Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Advisor, Jerusalem, Israel

The forumZFD is looking for a Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) Advisor to join their dedicated team in Jerusalem starting in late October 2023

Who we are

forumZFD is an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO), established in 1996. We are working in the field of conflict transformation in Europe, the Middle East, and South-East Asia.

Located in Jerusalem, forumZFD’s regional office works on projects in both Israel and Palestine since 1999. We work through partnerships with local civil society including NGOs, grassroots organizations student journalists, youth and women groups, activists, and artists. Together we implement projects and events where the impact concentrates in the areas of peace education, art and media for social change, and narrative shift & advocacy. With our partners we are committed to a shared concept that cultivates into a dynamic cooperation. In our efforts, forumZFD Jerusalem strives for a holistic approach where inclusion and diversity is promoted.

forumZFD is recognized by the German federal government as a member of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) consortium. It finances its work through public and private grants, donations, and membership fees.

Your tasks and responsibilities

The Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor is responsible for providing guidance, technical support, and capacity building on planning, monitoring and evaluation for the forumZFD program in ISR/PSE. The position works in close coordination with the PME Manager at the Head Office in Cologne, as well as PME Advisors in other country programs. The PM&E Advisor is under the direct supervision of the Regional Director and will coach, capacitate, and support the forumZFD team in Jerusalem as well as partners in understanding and applying PM&E methods to ensure effective programming.

Specific tasks include:

  • Support the further development and implementation of forumZFD’s PM&E standards in close cooperation with the PM&E manager in the HO and the Regional Director
  • Support the program team in the implementation and facilitation of different PM&E processes   
  • Facilitate and document annual planning processes, utilize standard tools, and further developing the monitoring system on program and project level
  • Implement monitoring processes at program and project level to ensure that these are in line with project objectives and the overall program strategy.
  • Ensure regular data collection, and report preparation by supporting the project managers.
  • Capacitate, train and support forumZFD’s regional office staff and partners in PM&E
  • Support best practices and the knowledge management process for the program


  • Advanced degree in social sciences, peacebuilding, management, international development or other relevant fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years of working experience, with a minimum of 3 years working expertise in PM&E, preferably within the peacebuilding cooperation context.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in an international organization and good understanding of peacebuilding programming.
  • Proven track record of working with PM&E systems, monitoring methodologies and tools, especially outcome mapping.
  • High level of knowledge and skills of data visualization and presentation.
  • Excellent analytical report writing skills in English.
  • Professional working proficiency in English; Arabic and/or Hebrew language skills an asset.  
  • Demonstrated command in carrying out quantitative surveys and qualitative data collection.
  • Strong experience in planning and carrying out the facilitation of workshops, training, and capacity building.
  • Experience in working with multi-cultural teams.
  • Solid proactive approach concerning the support of project staff and follow ups with supervisor.  
  • Good ability to work independently.
  • A high level of personal efficiency and an ability to balance multiple tasks.

     Personal Qualities

  • A strong commitment to forumZFD’s values and operating principles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to peace and the effort to work toward vibrant civil societies.
  • Concern for the needs of the vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
  • Sensitive to issues of gender and marginalized groups.
  • Proactive and emotionally mature with the ability to adapt to varying situations
  • Results focused.
  • Creative and works with a participatory approach.
  • Team player and a capacity builder.
  • Honest and a strong sense of integrity.
  • Exhibit patience and persistence to develop relationships with different stakeholders.
  • High standard of professionalism and self-organizing capacities.

Our offer

We offer an attractive positionwith responsibilities in a growing organization. We also offer participation in qualification and professional development courses, among others, at forumZFD’s Academy for Conflict Transformation, as well as a base preparation, coaching sessions, and potential language course opportunities.

Working for forumZFD, you will be engaged within the innovative field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding through the utilization of your skills.

This position is based in Jerusalem.

Who can apply?

All candidates (EU & non-EU citizens) who meet the detailed qualifications as mentioned in this announcement.

Start of assignment

Ideally, you are available to start working in late October/early November 2023.

Your application

Please apply online at, latest by September 12 2023.

In case of any questions, you may contact Ala Omari at

Further information about our organisation and our assignments can be found online at This job advertisement as well as additional employment postings can be viewed at

We are looking forward to receiving your application!