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