DCA/NCA: Head of Programme


DanChurchAid and Norwegian Church Aid joint country program in Palestine is looking for a

Head of Programme

About DanChurchAid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA). 
DanChurchAid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid are non-governmental organisations. Both are members of the ACT Alliance and work primarily with local partners, international networks, churches and non-religious civil organizations. The organisations have merged into 1 country team with offices in East Jerusalem and Gaza. The joint program supports some 20 partners and their projects through a team of 15 staff and annual turnover of approx. USD 5 mio. We manage contracts from the Danish and Norwegian governments and European Union. We support economic empowerment of youth and women, by use of renewable energy, mobile technology and agricultural innovation. We work with active citizenship and empowerment. We respond to humanitarian crisis and coordinate within UN system. And we advocate for respect for international humanitarian law and human rights law from duty bearers. 

Head of Programme (HoP).

DCA is looking for a team leader with strong facilitation skills and programmatic experience. The Head of Programme will be part of the Country Office management team

As Head of Programme you will ensure the overall responsibility for the implementation of the Joint Country Programme and the quality of the projects.  The Country Programme has five areas of focus: Active Citizenship, Economic Empowerment, Humanitarian Response, International Advocacy and support to local civil society (DCA/NCA partners). The HoP is involved in strategic development and plays a key role in fundraising, quality assurance and smooth implementation of the programme. The HoP has the responsibility for management of the programme team, delegates work and ensures that policies, formats, procedures and systems are known and implemented correctly. The HoP is overall responsible for meeting internal & external deadlines.

•    You think strategically and understand the context. You deliver to the program objectives.

•    You are charismatic. You think innovatively and can support project staff design projects with partners. 

•    You naturally motivate your team members to perform beyond expectations. You can write grant winning proposals and concise, convincing reports. 

•    You are well organized. And you have a good memory and good humor.

•    You will ensure that DCA policies, procedures and systems are used. You are responsible for compliance and program quality assurance of internal and external reporting. 

Main tasks for the position:
-    Build a strong programme team; Provide support in form of coordination, planning, prioritization, coaching and supervision to all programme and emergency response staff.
-    Quality assurance of all programme and project work, including development of project proposals, fundraising and reporting to donors in accordance with DCA policies and procedures. 
-    Together with the programme team and other colleagues, support partner organisations in identifying capacity gaps and facilitate training and other means of enhancing the quality of project design, implementation and management, as well as general compliance to back donor requirements. 
-    Support organisational development of partner organizations. 
-    Maintain an active network of external stakeholders (UN, NGO, civil society)
-    Ensure that lessons learned are shared and used within the programme.
-    Secure a strong mainstreaming of rights-based approach, accountability and gender equality perspectives within the programme and projects.
-    Maintain overview of the partnership portfolio as well as of the work with partners on accountability and transparency commitments. 
-    Contribute to the consolidation and smooth management of the joint DCA/NCA office.
-    Frequent travel to Gaza (at least 4 working days a month in Gaza) and the West Bank as well as abroad. 

Key qualifications / Experience expected/ Education:
We are looking for a candidate who can fully embody DCA key management values of being Compassionate, Proactive, Responsible and Respectful. 
-    Team leader with experience in managing teams
-    Strong, convincing writer
-    Track record in developing/designing innovative projects
-    Success in winning grants-winning proposals and donor approved reports. 
-    Skilled in prioritizing tasks, planning and organizing team efforts to meet objectives & deadlines.
-    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and capacity to work through partners.
-    Relevant academic degree in the fields of business administration, human rights or social sciences with study or work abroad experience appreciated. 
-    At least 5 years’ experience in project management and fundraising in NGO sector
-    Experience in leading an emergency response
-    Strong analytical skills, capacity for strategic planning.

We offer: 
•    Meaningful, professional, dynamic and pleasant work place.
•    Competitive compensation. 
•    Work station: Jerusalem
•    Duration: two years with possibility of renewal, starting as soon as possible.
•    Contract Type: Full time (37.5 hours/week) according to Local Staff Manual


To apply for this position: 
Please upload your CV and a cover letter that includes justification of interest no later than Sept. 28 midnight. Use the following link: 
https://dca.emply.net/recruitment/vacancyAd.aspx?publishingId=be78b744-9674-4603-a0c8-2504f92053ec

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The interviews will be conducted on Oct. 10 and Oct. 12. Note that all interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status and religious, political or ethnic affiliation. To know more about DCA and NCA please visit our websites (www.danchurchaid.org and https://www.kirkensnodhjelp.no/en/)

Action Aid: Head of Programms

ActionAid is an international organisation, working with over 25 million people in more than 40 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 Head of Programs for 12 months period (extendable).  
The post location is Hebron
Start Date: Immediately

About the position: The Head of Programs is responsible to provide overall leadership, management and coordination of the development, implementation and monitoring of ActionAid Palestine’s programme work in West Bank and Gaza, and actively contribute to realization of the goals of AA Palestine’s country strategy paper.  

The key responsibilities for this position will be as follows:

    Actively participate in Senior Management Team (SMT) meetings and contribute to strategic decision making and the overall development of ActionAid Palestine
    Participate in international meetings/workshops or network with regard to projects and programmes, both within and outside ActionAid
    Develop programme and partnership strategy for effective implementation of programmes and projects
    Review and ensure alignment of programme priorities, strategies and plans to the CSP and the broader AAI strategies and plans
    Provide strategic guidance to programme and project staff to develop annual plans and budgets
    Ensure effective implementation of programme and project activities as per plan and budget, and that the desired impact is achieved
    Ensure that ActionAid’s Human Rights Based Approach and women’s rights are integral to AAP’s practice, taking sides with people living in poverty and exclusion
    Contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of the advocacy plans
    Develop and manage effective relationships with Funding Affiliates, Donors and Programme/Project Partners and other key stakeholders
    Lead in the selection of partners for implementation of programmes and projects
    Coordinate AA Palestine’s collaboration with networks, government agencies and other organizations in order to share information, experiences, influence them and/or build capacity
    Participate and contribute to the identification of program funding gaps, priorities and opportunities
    Lead and/or review the development of concept notes and/or proposals as per donor requirements and aligning with AAP’s CSP
    Participate in identifying and initiating strategic networks and alliances
    Ensure compliance of AAP’s policies and procedures by programme staff
    Lead in the preparation of AAP’s programme budget as per the guidelines to achieve CSP objectives
    Ensure programme expenditure conforms with transparent and accountable practices, is in line with plans and budgets and approve accordingly
    Review and approve partner financial requests
    Track and monitor programme and project budgets and expenditure, monthly acquittals of all projects and analyse variance with budget holders
    Ensure the quality of the programme and project reports and their timely submission as per guidelines and deadlines
    Ensure close coordination and collaboration between the Programme and Child Sponsorship Units to facilitate the timely delivery of CS activities and work plans & monitor the implementation of and reporting on LRP initiatives.

Eligible applicants are required to have the following qualifications and skills:

-    Holds a Bachelor’s degree in management or any related field
-    A minimum of 10 years post qualification experience in position of senior programme management, preferably in the NGO sector
-    Ability to think strategically, to delegate where appropriate, to prioritise competing demands, to influence a peer group
-    Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
-    Ability to manage relationships at all levels
-    Computer literacy, particularly Microsoft Excel and Word
-    Proficiency in written and spoken English and Arabic
-    Excellent organizing skills

Indicative salary range: ILS 180,689 to ILS 197,089 gross per annum

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: admin.middleeast@actionaid.org no later than Thursday 24th September 2017 and kindly include the job title in the subject line. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.


Women are encouraged to apply.
 

NRC: Grants Coordinator

Position:             Grants Coordinator
Reports to:             Head of Programme
Supervision of:             Grants Trainee, Assistants, Interns, others as delegated
Duty station:             Jerusalem    
Travel:                 30%
Duration and type of contract:     Open ended

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 Grants Coordinator position is to provide essential grant management support to Head of Programme, in delivering quality programmes in line with the NRC country office strategy.

