Part-time position

at the French-German Cultural Center in Ramallah

The French-German cultural centre in Ramallah is hiring a part-time Project coordinator for the mobile library bus (Bibliobus).

General conditions:

The position is temporarily limited until December 31st 2018.
Employment position: part-time, 20 hours per week.
Starting Date:  as soon as possible.
Salary according to the local salary scale of the Goethe Institute, depending on the qualification of the candidate.

 Job description:

The French-German cultural centre’s mobile library bus is a joint initiative of the French Institute of Jerusalem and Goethe Institute of Ramallah to provide children and youths, who do not have sufficient access to school books and literature, with reading and educational material, as well as activities that include different sorts of creative expression like writing workshops and art. The mobile library also screens educational films for children and engages the young minds with creative activities, especially on French language. The mobile library bus visits public Palestinian schools on a rotation basis.


Under the supervision of Director of the Goethe Institute and the Director of the French Institute, the project coordinator shall ensure:

  • close cooperation with both the Goethe Institute as well as the French Institute of Jerusalem – Ramallah office
  • planning and execution of library bus tours (including book lending and distribution of programs of events) in the West Bank as well as East Jerusalem
  • concept creation for cooperative work between the different project partners (especially, schools and local partners)
  • public relations and fundraising
  • planning and execution of events (prize competitions, activities for individual reading education, workshops, local events such as book fairs, children festivals, etc.)
  • planning and execution of information events taking place in schools
  • financial management: budget planning and monitoring, initial account assignment
  • creation of reporting systems and statistics
  • library work: research of media, expansion and modification of the available resources
  • regular evaluation and presentation of existing projects
  • project-related maintenance of the website as well as of the Facebook account
  • cooperation with interns


  • high level of written and spoken French and Arabic; knowledge of German/English is an advantage
  • excellent knowledge of and experience in project management
  • experience in pedagogical work with children
  • high resilience, capacity for teamwork and high social competence
  • willingness to travel to different places in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza
  • knowledge and skills with software programs including Outlook, Microsoft Work, Excel, Power Point as well as an affinity for social media; experience with library software (e.g. Koha) would be an advantage
  • experience in teaching languages and mediating between cultures would be an advantage
  • intercultural communication skills
  • ability to deal with special situations related to the unique political circumstances adhering to the Palestinian territories
  • valid driving permit for Jerusalem, class B, as well as proven driving experience
  • holder of a work permit or residency permission for Israel and Palestinian territories

Interested candidates should submit an application including a motivation letter, CV, copy of the driving licence and copy of the residency Id/work permit.

Please send your application via Email only until the 10th of September 2018 to:

Nabil Barham and Hala Kaileh

Heads of information and library services

French-German Cultural Centre Ramallah