Project Director

International Crisis Group, Israel

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th July, 2020

Job Description

Based in the region and reporting to the MENA Program Director, the Project Director, Israel & Palestine will lead a small team of analysts and/or consultants to produce succinct, well-researched, analytical and timely reports and other written outputs addressing conflict prevention and resolution issues related to the Israel-Palestine conflict, as well as Israel’s role in the wider region. He/she will explain and advocate Crisis Group analysis and recommendations to national and foreign governments, warring parties, non-governmental organisations, international organisations and the media.


  • Provide leadership and direction to the work of the Project, supervising staff and managing the project’s budgetary and administrative matters;
  • Make sure that the security risks of staff and operations are reduced to a minimum by establishing and maintaining relevant local security guidelines and make sure that the protocols and guidelines that are put in place are being followed and staff and consultants receive proper briefings on Crisis Group’s Security Framework and Guidelines;
  • Conduct, coordinate and supervise the analysis and field-based research necessary to produce high-quality reports and briefings on crisis situations over the course of the year;
  • Give guidance, oversee, edit and prepare detailed reports, briefing papers and derivative products (op eds, blogs, short notes) setting out relevant research findings and policy recommendations in concise and clear fashion;
  • Work closely with representatives of governments and international and local organisations in gathering information, seeking input and feedback, and supporting the distribution of Crisis Group’s publications;
  • Maintain and extend the advocacy program in and on (countries in) the region, optimising advocacy efforts linked to the publication of the reports and other materials, with the objective of promoting the adoption of Crisis Group’s policy recommendations by concerned actors;
  • Support fundraising efforts with selected government and private donors through meetings and other outreach, with the assistance of the development team.


  • Master’s degree in international relations, political science, law, journalism, sociology or equivalent through experience;
  • 10+ years professional experience in conflict analysis, journalism, NGO, international organisations or government work related to Israel & Palestine, including extensive field experience;
  • Good knowledge of regional politics, conflicts and societies, and extensive contacts with governmental and non-governmental officials, the media, and local and international civil-society organisations working in the region;
  • Excellent writing, editing and analytical skills, and ability to formulate well-targeted policy recommendations;
  • Excellent written and verbal English; professional proficiency in Arabic; additional command of Hebrew desirable;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including public presentation skills;
  • Experience communicating with the public through speaking, writing and social media.
  • Experience in leading a team.


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