The following is a brief description of the role. 
1.    Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
2.    Develop and maintain overview of all grants, donor requirements, rules and regulations, and internal and external deadlines, including management filing of grant documents (including through the grants database - forthcoming)
3.    Coordinate the development of donor applications and reports, as well as ensuring donor compliance and quality control, including editing, writing, and leading proposal teams
4.    Contribute to the development and revision of funding proposals, budgets and donor reports
5.    Be updated on donor priorities and track and share relevant calls for proposals
6.    Document, analyze, and share learning from proposal and reporting process, and compliance with donor rules and regulations
7.    Provide leadership on the continuous improvement of grant management systems
8.    Provide an internal help-desk on donor related issues, including organize and deliver trainings in donor rules and regulations, as well as proposal and report writing
9.    Coordinate the development and distribution of internal reports
10.    Contribute to project cycle management trainings and usage of the NRC project cycle management frame work in the country office as delegated by the Head of Programme
11.    Support external donor audits
12.    Promote the rights of beneficiaries in line with the advocacy strategy


Critical interfaces
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are: 

•    Head of Programme, Area Managers, Program Managers, Monitoring and Evaluation staff, Finance, Logistics, Regional Programme Advisor
•    Grant Coordinators in other country offices
•    Institutional Partnership Advisers 

2.    Competencies
Competencies are important for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

a. Professional competencies
These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies for this position: 
•    Between 3-5 years of relevant experience within field of expertise
•    Relevant experience from the project management and proposal developing in the humanitarian sector
•    Experience from working with humanitarian and development donors
•    Good understanding of donor rules and regulations
•    Excellent skills and experience in report and proposal writing and editing
•    Strong communication, coordination and interpersonal skills
•    Strong analytical skills (data and financial)
•    Ability to mediate in high-stress scenarios with competing interest
•    Above average computer skills
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
•    Bilingual, native fluency in English and Arabic

b. Behavioral competencies
•    Planning and delivering results
•    Managing resources to optimize results
•    Influencing
•    Handling insecure environments
•    Works well and communicates professionally with constituents, colleagues, and stakeholders from a wide diversity of cultures and viewpoints
•    Managing deadlines with focus
•    Setting goals that contribute to improving the lives of others and oneself

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


 

NRC: Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant – Palestine

Position:         Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant
Reports to:         Head of Programme (HoP)
Critical Interfaces:     Will supervise key components of the review process; Monitoring & Evaluation staff in West Bank and Gaza offices will follow the guidance of this consultant during activities related to this consultancy. 
Duty station:                   East Jerusalem    
Travel:                               30-50% of time in support of review and work planning
Duration of contract:     6 weeks with possibility to extend if need identified

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

Primary Responsibilities
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system assessment (100% of time)
Palestine’s M&E system is relatively well established and has been running for several years. The Palestine office would like to assess the system components and the elements within them, to optimize what the programme and M&E team do that would be characterised as M&E work. The ultimate goal of this review is to provide a path towards an M&E system that emphasizes NRC’s current strengths, simplifies the system and its related inputs to the maximum extent possible, clarifies NRC’s impact, and results in use of the appropriate indicators and philosophical approach. NRC’s activities and successes should be easily stated, measured, and learned from.
This involves what data, processes and initiatives are undertaken and by who under monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning themes. This assessment follows NRC’s Middle East Regional Office assessment of Palestine’s M&E system undertaken in January 2017 and few other Core Competency review undertaken internally. Most of the recommendations from those assessments are still valid; the assessments and reviews will be made available and can serve as a guide as to how to conduct the assessment (i.e. prioritizing specific areas of enquiry). 
Additionally, NRC Palestine’s M&E team possesses significant experience and has already made great headway on systems review including several suggestions and starting points where this review may begin and ways in which current processes can be simplified. The consultant is expected to take team input from the West Bank and Gaza into equal account and to work with the current Acting M&E Coordinator in identifying the best way to incorporate and contextualize current thinking into a broader systems review.
The objective of this exercise is to identify where and how improvement needs to happen, and should result in a clear workplan that will lead NRC to simplified system with a minimum burden to reach effective results and clarity. The recommendations must be in line how NRC view’s the purpose and manner in which M&E is executed locally and globally, as well as in line with good practice and forward analysis of the future of M&E and MEAL and system leadership thinking.
Required Outputs:
1.    Concise review of current systems and analysis of gaps/needs versus NRC and donor requirements and good practice
2.    Workplan covering future direction and revision of M&E system
3.    Resourcing plan to support both system revision and long-term staffing strategy.
4.    Clear indicator matrix that outlines exactly where current indicators can be mapped to global NRC indicators and the steps that NRC must take to actualize this mapping with its donors
5.    One sentence stating what NRC in Palestine does that accurately captures it, one sentence that clearly show how we’re successful at that, one sentence that clearly shows how we learn from our failures, and one sentence that demonstrates the impact our activities have on the lives of those we work to serve.
Primary Responsibilities
Planning/Development (30%)
•    Design, lead, and manage process to establish Country Office (CO) and program level M&E systems, including harmonization of the Country Office M&E framework and support on designing M&E staffing structure and M&E resourcing
•    Develop and/or participate in development of guidance and frameworks for CO procedures, policies and processes that assist in institutionalizing and supporting M&E in the country mission and/or NRC globally
•    Participate in program design and proposal discussions, including support on theory of change development, log frame design, and budgeting for M&E
•    Support and contribute to the development of a data management system through documentation, implementation and coordination of standardizes information flow of M&E activities and reporting

Program Support (40%)
•    Support the Head of Programme and Country Director in advocating for M&E support from donors, partners, and in NRC Country Strategy to ensure M&E remains a high priority in the country program
•    Provide leadership and support to program managers in planning and standardizing M&E across projects
•    Support Area and Project managers in developing data collection methodology and tools, and systems for on-going data analysis
•    Ensure that monitoring data are feed into management decisions and used in program management
•    Actively contribute to all aspects of the recruitment process for new program and M&E staff in the country office to ensure that the M&E capacity needed in various positions are considered during hiring
•    Capacity building and training of program and M&E support staff on M&E technical and conceptual areas
•    Support internal improvement processes (Macro Log Frames etc.) according to need

Management (20%) 
•    Supervise and mentor M&E unit officers in executing M&E plans per sectoral project
•    Collaborate with M&E unit officers to identify M&E related needs of project coordinators and field staff and assist program managers in budgeting resources accordingly
Communication/Other (10%)
•    Under guidance from the Head of Programme, liaise with other country office, regional and home office M&E Advisors and Coordinators, support efforts to harmonize agency M&E systems and standards
•    Communication and disseminate standards and guidelines
•    Coordinate with M&E focal points in other country missions in developing best practices and sharing lessons learned
•    Liaise with peer organizations and M&E staff in partner agencies to facilitate lessons learned and coordination
•    Support the Programme Department in new initiatives, should these arise during the employment period
•    Other activities agreed and discussed with the Country and Programme Directors


Qualifications
•    At least 5 years’ experience in an international NGO preferably in an emergency or post-conflict setting, including M&E capacity and systems development
•    Thorough experience with and knowledge of  principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programs, using both quantitative and qualitative methods
•    Understanding of data and information needs for program management and decision making
•    Experience in facilitating the capacity building efforts of diverse colleagues, including local partner agencies
•    Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods
•    Analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
•    Native fluency in English, intermediate to advanced Arabic desirable (speaking, reading, writing)
•    Must be willing and able to travel throughout the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza for work purposes including overnighting in each location when required. NRC will support the permitting process for such travel where applicable.


Education
•    Graduate degree or significant experience above requirement in lieu in directly related field, such as operations research, quantitative analysis, etc; significant work experience in directly related field will be considered in lieu of specific M&E related education
Personal Qualities
•    Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
•    Ability and willingness to work, travel, and live under difficult circumstances
•    Ability to engage and motivate staff in a challenging program area
•    Good coordination skills
•    Goal oriented and visionary
•    Patient, flexible and creative, and it helps if you have a sense of humour

Desired Skills
•    Expert knowledge of M&E standards and best practice
•    Knowledge of the political situation in Palestine a particular an asset
•    Knowledge of UN system, experience with field level coordination with UN organisations, INGOs, Donors and authorities

Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV, letter of interest, and a brief (2 pages or less) covering the methodology they propose to deliver the required results.

AFSC: Middle East Regional Finance and Administrative Manager

American Friends Service Committee is a Quaker Organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service.  Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.

Job Title: Middle East Regional Finance and Administration Manager

Immediate Supervisor:    Middle East Regional Director

Application Deadline:      September 12, 2017

Send CV and cover letter to meroadmin@afsc.org by 5pm September 12th.   


Main job purpose:     The main purpose of the role is to develop and manage the administration and finance policy and practice of all Middle East programs and offices. The Regional Administration and Finance Manager will implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support programmatic and administrative strategic objectives. She/he will be responsible for the oversight of financial and administrative systems including finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, recruiting, and physical infrastructure.  The position holder will lead an internal team of two finance officers in remote locations within the region to meet these responsibilities, and will directly supervise one of the finance officers.

The jobholder will work with Middle East IP Finance staff based in the central office in Philadelphia, AFSC Finance Department, Country Representatives and other finance officers in the region to ensure high degree of accountability and stewardship in the use of AFSC money and resources. He/She will carry out other duties as delegated by the Regional Director.

The post holder will be based in Amman, Jordan.


Key Responsibilities

Financial Management

•     Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Regional Director and Country Representatives; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the region’s financial status. 

