NRC: ICLA East Jerusalem Project Coordinator (West Bank)

Position:             ICLA East Jerusalem Project Coordinator (West Bank)
Reports to:             ICLA West Bank Project Manager
Supervision of:             4 Senior Legal Officers but subject to change
Duty station:             Jerusalem
Travel:                 5%
Project number:         see contract
Duration and type of contract:     see contract
Grade:                7

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

1.    Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the ICLA East Jerusalem Project Coordinator (West Bank) position is to implement the delegated ICLA Strategic project portfolio

Generic responsibilities (max 10)

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. Detailed work tasks should be outlined in the Work and Development plan

1.    Line management of ICLA East Jerusalem project field staff
2.    Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
3.    Contribute to ICLA strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
4.    Manage and implement delegated portfolio of ICLA projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
5.    Provide regular progress reports to PM (AM and CCS if no PM)     
6.    Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
7.    Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
8.    Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
9.    Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
10.    Promote the rights of beneficiaries in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities
These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly. 

•    Lead and support the East Jerusalem team to plan and implement their activities in accordance with weekly and monthly plans and with ICLA East Jerusalem strategies and priorities.
•    Monitor the provision of ICLA services by the East Jerusalem team, implementing partners, private lawyers and other service providers contracted to provide legal services
•    Ensure that project activities are in line with budgets and assist with overall financial management of the project
•    Overall responsibility over all partnership agreements with implementing organizations and consultancy contracts with private lawyers or other consultancies, including drafting, follow up, management of the financial aspects and maintaining good relationships with contracted lawyers and consultants
•    Organize brainstorming sessions for private lawyers and implementing partners
•    Act as focal point for East Jerusalem issues
•    Work with the ICLA Project Manager (West Bank) to develop project strategies and activities, including the overall responsibility over the implementation of the “East Jerusalem Strategy” and other delegated strategies
•    Assume the Project Manager responsibilities in her/his absence
•    Coordinate East Jerusalem team monthly reporting and statistics and provide any necessary follow-up on Monitoring and Evaluation issues
•    Carry out any other relevant duties as requested by supervisor.


Critical interfaces
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:
•    Project planning: ICLA Project Manager (West Bank) and ICLA Core Competency Specialist
•    Advocacy: Protection and Advocacy Advisor
•    Staff capacity building:  HR Development Officer
•    Implementation: ICLA Project Manager

2.    Competencies
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: 
•    Experience from working in a project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
•    Previous 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
•    Excellent Hebrew, both written and verbal

Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position): 

•    Some project coordination experience
•    University degree in field of law, international law, management or other relevant field
•    Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in legal or management fields
•    Palestinian and/or Israeli Bar registration desirable
•    Experience working with donors, projects and in humanitarian context desirable
•    Knowledge of Arabic
•    Excellent Hebrew knowledge
•    Good analytical skills
•    Knowledge of HLP and/or Residency law
•    Cultural sensitivity

2. Behavioral competencies (max 6)
These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:
•    Handling insecure environments
•    Managing resources to optimize results
•    Empowering and building trust
•    Managing performance and development
•    Planning and delivering results

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