The Tevel Fellowship is a 7-month service learning program in Nepal. The program starts with a month-long orientation followed by six months of volunteering in one of five rural communities in Nepal. The program exposes the participants to the local and global context of world poverty, and enables them to experience the reality of life in rural Nepal with the community development model of the organization. Additionally the program connects field work to wider issues of international development and to the complexities in which it takes place. The program runs in a pluralistic and Jewish context and strives to lead participants through a personal and group process to prepare them to become social activists upon their return to Israel or their home communities. The program is run in full partnership with the Nepali program facilitators.

Job description:

Facilitating the fifth cohort of the Tevel Fellowship program.

Main fields of responsibility:

  • Guiding and coordinating the group through all phases of the program – including the orientation and ongoing work in the field.
  • Planning and building the orientation and the seminars throughout the program and responsibility for the educational content that is presented along with the Nepali staff
  • Personal and group mentoring throughout the duration of the program, including field visits in the work areas throughout the program.
  • Working together in partnership with Nepali staff (facilitators and coordinators) and with the management of the Nepali organization towards the goal of encorporating the volunteers in the development work.
  • Working in partnership with the rest of the Israeli staff and the office staff in the overall development of Tevel’s programs in Nepal.

Qualifications: 

  • Commitment to Tevel’s values
  • Willingness to work with volunteers and staff in the field, including in rural locations in Nepal
  • Formal or informal education and group facilitation background including experience in preparing lesson plans, with preference for experience in the following fields: Social leadership, Judaism and social-economic justice.
  • Strong intercultural skills and willingness to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent inter-personal and teamwork abilities, patience and desire to get to know new people
  • Experience in the development fields relevant to Tevel such as: education, youth movements, women’s empowerment, social work
  • Self-confidence and public speaking aptitude
  • Strong verbal and writing skills in Hebrew and English including the ability to lead activities in either language
  • Competence in computer skills
  • Organized and methodical, assertive, innovative, strong work ethic and willingness to work in a dynamic framework
  • Graduate of a Tevel program- preferred

Starting Date: August, 2017. Training in Israel during July 2017. Minimum commitment- until June 2018.

Scope: Full-time

The organization will cover all living expenses, one round-trip flight to Israel, medical insurance, visas and a small salary.

Please send resumes and a short cover letter in English detailing your qualifications for the position to tal@tevelbtzedek.org no later than April 30th.