Christian Aid: Consultancy for a Baseline Measurement for CA Ireland

Introduction
The Programme Grant (PG) II is a governance, human rights and peace building programme spanning six country/regional programmes, and funded by Irish Aid for 2017-2021.1 These countries, many of whom are experiencing or have recently experienced violent conflict, are: Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Sierra Leone, Angola, Zimbabwe and Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. PG II has been designed based on Christian Aid’s understanding of social change as a long-term, unpredictable process, where development interventions can make a contribution to certain expected outcomes, but will do so as part of a number of concerted actions by civil society actors, the private sector, governments, and citizens as individuals or as part of movements. Christian Aid Ireland’s programme focus is on poor and marginalised people, and recognises that each person will experience poverty and marginalisation differently depending on their gender, age, disability, ethnic group and other intersecting factors.

The programme recognises that development is complex and change is unpredictable and often non- linear. The PG II uses a Theory of Change approach of systematic critical reflection and a learning-by- doing approach that is deliberate, structured and subject to regular and focused monitoring. The programme uses adaptive management - best understood as a broad approach, rather than as a specific method or set of tools. The key distinguishing features of an adaptive approach are that it is applied to work on complex problems whose nature and solution cannot be predicted in advance, and that it involves using feedback, evidence and learning to make ongoing course-corrections in interventions. The programme theory of change is based on the assumption that the best outcomes will be achieved if the programme is flexible enough to adapt to changing and challenging contexts. Strategies chosen at the start of the programme must be able to change if or when opportunities for better effectiveness or greater change emerge.

In order to support this approach, the programme M&E system supports an adaptive programme design. Data collection and analysis has a dual purpose of a) informing programme management and learning, including an annual Strategy Testing process where Theories of Change will be reviewed, 2 and b) assessing progress against the outcomes for accountability and reporting. While ongoing data

1 This is a continuation of the programme from 2012-2016.
2 For this programme, Christian Aid Ireland has developed a TOC based adaptive programming approach, using
a method called Strategy Testing (adapted from  http://asiafoundation.org/wp- content/uploads/2015/10/Strategy-Testing-An-Innovative-Approach-to-Monitoring-Highly-Flexible-Aid- Programs.pdf). 
collection is based on M&E at the level of partner organisations, complemented by Outcome Harvesting,3, we will also establish a baseline for all programme outcomes, using specific indicators of change, against which a periodic comparison at midpoint and at endpoint can be made to assess before-after change caused by the programme.

This invitation to tender focuses on the development of these baselines, which will allow a before- after assessment of change in relation to the outcomes that the programme is designed to achieve. Christian Aid Ireland invites tenders from interested external consultants who will lead the data collection processes at country level and provide coherency across the programme.

Desired Approach
Purpose
The programme baseline will serve to inform adaptive decision-making during programme management, but it will also allow us to report back to the donor, to Christian Aid, to partners and to primary stakeholders on what the programme has achieved. Its development and the monitoring against it form part of the overall compliance commitments of the programme.

The baseline will be designed to provide information on a country by country basis, and to assess progress against the country outcomes, though using a common set of programme indicators. Each country baseline will have two main parts:

A)   Overview of the context: This should provide a short assessment of the political, social and cultural and economic context within which the programme is working, with a particular focus on the situation of poor and marginalised women and men and other excluded groups for each country programme outcome.  This overview summary should provide enough background to ensure that results achieved by the project can be understood within the context – for example, this may be referred to later at mid-line and end-line to assess the extent to which the programme has been affected by the context, either politically, economically, culturally or socially.
B)   Baseline data: The baseline data should then allow an assessment of progress towards
programme outcomes as defined in the Programme Results Framework, specific to each country context but reflecting closely the overall theory of change of the programme. For each country, the baseline will provide information against each programme indicator, either qualitatively or, in some cases, quantitatively. The emphasis will be on measuring outcome level change, rather than measuring the delivery of the programme strategies.

Programme progress will be monitored against the baseline at midpoint and towards the end of the programme. In order to ensure the midline and endline will be comparable, it is assumed that the same data gathering methods will be applied at the two following points.4  For this reason, an introduction of country teams and partner staff to the methods used for the baseline data gathering will be an important part of the approach of this assignment.


3 This programme is using Outcome Harvesting as its main ongoing data gathering methodology for measuring change (adapted from  http://www.saferworld.org.uk/downloads/pubdocs/doing-things-differently--- saferworld-learning-paper-2016.pdf).
4 In some cases, partners and Christian Aid country staff may choose to repeat the data gathering at an annual
interval, if resources and logistics allow. 
A Theory of Change Based Approach
As mentioned above, the programme has been designed on the basis of Christian Aid’s analysis about how change happens, set out in the Programme Theory of Change (See Figure 1). Essentially, we believe that in order to make society more just and equitable in the long term we must alter the balance of power in our societies and transform inequitable access to rights and resources, and the deeply embedded norms that perpetuate inequality and poverty.5 Each country has then developed a country level theory of change based on the national context, which sets out what change is expected, what is needed for the change to come about, and suggests initial strategies partners will adopt to achieve the change. These country level theories of change are underpinned by partner level theories of change, which provide additional analysis and detail about how the programme will achieve the expected outcomes.

Figure 1: The programme level Theory of Change

In order to measure change at a programmatic level, a set of 11 Programme Indicators were developed to capture the change we want to see under outcomes 1-3.6 These indicators will form the structure

5 See also Christian Aid Ireland’s  Programme Strategy 2016-21 for more detail.
6 The Programme Outcome 4, on Public Engagement, will be subject of a separate baseline development
process
for data collection in the baselines, and should enable a consistent monitoring of change across the programme. See Box 1 for a list of the 11 Programme Indicators.

Box 1: Key Indicators for Programme Outcomes 1-3 of the PG II
Key Programme Indicators at micro, meso and macro levels7
1.   Micro: Evidence that primary stakeholders (numbers of, disagg) have retained or gained access to basic services, land, housing, livelihood opportunities and social protection as a result of programme initiatives
2.   Micro: Extent to which primary stakeholders (disagg) are satisfied with/confident in their ability to claim rights and hold power holders to account
3.   Meso+macro: Evidence that decision-makers and power holders at local and national level,
influenced  by  primary  stakeholders  and  their  representatives,  have  become  more accountable and responsive
4.   Meso+macro: Evidence that policy reform, legal processes and fiscal decisions, and their implementation, have become more progressive, inclusive and gender sensitive as a result of programme initiatives
5.   Micro: Extent to which women and men (incl. HRDs) have been protected from violence in the public and private spheres (incl. GBV)
6.   Meso: Level of reported incidents of violence in programme areas
7.   Meso: Evidence that duty bearers have responded to citizens/civil society calls for greater safety, protection and peace
8.   Meso: Evidence of (and numbers of) HROs, church and community leaders challenging violence and impunity for human rights violations
9.   Meso+macro: Evidence that peacebuilding/conflict transformation processes influenced by partner engagement are more inclusive, gender sensitive and/or sustainable
10. Meso: Evidence of women actively involved in decision-making structures as a result of programme initiatives
11. Micro+meso+macro: Evidence that GBV is being challenged and addressed, and that social norms around gender equality have shifted as a result of programme initiatives


Bringing in Community Voices
A fundamental part of the baseline development will be ensuring the accountability of the programme to its primary stakeholders, or the men, women, young people, indigenous, poor, disabled or otherwise marginalised, who stand to benefit in the first instance from the programme. Not only will the programme draw on these views in an inclusive way, in order to monitor progress, but it will need to ensure that there is feedback to the individuals, households and community groups participating in data collection on programme delivery, progress and decision-making. A key part of the baseline therefore will be the use of specific methods in each country to allow the voices of communities and individuals to be a part of the baseline and make a contribution to programme accountability and learning. This approach to data gathering will affect indicators at micro level in the first instance, but communities and individuals might also contribute to the baseline at meso and macro levels. See Box
2 for some possible methodologies to use to bring in Community Voices.

Box 2: Some suggested methods to capture Community Voices in PG II
•   Community based surveys designed using the programme indicators


7 Micro level: Change at individual, household and community level, involving no organisational change; Meso level: Change within and by civil society structures (such as faith-based organisations, CSOs, etc.) and local authorities (eg. policy and practice change); Macro level: Change at national level (eg. legislative, policy and
•    Focus  group  discussions  (disaggregated  by  sex,  age,  (disability))  designed  around  the programme indicators (NB. Data analysis when using FGDs will need to be rigorous - Recording ad hoc statements will not be adequate)
•   Using perception scales within disaggregated focus group discussions
•   Video surveys, eg. the  “ Truth T ruck”  in Nepal
•   Participatory video capturing of community narrative / community responses

Methodology
The methodology adopted for this baseline will be as follows:

Appointment of consultants
Consultants will be able to tender for one country or for more than one country and an interview process will  assist  in  choosing  consultants.  Decisions  on  appointment will  be  made  collectively between the Programme Performance Advisor (PPA) in Christian Aid Ireland, and country programme staff.

Agreement of the final ToR for each consultant and contract signature will be managed by the country teams if the consultant is based in that country, or by Christian Aid Ireland, when the consultant, or team of consultants, will be working in more than one country, or is not based  in one of the programme countries.

Coordination of the baseline work across the seven countries will lie with a coordination team made up of the Programme Performance Advisor, a representative from the country programmes, and one of the consultants. The coordination role played by the consultant will entail additional work days for this consultant, which will be recognised as such in their contract.

Coordination between the consultants, the coordination team, and the country teams throughout the assignment will be crucial to its success.

Development of the Methodology
Development of the methodology will take place in two stages:

1)   A first discussion will take place between the consultant(s), the Programme Performance Advisor and the country team, to scope the methodology options that seem most appropriate for each country.   In particular, this discussion should focus on what method to use for bringing in Community Voices.
2)   A methodogy workshop will then be held in early May 2017, to agree the quality of data required, the methodology used in each country, and the tools. The workshop will most likely take place in Ireland,8 and the working language will be English.

Preparation of country data collection
Once the methodologies have been agreed, consultants will prepare data collection. Given that in a number of cases data collection will include surveys, this may include identification of enumerators and data input personnel, and their training, or alternatively, means to gather data digitally. Staff from partner organisations may be well placed to participate in this process, as well as in the data collection itself. Where alternative media approaches will be applied, these will also need to be prepared, eg. video production teams need to be recruited and trained.


8 There may be an option to participate virtually, if there are visa or travel issues. 
Data collection in country
This phase will involve three types of data collection:

1)   Information about the political, economic, social and cultural situation in a country, for Part
1 of the baseline – this may include secondary data such as reports, publications, press information, etc. but may also include interviews with key informants.
2)   Community  Voices  data,  which  captures  and  reflects  the  perspectives of  individuals  or
community members who stand to benefit in some way from the programme. This will be most relevant for the micro level indicators in the baseline (see Box 1), and may often take a quantitative approach.
3)   Data (or situational snapshots) which describe the starting point for each of the indicators in
the baseline (see Box 1). It is important to note that one of the key means of data collection during  programme implementation will be a method called  Outcome  Harvesting,  which gathers qualitative outcome statements and analyses them to assess the contribution the programme made towards them.9 There will therefore be a bias towards qualitative data in this type of data.

Outputs
Each consultant will put together a baseline report. This report will be a maximum of 10 pages of narrative, accompanied by a tabular presentation of data against each of the indicators. This table will need to be concise and focused on comparability over time, as this information will be used to populate the Programme Results Framework that Christian Aid Ireland will use to report to Irish Aid over the five-year programme.

The reports will contain the following sections: A)   Executive Summary (1 page)
B)   Introduction/background (1 page)
C)   Analysis of political, economic, social and cultural situation for each of the three programme outcomes (3-4 pages)
D)   Methodology used (1 -2 pages)
a.   Include process comments (eg. qualifying the validity of data, if necessary) E)   Baseline data (tabular format)
a.    Micro level indicators: provide results of surveys / video analysis / FGD analysis
b.   Meso + macro level indicators: situational snapshot to enable the assessment of change
F)   Comments on findings (1-2 pages)
a.   Include recommendations for subsequent data collection (eg. at midline and endline) G)   Conclusions (1 page)

In addition, each consultant will put together a short manual to describe the methodology used to gather the data. This manual should provide enough information that the process of data collection can be repeated at midline and endline of the programme by someone else. The manual should be accessible to Christian Aid and partner staff (who are not experts in data collection), and user-friendly. Christian Aid and partner staff should have received an introduction to the manual.


9 For more information on Outcome Harvesting please see:  www.outcomeharvesting.com and http://www.saferworld.org.uk/downloads/pubdocs/doing-things-differently---saferworld-learning-paper-
2016.pdf 

Budget
Both Christian Aid Ireland and country programmes have budgeted for the baseline development. The budget will inform the choice of consultant for each country baseline. Each consultant is invited to submit both a minimum daily rate, and an estimation of how many days they envisage this work taking.

Consultant Specifications

Required skills and competencies for this assignment:

•    Relevant university degree and postgraduate /master degree in social science or political science
•    Excellent track record in using quantitative and qualitative methods in order to conduct baselines, evaluations, or other sense-making exercises; a specialisation in some particular evaluation methods, such as Process Tracing, Outcome Mapping, Outcome Harvesting, Most Significant Change, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), Contribution Analysis, participatory video evaluations, or other, would be desirable.
•   A good understanding of using Theories of Change in programming; knowledge of Adaptive
Management would be desirable.
•    A good understanding of governance and human rights, conflict and violence, and gender and power in development programming.
•    Proven knowledge of the political, economic, social and cultural context of the country or countries for which a consultant is expressing an interest.
•   Excellent analytical, writing and synthesis skills and evidence of high quality reporting.
•    Excellent communication and writing skills in English if applying for the baseline development in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe or IOPT, Spanish if applying for the baseline development in Colombia, Guatemala or El Salvador, and Portuguese if applying for the baseline development in Angola. In Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe, ability to communicate in the local language(s) would be desirable.
•   Ability to communicate confidently in English, both spoken and in writing.

To apply for this piece of work, please supply the following information to Alix Tiernan at atiernan@christian-aid.org by the 13th April 2017:

•    A proposal of no more than 2 pages explaining (a) the consultant's (or consultants’) proposed approach and methodology to conducting the baseline (b) availability within the indicated time frame, in particular for a workshop in early May (c) the consultant/s’ competency for the job and (d) both a minimum daily rate, and an estimation of how many days they envisage this work taking.
•    An updated CV of no more than 2 pages for the consultant(s) detailing relevant skills and experience.
•    An example of previous relevant work, if possible showing data analysis of surveys, FGDs, or other community based methodology.
•   One referee from previous relevant work.

Preference will be given to consultants, or consultant teams, who will tender for more than one country; preference will also be given to consultants who have fluency, both spoken and written, in English.

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed (via Skype if outside Ireland) between the 18th  and 21st
April 2017.
 

 

Action Aid: Global Platform Palestine Manager

ActionAid is an international organisation, working with over 25 million people in more than 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice. ActionAid Palestine is a part of the ActionAid International Federation and ActionAid Australia.

ActionAid is seeking a qualified person to fill the position of Global Platform Palestine Manager for 12 months, with the possibility of extension.

Global Platform concept
The Global Platforms (GPs) are a global network of youth training hubs for empowerment and activism. The key mandate of GPs is to equip youth with the confidence, knowledge and skills to be active citizens and to engage with decision-makers.  The first GPs started in Tanzania and Denmark in 2009 and at present have expanded to 10 training centers in Kenya, Palestine, Jordan, Myanmar, El Salvador, Ghana and Bangladesh. The platforms are founded on experiential and participatory learning techniques that have evolved through inspiration from great educational thinkers like Paulo Freire and John Dewey. The GPs are an extension of ActionAid’s strong experience providing formal and non-formal training using participatory methods
Please read more about global platforms here:  http://www.globalplatforms.org/

The post location is Bethlehem, West Bank
Start Date: Immediately.

The objective of this position is to manage the Global Platform Palestine based in Bethlehem. The overall goal of Global Platform in Palestine is to facilitate opportunities which can be empowering for young people, enabling/strengthening them to occupy leadership positions and act as agents of social change in their communities and society.

The key responsibilities areas for this position are as follows:
Project management
    Develop annual  project  description (proposal)  with  specific  objectives  and measurable outputs  &
activities.
    Ensure the GP is proactive and can facilitate required capacity development to AAP partners
    Ensure that GP is contributing to AAP Country Strategy Paper
    Provide overall guidance and support to ensure training quality, effectiveness and contextualization for
Palestine and the region.
    Ensure timely and quality delivery of the activities against the overall project's objective  and key change results.
    Supervision and management of the GP team
    Provide quarterly and annual reports for ActionAid Palestine & ActionAid Denmark.

Financial management
    Overall responsibility for the financial management of GP which includes development of annual and quarterly budgets, monthly accounting and quarterly reporting in line with ActionAid processes and guidelines and reporting to ActionAid Palestine & ActionAid Denmark.

Strategic partnerships
    Provide guidance and support to GP staff in the development of project concept notes, proposals that focus on youth engagement and empowerment
    Development of strategic partnerships and networks with (I)NGO and related institutions to promote
GP business modalities, within the agreed ActionAid Palestine Framework
    Identify potential partners in the country/region with whom longer term programme partnerships can be developed
Eligible applicants are required to have the following qualifications and skills:
    Minimum of 5 years experience in programme implementation and management
    Strong leadership and management skills, experience with intercultural and participatory leadership
    Able to make independent decisions, while respecting the input and position of others.
    Building relations and diplomacy
    Experience in reporting, financial management, proposal development
    Previous experience from working in the region or another GP is an advantage
    Previous experience in working with youth volunteer programs, social movements or mobilization of young people
    Fluent in English; Arabic would be an asset
    High degree of tenacity

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply via this link:  https://candidate.hr- manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx?cid=354&ProjectId=181351&DepartmentId=11133&SkipAdvertisement= true
no later than 23rd April 2017. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Women are encouraged to apply.

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Oxfam: INGO Forum Director

The INGO Forum is a growing association with a current membership of over 100 humanitarian and development- oriented international NGOs operating in Myanmar. Founded in late 2007, the INGO Forum functions as a platform for  coordination,  strategic  discussions,  development  of  common  strategies,  and  provides  an  opportunity  for collective analysis and mutual learning between INGOs. The INGO Forum also aims at coordination with local NGOs and civil society groups, UN agencies, donors on operational humanitarian/development mat ters. INGO Forum is currently hosted by Oxfam.

Oxfam is a leading International NGO with a worldwide reputation for excellence and over 70 years of experience. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. With enough wealth in this world to go around it’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. Our humanitarian, development and campaigning projects change lives around the world, and with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

Employment term:                          Fixed – Term (2 years)

Report to:                                        Country Director

What we offer:                                Respectful and empowered working environment, Life insurance, Medical+ dental + optical benefits, Competitive salary and Career advancement opportunities, Generous leave entitlement


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

   Representation and Leadership
    Represent (as mandated by the Steering Committee) the Forum at key meetings with the Diplomatic community, Donors, UN, government, NGO and INGO coordination platforms in-country, and globally with  ICVA, InterAction  and  other  external  stakeholders.  Ensure  consultation  with  and  feedback  to Members.
    Ensure representation of INGOs in high-level multi-stakeholder bodies including HCT, donor meetings, government Sector Working Groups, and other leadership bodies, etc. Ensure consultation with and feedback to members.
    Ensure that all relevant parties are kept informed of INGO Forum activities as appropriate and where appropriate inform the Steering Committee about strategic trends and developments that are of relevance to the Forum Members and their engagement with external stakeholders.
    Provide advisory services reflecting INGO perspectives to organisations, diplomatic and UN missions, agencies, academic institutions and others both inside and outside Myanmar.
    Ensure   external   communication   for   the   INGO   Forum:   common   positioning,   dissemination   of information/statements.
      Represent INGO Forum in Forum’s donor relations with support of Steering Committee if required.

   Strategic Planning, Policy and Advocacy
      Advise and provide recommendations on INGO Forum strategy, policy and advocacy. 
    Oversee implementation of the INGO Forum Strategy and lead on revision process. Engage on different key policy issues raised by the Government, donors and the UN.
      Support joint advocacy initiatives and efforts. Oversee the revision and implementation of INGO Forum
Advocacy Strategy.
    Ensure active engagement of INGO Forum in advocacy activities that are coordinated with UN and donor strategies and policies. Pro-actively contribute to strategic discussions and operational issues with regards to humanitarian/development space in Myanmar.
    Reduce duplication of efforts within the aid community and enhance linkages and structured interaction with relevant coordination fora (incl. Humanitarian Country Team, Humanitarian Advocacy Coordination Group, MIMU Advisory Board, Cooperation Partners Group, Sector Working Groups).
      Oversee or commission background research, policy analysis, and consultation to draft common INGO
messages and talking points, position and policy papers, and other advocacy documents.

   Organizational and Coordination of Meetings
      Organise and ensure the facilitation and documentation of regular INGO Forum meetings.
    Oversee the organization of ad-hoc INGO Forum meetings and thematic meetings, working groups, ad hoc meetings with NGOs, donors, UN, ensure their strategic value
      Organize and ensure the facilitation of the Steering Committee meetings. Report to and inform the SC
about his/her activities, outcomes, finances and HR, etc.
    Participate  as  appropriate  in  coordination  meetings  (or  delegate  participation)  if  requested  by  other stakeholders, such as UN, Government, and donors, and feedback information to the Membership.

   Secretariat Managment
1.    HR Management of Secretariat staff:
      Identify staffing needs.
      Recruitment: Develop TORs, short-listing, and interviewing (with support of Steering Committee for
Senior and International staff).
    Team management: Provide leadership and direction for Secretariat and management and coaching of staff.
    Supervision: Work with staff to produce and shape work plans, personal development plans, performance appraisals and identify capacity building needs.

2.    Financial Management and Project Management (in cooperation with Host Agency and Finance Officer):
      Oversee budget management (strategic budget preparations, review, reporting).
      Oversee grant management and financial and narrative reporting.
      Oversee fundraising, proposals development and donor relations for the Secretariat.


3.    Membership Management and information sharing (with other Secretariat Staff):
    Ensure members are receiving necessary briefings on the function, role and structure of the INGO Forum.
      Ensure transparent management of membership fees.
      Oversee membership application and registration process.
      Oversee information sharing in an inclusive and transparent way with all Members.
    Facilitate transparent elections process for INGO Forum Representatives to Steering Committee and other representational bodies.

4.    Leadership and organizational development:
      Coordination of Steering Committee.
      Provide strategic and technical guidance to the Steering Committee.
      Submit regular reports on achieved outcomes, financial overviews etc to the Steering Committee.
      Advise on organizational ways forward for INGO Forum.
      Design and lead implementation of INGO Forum work plan and consequent budgets for approval to SC.
      Ensure smooth working relationship between Secretariat and Host Agency.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:

Required qualifications
    Master’s degree in development studies, humanitarian affairs, public policy, international relations, political science, development, social science, and international law or a related field (or equivalent professional experience.) 
     5-10 years experience in development/humanitarian with at least 3-4 years experience in country program senior management (e.g., country director/head of mission, deputy director/head of programs, chief of party, senior program coordinator, etc.)
     Prior experience with multi-agency and/or humanitarian coordination.  Experience in representation within HCTs, ICCGs, or other humanitarian and development IASC coordination mechanisms, as well as with host governments, diplomatic communities, donors, national civil society, and UN agencies.
     Strong leadership and management skills, including staff management, partner management, financial management and experience in bringing variety of organizations to one common position/understanding.
     Excellent strategic and analytical skills, including ability to synthesize and effectively communicate complex issues.
     Knowledge and understanding of the UN system, humanitarian coordination architecture, and humanitarian principles.
     Diplomatic  and  inter-personal  skills,  ability  to  build  positive  relationships  in  a  multi-cultural,  multi- organizational context.
     Experience developing or managing humanitarian policy analysis and advocacy.
     Fluency in written and spoken English. Myanmar language is an asset.


Desirable qualifications
     Previous experience with directly coordinating NGO/INGO networks or sectors/clusters strongly preferred.
     Editorial and presentation abilities highly valued.
     Experience working in Myanmar or other countries in Southeast Asia.
     Experience working in post-conflict or transitional contexts with humanitarian, development and peace- building portfolios.

Closing date:                                   23rd April 2017, 5:00 PM

How to apply:                                 Please state applied position in email subject line and send CV and cover letter to Human Resources Department through  myanmarhr@oxfam.org.uk

(OR)

Oxfam office, No. 34, Corner of Aung Taw Mu Street and Golden Hill Avenue
Street, Golden Valley Ward 2, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar. Phone: +95 (0)1 539986, 539987, 539958, 539189 and 504918

Detail and complete job profile is available upon request.
We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Oxfam is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from women, minority and underrepresented groups.

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Kvinna till Kvinna: Finance Officer

The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation, (KtK), in Amman invites applicants to the position of Finance Officer (FO). KtK supports women in times of conflict to increase women’s power and influence. KtK collaborates with women’s organisations that play an active part in peace and rebuilding processes. KtK supports the partner organisations in capacity building and financially, in addition to facilitating networking and advocacy. KtK supports more than 130 women's organisations globally and we have worked in the Middle East since 2001. For further information please visit: www.kvinnatillkvinna.se/en

Work location: Amman

Type of Contract: contract until March 31st 2018 with the possibility of extension, starting as soon as possible.

