Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

Palestinian youth tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news

Hiring: Community Outreach & Partnership Officer

Community Outreach and Partnership Officer

Closing Date: 15th of December 2021

Background: We Are Not Numbers (WANN) was founded in 2015 under the umbrella of Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor in the Gaza Strip. We have a mission to “tell the human stories behind the numbers in the news” by pairing Palestinian youth with native-English writers from around the world who coach them on how to tell their personal narratives (and those of others) in a way that will resonate with readers from other cultures. We care about decolonizing and reclaiming the stories of Palestinians and Palestine through our journey with our writers. We appreciate your visit to our website while reading our job description:

Summary of job description: WANN is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time position of Community Outreach and Partnership Officer under the guidance and direct supervision of the WANN’s Project Manager, with oversight by the WANN board. The expected duration of the contract is 11 months and the contract extension will be conditioned on a satisfactory performance evaluation as well as availability of funding under the project. 

Key functions: Coordinate and build strong partnerships with our local and international partners.

  • Activate community members, and liaise regularly with WANN junior and senior members.
  • Map and prepare a database of WANN’s local partners, civil society, universities and colleges. 
  • Reach out regularly to new and old partners. 
  • Present outreach priorities to the team regularly.
  • Design and prepare the outreach annual recruitment and fundraising campaign. 
  • Support in the organizing of activities, training sessions, and regular circles, and follow up with writers.
  • Prepare a calendar of significant Palestine dates and related events to expand on our outreach and cultivation of individual donors through regular postings on the website.
  • Write newsletter articles, as assigned by the project manager, to highlight WANN’s efforts.
  • Represent We Are Not Numbers faithfully with media and other partners, upon the request of the project manager and the board.
  • Review and analyze the organization's virtual and local presence.

Core Competencies:

Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work.

Leadership: Ability to persuade other writers and partners to follow; generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others.

People Management: Ability to listen, persuade, adapt, and transform; synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis. 

Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement; meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of required tasks.

Technical/Functional Competencies: 

Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals. 

Partnerships: Ability to engage with other local partners, universities, schools and donors, and to forge productive working relationships. 

Results-Based-Management: Ability to support partners and community’s members to achieve results; ability to manage multiple activities according to deadlines, assuring no tasks fall through the cracks, with minimal direction.

Social Media: Professional ability to deal with social media platforms.

Report Writing: Ability to prepare quality reports. 

Job Requirements

Education: BA in international reactions, administrations, journalism, English, public policy, political sciences, development or any social science field. 

Experience:  At least 2 years of professional experience. 

Experience in administrative and financial reporting.


Awareness of storytelling and having been published is an asset.

Being part of We Are Not Numbers seniors or juniors is a great asset. 

He/she must be:

  • Willing and able to be available during off hours to respond to overseas team members and media via phone or internet.
  • Willing and able to be present in the WANN Gaza City office most workdays.

Interested applicants should send their CV, cover letter and a writing sample by the 15th of

December to, with a title (Community Outreach+ your name).


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