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

NRC: Modalities of Work and Programming of international assistance in Area C – Palestine

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR NRC AND ACTION AGAINST HUNGER IN PALESTINE 

TITLE:     Expert Opinion on Modalities of Work and Programming for a Transitional Development Assistance Scheme for Palestinian Communities in Area C of the West Bank
 


REQUESTED SERVICE

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation which provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. NRC re-established its presence in Palestine in January 2009. Action Against Hunger is an independent, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation fighting hunger around the world by attacking the causes that originate it. Action Against Hunger established its presence in the occupied Palestinian territory in 2002 and provides food security assistance, livelihoods, shelter, water and sanitation facilities. 
NRC in collaboration with Action Against Hunger are seeking an Expert Opinion to develop a comprehensive funding and programming strategy for provision of international assistance in Area C,  while addressing the unique needs of the different Palestinian communities there, so as to create a robust contiguum of humanitarian relief and development interventions that can flexibly be applied in Area C communities in Palestine and that strengthens the ties between these communities and the entire West Bank, while building a strategic and operational coordination architecture between humanitarian and development actors, including national and local authorities. This strategy will aim to inform donors and their partners in developing risk management strategies and programs that will promote non-aid-dependent future for at-risk communities in Area C.
The author will be requested to compile an Expert Opinion, focusing on the following questions:
•    Outline the possible approaches for effective linking of humanitarian relief and development, in general and within the specific context of Palestine, in order to formulate a strategy for a contiguum of relevant interventions focusing on the needs in Area C and the need for the integration of Area C within the entire West Bank. 
    Funding: How can more flexible funding streams be developed in order to enable a more robust delivery of aid and development in Area C?
    Risk Mitigation: What risk management mechanisms should be utilized in order to ensure buy-in from donors and sustainability? How can factoring risk appraisals be incorporated in program design? 
    Interventions: What relevant interventions are effective and should be included in the contiguum of interventions that the EU and Member States should promote in Area C?
    Coordination: what is the role of coordination mechanism where donors, aid agencies and relevant PA ministries discuss sector-specific, humanitarian relief and development interventions?

    
Detailed ToR to be finalized with selected consultant. Consultant’s skills and experience must reflect the desired expertise.


REPORTING
•    The expert opinion should, optimally, be limited to between 10-20 pages. 
•    An initial draft of the expert opinion should be submitted to NRC and Action Against Hunger by 2 October 2017, in accordance with research outputs, for review. 
•    This draft will be reviewed by NRC and Action Against Hunger and returned with any edits within a week. 
•    The final draft should be submitted to NRC and Action Against Hunger by 20 October 2017.

Field Research in Palestine    1-15 September 2017
Submit First Draft for Comments    2 October 2017
Review of 1st Draft by NRC and Action Against Hunger    3 Oct – 11 Oct
Finalize Report     12 Oct – 20 Oct
Submit final draft     20 October 2017


APPLICATIONS 

The following documents and certificates must be annexed to the expression of interest. 

•    Curriculum Vitae and Copy of all relevant Certificates. 
•    A letter of interest
•    A detailed price quote for the services, including estimated working hours and hourly rate, transportation, accommodation, per diem, visa fees as needed and tax payments to local and international authorities. 

    
* Please note all dates are provisional dates and NRC and Action Against Hunger reserve the right to modify this schedule.


 

NRC:Call for a Consultancy Service (Expert Opinion on Planning Needs of Palestinian Communities in Area C of the West Bank )

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR NRC AND ACTION AGAINST HUNGER IN PALESTINE 

TITLE:     Expert Opinion on Planning Needs of Palestinian Communities in Area C of the West Bank 


REQUESTED SERVICE

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation which provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. NRC re-established its presence in Palestine in January 2009. Action Against Hunger is an independent, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation fighting hunger around the world by attacking the causes that originate it. Action Against Hunger established its presence in the occupied Palestinian territory in 2002 and provides food security assistance, livelihoods, shelter, water and sanitation facilities. 

NRC, in collaboration with Action Against Hunger, is seeking an Expert Opinion to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing the unique planning needs of the Palestinian communities in Area C, as a whole and according to their specific characteristics, for the purposes of informing donors and their partners in investing in the long-term sustainability of communities in Area C and promoting the connectivity of Area C communities to the entire West Bank.
The author will be requested to compile an Expert Opinion, focusing on the following questions and comments:
•    Outline the planning needs of communities in Area C, according to principles of equality across the West Bank and while taking into account the challenges of occupation and the unique rights and needs of Area C communities; as well as building on the operational and policy experience
    How can planning for at-risk communities overcome the limitations created by the occupation – including the very constraints on planning- and enable a new strategy going forward? What unique planning needs do Area C, and in particular, rural communities have and how must they be addressed?
    What development needs must be identified and planned for in Area C and how do they link communities in Area C to areas A and B? Will this also improve the level of service provision for remote communities in Area C, and how?
    How can existing plans best be aligned with national plans? How should international actors apply plans for Area C in alignment with the integral agenda of the Palestinian Authority for the entire West Bank? 
    What new and/or existing coordination mechanisms are crucial for integrating the work of international organizations and donors within the work of the PA in and for Area C? Which local Palestinian authorities are key to the planning endeavor and how can the international community ensure buy-in from these actors? How can different layers of coordination at government, donors and international organizations levels be more effective and interlinked?

    
Detailed ToR to be finalized with selected consultant. Consultant’s skills and experience must reflect the desired expertise.


REPORTING
•    The expert opinion should, optimally, be limited to between 10-20 pages. 
•    An initial draft of the expert opinion should be submitted to NRC and Action Against Hunger by 2 October 2017, in accordance with research outputs, for review. 
•    This draft will be reviewed by NRC and Action Against Hunger and returned with any edits within a week. 
•    The final draft should be submitted to NRC and Action Against Hunger by 20 October 2017.

Field Research in Palestine    1-15 September 2017
Submit First Draft for Comments    2 October 2017
Review of 1st Draft by NRC and Action Against Hunger    3 Oct – 11 Oct
Finalize Report     12 Oct – 20 Oct
Submit final draft     20 October 2017


APPLICATIONS 

The following documents and certificates must be annexed to the expression of interest. 

•    Curriculum Vitae and Copy of all relevant Certificates. 
•    A letter of interest
•    A detailed price quote for the services, including estimated working hours and hourly rate, transportation, accommodation, per diem, visa fees as needed and tax payments to local and international authorities. 


* Please note all dates are provisional dates and NRC and Action Against Hunger reserve the right to modify this schedule.

NRC: Invitation to a Tender (External Evaluation of the West Bank Protection Consortium)

NRC, as lead facilitating agency for the West Bank Protection Consortium, seeks a qualified individual or company to conduct an External Evaluation of the West Bank Protection Consortium, established in January 2015.  

COUNTRY        :    occupied Palestinian territory
DURATION        :    35 working days (September-November 2017)
REPORTING TO    :    Consortium Secretariat 

A. Background 

The situation in the oPt remains a protracted protection crisis with humanitarian consequences. There is at present an increasing need to support 500,000 Palestinians living in Area C and East Jerusalem, who routinely experience violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL) relating to policies of forcible transfer. The coercive environment which gives rise to forcible transfer manifests itself through a discriminatory permit regime for construction, lack of access to basic services, forced evictions and planned relocations, confiscation and destruction of civilian property, obstruction of humanitarian assistance through destruction or seizure of relief items, land expropriation, movement and access restrictions declarations of live fire zones and closed areas, settler violence and military operations.

The West Bank Protection Consortium (hereafter, the ‘Consortium’) was established in January 2015 to protect Palestinians in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, from individual and mass forcible transfer. The Consortium has brought together five INGO Partners (NRC, as lead agency, Action Against Hunger, ACTED, GVC and PUI – hereafter the ‘Partners’) with complementary field presence and sectorial expertise in order to develop a more holistic, protection-centred humanitarian response focused on prevention, emergency response and humanitarian advocacy. The Consortium is currently funded by nine Donors – DG-ECHO, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and Sweden – through various projects.  

Capitalizing on their strategic alliance, Partners have collaboratively developed an ‘Integrated Protection Approach’ to counter prevalent violations of IHL which give rise to forcible transfer. Crucially, the Consortium engages the targeted communities in assessing their vulnerability and in mapping appropriately corresponding protection responses, while also aiming to increase the capacity of the community to make informed decisions about their safety and organize their resources and efforts to reduce exposure to harm. Further, material assistance, essential services and emergency support including the rehabilitation of essential infrastructure such as homes, schools, WASH facilities, roads, land, and livelihood inputs are provided to communities and households affected or at risk of being affected by forcible transfer in order to assist them to stay in their location, to use their land and to support community empowerment. The Consortium also provides legal representation, counseling and advice to its beneficiaries. This assistance is supported with humanitarian and legal advocacy initiatives undertaken to promote lasting change in the relevant legislation, case law, policies and practices which give rise to forcible transfer and to seek restitution in cases of forcible transfer, demolition, seizure, eviction, and settler violence. This integrated approach endeavors to ensure that communities are sufficiently protected and equipped with both tangible and intangible assets, in order to remain in their current location of choice, and thus prevent their forcible transfer.

The results pursued by the Consortium and its main activities are as follows:

Result 1: Support Community empowerment and mobilization for communities living in an environment in which IHL violations are prevalent: 1.1. Implementation of the Community-based Protection Approach (CPA) to reinforce community capacities and coping mechanisms, through vulnerability, legal and incident profiling and the provision of risk preparedness tools and resources. 1.2. Implementation of an Early Warning and Response System for IHL/IHRL violations, in particular settler violence and excessive use of force by Israeli Forces, to alert incidents, provide emergency responses and refer affected persons/communities to appropriate agencies for complimentary services required for their protection. 1.3. Strengthening of community capacity to engage National and Local Authorities, Humanitarian and Development actors for their protection from IHL violations, the restoration of public life and provision of adequate services.

Result 2. Households and communities at risk of forcible transfer have access to essential services, material assistance, legal aid and cash or in-kind emergency support:  2.1. Provision of material assistance and essential services to communities vulnerable to forcible transfer, including the rehabilitation of critical infrastructure to allow community members to stay in their locale of choice and adequately use their land and property. 2.2. Systematic response to individual and mass demolition through technical assessment, cash and in-kind assistance, and response monitoring.  2.3. Responsive and remedial actions to reduce the risks for and mitigating the impact of incidents of settler or Israeli Forces violence and established patterns of abuse through protective responses, cash and in-kind assistance. 2.4. Legal representation, counselling and technical assistance to allow for timely, effective and unimpeded humanitarian response, and the recovery of those adversely affected. 

Result 3. Seeking to promote changes in policies and practices, which lead to FT: 3.1. Targeted research, policy development and humanitarian advocacy undertaken with Third States and intergovernmental organizations to challenge policies and practices resulting in forcible, with a focus on corollary violations of international law such as the acquisition of territory by force, deprivation of essential services and obstruction of humanitarian relief. 3.2. Policy and coordination support to the Palestinian Authority to reinforce their role in preventing forcible transfer and in extending essential services to vulnerable communities, particularly in Area C. 3.3. Strategic outreach to the humanitarian and development community, academia and the media to further raise awareness about the coercive environment and rights of the protected population, with a focus on advancing the right to development of Area C communities in the context of prolonged Occupation.

Within the framework of the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), the Consortium contributes to the coordinated humanitarian response in the West Bank through coordination by the Shelter, Protection (including the Legal Task Force and Settler Violence Working Group), WASH, Food Security, Education and Health Clusters. The Integrated Protection Approach is envisaged to support the three strategic objectives of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan: 1. The rights of Palestinians under occupation are protected in accordance with IHL and IHRL; 2. Ensure acutely-vulnerable Palestinians under occupation in Gaza and the West Bank have access to essential services; 3. Strengthen the ability of acutely-vulnerable Palestinian households to cope with protracted threats and shocks.

The Consortium maintains a strong focus on learning and participatory field monitoring and evaluation. The Community-based Protection Approach, specifically, supports outcome monitoring based on a continuous process of analysis of protection vulnerabilities and needs, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative data drawn from semi-structured surveying, individual interviews, focus groups, transects and sectoral surveys. An Internal Evaluation of the Consortium was carried out in mid-2016 to inform the Consortium’s structure, functioning, strategy and operations. The Evaluation investigated the Consortium’s effectiveness in relation to its initial results, based on a literature review, secondary analyses of monitoring data, and a beneficiary perceptions survey. The Internal Evaluation was later complemented in April-May 2017 by a Case Study of the Consortium aimed at drawing an array of lessons learned and recommendations from this experience in order to inform DG-ECHO strategy and programming, particularly as regards transitioning to integrated protection approaches. The Case Study examined the context and process of formation of the Consortium, the relevance and evolution of its programming framework, its role in the humanitarian coordination structure and approach to vulnerability-based targeting. A more in-depth review of the Consortium’s Integrated Protection Approach - inter alia, its focus, methodologies and tools -  will be conducted in late 2017 to support continuous programming improvements. An external evaluation of NRC’s Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Program, which is partially funded through the Consortium, will also be carried out from September 2017 to February 2018 to assess its overall performance and guide future strategic direction. 

B. Purpose of the External Evaluation and Intended Use

The proposed Evaluation aims to externally verify the Consortium’s progress and achievements towards its stated objective of preventing the forcible transfer of vulnerable Palestinians in the West Bank. The Evaluation will form an evidence-based narrative around the added value that the Consortium has had in achieving these outcomes. The Evaluation will explicitly assess:  

1.    The outcomes of the Consortium since its formation in January 2015, as defined by log-frame indicators, and its impact, to the extent possible. 
2.    The added-value of working as a Consortium rather than as separate agencies – both programmatically in their impact, institutionally in the development of each agency and as a strategic consortium capable of supporting external transformation. 

As well as a focus on results, the evaluation will support the Consortium’s commitment to learning and sharing of lessons learned through two additional learning questions: 

1.    How the experiences of the Consortium can be used to guide its future direction and inform the broader humanitarian community in the oPt?
2.    How the experiences of the Consortium inform and strengthen future partnerships and program design for protection-centered humanitarian responses?

C. Scope of the Evaluation

Building on findings and learning from the Consortium’s ongoing monitoring and externally facilitated progress reviews, this external evaluation will critically look at the Consortium’s performance and the outcomes of its work across different programmatic areas and geographic locations over the past two and a half years. Performance will be evaluated and learning identified against the following outcome indicators: 

•    Outcome indicator 1. 70% of communities provided to by the Consortium increase their recorded protection from forcible transfer. 
•    Outcome indicator 2. 65% of beneficiaries reporting an improved feeling of safety and dignity.
•    Outcome indicator 3. 85% of beneficiaries in Area C who have eviction or demolition orders remain in their homes due to legal representation provided through the Consortium.
•    Outcome indicator 4. 90 % of households who received post-incident emergency support (in the form of cash and/or in-kind assistance) are not displaced after the response.
•    Outcome indicator 5. 50 actions are taken by Third Parties to challenge or mitigate policies which lead to forcible transfer.

Outcome indicator 2, specifically, will require the Consultant(s) to conduct a beneficiary survey (see methodology below). 

The assessment will use the ‘DAC Criteria for Evaluating Development Assistance ’ – relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability – and some of the associated questions to systematically review the Consortium’s performance. Broadly, the evaluation could be guided by the following sets of research questions:

Relevance:
•    What, if anything, makes the Consortium’s integrated protection approach unique in the oPt context; and what can this uniqueness be attributed to? 
•    Has the Consortium model created opportunities for cross-learning and fertilization across Partners? If so, in what form has this taken place?
•    Are the results and activities of the Consortium consistent with the attainment of its overall goal?
•    Do the Consortium mandate, structure and program design provide enough flexibility to adapt to changes in the context? 

Effectiveness: 
•    To what extent were the objectives achieved/are likely to be achieved? What evidence is there of the Consortium’s effectiveness across programmatic areas and geographic locations?
•    Would the protection response have been less effective, as effective, or more effective had there not been an NGO Consortium?
•    How effective has the Consortium model been compared to other models of protection response in the oPt?
•    What were the major factors influencing the achievement or non-achievement of the objectives?
•    To what extent the Consortium enhanced the timeliness and quality of protective responses?
•    Are adequate mechanisms in place to ensure accountability to beneficiaries, including feedback and complaints resolution mechanisms?
•    How effective and efficient is the Consortium’s vulnerability-based targeting system?

Efficiency:
•    How well has the Consortium leveraged co-financing for strategic impact, value for money, and institutional strengthening?
•    What scale of operations has the Consortium been able to achieve over time?
•    Were the activities cost-efficient?
•    Was the Consortium’s programming implemented in the most cost-efficient way compared to alternatives?
•    Has the Consortium’s structure guaranteed and supported efficiency and effectiveness at all levels in governance, program and financial management? How could the Consortium’s structure be further improved to support efficient and effective processes and ensure accountability?
•    Does the Consortium structure contribute to creating synergies by taking the best from each Partner and combining to a greater whole, reducing duplication? 
•    Are adequate information management/sharing and record keeping protocols in place?

Impact: 
•    What real difference has the Consortium made to the beneficiaries?
•    Has the Consortium strengthened the resilience of targeted communities against forcible transfer?
•    How many people and communities have benefited from the Consortium?
•    Is the Consortium model able to achieve any greater impact compared to responses implemented by its Partner agencies individually? If so, how?
•    Were there any unexpected negative impacts? If so, how can these be addressed in the future?
•    Which elements could be improved in the design to further improve protection benefits at both household and community levels?
•    Has the Consortium had any effect on gender dynamics at the household and community levels? How can the Consortium strengthen positive change in this area?

Sustainability: 
•    What changes in the policy environment, if any, can be attributed to the Consortium’s advocacy?
•    What opportunities lie ahead of the Consortium in examining its humanitarian approach to long-term, chronic vulnerabilities?
•    Has the Consortium considered and implemented exit strategies? If so, in what way?
•    Does the Consortium offer opportunities for transitioning from relief to development? If so, what are the recommendations for taking the model into a transitioning phase on onwards towards future development?
•    Has the Consortium helped improve the broader humanitarian community’s approaches, tools, and strategies to better incorporate a protection-oriented response?
•    Has the Consortium contributed to localizing aid? 
•    Has the Consortium strengthened the capacities of local stakeholders? If so, in what way?
•    To what extent have beneficiaries been engaged in/empower by Consortium activities? In what way? 
•    Is the Consortium prepared for potential future developments in its areas of operation (e.g.: escalation of conflict)?

D. Methodology

The methodology to be adopted during the evaluation would include: 
•    A desk review of the relevant literature and Consortium documents; 
•    Secondary analyses of Consortium monitoring data, both quantitative and qualitative;
•    Stakeholder interviews with internal and external key informants, including staff from Partner agencies, Consortium Donors, Clusters and UN agencies, NGOs operating in the West Bank, and officials from Palestinian national and local authorities;
•    A household survey with a representative sample of beneficiaries to understand what difference the Consortium has made in their life, in particular as regards perceptions of safety and dignity and their resilience to forcible transfer;
•    Structured interviews and/or Focus Group Discussions with beneficiaries (men/women/marginalized groups) to understand how impacts manifested and obtain further beneficiary feedback. 

An explicit focus on methodologies that are friendly to/engage/are led by beneficiaries is essential to the development of the findings. 

E. Required Qualifications

NRC is seeking a consultant or team of consultants with proven experience in humanitarian protection and evaluations. The following qualifications:

Required (for the lead consultant):
-    Advanced university degree in Social Sciences or other related field
-    At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in protection/humanitarian programming in an international context
-    Excellent research and evaluation skills. Must have completed at least two high quality programme evaluations in the last five years, at least one of them being related to protection response in emergencies/humanitarian crises. 
-    Excellent writing and communication skills in English (Reference and production of sample work required)
-    Innovation and lessons learned
-    Willingness to travel to project sites (NRC will provide full security briefing)
-    Ability to meet deadlines

Desirable:
-    Sound understanding of IHL/IHRL
-    Knowledge of the oPt context
-    Prior experience evaluating DG-ECHO funded humanitarian protection projects

G. Time Frame and Budget Considerations
Expressions of interest should be forwarded to the nrc.opt.procurement@nrc.no no later than 27 August 2017. The final decision on the candidate will be taken by 29 August 2017. Any queries to the ToR can be referred to renaud.rodier@nrc.no.
The evaluation should be conducted and finalised over a period of 35 working days, of which 25 days at least should be spent in Palestine. The evaluation is envisioned to take place between September and November 2017, and should be finalized no later than 15 November 2017. 

Applications should include a proposed budget for the evaluation, covering consultancy fees, return flight, accommodation, per diem, visa, insurances and communication.

The Consortium will provide the necessary logistical support for the consultant(s) while in Palestine. The Consortium will also provide a team of iterators for the fielding of the survey and data entry support. 

H. Deliverables and Reporting Deadlines

The consultant(s) will submit two reports and offer a presentation to Consortium Partners and Donors: 
    First draft report shared with the Consortium Steering Committee and DG-ECHO/DGD for feedback. 
    Meeting in Jerusalem to disseminate and discuss findings/recommendations with Consortium Partners and Donors.
    By November 15 2017, Final report (not exceeding 30 pages, excluding annexes) detailing the findings, lessons learned, conclusions and recommendations should be submitted to the Consortium Steering Committee and DG-ECHO/DGD for validation, with the consultant(s) having addressed their comments as appropriate.

The evaluation will systematically review the Consortium, offering factual support, analysis of activities, and synthesis of all information received for purposes of conclusion/recommendations. A final evaluation report offering a mere repetition of facts and activities will not be approved.

The evaluation report should consist of:
    Executive summary (2 pages)
    Table of contents
    Overview of the Consortium
    Methodology
    Main findings (to include commentary and analysis addressing the evaluation focus areas, including a section dedicated to the issue of particular lessons learned) 
    Conclusions and recommendations. Clear strategic and practical recommendations are expected in order to improve future activities and the Consortium’s program design.
    Appendices, to include – at minima – the evaluation terms of reference, methodology (including survey questionnaires and tabulated data) and a bibliography.

All material collected during the assessment process should be handed over to the Consortium Secretariat prior to the termination of the contract. 

I. Follow Up/Management Response

A management response from the Consortium’s Steering Committee, including any plans for incorporating recommendations into the Consortium programme, should be prepared no later than one month after receipt of the evaluation report. It is the responsibility of the Consortium Secretariat to ensure that the realization of these plans are monitored and documented.

Application Deadline: 27 August 2017

All proposals must include the following:
    CVs and evidence of evaluation experience for each proposed team member
    Outline of the evaluation framework, including proposed evaluation methods, description of data collection instruments, information sources and procedures of analyzing data and tentative timeline
    A proposed budget (see above)
    Example of strong published evaluation report (in English) produced by the lead consultant

Applicants may submit completed bids to nrc.opt.procurement@nrc.no. Please ensure that West Bank Protection Consortium External Evaluation appears in the Subject line of your email.
 

Diakonia: IHLRC Legal Advisor

Diakonia is a Swedish civil society organization working with a long-term and rights-based perspective to advance democracy and human rights, social and economic justice, gender equality, and peace and justice in developing countries. Our mission is to change unfair political, economic and social structures which generate poverty, oppression and violence. Diakonia’s Middle East regional office is looking for:

Position:                                    Legal Advisor
Placement:                                Jerusalem
Period:                                       1 year (with possibility of extension) pending funding.
Deadline for applications:       18 July 2017
Responsible to:                        Director, International Humanitarian Law
Resource Centre (IHLRC)


Form of employment Working hours are not regulated
Working hours are normally office hours, but travel is expected
Service volume
100% (37, 5 hour/week)
Location within the organization
Employer: Diakonia Country Office in Palestine/Israel, Jerusalem
The post holder will report to: Director – IHL Resource Centre
Place of employment: Country Office in Palestine/ Israel, Jerusalem

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and suitable candidates will be included in a roster valid for one year after closing of the present call for applications.


R e s p on s i b i l i t ie s:


Main Responsibilities:
The Legal Advisor will work within a dynamic team of legal, advocacy, information, policy and programming experts at the Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Resource Centre (IHLRC). She/he will conduct legal research, produce reports and briefs, deliver training sessions and presentations (50%). The position holder will also be required to lead, organize and implement strategic advocacy activities at the local and international level (50%) towards capacity Building.
     Conduct other tasks whenever requested or appointed by the Director. To    be responsible   to   prepare   regular   summary  reports   on   progress   of   grants
Management/administration to the programme director.
     Assist  the  programme director  to  prepare  annual  work  plans,  HR  plan  and procurement plan in line with IHL Resource Centre activities. 
S p e c i f i c R e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s :

The Legal Advisor will be responsible for the following specific tasks:

1.   Conceptualize and provide legal analysis on IHL/IHRL and related international law;
2.   Conduct legal research, writing and analysis for legal briefs, reports, fact sheets, responses to IHL Helpdesk enquiries, and other written materials;
3.   Support efforts towards strengthening presence and profile of the IHLRC in key advocacy fora, including establishing and developing relationships with key stakeholders;
4.   Prepare and present legal briefings and presentations to IHLRC target groups;
5.   Develop and conduct IHL/IHRL trainings, particularly related to mainstreaming IHL and related law into programming for humanitarian and development actors and donors;
6.   Participate in internal peer review of legal analysis and writings;
7.   Under the supervision of senior staff, lead, organize and implement strategic advocacy activities at the local and international level.
8.   Translating legal arguments into effective advocacy messaging and developing advocacy materials;
9.   Actively engage with visiting delegations, including with regard to organizational aspects;
10. Participate and represent the IHL Resource Centre in relevant legal fora and advocacy meetings;
11. Participating with the IHLRC Director and under his/her guidance in joint work with partner organizations as well as provide advice, development and capacity building of partners;
12. Contribute to the development of the IHLRC’s strategy, programme and policies,
including by working with the team and partners to identify thematic priorities;
13. Support gender mainstreaming in the organization and contribute to a more equal society through gender conscious behavior, role modeling, and openness towards capacity building
14. Assist senior management in other tasks where required.
15. Maintain strict standards of confidentiality;


Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s a n d s k i l l s :

1.   Degree in law (JD or LLM) with specialization and/or experience in international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international criminal law;
2.   Minimum of four years of experience working in international law, including in the non- profit sector;
3.   Excellent analytical, research, writing and editing skills;
4.   Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including diplomats, policy makers and state officials.
5.   Proven organizational skills and ability to multitasking;
6.   Excellent communications skills, in particular in public speaking;
7.   Excellent knowledge about the current oPt and Israel context, including of local civil society;
8.   Solid experience of team work and external networking;
9.   Preference for native-level English writing proficiency; strong command of Arabic and/or Hebrew highly desirable;
10. Ability to work flexible hours in a fast paced work environment and willingness to travel;
11. Strong organization skills, attention to detail, flexibility and sense of humor. 
A p p l i c a t i o n r e q u i r e m e n t s :

Cover letter (max 2 pages A4) and curriculum vitae, including at least two (2) references, along with an unedited writing sample/excerpt of maximum 3 pages A4, should be submitted by email to Diakonia by 18 July 2017 at  vacancies@jslm.diakonia.se

Incomplete application will be automatically excluded. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Diakonia is an equal employment opportunity organization.
 

Mercy Corps: INGO Forum Director - Nigeria

About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary
The INGO Forum in Nigeria was formed in late 2014 owing to a need for a collaborative platform for effective and principled INGO interaction, engagement and coordination of humanitarian, recovery and development interventions in Nigeria. In 2017 the INGO Forum is a critical platform for ensuring effective information sharing and analysis; leadership on advocacy and policy engagement; and liaison with government/donor/UN engagement and engagement ensuring the perspectives of INGOs and affected populations are ultimately included in decision-making processes. The INGO Forum is governed a core membership of 35 members (and 5 observers), an elected Executive Committee of three Country Directors and a Chair that works alongside a full term Secretariat to fulfil the function of the Forum. As of March 2017, the INGO Forum is administratively hosted by Mercy Corps in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja.

 
General Position Summary
The INGO Forum Director is overall responsible for facilitating, leading and quality managing  the work of the INGO Forum ensuring it remains relevant to the needs of its members and is appropriate to the context. Key duties include: proactive agenda setting; facilitating a space for NGO-NGO collaboration; enabling sharing of information and analysis for effective decision-making; high level representation of INGO interests in external meetings and planning efforts; and strategically guide and encourage common advocacy and policy engagement. The Director also manages the Secretariat of three full term staff. Plans are underway in 2017 for an expansion to at least five positions including to the operational humanitarian coordination platform based in Maiduguri. The position requires an individual with a strong understanding and ability to navigate complex humanitarian and development issues and landscape, build effective coalitions and relationships, and drive principled engagement of INGOs in the country particularly ensuring that the voices of affected populations and their protection is central to the various responses.

 
Essential Job Responsibilities
The INGO Forum Director will have purview of INGO engagement across Nigeria and engage predominantly at the Federal level elevating operational concerns in strategic decision-making mechanisms and processes and also engaging in regional and global platforms to raise the profile of the Nigeria context.

 

Strategic Coordination and Representation

Ensure transparent coordination mechanisms and regular information sharing between NGOs and other stakeholders.
Enable NGOs to coordinate at strategic and operational level in Nigeria by facilitating high quality, regular meetings of Country Directors, Senior Field Managers, thematic working groups, representatives of the INGO Forum and other mechanisms that maximizes the impact of INGO action in Nigeria. Ensuring information flows, feedback, drafting of relevant agenda and timely follow up on action points.
Encourage active and open dialogue between the INGO Secretariat, NGO Executive Committee and Plenary and Humanitarian Managers.
Participate in important policy and planning processes underway at the UN and government level that requires field level operational inputs from INGOs e.g. Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), multi-donor and UN longer-term recovery and development planning.
Provide a regular and reliable conduit for the UN, Government, donor representatives and other stakeholders to communicate and coordinate with NGOs
Help maintain high quality countrywide coordination within humanitarian actors and between humanitarian and conflict mitigation/peace-building, recovery and development/governance actors.
Coordinate visits of high level evaluation missions, UN and NGO missions, researchers, donors, diplomats as required
Increase and enhance INGO engagement with national NGOs and civil society groups to create potential coalitions around key thematic areas.
Identify opportunities and strategies for coordination with peace-building and development actors and humanitarians in Nigeria
 

Senior Level Representation

Actively represent INGO Forum member in senior humanitarian and development platforms e.g. HCT, ISWG, Donor Group, and ensure engagement with and high profile external discussions and ensure the dissemination of high quality written feedback.
Along with the NGO Steering Committee Chair and members, represent the NGO community at high-level fora including UN forums, multi-Donor meetings and other representative bodies as required including outside of Nigeria at capital level.
Work effectively with delegated representatives of the INGO Forum and ensure accountability to members.
 

Advocacy and Policy Leadership

Lead in implementation of Advocacy Strategy while mobilizing and leveraging support from member organizations.
Work with INGO Advocacy Working Group to regularly draft policy and positioning papers and briefs in line with collective views of INGO Forum members on topics of concern.
Actively engage high profile targets and allies within UN, GoN, donor and diplomatic communities in Nigeria and externally to further advocacy objectives.
Stay informed on global, regional and national opportunities to further advocacy objectives by anticipating key dates and ensuring adequate time to contribute productively. Liaise with relevant consortia to this end.

Collect, analyze and share information relevant to members and external stakeholders, often with the goal of influencing policies and improving operational or protection space.
 

Information Sharing, Analysis and Best Practice

Acting as focal point for information/experience sharing with and among NGOs on relevant issues including managing NGO Forum and NGO SC membership, contact lists and mailing lists
Offer regular analysis on key thematic and operational issues impacting humanitarian, recovery and development responses and affected populations.
Ensure timely response to requests for help and information from member organizations, non-member organizations and other stakeholders, such as donors, governments and UN agencies. Often this requires a high degree of coordination and the collection of sensitive information.
Create feedback mechanisms, open learning channels, support pilot efforts for knowledge management, and ensure information flow between NGOs.
Conduct active and continued research into prevailing humanitarian, socio-economic, geo-political, security situation in Nigeria, providing the Forum with regular updates.
Identify gaps in research and analysis that could be used by large numbers of the membership and hire and manage consultants as needed to assist with and complement this task.
 

Project Management and Human Resources 

Ensure high quality INGO Forum donor reporting and proposal development, as well as donor liaison on key areas of progress in collaboration with the Chair and Host Agency.
Report back to Executive Committee and Plenary on project activity progress, expenditure and plans.
Build and maintain a productive relationship with the Host Agency.
Manage consultants, researchers and other external support.
Provide leadership and direction, promote professional working relationships, and encourage staff.
Conduct regular performance appraisals identifying capacity building needs and further career objectives; follow-up, and maintain updated job descriptions
Update the INGO Forum Strategy on an annual basis
Ensure smooth running of the governance model of the INGO Forum and where required make recommendations for changes.
 

Accountability To Beneficiaries
Team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work.

 
Supervisory Responsibility
Directly: INGO Forum Support Manager, INGO Forum Field Coordinator, Senior Liaison Adviser, Policy Adviser,  Program Support Assistant.

Accountability
Supervisory Accountability:
The position reports to the Chair of INGO Forum Executive Committee.

Only for budgetary and administrative issues, the position reports to Mercy Corps Country Director.

External :
INGO Forum Executive Committee: reporting, information, collaboration, cooperation

INGO Country Directors: coordination, collaboration, information

INGO Technical departments/Sectors: information, collaboration, coordination

Government Ministries/Agencies/Departments: Liaison, lobbying, representation, advocacy, information, collaboration, cooperation

UN agencies: lobbying, representation, information, collaboration

Donors: Lobbying, information, collaboration

 

Works Directly With: other INGO Forum staff, INGO Directors and managers, Mercy Corps finance, operations and security team members.

 

 

Knowledge and Experience
7+ years of experience in a conflict or post-conflict setting with an INGO in a coordination or senior management role ( ex Country Director or similar levels). Experience of working in complex humanitarian situations is preferred.
Tertiary undergraduate/postgraduate qualifications in international relations, political science, development or other relevant field
Proven high profile management, coordination and advocacy experience in humanitarian context.
Familiarity with humanitarian principles and response architecture (such as UN or INGO-led coordination mechanisms) and key humanitarian policy issues.
Strong understanding of conflict sensitivity and protection
Knowledge of the Nigeria context or previous experience working in Nigeria or West Africa
Experience in administration and coordination of coalition or secretariat functions a plus.
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
Strong communication, inter-personal, facilitation and diplomatic skills.
Fluency in English, both written and verbal, with strong writing and editing skills. Knowledge of Hausa is a plus.
Excellent computer skills.
 
Success Factors
Commitment to achieve results in a timely manner
Trustworthiness and integrity
Committed to humanitarian values and principles
People management skills
Influencing and negotiation skills
Communication
Cultural sensitivity
Gender equity and protection sensitive
Creative solutions to problems

WVI: Supply Chain Team Lead

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.   

CORE CAPABILITIES
☐ Individual Level
☒ Leadership Level
☐ Organisational Level


☒ 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.
 


 

PARC: Project Technical Coordinator

Position: Project Technical Coordinator
Base of Posting: Gaza Office
Line Manager: Projects and Programs Director
Contract Duration: 5 months
Starting date: ASAP


About the Association:

The Agricultural Development Association was launched as an initiative by a small group of pioneer agronomists and farmers that emerged from the Palestinian voluntary movement in late 1970s.   In early 1980s PARC’s role and achievements were recognized throughout the Palestinian territories, aiming at filling the deliberate gab in provision of agricultural extension and developmental services induced by the Israeli occupation authorities. At the time, where the so-called Israeli civil administration intentionally proceeded to deprive the Palestinians of specialized extension programs, establishment of research stations, obtaining modern technology in agriculture, in a deliberate attempt to marginalize the Palestinian agriculture sector and dismantle the special bonds between the Palestinian farmers and their land so as to confiscate it later for settlement purposes. In 1983, PARC became an organization and committed itself to carry on working to contribute in protecting Palestinian land from confiscation through  plantation  of the uncultivated  areas  and  providing Palestinian  vulnerable farmers with extension services. PARC has undergone a number of various phases throughout the past decades.


About the Vacancy:

The Agriculture Project Coordinator role is to lead the implementation of Enhancing Drought Resilience and Sustainable Agriculture-Water Practices in the Gaza Strip Project. This project has been funded by Japan Platform through PARC Inter peoples’ Cooperation (PARCIC) project. This project will be implemented in partnership with community based organizations and other leading community groups. The ideal candidate will have experience working with and coordinating public and other stakeholders to develop partnerships and facilitate the implementation of activities towards achieving the project objectives and goals. The candidate will have experience in agricultural and water, preferably Rainwater Harvesting and greenhouses and open land cultivation grown by farmers in Palestine Other desirable skills include knowledge of modern agricultural practices and technologies, pre-harvest and post-harvest practices, and improved planting material. The selected candidate will be based in the Gaza strip and will focus on building partnerships relationships. He/she will report to 


See full Job Description as below

Under the direct supervision of and the responsibility of the Projects and programs Director PARC’s Gaza Office, the Project Technical Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the technical implementation, progress monitoring, and reporting of the project Enhancing Drought Resilience and Sustainable Agriculture-Water Practices in the Gaza Strip.
Application process: Starting date:    ASAP
Application:     Interested candidates should submit their CV along with a cover letter,
both in English to:

hr@pal-arc.org

Please indicating the job title (Project Technical Coordinator) in the subject line in your e-mail application
Only the short listed candidates will be considered and informed of the recruitment process.
Application deadline:    21 June 2017 – 14:00 pm. 

Qualifications:


•   At least 5-plus years’ experience working in Rainwater Harvesting (Preferable
in agriculture and water sectors).
•   University degree in Engineering, agriculture, water engineering or any other
relevant development field (Master’s Degree preferred).
•   Extensive experience working with public and private sector partners.
•    A strong background in the NGO sector and particularly agricultural and water.
•   An in-depth knowledge of the Palestinian agriculture and water sectors
•   Fluency in English (required) and Arabic.
•    Self-starter, ability to work in fast-paced, diverse work environment with minimal support infrastructure.


Requires Skills


•   Report writing
•   Organizational skills
•   Analytical skills
•   Well-developed interpersonal skills
•   Numeracy skills
•   Communication skills
•   Team working skills
•   Diplomacy
•   Ability to motivate people
•   Management and leadership skills


Main Purpose of the position and key Tasks & Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of and the responsibility of the Projects and programs Coordinator PARC’s Gaza Office, the Project Technical Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the technical implementation, progress monitoring, and reporting of the project Enhancing Drought Resilience and Sustainable Agriculture-Water Practices in the Gaza Strip.

Develop systematic and comprehensive selection mechanisms (particularly for the selection of communities, agricultural lands and farmers). Design and conduct a continuous monitoring for individuals and farmers who will be targeted under this project. The Project Technical Coordinator will focus on three core aspects relating to PARC’s water intervention, namely, beneficiary targeting, satisfaction, and the impact of the action. In the same context, he / she will be accountable for formulation, design, planning,   implementing,   monitoring   and   evaluation   of  the   project   to   ensure 

Specifically, the Agricultural Project Coordinator will:


•    Community  mobilization,  analysis  /  research,  and  selection  of  targeted communities, agricultural lands and farmers
•    Work with the projects and programs director and staff to develop a monitoring system for the project, capturing progress towards project indicators.
•    Establish a data-base on the current beneficiaries as well as those who might benefit from similar activities from other actors in the region.
•   Conduct regular visits to partner organizations and the project locations.
•    Coordinate   with   the   projects   and   programs   director   and   meet   other organizations that implement similar activities.
•    Provide regular updates on beneficiaries, targeting mechanisms and methods to the projects and programs director and other senior staff.
•   Establish a beneficiary profile.
•   Provide recommendations for improvements in any of the matters listed above.
•    Provide the projects and programs director and senior management with up-to- date overviews of progress on project implementation.
•    Supports data analysis with project staff and raises or highlights key issues with senior managers.
•    Provides  assistance  to  senior  managers  (data  collection/analysis/program design).
•    Coordinate with PWA, MOA, Clusters, local committees, suppliers, and other stakeholders with prior consultation with the projects and programs director.
•    Assist the project staff to prepare success stories and/or brief reports to share with donors or post on PARC website.

Application:     Interested candidates should submit their CV along with a cover letter, both in English to:

hr@pal-arc.org

Please indicating the job title (Project Technical Coordinator) in the subject line in your e-mail application
Only the short listed candidates will be considered and informed of the recruitment process.
Application deadline:    21 - June 2017
 

PARC: Agricultural Specialist

Position: Agricultural Specialist
Base of Posting: Gaza Office
Line Manager: Project Technical Coordinator
Contract Duration: 5 months
Starting date: ASAP


About the Association:

The Agricultural Development Association was launched as an initiative by a small group of pioneer agronomists and farmers that emerged from the Palestinian voluntary movement in late 1970s.   In early 1980s PARC’s role and achievements were recognized throughout the Palestinian territories, aiming at filling the deliberate gab in provision of agricultural extension and developmental services induced by the Israeli occupation authorities. At the time, where the so-called Israeli civil administration intentionally proceeded to deprive the Palestinians of specialized extension programs, establishment of research stations, obtaining modern technology in agriculture, in a deliberate attempt to marginalize the Palestinian agriculture sector and dismantle the special bonds between the Palestinian farmers and their land so as to confiscate it later for settlement purposes. In 1983, PARC became an organization and committed itself to carry on working to contribute in protecting Palestinian land from confiscation through  plantation  of the uncultivated  areas  and  providing Palestinian  vulnerable farmers with extension services. PARC has undergone a number of various phases throughout the past decades.


About the Vacancy:

The Agricultural Specialist role is to support the implementation of Enhancing Drought Resilience and Sustainable Agriculture-Water Practices in the Gaza Strip Project. This project has been funded by Japan Platform through PARC Inter Peoples’ Cooperation (PARCIC) project. This project will be implemented in partnership with community based organizations and other leading community groups.  The Agricultural Specialist will coordinate / design / develop plans with the Project Technical Coordinator and oversee the implementation of the agricultural activities in line with the pre-designed plans. It is expected that Agricultural Specialist will be fully engaged in the technical part of the project including but is not limited to the design / the establishment of the irrigation systems, cultivation of farms and fencing, producing technical reports, and coordinating with partners and stakeholders at different levels. 

The candidate will have experience in agricultural and water, preferably Rainwater Harvesting and open land and greenhouses cultivation grown by farmers in Palestine Other desirable skills include knowledge of modern agricultural practices and technologies, good practices at the farm level, and improved planting material. The selected candidate will be based in the Gaza Strip and will report to the Project Technical Coordinator. Fluency in Arabic and English is required with Excellent English writing skills.


See full Job Description as below

Under the direct supervision of and the responsibility of the Projects Technical Coordinator, the Agricultural Specialist will be responsible for supporting the technical implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the project Enhancing Drought Resilience and Sustainable Agriculture-Water Practices in the Gaza Strip.
Application process: Starting date:    ASAP
Application:     Interested candidates should submit their CV along with a cover letter,
both in English to:

hr@pal-arc.org

Please indicating the job title (Agricultural Specialist) in the subject line in your e- mail application
Only the short listed candidates will be considered and informed of the recruitment process.
Application deadline:    21 June 2017 – 14:00 pm. 

Qualifications:


•    At least 3-plus years’ experience working with NGOs under the agriculture sector or any other relevant / sub-sectors.
•   University degree in agriculture.
•   Extensive experience working with public and private sector partners.
•    A strong background in the NGO sector and particularly agricultural and water.
•   An in-depth knowledge of the Palestinian agriculture and water sectors.
•   Basic Knowledge in English (required) and Fluency Arabic.


Requires Skills


•   Report writing
•   Organizational skills
•   Analytical skills
•   Well-developed interpersonal skills
•   Numeracy skills
•   Communication skills
•   Team working skills
•   Management skills


Main Purpose of the position and key Tasks & Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of and the responsibility of the Project Technical Coordinator PARC’s Gaza Office, the Project Technical Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the technical implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the project Enhancing Drought Resilience and Sustainable Agriculture-Water Practices in the Gaza Strip. The Agricultural Specialist role is to support the implementation of Enhancing Drought Resilience and Sustainable Agriculture-Water Practices in the Gaza Strip Project. He / She will coordinate / design / develop plans with the Project Technical Coordinator and oversee the implementation of the agricultural activities in line with the pre-designed plans. It is expected that Agricultural Specialist will be fully engaged in the technical part of the project including but is not limited to the design / the establishment of the irrigation systems, cultivation of farms and fencing, producing technical reports, and coordinating with partners and stakeholders at different levels.

It is expected that He / She will support the development of systematic and comprehensive selection mechanisms (particularly for the selection of communities, agricultural lands and farmers). Additionally, conduct a continuous monitoring for individuals and farmers who will be targeted under this project. 
Specifically, the Agricultural Project Coordinator will:


•    Community mobilization, and selection of targeted communities, agricultural lands and farmers
•    Work with the project technical coordinator and staff to develop a monitoring system for the project, capturing progress towards project indicators.
•   Conduct regular visits to the projects’ targeted communities and meet with
project beneficiaries.
•    Support the establishment a data-base on the current beneficiaries as well as those who might benefit from similar activities from other actors in the region.
•   Conduct regular visits to partner organizations and the project locations.
•    Coordinate with the project technical coordinator and meet other organizations that implement similar activities.
•    Provide regular updates on beneficiaries, targeting mechanisms and methods to the project technical coordinator.
•   Support the establishment of a beneficiary profile.
•   Provide recommendations for improvements in any of the matters listed above.
•    Provide  the  project  technical  coordinator  and  other  staff  with  up-to-date overviews of progress on project implementation.
•    Work with other relevant department on initiation and supporting procurement process including the identification of technical specifications, designs, drawings and other supporting documents / activities as required.

Application:     Interested candidates should submit their CV along with a cover letter, both in English to:

hr@pal-arc.org

Please indicating the job title (Agricultural Specialist) in the subject line in your e- mail application
Only the short listed candidates will be considered and informed of the recruitment process.
Application deadline:    21 - June 2017
 

Save the Children: Director Of Program Operations

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children, we work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfill their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.  

Save the Children is seeking a qualified candidate to fulfill the following vacancy in its Ramallah Office:

 Director Of Program Operations
 Position Ref.: SCI/ DOPS/2017

The Director of Program Operations shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office program.  As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in the Occupied Palestinians Territory (oPt), the Director of Operations is responsible for the implementation of all programs in the Country Office, including the management of all sub offices, emergency preparedness and response (including DRR), supply chain, awards management, and safety and security.In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY : 

As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to:
•    Leadership of the oPt Country Office
•    Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects our broad spectrum programming values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our Members and donors
•    Help design and implement a coherent organizational structure that is consistent with agency practices and appropriate to program needs
•    Help establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with: host government authorities, donors, partner agencies including major institutional donors, and local and international NGOs as requested, delegated, and authorized by the Country Director
•    Help establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with: key internal stakeholders e.g. regional or centre ops/awards/security colleagues, etc.
•    Ensure that the required support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with the rules and principles during emergencies, working closely with the Country Director

 
Oversight and Management of Program Operations
•    Responsible for overall coordination of program implementation and delegated responsibility for field delivery of high quality programming and operations in line with the objectives of the country strategy
•    In close coordination with the Director of  Program Development and Quality and Director of Finance, participate in program proposal process and ensure that all programs progress in accordance with grant agreements, are completed within time and on budget
•    In coordination with support from other departments, ensure that local partners have the capacity to implement Save the Children programming, and provide for their capacity development as needed
•    Working with Senior Management Team (SMT), participate in conceptualizing and designing cost effective, innovative and high quality programs to serve difficult to reach children
•    Serve as budget holder for programs; manage and support delegated sub-budget holders for individual projects and grants
•    Ensure programs are implemented in ways responsive to the communities, and children in line with Save the Children principles, values and strategic plan and following Save the Children compliance procedures. This includes working with government and national NGO-partners to strengthen national capacity
•    Ensure preparation of timely and high quality progress reports, program reports, and donor reports

Awards Management
•    Compliance (systems, processes & donor):
o    To engage globally on the development of Save the Children systems and processes and the sharing of best practice
o    To ensure that the Award Management System (AMS) is effectively maintained and up to date for all awards and sub-awards including authorisation and document retention
o    To ensure that key staff (including partners) have a clear understanding of donor compliance requirements throughout the project management cycle and that there is a complete audit trail of the implementation and reporting for all awards
o    Provide strategic support to the CD on award management including pipeline management; To maintain and provide detailed analysis of current/ pipeline awards to senior management.
•    Monitoring and analysis:
o    Working in collaboration with the Finance Director and SMT, ensure the CO has a clear framework for master budget development, cost allocation, monitoring of award budgets, phasing and forecasting, ensuring alignment between the master budget and funding tracker.
o    Using strong financial analysis skills to oversee the award portfolio and pipeline
o    To work in collaboration with the finance department and provide technical advice regarding strategic donor costs allocations with a view to minimise compliance issues where possible 

Supply Chain, including Program Logistics, Inventory and Procurement
•    Ensure that the Country Office (CO) procurement capacity and systems meet the Save the Children Quality Framework and are able to satisfy the programming requirements
•    Ensure appropriate and adequate emergency logistics procedures are detailed in the Country Office Emergency Preparedness Plan in order to enable rapid scale up
•    Ensure program goods and services procured are cost effective and of standard quality at all offices
•    Ensure procurement processes are effectively implemented nationally
•    Work closely with the procurement team in negotiating the best deals with suppliers
•    Ensure proper record keeping, maintenance and control of inventory at offices, and Gaza warehouse
•    Support proper documentation and recording of fixed assets of the organisation in coordination with Finance Department
•    Manage the fixed assets in coordination with Support Services
•    Maintain pre-positioned stocks for emergency response at all applicable warehouses
•    Review and analyse supply chain management systems as needed and directed

Emergency Response Management
•    Strengthen the oPt CO organisational readiness to respond to emergencies in line with global Save the Children emergency goal and benchmarks
•    Ensure that the CO designs, updates and implements a full set of emergency preparedness actions, drawing on Save the Children member input and resources
•    Mount appropriate and  timely responses at scale for all emergencies, consistent with established benchmarks, plans and organizational policies, and in close cooperation with CD; first point of contact for incoming surge teams
•    Ensure that all CO staff across departments and sub offices are familiar with, adhere to and implement the procedures and processes detailed in the Rules and Principles for emergency response
•    In coordination with Country Director and Director for Program Design and Quality maintain consistent and coherent engagement in key inter-agency emergency preparedness and response coordination mechanisms including the Cluster system

Security Management
•    Develop, establish and manage Occupied Palestinian Territories programme security plans and procedures in line with policies, systems and guidelines
•    Maintain, document and communicate up to date analyses of the changing security context
•    Ensure all staff adhere to security guidelines

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development – Program Operations
•    Ensure appropriate staffing within Program Operations, including sub office staff
•    Ensure that all staff understand and are able to perform their role in an emergency
•    Manage Program Operations team; define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly
•    Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate in coordination with CD and Support Services team, and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff in coordination with the SMT. Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process.
•    Establish result based system and follow up
•    Manage the performance of all staff in the Program Operations work area through: 
o    Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
o    Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
o    Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
o    Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ workplans  

General
Comply with and promote all Save the Children Global policies such as Child Safeguarding, Whisteblowing, Fraud and Health & Safety.