The position is open for residents of Jordan. Please also note that due to the character of the work only women applicants will be considered.

Main tasks & Responsibilities

     Financial Management: manage office budget, ensure internal control system is functional; Ensure internal control system is functional, including making sure the anti-corruption policy is implemented internally and externally;
     Grant Management: quality assure budgets and financial reports from partners and ensure compliance with the grant agreement, enhance the financial management capacity of partner organisations;
     Audit Management: support the audit assignment;
     Administration: ensure safety, custody and maintenance of office, computer & accessories, furniture and equipment. Ensure proper financial and administrative preparations and follow up of KtK workshops; Ensure proper functioning of information and communication technology.
     Human Resource Administration: Ensure up to date human resource records are maintained, including employment contracts, leave, and staff personal records, and archived in a secure matter; Ensure proper payroll administration and accounting, including prepare and submit monthly staff payrol;


Education and qualifications

     Bachelor’s degree in business related field (Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Management) or other relevant field;
      A minimum of two years’ experience in a busy, preferably international, multicultural non
-government organisation and handling donor funds.

Essential Skills Required

     In depth knowledge of accounting, book keeping, and high financial analytical skills;
     High integrity to be able to handle cash and cash related transactions, and to take anti-corruption measures very seriously;
     Excellent written and oral communication in both Arabic and English (knowledge in Kurdish and
French are assets)
     Ability to work independently with limited supervision whilst also operating well as a team-player in a decentralised organisation; 
     Readiness to drive in Amman and outside the capital, as well as travel in the region when needed;
     Commitment to KtK values of promoting gender equity and diversity, and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of KtK’s work.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter, where you motivate why you are interested in this particular position and how you meet the qualifications of the position, CV, and salary request and three references to applicationamman@kvinnatillkvinna.se no later than 17 of April. For more information please see attached Job Description and/or see  http://kvinnatillkvinna.se/en/job-vacancies/
 

Kvinna till Kvinna: Regional Safety and Security Advisor, Amman Office

Organisational affiliation:

The Regional Safety and Security Advisor, SSA, is a position that is shared by Kvinna till Kvinna, KtK, and Swedish Development Partner, IM. However, the SSA will be employed by KtK and thus be part of the Field Department of KtK. The SSA will work both at the regional office of KtK and the regional office of IM, both of which are in Amman, Jordan. The SSA will carry out the work in the MENA region through regular communication with staff at KtK and IM, partner organisations, and other relevant stakeholders.

Scope of work:

The SSA is responsible for monitoring the security situation in each of the MENA countries where KtK and IM have offices and/or operations and advising on the implementation of security regulations and safety operating procedures according to the changing situation in the relevant countries. The SSA shall support and strengthen KtK and IM’s safety and security management practices and documentation to ensure that it is consistent with organisational guidelines and commensurate with security risks faced by the staff of KtK and IM.

The SSA will work closely with the regional offices of KtK and IM, the country teams, and the KtK Head of Security at the head offices of KtK and IM in Sweden.

The position is shared between KtK 50% and IM 50% and reports to both, but the SSA is employed by KtK.

Responsibilities and duties:

Analysis and Situational Awareness (30%)

•  Continually monitor and analyse the country and regional security situation in areas of KtK and
IM’s offices and/or operations;

• Maintain close contact with all relevant stakeholders to develop a network and build relationships with key actors, including NGOs, INGOs, INSO, UN and government agencies, in order to obtain reliable security information; 
•  Undertake regular and ad hoc security assessment missions as necessary, to gather information and to analyze the overall security situation in existing and potential areas where KtK and IM have offices and/or operations;

•  Develop and maintain up-to-date security risk assessments, mitigation and management plans;

•  Provide support and advice to Heads of Office/Field Representatives on the development of security procedures and plans for each country (ensure that these are up to required standards and up to date);

•  Manage the KtK and IM regional security incident data base and share information about incidents with appropriate staff and other relevant actors, such as INGOs and the UN.

Technical Support/Briefings and Training (25%)

•  In coordination with Head of Security KtK further develop safe channels for communication and management of data at the regional and country offices level;

• Facilitate  security  management  training/HSS (health, safety  and security) plans  and management, including first aid, to staff as required;

•  Provide support to the management teams of the regional offices of KtK and IM on strategic security issues;
•  Ensure that all staff and visitors receive appropriate briefings upon arrival, and brief new staff on security plan and procedures at regional introduction;

•  Assess the capacity of drivers used by KtK and IM, and when needed, train them accordingly;

•  Develop guidelines for safe and secure housing for expatriate staff, and to follow up the implementation of the guidelines;

•  Facilitate learning & development as well as exchange experiences at all levels;

Travel Security (20%)

•  Periodically/as required travel to country offices to conduct/update security risk assessments and advice and assist in updating security plans accordingly;

•  Undertake security reviews and audits of country offices’ security management practices;

•  Update and deliver pre-travel security briefings;

Review Travel Safety & Security Assessments completed by staff;

Budget and Planning (less than 5%)

•  Contribute  to  planning  and  proposal  drafting  for  new  projects,  ensuring  context  specific security considerations are included in proposals;
•  Advise on budgetary considerations for health, safety and security, and allocation of funds for
training and travel for security risk assessment; Partner Support /Capacity Building of Partners (10%)
•  Assess the security systems, policies and procedures in place at partner organizations and
advice on improvements;

• Share, with partners, relevant opportunities for security trainings provided by external resources;


Representing KtK and IM (10%)

•  Represent KtK and IM at official meetings and functions as requested;
•  Participate in internal KtK and IM meetings, regionally and/or in Sweden;
•  Carry out interpretation/translation work when needed (minor);

Perform any other tasks related to the operations of KtK and IM in the region as delegated by the regional managers of KtK and IM.


Education and qualifications

•  University diploma/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Security Management, Political Science,
International Relations, or another relevant field
•  3-5 years of experience in NGO field security operations and knowledge of INGO security management approaches and practices
•  Expertise on the general regional security context and trends as well as a good understanding of the most volatile areas in the region

•  Experience in developing security related technical tools, guidelines and systems
•  Experience from including human rights and gender perspectives in security management

•  Experience of developing safe communication channels
•  Experience of working in different cultural work environments and ability to perform tasks with sensitivity to the local culture and to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, socio-economic, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds

Required Skills

•  Strong analytical skills on security analysis and conflict sensitivity
•  Demonstrated high-level communication skills and proficiency (written and spoken) in Arabic and English. Knowledge in Kurdish and French are assets
•  Demonstrable ability to advise and support field staff in different locations
•  Ability to work independently with limited supervision whilst also operating well as a team- player in a decentralised organisation
•  Ability and willingness to travel to and work in crisis contexts

•  Proven ability to remain calm, focused and organised and to deliver results on time when under pressure and with rapidly changing circumstances
•  Commitment to KtK and IM’s values of promoting gender equality and diversity and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of KtK and IM’s work
•  Readiness to provide support concerning various tasks in two offices
•  Readiness to drive in Amman and in the other areas of offices and/or operations in the region
•  Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook


Preferred Skills

•  Experience in a crisis context, in a managerial role
•  Experience of developing and delivering training courses and workshops
•  Experience of working with an international or regional civil society organisation


Authority

The SSA makes decisions in dialogue with the regional managers of KtK and IM within the framework of the approved operational plan and budget. If/when there is a perceived need to diverge from KtK’s and IM’s steering documents concerning safety and security, the Head of Security in Sweden will be consulted. The management groups of KtK and IM have the overall responsibility of the safety and security of the staff.

Reporting

The SSA reports to the regional managers of KtK and IM in Amman.
 

Overseas Onlus: Awareness Expert

Figure request: Awareness Expert

Duty station: Occupied Palestinian Territories (OpTi) – West Bank
Project Office: Tulkarem City – East Jerusalem
Sectors / Areas of intervention: water, environment, land and natural resources management, climate change.
Contract length: 6 months

DESCRIPTION: Emergency Project (AID 10910) realized by Cesvi in consortium with Overseas Onlus; the project is co-funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) - Office of Jerusalem. The project includes a structured intervention in the field of waste management for the benefit of the vulnerable population of NurShams refugee camp - Tulkarem Municipality. The project will improve the sanitary conditions of the population at risk of Nurshams refugee camp developing a more effective and sustainable waste management system for the camp, supporting UNRWA capability and workers as well as increasing the accountability and sensitization of the population for this issue.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Awareness Expert will be responsible for coordination, implementation and management of the awareness activities, in collaboration with international and local partners, ensuring the achievement of project objectives and adherence to the fundamental principles of cooperation development.

In particular the Awareness Expert will be responsible for:

1. Coordination and general monitoring of the project. In particular:
a) Reports relating to relevant meetings with donors, project partners and other institutional stakeholders to be drawn in the case of very high importance and urgency; b) interim report and final report required by the donor (in coordination with the Italian HQ); c) sending documents, studies and articles whatever information material that allows the HQs to learn more about the project sites and also the country with the aim of advocacy actions; d) liaising with all parties and local stakeholders, for the implementation of specific components.

Specifically, the Awareness Expert should coordinate with Cesvi NGO in the management of internal and external communications, purchasing procedures, management and administration in general, coordination for the implementation of activities.

2. Administration. Specifically: a. Quarterly spending forecast to be updated on a monthly basis; b. monthly accounting (cash and bank); c. compliance and check supporting documents for expenses incurred both from Overseas and by the project partners; d. delivers such documentation to the Italian HQ on a monthly basis.

3. Coordinate the work of local staff and any other expats on the on-site project, to ensure a unified presence of the NGO Overseas, in particular: a. follows the daily activities in the field; b. ensures that all staff is informed about the objectives, results and project implementation strategy, the strategy of the NGOs and the donor.

4. Coordination with local partners in all phases of project implementation, both in the selection of beneficiaries, distribution of goods and materials and rehabilitation (tender procedures);

5. Take care of and following the on-site relations with the donor (AICS);

6. Keep informed about the planning activities with various institutions and stakeholders as possible.

7. Establish and heal relationships with other organizations in the same area of intervention in order to avoid contradictory actions and explore possible cooperation;

8. Report regularly at the Country Representative or to the Italian Desk in order to agree the decisions that modify project strategies and / or the use of financial resources.

9. Organize local missions for HQ Overseas personnel responsible for the project and other expatriate staff to conduct monitoring missions and / or   

10. Build and maintain an archive of project / information documents and manage project data;

11. Follow the logistics required by the project and security requirements, such as risk assessments, visas of expatriate staff, coordination with the Country Representative in case of need for security constraints. 

Minimum requirements for this position:

•    Relevant degree in the field of the sector of project intervention (preferably Social Sciences, Political Science or similar);
•    At least 1 year experience in the field of international cooperation, with experience in training, awareness and sensitization activities;
•    Previous experience in crisis and emergency situations, preferably in the emergency sector and preferably in Palestine;
•    Prior knowledge or prior experience in the area of intervention, especially of the operational contest in Palestine refugee camps, ability to handle extreme emergency situation, knowledge of systems of coordination in the event of evacuation needs from the work area;
•    Good knowledge and experience of financial and operational management processes in emergency situations;
•    Competence in managing field projects, flexibility ', teamwork, punctuality', excellent capacity 'organization;
•    Knowledge and application of the procedures Donor (AICS);
•    Advanced computer skills (MS Office);
•    Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken); preferably knowledge of the Arabic language (spoken);
•    It will be considered an advantage Previous experience in the Middle East and Palestine

Departure: June 2016

To submit your application: send CV in English (three references) and motivation letter in English to selezione@overseas-onlus.org . 

Subject: Awareness Expert AID 10910 Palestine 

Applications deadline: 17/04/2017
Only candidates’ pre - selected for an interview will be contacted. The interviews will take place in Overseas headquarters in Spilamberto (MO). For those candidates living abroad, the interview will take place by skype. Applications received after the date of 17/04/2017 will not be considered, as also the applications sent incomplete.


 

CRS: Facilitator for Script Writing Workshop for a Children’s Puppet Show

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States and has been present in Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza (JWBG) since 1961. The CRS JWBG country program currently supports development/relief programs and activities in the sectors of agricultural livelihoods, humanitarian assistance, youth & women empowerment, micro-finance, child protection and peace & justice. For further information about CRS, please visit: www.crs.org.

CRS is seeking a highly qualified consultant as per the following scope of work:

Background
Through the generous donation of the Schmidt Family Foundation, CRS and local partner Basma Society for Culture and Arts (Basma) are working together to engage conflict-affected children in cultural and artistic activities. These activities help to facilitate positive coping, self-expression, and ultimately, healing from trauma. The project uses a creative art methodology (CAM) involving the performance of live puppet shows  throughout  the  Gaza  strip.  The  CAM  methodology  is  based  on  an innovative  puppet-based approach to dealing with emotions, strengthening interpersonal relationships, and promoting emotional and social resilience.

CRS and Basma will roll out puppet shows to 2,000 children between the ages of 6-12 attending CRS- supported child-friendly community centers located in Gaza and Middle Governorates.  Following each performance, puppeteers will hold interactive discussions with children to deepen the children’s engagement with the play’s messages.

Consultancy Objectives
CRS seeks a professional script writer consultant to facilitate a weeklong workshop. During the workshop,
the consultant will bring together the team at Basma Society for Culture and Arts, an amateur writer and a professional in psycho-social support. The objective of the workshop is to build the capacity of participants in script writing and to develop an engaging script for a puppet show designed for children ages 6 – 12. The script will be based on an existing draft script developed by the amateur script writer. The final script developed during the workshop must strike a balance between learning and fun, highlighting key social messages (learning) with an engaging and entertaining story (fun). Themes for the key messages include: 
    Positive relationships with peers.
    Peaceful conflict resolution.
    Promoting self-confidence.

Deliverables for the Consultancy
    Facilitate a weeklong script writing workshop with Basma’s creative arts team and a professional
in psycho-social support to develop a script for this year’s puppet show
    Final script for a puppet show designed for children ages 6 – 12 approved by CRS and Basma
    List of recommendations for artists, actors and the director about how their respective roles can contribute to the objectives of the script: learning and fun.
o Learning as it pertains to the key messages
o Fun as it pertains to the children’s entertainment

Timeline and Working Conditions
Tentative dates for the script writing workshop are April 2 - 6. Working hours are set from 8:00 am – 4: 00 pm.  All work with staff, partners and community members will take place from Sunday-Thursday.

How to apply:
Interested applicants with relevant experience are encouraged to submit an application as follows:

    Application form and complete Terms of Reference is available at http://jobs.crsjwbg.org
    Submit the following:
o Resume
o Professional References.
o 1 original writing sample demonstrating your ability to produce a script for children’s education and entertainment (should be appropriate for children ages 6 – 12 years old) (Arabic or English).
o 1-2 paragraph writing sample explaining how your past experiences will allow you to successfully complete the deliverables (Arabic or English)
o A proposed agenda for a weeklong script writing workshop (Arabic or English)
o Submit a financial proposal. Prices should be in US Dollars ($) and must be valid up till 90 days after the submission date. The financial proposal has to identify the daily rate and the total cost. Please also clarify the estimation cost of submitting English version of all training materials.
    Please submit your complete application online at:  http://jobs.crsjwbg.org/ no later than  21 March 2017.
    CRS reserves the right to reject all bids, and to decide not to pursue this procurement.
CRS is not obliged to procure the lowest priced offer, when the lowest price does not offer the best overall value, all other factors considered.

For any questions, kindly contact CRS at  jwbg-accounts@crs.org.
 

World Vision: Strategic Relations Coordinator

Department: National Director
Location: Jerusalem
Full - time

Deadline: 17 March 2017 


PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Fully support an effective support to the National Director in the areas of internal and external communications, Strategic relationships, and Planning and Management responsibilities.  

Key Outputs/Responsibilities
 
1.    Strategic Management (10%)
    •    Support  the review and updating of the National Office Strategy
•    Support to Facilitate National Office and Regional Office work and preparations on the strategy
•    Lead the process of creating a  monitoring of a National Strategic Implementation plan on yearly basis.  .  
2.    National Director Projects (20%)
    •    Coordinate National initiatives and projects run from the National Director's Office such as:
•    Innovative projects
•    Hadassah and other Israel Projects  
•    Peacebuilding and bridge building Projects.
•     Help with raising Funds with Support Offices, Grants, etc.
3.    External Coordination (10%)
    •    Facilitate WV’s involvement in all relevant UN, AIDA and related forums
•    Replace ND in meetings, as appropriate
4.    Board (15%)
    •    Support the process of the Circle of friends for the Advisory Counsel
•    Prepare Advisory council meeting reports
•    Support the ND to maintain the strategic relations with the Friends of WV and other board members when appropriate and as required
•    Prepare speeches, as appropriate
5.    Ongoing support for National Director (10%)
    •    Participate in the SMT and attend the SLT (similar as with Board meetings) in order to follow up and report.
•    Research and/or reports (for ND,  region, AIDA executive committee, or others).
•    Meet with and/or respond to external parties on behalf of ND
•    Support the National Director through different researches as required and appropriate  
6.    Administrative Support  (15%)
    •    Support the efficient report writing and relationships with the GC, RO and other stakeholders on a timely manger Support the quarterly regional report on a timely manner
•    Manage internal and external communication for the ND department
•    Revise and ensure alignment with JWG policies and procedures of all documents prior to submission to ND for signing including: contracts, MOUs, timesheets and expense reports for the executive Team
•    Manage the filing system of the ND department
•    Manage the ND budget/agendas/calendar
•    Manage logistics related to ND personal & business travel, in addition to the travel of board members as needed

7.    Guest Relations (15%)
    •    In direct coordination with visitors about their visit, this includes, schedule, coordinating with hosting staff,    Responsible for and follow up with the different SO’s on issues related to SA’s, PA’s and others relevant to visitors
•    Arrange tour sightseeing upon request
8.    Other (5%)
    •    Carry out any other relevant responsibilities assigned from time to time by the National Director
•    Maintain a professional office atmosphere by keeping a high standard of efficiency  and confidentiality in handling tasks and dealing with people
•    Support and maintain an impartial approach to WV’s work in Palestine, Israel and Gaza 


Education & Experience required: 

•    Bachelor degree in Communications, Social Sciences, or a related field
•    Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in the non-profit sector

Other Competencies/Attributes:
•    Fluency in written and spoken English, with advanced business writing skills
•    Knowledge of Arabic is essential and Hebrew is desirable
•    Excellent interpersonal skills and proven experience in building collaborative        relationships with various stakeholders
•    Understanding of organizational structure, executive/international communications, and administration
•    Solid skills in time-management, prioritization, and ability to work on several projects    simultaneously
•    Effective skills in communication of information and ideas
•    Capacity to have an helicopter and impartial approach and view
 •    Valid driver’s license
•    Committed to achieve quality results and services
•    Integrity and strong identification with World Vision’s Core Values.  

To apply: please visit : https://careers.wvi.org/ 

World Vision: Customer Support Analyst (IT)

Individuals in the Customer Support Analyst II role are responsible for responding to customer requests by diagnosing and resolving problems and for supporting the ongoing technology needs of all employees by providing Level 2 and 3 help desk support. They work with a broad range of infrastructure products and complex client technology services and support area of IT. They work on multiple projects concurrently as a team member or as a technical lead.
Customer Support members respond to requests for IT support, logging problems, generating trouble tickets, attempting to diagnose and resolve problems, and if necessary, escalating the problem to the appropriate level of expertise. They are responsible for documenting solutions to problems and developing end-user guidelines. On an ongoing basis, they work to improve customer support processes and practices.  In addition, they evaluate and recommend client software and hardware and write proposals for purchasing new or upgraded products.   
Individuals in the Customer Support job family require an understanding of the foundation architecture, hardware and software used by the organization. They demonstrate skill in various custom or packaged hardware and software. They have the ability to gather information on issues and have diagnostic capabilities to enable them to describe or resolve problems. These individuals ensure that client needs are addressed and resolved in accordance with service level agreements.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time    Major Activities    End Results Expected
    PROJECT PLANNING: 
•    Provides input during project planning and requirements phase.    Comprehensive project plan.
    SERVICE DESK:
    First point of contact and day-to-day technical support to end users.
    Responds to Level 2 support and works with vendors on Level 3 support.
    Generates activity and status reports. 
    Provides the user access service.
    Researches trouble issues which affect multiple clients. 
    Reviews checklists and scripts. 
    Works with vendor technical support personnel on solutions for clients.    Technical support, documentation and reporting of end user requests, status and resolution.
Resolution of reoccurring issues.
Collaboration with vendors for solutions to client issues.
    CLIENT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT:
    Participates in deployment of new or upgrade information technology and infrastructure projects, including assisting co-workers and vendor partners. 
    Installs and performs minor repairs to hardware, software, and peripheral equipment, following design or installation specifications.
    Updates configuration management tools. 
    Develops and documents procedures for performing configuration changes, updates and upgrades. 
    Provides on-going support of client technology.    End users have required technology. 
Technology conforms to IT standards.
End users receive required technical support for hardware and software issues.
Configuration management tools are up-to-date with documented procedures for changes, updates and upgrades.
    TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
    Ensures that all technical resources are available for meetings that include video conferencing.
    Engages the hardware vendors on issues to remedy issues or escalates for support.
    Monitors and communicates system status.
    Diagnoses and resolves client workstation and mobile device hardware and software issues.
    Creates temporary solutions until permanent solutions can be implemented. 
    Assists systems, programming and vendor professionals as needed to resolve problems.
    Coordinates the resolution of escalated application, hardware and software problems.    Customer satisfaction achieved for video conferencing services.
End users receive required technical support for workstation and mobile device issues.
Use of technical expertise to resolve problems quickly.

    SECURITY:
    Adheres to the integrity of controls, regulations and guidelines.
    Reviews operation processes to ensure consistent approval and compliance.
    Makes recommendations and changes as appropriate.    Operation processes are in compliance with security policies, standards and procedures.
Identification of changes needed to improve processes or maintain compliance.
    INVENTORY MANAGEMENT:
    Maintains IT inventory management for all IT equipment and/or software in accordance with company policy and procedures.    Up-to-date and accurate IT asset inventory.
    SERVICE LEVEL MANAGEMENT:
    Collaborates in the development of service-level objectives and takes steps to meet or exceed targets. 
    Monitors service-level objectives to ensure that requirements are met or exceeded. 
    Makes recommendations to approve performance and client satisfaction metrics.
    Follows up in a timely manner to ensure customer satisfaction.    SLAs are met or exceeded.
Customers are satisfied with services received.
    SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS:
    Tracks performance metrics.
    Reviews tracking log to identify recurring problems, or problems affecting a large number of clients. 
    Develops procedures and controls for service improvements. 
    Recommends solutions to common problems and updates frequently asked questions documentation.    Problems identified and resolved quickly to maintain or improve customer satisfaction levels.
Improved service levels.
Reoccurring service problems are identified and resolved quickly.
    TESTING:
    Participates in integration and user acceptance testing.    End product meets business needs.
    TRAINING:
    Trains co-workers on new or existing functionality or services.
    Identifies customer training needs based on common problems.    Staff up-to-date on functionality and services being supported.
Training needs assessment developed based on analysis of issue trends.
    DOCUMENTATION:
    Creates, modifies and reviews documentation of issues resolutions. 
    Develops and delivers documentation to ensure appropriate end-user support.
    Creates and submits documented resolution to Knowledge Base.
    Updates manuals/guides to incorporate new recommended products.    Complete and accurate documentation for use within the IT organization.
    COMMUNICATIONS/CONSULTING:
    Alerts team members about recurring problems. 
    Communicates technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel.    High level of customer satisfaction and productivity.
Communication of technical information that can be understood by someone with or without technical knowledge.
    BUSINESS CONTINUITY:
    May provide input to the design of backup and recovery procedures.    Improved Business continuance procedures.
    RESEARCH/EVALUATIONS:
    Designs standard image and designs alternate images, as needed. 
    Evaluates and recommends new standard products for corporate standards list.
    Participates in working groups related to standards.    Hardware and software products that meet client requirements.
Product recommendations in compliance with corporate standards.
    COACHING/MENTORING:
    Mentors less experienced staff in multiple areas of expertise.    Transfer of knowledge in multiple areas of expertise.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

1.    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.
2.    Demonstrated knowledge of complex hardware and software products and problem solving / diagnostic skills.

1.    Typically requires 5 years of relevant technical and business work experience. 
2.    Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary. 

License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

1.    Effective in written and verbal communication in English.


Work Environment:
Include travel & work environment details.
Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
•    The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally 


CORE CAPABILITIES (see page 9-11) 

CORE CAPABILITIES 

Achieving Capabilities: Achieving quality results & service. Practicing accountability & integrity. 