•     Control  the  accounting  of  all  Middle  East  programs.     Scrutinize  all  financial transactions and reporting in the Middle East. Check accuracy and integrity of all general ledger reports and bank reconciliations before review and approval by the Regional Director or Country Representatives.
•     Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner. Provide the Regional Director, Country Representative and/or program staff, monthly general ledger, asset reports and income and expenditure reports. Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the Middle East leadership team.
•     Communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
•     Manage the monthly closing process for Account Payables and General Ledger for the offices accounts within the region.
•     Update and implement all necessary regional policies and accounting practices;
improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
•     Support the process of developing internal accounting procedures and guidelines for the Middle East programs, review and amend changes when and if required, and monitor the adherence to those procedures and guidelines.
•     Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
•     Manage Middle East office’s cash flow and forecasting in collaboration with finance officers in the country/ies.
•     Coordinate and lead the annual country audit process, liaise with external auditors and approve country finance audit; assess any changes necessary.   Support Philadelphia finance staff with AFSC organizational and grant audits.
•     Promote community of learning about accounting and budgeting among AFSC finance officers and program staff when relevant.
•     Provide training and orientation for finance officers and program managers\officers in the field. Ensure that staff are aware of the AFSC rules and procedures for budget and accounting using the AFSC regional finance manual, and AFSC finance directives as a guide.
•     Work closely with Middle East Finance Analyst based in Philadelphia, AFSC Finance Department and other finance officers in the region to ensure high degree of accountability and stewardship in the use of AFSC money and resources.
•     Support AFSC Middle East partner organizations to fulfil the financial management requirements of partnership with AFSC in collaboration with program directors/staff.
•     Conduct field visits to support finance officers and managers in managing AFSC money and resources and carry out informal management and accounting audit as requested by the Regional Director. 

Human Resources and Administration

•     Develop/update AFSC Middle East region human resource policies/conditions of service considering Quaker values, compliance with US and local law, and the operating environment in consultation/coordination with the Regional Director and Country Representatives.
•     Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined, and implement fair and transparent procedures for recruitment, selection, orientation, probation and performance management, and end of service.
•     Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
•     Apply AFSC’s human resource policies consistently across the Middle East region, and ensure any review or change of human resource policy is effectively communicated to the regional leadership team.
•     Ensure that finance and admin staff at the country level maintain local-hire personnel files (including staff leave records) per AFSC staff terms and conditions and in compliance with local law.
•     Provide information to all local staff on health insurance, benefits and pension funds policies.
•     Approve monthly payroll for regional local staff.
•     Ensure salary administration is timely and in accordance with local tax requirements.

Premises, purchasing and logistics

•     Manage AFSC Jordan office premises as a safe and healthy work environment.
•     Administer the procurement of equipment, insurances, supplies and all services with an emphasis on quality work and fair pricing.
•     Oversee fixed asset procurement, registration, and disposal.
•     Ensure that AFSC travel within region is safe and reflects value for money.  Work in consultation with the focal security points at the country level to determine travel safety standards.

IT

•     Ensure  the  effective  use  of  information  technology,  in  cooperation  with  AFSC Helpdesk.
•     Administer the information systems and support the flow of information within the office, with Philadelphia and other AFSC offices. 

•     Support the Regional Director, Country Representatives, and relevant Philadelphia units in ensuring that AFSC complies with local laws and employment norms, US law and any other applicable international law.
•     Liaise with government authorities as appropriate to maintain registration of AFSC for its operations in the region; the issue of working visas for international appointees; visas and travel permits.

Staff Safety and Security

•     Develop, in consultation with the Regional Director and Country Representatives and the AFSC Central Office security focal person, security policies and procedures for the region.
•     Ensure the local security plans by local security focal persons and that this information is effectively shared with AFSC colleagues or visitors coming to the region.

Other duties

To perform any other reasonable duties related to AFSC work in the region, as directed by the Regional Director.

Competence Required

1. At least a bachelors’ degree in Finance or Administration; at least 5 years of experience in financial and office administration, with supervisory responsibilities.
2.  Regional job or cross border experience – Middle East region.
3.  Must have demonstrated computer skills (PC/Windows) and database applications (MS office). Demonstrated experience with complex accounting package software, such as Microsoft Dynamics or similar software.  High level of skill with Excel.
4.  Good English and Arabic writing, reporting and communication skills.
5. Knowledge of payroll, taxes, audits and public financial acts. Experience with managing and overseeing accounting carried out in several currencies.
6.  Proven records of integrity and ability in handling cash.
7.  Capacity to problem solving, should be mature, self-motivated, proactive and able to work with minimum supervision.
8.  Must have understanding and respect for the principles, concern and considerations of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, gender and sexual orientation and disability.

Assignment:          2  years  employment  contract  (could  be  extended  on  mutual agreement and good performance following six month probation) 

The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, sexual orientation or nature of disability.
 

War Child Holand: Youth Engagement Program Coordinator

Background on the organisation
War Child is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. We strive to empower children and young people while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of conflict affected children and young people. 

Youth engagement
In the contexts in which we work, many young people feel excluded and disempowered, especially during the school-to-work transition. War Child has decided to embark on programme development regarding the psychosocial wellbeing, civic and community engagement of older adolescents and young adults, beginning with a new program in Gaza which will combine sports, life skills, job skills development, and psychosocial wellbeing. 

As well as providing direct services to adolescents, we highly value the commitment demonstrated by the young adults involved in implementing community programs with War Child, and think we can do more to ensure that their involvement also: 
1.    enhances their employability and success in making the school-to-work transition
2.    encourages positive community engagement during this key transition period
3.    continues to provide opportunities for personal growth and wellbeing, and help coping with the challenges of this developmental stage

Objective of the job
The purpose of this job is to explore, develop and test an approach that provides adolescents and young people with opportunities for recreation, positive engagement, skills development and personal growth.  

The Youth Engagement Program Coordinator will work with War Child and external stakeholders to develop and implement a package of interventions for adolescents and young people which emphasises positive community engagement, skills development, personal growth and wellbeing. In the first stage, this will involve kick-off and further development of a project combining these topics with sports activities in Gaza.


Position in the organisation
The duty station of the Youth Engagement Program Coordinator is Gaza. The Youth Engagement Program Coordinator will be an active member of the global youth engagement technical network and will work closely with the Programme Quality and Research & Development departments at Head Office, and with the Regional Partnership and Business Development Advisor. S/he will also work closely with partner organisations and young people participating in projects. The Youth Engagement Program Coordinator will not manage other staff. 


Result areas (max 5)

1.    Project development and implementation
•    Oversees and monitors initial kick-off of sports activities with partner organisation in Gaza
•    Maps and analyses the needs, interests and potential of young people involved in War Child and partner program
•    Identifies gaps between needs of young people and opportunities available, and identifies ways for War Child and partners to contribute


•    Designs and leads the formulation of an approach and associated project in close collaboration with War Child partner
•    Monitors and evaluates project implementation, and adjusts timely and accordingly
•    Compiles relevant project proposals, reports, plans and budgets in collaboration with relevant War Child Gaza team members
•    Contributes to organisational strategy development, and provides advice, information and support on the theme of youth engagement in regional/country strategy, planning and reporting processes
•    Continuously advises management on project design and status
•    Documents all stages of project development and implementation in language and format suitable for testing/adaptation in other War Child countries
•    Coordinates closely with Psychosocial Support Specialist (PSS) to identify ways to deal with conditions affecting the youth wellbeing
•    Identifies  and design with the PSS procedures to work on Psychosocial support needs of youth.

Performance Objective: A project/s for adolescents and young people in Gaza is developed, implemented, and documented. 

2.    Relationship management

•    Establishes and moderates a project working group
•    Develops intellectual relationships with actors from related sectors, including academic where relevant
•    Co-maintains funding relationships with Programmes & Grants Management
•    Represents the organisation in relevant external events and coordination forums
•    Maintains relevant internal communications and relations related to project development and progress
•    Takes care of information provision to relevant actors and monitors expectations
•    Coordinates with the local authorities as need arises in agreement with the line manager

Performance Objective: The project working group functions well, and relations are maintained, facilitating smooth collaboration within and outside the organisation in the field of youth engagement

Profile

Knowledge

•    A Master’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience
•    Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for youth engagement and participation
•    Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English
•    Ability to live and work in Gaza, and willingness to undertake frequent work-related travel within Gaza, and outside if possible
•    Commitment to the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence

Experience

•    A minimum of 5 years’ experience featuring experience in at least some of: 
o    project/content development
o    project implementation, including programme start-up
o    programming targeting the school-to-work transition
o    youth participation and engagement
o    child/youth-focussed social work, mental health, social sciences, protection or similar
•    Experience with sports programmes for young people (Desirable)
•    Experience with gender sensitive programme design (Desirable)

Skills
•    Flexibility and creativity, ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity
•    Communication skills which clearly and transparently ensure that all stakeholders have the information they need to feel engaged
•    Good networking and meeting facilitation skills
•    A personal profile that brings positive energy, can-do mentality and a sense of both humour and perspective
•    Social media skills an advantage
•    A learning attitude

Competencies
•    Problem solving
•    Written communication skills
•    Networking
•    Cooperation
•    Flexibility


How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before the 18th of Sep. Make sure to send your English CV and cover letter to info.opt@warchild.nl. Please mention ‘Youth Engagement Program Coordinator in the title of the email.

War Child strives to create an inclusive work environment. Candidates from all backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences who judge that they are able to fill all or most of the essential requirements for this role are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Previous applicants for the ‘Youth Engagement project developer’ are still under consideration and need not re-apply. 