QUALIFICATIONS  
•    7-10 years management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including significant field operations experience running both emergency and development programs
•    Master’s degree in development, NGO management or other social  sciences

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

•    Significant experience of NGO emergency program cycle management, and has experience of working within a complex and matrix organisation structure
•    Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a demanding workload comprising diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities.
•    Proven track record of active contribution to a senior management team, and providing strategic support across multiple sectors and geographic areas.
•    Experience with Program management of institutional donors projects (i.e., ECHO, EU, USAID, DFID, etc.) highly desired.
•    A very good understanding and general technical experience of at least 3 of the sectoral programs and a working knowledge of the program priorities of the Country Office (WASH, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, DRR, Food Security and Livelihoods, Early Childhood Development, Education, Emergency Response, etc.)
•    Substantial experience in logistics, including procurement
•    Experience managing safety and security.
•    Significant knowledge of international humanitarian systems, institutions and donors, and of procedures, accountability frameworks and best practices in emergency management
•    Substantial experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing grants from major institutional donors
•    Solid project management skills related to organisational development projects and international, cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results
•    Ability and willingness to spend up to 30% of his/her time in Gaza  
•    Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
•    An in-depth understanding of Palestinian and international development  issues  in particular in relation to children
•    Previous experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others
•    Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, with the ability to remain patient, flexible, able to improvise and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
•    Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies
•    Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
•    High fluency in English required and Arabic desired. 
•    Computer literacy (MS Office, incl. Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet Explorer) is essential.
•    Palestinian nationals are encouraged to apply

Application Process:

Applications should be submitted to the Apply Now Option on the website no later than
June 30, 2017, please make sure to mention the position ref. in the subject.  The selection committee will review all applications as they are received. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered. 

Application package should include the following:

Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information and position applying for in the subject. 

Resume including Professional References (minimum of three, with complete contact information).

Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. All applicants will also be subject to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and reference checking process. 


 

CIDSE: Policy Officer

CIDSE/Broederlijk Delen are recruiting a Policy Officer for Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) who will be working on behalf of different Catholic development organisations that are united in a strategic alliance(the CIDSE Working Group on the OPT and Israel). For many years several member organisations of CIDSE (Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité) an alliance of 17 Catholic development organisations in Europe and North America, have been working together with Palestinian and Israeli civil society organisations. Recently CIDSE has embarked on a new strategy ‘Acting for transformation– towards a just and sustainable world’, outlining the network’s strategic direction and priorities from 2016 to
2021.

The objective of the CIDSE Working Group on OPT and Israel is to influence EU policy so that it pursues its objectives towards the OPT and Israel in accordance with international law, thus contributing to a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians. Through advocacy initiatives, lobby work and public engagement, the CIDSE member organisations of the Working Group strive to influence policy initiatives on the OPT and Israel at the EU level. The alliance also provides a forum for exchange and learning amongst member organisations, to enhance and strengthen
their advocacy efforts at national level.

The CIDSE Working Group on  the OPT and Israel is currently composed of five members: Broederlijk Delen (Belgium), CAFOD (England and Wales), CCFD-Terre Solitaire (France), MISEREOR (Germany) and Trócaire (Ireland).

Job description

In order to strengthen its influencing and advocacy work at the European level as well as its own internal structure, the alliance seeks to appoint a Policy Officer, based at Broederlijk Delen in Brussels. We offer a full-time position on the basis of a one-year contract, with a possibility of extension.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Advocacy & Engagement:
•    Closely follow the agenda of European decision making bodies and identify timely and strategic advocacy opportunities.
•    Build relationships with and engage with relevant decision makers towards key policy outcomes as defined in the alliance’s strategic plan, including organising and participating in meetings with key decision makers and opinion formers.
•   Develop advocacy material: policy papers, legal analysis and letters.

Research & Policy Analysis:
•    Work with local partner organisations and keep abreast of general developments in the region
•    Monitor the media and follow key discussions relating to OPT and Israel and relevant developments within the Middle East in general, human rights and international humanitarian law, development and humanitarian aid, and EU foreign policy making. 
•    Organise in collaboration with members of the alliance events and field visits which support the advocacy work of the alliance.
•    Research and develop, as appropriate, policy briefs and internal notes for the alliance and assist with individual member organisation’s policy analysis and responses to key developments.

Coordination and capacity building of the alliance:


•    Build and strengthen the alliance of member organisations and facilitate learning across the alliance including organising quarterly meetings (both face-to-face and teleconferences) monthly updating calls, as well as regular written updates.
•    Support the alliance to monitor and evaluate its shared work, including developing annual reports which review the group’s impact and effective ways of working.

Networking & partnerships:
•    Build and strengthen key strategic partnerships with organisations who share our values, including church-related groups, other non-governmental organisations, and European networks.
•   Participate in and strengthen other Brussels-based networks working on OPT and Israel.
•    Represent the alliance at public fora, including developing the alliance’s profile and niche around core issues identified in the strategic plan.

The Policy Officer will be line-managed by the policy officer of Broederlijk Delen. He/she will work together with and report to the members of the CIDSE Working Group on  the OPT and Israel and to the CIDSE Secretary General. The terms and conditions of working are those of Broederlijk Delen. Broederlijk Delen applies a diversity policy and equal opportunities employment.

Profile

Essential qualifications and experience:


•    Level of education that corresponds to an MA degree, or equivalent professional experience, preferably in social or political sciences or public international and/or EU law.
•    Experience of policy and advocacy work (preferably addressing EU institutions), with thorough knowledge of the Middle East, and a focus on the OPT and Israel.
•   Excellent written and spoken English language skills (fluent).
•    Willingness to travel in the OPT and Israel and to cooperate with local partner organisations.
•   Excellent drafting, research, communication and IT skills.
•   Strong cooperative attitude and sense of responsibility.
•    Appreciation of the aims of the CIDSE agencies engaged in the alliance and the rights- based approach to development.

Desirable qualifications and experience:
•    Proven experience of coordinating and developing the capacity of a network of diverse member organisations. 
•    Proven experience in research and policy analysis, including drafting policy briefs and reports.
•   Experience  living and working in OPT and Israel.
•    Expertise of International Humanitarian Law & International Human Rights Law in the context of OPT and Israel.
•   Ability to understand and respect the contexts of church agencies working in different
EU member states and the partnership approach to development and advocacy work.
•   Language skills in French.
•   Additional language skills in Hebrew and/or Arabic.

Salary
Minimum  EURO 2453 GROSS according to relevant experience.

Procedure
Please send your English CV + short letter of motivation explaining how you meet the essential/desirable qualifications and experience before the 22nd of June to the following address: jobs@broederlijkdelen.be, addressed to Brigitte Herremans.

For more information about the position you can contact Brigitte Herremans, Brigitte.herremans@broederlijkdelen.be.

Candidates should be available for a written test by e-mail on the 29th of June. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the job interview on the 7th of July in Brussels.
 

Vento di Terra: Project Manager

POSITION:                    Project Manager (National position)  
MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:         Yes
DUTY STATION:                Vento di Terra office – Gaza City
REPORTS TO:                    The Head of Mission
PERIOD:                    12 months extendable – (3 months’ probation period)
STARTING DATE:                Tentatively from 2nd of July 2017

