We Effect: Gender Equality Coordinator (Local staff contract) - Ramallah

Position:         Gender Equality Coordinator (Local staff contract) Location:        Ramallah, Palestine
Reports to:      Country Director (CD)
Contract period: On a temporary basis (8 months’ contract including the probation period)
Commencing Date: Immediately

We Effect (formerly Swedish Cooperative Centre) is a development cooperation organization that has acted and worked with a long-term approach since 1958. Help to self-help is our guiding principle in 25 countries on four continents. One of them is Palestine. In Palestine, our development support is mainly directed to socio-economic development, gender equality and ecofriendly production. Our humanitarian work is guided by the ambition to support poor Palestinians to avoid further deterioration of their livelihood while assisting farmers affected by the occupation and natural disasters.

We Effect is in the process to strengthen its gender equality work with a new global strategy that has a strong commitment to gender equality. We Effect is willing to recruit a Gender Equality Coordinator to assure  efficient  and  qualitative  development  and  implementation  of  a  We  Effect  gender  equality strategy as part of We Effect programmes in Palestine.

Main Responsibilities:

    Assure the integration of gender equality strategies and policies in relevant programmes.
    Provide technical assistance to local partners and We Effect staff and contribute to building their capacities in gender equality mainstreaming and in targeted actions
    The role covers both stand-alone initiatives to address gender inequality issues as well as mainstreaming gender into We Effect programmes, including work on value chains development as a mean to Women Economic Empowerment.


Duties: Programme level:
    Lead the process to develop the strategy for We Effect gender equality work in Palestine that covers both gender stand-alone initiatives and gender mainstreaming interventions.
    In close co-operation with Country Office team in Palestine, responsible for the development and implementation of the We Effect country gender strategy in Palestine.
    Supervise the implementation of We Effect Gender Equality programmes/projects executed in partnership with local partners in Palestine and ensure adherence to quality standards, work plans and planned results., including the application of the human rights-based approach.
    Coordinate a gender working group within We Effect Palestine programme and ensure its cohesion, accountability and reliability on programme delivery and strategy development.
    Support the other We Effect country team members in their mainstreaming of gender and facilitate learning activities to reinforce capacities among We Effect team.
    Contribute to monitoring the Country Programme, focusing on gender perspective, developing and updating its PME system with gender sensitive indicators and results, etc. 

    Continuously table and update results in the Country Programme, focusing on gender perspective, matrix and its clusters.
    Review partners’ reports and assure their quality, focusing on gender perspective.
    Participate in draft semi-annual and annual results report of the Country Programme, focusing on gender perspective.
    Together with the other country team members, assist in organizing workshops, meetings and forums for exchange of experience in monitoring, lessons learnt and quality assurance, focusing on gender equality.
    Submit  monthly/quarterly/semi-annual  reports,  as  requested  by  CD,  identifying  achievements, problems faced and proposed solutions, focusing on gender.
    Attend weekly, monthly and other program/project related meetings, and share experiences and lessons learnt focusing on gender.
    Together  with   other   country  team,   identify,   promote  and   facilitate  synergies   within   the programme(s) implemented by We Effect in Palestine, focusing on gender.
    Contribute to the assessment of partners and project proposals, focusing on gender.

Partner level:

    Together with other country team members, support partner organizations in planning (including budgeting), coordination and implementation of the projects or any other development initiatives co-funded by We Effect, focusing on gender.
    Together with other country team members, provide technical support to partners and train their staff, above all, on organizational development, planning, monitoring and evaluation, focusing on gender.
    Support partners in drafting terms of reference for consultants on specific activities in the project(s), focusing on gender.
    Support partners in drafting terms of reference for procurement of goods and services activities in the project(s), focusing on gender.

Communication, information, public relations

    Collect good news and success stories from We Effect partners and in elaborating the relevant inputs for We Effect internal and external newsletters, website and short news to the regional office, focusing on gender.
    Promote and spearhead the Lobbying and Advocacy work of We Effect in Palestine focusing on gender.
    Maintain programmes and projects filing system, including, but not limited to, monitoring data, testimonies and photos, etc.
    Actively participate in the search for other financing, and providing the CD with analysis of the potential and relevant funding opportunities in relation to gender equality.
    Assist in elaborating concept notes and proposals of new projects/programmes, focusing on gender.
    Upon request from CD, represent We Effect in relevant sectorial coordination gender groups and mechanisms. 

    Upon request from CD, represent We Effect in interactions with other civil society organizations as well as local Authorities.

Other:

    Assist in preparation of external delegations’ visits.
    Accept and respect the principles, policies and ethical values of the We Effect.
    Respect and adhere to We Effect anti-corruption policy. Never accept or be promised, request or give,  promise  or  offer  a  bribe  or  other  undue  reward,  remuneration,  compensations,  undue advantage or benefit of any kind, which may constitute illegal or inappropriate behavior.
    In all administrative practices strictly follow the laws of the country.
    Keep confidential all sensitive information pertaining to the Country Office and its Programmes.
    Keep the CD as well as the staff at the Country Office updated on important developments.
    Carry out any other tasks assigned by the Country Director and/or the Regional Director for the good functioning of the Country Office and its programmes.

Qualifications:


    A  least  Master  degree  in  relevant  education  at  academic  level,  preferably  in  gender  and development related fields.
    Substantial knowledge about gender issues in Palestine and familiarity with innovative approaches to address gender problems and to promote gender equality
    Demonstrable recent and substantial work experience (at least 7 years) with gender equality and
women’s rights programmes in Palestine.
    Experience from working with human rights-based approach
    Excellent reporting and communication skills.
    Good knowledge of Results Based Management and LFA.
    Very good  experience  in  managing,  monitoring  and  evaluation  programmes.  including partnership management.
    Very good experience on capacity building and good facilitation skills
    Analytical thinking skills and abilities to influence others.
    Knowledge of computer including Excel, Word and Power Point.
    Serious, trustworthy, disciplined, dependable and responsible.
    Excellent verbal and written command of English language.
    Living in Ramallah
    Willing to travel among Palestinian areas of West Bank and Gaza and abroad.
    Assume responsibility for accuracy and timeliness of work.
    Experience of working with INGOs or UN agencies is a preference.

Interested and qualified applicants are invited to send their CV and a motivation cover letter, including last employment salary to: Palestine@weeffect.org by no later than 13:00 Palestine time on May 16th
2017. Please clearly indicate “Application for Gender Equality Coordinator” in your email subject. We respect all candidates but we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.