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to undertake a written assessment in English.

The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures.
 

SOS: Family Strengthening Coordinator

SOS Children’s Villages take action for children as an independent non-governmental social development organization. We build families for children in need, we help them shape the development of their communities, we respect varying religions and cultures, and we work in countries and communities where our mission can contribute to development. 

SOS Children’s Villages Palestine is seeking to recruit a Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator for its SOS Children’s Village Programme Bethlehem.  

Location: Based in Bethlehem with travel to Hebron 

Position: Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator
Reports to: SOS Children’s Village Programme Director 

Position summary: The Family Strengthening Programme Coordinator leads the planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the family strengthening activities in the programme location, in accordance with the organisation’s policies, strategies, and available resources. He/She ensure that those children most at risk of losing parental care participate in the programme. Coordinates the implementation of family strengthening activities, guides and supports the development of sustainable community responses to the situation of children at risk of losing parental care while building self-reliance in families of origin. The Family Strengthening coordinator also establishes and maintains mechanisms for on-going monitoring and evaluation of the family strengthening interventions/ responses. 
Tasks and responsibilities:

Tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•    Co-coordinating the implementation of programme activities, according to the objectives, actions and time frames outlined in the annual plan. 
•    Guiding the implementation of the family development planning (FDP) process, with a view to ‘anchoring’ this process with the community-based partners.  
•    Preparing programme information as required for public relations and fund development purposes.
•    Ensuring that effective monitoring and evaluation systems are in place and functioning well, in line with the organisation’s requirements. This includes on-going data collection from regular reviews of the situation of families and community-based partners, data capturing in the FS database, annual programme self-evaluation, internal control reviews, audits and other evaluations. 
•    Providing the programme director with regular information on programme activities and results, including regular written reports, according to organisational requirements.
•    Leading the development of the programme design, based on the findings of the feasibility study, and in line with the organisation’s policies, strategies and available resources.  In doing so, ensure the participation of key stakeholders, as appropriate.


Qualifications & Competencies
•    BA in Cooperation and Development, Social Sciences, Management, or relevant related field (Master’s degree is desirable)
•    A minimum of three years’ relevant experience which must include experience in project management and leadership     
•    Proven ability to strategically plan
•    Good knowledge of standards and current directions of development in the field of child’s rights approach, women empowerment and social welfare systems
•    Proven ability to train and develop staff
•    Good command of spoken and written English with proven reporting and communication skills
•    Ability to work under pressure within a team as well as independently
•    Ability to network and build relations with stakeholders  


Interested candidates must send their CV, cover letter and three traceable references to: 
jobs@sos-palestine.org by the 20th of September 2017
stating FS Coordinator as the subject
Only short listed candidates will be contacted


 

War Child Holand: Consultancy on Education sector mapping occupied Palestinian territory

Terms of Reference

What:    Education sector mapping occupied Palestinian territory
Where:    occupied Palestinian territory, consultancy
When:    To be completed by 31 October 2017
Reporting to:    Programme Development Manager (PDM), War Child oPt


Background of the organisation 

War Child Holland (WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. We strive to empower children and young people while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of conflict affected children and young people. Our global strategy is to evolve towards a globally renowned and recognised expert organisation in the field of psychosocial, educational, and child protection programmes for children and youth affected by conflict, based on innovation of our approaches, and solid research of our outcomes and impact.

Can’t wait to Learn
Can't Wait to Learn (CWTL) is a unique technology model delivering equitable, accessible, quality education to children that strengthens in-country education systems. Children, aged 7 – 12, learn lifelong skills of numeracy and literacy through fun, motivating educative games on tablet computers; as well as resiliency through our psychosocial support component. CWTL provides quality learning through a subject mastery approach. Strong Ministry of Education partnerships ensure that children earn the government certificates they desperately hope for, but are currently denied, in traditional education in emergencies programing. Following the success in Sudan as well as the launch of the programme in several Middle Eastern countries, War Child is planning a scoping exercise of CWTL in the context of oPt.  

Objective
Support education sector analysis for potential new programme initiatives in oPt (Gaza and West Bank including East Jerusalem)
The proposed consultancy aims to understand and analyse the education sector in oPt including national strategy, issues around learning outcomes, quality of education, access and potential target population. The analysis will help identify key challenges and the strategies which potentially CWTL will address to using its unique methodologies, and to seek long-term partnerships with key stakeholders should the programme be implemented in oPt. 

Scope
1.    Mapping of Ministry of Education strategy as relates to:
1.1    Overall global and current national strategy and relevant education statistics from the national bureau of statistics or Education Management Information System (EMIS) data
1.2    Specific strategy related to out of school children, other vulnerable groups or other groups not following the formal curriculum
1.3    Ministry departments as related to the above


2.    Mapping of other key education sector stakeholders and policy in oPt
2.1    Non-governmental organizations programming and priorities (Education Sector)
•    Humanitarian
•    Development
2.2    Donor supporting tech-supported education initiatives
2.3    Private sector
2.4    Academic institutions

3.    Overview of major education initiatives governmental, non-governmental and private sector
3.1    Currently running
3.2    Completed in the last 10 years
3.3    In response to humanitarian emergencies
3.4    Ed-tech initiatives (ex. E-learning, digitalizing curriculum or specific education contents, educational games, educational apps for laptops, tablets, mobile phones etc.) 

Deliverables
1.    A proposed outline for the final report, following briefing with the Programme Development Manager by the first week of October 2017.
2.    A five page executive summary by the last week of October 2017 . 
3.    A detailed final report based on the approved outline by the last week of October 2017.

Terms

The assignment can be home-based with possible and occasional travel to WC offices either in Jerusalem or in Gaza. Expected period of assignment is October 2017.

 Profile
  Knowledge and experience
-    A Master’s degree in a relevant field (education, social sciences etc.) or Bachelor’s with equivalent experience
-    A minimum 5 years’ experience in education sector in oPt  
-    Demonstrated knowledge on the national education strategy an asset
-    Demonstrated experience undertaking similar mapping exercises involving multiple stakeholders
-    Ability and willingness to work under limited timeframe
-    Strong communication skills
-    Fluency in Arabic and English 

How to Apply
Please send your English CV and cover letter, together with a document including;
-    Proposed methodology for the assignment
-    Required number of days
-    Daily rate and total expected fee (in Euro) which includes travel, health insurance, materials etc.
-    Delivery schedule 

Please send the documents to info.opt@warchild.nl by 8th September 2017, with title “Education sector mapping”.  Due to large volume of the application we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


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IECD: Project Manager

IECD is a global organization established in 1988 and is mainly acting in the field of international solidarity. The organization is focused on programs concerning socioeconomic development in partnership with local institutions around the world. IECD is also active in the fields of training and social integration, assistance to very small firms and the promotion of education and health for vulnerable people. 

IECD has been operating in the Palestinian Territories since 2007. Given the depressed social and economic environments, and the lack of potential prospect for improvement, IECD has decided to concentrate its actions in the East Jerusalem region. To better satisfy local and individual demands within the community, three programs were implemented in the Bethany / Al Azarieh area: The Azarieh Education Center (Al Hamawi), The Seeds of Hope program and, the Economic Development program focused on Micro and Small Enterprises in the targeted regions.

IECD MSE program involves different activities:
-    Support to the MSE sector; through the provision of basic and specialized training (start-up creation, basic management, advanced marketing, etc.), individual follow-up of beneficiaries, and the organization of monthly activities addressed to the members of IECD Club of Entrepreneurs,
-    Support to the food-processing sector; through the financial and technical support of the “Jerusalem Hills” cooperative of Al Azarieh, the provision of food-processing and business training to women working in the food processing sector (Women Economic Empowerment Program), and the organization of monthly activities addressed to the members of the IECD Club of Cooperatives.

Under the new European Union 3-year project starting in April 2017, a new component was included to the MSE program. IECD will accompany and support the Chamber of Commerce (CoC) of East Jerusalem in the creation of a MSE unit to develop and promote the active, effective, and sustainable role of the CoC in the development of local economy.

In order to ensure a coordination of the MSE program, IECD is seeking a project manager to oversee all operations related to the MSE and food processing activities.


MISSION

Aimed at effectively and efficiently running the MSE project related to the following missions: 


 Organization and supervision of operational and financial activities of the MSE project

-    Defining and updating the schedule of activities
-    Following-up and supervising MSE and food processing trainings, beneficiary visits, activities implemented within the Club of Entrepreneurs and of the Club of Cooperatives, as well as activities of the “Jerusalem Hills” cooperative
-    Leading the MSE team including field trainers and implementing weekly coordination meetings
-    Launching new activities within the Club of Entrepreneurs based on assessments and feedback of beneficiaries and other stakeholders
-    Developing IECD visibility and communication field strategy and effectively communicating the strategy to project stakeholders, local partners, headquarter, employees, etc.

