IPCRI Grant Writer

The Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information is a joint Israeli-Palestinian action-oriented think tank that is committed to ending the occupation and promoting a just and sustainable solution to the conflict. To that end, IPCRI works in the fields of research and information, conflict transformation and environmental issues. IPCRI is currently looking for a grant writer that can start as soon as possible.


Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and computer skills (Office, Powerpoint and Excel), and database management skills. The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgement and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints. Previous experience will demonstrate a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities; comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.

Primary responsibility include preparation of proposals and grant applications and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public and private grant opportunities in relevant areas to IPCRI.

The position is fulltime and based in East Jerusalem. A prospective candidate must show a commitment to stay with IPCRI for several years.

A candidate with proven experience in the local NGO sector is highly preferred, especially successful project development and fundraising is important for this position. It is an advantage, though not a necessity, to have high level fluency in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

For work purposes the candidate will be required to occasionally travel to different locations in Palestine and Israel and sporadically attend events outside of working hours.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Researches and identifies new government, corporate, foundations and private funding prospects.

•Generate proposals and supporting document sin response to solicitations.

•Generate revenues for programs through timely submission of well-researched, well written and well documented grant/fund-raising proposals.

•Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities.

•Write reports to funders.

•Identify funding opportunities and new program areas to match IPCRI's priorities, using research tools.

•Identify partnership and funding opportunities

•Project development

•Project planning

•Develop communication and outreach plans

•Coordinate all online and offline communication and outreach activities

•Respond to funding opportunities


•At least 3 to 5 years of work experience in a local or international NGO.

•Demonstrated successful project development and fundraising.

•Experience in proposal writing and donor relations.

•Experience in project or office management.

•Legal resident of Israel or Palestine prior to application.

Necessary skills:

•Excellent writer

•Self-motivated independent worker

•Good analytical abilities and strategic thinker

•Enjoy tackling complex problems and situations pro-actively

•Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills

To apply:

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For application please provide:

•CV in English

•Letter of motivation in English, Hebrew and Arabic

•3 references (names and phone numbers)

Send the above to IPCRI: ipcri@ipcri.org with ‘IPCRI Grant Writer’ in the subject line of the email. Deadline: Sunday, March 31st.

Please only apply if you meet all requirements. No phone calls about the position please. We will confirm receiving your application.

Previous applicants need not apply again.

The IPCRI staff has devoted itself to advancing peace between Israel and Palestine. Our work is immensely rewarding, but not financially. Like all organizations, we have bills to pay and projects to fund. IPCRI cannot survive without support from our donors. If you are interested in making a donation, please click here.



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IPCRI interns have the unique opportunity to both engage in policy-relevant research on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to meet with and engage many of the personalities that shape its dimensions.


IPCRI accepts interns throughout the year. Applications for internships are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are interested in working with IPCRI please indicate the dates you will be available. On average potential interns apply up to half a year before their available dates. However, occasionally a place might open up shorter in advance.


Potential interns must meet the following requirements:


  1. Interns must be able to stay with IPCRI for a minimum of three months. Interns that can stay longer receive preference.

  2. Interns must be comfortable with working independently and taking on responsibility. IPCRI does not have a sufficient staff to supervise interns on a day-to-day basis.

  3. Applicants must be able to write at an academic level in English.


Experience in fundraising, social media strategies as well as proficiency in Hebrew or Arabic are considered a plus. Please note that IPCRI’s internships are not paid. IPCRI is not in the financial position to reimburse housing or travel costs.


IPCRI interns typically engage in the following kinds of work:


  1. Organizing and attending IPCRI events, including meetings of the Strategic Thinking and Analysis Team (STAT), Wednesday Afternoon Public Meetings, the Economic Working Group, Peace Education Conferences, and others.

  2. Administration

    1. Preparation for conferences

    2. Grant writing

    3. Reporting on events and project activities

  3. Participating in IPCRI research. IPCRI is occasionally engaged in a variety of research projects, both independently and in cooperation with other institutions. Interns may have the chance to conduct theoretical and field-based research.

  4. IPCRI’s maintains a very open organizational structure. Interns interested in doing research in a particular field should be prepared to manage themselves. The IPCRI staff can offer its wealth of knowledge and its access to an expansive network, but is often unable to closely monitor independent projects.



  1. In order to apply for an internship, please send your resume/cv, dates of availability, and answers to the two questions below to Victoria Goodday: victoria@ipcri.org  

    1. What do you seek to gain from your internship at IPCRI?

    2. Which of your qualifications should we keep in mind while evaluating your application?

  2. Please keep your answers to both questions under 500 words (total for both).

Environmental internship at Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information

IPCRI's Department of Environment is seeking a committed intern to work under the direction of the Department director, Robin Twite, and program coordinator. The intern will be based out of IPCRI's office, located in East Jerusalem, for a period of at least 3 months. The ideal candidate will be available at least 3 full days a week, 9.00 - 16.00.

Primary responsibilities will include:

•Fundraising: research and proposal development 

•Administrative assistance: database organization, record-keeping

•Event coordination and logistics

•Communications and social media

•Assistance with project activities (determined by the specific environmental projects happening at that time)

•General assistance with other IPCRI projects and activities, as needed (peace-building and political focus)

Applicant requirements:

•Proven experience in at least two of the following areas: NGO project management and administration; grant writing; environmental issues (experience in issues specific to Israel/Palestine would be an asset); cross-border environmental management; communications and/or event coordination

•Highly proficient in English, with strong English writing skills 

•University degree in a relevant field (an environment-related focus preferred)

•Interested in environmental cooperation as a tool for fostering peace and understanding

•Available for at least 3 months (with preference given to those with potential to stay on for a longer period of time)

•Knowledge of Hebrew and/or Arabic a strong asset

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and CV to Victoria Goodday, IPCRI Department of Environment Program Coordinator, at victoria@ipcri.org.

Your cover letter should be no more than one page in length and should cover these two questions:

•What proven skills do you have to contribute to a small environmental NGO working in the unique political and social climate of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

•What do you hope to gain from an internship with IPCRI's Department of Environment?