1.    Communications for Results: Conducts discussions with and writes memoranda to all levels of colleagues and peer groups in ways that support troubleshooting and problem solving. Seeks and shares relevant information, opinions, and judgments. Handles conflict empathetically. Explains the context of inter-related situations, asks probing questions, and solicits multiple sources of advice prior to taking action. (I*)
2.    Customer Service Orientation:  Asks questions and conducts investigations in order to understand clients' specific needs and provides prompt, attentive service. Understands client’s expectations and takes initiatives to meet and exceed them.  Monitors progress and updates client and management as to status. Educates clients in ways of using products and services. Quickly and effectively solves customer problems. Develops trust and credibility with the customer. (I*)
3.    Thoroughness: Demonstrates operational agility.  Uses organizational systems that result in multiple critical activities to be identified and completed on time. Renegotiates priorities as necessary. Puts systems in place and uses them to monitor and detect errors and problems. Tests and inspects outputs, and applies quality checks prior to work submission. (I*)

Thinking Capabilities: Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly. Understanding the Humanitarian Industry. Understanding World Vision’s mission and operations. Practicing innovation and change.

1.    Information Seeking: Utilizes a variety of information and data sources pertaining to organizational and professional trends.  Checks the source for omission and accuracy. Identifies the sources that are appropriate for specific types of information. Checks for bias and omission. Seeks out the appropriate people to approach for guidance either formally or informally depending on the type of issue.  Links information in a lateral as well as linear manner. Finds hidden data. Relates and manipulates data from various sources to create a fuller picture.  Investigates and uncovers root causes of a problem or issue. (I*)
2.    Service Provider Assessment & Evaluation: Assesses and compares service providers and their products in meeting defined requirements. Documents findings in a report that articulates the challenges and opportunities of each option. (B*)
3.    Understanding World Vision’s core “business” ministries and how WV works worldwide

Self Managing Capabilities: Demonstrating Christ-centered life and work. Learning for growth and development. Maintaining work/life balance and effectiveness.   

1.    Adaptability: Handles multiple projects and duties simultaneously, prioritizing as needed.  Devises flexible approaches that are easily adopted by all levels and types of people. Works creatively to respond to a specific situation.  Quickly resolves new challenges in a changing environment. Interprets the spirit of a policy to meet business goals and client needs. Respects and responds sensitively to others’ reluctance to change.  Fosters flexibility through cross-training and developmental work assignments. (I*)
2.    Openness to Learning:  Analyzes errors, successes and failures, and sets strategies to rectify and increase knowledge. Solicits non-defensively performance feedback after each assignment.  Identifies personal strengths and weaknesses, and defines areas for self-development. Converses with others about the effectiveness of and improvements needed to implement an idea or technique. (I*)   
3.    Planning and Organizing: Understands and seeks ways to improve the quality and results of one’s work. Ensures that team roles and responsibilities are defined and clearly communicated, and that the quality of the work efforts are meeting expectations. Procures resources (people, funding, material, support) to ensure that the unit’s work is produced in a prompt, quality manner. Provides input for strategic planning meetings so that they produce expected outcomes. Plans for allocation of resources in line with unit goals. Creates and implements a strategy for supporting current and future business needs. (I*)
4.    Demonstrating Christ-centered life and work: Modeling a lifestyle of Christ-centered witness and service in word, deed, life, and sign

Relational Capabilities: Building collaborative relationships. Practicing gender and cultural diversity. Influencing individuals and groups.

1.    Teamwork: Actively solicits ideas and opinions from others to quickly accomplish specific objectives targeted at defined business outcomes.  Openly encourages other team members to voice their ideas and concerns. Shows respect for differences and diversity, and disagrees without personalizing issues.  Utilizes strengths of team members to achieve optimal performance. (I*)  
2.    Practicing gender and cultural diversity: Respecting and valuing the uniqueness of each gender and multicultural individuals and groups

*Explanation of Proficiency Level Definitions
Proficiency scale definitions are provided to help determine an individual’s proficiency level in a specific competency. The rating scale below was created as a foundation for the development of proficiency level definitions used for assessments. 

Being Developed: (BD)    Demonstrates minimal use of this competency; limited knowledge of subject matter area; needs frequent assistance and close supervision for direction. Currently developing competency.
Basic: (B)    Demonstrates limited use of this competency; basic familiarity of subject matter area; needs additional training to apply without assistance or with frequent supervision.
Intermediate: (I)    Demonstrates working or functional proficiency level sufficient to apply this competency effectively without assistance and with minimal supervision; working/functional knowledge of subject matter area.
Advanced: (A)    Demonstrates in-depth proficiency level sufficient to assist, consult to, or lead others in the application of this competency; in-depth knowledge in subject matter area.
Expert: (E)    Demonstrates broad, in-depth proficiency sufficient to be recognized as an authority or master performer in the applications of this competency; recognized authority/expert in subject matter area.
 


 

World Vision: Communications Officer

Location: Jerusalem
Full – time
Deadline for application: 17 March 2017

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position will be responsible for the production of key communications resources for donor and public engagement; position the ministry of WV with in-country and international media; supporting the ND in leading external communications on a range of development  issues; direct communications in emergency and reputation risk issues; and support all departments on  internal/employee communications processes which support and advance the strategic goals of JWG and its core ministry functions 

Key Outputs/Responsibilities
1.    Public - Community Connections (35%)
Evidence-based content for resource generation. Sponsorship Transformation and ministry
    
•    Responsible for  the planning and production of compelling evidence-based and issues-oriented fundraising, advocacy and publicity materials (web-based, digital, print and video) for effective donor (including grant acquisition) and public engagement – both in-country and internationally, and in collaboration with other World Vision Offices if/as appropriate.
•    Oversee the consistent and timely offering and development of resources.
•    Ensure that stories, photos, publications and other materials are produced to standards of quality required for informing, educating and engaging donors and publics via Partnership websites, magazines, adverts, donor appeals, media releases and other communications channels and outlets
•    Seek detailed information on Area Development Program projects and beneficiaries, and identify potential media and marketing stories through ADP/project contacts, which can lead to increased donor support and public awareness
•    Assure that photo, story and information assignments are properly processed through the WV systems and databases
•    Host/support the Partnership resource gathering visits/ Media (acknowledged via Share). 
•    Coordinate public events to best share WV’s messages and branding. Build and maintain good connections with international and local journalists based in the Holy Land, so as to increase our outreach and influence.
•    Ensure proper support is provided to the sponsorship team according to set agreements. Facilitate all deliverables required through Sp. 2.0 generated in field level.
•    Facilitate and train children/ youth/ community people based on programmatic needs utilizing the concept of the C4D for Community Voice and Casual Content.
•    Plan and support the ND to manage communications in response to both slow- and rapid-onset emergency/relief situations ensuring that WV Partnership is provided with quality stories, photos and media interviews from the field quickly.


2.     REPUTATION & INFLUENCE (35%)
Organisational positioning in mainstream and social media to mobilise publics for social and policy change
    •    Promote  contacts with country-level and international media to earn coverage of World Vision. 
•     Ensure JWG designated spokespeople and technical experts are identified, trained and offered to media for proactive, positive public engagement. World Vision staff is aware of and adhere to media relations protocols
•    Support the monitoring of national media, with the help of zonal communication officers,  and establish the overall capacity of JWG to initiate and respond to media contacts with required speed and skill.
•    Evaluate  media risk. Serve as media advisor to relevant staff members. Monitor local Palestinian and Israeli mainstream and social media feeds to prepare for “rapid response” communications in situations of organizational crises, and during an escalation in violence, the onset of natural disasters or other major emergencies to which World Vision will respond.
•     Ensure efficient social media channels are selected to initiate discussions around WV activities amongst target audiences. Manage digital platforms assuring proper monitoring and analysis.
•    Develop a policy for social media channels operated by WVJWG to ensure the production of timely content that supports our developmental and advocacy agenda, in consultation with the Advocacy Officer, the National Director and the Regional Communications Director
•    Work with GC, Support Offices and National Offices in support of global social media campaigns launched by World Vision where relevant to the situation in JWG
•    Ensure the external communication resources use correct WV identity.
•    Collaborate with advocacy and Faith in Development colleagues to define key issues, messaging, and communications channels for public advocacy initiatives. Engage media to gain exposure and credibility, and increase public discussion.
•    Provide communications support reflected in applicable regional and global advocacy campaigns.
•    Collaborate with GAM team to provide support throughout the grant prepositioning, acquisition and management cycle. Work with the regional Comms team to continuously improve the support provided.
3. STAFF ENGAGEMENT (5%)
Internal communications to mobilise staff for strategy, ministry execution and impact
    
 Support NO leadership in communicating areas of their work that create unified identity across the programme, contribute to a shared understanding of strategy and goals, and facilitate change management.

IV.    Strategic leadership (15%)
    •    . Contribute to JWG strategy formulation.
•    Develop a communications strategy for WVJWG together with the National Director, and the Regional Communications Director
•    Develop an annual communications plan in consultation with the Public Engagement Manager, National Director and Regional Communications Director
•    Provide communications support efficiently through making sure that updated information on important developments is available, the activities are prioritized, processes are simplified, and overlaps avoided.  
 
Capacity Building (10%)
•     In collaboration with the People & Culture (P&C) Department improve the capacity of the zonal Communications team and work towards talent identification.
•     Identify and train JWG and ADP staff that can provide information on their projects for use through local and international communication channles, if required.


Education & Experience required: 

•    A degree in journalism and/or communications/public relations/marketing and/or languages and international relations
•    At least five years professional experience in communications, promotion, journalism or public relations
•    Experience in project management, including the production of diverse communications resources such as publications, multi-media, websites/pages, photo and video reports, social media, etc.  
•    Experience developing or contributing to the development, execution and reporting on strategies, preferably as part of a cross-functional team
•    Past experience or familiarity with marketing departments, PR, communications, etc

Other Competencies/Attributes:

•         Content Development - Written: Produce high quality, child-focused written content
that engages broad audiences and enables supporter transformation, staff engagement,
advocacy and revenue generation.
•    Content Development - Visual: Produce high quality, child-focused visual (photo
and/or video) content that engages broad audiences and enables supporter transformation,
staff engagement, advocacy and revenue generation.
•    Media Relations: Develop and maintain media contacts, pitch compelling content and
position WV in influential media outlets in the national and international domain on issues
related to development, advocacy and disasters.
•    Capacity Building: Facilitate training and support resources for STP, C4D4CV and other
community-based communications activities.
•    Disaster Response: Produce rapid information and compelling needs and impact-focused
content for Partnership communications, marketing and accountability needs.
•    Field Facilitation: Develop and maintain positive working relationships and arrangements
with field staff to enable successful coordination/hosting/accompanying of Support Office,
donor or VIP visits.
•    Platform Management: Use of internal systems (Share, DMC, CML, MRC, wvrelief),
new digital platforms and devices (smartphones, flip-cams, social media) and traditional
office applications (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
•    Networking: Create relationships and connections utilizing various channels for
information sharing, learning, influence and to help shape and advance the communications
agenda.
•    Global, multi-cultural effectiveness: Ability to achieve results working in a multicultural
organization, including leveraging differences and addressing diversity issues for
improved team effectiveness.
•    Creativity: Demonstrate creativity and embrace innovation in the work environment to
improve and evolve processes, participation and generate new ideas and solutions.
•    Knowledge of English and Arabic, both spoken and written. Knowledge of Hebrew is an asset
•    Able to travel and work in the field as an essential function of the position
•    Skills in writing, v/blogging, photography and/or video production
•    Valid driving license
•    Committed to achieve quality results and services
•    Integrity and strong identification with World Vision’s Core Values

Work environment
           Minimum 20% time traveling in the field
           Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.


CORE CAPABILITIES: 
    Required    Preferred
Achieving quality results and service    x    
Practicing accountability and integrity    x    
Communicating information effectively    x    
Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly    x    
Understanding the Humanitarian industry        x
Understanding WV’s mission & operations    x    
Practicing continuous innovation & creativity    x    
Demonstrating Christ-Centered life and work    x    
Learning for growth and development    x    
Maintaining work/life balance        x
Building collaborative relationships    x    
Practicing gender & cultural diversity        x
Influencing individuals & groups    x    

To apply: please visit : https://careers.wvi.org/ 

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TdH CH: Mizan4 Consultancy Services

Summary of the project
Activity Title    Mizan4 (short form of Mizan4Children)
Country/region    State of  Palestine
Inception Phase    1st March – 30th April 2017
Partners    State of Palestine, High Judicial Council
State of Palestine, Ministry of Social Development (MoSD)
UNDP
UNICEF
Contact     jobs@ps.tdh.net
    
Project Title     Justice for Children
Vision    Terre des hommes has helped to strengthen children's access to their rights in juvenile justice systems by enhancing the restorative approach, which has helped to significantly and sustainably increase the rate of children benefitting from non-custodial measures and decrease the number of children in detention. Terre des hommes is a world-leading reference in the field of restorative juvenile justice. Its expertise is sought in particular by public authorities.
Expected Results
    Indicator 1.1. # of new mechanisms in place: existence of data collection mechanisms, regular Social Inquiry Report analysis and clear information flowchart

Indicator 1.2. # of customized reports in MIZAN database capturing juvenile cases and referral/inputs from/to CPC/POs, Mediators, Police Officers, Public Relations Officers, Informal Justice System Actors

Indicator 1.3. # of assigned MoSD staff consulted and trained on data entry and usage.