INTRODUCTION TO VENTO DI TERRA
Vento di Terra (VdT) has been operating in Palestine since 2006 in the fields of education, psycho-social support, community development, social enterprise and bioclimatic architecture, using participatory approaches and sustainable and innovative methodologies. Since 2011, VdT enlarged its intervention in Gaza, building “The Children’s Land”- new sample of bioclimatic architecture- for the Bedouin community of Um Al Nasser. In particular, thanks to a plurennial EU funded program, the Zeina Women Center was built and started up in 2015. The new building hosts the women center Zeina, targeting Bedouin women, with two income generating labs for Bedouin women economic empowerment.
JOB PURPOSE
This position is responsible of leading the implementation of the project “Promoting the Bedouin Center “Zeina Women Center” as a participatory lab for community development in Gaza Strip” funded by CFD and realized by Canaan Institute for New Pedagogy in partnership with Vento di Terra NGO. The project, renewed on annual basis has a total duration of 3 years. The Project Manager will work under the supervision of the Head of Mission and will be in charge of the running operations of VdT in Gaza Strip.
Specific responsibilities related to the project
-    Be responsible of the achievement of the objectives and results of the project;
-    Working on the design, preparation and monitoring of all the project activities; 
-    Be responsible of the financial management of project activities on the basis of the budget and the available donor funds;
-    Supervise the implementation of the marketing strategy for Zeina Women Center, expanding the already existing network of costumers and stakeholders to ensure the sustainability of the project;
-    Be responsible for accurate assigned project activities administration and to supervise, alongside the project’s administrator, preparation of accounting documents for intermediate and final financial reports required by donors;
-    Ensure the completion of timely quality reports as required internally and externally;
-    Ensure that all staff understand and are able to perform their roles: manage the project team, define expectations, provide leadership and technical support needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly;
-    Organize monthly coordination meeting with all the staff of Zeina Women Center;
Project design, operation planning and representation
-    Coordinate and participate in networking activities (i.e. thematic clusters, etc) involving different stakeholders such as local authorities, NGOs, donors and other agencies involved in the relevant sector;
-    Ensure that VdT accounting and financial systems are in place and updated regularly;
-    Participate in project design, assessment and feasibility studies with VdT team;
-    Translate and/or prepare documents due for audit purposes, narrative and financial reporting;
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
-    A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in development studies, economy, social science or another relevant field to the project;
-    Minimum 2 years of demonstrated experience in project and financial management of development and/or humanitarian projects;
-    Previous experience and knowledge of international NGOs;
-    Proficiency in English and Arabic and strong writing skills (mandatory);
-    Mastering  computer skills including practice in Microsoft office ( Excel, Word and Power Point);
-    Knowledge of general law related to HR and INGO financial procedures (Palestinian Labor Law, Palestinian Civil service Law, etc.);
-    Previous experience in women economic empowerment (desirable);
-    Experience with start-ups and marketing would be a plus;
Interpersonal Skills
-    Excellent communication and facilitation skills including influencing and negotiation;
-    Self-starter with a strong ability to work in a team, under pressure and against deadlines;
-    Capacity to analyze complex situations, problem solving and creativity;
-    Good knowledge of political and cultural context, proactively seeking advice and support from colleagues;
-    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, ability to deal with disputes and conflicts - and to motivate for stronger efforts;
-    Capacity to empower others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; 
-    Driven for change and improvements; shows the courage to take unpopular stands;


Qualified applicants are requested to submit their CV, motivation letter (English) and two references to vdt.recruitment@gmail.com with subject line “PM - Gaza Strip” 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS                            15th of June 2017


Women are encouraged to apply
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first assessment test
 

NRC : Trainee

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping the worlds’ refugee and displaced populations. Whatever it takes. Wherever, and whenever, we're needed.  Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 30 countries, where we provide camp management, food assistance, clean water, shelter, legal aid, and education.
We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. When we witness injustices, we alert the world. We promote and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.


What is NRC’s Trainee Programme?
NRC’s trainee programme is a development package designed for early-career humanitarian professionals, which offers participants the opportunity to follow a structured 12 month curriculum, combining classroom learning, with mentoring and on-the-job training. Participants will benefit from tailored training opportunities and early inclusion in the NRC field teams in a collaborative and supportive environment, responding to the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people. 
Who should apply to NRC’s Trainee Programme?
This programme is geared towards early-career humanitarians with a passion for improving the lives of refugees and other displaced persons forced to flee their homes. Prospective trainees should already have gained academic credentials and limited relevant experience in their chosen specialty.  Entrance into the programme is not limited by age, gender or nationality, in fact NRC welcomes diversity in all of its programming.  
 
Applicants should have the following minimum requirements:
University degree in a relevant discipline, from an accredited institution;
Two years of relevant work experience in the respective functional area;
Willingness to serve in conflict zones and field locations.
A passion to serve the needs of refugees and displaced persons.
 
The selection and appointment process
Applicants for the trainee programme will go through a comprehensive selection and appointment process, which includes:
Screening/shortlisting based on profile requirements;
Technical tests (languages, competency, etc.);
Video Interview;
Personality assessment;
Reference checks (professional and academic);
Skype Interview;
4-6 week Induction;
Deployment to the field.
The recruitment and selection process is expected to take 2-4 months.  Successful candidates will be invited to join the programme induction commencing August 2017
 
Trainee Grants Coordinator (Palestinian Nationals Only)
The NRC Trainee Programme is currently accepting applications from candidates with experience and interest in the area of grants.
Role Specific Information
Roles in grants can typically be exposed to the following responsibilities:
Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Support to the GC to develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines, including filing of grant documents (including through the grants database - forthcoming)
Support the GC in the development of donor applications and reports, as well as ensuring donor compliance and quality control
Support the GC in the development and revision of funding proposals, budgets and donor reports
Be updated on donor priorities and track and share relevant calls for proposals
Support the GC to document, analyze, and share learning from proposal and reporting process, and compliance with donor rules and regulations
Provide strong administrative support to grant management systems
Support in the development and distribution of internal reports
Provide a high level of grants administration and undertake any other grant related tasks as specified by the GC or HoP
Promote the rights of beneficiaries in line with the advocacy strategy
 
Our Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for a university graduate with a minimum of 1 year of relevant or transferable experience in writing reports, grant support, or project support/management, also with experience in writing reports and/or proposals. A willingness to serve in potentially insecure environments. Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills, Strong analytical skills (data and financial), and excellent computer skills.
We are particularly looking for positive individuals with a strong commitment to developing their skills and contributing to the greater mandate of NRC.
In this programme you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people in the world's biggest displacement crisis.
 
Additional Information:
Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the deadline
Programme length: 12 months – commencing August 2017
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s trainee salary and terms and conditions
Duty station: Jerusalem, Palestine.
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
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.
NB: Please enter the geographical location in the "Company name" field for both company and location on your application.
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The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation: Project Officer

The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Jerusalem is looking for a Project Office (Architect/Engineer) to be recruited in Gaza within the framework of the program “Strengthening Early Urban Recovery in Gaza”. The present Initiative aims at improving the living conditions of Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip contributing to the implementation of the National Early Recovery Reconstruction Plan of Gaza (NERPP). The Project represents the fulfilment of Italy’s pledge in the occasion of Cairo Conference for Gaza Reconstruction. 
The expected results of the project are:
1.    refurbishment of 17 buildings partially damaged in Al Nada Neighborhood, part of Al Nada Residential Complex
2.    rehabilitation of 4 buildings severely damaged in Al Nada Neighborhood, part of Al Nada Residential Complex
3.    construction of approximately 170 new housing units organized in 28 buildings GF+3 in Al Nada Neighborhood
4.    requalification of 56.087 m2 of urban in Al Nada neighborhood
5.    reconstruction of the building “Italian Mall”


Job title     Project Officer
Type of Contract    Local Consultant
Duration    10 months Full Time – renewable (2 months probation period)
Duty station    Gaza City
Travelling requirements     Gaza Strip and Jerusalem (in case clearance is obtained)
Job objectives
    Under the responsibility of AICS Jerusalem Office Representative and the Head of Program, the recruited Project Officer shall: 
    Coordinate all activities for the achievement of the expected results in collaboration and under the supervision of AICS
    Collect all necessary data, information and documents from local institutions and offices necessary for the implementation of the project required
    Maintain, upon request coordination with the technical team of the Ministry of Public Works in Gaza and with all other involved parties such as: the contractors, UNOPS and any other entity upon AICS Jerusalem request
    Attend weekly works-site meetings on behalf of AICS and prepare Minute of Meetings
    Monitor the construction sites on a frequent base and in any case following the schedule and workplan agreed with AICS Jerusalem
    Check working site progress sheets, compliance with GRM procedures about material supply and all documents related to the progress of works  prepared by the contractor
    Deliver weekly reports about working sites progress addressed to the Head of Program, highlighting concerns, solutions to problems and planned works
    Contribute on reports writing and provide translation from Arabic  into English of relevant documents and during meetings to the Head of Program 

Required qualifications    
    Minimum Master’s Degree in Architecture and/or Civil Engineering and or/ Managerial Engineering
    At least 5 years of relevant professional experience on the sector of architectural design and/or engineering
    Al least 2 years of experience in managing and/or monitoring construction projects
    Valid Driving license
    At least 2 years of relevant experience on working with INGOs and/or International Agencies


Skills        Proven experience on works-site supervision and construction project management, especially in Gaza
    Knowledge of GRM procedures and obligations is considered preferable
    Developed skills in report writing and communication and presentation
    Capacity of elaborate and update work plans, preferably using MS Project and/or Primavera

    
Language Required    Very good knowledge of Arabic language (European level C2)
Good knowledge of English language (European Level C1)

    Please send to  job.aics@itcoop-jer.org a Motivation Letter and an your updated CV using the  EuroPass format (downloadable from: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae/templates-instructions) 

    Application Deadline: 15th June 2017 at 12.00 am (UTC +2)

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their candidacy
Jerusalem, 
                                                                                                                                    
 

Premiere Urgence: Protection Project Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION
 


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         HUMANITARIAN AID PROGRAM - protection-based livelihood program

Characterized by a strong protection mainstream, this program aims at supporting households under threat  of settler violence or IF interventions, by replacing their livelihoods whenever destroyed or damaged following such issue. In the WB, PUI is part of a consortium funded by ECHO. PUI is partnering ACTED, ACF, GVC & NRC (lead of this consortium).

    DEVELOPMENT  AID PROGRAM : in order to subscribe PUI’s intervention in a rational LRRD approach, a rehabilitation
program, concomitant with the humanitarian aid program, will be developed:

    Women Socio-Economic Empowerment: this action contributes to the promotion and access to equality to increase the participation of women in the formal labour market and eliminate discrimination against women.
     Linking protection and livelihood (still to be granted): This project aims at supporting households particularly vulnerable to protection threats and to the coercive environment through supporting them in remaining on their lands. PUI aims at providing an adequate investment and technical support to the targeted population.


Job Description
Overall objective


The Protection Manager’s Role is to ensure PUI Protection Approach, through all means necessary to the implementation the Early Warning and Response Mechanism. The Protection Manager is in charge of the monitoring & documenting IHL violations, especially through the following management:

-      In the North, EWS through PUI direct implementation

-      In the Center and the South – as Technical lead for the Consortium Partners (ACF, ACTED, GVC and NRC)

The Protection PM is mainly in charge to ensure a Quality control of the overall mechanism in the North, Center & South of the WB.
Tasks and Responsibilities
1.            Management

     Design and monitoring of Project Management Tools of the on-going projects
     Lead, monitoring, support and supervision of the Protection Team
     Drafting of monthly, quarterly and yearly reports internal and external
     Draft of any relevant analysis of SV / IHL violations trends or any relevant analysis of Protection Concerns
     Follow-up of M&E plan and close coordination with the M&E Manager
     Capacity building of the Protection team as needed

2.     Developing & Coordinating the Early Warning and Response System Ensure and supervise the efficiency and the EWS timeframe, through a supervision of the different components of the EWS: alerting, reporting & documenting, referral, assessments, follow-up of the CEW (Community Eyes Watch) and coordination with key stakeholders.