Project Monitoring and Evaluation

-    Ensuring and maintaining the quality of activities implemented within the MSE program
-    Verifying the quality and accuracy of beneficiary database
-    Following-up and controlling progress and achievements of project objectives and expected outcomes, based on agreements made with financial partners
-    Piloting and supervising evaluations and audit processes
-    Capitalizing and developing new tools fitting the needs of project beneficiaries

Financial follow-up

-    Ensuring the proper implementation of IECD and funder related procedures
-    Tracking project expenditures and money transfers from associated funders
-    Updating all financial tools including project budgets on monthly, quarterly, and annual basis in collaboration with IECD Finance officers
-    Identifying potential needs and sources of fundraising

 Human Resource management

-    Maintaining the cohesion and dynamics of all project related teams
-    Identifying talent and ensuring the capacity building of MSE employees

 Fundraising and partner relationships

-    Developing and maintaining a smooth and collaborative relationship with various IECD partners, both local and international including local partners, cooperatives, local authorities and the European Union
-    Drafting and submitting project proposals on a timely manner and according to high quality standards
-    Effectively representing IECD and the MSE program to local and international partners


EXPECTED PROFILE

Desired Education includes a Master degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field. 

Experience:

-    At least 2 years experience in project management and development
-    Knowledge in EU regulations a plus
-    Fundraising experience with a proven and established network and track record
-    Fluency in English Language a must
-    Knowledge of the Middle East is desirable

Desired skills and qualities: 

-    Strong ability to adapt to difficult situations, maintain a positive attitude and produce successful results at all times
-    Strong managerial skills with a high sense of organization
-    Patient, professional, understanding and able to see the human side of the project overall scope
-    Visionary, team player with excellent communications skills
-    Knowledge in Arabic language is a plus
-    Ability to represent and follow IECD values

CONDITIONS 

Status: Contract according to French regulations - including training session in Paris prior to departure
Dates: As of November 2017 and for a period of one year with the possibility of extension
The project manager will be working under the supervision of: 

-    The IECD Country Director in the Palestinian Territories
-    In cooperation with the MSE coordination desk based in Paris
Location: Al Aizarieh, Jerusalem governorate - Palestinian Territories

Compensation Package:

-    Based on profile and experience
-    Partial accommodation costs will be covered by IECD
-    Costs of project related transportation expenses are included
-    Complete medical and social package (state health cover, repatriation, complementary health insurance) and French supplementary pension contribution


CONTACT
Please forward your application (CV and letter of application) – Ref “TPO-Resp operations” to the recruitment office, 
 
jobs.bca@yahoo.com

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

AFSC: Palestine Program Manager

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker Organization which works with people from various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. AFSC’s work in Palestine dates back to the year 1949 when the AFSC offered support and help for Palestinians seeking refuge in Gaza after 1948. Since 1950 AFSC has also
conducted work in Israel. Today AFSC’s work for a just and lasting peace between Palestinians and Israelis is based on the principle of equal rights, including self-determination; ending the Israeli military occupation of the 1967 Palestinian territories; and the recognition of the right of return of refugees. AFSC advocates for these principles in the US. In order to maintain its independence AFSC does not accept any US government funding for its work in the Middle East.

Job Title:                   Palestine Program Manager Reporting to:            Country Representative Location:                   Jerusalem
Main job purpose:

The purpose of the job is to lead AFSC’s work to implement the identified strategic priorities in the Palestine Program. The Program Manager is the overall responsible for the implementation of the projects and the achievement of the planned results. Activities within the Palestine Program will be implemented in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Gaza and inside 48 whenever activities include Palestinian from 48.

Job relationships:

The Palestine Program Manager reports to the Country Representative, is member of the country team (based in Jerusalem and in Gaza) and interacts in specific tasks with regional staff (based in Amman). It has a collegial relationship with the Program Director Middle East based in Philadelphia and the Middle East QIAR.

S/he supervises the Palestine Program Coordinator based in Gaza.

1.        Program development and delivery

Strategic development
•    Effectively develop and implement AFSC’s strategy in Palestine according to the priorities established by the country office.
•    Ensure that  we are appropriately accountable to  partners,  young  people  and  other participants that take part in the activities. 


•   Participate in strategic planning exercises with country and other relevant regional and/or
US planning exercises.

Commitment to learning, monitoring and evaluation
•    Ensure learning by the Palestine program from relevant best practice internally and externally
•    Monitor and evaluate regularly the performance of projects and partners against agreed program objectives and indicators.
•    Be a source of technical support to partners in order to improve their projects and optimize change/impact.
•    Develop  both  planning  and  monitoring  reports  in  colaboration  with  the  Program Coordinator  based  in Gaza.  Those  reports  will  include:  quarterly  reports  about  the progress of the Palestine Program, donor reports and other type of reporting that may be required by the governance structures of AFSC in the Central Office (i.e. IPEC).

Partnership development
•    Assess, develop and expand AFSC partnerships in  support  of the AFSC Palestine program.
•   Negotiate and maintain relationships with other organizations working to promote AFSC’s
priorities.
•    Reach  out  collaboratively  to  other  relevant  agencies;  encourage  development  fo partnership with organizaitons that are not specifically youth-serving.

2.        Program Representation

In close cooperation with relevant staff in the country offices and US based staff

•    In cooperation with other staff in the region, plan activities to deliver outcomes on top priority advocacy issues for the program, including media profile where appropriate.
•    Ensure that the voices of Palestine program partners are heard by US audiences, and in particular AFSC global staff and constituents.
•    Ensure  that  the  program  is  represented  through  accurate,  compelling  and  timely information on the AFSC website and other communication and media.
•    When requested, facilitate visits from the Palestine Program to the US and the visits of international delegations to the Palestine Program.
•    In consultation with the Country Representative, develop close links with key donors with shared interests in the program, to understand and influence their changing interests and priorities.
•    Develop and maintain good and productive relations with Palestinian organizations in general, making sure that such relation represents accurately the values of AFSC.
•   Ensure that the program is known and coordinated with olther Programs in the country.

3.        People management and development

Interns, fellows and volunteers:
•   Manage interns/fellows and volunteers working with the Palestine Program. 


The Palestine Program Manager manages  the Program Coordinator based in Gaza, concretely:

•    Provides support, guidance and direction in the articulation of the priorities for the Program in Gaza.
•   Supports the Coordinator in Gaza in selecting partners and interventions.
•    Supports the Coordinator in Gaza in implementing monitoring tools in order to provide updates and reports to donors and AFSC.
•   Ensures coherence between the activities in Gaza and those in the WB and inside 48.
•   Supports the day to day operations in Gaza either remotely or by periodic visits to Gaza.
•    Develops workplans with the Program Coordinator and sets up professional goals for his carreer development.

4.        Financial, legal and risk management

Budget
•    Develop the program budget in cooperation with the Palestine Program Coordinator based in Gaza .
•    In cooperation with the AFSC Regional Administration and Finance Coordinator and the Finance and Administration Manager based Gaza, monitor and report on the program’s budget.
•   Follow  donor  and  AFSC’s  financial  regulations  and  support  the  Palestine  Program
Coordinator in Gaza to follow those regulations.
•   Provide when needed updated financial reports on the status of the Program’s budget.

Legal compliance and risk management
•   Follow on legislative changes that may take place and notify accordingly to the Country
Representative.
•    Identify and effectively manage all key risks related to delivering the program in Palestine and its impact.

5.        Other duties

As required by the Country Representative. 


Experience and Skills Required:

•    Project Management: Five years or more experience working with responsibility for design and delivery of projects preferably in civil society sector. Ability to think strategically and make analysis required for project development.
•    Financial Management: Experience of developing and managing a budget; experience of external grant management.
•   Partnership development: Proven ability to negotiate and maintain relationships.
Evidence of a facilitative style of leadership and ability to create an environment which encourages teamwork.
•    Donor relationships: The entrepreneurial skills to assess interests of donors, identify common interests and think strategically. Proven ability to present work to donors and to win their support. Reliablility in monitoring and reporting on commitments.
•    Communication Skills: Excellent fluent written and verbal Arabic and English. communication skills. High ability to communicate sensitively and assertively with a wide range of stakeholders and to connect with diverse audiences.
•   Work with Youth: Previous experience of work with young adults and knowledge of the
Palestinian youth sector. (Desirable)
•    Networking skills: Proven ability to network effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, including media, government agencies, international and national non- governmental organizations and community based organizations, and to raise AFSC profile.
•    Practical commitment to Quaker values: including demonstrated cross cultural sensitivity and commitment to diversity
•    Organisation, administration and time management skills: to successfully manage and administer a complex workload within the deadlines needed.
•   IT proficiency: Demonstrated familiarity with MS Office
•    Team working, interpersonal and relationship building skills: as a member of the country team and in representational roles with various stakeholders and with volunteers
•   Creative/Innovative
•   Ability to be flexible and manage ambiguity.

Submission of Applications

Interested candidates should send by email an updated CV and a letter of interest to meroadmin@afsc.org before August 20th 2017 close of business indicating in the subject “Palestine Program Manager” .  Late applications will not be accepted.

