Position: AIDA Director
Reports to: AIDA Executive Committee
Supervision of: AIDA Secretariat staff
Duty station: Jerusalem
Project number: see contract
Duration and type of contract: see contract
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships.
1. Role and responsibilities
The purpose of the AIDA Director position is to ensure the effective functioning of the AIDA Secretariat, implementing the decisions of the Executive Committee, and overseeing the implementation of the AIDA Strategic and Annual Plans.
The following is a brief description of the role.
1. Compliance with and adherence to AIDA and NRC policies, guidance and procedures
2. Manages the monthly General Assembly meeting, including setting the agenda of the meeting with input from the Exec Com.
3. Acting as the first point of contact for AIDA members for urgent and/or emergency issues.
4. Responsible for summaries of key meetings attended and keeping AIDA members and the board informed.
5. Calls for ad hoc meetings when necessary.
6. Directly manages and provides strategic guidance to the AIDA Secretariat; administers line management functions i.e. work plan, performance evaluations.
7. Delegates tasks to AIDA staff/Chairs of Subcommittees/Gaza Focal Point according to their job descriptions.
8. Responsible for making the day- to-day operational decisions in accordance with the Exec Com decisions and AIDA strategic planning
1. Leads on the recruitment process of staff for the Secretariat.
2. Attends external meetings where senior representation is required
3. Leads process of participation of AIDA members in external meetings where AIDA representation is required or desired.
4. Acts as the first point of contact for diplomats, UN officials, governments, and other senior officials.
5. Ensures transparent coordination mechanisms and regular information-sharing between AIDA members and other stakeholders.
6. Coordinate meetings with external stakeholders (donors, partners, UN agencies, and governmental bodies).
7. Safeguards relationships with external coordination networks (PNGO, ICVA, Interaction)
8. Chairs the Exec Com meetings, supports the drafting of the agenda and key points to be considered.
9. Shares information on operational issues with the Exec Com on a regular basis.
10. Responsible for monitoring and ensuring the performance and execution of the AIDA work plan and reporting to the Board.
11. Responsible for executing decisions of the Exec Com and Country Director General meetings.
12. Responsible for donor relations, program development, reporting, and compliance with timely reporting in coordination with the agency holding the AIDA Secretariat budget (NRC).
13. Responsible for formulating the annual budget and managing it once approved by the Exec Com.
• Strategic Guidance: ADIA Executive Committee and General Assembly
• Organizational Structure: AIDA host agency (NRC).
Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:
1. Professional competencies
These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.
Generic professional competencies for this position:
• Minimum 4 years’ experience from a senior management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
• Relevant university degree or higher education, preferably in management, social sciences or international development
• Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
• Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
• Fluency in English, both written and verbal
• Valid driver’s license
Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
• Policy, advocacy, and coordination experience or professional background
• Grant management competencies
• Knowledge of the context in Palestine or the Middle East
• Fluency in Arabic is preferred
2. Behavioral competencies
• Strategic thinking
• Initiating action and change
• Handling insecure environments