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Chief Executive Officer

Medical Aid For Palestinians
Islington, London (Greater)
Closing date
15 Apr 2021

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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.

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.

In recent years, before the outbreak of Covid 19, MAP has scaled up its operations significantly during extremely challenging times. Sadly, in the current political and economic environment, the needs and health inequalities look likely to increase further for Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees.

This is a unique opportunity for a determined, inclusive, and collaborative leader to work with a highly committed team of seventy-five staff, across all MAP’s offices, and set the organisation back on a growth trajectory following the impact of the global pandemic.

While we are open to different leadership models, we are looking for an individual who is passionate about our mission and able to add strategic value working closely with a talented senior management team.

You will bring a track record of successful leadership, preferably in international development, cultivating strong partnerships, capacity building and working within a human rights framework. We are also keen to attract candidates with a good understanding/lived experience of the occupied Palestinian territory and the refugee camps of Lebanon.

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