It is expected that the selected candidate will start working with AFSC by October 1st 2017.

The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, nationality, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability
 

War Child Holand: Research Coordinator

Background
War Child (WC) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. We strive to empower children and young people while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of conflict affected children and young people. In the next five years (2016 – 2020), based on innovation of our approaches, and solid research of our outcomes and impact, War Child aims to evolve towards a globally renowned and recognised expert organisation in the field of psychosocial well-being of children and youth affected by conflict. 
Project background
One of our research projects is focused on the development of a tool to better understand which children and families might be in need for additional psychosocial care. A group of selected and trusted members of Palestinian communities in the West Bank who are closely connected to children/families in their community, will be trained in the use of this tool. The tool gives a series of vignettes (fictional case stories) and illustrations which describe children and families experiencing clusters of emotional, behavioural and relationship issues.  Facilitators and key community members will be asked whether any of the children and families they see in their communities match the vignettes and illustrations. After positive identification (a “match”), an assessment will be done by trained War Child/partner staff to confirm whether the child is experiencing the kinds of problems we are trying to detect, and to refer the children/families to relevant available services. 

This first phase of the research project is focused on the accuracy of the tool; the goal of the research is to see whether the tool really works to recommend the right children/families in the community for extra help. This will be done by a comparison of the detection tool outcomes with outcomes of an already validated clinical assessment (done by a Palestinian clinical psychologist) and self-rating assessments done by a research team. The research team will be composed of a Research Coordinator and several research assistants, under direct management from War Child oPt and technical supervision from War Child Research & Development department in Amsterdam. The research team will also work in collaboration with other War Child oPt staff, local academic contributors, clinical psychologists, and students. 
Roles and responsibilities
•    The Research Coordinator is essential to the success of any research project- s/he forms the backbone of a research team. 
•    The Research Coordinator will work within the oPt team and in close collaboration with the R&D team to coordinate all aspects of implementation of this research project.  
•    S/he will be responsible for
o    Finalising selection and hiring of a local research team including research assistants, students and clinical psychologists. This may involve:
    assisting in drafting job descriptions
    assisting in the circulation of advertisements to relevant networks
    participating in the screening and interview of potential applicants
    Taking a critical role in final selection of team together with the detection team (part of the R&D department). 
o    Assisting in competency and capacity-building of local research team and relevant War Child oPt staff in research methods, research ethics, and the detection tool, with support of the oPt team and R&D department. This competency-building will involve
    Basics of data collection for qualitative and quantitative research projects
    Interviewing methods
    Conducting self-rating assessments
    Data management processes
    Research ethics including participant safety, confidentiality, reporting of adverse events, maintaining integrity of research data
    Child safe-guarding
o    Supervision and coordination of the tasks of the local research team including:
    Holding regular supervision meetings and performance appraisals
    Scheduling and coordination of data collection including managing all logistics such as transport, work schedules, resources required
    Data management
    Monitoring of quality of data collection, adherence to ethical practices, and intervention fidelity
    Overseeing data entry, and able to be responsible for data set cleaning. 
    Communicating key information from the research in a simple, clear, effective way to stakeholders that are non-researchers
o    Managing and reporting on adverse events and serious adverse events related to implementing the research project according to War Child data management protocols
o    Participating in regular research supervision and coordination meetings with War Child Holland R&D department. 

Reporting
•    The Research Coordinator will report to the Programme Development Manager oPT with technical guidance from the War Child Holland Research and Development department in Amsterdam.

Profile
Essential:
•    Masters level degree in relevant field (e.g. Psychology, Nursing, Education, Public Health, Social Sciences).
•    At least 3 years’ experience in leading and coordinating field-based/community-based research with human subjects in a relevant field (i.e. psychosocial support, education, and/or child protection). 
•    Proven track record in implementing research activities and quantitative data management for human subjects’ research projects.
•    Experience in supervising research assistants and building competency. 
•    Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written) and Arabic.
•    Ability to communicate the results of research to others in a simple, clear, effective way.
•    Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
•    Demonstrated ability to enter and clean data using SPSS or similar data analyses software
•    Available for 0.7 FTE per week, committed to invest at least 5 months in contributing to our research agenda in occupied Palestinian territory. Possibility for contract extension pending funding availability.
•    Ability to work in East Jerusalem and travel throughout the West Bank.

Desirable:
•    Local candidates are preferred. Extensive experience working within occupied Palestinian territory a strong advantage. 
•    Experience in (basic) analyses of data sets in SPSS of similar software package.
•    Previous extensive experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Job Location
East Jerusalem with frequent travel to other locations in the West Bank including Jordan Valley.

Time frame
The assignment is expected to start in September, 2017.

How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before the 27th of August and mention ‘Research Coordinator’ in the title of the email. Make sure to send your CV and cover letter in English to info.opt@warchild.nl

Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not re-apply. 

War Child strives to create an inclusive work environment. Candidates from all backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences who judge that they are able to fill all or most of the essential requirements for this role are encouraged to apply.


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to undertake a written assessment in English.
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SOIR: Programme Officer Palestine

Position: Programme Officer Palestine. National Position.
Place of duty: Ramallah
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility for extension. Starting date asap
Reporting to: Country Director Palestine

IM Swedish Development Partner (IM) [Swedish Organization for Individual Relief] is a Swedish development organisation fighting and exposing poverty and exclusion operating in five regions worldwide. The organisation was founded in 1938 to defend human dignity, as a reaction against the fascist ideologies, hatred and violence that spread in Europe at the time. IM promote the development of a strong and democratic civil society by collaborating with partner organisations. IM has been working in the Middle East since the late 1960s in the area of intellectual disability. At present IM Middle East works with partners in Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon in the areas of disability and women’s rights.

In Palestine IM is working with partners in the areas of rights of persons with disabilities and women’s rights. Other components of Palestine program work are economic empowerment, inclusive education and support to civil society.

The Programme Officer (PO) will be responsible for assigned partners, including overall planning, monitoring and evaluation. PO will be responsible for suggesting partners for selection, conducting assessment, follow-up and management in accordance with IM’s approach to partnership, strategic processes and qualitative requirements.

In addition, PO will support the development of financial and narrative plans and reports, in accordance with relevant authorities’ requirements for non-governmental organizations and IM requirements.

The position requires extensive experience from development cooperation particularly in supporting civil society organizations as agents of change, preferably in the fields of IM Palestine’s areas of work and/or other work experience from the region. A successful candidate will have a strong commitment to fighting poverty and exclusion, sharing IMs approach to partnership and rights-based development cooperation. The position requires the ability to travel for work both within Palestine and regionally as well as having a minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience. Strong analytical and networking skills as well as excellent English is essential.

Interested in this position? Please send your application consisting of one page cover letter and your CV, with salary request to poregional@manniskohjalp.se before COB August 29, 2017. Please write “PO Palestine” as your subject.

For questions please contact IM Regional Director, Jenny Oskarsson: jenny.oskarsson@manniskohjalp.se

NRC: Modalities of Work and Programming of international assistance in Area C – Palestine

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR NRC AND ACTION AGAINST HUNGER IN PALESTINE 

TITLE:     Expert Opinion on Modalities of Work and Programming for a Transitional Development Assistance Scheme for Palestinian Communities in Area C of the West Bank
 


REQUESTED SERVICE

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation which provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. NRC re-established its presence in Palestine in January 2009. Action Against Hunger is an independent, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation fighting hunger around the world by attacking the causes that originate it. Action Against Hunger established its presence in the occupied Palestinian territory in 2002 and provides food security assistance, livelihoods, shelter, water and sanitation facilities. 
NRC in collaboration with Action Against Hunger are seeking an Expert Opinion to develop a comprehensive funding and programming strategy for provision of international assistance in Area C,  while addressing the unique needs of the different Palestinian communities there, so as to create a robust contiguum of humanitarian relief and development interventions that can flexibly be applied in Area C communities in Palestine and that strengthens the ties between these communities and the entire West Bank, while building a strategic and operational coordination architecture between humanitarian and development actors, including national and local authorities. This strategy will aim to inform donors and their partners in developing risk management strategies and programs that will promote non-aid-dependent future for at-risk communities in Area C.
The author will be requested to compile an Expert Opinion, focusing on the following questions:
•    Outline the possible approaches for effective linking of humanitarian relief and development, in general and within the specific context of Palestine, in order to formulate a strategy for a contiguum of relevant interventions focusing on the needs in Area C and the need for the integration of Area C within the entire West Bank. 
    Funding: How can more flexible funding streams be developed in order to enable a more robust delivery of aid and development in Area C?
    Risk Mitigation: What risk management mechanisms should be utilized in order to ensure buy-in from donors and sustainability? How can factoring risk appraisals be incorporated in program design? 
    Interventions: What relevant interventions are effective and should be included in the contiguum of interventions that the EU and Member States should promote in Area C?
    Coordination: what is the role of coordination mechanism where donors, aid agencies and relevant PA ministries discuss sector-specific, humanitarian relief and development interventions?

    
Detailed ToR to be finalized with selected consultant. Consultant’s skills and experience must reflect the desired expertise.


REPORTING
•    The expert opinion should, optimally, be limited to between 10-20 pages. 
•    An initial draft of the expert opinion should be submitted to NRC and Action Against Hunger by 2 October 2017, in accordance with research outputs, for review. 
•    This draft will be reviewed by NRC and Action Against Hunger and returned with any edits within a week. 
•    The final draft should be submitted to NRC and Action Against Hunger by 20 October 2017.

Field Research in Palestine    1-15 September 2017
Submit First Draft for Comments    2 October 2017
Review of 1st Draft by NRC and Action Against Hunger    3 Oct – 11 Oct
Finalize Report     12 Oct – 20 Oct
Submit final draft     20 October 2017


APPLICATIONS 

The following documents and certificates must be annexed to the expression of interest. 

•    Curriculum Vitae and Copy of all relevant Certificates. 
•    A letter of interest
•    A detailed price quote for the services, including estimated working hours and hourly rate, transportation, accommodation, per diem, visa fees as needed and tax payments to local and international authorities. 

    
* Please note all dates are provisional dates and NRC and Action Against Hunger reserve the right to modify this schedule.


 

NRC:Call for a Consultancy Service (Expert Opinion on Planning Needs of Palestinian Communities in Area C of the West Bank )

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR NRC AND ACTION AGAINST HUNGER IN PALESTINE 

TITLE:     Expert Opinion on Planning Needs of Palestinian Communities in Area C of the West Bank 


REQUESTED SERVICE

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation which provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. NRC re-established its presence in Palestine in January 2009. Action Against Hunger is an independent, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation fighting hunger around the world by attacking the causes that originate it. Action Against Hunger established its presence in the occupied Palestinian territory in 2002 and provides food security assistance, livelihoods, shelter, water and sanitation facilities. 

NRC, in collaboration with Action Against Hunger, is seeking an Expert Opinion to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing the unique planning needs of the Palestinian communities in Area C, as a whole and according to their specific characteristics, for the purposes of informing donors and their partners in investing in the long-term sustainability of communities in Area C and promoting the connectivity of Area C communities to the entire West Bank.
The author will be requested to compile an Expert Opinion, focusing on the following questions and comments:
•    Outline the planning needs of communities in Area C, according to principles of equality across the West Bank and while taking into account the challenges of occupation and the unique rights and needs of Area C communities; as well as building on the operational and policy experience
    How can planning for at-risk communities overcome the limitations created by the occupation – including the very constraints on planning- and enable a new strategy going forward? What unique planning needs do Area C, and in particular, rural communities have and how must they be addressed?
    What development needs must be identified and planned for in Area C and how do they link communities in Area C to areas A and B? Will this also improve the level of service provision for remote communities in Area C, and how?
    How can existing plans best be aligned with national plans? How should international actors apply plans for Area C in alignment with the integral agenda of the Palestinian Authority for the entire West Bank? 
    What new and/or existing coordination mechanisms are crucial for integrating the work of international organizations and donors within the work of the PA in and for Area C? Which local Palestinian authorities are key to the planning endeavor and how can the international community ensure buy-in from these actors? How can different layers of coordination at government, donors and international organizations levels be more effective and interlinked?

    
Detailed ToR to be finalized with selected consultant. Consultant’s skills and experience must reflect the desired expertise.


REPORTING
•    The expert opinion should, optimally, be limited to between 10-20 pages. 
•    An initial draft of the expert opinion should be submitted to NRC and Action Against Hunger by 2 October 2017, in accordance with research outputs, for review. 
•    This draft will be reviewed by NRC and Action Against Hunger and returned with any edits within a week. 
•    The final draft should be submitted to NRC and Action Against Hunger by 20 October 2017.

Field Research in Palestine    1-15 September 2017
Submit First Draft for Comments    2 October 2017
Review of 1st Draft by NRC and Action Against Hunger    3 Oct – 11 Oct
Finalize Report     12 Oct – 20 Oct
Submit final draft     20 October 2017


APPLICATIONS 

The following documents and certificates must be annexed to the expression of interest. 

•    Curriculum Vitae and Copy of all relevant Certificates. 
•    A letter of interest
•    A detailed price quote for the services, including estimated working hours and hourly rate, transportation, accommodation, per diem, visa fees as needed and tax payments to local and international authorities. 


* Please note all dates are provisional dates and NRC and Action Against Hunger reserve the right to modify this schedule.

NRC: Invitation to a Tender (External Evaluation of the West Bank Protection Consortium)

NRC, as lead facilitating agency for the West Bank Protection Consortium, seeks a qualified individual or company to conduct an External Evaluation of the West Bank Protection Consortium, established in January 2015.  

COUNTRY        :    occupied Palestinian territory
DURATION        :    35 working days (September-November 2017)
REPORTING TO    :    Consortium Secretariat 

A. Background 

The situation in the oPt remains a protracted protection crisis with humanitarian consequences. There is at present an increasing need to support 500,000 Palestinians living in Area C and East Jerusalem, who routinely experience violations of international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL) relating to policies of forcible transfer. The coercive environment which gives rise to forcible transfer manifests itself through a discriminatory permit regime for construction, lack of access to basic services, forced evictions and planned relocations, confiscation and destruction of civilian property, obstruction of humanitarian assistance through destruction or seizure of relief items, land expropriation, movement and access restrictions declarations of live fire zones and closed areas, settler violence and military operations.

The West Bank Protection Consortium (hereafter, the ‘Consortium’) was established in January 2015 to protect Palestinians in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, from individual and mass forcible transfer. The Consortium has brought together five INGO Partners (NRC, as lead agency, Action Against Hunger, ACTED, GVC and PUI – hereafter the ‘Partners’) with complementary field presence and sectorial expertise in order to develop a more holistic, protection-centred humanitarian response focused on prevention, emergency response and humanitarian advocacy. The Consortium is currently funded by nine Donors – DG-ECHO, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and Sweden – through various projects.  

Capitalizing on their strategic alliance, Partners have collaboratively developed an ‘Integrated Protection Approach’ to counter prevalent violations of IHL which give rise to forcible transfer. Crucially, the Consortium engages the targeted communities in assessing their vulnerability and in mapping appropriately corresponding protection responses, while also aiming to increase the capacity of the community to make informed decisions about their safety and organize their resources and efforts to reduce exposure to harm. Further, material assistance, essential services and emergency support including the rehabilitation of essential infrastructure such as homes, schools, WASH facilities, roads, land, and livelihood inputs are provided to communities and households affected or at risk of being affected by forcible transfer in order to assist them to stay in their location, to use their land and to support community empowerment. The Consortium also provides legal representation, counseling and advice to its beneficiaries. This assistance is supported with humanitarian and legal advocacy initiatives undertaken to promote lasting change in the relevant legislation, case law, policies and practices which give rise to forcible transfer and to seek restitution in cases of forcible transfer, demolition, seizure, eviction, and settler violence. This integrated approach endeavors to ensure that communities are sufficiently protected and equipped with both tangible and intangible assets, in order to remain in their current location of choice, and thus prevent their forcible transfer.

The results pursued by the Consortium and its main activities are as follows:

Result 1: Support Community empowerment and mobilization for communities living in an environment in which IHL violations are prevalent: 1.1. Implementation of the Community-based Protection Approach (CPA) to reinforce community capacities and coping mechanisms, through vulnerability, legal and incident profiling and the provision of risk preparedness tools and resources. 1.2. Implementation of an Early Warning and Response System for IHL/IHRL violations, in particular settler violence and excessive use of force by Israeli Forces, to alert incidents, provide emergency responses and refer affected persons/communities to appropriate agencies for complimentary services required for their protection. 1.3. Strengthening of community capacity to engage National and Local Authorities, Humanitarian and Development actors for their protection from IHL violations, the restoration of public life and provision of adequate services.

Result 2. Households and communities at risk of forcible transfer have access to essential services, material assistance, legal aid and cash or in-kind emergency support:  2.1. Provision of material assistance and essential services to communities vulnerable to forcible transfer, including the rehabilitation of critical infrastructure to allow community members to stay in their locale of choice and adequately use their land and property. 2.2. Systematic response to individual and mass demolition through technical assessment, cash and in-kind assistance, and response monitoring.  2.3. Responsive and remedial actions to reduce the risks for and mitigating the impact of incidents of settler or Israeli Forces violence and established patterns of abuse through protective responses, cash and in-kind assistance. 2.4. Legal representation, counselling and technical assistance to allow for timely, effective and unimpeded humanitarian response, and the recovery of those adversely affected. 

Result 3. Seeking to promote changes in policies and practices, which lead to FT: 3.1. Targeted research, policy development and humanitarian advocacy undertaken with Third States and intergovernmental organizations to challenge policies and practices resulting in forcible, with a focus on corollary violations of international law such as the acquisition of territory by force, deprivation of essential services and obstruction of humanitarian relief. 3.2. Policy and coordination support to the Palestinian Authority to reinforce their role in preventing forcible transfer and in extending essential services to vulnerable communities, particularly in Area C. 3.3. Strategic outreach to the humanitarian and development community, academia and the media to further raise awareness about the coercive environment and rights of the protected population, with a focus on advancing the right to development of Area C communities in the context of prolonged Occupation.

