza Strip and, where appropriate, internationally;

  2. Sourcing new funding streams for project work and core funding, in particular expanding PCHR’s partnership and fundraising network outside of the EU area, while continuing to build on this potentially lucrative support base;

  3. Periodically reporting to the Board of Directors, you will be managed on a day to day basis by the Director as part of PCHR’s International Unit.

Salary will be set in accordance with experience, in the range between US$28,000 – US$36,000 per annum.


Person specification:

Considerable, verifiably successful, experience in the field of external/donor relations and fundraising is essential.  The candidate must be capable of writing with an extremely high degree of accuracy and clarity on a variety of programme types which could include concepts relating to ESC rights, Women’s Rights, democratic development.  A knowledge of donor structures in a variety of regions is essential.

An ability to juggle a variety of deadlines and a large number of requests from a wide donor base is also an integral part of the job, and so, an essential characteristic.  The ability and desire to make a long term employment commitment of a minimum of two years is also essential.    

Previous field experience is highly desirable, but by no means essential.  Professional experience/training in financial matters, including budgeting and accountancy is also considered to be a helpful bonus.  High quality professional

experience will always be considered as preferable to academic qualifications.  The best candidate will have a keen sense of situation and circumstance which will allow him to adapt to the unusual and unpredictable circumstances on the ground in

the Gaza Strip, as well as the sensitivity required to deal with a range of people with different cultural experiences.

You must be fluent in spoken and written English. The ability to speak another language, such as French or Spanish, is desirable but not essential, as is a desire to learn Arabic.

A commitment to human rights is invaluable, as is an unwavering commitment to the right of the Palestinian people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination as well as an understanding of the political and historical circumstances which shaped the current conflict.


How to apply

The deadline for applications is the 1st April 2005.  Applications must include:

- C.V., including three referees (academic and professional, as appropriate);

- 2 writing samples (ideally previous funding application(s) – if these are not available then other academic or professional samples are acceptable).

Applications which do not fulfil these requirements will be automatically disqualified.

Applications or enquiries should be submitted to jobs@pchrgaza.org , or if absolutely necessary, sent by fax to +972-(0)8-2824776 (telefax).  Due to the ongoing restrictions on freedom of movement imposed by the IOF in and out of the Gaza Strip postal applications are unlikely to meet the deadline and, as such, applications should not be submitted by post.

Applicants should not contact the Centre by phone as enquiries will only be dealt with in writing.

PCHR encourages applications from people of all backgrounds regardless of age, sex, disability, sexuality and ethnicity or race.  However, all applicants are advised to take into consideration the environment in which they will be operating before making an application, further specific enquiries about this should be addressed to jobs@pchrgaza.org .

PCHR implements a policy of positive discrimination towards women in its employment practices.