About Al-Shabaka

Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. Al-Shabaka, which means “The Network” in Arabic, is a think tank without borders or walls that aims to:

Al-Shabaka provides a platform for diverse Palestinian viewpoints while upholding the principles of self-determination, freedom, justice, and equality. Our analysts work individually or in groups to produce well-documented analysis that addresses strategic issues in key areas, including politics, economics, refugees, and civil society. 

We work to achieve our vision by:


Al-Shabaka is seeking a consultant (individual or team) to facilitate and produce our forthcoming strategic plan. We operate on three-year strategic cycles, with our next cycle running from 2023 through 2025. The consultant will lead the organization in the strategic planning process for this forthcoming cycle, culminating in a finalized strategic plan document that reflects our mission-aligned aims, objectives, and activities for 2023-2025. 


The selected consultant will facilitate the strategic planning process, with engagement from the staff, board, and key stakeholders. As our team is entirely remote-based across different continents, the majority of the planning process will take place online, apart from one in-person 3-4 day retreat (location TBD, COVID restrictions permitting). 

Throughout the process, the consultant will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

We are a justice-based organization that values equity, participation, and self-determination. Accordingly, our approach to strategic planning should reflect these values, with an inclusive process that confronts power and utilizes participatory and collaborative methods.     


We anticipate that the strategic planning process will take place between May – September 2022, with delivery of the final strategic plan by September 30th, 2022. 


  1. Proposed work plan for the strategic planning process
  2. A finalized three-year strategic plan that reflects Al-Shabaka’s mission, values, position within the movement for Palestinian liberation, objectives, and programs, among other information.
  3. Presentation of the finalized plan to staff and board 


  1. Demonstrated knowledge of the Palestinian context and movement for Palestinian liberation
  2. Minimum 5-10 years of previous strategic planning experience, particularly with justice-based groups and/or independent think tanks
  3. Expertise with various analytical tools, stakeholder engagement methods, and workshop facilitation
  4. Prior experience utilizing participatory methodologies, power analysis, and liberatory frameworks in facilitation processes
  5. Strong project management skills 
  6. Fluency in English required (written and spoken); fluency in Arabic is an asset

Application Process

Interested parties should submit the following materials to [email protected] by 9 March 2022, with “Strategic Planning Consultant” in the subject line: