WVI: Procurement Officer

Job Vacancy 

Procurement Officer

Deadline for application: 20 October 2017

PURPOSE OF POSITION
Procurement of materials, works and services to ensure required supply needs are satisfied at lowest total cost to World Vision and at the time required by the requester and of the quality identified on the order/contract.  Appropriately and accurately perform and leverage market analysis to support Procurement decisions.  Perform strategic sourcing activities as requested in line with the procurement and implementation plans and execute transactional order processing from request to pay. Identity suppliers for specific areas of spend through market research and intelligence


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Execute the procurement process for designated areas  of spend for categories under contract and not on contract for all areas of spend

    Work with ADPs, areas, programs, projects and other departments to ensure clear specification of requirements. 
    Insure specifications in item catalogue are maintained and accurate
    Receive purchase request from internal customers
    Review purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy and identify sources of supply if needed.
    Identify suppliers to fill requisitions in accordance with approved supplier management policies
    Issue tenders and provide analysis of tenders to include technical recommendations for Procurement Committee
    Generate Purchase Order from selected and approved suppliers
    Use processes that ensure that contractual terms and conditions are met during order request and processing for the purchase of materials and services
    Maintain good level of public relations with outside suppliers as well as strong partnership with internal users
    Advise and seek approval of internal customers of modifications from original requests.
    Facilitates across all parties the timely resolution of issues that could impact meeting the needs of the requestor and communities.
    Consolidates all required documentation for presentation to Finance for timely supplier payment for materials and services delivered.
    Coordinate and facilitate the timely fulfillment of the PO with ADPs, requesting departments, suppliers, and Logistics function ( if needed)  to ensure appropriate receiving and order fulfillment
    Identify alternative supply sources for materials / services not under contract
    Work with Logistics to ensure safe delivery and receipt of ordered materials
    Resolve conflicts with deliveries and suppliers
Support HUB Leader and NO SCM Lead in the planning and strategic sourcing initiatives for the NO
•    Conduct market assessments for specific categories of spend
•    Pre-qualification and vetting of suppliers for defined categories of spend
•    Quality reviews to insure technical compliance by suppliers
Supplier Management
    Manage day-to-day supplier relationship and performance for assigned commodities
Performance Measurement Execution, Analysis and Reporting
•    Track and analyze procurement performance and savings against established target levels (KPI’s and PO Savings tracking tool
•    Support SCM performance monthly to Hub Leader and NO Leadership
•    Support continuous improvement in Procurement through monitoring of Procurement Progress Reports and Procurement monthly tracking  reports
•    Maintain and update critical NO procurement data (item master, supplier master
•    Ensure the submission on all suppliers for Block Party Screening to Hub Analyst


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    University degree in Business Administration, Social Science, Procurement or similar degree
    Professional Qualification preferred, partly CIPS qualified preferred
    At least 3 years’ experience in purchasing
    Good Supply Chain Management expertise
    Good skills in English
    Knowledge of the 7-Step Sourcing Process
    Negotiation experience
    Contract Management experience
    Basic knowledge of local legal positions for contracts
    Ability to analyse and report on Supply Chain Management and financial metrics
    Understanding and ability to perform of market analysis, supplier evaluation, total cost of ownership analysis, category strategy development & implementation
    Good communication skills
    Technical skills in computing and using standard software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Internet)
    Proven problem analysis and decision making skills
    Ability to work in a team
    Position is based in Jerusalem/West Bank

Work Environment
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 5% of the time.   


CORE CAPABILITIES 

1.    Select 3-4 priority core capabilities that are the most critical for this position.

☒ Achieving quality results & service. 
☒ Practising accountability & integrity. 
☒ Communicating information effectively.
☐ Thinking clearly, deeply & broadly. 
☐ Understanding the Humanitarian Industry. 
☐ Practising innovation & change.
    ☐ Demonstrating Christ-centred life & work.
☒ Learning for growth & development. 
☐ Maintaining work/life balance & effectiveness.
☒ Building collaborative relationships. 
☐ Practising gender & cultural diversity. 
☐ Influencing individuals & groups.
☐ Understanding World Vision’s mission & operations. 
 


To apply, please visit: https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/supply-chain/procurement-officer/8595

World Vision is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,  gender identity, or  disabilities
 

MDM Spain: Community Worker

KEY INFORMATION


SUMMARY

GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE OF INTERVENTION
 


ORGANIZATION CHART

FUNCTIONS

Executive Level
-    Support the Psychosocial Coordinator in the definition of the project standards.
-    Support and follow up the implementation of MdM-S PSS intervention in the targeted areas.
-    Collect data from the communities and gather inputs for rolling out standards, methods and tools.
-    Ensure that MdM-S PSS Tools and Procedures are implemented and updated.
-    Support in the revision of the PSS procedures and the development of new procedures as required by the Psychosocial Coordinator/Mental Health Advisor.
-    Participate in the referral system by referring cases to appropriate structures.
-    Support the Psychosocial Coordinator/Mental Health Advisor on PSS programming and drawing up new project proposals.
-    Support in the identification of PSS advocacy issues.
-    Collect relevant information and collaborate in the Advocacy report elaboration.
-    Implementation and regularly update of the project intervention database(s).
-    Contribute in the preparation of projects activities and annual budgets.
Developing PSS Standards and Tools
-    Gather input for program development and monitoring, rolling out standards, methods and tools.
-    Define and contribute to the improvement of shared PSS programming standards.
-    Ensure that MDM-S standards and tools for the implementation of PSS programs are developed and remain updated based on MDM-S programming practice and international standards.
-    Implement MDM-S quality standards and PSS minimum standards.
-    Stimulate and monitor PSS programming.
Developing and Implementing Training
-    Design and provide briefings, ToT and tailored trainings where needed for program staff, partners, relevant stakeholders and volunteers.
-    Design of training, M&E and data collection tools for the training implementation.
-    Check, support and follow up the training workshop by using observations and interviews to verify that learning objectives were met.
-    Plan, implement and evaluate training courses on MdM-S PSS methodology, which involves creative tools such as games, fine art, art-therapy, music-therapy, audio-visuals, group discussion, demonstrations, and practice sessions with feedback and role play.
-    Ensure that all training requirements are met as outlined by MdM-S training of trainers (ToT) guidelines.
-    Provide recommendations to the PM when necessary on recruitment of potential facilitators.
-    Develop training reports and progress report per trainee.
Capacity Building
-    Provide ongoing support, guidance and advice to program staff in the field of PSS.
-    Provide recommendations to the Psychosocial Coordinator/Mental Health Advisor when necessary on recruitment of potential facilitators and volunteers.
 

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World Vision Jerusalem – West Bank-Gaza: Supply Chain Team Lead

Location: Jerusalem
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017 

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To manage the implementation of the strategic direction of supply chain management function at the NO level and promote center of learning which is accessible to other countries in the HUB and region. Ensure compliance of NO and support on-going training of global and regional SCM policies and standard operating procedures and report on established performance metrics at the Hub and region. Manage and execute all SCM related procurement functions at the NO and support Hub and regional sourcing initiatives. Manage NO procurement compliance, supplier performance and maintain relevant procurement data as defined.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time    Major Activities    End Results Expected
30%    Manage and execute procurement process for non-strategic items, construction and consultancy projects within alignment with established NO SLA    •    Negotiated best overall value and terms for designated non-strategic areas of spend
•    Identify and resolve supplier conflicts with delivery and quality
•    Support local operations team in specification definition and development- soliciting support of suppliers where needed
•    Ensure compliance to SCM policies and standard processes from planning to pay
•    Facilitate and coordinate the procurement committee on the selection of suppliers.
•    Execute the decisions of the procurement committee in alignment with SLA
•    Manage monthly area, sectoral, project and department reviews to address:  1- Open procurement issues/performance against procurement plans. 2- Development of plans to support new, additional, and changing requirements (Grants/new programs
20%    Support HUB Leader in the planning, sourcing strategy and strategic sourcing initiatives for the NO    •    Conduct market assessments for specific categories of spend
•    Pre-qualification and vetting of suppliers for defined categories of spend
•    Contract issuance and support of supplier negotiations for defined categories
•    Support ADP’s and program leaders in the procurement planning process
•    Identify changes and updates in the procurement plans
•    Support the development of grant proposals by providing cost and identify supply base.
10%    Performance Measurement execution, analysis and reporting    •    Manage and coordinate integrated cross functional key performance indicators and the develop of action plans to address areas of poor performance
•    Track and analyze procurement performance and savings against established target levels (KPI’s and PO Savings tracking tool
•    Report SCM performance monthly to Hub Leader and NO Leadership
•    Manage continuous improvement in Procurement through monitoring of Procurement Progress Reports and Procurement monthly tracking  reports
•    Maintain and update critical NO procurement data
•    Ensure the submission on all suppliers for Block Party Screening to Hub Analyst
20%
    Human Resource Management and Development
•    Engage in the identification and recruitment of staff. 
•    Develop the capacity of staff in the Department by working closely with Human Resources Department on staff development through effective coaching, mentoring and performance management processes.      •    Manage setting of performance objectives for Procurement staff
•    Provide regular feedback on performance and identifying training needs
•    Ensure the development and capacity building of staff both technically and professionally
15%    Support and manage the implementation and compliance of procurement policies and processes and procedures.
    •    Manage procurement manual, ensuring compliance and facilitating revisions and updates
•    Manage and maintain item catalogues, supplier and contract master files
5%    Manage day to day interactions and relationship with Operations, Programs, Finance and other departments to facilitate improvements in knowledge sharing, communication and process.    •    Continuous Improvement of processes and understanding across departments


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
•    University degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management and /or work experience equivalent
•    Professional Qualification preferably MCIPS qualified
•    3-5 years’ experience in supply chain and/or procurement
•    2-3 years’ experience in a supervision role


Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
•    Good oral and written communication skills in English. 
•    Good understanding of procurement management.
•    Good communication skills with suppliers and internal customers
•    A proactive person with initiative, drive, and honest with a high level of integrity.
•    Demonstrated capacity building approach to supporting staff development.
•    Ability to lead, plan, and organize. 
•    Strong contract management experience.
•    Strong negotiation expertise.
•    Good understanding of World Vision Core Values, Sphere relief standards, Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct. 
•    Technical skills in computing and using standard software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Internet)
 Interpersonal skills:
•    Influence operations and programs on the value of planning and centralized procurement and standardized business processes and the value it provides
•    Influence the HUB leader and other offices  on operational challenges and potential solution


Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
•    The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to _10__% of the time.   

 


 

NPA: Announcement for organisational review consultant

Norwegian People's Aid - Palestine is in process to conduct an organizational review of the Union of Palestinian Women Committees (UPWC) in Palestine (in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip). 
NPA is looking for a consultancy firm/team of consultants from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 
Qualified international and/or local consultants whether individuals or firms can contact Norwegian People's Aid to obtain a copy of the terms of reference using the following address:

Norwegian People's Aid -Palestine
Tel: +970 8 262 8770, 8 262 8772
Fax: +970 8 262 8779
Rasheed Street, Rimal, Gaza City
2nd floor, Beirut Tower,
Email: Palestine@npaid.org 


Please consider the following: 
•    The offer should include proposed methodology and detailed timetable in addition to price in U.S. Dollars (VAT included).
•    Proposal in English to be submitted by hand, fax or email to Norwegian People's Aid, Gaza Rasheed Street, Rimal, 2nd floor, Beirut Tower
•    All communication should be addressed palestine@npaid.org with the subject line: “Organisational Review - UPWC”. 
•    Deadline: COB Tuesday 10th of October 2017.

Please make sure that your proposal includes: 
•    Overview of the company and its expertise in doing organisational reviews and external evaluations. 
•    Previous experience in the field or related fields.
•    CVs of the experts who will carry out the tasks included in the terms of reference.

World Council of Churches (WCC): EAPPI Field and Security Officer

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, which brings together 350 Christian denominations from all over the world. It promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world.
Fully part of the WCC, the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) was founded in 2002 in response to a call from the local Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and brings internationals to the West Bank for protective presence, accompaniment and international advocacy.


The WCC is looking for its EAPPI Field and Security Officer at 100%, based in Jerusalem, who will be responsible for analyzing and monitoring the political and security situation on the ground in Israel and Palestine (East Jerusalem and the West Bank); evaluating socio-political developments and their implications for EAPPI, the role and safety of EAs and placement priorities; advising the Local Programme Coordinator (LPC) on changing trends and shifts in priorities; training and guiding EAs as they carry out the placement priorities; and disseminating output from EAs to designated partners locally.

In particular, he/she will be responsible for:

•    Political analysis and security: source of information on security issues in Israel and the Palestinian Territories;
•    Maintaining, improving and adapting EAPPI Security Procedures;
•    Training and sharing information to all EAs on security issues in the Palestinian Territories;
•    Supervising the work of EAs in 3 assigned placements;
•    Keep close contacts with the communities and local contacts in assigned EAPPI placements rganising and monitoring living conditions and logistics in assigned placements;
•    Sharing management and overall office requirements and responsibilities.


Qualifications and special requirements: 

Experience: 
•    At least five years of field experience in the West Bank.


Education:
•    University Degree in relevant field.

Competencies:
•    Excellent knowledge of the political context in which EAPPI works.
•    Understanding of Palestinian and Israeli history and narratives and committed to ending the illegal Occupation
•    Knowledge of and familiarity with the church bodies in the Holy Land, and the three Abrahamic religions generally.
•    Analytical skills, proactive, self-motivated and a good team player.
•    Sensitivity to the local cultures and ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
•    Ability to work under pressure with irregular hours as needed and ability to travel to all areas of the West Bank.
•    Jerusalem ID is a plus
•    A valid driving license for Israel and the West Bank is required. Having a car is a plus.

Language skills:
•    Fluent command of spoken and written Arabic and English, with some knowledge of Hebrew a plus.

Computer skills:
•    Good level of computer literacy (standard MS office application such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Ability to communicate in a comfortable manner through social media tools like Facebook and Twitter.

WCC recruits on the basis of its equal opportunities and non-discriminatory employment policies.


Deadline for applications:  15 October 2017

Applications (CV, motivation letter, Application Form, copy of diploma, work certificate/references) are to be returned to: Human Resources Department: recruitment@wcc-coe.org

The Application Form is available at the following address: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/get-involved/job-openings


 

NRC: Logistics Coordinator

Background:
“A seven-year-old child in Gaza has already witnessed three wars in their lifetime. This is unacceptable.”
Jan Egeland, NRC’s Secretary General
Large-scale displacement took place during the wars of 1948 and 1967, when Israel occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Many of those displaced have never been able to return. There are currently over 5 million Palestinian refugees spread across Palestine, as well as in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
Internal displacement within Palestine remains a concern. Communities come under increasing risk of forcible transfer and other Intentional Humanitarian Law violations, stemming from Israeli policies and practices.
NRC has been active in Palestine since 2009, working across Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, to reach Palestinians who are displaced or who face imminent threats of displacement. Our offices in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron and Gaza, provide legal counselling to promote access to human rights, shelter, water and sanitation, and quality education. Nationally and globally, we advocate for the rights of displaced Palestinians and together with local authorities and community-based organisations, we establish mechanisms for monitoring the needs of displaced Palestinians, and promoting community-owned solutions.
Overview:
The purpose of the Logistic Coordinator is to be responsible that the logistic set up is according to NRC standard and to support programme/project implementation both in the field offices and in the NRC country Office.
 
Role and responsibilities
Generic Responsibilities
1.    Ensure that country set up comply with Logistical Handbook, NRC policies and donor requirements.
2.    Implement NRC’s logistics systems and procedures.
3.    Training and support of line managers and staff with logistical responsibilities.
4.    Technical line to Area Logistics Staff.
5.    Ensure anti-corruption focus in procedures and trainings.
6.    Establish filing systems/archives according to NRC standards in all offices.
7.    Initiate and maintain necessary leases, licenses and contracts with relevant authorities and suppliers.
8.    Provide regular analysis and reports including but not limited to marker surveys, price list etc.
9.    Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
10.    Establish NRC Procurement plan both for Field offices and the country office and oversee its implementations.
Specific Responsibilities
•    The Logistics Coordinator will strengthen and consolidate the Country Logistics Department with special emphasis on supply chain management, transportation and fleet management, warehousing, and asset management.
•    Ensure that adequate logistic management routines and systems are in place and institutionalized, and that NRC’s Logistic Guidelines are adhered to in the whole Palestine programme
•    Contribute to the assessment of the need for NRC’s presence in the country and the identification of appropriate strategies to address these needs in a rapid and cost effective manner.
•    Ensure timely and high-quality procurement of goods and services, develop and supervise distribution plans for procured materials;
•    Further develop the Procedures in line with NRC’s policies on Finance, Transport, Logistics and Human Resources/Administration
•    Supervise, Train and technical manager logistics staff in Palestine
•    Participate in recruitment, training and capacity building of relevant NRC support staff.
•    Ensure the best use of NRC’s human resources and ensure optimal team work and team spirit.
•    Ensure that reporting deadlines are met.
•    Actively participate in coordination mechanisms involving UN agencies, other NGOs, government authorities, and local organizations and report back on the discussions and outcomes.
•    Any other relevant tasks assigned by the HoS
•    Overview of NRC Asset Registry including spot checks and physical checks.
 
Our Ideal Candidate:
3-5 years of operational experience from working in a senior Logistics role in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience with other NGO’s and different donors from the INGO sector. 
Interest in and knowledge with IT and creating smart systems. Innovative person who is willing to create different solutions and systems for work effectiveness.
The person in this position will focus at ensuring compliance with the Logistics regulations and procedures in Palestine country office, and ensure proper implementation for them.
Ability to work in teams and collaborate with different people.
Must have strong communication skills, written and oral, be able to communicate effectively, produce reports, and present solutions. 
Advanced computer skills, Hebrew language is an asset.
 
Additional Information:
Contract period: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Jerusalem, 30% travel to Gaza.

NRC: ICT Coordinator

Background:
“A seven-year-old child in Gaza has already witnessed three wars in their lifetime. This is unacceptable.”
Jan Egeland, NRC’s Secretary General
Large-scale displacement took place during the wars of 1948 and 1967, when Israel occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Many of those displaced have never been able to return. There are currently over 5 million Palestinian refugees spread across Palestine, as well as in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
Internal displacement within Palestine remains a concern. Communities come under increasing risk of forcible transfer and other Intentional Humanitarian Law violations, stemming from Israeli policies and practices.
NRC has been active in Palestine since 2009, working across Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, to reach Palestinians who are displaced or who face imminent threats of displacement. Our offices in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron and Gaza, provide legal counselling to promote access to human rights, shelter, water and sanitation, and quality education. Nationally and globally, we advocate for the rights of displaced Palestinians and together with local authorities and community-based organisations, we establish mechanisms for monitoring the needs of displaced Palestinians, and promoting community-owned solutions.
Overview:
The ICT Coordinator for the NRC Palestine Country Office is responsible for ensuring all NRC Global & Local ICT policies and guidelines are implemented and to ensure the efficient and cost effective set-up, support, security and maintenance of all ICT software and hardware
The supported technologies include but are not limited to: wired and wireless networks, storage systems, Microsoft Active Directory, Windows OS, MS Office suites, Citrix, end user workstations, laptops and various proprietary and commercial software applications and hardware.
Role and responsibilities
Generic Responsibilities
1.    Accountable for adherence to NRC policies, guidance, procedures and the Global ICT Strategy.
2.    Responsible to analyse the needs and to develop clear country specific ICT requirements and plans.
3.    Responsible for ICT management, control systems and implementation of ICT Handbook, policies, guidance, procedures, and data protection requirements.
4.    Responsible for timely and high quality delivery of ICT hardware, software and services to the country programme.
5.    Delegation of tasks and responsibilities to ICT staff.
6.    Contribute to innovation and advancement of ICT globally in NRC through pilots at CO level.
7.    Contribute to programme quality and effectiveness by identifying relevant ICT tools.
8.    Responsible for risk analysis related to ICT, mitigation and reporting to the CMG as appropriate.
9.    Responsible for skills gap and capacity building to ensure that all staff has the necessary level of knowledge on NRC’s ICT information systems.
10.    Responsible for high quality and timely reports to the Country Management Group (CMG), Regional and Head Office to contribute to better decision making regarding the ICT ambition and capacity at Country Level.
Specific Responsibilities
1.    Regularly revise the NRC Palestine ICT Policy so that it remains relevant to NRC’s work and context in Palestine as well as to the NRC global ICT Strategy and policy/governance document.
2.    Develop further and continue the roll out and evaluation of ICT training for all NRC Palestine staff.
3.    Provide input for country program Operating Budgets, ensuring ICT initiatives are adequately funded.
4.    Manage the discussions and input from ICT into the development and roll out of ICT solutions to support NRC Palestine based programmes and support units.
5.    Support NRC’s commitment to technically sound and evidence-based program design, monitoring and evaluation via the use of technology
6.    Agresso Focal point
7.    Track and Monitor NRC Assets registry including Asset transfer and Donation
8.    Advise NRC’s senior leadership team on strategic technology trends, needs and opportunities
 
Our Ideal Candidate:
Minimum 3 years’ experience from working as an ICT Officer or Coordinator in complex contexts.
Experience with creating standard operation procedures (SOP’s), and rules and regulations.
A proactive person who is able to start work scratch, and solid experience with IT technologies.
The person in this position will focus at ensuring compliance with the ICT regulations and procedures in Palestine country office, and ensure proper implementation for them.
Ability to work in teams and collaborate with different people.
Must have strong communication skills, written and oral, be able to communicate effectively, produce reports, and present solutions. 
Advanced computer skills, and knowledge of office 365 is an asset.
 
Additional Information:
Contract period: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Jerusalem, 30% travel to Gaza.
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities.
NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
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DCA/NCA: Head of Programme


DanChurchAid and Norwegian Church Aid joint country program in Palestine is looking for a

Head of Programme

About DanChurchAid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA). 
DanChurchAid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid are non-governmental organisations. Both are members of the ACT Alliance and work primarily with local partners, international networks, churches and non-religious civil organizations. The organisations have merged into 1 country team with offices in East Jerusalem and Gaza. The joint program supports some 20 partners and their projects through a team of 15 staff and annual turnover of approx. USD 5 mio. We manage contracts from the Danish and Norwegian governments and European Union. We support economic empowerment of youth and women, by use of renewable energy, mobile technology and agricultural innovation. We work with active citizenship and empowerment. We respond to humanitarian crisis and coordinate within UN system. And we advocate for respect for international humanitarian law and human rights law from duty bearers. 

Head of Programme (HoP).

DCA is looking for a team leader with strong facilitation skills and programmatic experience. The Head of Programme will be part of the Country Office management team

As Head of Programme you will ensure the overall responsibility for the implementation of the Joint Country Programme and the quality of the projects.  The Country Programme has five areas of focus: Active Citizenship, Economic Empowerment, Humanitarian Response, International Advocacy and support to local civil society (DCA/NCA partners). The HoP is involved in strategic development and plays a key role in fundraising, quality assurance and smooth implementation of the programme. The HoP has the responsibility for management of the programme team, delegates work and ensures that policies, formats, procedures and systems are known and implemented correctly. The HoP is overall responsible for meeting internal & external deadlines.

•    You think strategically and understand the context. You deliver to the program objectives.

•    You are charismatic. You think innovatively and can support project staff design projects with partners. 

•    You naturally motivate your team members to perform beyond expectations. You can write grant winning proposals and concise, convincing reports. 

•    You are well organized. And you have a good memory and good humor.

•    You will ensure that DCA policies, procedures and systems are used. You are responsible for compliance and program quality assurance of internal and external reporting. 

Main tasks for the position:
-    Build a strong programme team; Provide support in form of coordination, planning, prioritization, coaching and supervision to all programme and emergency response staff.
-    Quality assurance of all programme and project work, including development of project proposals, fundraising and reporting to donors in accordance with DCA policies and procedures. 
-    Together with the programme team and other colleagues, support partner organisations in identifying capacity gaps and facilitate training and other means of enhancing the quality of project design, implementation and management, as well as general compliance to back donor requirements. 
-    Support organisational development of partner organizations. 
-    Maintain an active network of external stakeholders (UN, NGO, civil society)
-    Ensure that lessons learned are shared and used within the programme.
-    Secure a strong mainstreaming of rights-based approach, accountability and gender equality perspectives within the programme and projects.
-    Maintain overview of the partnership portfolio as well as of the work with partners on accountability and transparency commitments. 
-    Contribute to the consolidation and smooth management of the joint DCA/NCA office.
-    Frequent travel to Gaza (at least 4 working days a month in Gaza) and the West Bank as well as abroad. 

Key qualifications / Experience expected/ Education:
We are looking for a candidate who can fully embody DCA key management values of being Compassionate, Proactive, Responsible and Respectful. 
-    Team leader with experience in managing teams
-    Strong, convincing writer
-    Track record in developing/designing innovative projects
-    Success in winning grants-winning proposals and donor approved reports. 
-    Skilled in prioritizing tasks, planning and organizing team efforts to meet objectives & deadlines.
-    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and capacity to work through partners.
-    Relevant academic degree in the fields of business administration, human rights or social sciences with study or work abroad experience appreciated. 
-    At least 5 years’ experience in project management and fundraising in NGO sector
-    Experience in leading an emergency response
-    Strong analytical skills, capacity for strategic planning.

We offer: 
•    Meaningful, professional, dynamic and pleasant work place.
•    Competitive compensation. 
•    Work station: Jerusalem
•    Duration: two years with possibility of renewal, starting as soon as possible.
•    Contract Type: Full time (37.5 hours/week) according to Local Staff Manual


To apply for this position: 
Please upload your CV and a cover letter that includes justification of interest no later than Sept. 28 midnight. Use the following link: 
https://dca.emply.net/recruitment/vacancyAd.aspx?publishingId=be78b744-9674-4603-a0c8-2504f92053ec

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The interviews will be conducted on Oct. 10 and Oct. 12. Note that all interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status and religious, political or ethnic affiliation. To know more about DCA and NCA please visit our websites (www.danchurchaid.org and https://www.kirkensnodhjelp.no/en/)

Action Aid: Head of Programms

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 Palestine is a part of the ActionAid International Federation and ActionAid Australia. 

ActionAid is seeking a qualified person to fill the position of Head of Programs for 12 months period (extendable).  
The post location is Hebron
Start Date: Immediately

About the position: The Head of Programs is responsible to provide overall leadership, management and coordination of the development, implementation and monitoring of ActionAid Palestine’s programme work in West Bank and Gaza, and actively contribute to realization of the goals of AA Palestine’s country strategy paper.  

The key responsibilities for this position will be as follows:

    Actively participate in Senior Management Team (SMT) meetings and contribute to strategic decision making and the overall development of ActionAid Palestine
    Participate in international meetings/workshops or network with regard to projects and programmes, both within and outside ActionAid
    Develop programme and partnership strategy for effective implementation of programmes and projects
    Review and ensure alignment of programme priorities, strategies and plans to the CSP and the broader AAI strategies and plans
    Provide strategic guidance to programme and project staff to develop annual plans and budgets
    Ensure effective implementation of programme and project activities as per plan and budget, and that the desired impact is achieved
    Ensure that ActionAid’s Human Rights Based Approach and women’s rights are integral to AAP’s practice, taking sides with people living in poverty and exclusion
    Contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of the advocacy plans
    Develop and manage effective relationships with Funding Affiliates, Donors and Programme/Project Partners and other key stakeholders
    Lead in the selection of partners for implementation of programmes and projects
    Coordinate AA Palestine’s collaboration with networks, government agencies and other organizations in order to share information, experiences, influence them and/or build capacity
    Participate and contribute to the identification of program funding gaps, priorities and opportunities
    Lead and/or review the development of concept notes and/or proposals as per donor requirements and aligning with AAP’s CSP
    Participate in identifying and initiating strategic networks and alliances
    Ensure compliance of AAP’s policies and procedures by programme staff
    Lead in the preparation of AAP’s programme budget as per the guidelines to achieve CSP objectives
    Ensure programme expenditure conforms with transparent and accountable practices, is in line with plans and budgets and approve accordingly
    Review and approve partner financial requests
    Track and monitor programme and project budgets and expenditure, monthly acquittals of all projects and analyse variance with budget holders
    Ensure the quality of the programme and project reports and their timely submission as per guidelines and deadlines
    Ensure close coordination and collaboration between the Programme and Child Sponsorship Units to facilitate the timely delivery of CS activities and work plans & monitor the implementation of and reporting on LRP initiatives.

Eligible applicants are required to have the following qualifications and skills:

-    Holds a Bachelor’s degree in management or any related field
-    A minimum of 10 years post qualification experience in position of senior programme management, preferably in the NGO sector
-    Ability to think strategically, to delegate where appropriate, to prioritise competing demands, to influence a peer group
-    Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
-    Ability to manage relationships at all levels
-    Computer literacy, particularly Microsoft Excel and Word
-    Proficiency in written and spoken English and Arabic
-    Excellent organizing skills

Indicative salary range: ILS 180,689 to ILS 197,089 gross per annum

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: admin.middleeast@actionaid.org no later than Thursday 24th September 2017 and kindly include the job title in the subject line. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.


Women are encouraged to apply.
 

NRC: Grants Coordinator

Position:             Grants Coordinator
Reports to:             Head of Programme
Supervision of:             Grants Trainee, Assistants, Interns, others as delegated
Duty station:             Jerusalem    
Travel:                 30%
Duration and type of contract:     Open ended

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships. 

1.    Role and responsibilities
The purpose of the Grants Coordinator position is to provide essential grant management support to Head of Programme, in delivering quality programmes in line with the NRC country office strategy.

The following is a brief description of the role. 
1.    Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
2.    Develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines, including management filing of grant documents (including through the grants database - forthcoming)
3.    Coordinate the development of donor applications and reports, as well as ensuring donor compliance and quality control, including editing, writing, and leading proposal teams
4.    Contribute to the development and revision of funding proposals, budgets and donor reports
5.    Be updated on donor priorities and track and share relevant calls for proposals
6.    Document, analyze, and share learning from proposal and reporting process, and compliance with donor rules and regulations
7.    Provide leadership on the continuous improvement of grant management systems
8.    Provide an internal help-desk on donor related issues, including organize and deliver trainings in donor rules and regulations, as well as proposal and report writing
9.    Coordinate the development and distribution of internal reports
10.    Contribute to project cycle management trainings and usage of the NRC project cycle management frame work in the country office as delegated by the Head of Programme
11.    Support external donor audits
12.    Promote the rights of beneficiaries in line with the advocacy strategy


Critical interfaces
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are: 

•    Head of Programme, Area Managers, Program Managers, Monitoring and Evaluation staff, Finance, Logistics, Regional Programme Advisor
•    Grant Coordinators in other country offices
•    Institutional Partnership Advisers 

2.    Competencies
Competencies are important for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

a. Professional competencies
These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies for this position: 
•    Between 3-5 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
•    Relevant experience from the project management and proposal developing in the humanitarian sector
•    Experience from working with humanitarian and development donors
•    Good understanding of donor rules and regulations
•    Excellent skills and experience in report and proposal writing and editing
•    Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills
•    Strong analytical skills (data and financial)
•    Ability to mediate in high-stress scenarios with competing interest
•    Above average computer skills
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
•    Bilingual, native fluency in English and Arabic

b. Behavioral competencies
•    Planning and delivering results
•    Managing resources to optimize results
•    Influencing
•    Handling insecure environments
•    Works well and communicates professionally with constituents, colleagues, and stakeholders from a wide diversity of cultures and viewpoints
•    Managing deadlines with focus
•    Setting goals that contribute to improving the lives of others and oneself

3.    Performance Management
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews: 
•    The Job Description
•    The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
•    The Competency Framework


 

NRC: Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant – Palestine

Position:         Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant
Reports to:         Head of Programme (HoP)
Critical Interfaces:     Will supervise key components of the review process; Monitoring & Evaluation staff in West Bank and Gaza offices will follow the guidance of this consultant during activities related to this consultancy. 
Duty station:                   East Jerusalem    
Travel:                               30-50% of time in support of review and work planning
Duration of contract:     6 weeks with possibility to extend if need identified

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Primary Responsibilities
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system assessment (100% of time)
Palestine’s M&E system is relatively well established and has been running for several years. The Palestine office would like to assess the system components and the elements within them, to optimize what the programme and M&E team do that would be characterised as M&E work. The ultimate goal of this review is to provide a path towards an M&E system that emphasizes NRC’s current strengths, simplifies the system and its related inputs to the maximum extent possible, clarifies NRC’s impact, and results in use of the appropriate indicators and philosophical approach. NRC’s activities and successes should be easily stated, measured, and learned from.
This involves what data, processes and initiatives are undertaken and by who under monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning themes. This assessment follows NRC’s Middle East Regional Office assessment of Palestine’s M&E system undertaken in January 2017 and few other Core Competency review undertaken internally. Most of the recommendations from those assessments are still valid; the assessments and reviews will be made available and can serve as a guide as to how to conduct the assessment (i.e. prioritizing specific areas of enquiry). 
Additionally, NRC Palestine’s M&E team possesses significant experience and has already made great headway on systems review including several suggestions and starting points where this review may begin and ways in which current processes can be simplified. The consultant is expected to take team input from the West Bank and Gaza into equal account and to work with the current Acting M&E Coordinator in identifying the best way to incorporate and contextualize current thinking into a broader systems review.
The objective of this exercise is to identify where and how improvement needs to happen, and should result in a clear workplan that will lead NRC to simplified system with a minimum burden to reach effective results and clarity. The recommendations must be in line how NRC view’s the purpose and manner in which M&E is executed locally and globally, as well as in line with good practice and forward analysis of the future of M&E and MEAL and system leadership thinking.
Required Outputs:
1.    Concise review of current systems and analysis of gaps/needs versus NRC and donor requirements and good practice
2.    Workplan covering future direction and revision of M&E system
3.    Resourcing plan to support both system revision and long-term staffing strategy.
4.    Clear indicator matrix that outlines exactly where current indicators can be mapped to global NRC indicators and the steps that NRC must take to actualize this mapping with its donors
5.    One sentence stating what NRC in Palestine does that accurately captures it, one sentence that clearly show how we’re successful at that, one sentence that clearly shows how we learn from our failures, and one sentence that demonstrates the impact our activities have on the lives of those we work to serve.
Primary Responsibilities
Planning/Development (30%)
•    Design, lead, and manage process to establish Country Office (CO) and program level M&E systems, including harmonization of the Country Office M&E framework and support on designing M&E staffing structure and M&E resourcing
•    Develop and/or participate in development of guidance and frameworks for CO procedures, policies and processes that assist in institutionalizing and supporting M&E in the country mission and/or NRC globally
•    Participate in program design and proposal discussions, including support on theory of change development, log frame design, and budgeting for M&E
•    Support and contribute to the development of a data management system through documentation, implementation and coordination of standardizes information flow of M&E activities and reporting

Program Support (40%)
•    Support the Head of Programme and Country Director in advocating for M&E support from donors, partners, and in NRC Country Strategy to ensure M&E remains a high priority in the country program
•    Provide leadership and support to program managers in planning and standardizing M&E across projects
•    Support Area and Project managers in developing data collection methodology and tools, and systems for on-going data analysis
•    Ensure that monitoring data are feed into management decisions and used in program management
•    Actively contribute to all aspects of the recruitment process for new program and M&E staff in the country office to ensure that the M&E capacity needed in various positions are considered during hiring
•    Capacity building and training of program and M&E support staff on M&E technical and conceptual areas
•    Support internal improvement processes (Macro Log Frames etc.) according to need

Management (20%) 
•    Supervise and mentor M&E unit officers in executing M&E plans per sectoral project
•    Collaborate with M&E unit officers to identify M&E related needs of project coordinators and field staff and assist program managers in budgeting resources accordingly
Communication/Other (10%)
•    Under guidance from the Head of Programme, liaise with other country office, regional and home office M&E Advisors and Coordinators, support efforts to harmonize agency M&E systems and standards
•    Communication and disseminate standards and guidelines
•    Coordinate with M&E focal points in other country missions in developing best practices and sharing lessons learned
•    Liaise with peer organizations and M&E staff in partner agencies to facilitate lessons learned and coordination
•    Support the Programme Department in new initiatives, should these arise during the employment period
•    Other activities agreed and discussed with the Country and Programme Directors


Qualifications
•    At least 5 years’ experience in an international NGO preferably in an emergency or post-conflict setting, including M&E capacity and systems development
•    Thorough experience with and knowledge of  principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programs, using both quantitative and qualitative methods
•    Understanding of data and information needs for program management and decision making
•    Experience in facilitating the capacity building efforts of diverse colleagues, including local partner agencies
•    Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods
•    Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
•    Native fluency in English, intermediate to advanced Arabic desirable (speaking, reading, writing)
•    Must be willing and able to travel throughout the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza for work purposes including overnighting in each location when required. NRC will support the permitting process for such travel where applicable.


Education
•    Graduate degree or significant experience above requirement in lieu in directly related field, such as operations research, quantitative analysis, etc; significant work experience in directly related field will be considered in lieu of specific M&E related education
Personal Qualities
•    Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
•    Ability and willingness to work, travel, and live under difficult circumstances
•    Ability to engage and motivate staff in a challenging program area
•    Good coordination skills
•    Goal oriented and visionary
•    Patient, flexible and creative, and it helps if you have a sense of humour

Desired Skills
•    Expert knowledge of M&E standards and best practice
•    Knowledge of the political situation in Palestine a particular an asset
•    Knowledge of UN system, experience with field level coordination with UN organisations, INGOs, Donors and authorities

Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV, letter of interest, and a brief (2 pages or less) covering the methodology they propose to deliver the required results.

AFSC: Middle East Regional Finance and Administrative Manager

American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker Organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service.  Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.

Job Title: Middle East Regional Finance and Administration Manager

Immediate Supervisor:    Middle East Regional Director

Application Deadline:      September 12, 2017

Send CV and cover letter to meroadmin@afsc.org by 5pm September 12th.   


Main job purpose:     The main purpose of the role is to develop and manage the administration and finance policy and practice of all Middle East programs and offices. The Regional Administration and Finance Manager will implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support programmatic and administrative strategic objectives. She/he will be responsible for the oversight of financial and administrative systems including finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, recruiting, and physical infrastructure.  The position holder will lead an internal team of two finance officers in remote locations within the region to meet these responsibilities, and will directly supervise one of the finance officers.

The jobholder will work with Middle East IP Finance staff based in the central office in Philadelphia, AFSC Finance Department, Country Representatives and other finance officers in the region to ensure high degree of accountability and stewardship in the use of AFSC money and resources. He/She will carry out other duties as delegated by the Regional Director.

The post holder will be based in Amman, Jordan.


Key Responsibilities

Financial Management

•     Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Regional Director and Country Representatives; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the region’s financial status. 

•     Control  the  accounting  of  all  Middle  East  programs.     Scrutinize  all  financial transactions and reporting in the Middle East. Check accuracy and integrity of all general ledger reports and bank reconciliations before review and approval by the Regional Director or Country Representatives.
•     Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner. Provide the Regional Director, Country Representative and/or program staff, monthly general ledger, asset reports and income and expenditure reports. Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the Middle East leadership team.
•     Communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
•     Manage the monthly closing process for Account Payables and General Ledger for the offices accounts within the region.
•     Update and implement all necessary regional policies and accounting practices;
improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
•     Support the process of developing internal accounting procedures and guidelines for the Middle East programs, review and amend changes when and if required, and monitor the adherence to those procedures and guidelines.
•     Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
•     Manage Middle East office’s cash flow and forecasting in collaboration with finance officers in the country/ies.
•     Coordinate and lead the annual country audit process, liaise with external auditors and approve country finance audit; assess any changes necessary.   Support Philadelphia finance staff with AFSC organizational and grant audits.
•     Promote community of learning about accounting and budgeting among AFSC finance officers and program staff when relevant.
•     Provide training and orientation for finance officers and program managers\officers in the field. Ensure that staff are aware of the AFSC rules and procedures for budget and accounting using the AFSC regional finance manual, and AFSC finance directives as a guide.
•     Work closely with Middle East Finance Analyst based in Philadelphia, AFSC Finance Department and other finance officers in the region to ensure high degree of accountability and stewardship in the use of AFSC money and resources.
•     Support AFSC Middle East partner organizations to fulfil the financial management requirements of partnership with AFSC in collaboration with program directors/staff.
•     Conduct field visits to support finance officers and managers in managing AFSC money and resources and carry out informal management and accounting audit as requested by the Regional Director. 

Human Resources and Administration

•     Develop/update AFSC Middle East region human resource policies/conditions of service considering Quaker values, compliance with US and local law, and the operating environment in consultation/coordination with the Regional Director and Country Representatives.
•     Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined, and implement fair and transparent procedures for recruitment, selection, orientation, probation and performance management, and end of service.
•     Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
•     Apply AFSC’s human resource policies consistently across the Middle East region, and ensure any review or change of human resource policy is effectively communicated to the regional leadership team.
•     Ensure that finance and admin staff at the country level maintain local-hire personnel files (including staff leave records) per AFSC staff terms and conditions and in compliance with local law.
•     Provide information to all local staff on health insurance, benefits and pension funds policies.
•     Approve monthly payroll for regional local staff.
•     Ensure salary administration is timely and in accordance with local tax requirements.

Premises, purchasing and logistics

•     Manage AFSC Jordan office premises as a safe and healthy work environment.
•     Administer the procurement of equipment, insurances, supplies and all services with an emphasis on quality work and fair pricing.
•     Oversee fixed asset procurement, registration, and disposal.
•     Ensure that AFSC travel within region is safe and reflects value for money.  Work in consultation with the focal security points at the country level to determine travel safety standards.

IT

•     Ensure  the  effective  use  of  information  technology,  in  cooperation  with  AFSC Helpdesk.
•     Administer the information systems and support the flow of information within the office, with Philadelphia and other AFSC offices. 

•     Support the Regional Director, Country Representatives, and relevant Philadelphia units in ensuring that AFSC complies with local laws and employment norms, US law and any other applicable international law.
•     Liaise with government authorities as appropriate to maintain registration of AFSC for its operations in the region; the issue of working visas for international appointees; visas and travel permits.

Staff Safety and Security

•     Develop, in consultation with the Regional Director and Country Representatives and the AFSC Central Office security focal person, security policies and procedures for the region.
•     Ensure the local security plans by local security focal persons and that this information is effectively shared with AFSC colleagues or visitors coming to the region.

Other duties

To perform any other reasonable duties related to AFSC work in the region, as directed by the Regional Director.

Competence Required

1. At least a bachelors’ degree in Finance or Administration; at least 5 years of experience in financial and office administration, with supervisory responsibilities.
2.  Regional job or cross border experience – Middle East region.
3.  Must have demonstrated computer skills (PC/Windows) and database applications (MS office). Demonstrated experience with complex accounting package software, such as Microsoft Dynamics or similar software.  High level of skill with Excel.
4.  Good English and Arabic writing, reporting and communication skills.
5. Knowledge of payroll, taxes, audits and public financial acts. Experience with managing and overseeing accounting carried out in several currencies.
6.  Proven records of integrity and ability in handling cash.
7.  Capacity to problem solving, should be mature, self-motivated, proactive and able to work with minimum supervision.
8.  Must have understanding and respect for the principles, concern and considerations of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, gender and sexual orientation and disability.

Assignment:          2  years  employment  contract  (could  be  extended  on  mutual agreement and good performance following six month probation) 

The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, sexual orientation or nature of disability.
 

War Child Holand: Youth Engagement Program Coordinator

Background on the organisation
War Child is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. We strive to empower children and young people while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of conflict affected children and young people. 

Youth engagement
In the contexts in which we work, many young people feel excluded and disempowered, especially during the school-to-work transition. War Child has decided to embark on programme development regarding the psychosocial wellbeing, civic and community engagement of older adolescents and young adults, beginning with a new program in Gaza which will combine sports, life skills, job skills development, and psychosocial wellbeing. 

As well as providing direct services to adolescents, we highly value the commitment demonstrated by the young adults involved in implementing community programs with War Child, and think we can do more to ensure that their involvement also: 
1.    enhances their employability and success in making the school-to-work transition
2.    encourages positive community engagement during this key transition period
3.    continues to provide opportunities for personal growth and wellbeing, and help coping with the challenges of this developmental stage

Objective of the job
The purpose of this job is to explore, develop and test an approach that provides adolescents and young people with opportunities for recreation, positive engagement, skills development and personal growth.  

The Youth Engagement Program Coordinator will work with War Child and external stakeholders to develop and implement a package of interventions for adolescents and young people which emphasises positive community engagement, skills development, personal growth and wellbeing. In the first stage, this will involve kick-off and further development of a project combining these topics with sports activities in Gaza.


Position in the organisation
The duty station of the Youth Engagement Program Coordinator is Gaza. The Youth Engagement Program Coordinator will be an active member of the global youth engagement technical network and will work closely with the Programme Quality and Research & Development departments at Head Office, and with the Regional Partnership and Business Development Advisor. S/he will also work closely with partner organisations and young people participating in projects. The Youth Engagement Program Coordinator will not manage other staff. 


Result areas (max 5)

1.    Project development and implementation
•    Oversees and monitors initial kick-off of sports activities with partner organisation in Gaza
•    Maps and analyses the needs, interests and potential of young people involved in War Child and partner program
•    Identifies gaps between needs of young people and opportunities available, and identifies ways for War Child and partners to contribute


•    Designs and leads the formulation of an approach and associated project in close collaboration with War Child partner
•    Monitors and evaluates project implementation, and adjusts timely and accordingly
•    Compiles relevant project proposals, reports, plans and budgets in collaboration with relevant War Child Gaza team members
•    Contributes to organisational strategy development, and provides advice, information and support on the theme of youth engagement in regional/country strategy, planning and reporting processes
•    Continuously advises management on project design and status
•    Documents all stages of project development and implementation in language and format suitable for testing/adaptation in other War Child countries
•    Coordinates closely with Psychosocial Support Specialist (PSS) to identify ways to deal with conditions affecting the youth wellbeing
•    Identifies  and design with the PSS procedures to work on Psychosocial support needs of youth.

Performance Objective: A project/s for adolescents and young people in Gaza is developed, implemented, and documented. 

2.    Relationship management

•    Establishes and moderates a project working group
•    Develops intellectual relationships with actors from related sectors, including academic where relevant
•    Co-maintains funding relationships with Programmes & Grants Management
•    Represents the organisation in relevant external events and coordination forums
•    Maintains relevant internal communications and relations related to project development and progress
•    Takes care of information provision to relevant actors and monitors expectations
•    Coordinates with the local authorities as need arises in agreement with the line manager

Performance Objective: The project working group functions well, and relations are maintained, facilitating smooth collaboration within and outside the organisation in the field of youth engagement

Profile

Knowledge

•    A Master’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience
•    Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for youth engagement and participation
•    Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English
•    Ability to live and work in Gaza, and willingness to undertake frequent work-related travel within Gaza, and outside if possible
•    Commitment to the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence

Experience

•    A minimum of 5 years’ experience featuring experience in at least some of: 
o    project/content development
o    project implementation, including programme start-up
o    programming targeting the school-to-work transition
o    youth participation and engagement
o    child/youth-focussed social work, mental health, social sciences, protection or similar
•    Experience with sports programmes for young people (Desirable)
•    Experience with gender sensitive programme design (Desirable)

Skills
•    Flexibility and creativity, ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity
•    Communication skills which clearly and transparently ensure that all stakeholders have the information they need to feel engaged
•    Good networking and meeting facilitation skills
•    A personal profile that brings positive energy, can-do mentality and a sense of both humour and perspective
•    Social media skills an advantage
•    A learning attitude

Competencies
•    Problem solving
•    Written communication skills
•    Networking
•    Cooperation
•    Flexibility


How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before the 18th of Sep. Make sure to send your English CV and cover letter to info.opt@warchild.nl. Please mention ‘Youth Engagement Program Coordinator in the title of the email.

War Child strives to create an inclusive work environment. Candidates from all backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences who judge that they are able to fill all or most of the essential requirements for this role are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Previous applicants for the ‘Youth Engagement project developer’ are still under consideration and need not re-apply. 


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to undertake a written assessment in English.

The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures.
 

SOS: Family Strengthening Coordinator

SOS Children’s Villages take action for children as an independent non-governmental social development organization. We build families for children in need, we help them shape the development of their communities, we respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in countries and communities where our mission can contribute to development. 

SOS Children’s Villages Palestine is seeking to recruit a Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator for its SOS Children’s Village Programme Bethlehem.  

Location: Based in Bethlehem with travel to Hebron 

Position: Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator
Reports to: SOS Children’s Village Programme Director 

Position summary: The Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator leads the planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the family strengthening activities in the programme location, in accordance with the organisation’s policies, strategies, and available resources. He/She ensure that those children most at risk of losing parental care participate in the programme. Coordinates the implementation of family strengthening activities, guides and supports the development of sustainable community responses to the situation of children at risk of losing parental care while building self-reliance in families of origin. The Family Strengthening coordinator also establishes and maintains mechanisms for on-going monitoring and evaluation of the family strengthening interventions/ responses. 
Tasks and responsibilities:

Tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•    Co-coordinating the implementation of programme activities, according to the objectives, actions and time frames outlined in the annual plan. 
•    Guiding the implementation of the family development planning (FDP) process, with a view to ‘anchoring’ this process with the community-based partners.  
•    Preparing programme information as required for public relations and fund development purposes.
•    Ensuring that effective monitoring and evaluation systems are in place and functioning well, in line with the organisation’s requirements. This includes on-going data collection from regular reviews of the situation of families and community-based partners, data capturing in the FS database, annual programme self-evaluation, internal control reviews, audits and other evaluations. 
•    Providing the programme director with regular information on programme activities and results, including regular written reports, according to organisational requirements.
•    Leading the development of the programme design, based on the findings of the feasibility study, and in line with the organisation’s policies, strategies and available resources.  In doing so, ensure the participation of key stakeholders, as appropriate.


Qualifications & Competencies
•    BA in Cooperation and Development, Social Sciences, Management, or relevant related field (Master’s degree is desirable)
•    A minimum of three years’ relevant experience which must include experience in project management and leadership     
•    Proven ability to strategically plan
•    Good knowledge of standards and current directions of development in the field of child’s rights approach, women empowerment and social welfare systems
•    Proven ability to train and develop staff
•    Good command of spoken and written English with proven reporting and communication skills
•    Ability to work under pressure within a team as well as independently
•    Ability to network and build relations with stakeholders  


Interested candidates must send their CV, cover letter and three traceable references to: 
jobs@sos-palestine.org by the 20th of September 2017
stating FS Coordinator as the subject
Only short listed candidates will be contacted


 

War Child Holand: Consultancy on Education sector mapping occupied Palestinian territory

Terms of Reference

What:    Education sector mapping occupied Palestinian territory
Where:    occupied Palestinian territory, consultancy
When:    To be completed by 31 October 2017
Reporting to:    Programme Development Manager (PDM), War Child oPt


Background of the organisation 

War Child Holland (WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. We strive to empower children and young people while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of conflict affected children and young people. Our global strategy is to evolve towards a globally renowned and recognised expert organisation in the field of psychosocial, educational, and child protection programmes for children and youth affected by conflict, based on innovation of our approaches, and solid research of our outcomes and impact.

Can’t wait to Learn
Can't Wait to Learn (CWTL) is a unique technology model delivering equitable, accessible, quality education to children that strengthens in-country education systems. Children, aged 7 – 12, learn lifelong skills of numeracy and literacy through fun, motivating educative games on tablet computers; as well as resiliency through our psychosocial support component. CWTL provides quality learning through a subject mastery approach. Strong Ministry of Education partnerships ensure that children earn the government certificates they desperately hope for, but are currently denied, in traditional education in emergencies programing. Following the success in Sudan as well as the launch of the programme in several Middle Eastern countries, War Child is planning a scoping exercise of CWTL in the context of oPt.  

Objective
Support education sector analysis for potential new programme initiatives in oPt (Gaza and West Bank including East Jerusalem)
The proposed consultancy aims to understand and analyse the education sector in oPt including national strategy, issues around learning outcomes, quality of education, access and potential target population. The analysis will help identify key challenges and the strategies which potentially CWTL will address to using its unique methodologies, and to seek long-term partnerships with key stakeholders should the programme be implemented in oPt. 

Scope
1.    Mapping of Ministry of Education strategy as relates to:
1.1    Overall global and current national strategy and relevant education statistics from the national bureau of statistics or Education Management Information System (EMIS) data
1.2    Specific strategy related to out of school children, other vulnerable groups or other groups not following the formal curriculum
1.3    Ministry departments as related to the above


2.    Mapping of other key education sector stakeholders and policy in oPt
2.1    Non-governmental organizations programming and priorities (Education Sector)
•    Humanitarian
•    Development
2.2    Donor supporting tech-supported education initiatives
2.3    Private sector
2.4    Academic institutions

3.    Overview of major education initiatives governmental, non-governmental and private sector
3.1    Currently running
3.2    Completed in the last 10 years
3.3    In response to humanitarian emergencies
3.4    Ed-tech initiatives (ex. E-learning, digitalizing curriculum or specific education contents, educational games, educational apps for laptops, tablets, mobile phones etc.) 

Deliverables
1.    A proposed outline for the final report, following briefing with the Programme Development Manager by the first week of October 2017.
2.    A five page executive summary by the last week of October 2017 . 
3.    A detailed final report based on the approved outline by the last week of October 2017.

Terms

The assignment can be home-based with possible and occasional travel to WC offices either in Jerusalem or in Gaza. Expected period of assignment is October 2017.

 Profile
  Knowledge and experience
-    A Master’s degree in a relevant field (education, social sciences etc.) or Bachelor’s with equivalent experience
-    A minimum 5 years’ experience in education sector in oPt  
-    Demonstrated knowledge on the national education strategy an asset
-    Demonstrated experience undertaking similar mapping exercises involving multiple stakeholders
-    Ability and willingness to work under limited timeframe
-    Strong communication skills
-    Fluency in Arabic and English 

How to Apply
Please send your English CV and cover letter, together with a document including;
-    Proposed methodology for the assignment
-    Required number of days
-    Daily rate and total expected fee (in Euro) which includes travel, health insurance, materials etc.
-    Delivery schedule 

Please send the documents to info.opt@warchild.nl by 8th September 2017, with title “Education sector mapping”.  Due to large volume of the application we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


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IECD: Project Manager

IECD is a global organization established in 1988 and is mainly acting in the field of international solidarity. The organization is focused on programs concerning socioeconomic development in partnership with local institutions around the world. IECD is also active in the fields of training and social integration, assistance to very small firms and the promotion of education and health for vulnerable people. 

IECD has been operating in the Palestinian Territories since 2007. Given the depressed social and economic environments, and the lack of potential prospect for improvement, IECD has decided to concentrate its actions in the East Jerusalem region. To better satisfy local and individual demands within the community, three programs were implemented in the Bethany / Al Azarieh area: The Azarieh Education Center (Al Hamawi), The Seeds of Hope program and, the Economic Development program focused on Micro and Small Enterprises in the targeted regions.

IECD MSE program involves different activities:
-    Support to the MSE sector; through the provision of basic and specialized training (start-up creation, basic management, advanced marketing, etc.), individual follow-up of beneficiaries, and the organization of monthly activities addressed to the members of IECD Club of Entrepreneurs,
-    Support to the food-processing sector; through the financial and technical support of the “Jerusalem Hills” cooperative of Al Azarieh, the provision of food-processing and business training to women working in the food processing sector (Women Economic Empowerment Program), and the organization of monthly activities addressed to the members of the IECD Club of Cooperatives.

Under the new European Union 3-year project starting in April 2017, a new component was included to the MSE program. IECD will accompany and support the Chamber of Commerce (CoC) of East Jerusalem in the creation of a MSE unit to develop and promote the active, effective, and sustainable role of the CoC in the development of local economy.

In order to ensure a coordination of the MSE program, IECD is seeking a project manager to oversee all operations related to the MSE and food processing activities.


MISSION

Aimed at effectively and efficiently running the MSE project related to the following missions: 


 Organization and supervision of operational and financial activities of the MSE project

-    Defining and updating the schedule of activities
-    Following-up and supervising MSE and food processing trainings, beneficiary visits, activities implemented within the Club of Entrepreneurs and of the Club of Cooperatives, as well as activities of the “Jerusalem Hills” cooperative
-    Leading the MSE team including field trainers and implementing weekly coordination meetings
-    Launching new activities within the Club of Entrepreneurs based on assessments and feedback of beneficiaries and other stakeholders
-    Developing IECD visibility and communication field strategy and effectively communicating the strategy to project stakeholders, local partners, headquarter, employees, etc.

Project Monitoring and Evaluation

-    Ensuring and maintaining the quality of activities implemented within the MSE program
-    Verifying the quality and accuracy of beneficiary database
-    Following-up and controlling progress and achievements of project objectives and expected outcomes, based on agreements made with financial partners
-    Piloting and supervising evaluations and audit processes
-    Capitalizing and developing new tools fitting the needs of project beneficiaries

Financial follow-up

-    Ensuring the proper implementation of IECD and funder related procedures
-    Tracking project expenditures and money transfers from associated funders
-    Updating all financial tools including project budgets on monthly, quarterly, and annual basis in collaboration with IECD Finance officers
-    Identifying potential needs and sources of fundraising

 Human Resource management

-    Maintaining the cohesion and dynamics of all project related teams
-    Identifying talent and ensuring the capacity building of MSE employees

 Fundraising and partner relationships

-    Developing and maintaining a smooth and collaborative relationship with various IECD partners, both local and international including local partners, cooperatives, local authorities and the European Union
-    Drafting and submitting project proposals on a timely manner and according to high quality standards
-    Effectively representing IECD and the MSE program to local and international partners


EXPECTED PROFILE

Desired Education includes a Master degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field. 

Experience:

-    At least 2 years experience in project management and development
-    Knowledge in EU regulations a plus
-    Fundraising experience with a proven and established network and track record
-    Fluency in English Language a must
-    Knowledge of the Middle East is desirable

Desired skills and qualities: 

-    Strong ability to adapt to difficult situations, maintain a positive attitude and produce successful results at all times
-    Strong managerial skills with a high sense of organization
-    Patient, professional, understanding and able to see the human side of the project overall scope
-    Visionary, team player with excellent communications skills
-    Knowledge in Arabic language is a plus
-    Ability to represent and follow IECD values

CONDITIONS 

Status: Contract according to French regulations - including training session in Paris prior to departure
Dates: As of November 2017 and for a period of one year with the possibility of extension
The project manager will be working under the supervision of: 

-    The IECD Country Director in the Palestinian Territories
-    In cooperation with the MSE coordination desk based in Paris
Location: Al Aizarieh, Jerusalem governorate - Palestinian Territories

Compensation Package:

-    Based on profile and experience
-    Partial accommodation costs will be covered by IECD
-    Costs of project related transportation expenses are included
-    Complete medical and social package (state health cover, repatriation, complementary health insurance) and French supplementary pension contribution


CONTACT
Please forward your application (CV and letter of application) – Ref “TPO-Resp operations” to the recruitment office, 
 
jobs.bca@yahoo.com

IECD: Project Manager – Education Center

The Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement (IECD) is a French development organization operating in the field of international solidarity. With its partners, it constructs environments that allow every person to reveal their talents, build a better future, and become a responsible actor in his/her country. Today, IECD and its local partners implement several programs for professional integration support, access to education, support to small enterprises and health care projects.

IECD has been operating in Palestinian Territories since 2007.  Today, IECD and its partners implement educational and support to small enterprises programs. 

PROJECT

The project; put in place in partnership with a local group the Bethany Charitable Association and the Palestinian Education Ministry, is dedicated to the development of children and youths between the ages of 8 and 15 years old in east Jerusalem. 
It favors active teaching methods and a constant interaction between the teachers and the students. Since January 2012, IECD is managing in Al Azairieh an educational program for children and teenager from Al Azairieh and its region to reinforce their academic level and personal development and build a better future
The project aims to propose a global development for the youth in a cognitive and social, emotional, psychological and physical aspect. 

Activities proposed at the center:

-Remedial classes for children who are facing academic difficulties
-A course of orientation and preparation for entry to the university, dedicated to the most promising students
-Recreational activities to enable young people to acquire personal, artistic and sporting skills
-Personalized follow-up of young people and their families 

Since September 2015, the activities are developed in a traditional Palestinian house which has been totally rehabilitated; a garden has been laid out and a sports field is under construction. The IECD relies on the assistance of the "Bethany Charitable Association", its local partner.
 
To carry out these activities, the IECD is looking for a Project Manager for "Al Hamawi Educational Center" welcoming children and youth of Al-Aizarieh (Bethany) and the surrounding areas.

2016 Results:

-250 children from 8 to 15 years old;
-120 beneficiaries of remedial classes in Math and Arabic (13-14 years old);
-158 beneficiaries of extra-curricular activities: art, sport, photography and theatre (13-15 years old);
-147 beneficiaries of 2 summer camps (8-15 years old).
-1 center and 9 partner schools

MISSION 

The Project Manager will be in charge of the general project management, will supervise the project team and be in charge of the relations with the partners and all stakeholders involved.
 
1 / Organization and supervision of project activities

-Implement activities and monitor the operations
-Respect the rules of use of the centre and its rooms (security, logistics, stock ...)
-Follow up of the beneficiaries; Update the attendee’s database
-Formalize the existing pedagogical expertise (methods, tools), and work transversally with headquarters and other countries
 
2 / Research and consolidation of partnerships

-Support the local partner "Bethany Charitable Association", participate in the monitoring and decision-making bodies (eg. Board of Directors)
-Identify and develop local partnerships (associations, public institutions, NGOs ...)
-Supervising and developing relationships with the local community: meetings and events dedicated to parents, youth and civil society in general
-Liaise with institutions, including the Ministry of Education
 
3 / End of the sports field building

-Follow negotiations with landlord and neighbors
-Continue the definition of requirements, conduct of tenders and control of works
 
4 / Development of new activities

-Define the Center's needs and strategy development
-Pilot the creation of new activities, in particular on the sports court
 
5 / Budgetary and financial management control

-Verify the application of the IECD procedures and the various financial partners of the project
-Track expenses and finances
-Update the estimated budget over three months and one year, in liaison with the administrative and financial manager
 
6 / Project Management

-Maintain the dynamics and quality of the project
-Ensure reporting (internal & external)
-Monitor and follow the objectives and results set by the financial partners
-Manage assessments and support audits
-Communicate on the project
 
7 / Human Resources Management

-Recruitment, management, training, evaluation and loyalty of the local team (approximately 15 employees): development of skills, use of internal and external expertise
-Facilitate the team and ensure internal communication
 
8 / Identification and mobilization of new financial partners to ensure the continuation of the project

-Preparation of proposals for potential financial partners
-Prepare multi-year project budgets

PROFILE

Education: Masters / business school, development, economics / management, political science
Experience: 5 years minimum preferably in the field of international solidarity
Knowledge of Palestine and the region will be greatly appreciated

Required skills:

Operational Project Management
Activity monitoring and financial management
Good drafting skills
French and English speaking is essential - understanding of Arabic is highly appreciated

Expected Qualities:

Autonomous, organization and rigor
Leadership, versatility and pragmatism
Sense of human relations and communication
Taste for teamwork and pedagogy with a view to accompaniment and "transfer of skills"
Adherence to the values of IECD: Repecy of the other , spirit of service, professional commitment
 
POSITION CONDITIONS

Status : Agreement under French Law - Volontariat de la Solidarité Internationale
Pre-training for one to two weeks in Paris
Location: Al Aizarieh, frequent trips to be planned in Ramallah and Jerusalem
Dates of the position: no later than 1 November 2017, for 2 years
Under the responsibility of the Country Manager

Global Package:

Compensation according to profile
Participation in housing
Airfare B / R per year of mission
Complete medical and social package (sickness, repatriation, additional mutual) and pension contribution

CONTACT

Please forward your application (CV and letter of application) – Ref “TPO-Resp operations” to the recruitment office, 
 
jobs.bca@yahoo.com

AFSC: Palestine Program Manager

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker Organization which works with people from various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. AFSC’s work in Palestine dates back to the year 1949 when the AFSC offered support and help for Palestinians seeking refuge in Gaza after 1948. Since 1950 AFSC has also
conducted work in Israel. Today AFSC’s work for a just and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis is based on the principle of equal rights, including self-determination; ending the Israeli military occupation of the 1967 Palestinian territories; and the recognition of the right of return of refugees. AFSC advocates for these principles in the US. In order to maintain its independence AFSC does not accept any US government funding for its work in the Middle East.

Job Title:                   Palestine Program Manager Reporting to:            Country Representative Location:                   Jerusalem
Main job purpose:

The purpose of the job is to lead AFSC’s work to implement the identified strategic priorities in the Palestine Program. The Program Manager is the overall responsible for the implementation of the projects and the achievement of the planned results. Activities within the Palestine Program will be implemented in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Gaza and inside 48 whenever activities include Palestinian from 48.

Job relationships:

The Palestine Program Manager reports to the Country Representative, is member of the country team (based in Jerusalem and in Gaza) and interacts in specific tasks with regional staff (based in Amman). It has a collegial relationship with the Program Director Middle East based in Philadelphia and the Middle East QIAR.

S/he supervises the Palestine Program Coordinator based in Gaza.

1.        Program development and delivery

Strategic development
•    Effectively develop and implement AFSC’s strategy in Palestine according to the priorities established by the country office.
•    Ensure that  we are appropriately accountable to  partners,  young  people  and  other participants that take part in the activities. 


•   Participate in strategic planning exercises with country and other relevant regional and/or
US planning exercises.

Commitment to learning, monitoring and evaluation
•    Ensure learning by the Palestine program from relevant best practice internally and externally
•    Monitor and evaluate regularly the performance of projects and partners against agreed program objectives and indicators.
•    Be a source of technical support to partners in order to improve their projects and optimize change/impact.
•    Develop  both  planning  and  monitoring  reports  in  colaboration  with  the  Program Coordinator  based  in Gaza.  Those  reports  will  include:  quarterly  reports  about  the progress of the Palestine Program, donor reports and other type of reporting that may be required by the governance structures of AFSC in the Central Office (i.e. IPEC).

Partnership development
•    Assess, develop and expand AFSC partnerships in  support  of the AFSC Palestine program.
•   Negotiate and maintain relationships with other organizations working to promote AFSC’s
priorities.
•    Reach  out  collaboratively  to  other  relevant  agencies;  encourage  development  fo partnership with organizaitons that are not specifically youth-serving.

2.        Program Representation

In close cooperation with relevant staff in the country offices and US based staff

•    In cooperation with other staff in the region, plan activities to deliver outcomes on top priority advocacy issues for the program, including media profile where appropriate.
•    Ensure that the voices of Palestine program partners are heard by US audiences, and in particular AFSC global staff and constituents.
•    Ensure  that  the  program  is  represented  through  accurate,  compelling  and  timely information on the AFSC website and other communication and media.
•    When requested, facilitate visits from the Palestine Program to the US and the visits of international delegations to the Palestine Program.
•    In consultation with the Country Representative, develop close links with key donors with shared interests in the program, to understand and influence their changing interests and priorities.
•    Develop and maintain good and productive relations with Palestinian organizations in general, making sure that such relation represents accurately the values of AFSC.
•   Ensure that the program is known and coordinated with olther Programs in the country.

3.        People management and development

Interns, fellows and volunteers:
•   Manage interns/fellows and volunteers working with the Palestine Program. 


The Palestine Program Manager manages  the Program Coordinator based in Gaza, concretely:

•    Provides support, guidance and direction in the articulation of the priorities for the Program in Gaza.
•   Supports the Coordinator in Gaza in selecting partners and interventions.
•    Supports the Coordinator in Gaza in implementing monitoring tools in order to provide updates and reports to donors and AFSC.
•   Ensures coherence between the activities in Gaza and those in the WB and inside 48.
•   Supports the day to day operations in Gaza either remotely or by periodic visits to Gaza.
•    Develops workplans with the Program Coordinator and sets up professional goals for his carreer development.

4.        Financial, legal and risk management

Budget
•    Develop the program budget in cooperation with the Palestine Program Coordinator based in Gaza .
•    In cooperation with the AFSC Regional Administration and Finance Coordinator and the Finance and Administration Manager based Gaza, monitor and report on the program’s budget.
•   Follow  donor  and  AFSC’s  financial  regulations  and  support  the  Palestine  Program
Coordinator in Gaza to follow those regulations.
•   Provide when needed updated financial reports on the status of the Program’s budget.

Legal compliance and risk management
•   Follow on legislative changes that may take place and notify accordingly to the Country
Representative.
•    Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to delivering the program in Palestine and its impact.

5.        Other duties

As required by the Country Representative. 


Experience and Skills Required:

•    Project Management: Five years or more experience working with responsibility for design and delivery of projects preferably in civil society sector. Ability to think strategically and make analysis required for project development.
•    Financial Management: Experience of developing and managing a budget; experience of external grant management.
•   Partnership development: Proven ability to negotiate and maintain relationships.
Evidence of a facilitative style of leadership and ability to create an environment which encourages teamwork.
•    Donor relationships: The entrepreneurial skills to assess interests of donors, identify common interests and think strategically. Proven ability to present work to donors and to win their support. Reliablility in monitoring and reporting on commitments.
•    Communication Skills: Excellent fluent written and verbal Arabic and English. communication skills. High ability to communicate sensitively and assertively with a wide range of stakeholders and to connect with diverse audiences.
•   Work with Youth: Previous experience of work with young adults and knowledge of the
Palestinian youth sector. (Desirable)
•    Networking skills: Proven ability to network effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, including media, government agencies, international and national non- governmental organizations and community based organizations, and to raise AFSC profile.
•    Practical commitment to Quaker values: including demonstrated cross cultural sensitivity and commitment to diversity
•    Organisation, administration and time management skills: to successfully manage and administer a complex workload within the deadlines needed.
•   IT proficiency: Demonstrated familiarity with MS Office
•    Team working, interpersonal and relationship building skills: as a member of the country team and in representational roles with various stakeholders and with volunteers
•   Creative/Innovative
•   Ability to be flexible and manage ambiguity.

Submission of Applications

Interested candidates should send by email an updated CV and a letter of interest to meroadmin@afsc.org before August 20th 2017 close of business indicating in the subject “Palestine Program Manager” .  Late applications will not be accepted.

It is expected that the selected candidate will start working with AFSC by October 1st 2017.

The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, nationality, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability
 

War Child Holand: Research Coordinator

Background
War Child (WC) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. We strive to empower children and young people while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of conflict affected children and young people. In the next five years (2016 – 2020), based on innovation of our approaches, and solid research of our outcomes and impact, War Child aims to evolve towards a globally renowned and recognised expert organisation in the field of psychosocial well-being of children and youth affected by conflict. 
Project background
One of our research projects is focused on the development of a tool to better understand which children and families might be in need for additional psychosocial care. A group of selected and trusted members of Palestinian communities in the West Bank who are closely connected to children/families in their community, will be trained in the use of this tool. The tool gives a series of vignettes (fictional case stories) and illustrations which describe children and families experiencing clusters of emotional, behavioural and relationship issues.  Facilitators and key community members will be asked whether any of the children and families they see in their communities match the vignettes and illustrations. After positive identification (a “match”), an assessment will be done by trained War Child/partner staff to confirm whether the child is experiencing the kinds of problems we are trying to detect, and to refer the children/families to relevant available services. 

This first phase of the research project is focused on the accuracy of the tool; the goal of the research is to see whether the tool really works to recommend the right children/families in the community for extra help. This will be done by a comparison of the detection tool outcomes with outcomes of an already validated clinical assessment (done by a Palestinian clinical psychologist) and self-rating assessments done by a research team. The research team will be composed of a Research Coordinator and several research assistants, under direct management from War Child oPt and technical supervision from War Child Research & Development department in Amsterdam. The research team will also work in collaboration with other War Child oPt staff, local academic contributors, clinical psychologists, and students. 
Roles and responsibilities
•    The Research Coordinator is essential to the success of any research project- s/he forms the backbone of a research team. 
•    The Research Coordinator will work within the oPt team and in close collaboration with the R&D team to coordinate all aspects of implementation of this research project.  
•    S/he will be responsible for
o    Finalising selection and hiring of a local research team including research assistants, students and clinical psychologists. This may involve:
    assisting in drafting job descriptions
    assisting in the circulation of advertisements to relevant networks
    participating in the screening and interview of potential applicants
    Taking a critical role in final selection of team together with the detection team (part of the R&D department). 
o    Assisting in competency and capacity-building of local research team and relevant War Child oPt staff in research methods, research ethics, and the detection tool, with support of the oPt team and R&D department. This competency-building will involve
    Basics of data collection for qualitative and quantitative research projects
    Interviewing methods
    Conducting self-rating assessments
    Data management processes
    Research ethics including participant safety, confidentiality, reporting of adverse events, maintaining integrity of research data
    Child safe-guarding
o    Supervision and coordination of the tasks of the local research team including:
    Holding regular supervision meetings and performance appraisals
    Scheduling and coordination of data collection including managing all logistics such as transport, work schedules, resources required
    Data management
    Monitoring of quality of data collection, adherence to ethical practices, and intervention fidelity
    Overseeing data entry, and able to be responsible for data set cleaning. 
    Communicating key information from the research in a simple, clear, effective way to stakeholders that are non-researchers
o    Managing and reporting on adverse events and serious adverse events related to implementing the research project according to War Child data management protocols
o    Participating in regular research supervision and coordination meetings with War Child Holland R&D department. 

Reporting
•    The Research Coordinator will report to the Programme Development Manager oPT with technical guidance from the War Child Holland Research and Development department in Amsterdam.

Profile
Essential:
•    Masters level degree in relevant field (e.g. Psychology, Nursing, Education, Public Health, Social Sciences).
•    At least 3 years’ experience in leading and coordinating field-based/community-based research with human subjects in a relevant field (i.e. psychosocial support, education, and/or child protection). 
•    Proven track record in implementing research activities and quantitative data management for human subjects’ research projects.
•    Experience in supervising research assistants and building competency. 
•    Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written) and Arabic.
•    Ability to communicate the results of research to others in a simple, clear, effective way.
•    Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
•    Demonstrated ability to enter and clean data using SPSS or similar data analyses software
•    Available for 0.7 FTE per week, committed to invest at least 5 months in contributing to our research agenda in occupied Palestinian territory. Possibility for contract extension pending funding availability.
•    Ability to work in East Jerusalem and travel throughout the West Bank.

Desirable:
•    Local candidates are preferred. Extensive experience working within occupied Palestinian territory a strong advantage. 
•    Experience in (basic) analyses of data sets in SPSS of similar software package.
•    Previous extensive experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Job Location
East Jerusalem with frequent travel to other locations in the West Bank including Jordan Valley.

Time frame
The assignment is expected to start in September, 2017.

How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before the 27th of August and mention ‘Research Coordinator’ in the title of the email. Make sure to send your CV and cover letter in English to info.opt@warchild.nl

Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not re-apply. 

War Child strives to create an inclusive work environment. Candidates from all backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences who judge that they are able to fill all or most of the essential requirements for this role are encouraged to apply.


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to undertake a written assessment in English.
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SOIR: Programme Officer Palestine

Position: Programme Officer Palestine. National Position.
Place of duty: Ramallah
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility for extension. Starting date asap
Reporting to: Country Director Palestine

IM Swedish Development Partner (IM) [Swedish Organization for Individual Relief] is a Swedish development organisation fighting and exposing poverty and exclusion operating in five regions worldwide. The organisation was founded in 1938 to defend human dignity, as a reaction against the fascist ideologies, hatred and violence that spread in Europe at the time. IM promote the development of a strong and democratic civil society by collaborating with partner organisations. IM has been working in the Middle East since the late 1960s in the area of intellectual disability. At present IM Middle East works with partners in Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon in the areas of disability and women’s rights.

In Palestine IM is working with partners in the areas of rights of persons with disabilities and women’s rights. Other components of Palestine program work are economic empowerment, inclusive education and support to civil society.

The Programme Officer (PO) will be responsible for assigned partners, including overall planning, monitoring and evaluation. PO will be responsible for suggesting partners for selection, conducting assessment, follow-up and management in accordance with IM’s approach to partnership, strategic processes and qualitative requirements.

In addition, PO will support the development of financial and narrative plans and reports, in accordance with relevant authorities’ requirements for non-governmental organizations and IM requirements.

The position requires extensive experience from development cooperation particularly in supporting civil society organizations as agents of change, preferably in the fields of IM Palestine’s areas of work and/or other work experience from the region. A successful candidate will have a strong commitment to fighting poverty and exclusion, sharing IMs approach to partnership and rights-based development cooperation. The position requires the ability to travel for work both within Palestine and regionally as well as having a minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience. Strong analytical and networking skills as well as excellent English is essential.

Interested in this position? Please send your application consisting of one page cover letter and your CV, with salary request to poregional@manniskohjalp.se before COB August 29, 2017. Please write “PO Palestine” as your subject.

For questions please contact IM Regional Director, Jenny Oskarsson: jenny.oskarsson@manniskohjalp.se