Introduction

A new “Juvenile Protection Law” was enacted in the form of a “Presidential Decree on the Protection of Juveniles” signed on 4th February 2016. The juvenile justice system in Palestine is facing a number of critical issues, including the following: i) limited number of trained actors (i.e. child protection counsellors, police, prosecutors, judges,  and mediators); ii) absence of information management systems on juvenile justice and lack of statistics; iii) inadequate alternatives to detention (i.e. vocational training, community work); iv) limited coordination amongst the different components of the system and duty-bearers; and v) limited or inexistent child participation within formal and informal systems.

The absence of information management system has led to the following problems: prolonged pre-trial detention, delay in juvenile trial cases, lack of confidentiality (imposing children in conflict with the law
to show up at the regular court where privacy and protection are not guaranteed and the children are rarely informed of their right to counsel in a timely manner. 

MIZAN is a sophisticated case management system owned by the High Judicial Council (HJC) and supported by UNDP. It is shared or can be shared with other institutions such as the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), MoSD, Rehabilitation Centres. The database is widely used and increasingly popular outside the judicial sector. A general agreement exists, in principle, whereby MoSD would receive access to MIZAN for selected staff. For this to happen however, detailed customization and planning needs to take place. It is hoped that partial access by Child Protection Counsellors and/or Probation Officers (CPC/PO) will result in faster decisions, reduced backlogs on judges, prosecutors and other staff and a significant increase in the rate of children benefitting from non-custodial measures. It is also hoped that adding Art. 23 mediation cases to a separate register will allow for a tighter control of IJS actors and will bring them in line with international and domestic law.

Description of the assignment

In order to initiate customization of MIZAN for juvenile justice cases, Terre des hommes Foundation in cooperation with UNDP and the HJC is recruiting two experienced software developers to join the HJC IT Unit. 

Two VB.Net & ASP.Net Developers are required, available at short notice.

Related Project Indicators

Indicator 1.1. # of new mechanisms in place: existence of data collection mechanisms, regular Social Inquiry Report analysis and clear information flowchart

Indicator 1.2. # of customized reports in MIZAN database capturing juvenile cases and referral/inputs from/to CPC/POs, Mediators, Police Officers, Public Relations Officers, Informal Justice System Actors

Indicator 1.3. # of assigned MoSD staff consulted and trained on data entry and usage.

Introduction

A new “Juvenile Protection Law” was enacted in the form of a “Presidential Decree on the Protection of Juveniles” signed on 4th February 2016. The juvenile justice system in Palestine is facing a number of critical issues, including the following: i) limited number of trained actors (i.e. child protection counsellors, police, prosecutors, judges,  and mediators); ii) absence of information management systems on juvenile justice and lack of statistics; iii) inadequate alternatives to detention (i.e. vocational training, community work); iv) limited coordination amongst the different components of the system and duty-bearers; and v) limited or inexistent child participation within formal and informal systems.

The absence of information management system has led to the following problems: prolonged pre-trial detention, delay in juvenile trial cases, lack of confidentiality (imposing children in conflict with the law
to show up at the regular court where privacy and protection are not guaranteed and the children are rarely informed of their right to counsel in a timely manner. 

MIZAN is a sophisticated case management system owned by the High Judicial Council (HJC) and supported by UNDP. It is shared or can be shared with other institutions such as the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), MoSD, Rehabilitation Centres. The database is widely used and increasingly popular outside the judicial sector. A general agreement exists, in principle, whereby MoSD would receive access to MIZAN for selected staff. For this to happen however, detailed customization and planning needs to take place. It is hoped that partial access by Child Protection Counsellors and/or Probation Officers (CPC/PO) will result in faster decisions, reduced backlogs on judges, prosecutors and other staff and a significant increase in the rate of children benefitting from non-custodial measures. It is also hoped that adding Art. 23 mediation cases to a separate register will allow for a tighter control of IJS actors and will bring them in line with international and domestic law.

Description of the assignment

In order to initiate customization of MIZAN for juvenile justice cases, Terre des hommes Foundation in cooperation with UNDP and the HJC is recruiting two experienced software developers to join the HJC IT Unit. 

Two VB.Net & ASP.Net Developers are required, available at short notice.

Related Project Indicators

Indicator 1.1. # of new mechanisms in place: existence of data collection mechanisms, regular Social Inquiry Report analysis and clear information flowchart

Indicator 1.2. # of customized reports in MIZAN database capturing juvenile cases and referral/inputs from/to CPC/POs, Mediators, Police Officers, Public Relations Officers, Informal Justice System Actors

Indicator 1.3. # of assigned MoSD staff consulted and trained on data entry and usage.


End users

The end users are 20 to 30 Child Protection Counsellors (formerly known as “Probation Officers”) and their supervisors.  The test users will be 2 Child Protections Counsellors in Hebron and 2 Child Protection Counsellors in Bethlehem.


The Job: Software Customization

The selected Developers’ responsibilities will include the following:  

•    Create new features/components in MIZAN2 for Child Protection Counsellors (inception phase)
•    Create new web registration forms for Social Inquiry Reports (inception phase)
•    Add other parties to the system/create profiles for Child Protection Counsellors, MoEHE School Counsellors (inception phase)
•    Include new data fields for mediation (Art. 23) and Alternatives to Detention (Art. 36-46) (inception phase)
•    Create model reports to be issued by the Juvenile Courts and Dar Al Amal Rehabilitation Centre
•    Create the relationship between the juvenile’s defendants, and the relation between the juvenile defendant and the victim.
•    Include special categories for children with disabilities
•    Prepare detailed technical specifications for eventual mobile data collection of Social Inquiry Reports
•    Prepare detailed technical specifications for the eventual creation of new e-services for specific  Juvenile Justice users (lawyer, families, mediators, school counsellors, Public Relations Officers, Informal Justice System Actors).


Requirements and Competencies 

•    Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or related field
•    At least 8 years of experience in the programming domain.
•    Professional in Visual Basic .Net programming language.
•    Professional in ASP .Net programming language.
•    Professional in SQL server 2010 database transactions.
•    Professional in SOAP and creating and working with XML web Services  

•    Full knowledge in using Crystal Report 10 for creating all needed reports.
•    Excellent experience  in Web Design using (CSS, HTML, Java script and Ajax)
•    Excellent experience in web Graphics Design using (Photoshop, Flash).

•    Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting. 
•    Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes. 
•    Strong IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office software and experience with web-based management systems.
•    Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and effect staff behavioural/ attitude change. 
•    Focuses on impact and results and responds positively to feedback
•    Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
•    Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
•    Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
•    Remains calm, in control and good-humoured even under pressure
•    Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
•    Communicates effectively, acts with tact and diplomacy
•    Proves outgoing and comfortable in handling external relations at all levels  
•    Demonstrates compelling communication skills and cross-cultural effectiveness
•    Possesses the ability to convey difficult issues and positions to senior officials and counterparts

Languages:  Fluency in Arabic, including excellent drafting skills. Basic competence in written and spoken English.

Duty Station:  
Ramallah, High Judicial Council, MIZAN 2 Taskforce, HJC IT Unit

Payment Schedule (Inception Phase)
75% upon signature of the consultancy agreement, 25% upon satisfactory completion of all tasks. 

Procedure to Apply
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information, which comprises the Technical Proposal to jobs@ps.tdh.net with Mizan in the subject line:

Provide personal CV including all qualifications and past experience in similar projects
Submit at least two (2) up-to-date recommendation letters
Explain why you are the most suitable for the work
Provide a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work

Action Aid: Country Director

The Organization

ActionAid is an international organisation, working with over 25 million people in more than 40 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice. ActionAid International in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) is part of the ActionAid International Federation.

The Position:
The Country Director provides vision, leadership, management and effective high-level national representation for ActionAid International in oPt, in line with the established policies, principles and operating practices of ActionAid International, as well as good management practice and the political, social, cultural and economic environment of the country. The Country Director is also responsible for overseeing the implementation of the ActionAid Palestine Country Strategy Paper (CSP). The CD role requires broad organizational experience to develop and manage a growing team well as deep knowledge of oPt to make significant improvements to policies and processes that lead long-term success of ActionAid in oPt

Qualification & Experience

The candidate must hold a post graduate degree in social sciences, development studies or a development related field and at least 10 years proven track record with a minimum of 5 years in a top leadership position in development work and poverty alleviation programmes with proven initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm in managing complex activities in a changing environment 

•    Demonstrated senior management expertise, including proven ability to develop the capacities of multi-disciplinary professional teams undertaking comprehensive poverty alleviation strategy. 
•    Proven experience in managing complex financial control and management systems with the budget size of at least 3 million GBP and 30 staff and above
•    Demonstrated expertise in strategic and long term planning and the ability to ensure that operational plans and activities meet targets and appropriately reflect longer term perspectives. .
•    Proven experience of working and negotiating with Government officials and/or donors at all levels in Palestine context.
•    Sound and up to date knowledge of development concepts, methodologies and techniques including demonstrated expertise in at least one specialist development field.
•    Excellent negotiation and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to handle sensitive diplomatic and Government level negotiations on matters affecting ActionAid's Palestine country programme.
•    Sound awareness of the political, social, economic and historic environment in which ActionAid's poverty alleviation programmes are operating at both national and community levels.
•    Proficiency in English and a familiarity with the context of the country as it affects development strategies. Fluency of local language  is an advantage to the role
•    Strong leadership and management skills
•    Strong analytical/Problem solving, and management of crisis, conflict and risk
•    Fundraising skills with proven track recording in contract management from bilateral and multilateral donors

Application Procedures

If you have the expertise to take on this exciting opportunity, please visit our website www.actionaid.org/jobs for further details.

Candidates should apply through https://goo.gl/forms/8lFg23XoJbniSNwZ2 and send CV and motivation cover letter to: hradmin.actionaid.org by no later than 5PM Bangkok time on 27 March 2017. Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for. REF No: CD/AAP

ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.  Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified Palestinian national, especially women are encouraged to apply.   

CRS: Puppet-Making Trainer

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States and has been present in Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza (JWBG) since 1961. The CRS JWBG country program currently supports development/relief programs and activities in the sectors of agricultural livelihoods, humanitarian assistance, youth & women empowerment, micro-finance, child
protection and peace & justice. For further information about CRS, please visit:  www.crs.org .

CRS is seeking a highly qualified consultant as per the following scope of work:

Background
Through the generous donation of the Schmidt Family Foundation, CRS and local partner Basma Society
for Culture and Arts (Basma) are working together to engage conflict-affected children in cultural and artistic activities. These activities help to facilitate positive coping, self-expression, and ultimately, healing from trauma. The project uses a creative art methodology (CAM) involving the performance of live puppet shows  throughout  the  Gaza  strip.  The  CAM  methodology  is  based  on  an innovative  puppet-based approach to dealing with emotions, strengthening interpersonal relationships, and promoting emotional and social resilience.


CRS and Basma will roll out puppet shows to 2,000 children between the ages of 6-12 attending CRS- supported child-friendly community centers located in Gaza and Middle Governorates.  Following each performance, puppeteers will hold interactive discussions with children to deepen the children’s engagement with the play’s messages.

Consultancy Objectives
CRS seeks a professional puppet maker to conduct a 10-day training for 10-12 staff to design, create and
animate both string and big-mouth puppets. During the training, participants will produce this years’
puppets (both string and big-mouth) according to the characters in the script. (Script to be shared)
    Training level for big-mouth puppets will be advanced. Trainees have 3-4 years’ experience with
these puppets.
    Training level for string puppets will be beginner. This is the first time trainees will be designing, creating and animating string puppets
Specific tasks include:
1.   Prepare a list of material, tools and equipment needed for creating puppets (string and big mouth)
2.   Design and lead 10-day puppet making training for 10-12 staff to:
a.    Teach trainees about new trends and techniques pertaining to puppeteering and puppet
design
b.   Work with trainees to  design and produce string and big mouth puppets based on characters in this year’s production
c.    Teach trainees how to animate newly created string and big mouth puppets for this year’s
production in theatre and table-top productions
3.   Propose recommendations for both actors and set design for this year’s production based on the characters of the puppet show
4.   Provide any feedback on the training and recommendations for the production following the training

Deliverables for the Consultancy
1.   List of material, tools and equipment needed for creating puppets (string and big-mouth)
2.   Deliver 10-day puppet making training for 8-10 staff on the design, creation and animation of big- mouth and string puppets for both theatre and table-top productions
3.   List of recommendations for both actors and set design for this year’s production based on the characters of the puppet show
4.   Feedback on the training and recommendations for the production following the training

Timeline and Working Conditions
Tentative dates for the puppet making training are March 21, 2017 to April 03, 2017. Working hours are set from 8:00 am – 4: 00 pm.  All work with staff, partners and community members will take place from Sunday-Thursday unless otherwise decided collectively by staff.

