Action Aid: Global Platform Palestine Manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women are encouraged to apply.

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