     Capitalizing and formalizing an harmonized EWS mechanism among Consortium partners
     Designing a capacity plan for the CEW in the North and the Consortium Partners in the Center & South
     Involving other stakeholders in the elaboration of an efficient and timely EWS.
     Coordinating a monitoring & evaluation process of the CEW activities with the support of the PUI protection Unit, the PUI Quality department and the consortium Partners
      Elaborating a mapping of the communities affected by settlers related incidents
     Supervising the establishment an efficient alert networking with the local communities under protection threats in order to be timely warned about every protection  incidents  mainly relying on the presence  of CEW and other stakeholders
(PDCO; Focal points; Media etc.).
     Supervising and coordinating the production of Incident report by the PUI Protection Unit & the Consortium Partners to be sent to OHCHR / OCHA and other keys stakeholders as defined in the SoP
      Referring to OHCHR and any other relevant actors the humanitarian needs identified in the Incident report
     Supervising the efficient data collection of the reported alert & incident reports in order to be able to use them for advocacy / indicators purposes
      Developing & strengthening the first draft of SoP in close collaboration with the Consortium Partners and the Consortium
Technical Coordinator (CTC); in addition to keys stakeholders (i.e. OHCHR; OCHA; Anti-Wall Commission; UNWRA
etc.).

3.            Supervising the conduct of the Livelihoods Technical assessment & the design of Emergency responses in the WB

     In the North, the Protection PM will monitor the conduction of the Technical assessment between the Protection & Technical
Unit , directly coordinated by TL
 

     In the Center & South, the Protection PM will coordinate with the PUI technical Unit & the Consortium Partners the conduct of
such assessments
     Support the organization of selection committees in the North / Center and South – composed of PUI Protection & Technical
Unit / QLTY dpt, HoM & Consortium Partners - to validate the emergency responses proposed in the Technical assessments
     Supervising the review of the selection criteria & modalities of implementation of the ER in close collaboration with the PUI Protection & Technical Unit, QLTY dpt and the Consortium Partners

4.            SV Technical lead for the Consortium

     The Protection Manager is PUI focal point of Consortium Management Unit under the direct supervision of the WB Field
Coordinator
     Providing technical support to the Consortium Partners at the different stages of the CEW creation
     Supervising & being involved in the CEW training conducted by the Consortium Partners in order to provide her feedback
     Organizing regular meetings / creating tools in order to facilitate the communication and exchanges between Partners
     Providing technical information about SV to the CTC
     Coordinating the development of the SV Alerting / Reporting, Referring & Response mechanism strategy

5.            Implementation of Consortium Protection Activities as per defined within the PMT:

     Implementation  of  the  CPA  methodology  under  GVC  technical  lead  in    communities  identified  within  the  Consortium framework
     Implementation of Legal awareness activities under NRC technical lead and as per defined within the Consortium framework.
     Support to the implementation of the Material Assistance activities under ACF technical lead as per relevant
     Support to the implementation of the Demolition Response activities under the technical lead of ACTED
     Implementation of all Protection activities relevant to the needs of the targeted population and as per identified within the evolving needs assessed.

6.            Representing PUI  & the Consortium in clusters / External meetings / Donors and Journalists field visits

     Representing the PUI / Consortium at the Protection Cluster meeting, the SVCG and the FSS
     SV Technical expert for any external meetings ; journalist & donors field visits

7.            Protection strategy and activities development

     Contribute  to the development  of PUI Protection  strategy  and  activities  through:  proposal  writing,  assessments,  SoPs  and capitalization on Protection concerns (related to IHL violations or other protection concerns)
     Supervision and implementation of Protection related activities as per requested and as per PUI programs evolution
Report to

   WB Field Coordinator
Team Management

Direct management
   3 Protection officers under the direct supervision of the Protection TL

Collaboration
   PUI Technical Unit & Quality dpt
   Consortium Partners –(ACF, ACTED & GVC) and the CTC
Duty Station

This position is based in PUI Field Office in Nablus with (nearly) daily travel throughout the West Bank and continuous travel to
Ramallah and Hebron to participate in cluster meetings and consortium meetings.

 

Required knowledge and skills
 
Required Profile 

   Master degree preferably in the field of Law, Social or Political Science, International relations, Project Management or related field.
   Minimum of 3-4 years of relevant working experience in related fields with a focus in the area of protection/promotion of
Human rights and/or international humanitarian law.
   Previous work experience with international NGOs will be preferred.
   Valid and clean driving license.

Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment)

   Very good knowledge of North West Bank villages and ability of movement in the field.
   Experience in the collection, analysis and interpretation of protection related information, including data base management tools;
   Ability to influence and liaise effectively with key stakeholders, local Palestinian authorities, and Israeli administration/ISF
when necessary
   Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member in complex and often difficult operating environments
   Ability to independently organize work and prioritize tasks
   Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English
   Professionalism, presentation, communication and networking skills.
   Ability to work under pressure.
   Ability to work with various partners, in a spirit of openness,  and with adaptable communications strategies
   Ability to write reports and follow-up execution of projects’ activities.
   Self-motivated, diplomat, honest, highly responsible, and punctual
   Computer skills, in particular MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Project and the Internet
 

IECD: Country Manager and Country Representative

CONTEXT

Established in 1988 in Paris, France, Institut Europeen de Cooperation et de Developpment (IECD) is a global organization acting in the field of international solidarity, and implementing socioeconomic development programs in partnership with local institutions. The Institution is especially active in the fields of vocational training, support to micro-enterprises, education and health across multiple vulnerable communities worldwide.

IECD has been operating in the Palestinian Territories since 2007, mainly in East Jerusalem, given the sharp decline in socio-economic aspects and lack of tangible improvements. To better serve local families and based on community demand, IECD is currently implementing three programs in the Bethany (Al-Aizarieh) region, a suburb of East Jerusalem: The Bethany Education Center (Al Hamawi), support to micro-businesses, and the vocational training.

In order to ensure a more effective and efficient coordination of its programs, IECD is seeking a Country Manager (M/F) to take charge of operations and act as its representative in the country.

TASKS

The Country Manager shall assume the following duties:

Specify and implement IECD strategy in Palestinian territories

_    Develop a long-term vision and positioning of IECD within the Palestinian Territories
_    Spot the practical programs accordingly, set their targets and goals
_    Identify potential and new financing sources and opportunities
_    Ensure the implementation of both statutory and legal obligations required by Israel and Palestine

Develop Partnerships

_    Represent IECD in the country through contacts with public institutions, partners, companies and others
_    Reinforce the autonomy of existing partners especially in the human and financial aspects, and ensure the sustainability of partnerships
_    Identify potential new partners, and promote opportunities for developing programs and signing new agreements

Operational management of those in charge of the programs

_    Ensure that programs are properly carried out with a special attention to quality and impact; monitor quantitative and qualitative project indicators, and ensure reporting to donors
_    Develop synergies with other IECD offices in the region and the Head Office; ensure knowledge management and coordination between the various programs upheld by IECD
_    Report internally concerning progress, problems and risk areas
_    Identify problems and provide feasible solutions regarding potential operational risks related to finance, human resources, institutions and partners
_    Define and implement a communication strategy covering IECD and its projects 

Financial management 

_    Supervise the financial flows concerning all programs (expenditure and resources) while ensuring that commitments to financing partners are respected
_    Ensure, in coordination with the finance officer, that the internal and external procedures are properly implemented, and that audits are duly prepared


Supervise and support IECD local team

_    Define team structure and adapt it based on operational requirements and strategy
_    Supervise all project managers and finance officer while continuously developing their professional skills, including but not limited to: recruitment, assessments, training and job motivation
_    Strengthen the team spirit of the IECD local team, and recruit new team members
_    Define and implement IECD internal rules and regulations

Launch the “Seeds of Hope” program

_    Monitor the Electricity-focused training program at a local technical school, including all financial and operational details required by IECD technical partners
_    Prepare the launching of the “Seeds of Hope” program in three more local technical schools and;
_    Recruit a Project Manager to lead and develop the project

Lead the development of the “Jerusalem Hills” cooperative

_    Continuously monitor the Cooperative from both a financial and operational prospective
_    Ensure the requirements of all financial partners are dully followed and respected
_    Assist and supervise the professional skills development of the cooperative team

DESIRED PROFILE

Training: A strong background in Management, Business Administration, or Engineering is required

Experience:

_    Minimum 10 years experience in project management with a proven record of assuming responsibilities and delivering results
_    Required experience in NGO or private sector
_    Knowledge of Palestine and the Middle East is a plus

Required Abilities:

_    Ability to manage a profit centre or multiple projects at a time, while launching new activities and delivering results
_    Ability to coordinate and develop a network of partners
_    Good budget and finance skills
_    Excellent Microsoft Office and Excel skills
_    Excellent command in both English and French – knowledge in Arabic language is an asset

Required Personal Skills:

_    Independent, professional, reliable, highly organized and meticulous
_    Excellent leadership and team management skills, 
_    Ability to deal with challenge and produce results
_    Excellent adaptation, integration and interpersonal skills
_    High level of commitment
_    High level of interest in the field of international aid, development and cooperation
_    Adopt, share, and spread IECD values 


WORKING CONDITIONS 

Status: Employment contract under French law and includes one training session upon hire in Paris

Mission Period: As of May 2017 for at least TWO years

Location: East Jerusalem-Palestinian Territories, with frequent trips within the region

Direct Reporting Officer: Director of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, based in Beirut. 
Close cooperation with the Head Office in Paris.

Global package for a VSI contract:

_    Salary to be decided based on profile
_    Partial accommodation cost coverage
_    One international trip per year to France included
_    Medical and social package included


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