How to apply:
Interested applicants with relevant experience are encouraged to submit an application as follows:
    Application form and complete Terms of Reference is available at http://jobs.crsjwbg.org
    Submit the following:
1.   Résumé
2.   Professional References
3.   Pictures or video clips of puppets you have personally produced
4.   Proposed agenda for puppet-making workshop (Arabic or English)
5.   Submit a financial proposal. Prices should be in US Dollars ($) and must be valid up till 90 days after the submission date. The financial proposal has to identify the daily rate and the total cost. Please clarify the estimation cost of all training materials.
    Please submit your complete application online at:  http://jobs.crsjwbg.org/ no later than
March 16, 2017.


    CRS reserves the right to reject all bids, and to decide not to pursue this procurement.
CRS is not obliged to procure the lowest priced offer, when the lowest price does not offer the best overall value, all other factors considered. For any questions, kindly contact CRS at  jwbg-accounts@crs.org.
 

Diakonia: Short-term consultancy for Age and gender monitoring workshop

Short-term consultancy for Age and gender monitoring workshop

Placement: Relating to the Diakonia Regional Office, Jerusalem

Background information on the program

Diakonia’s regional office for the Middle East is based in Jerusalem, and works with Palestine-Israel, Lebanon and Egypt. The IHL programme is one of three programmes at the country level for Palestine. The overall objective of the Diakonia IHL Resource Centre is to increase the respect for and further implementation of international law, specifically international humanitarian law, in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict and that accountability is increased among key duty bearers and stakeholders that directly and indirectly maintain status quo. This includes   are the international community, consisting of humanitarian actors, diplomatic missions, development agencies and media, as well as stakeholders in Europe. We work together with other actors of civil society through partnerships and strategic collaborations.

The IHL program has existed since 2004 and has given Diakonia much valuable experience and know- how of the applicable legal and policy framework for humanitarian actions. The intensified work and deeper understanding of legal and policy tools available for humanitarian issues has also been given further priority in the organisation.

Purpose/Main responsibility:

The consultancy is for conducting a two-day training course for Diakonia stakeholders, aimed at increasing their understanding of Gender, age and disability frameworks and understand
the needs of having an age, gender and disability perspective on monitoring tools and integrate it in the future work. In addition to the consequent obligations placed upon humanitarian actors in reporting and humanitarian response.

At the end of the training, participants (Field workers, data processors, and researchers) should have a refreshed understanding of age, gender and disabilities perspective and monitoring tools, ability to integrate it in information gathering, questioning, and interviewing; as it affects humanitarian actors and response.

At the end of the training, Expert is required to put together a manual like document for
stakeholders’ reference and future use.

Responsible to:

Timeframe for the consultancy:

The consultancy is expected to take place by the end of April 2017.

In Principle, sessions will comprise an overarching examination of the ways in which vulnerabilities are exacerbated in armed conflict, providing a framework for the following discussions. 
Participants are expected at the end of the training to be able to contrast the ways in which gender, age and disabilities affect social participation in peacetime and integrate it in their day-to-day fieldwork and end products.

Participants will identify and examine the practical impacts of armed violence on categories of entrenched vulnerability or disadvantage, at both individual and systemic levels, and will be conversant with the ways in which vulnerability affects protection, self-agency and participation

The expert is required to design and prepare training sessions and training content in discussion with the Program Information Officer, considering the following:

     Participants needs and nature of work; It could be understood through discussion with
Information officer and\ or short meetings with Participants pre training.
     Framework in armed conflicts
     Study cases from an international perspective
     Field work monitoring tools
     Researchers and data analysis.

Training Nature:

The training is expected to be held in oPt for Diakonia IHL stakeholders and partners over the time of two days.

Follow up:

The expert will be asked to develop a post- training follow up mechanism for a short period with participants on current\ upcoming products of the organization (to be decided during the training).

Confidentiality clause:

The consultant should respect the confidential nature of all information acquired during this consultancy with Diakonia. Diakonia is the sole copyright owners of the products stemming from this consultancy.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your CV and a cover letter to ihl@diakonia.se mentioning the consultancy title in the email subject by March 26, 2017 COB.
 

CESVI: Project Manager

Cesvi has been working in Palestine since 1994 and it has developed over the years an expertise in the area of water, sanitation and environment through the implementation of projects in the field through partnerships with relevant actors in the sector and active participation in the WASH cluster. 
The implemented activities are mainly: construction of water purification system, sewage networks, roads rehabilitation, drainage systems, latrines, cisterns, septic tanks and water pipes; management and construction of municipal solid waste system and hygiene awareness campaigns.
Cesvi is currently implementing projects in the Governorate of Tulkarem, Hebron and in Shufat Refugee Camp in consortium with local partners. The ongoing projects are funded by MAE, Ministry of foreign affairs, UTL, and EU.
The action aims at improving the Solid Waste Management (SWM) system and environmental practices, as a way to contribute to enhance the environmental conditions for the population of Shufat refugee camp (SRC).
The action works on three parallel components/results:
• strengthening of the technical capacity of UNRWA and local organizations to collect and dispose solid waste, increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the present system;
• enhancement of community awareness on the new SW system and proper environmental practices, involving leaders, youths, women and children of SRC; 
• rehabilitation and reclamation of key SRC areas, performed with the community itself, to bring ulterior efficiency to the SW collection system and a new sense of public beauty, ownership and cohesion.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The collaboration will start in April 2016.
The main duty station will be the Country Office in East Jerusalem.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Project manager will work under the supervision of Head of Mission and HQs Desk Officer and she/he will coordinate with the Country Administrator.
Main tasks:
- S/He will directly plan projects activities under the supervision of the Head of Mission.
- S/He will coordinate the technical coordinator, awareness coordinator, the local operational staff and local NGOs for the direct implementation and monitoring activities on the ground.
- S/He will ensure the project reporting in accordance with the deadlines, (activities planning, monthly program progress and project final report).
- S/He will work in close in collaboration with the Country Administrator in budgeting, forecast and control of financial flows and planning and with the Program Manager. 
- S/He will provide the processing of any potential project amendment or extension within the due times.
- S/He will directly responsible of field staff recruitment and coordination.
- S/He will conduct training /mentoring /coaching for project staff the team on an ongoing basis.
- S/He will guarantee that all the activities are in line with Donors' and Cesvi procedures and rules. 
- S/He will report to the donors and ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided.
- S/He will actively participate to the Wash Working Group.
- S/He will write new project proposals in coordination with HQ and the field.
- S/He will liaise with relevant stakeholders.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
-University degree in human right law, social science, or development work or another relevant topic.
-Minimum 4 years' project management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs in both protracted crises and development contexts.
-Experience of working with local NGOs as partners as well as proven experience in developing, delivering and evaluating training for staff members and mentoring. 
-Ability to produce timely project proposals and high quality narrative reports.
-Knowledge of effective financial and budgetary planning and control, especially under EU rules and regulation. 
-Solid diplomatic and leadership skills in managing a variety of internal and external relationships, especially with partners, and acting effectively as an integration team member.
-Self-motivated, flexible, resilient, able to take initiative and work independently.
-Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. 
-High level of IT skills (Windows, Office package). 
-Excellent knowledge of English - written and spoken.

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES
-Prior experience in OPT and/or other complex areas.
-Familiarity with wash cluster and/or SWM working group.
-Experience in waste management programs.
-Knowledge of Arabic.

TO APPLY, PLEASE GO TO CESVI WEBSITE: http://www.cesvi.org/06_2017-pm-opt
 

CRS: Finance Manager- WB&Gaza

BACKGROUND: 
Catholic Relief Services is the international humanitarian relief and development agency of the Catholic community in the United States and has been present in the Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza since 1961. The CRS JWBG country program currently supports programs in the sectors of humanitarian relief, social justice promotion, livelihoods, and civil society strengthening. CRS’s main office is in Jerusalem, with field offices in Gaza and Bethlehem. For further information about CRS, please visit: www.crs.org. 

Position Title:      Finance Manager   
Location:    Gaza
Reports to:       Chief of Party

JOB SUMMARY:
CRS JWBG is seeking an experienced Finance Manager for a 5-year, USAID-funded project. Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, The Finance Manager will provide financial and operational oversight for all aspects of Envision Gaza 2020 in accordance with USAID regulations. S/he will be responsible for budget forecasting, expenditure tracking, and financial analysis, as well as supporting grant management.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Technical/Professional
    Master’s degree in degree in economics, accounting, business or any other related field. 
    At least 7 years’ experience in financial managements with 3 years of experience demonstrating familiarity and experience in working on a USAID-funded program including the management of various financial audits. 
    Supervisory experience and the ability to transfer knowledge and skills formally and informally; desire and ability to mentor staff;
    Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English; excellent written and oral communication skills.
    Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines

APPLICATION INSTUCTIONS
Interested candidates with relevant education and work experience are encouraged to complete the application form and submit their CV and a cover letter that directly addresses the positions requirements on line at http://jobs.crsjwbg.org  no later than March 15, 2017

You will not be considered for this position unless you meet the first three bullet-pointed requirements under the heading Technical/Professional.

MDM Spain ToR: to elaborate a pshycosocial report about the consequences of the political violence on the population in the WB, Palestine.

Destiny: West Bank, Palestine, and Madrid, Spain.
Duration: 9th of March 2017 – 28th of April 2017

CONTEXT
Médicos del Mundo España (Doctors of the World- Spain) is implementing a mental health project in
the West Bank aiming at ensuring protection of the International Humanitarian Law and Rights, through  the  reinforcement  of  people’s  resilience  and  reducing  psychosocial  impact  of  political violence on them, targeting specially at vulnerable groups: women, under 18s and Bedouin communities.

The project focuses on strengthening individual and communities’ resilience resources, reduce the psychosocial impact on people affected by critical incidents, and raise awareness amongst politicians in Spain and in Europe presenting to them cases of vulneration of Human International Rights in the target areas of the project.

The project develops four main lines of action:
1)   A community psychosocial impact prevention program for adults and under 18s.
2)   Development and implementation of a psychosocial emergency response protocol, as part of an integrated protection response.
3)   Management and follow up of mental health/psychosocial cases in adults and under 18s identified in the above lines of action, prevention and emergency response.
4)   Gathering  data  and  testimonies  of  Rights’  vulneration,  and  offering  tools  to  Spanish politicians to better understand the problems and impact of political violence on the population, in order to better advocate for the protection of the Humanitarian International Laws and Human Rights.

MISSION
Within the fourth lines of action of the project, a psychosocial impact report will be carried out focussed on the impact of demolitions and political violence on the population targeted (Bedouin communities). This report will include all actions occurred during the year 2016.
The index has already been agreed, as well as a proposal of the structure of the report. A researcher is needed to develop an impact study for approximately two months.

TASKS AND EXPECTED OUTPUTS
The person appointed will be based in MDM office in Jericho for one month approximately, where s/he will respond to the MdM Country Coordinator and the MdM Mental Health Advisor, as well as to the persons appointed in Head Quarters in Spain (the Mental Health Desk, the Advocacy Officer and the Complex Crisis Program Coordinator).
Her/his tasks and expected outputs include:
1.   Data and information gathering: compilation and analysis of data in the field with the MdM Mental Health technical team.
2.   Identification of  further  information needed,  based  on  the  agreed  index  for  the  report.
Design of data compilation tools and formats. 

3.   Deliver capacity building training sessions to the MdM technical team on data gathering and analysis with regards to psychosocial aspects.
4.   Elaboration of a draft report, review with the MdM team in the field and HQ, and final report.

WORKPLAN AND METHODOLOGY
Phase I: Briefing at HQ (when possible). If the selected candidate is local, this briefing will be arranged in Jericho.
Compilation of information prior to field work:
-     Preparation of documents and materials.
-     Agreement to have agenda and work plan.
-     Organization field visit.
Estimated length: 3 days.

Phase II: Field work:
-     Information gathering and analysis.
-    Capacity building sessions with MdM technical team regarding data collections tools and formats in relation to psychosocial aspects.
-      Data gathering and analysis.
-     Elaboration of a draft document and feedback to the local MdM Team.
Estimated length: 27 days.

Phase III: Office work. Elaboration of a final report:
-     Preparation of a first draft.
-     Validation with the Headquarters team and the MdM Mental Health Advisor in Palestine.
-    Preparation of the final report, executive summary, power point presentation and the updated tools for data collection.
-    Presentation of the final report at a meeting in MdM HQ (when it is possible). When the selected candidate it is a local this meeting will be arranged in Jericho.
Estimated length: 20 days.

METHODOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION
The person selected will be supported all along by the MdM Country Coordinator and the MdM Mental Health Advisor, along with the technical team at Head Quarters in Spain (the Mental Health Desk, the Advocacy Officer and the Complex Crisis Program Coordinator).

All interested applicants must send a detailed proposal including: methodology, approach, research techniques and a work plan.
This work plan must show clearly all phases of the study and times allocated, so as the specific techniques to be used in each phase.
The whole process (design, executions and products) must integrate the Human Rights approach and
Gender approach.
The  proposal  must  include  feedback  sessions  in  the  field,  a  validation  stage  with  HQ,  and  a presentation meeting of the final report.

The final report must be presented in a nice layout and in Spanish.

CHRONOGRAM AND BUDGET
The estimated duration is 7 weeks, structured as follows:
1)   9th and 10th of March: Briefing at HQ (when possible). When the selected candidate is a local
this briefing will be arranged in Jericho. 

2)   March 11th - 8th of April: field work.
3)   April 9th – April 28th: Office work. Elaboration and presentation of a final report.

The total budget for this research study is 8 .470€ (including VAT).
The payment will be done in two instalments. The first 25% will be paid once the contract of agreement is signed. The second 75% will be paid upon presentation of an official invoice by the consultant, completion of agreed tasks and outputs, and presentation of the final report.

Beside the above amount, Médicos del Mundo will pay the following costs:
-     International flights Madrid-Tel Aviv-Madrid: 500€ (when the person is not a local).
-     Insurance for one month: 133€.
-     Translation of the final report: Spanish- English- Arab: 500€.
-     Lay out and printing: 350€.
-     Palestinian internal travels and accommodation in our guest house in Jericho. TOTAL: 1.483 EUROS.

Any other costs must be paid by the selected researcher.

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCES
-   Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Medicine, specialization in Psychiatry.
-    Professional  experience  as  a  researcher,  using  quantitative  research  techniques  and questionnaires.
-   Experience  in  advocacy,  gathering of  information with  regards  to  vulneration of  Human
Rights, and Gender Approach.
-   Experience in International Cooperation and/or Humanitarian Aid interventions.
-   Previous experience in the Palestinian territories.

SECURITY
The selected candidate must obey by the security rules and regulations that Medicos del Mundo has established for all persons visiting our projects in the Palestinian territories during the period of his/her work in the field.

PROPOSALS
All proposals must include the following chapters in order to be considered:
-   Methodology, approach, research techniques and a work plan.
-   Chronogram.
-   Feedback plan.
-   Detailed budget.
-   Curriculum vitae.
-    Detailed information regarding his/her previous work as a researcher,  highlighting those experiences close to this call.

MDM CRITERIA TO EVALUATE ALL PROPOSALS
60% Curriculum and previous experience.
40% technical proposal.

SELECTION PROCESS
Reception of proposals: open until March the 5th, 2017, at the following address:
beatriz.martin@medicosdelmundo.org
 

Vento di Terra: Administrator

JOB TITLE: Administrator, Full Time Position
DUTY STATION: Um Alnasser Village - North of Gaza Strip
REPORTS TO: The Project Manager, the Local Coordinator and Zeina’s Director

Zeina Women NGO, a newly founded local NGO north of Gaza Strip is benefiting from the project: Promoting the Bedouin Center “Zeina Women’s Center” as a participatory lab for community development in Gaza Strip. The project aims at strengthening the institutional and technical capacity of the newly founded NGO, Zeina, and its staff to work towards its sustainable economic growth. The project, funded by Cfd (The Feminist Peace Organization), will be implemented by Canaan Institute of New Pedagogy in partnership with Vento di Terra NGO.

Objective of this assignment
Zeina NGO is seeking a qualified person to fill the position of Administrator to support in the implementation of the Finance, Human Resources and administrative policies and procedures of Zeina Women’s Center.

Specific responsibilities:
-    Ensure compliance and implementation of set policies and procedures;
-    ;
-    Secure quality financial management with efficient resource utilization;
-    Ensure policy compliance for maintaining consistency in HR Policy, Practices and
Systems at the organizational level;
-    To administer finance-related activities within the CFD funded project in accordance with Canaan’s and Vento di Terra’s policies and procedures;
-    Organize orientation/trainings to update all staff on HR policy, procedures and tools;
-    Maintain updated record of all staff related information;
-    Responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the office e.g. management of the supply of materials/services;
-    To prepare efficient financial reports related to the CFD funded project on a timely basis;
-    To oversee the overall administration and logistics management at Zeina Women NGO’s
office.

Qualifications: Education/Experience
-    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Business Administration or
Economic or Commerce or equivalent, preferably accounting.
-    At least, 2 years of previous relevant experience working in administrative and financial work;
-    Knowledge and previous experience working with (I)NGOs procedures;
-    Demonstrate gender sensitivity and have knowledge of gender issues
-    Experience in working through fast and demanding conditions (or under pressure)
-    Experience in accounting software. 
-    Experience Business evaluation and feasibility studies
-    Production and interpretation of management accounts.
-    Mastering  computer skills including practice in Microsoft office ( Excel, Word and Power
Point)
-    Demonstrated experience in implementing HR policies, procedures, tools, HR legal set- up analysis and training skills;
-    Knowledge of general law related to HR (Palestinian Labor Law, Palestinian Civil service
Law)
-    Strong verbal and in written communication skills in Arabic and English;
-    Experience of working in a cross-cultural environment and in insecure or complex environments.

Interpersonal Skills
-    Excellent communication and facilitation skills;
-    High level of integrity and flexibility, and ability to work independently;
-    Ability to work in a team, under pressure and against deadlines;
-    Good knowledge of political and cultural context, proactively seeking advice and support from colleagues;
-    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, ability to deal with disputes and conflicts - and to motivate for stronger efforts;
-    Strong presentation skills and operational background;
-    Excellent organizing and analytical skills.
-    Ability to deal with gender issues and be responsive to their needs in effective manner.

The duration of the assignment is one year on a full-time basis, extendable.

Curriculum vitae and motivation letter are to be sent in English to the attention of Ms Sara
Alafifi at:

zeinarecruit@gmail.com

Specify in Subject: Administrator

Deadline for applications: 2nd March 2017

Women are encouraged to apply

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview
 

Vento di Terra: Local Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Local Coordinator, Full Time Position
DUTY STATION: Gaza Strip
REPORTS TO: Project Manager

Zeina Women NGO, a newly founded local NGO north of Gaza Strip is benefiting from the project: Promoting the Bedouin Center “Zeina Women’s Center” as a participatory lab for community development in Gaza Strip. The project aims at strengthening the institutional and technical capacity of the newly founded NGO, Zeina, and its staff to work towards its sustainable economic growth. The project, funded by Cfd (The Feminist Peace Organization), will be implemented by Canaan Institute of New Pedagogy in partnership with Vento di Terra NGO.

Objective of this assignment
The Local Coordinator will work under the supervision of Canaan Director and the Project Manager on facilitating the implementation of all project activities at the local level with satisfactory quality.

Specific responsibilities:
-    Working closely with the Project Manager on the design and technical preparation, and monitoring of all project activities;
-    Participate in networking and coordination activities (i.e. thematic clusters, etc) involving
different stakeholders such as local authorities and civil society representatives;
-    Be responsible in collaboration with the Project Manager of the financial management of project activities on the basis of the budget and the available donor funds;
-    Manage procurement of goods, work and services essential to the project;
-    Be responsible for accurate assigned project activities administration and to supervise, alongside the project’s administrator, preparation of accounting documents for intermediate and final financial reports required by donors
-    Report continuously to the Project Manager on the status of implementation of the activities
-    Translate and/or prepare the reports on project implementation to be presented to the donor/other partners, and the monthly project activity reports;
-    Monthly reports in English are required. Possibility of reporting in Arabic according to request of local authorities;
-    Facilitating coordination and collaboration mechanisms among project’s stakeholders;
-    Maintain and apply a robust security and risk-management system.

Qualifications: Education/Experience
-    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in development studies, social science or another relevant field to the project;
-    At least, 2 years of previous relevant experience working in the fields of economic development and/or women empowerment;
-    Proven track record in effectively playing a coordinating or facilitating role in a project; 
-    Knowledge of INGO procedures;
-    Fluency in English and Arabic and strong report writing skills;
-    Excellent computer skills.
-    Have previous experience working with women and have a good background regarding gender sensitivity issues in Gaza Context.

Interpersonal Skills

-    Excellent communication and facilitation skills;
-    Ability to work in a team, under pressure and against deadlines;
-    Good knowledge of political and cultural context, proactively seeking advice and support from colleagues;
-    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, ability to deal with disputes and conflicts - and to motivate for stronger efforts;
-    Capacity to empower others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives;
-    Driven for change and improvements; shows the courage to take unpopular stands;
-    Responsive towards gender issues and shows gender sensitivity.

The duration of the assignment is one year on a full-time basis, extendable based on performance.

Curriculum vitae and motivation letter are to be sent in English to the attention of Ms Sara
Alafifi at:

zeinarecruit@gmail.com

Specify in Subject: Local Coordinator

Deadline for applications: 2nd March 2017

Women are encouraged to apply

Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview
 

CRS: Facilitator for Script Writing Workshop for a Children’s Puppet Show

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States and has been present in Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza (JWBG) since 1961. The CRS JWBG country  program  currently  supports  development/relief programs  and  activities  in  the  sectors  of agricultural livelihoods, humanitarian assistance, youth & women empowerment, micro-finance, child protection and peace & justice. For further information about CRS, please visit: www.crs.org.

CRS is seeking a highly qualified consultant as per the following scope of work:

Background
Through the generous donation of the Schmidt Family Foundation, CRS and local partner Basma Society for Culture and Arts (Basma) are working together to engage conflict-affected children in cultural and artistic activities. These activities help to facilitate positive coping, self-expression, and ultimately, healing from trauma. The project uses a creative art methodology (CAM) involving the performance of live puppet shows throughout the  Gaza strip. The CAM methodology is  based on an  innovative puppet-based approach to dealing with emotions, strengthening interpersonal relationships, and promoting emotional and social resilience.

CRS and Basma will roll out puppet shows to 2,000 children between the ages of 6-12 attending CRS- supported child-friendly community centers located in Gaza and Middle Governorates.  Following each performance, puppeteers will hold interactive discussions with children to deepen the children’s engagement with the play’s messages.

Consultancy Objectives
CRS seeks a professional script writer consultant to facilitate a weeklong workshop. During the workshop, the consultant will bring together the team at Basma Society for Culture and Arts, an amateur writer and a  professional in  psycho-social support. The objective of  the  workshop is  to  build the  capacity of participants in script writing and to develop an engaging script for a puppet show designed for children ages 6 – 12. The script will be based on an existing draft script developed by the amateur script writer. The  final  script  developed during  the  workshop  must  strike  a  balance  between learning and  fun, highlighting key social messages (learning) with an engaging and entertaining story (fun). Themes for the key messages include: 
    Positive relationships with peers.
    Peaceful conflict resolution.
    Promoting self-confidence.

Deliverables for the Consultancy
    Facilitate a weeklong script writing workshop with Basma’s creative arts team and a professional
in psycho-social support to develop a script for this year’s puppet show
    Final script for a puppet show designed for children ages 6 – 12 approved by CRS and Basma
    List of recommendations for artists, actors and the director about how their respective roles can contribute to the objectives of the script: learning and fun.
o Learning as it pertains to the key messages
o Fun as it pertains to the children’s entertainment

Timeline and Working Conditions
Tentative dates for the script writing workshop are March 5 – 14, 2017. Working hours are set from 8:00 am – 4: 00 pm.   All work with staff, partners and community members will take place from Sunday- Thursday.

How to apply:
Interested applicants with relevant experience are encouraged to submit an application as follows:

    Application form and complete Terms of Reference is available at http://jobs.crsjwbg.org
    Submit the following:
o Resume
o Professional References.
o 1 original writing sample demonstrating your ability to produce a script for children’s education and entertainment (should be appropriate for children ages 6 – 12 years old) (Arabic or English).
o 1-2 paragraph writing sample explaining how your past experiences will allow you to successfully complete the deliverables (Arabic or English)
o A proposed agenda for a weeklong script writing workshop (Arabic or English)
o Submit a financial proposal. Prices should be in US Dollars ($) and must be valid up till 90 days after the submission date. The financial proposal has to identify the daily rate and the total cost. Please also clarify the estimation cost of submitting English version of all training materials.
    Please submit your complete application online at:  http://jobs.crsjwbg.org/ no later than 28 February 2017.
    CRS reserves the right to reject all bids, and to decide not to pursue this procurement.
CRS is not obliged to procure the lowest priced offer, when the lowest price does not offer the best overall value, all other factors considered.

For any questions, kindly contact CRS at  jwbg-accounts@crs.org.