What we do

Akevot Institute for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Research was founded in 2014 out of a recognition of the unique role archives can play in breaking conflict-enhancing myths, fostering fact-based discourse, and supporting the work of human rights defenders.  We make archives a tool for change by researching and exposing mechanisms, processes and events who play a role in the perpetuation of the Conflict. We assist human rights defenders and civil society organizations in accessing archival documentation relevant to their work. We campaign to expand the public’s access to government archives to promote transparency and freedom of information.



Mooky Dagan

Board Member at Human Rights Defenders' Fund

Edan Ring

Co-director of Shared Society department, Sikkuy - Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality

Roni Pelli

Lawyer at the Association for Civil Rights in Israel

Michael Sfard

Lawyer; Emil Gruzweig human Rights Award Laureate

Ziv Stahl

Director of Research Department at Yesh Din

Dr. Shira Wilkof

Dept. of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Efrat Bergman-Sapir

Director of Legal Department at Public Committee Against Torture in Israel

Raluca Ganea

Executive Director and Co-Founder, Zazim - Community Action


Lior Yavne

Executive Director

Noa Cohen

Cataloguing Specialist

Adam Raz


Erica Shaps

Resource Development Coordinator


Akevot seeks a Resource Development Coordinator

50%-100% position, in Haifa

Apply Immediately, Start July/August 2020

Akevot Institute for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict utilizes archives as a tool to support human rights, safeguard democracy, and promote peacebuilding in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We work in the following four program areas: 1) Research and raise public awareness regarding events and mechanisms that shape the conflict; 2) Build the region’s largest human rights digital archive; 3) Provide archival records to human rights defenders to support their work; 4) Campaign to expand public access to government archives.

The position

We are seeking a bright, committed individual who approaches diverse tasks with dedication, enthusiasm and initiative – and with attention to details. We are looking for someone who has the potential to grow with the organization and take on increasing responsibilities in resource development and communications. The position is 50%-100% (depending on successful applicant’s preference), based in our office in Haifa. Salary range for full time position: ILS 8,000-10,000.


  • Developing fundraising strategy, research and map prospective donors;
  • Writing letters of inquiry, grant applications, project proposals, and donor reports;
  • Preparing detailed and comprehensive narrative activity reports for partners;
  • Drafting and editing English language outreach materials including newsletters, social media updates, brochures, one-pagers, etc.


  • Commitment to human rights and to Akevot’s mission;
  • At least 2 years of proven professional experience in resource development and proposal writing;
  • Mother tongue level English and proficiency in Hebrew; ability to translate Hebrew texts to English;
  • Familiarity with Logframe, theories of change and other approaches to project strategy and assessment;
  • A good grasp of all Microsoft Office applications; Salesforce CRM proficiency desired;
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision, and work independently as well as function as a member of a team is required;
  • Academic degree, ideally in human rights, political science, international relations, law, history or another related field.

Applicants must have legal authorization to work in Israel.

To apply: Please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position to vacancy@akevot.org.il  

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.