Job Vacancy Announcement

Date: 18th.10.2016

Job Vacancy Announcement

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution _PCDCR announces for the following job vacancies:

  • Project coordinator.
  • Technical supervisor.

The applicants who meet the required qualifications of the announced vacancies, should submit their CVs to PCDCR email  before the deadline on 24th.10.2016 at 3:00 PM.

For more details about the announced vacancies, please view or download the file below

1- Project coordinator

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2-Technical supervisor.


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Steps towards Change.. a Slogan raised by Activist Youth in the Gaza City and West Bank

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution implemented the first training program, “Developing Youth Capacities in the Social Accountability and Advocacy Campaigns“, for 25 males and females within Steps towards Change project implemented by the Center in  partnership with the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA). This program is considered as the first step of the project which aims at forming an activist youth collation in the social and political fields on the national level to promote freedom of expression and forming associations. This program included many Palestinian cities such as Gaza, Nablus and Hebron. The most important topics in the program are the social accountability, democracy and citizenship, social participation, freedom of associations and the advocacy campaigns with the participation of a group of trainers all over the areas which were included in the program.

Raed Al Attal, one of the participants, confirmed that this training program is an effective step towards merging the activist youth in the social field and adding lots of concepts and new useful experiences to the participation of a group of special trainers. Another participant, Inas Abo Dalal, added that this experience would help in deepening the gender- based concepts.

Moreover, Mr. Abed Al Monem Al Taharwi, the project coordinator, emphasized that the project idea is based on forming a youth coordinating committee in all Gaza governorates to be the core of the youth work based on the citizenship concept. This would help in promoting the social accountability for a wider youth participation in the future political issue.

The trainer, Wael Balousha, talked about the importance of social accountability. The social accountability which is based on the discussion would open new horizons in front of a citizen regarding the questions in his/her mind. Moreover, the social accountability would reduce the gap between citizens and officials and improve the response of officials. Therefore, if we want to succeed, we have to improve a method which helps in restoring trust in citizens to actively contribute in society.

Moreover, Ms. Samar Hamad, the Advocacy Specialist, talked about the 25- hour training program in 5 days for 25 males and females within the youth collation and the most important activities which were implemented during the previous period and ended by an election day in which 7 representatives ( males and females) were elected for the youth coordinating committee.

Furthermore, Ms. Hamad assured that the coming stage of the project would include training for a group of female leaders who were nominated for the local municipalities to develop their capacities for the election process to represent women to the fullest . There will be a cooperative work between the youth collation and the female leaders within the advocacy campaigns later on.    14102805_890712644394134_5041402885856387323_o 14468491_910958375702894_948602217754105277_o 14463266_911546495644082_5833698263604046266_n img_0154 img_0190 img_0291 1 img_0072 img_0112

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution concludes the first stage of “Steps towards Change” Project

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution concluded the first stage of Steps towards Change project which is implemented by the Center in partnership with the Norwegian People’s Aids (NPA) with the participation of Mr. Abed Al Monem Al Tahrawi, the Project Coordinator, Mrs. Samar Hamad, the Advocacy Specialist and the youth collation. This took place at the PCDCR headquarter in Gaza city.

The first stage of the project, which covered Gaza city, Nablus and Hebron, included forming an activist youth collation in the social and political fields. Moreover, implementing a training program for this collation, which consists of 25 males and females, included the following topics: Citizenship and Democracy, Social Participation, Social Accountability, Freedom of Associations and the Advocacy Campaigns.

Furthermore, this stage was crowned by an election day to choose the 7 representatives (from both genders) for the steering committee in each governorate with a total of 21 representatives for the steering committee. The elected are the representatives for the youth groups in the meetings which will be conducted with the Center, the West Bank and the female candidates for the Municipal Councils during the coming stage of the project and within the advocacy campaigns.          img_9763 img_9791

Job Vacancy

Palestinian Centre for Democracy and Conflict Resolution-PCDCR is a civil non-profitable organization established in August 1998 as an investment of distinguished efforts exerted by a group of Palestinian youth highly motivated and ambitious to develop a Palestinian model promotes democratic principles and modern conflict resolution alternatives.
Child protection needs substantially increased in Gaza during and following the escalation of hostilities in 2014. First, there continues to be a need for protection, psychosocial support and individualized case specific responses for children who have experience, and continue to experience exposure to conflict and violence, ERWs, displacement, and caregivers consistent stress and limited access to livelihood opportunities.
PCDCR offers a post for professionals interested in working in Emergency field.

Job Title: Emergency Officer
Start Date: ASAP
Duration of Contract: 5 months with possibility of extension

Duties and Responsibilities:
– Responsible for coordinating and supervising the Child Protection Working Group-CPWG agreed activities of all 5 Governorate Focal Points.
– Collates and analyses all field level need assessments and shares regular reports with the CPWG coordinator to inform the response.
– Participate in all CPWG meetings and initiatives as requested.
– Establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and donors.
– Gather needed information and produces success stories.
– Ensure the database holds accurate and up to date information.
– Conduct meetings with key stakeholders in the child protection field.
– Act as a member of PCDCR team and perform any reasonable duties as may be assigned.

Personal and Professional Competencies:
– A university degree in English language, international relations, development studies, business or other relevant field.
– At least 3 years related professional experience particularly in Child Protection Field.
– Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
– Positive attitude and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
– Demonstrated research and information gathering and analysis skills.
– Proven flexibility to handle changing priorities and managing multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently and without compromising quality.
– Highly organized, reliable attention to details and ability to work independently when needed.
– Good experience in Project Cycle Management including the development of project’s logical framework and its components.
– Proficiency with MS Office.
– Concern with democracy, conflict resolution, non-violent actions and human rights issues.
– Integrity and strong identification with PCDCR Core Values.

Professional candidates with experience in the following field are encouraged to apply for this position, Cover letter and curriculum vitae in English including the names and contact details for three references, are to be submitted by email to:

Please ensure that you state the title of the post that you are applying for as subject of your email (EMERGENCY OFFICER).

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

PCDCR believes in equal opportunities for both genders.

Closing Date: Wednesday 5th October 2016 (12:00 noon).


The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution published the first edition of the report “TAMKEEN” that presents and addresses the conditions of children’s rights in Gaza strip for the year 2015, based on the collection of information from monitors children’s groups, within the project “Protect my right ” which funded by “Save the Children”.


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Training Meeting in the Art of Debate

The Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution hold a training meeting in the art of debate on Wednesday, Sep 7, 2016. The training meeting, part of the project “Advancing Social Accountability”, funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, includes 50 youth from different majors and interests in the Gaza Strip.

The training aims to enhance the listening and time management skills among the young people whether on a personal or institutional level and to deepen the art of dialogue to enable them to build arguments, use specific strategies on debate issues, and present their attitudes easily. It also aims to build a generation of young people who is able to debate in all social, political, and economic issues using mind, logic, and evidences.

The trainer, Mr. Abdul Meneem Al-Tahrawe, discussed the main conditions of the art of debate including being away from intolerance to points of view, being ready to search about the truth and then take it, talking politely away from sarcasm from opponents’ points of view, using the correct persuasive ways, and finally accepting the results of the debate after a long discussion supported with irrefutable evidences.