Within the framework of the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), the Consortium contributes to the coordinated humanitarian response in the West Bank through coordination by the Shelter, Protection (including the Legal Task Force and Settler Violence Working Group), WASH, Food Security, Education and Health Clusters. The Integrated Protection Approach is envisaged to support the three strategic objectives of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan: 1. The rights of Palestinians under occupation are protected in accordance with IHL and IHRL; 2. Ensure acutely-vulnerable Palestinians under occupation in Gaza and the West Bank have access to essential services; 3. Strengthen the ability of acutely-vulnerable Palestinian households to cope with protracted threats and shocks.

The Consortium maintains a strong focus on learning and participatory field monitoring and evaluation. The Community-based Protection Approach, specifically, supports outcome monitoring based on a continuous process of analysis of protection vulnerabilities and needs, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative data drawn from semi-structured surveying, individual interviews, focus groups, transects and sectoral surveys. An Internal Evaluation of the Consortium was carried out in mid-2016 to inform the Consortium’s structure, functioning, strategy and operations. The Evaluation investigated the Consortium’s effectiveness in relation to its initial results, based on a literature review, secondary analyses of monitoring data, and a beneficiary perceptions survey. The Internal Evaluation was later complemented in April-May 2017 by a Case Study of the Consortium aimed at drawing an array of lessons learned and recommendations from this experience in order to inform DG-ECHO strategy and programming, particularly as regards transitioning to integrated protection approaches. The Case Study examined the context and process of formation of the Consortium, the relevance and evolution of its programming framework, its role in the humanitarian coordination structure and approach to vulnerability-based targeting. A more in-depth review of the Consortium’s Integrated Protection Approach - inter alia, its focus, methodologies and tools -  will be conducted in late 2017 to support continuous programming improvements. An external evaluation of NRC’s Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Program, which is partially funded through the Consortium, will also be carried out from September 2017 to February 2018 to assess its overall performance and guide future strategic direction. 

B. Purpose of the External Evaluation and Intended Use

The proposed Evaluation aims to externally verify the Consortium’s progress and achievements towards its stated objective of preventing the forcible transfer of vulnerable Palestinians in the West Bank. The Evaluation will form an evidence-based narrative around the added value that the Consortium has had in achieving these outcomes. The Evaluation will explicitly assess:  

1.    The outcomes of the Consortium since its formation in January 2015, as defined by log-frame indicators, and its impact, to the extent possible. 
2.    The added-value of working as a Consortium rather than as separate agencies – both programmatically in their impact, institutionally in the development of each agency and as a strategic consortium capable of supporting external transformation. 

As well as a focus on results, the evaluation will support the Consortium’s commitment to learning and sharing of lessons learned through two additional learning questions: 

1.    How the experiences of the Consortium can be used to guide its future direction and inform the broader humanitarian community in the oPt?
2.    How the experiences of the Consortium inform and strengthen future partnerships and program design for protection-centered humanitarian responses?

C. Scope of the Evaluation

Building on findings and learning from the Consortium’s ongoing monitoring and externally facilitated progress reviews, this external evaluation will critically look at the Consortium’s performance and the outcomes of its work across different programmatic areas and geographic locations over the past two and a half years. Performance will be evaluated and learning identified against the following outcome indicators: 

•    Outcome indicator 1. 70% of communities provided to by the Consortium increase their recorded protection from forcible transfer. 
•    Outcome indicator 2. 65% of beneficiaries reporting an improved feeling of safety and dignity.
•    Outcome indicator 3. 85% of beneficiaries in Area C who have eviction or demolition orders remain in their homes due to legal representation provided through the Consortium.
•    Outcome indicator 4. 90 % of households who received post-incident emergency support (in the form of cash and/or in-kind assistance) are not displaced after the response.
•    Outcome indicator 5. 50 actions are taken by Third Parties to challenge or mitigate policies which lead to forcible transfer.

Outcome indicator 2, specifically, will require the Consultant(s) to conduct a beneficiary survey (see methodology below). 

The assessment will use the ‘DAC Criteria for Evaluating Development Assistance ’ – relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability – and some of the associated questions to systematically review the Consortium’s performance. Broadly, the evaluation could be guided by the following sets of research questions:

Relevance:
•    What, if anything, makes the Consortium’s integrated protection approach unique in the oPt context; and what can this uniqueness be attributed to? 
•    Has the Consortium model created opportunities for cross-learning and fertilization across Partners? If so, in what form has this taken place?
•    Are the results and activities of the Consortium consistent with the attainment of its overall goal?
•    Do the Consortium mandate, structure and program design provide enough flexibility to adapt to changes in the context? 

Effectiveness: 
•    To what extent were the objectives achieved/are likely to be achieved? What evidence is there of the Consortium’s effectiveness across programmatic areas and geographic locations?
•    Would the protection response have been less effective, as effective, or more effective had there not been an NGO Consortium?
•    How effective has the Consortium model been compared to other models of protection response in the oPt?
•    What were the major factors influencing the achievement or non-achievement of the objectives?
•    To what extent the Consortium enhanced the timeliness and quality of protective responses?
•    Are adequate mechanisms in place to ensure accountability to beneficiaries, including feedback and complaints resolution mechanisms?
•    How effective and efficient is the Consortium’s vulnerability-based targeting system?

Efficiency:
•    How well has the Consortium leveraged co-financing for strategic impact, value for money, and institutional strengthening?
•    What scale of operations has the Consortium been able to achieve over time?
•    Were the activities cost-efficient?
•    Was the Consortium’s programming implemented in the most cost-efficient way compared to alternatives?
•    Has the Consortium’s structure guaranteed and supported efficiency and effectiveness at all levels in governance, program and financial management? How could the Consortium’s structure be further improved to support efficient and effective processes and ensure accountability?
•    Does the Consortium structure contribute to creating synergies by taking the best from each Partner and combining to a greater whole, reducing duplication? 
•    Are adequate information management/sharing and record keeping protocols in place?

Impact: 
•    What real difference has the Consortium made to the beneficiaries?
•    Has the Consortium strengthened the resilience of targeted communities against forcible transfer?
•    How many people and communities have benefited from the Consortium?
•    Is the Consortium model able to achieve any greater impact compared to responses implemented by its Partner agencies individually? If so, how?
•    Were there any unexpected negative impacts? If so, how can these be addressed in the future?
•    Which elements could be improved in the design to further improve protection benefits at both household and community levels?
•    Has the Consortium had any effect on gender dynamics at the household and community levels? How can the Consortium strengthen positive change in this area?

Sustainability: 
•    What changes in the policy environment, if any, can be attributed to the Consortium’s advocacy?
•    What opportunities lie ahead of the Consortium in examining its humanitarian approach to long-term, chronic vulnerabilities?
•    Has the Consortium considered and implemented exit strategies? If so, in what way?
•    Does the Consortium offer opportunities for transitioning from relief to development? If so, what are the recommendations for taking the model into a transitioning phase on onwards towards future development?
•    Has the Consortium helped improve the broader humanitarian community’s approaches, tools, and strategies to better incorporate a protection-oriented response?
•    Has the Consortium contributed to localizing aid? 
•    Has the Consortium strengthened the capacities of local stakeholders? If so, in what way?
•    To what extent have beneficiaries been engaged in/empower by Consortium activities? In what way? 
•    Is the Consortium prepared for potential future developments in its areas of operation (e.g.: escalation of conflict)?

D. Methodology

The methodology to be adopted during the evaluation would include: 
•    A desk review of the relevant literature and Consortium documents; 
•    Secondary analyses of Consortium monitoring data, both quantitative and qualitative;
•    Stakeholder interviews with internal and external key informants, including staff from Partner agencies, Consortium Donors, Clusters and UN agencies, NGOs operating in the West Bank, and officials from Palestinian national and local authorities;
•    A household survey with a representative sample of beneficiaries to understand what difference the Consortium has made in their life, in particular as regards perceptions of safety and dignity and their resilience to forcible transfer;
•    Structured interviews and/or Focus Group Discussions with beneficiaries (men/women/marginalized groups) to understand how impacts manifested and obtain further beneficiary feedback. 

An explicit focus on methodologies that are friendly to/engage/are led by beneficiaries is essential to the development of the findings. 

E. Required Qualifications

NRC is seeking a consultant or team of consultants with proven experience in humanitarian protection and evaluations. The following qualifications:

Required (for the lead consultant):
-    Advanced university degree in Social Sciences or other related field
-    At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in protection/humanitarian programming in an international context
-    Excellent research and evaluation skills. Must have completed at least two high quality programme evaluations in the last five years, at least one of them being related to protection response in emergencies/humanitarian crises. 
-    Excellent writing and communication skills in English (Reference and production of sample work required)
-    Innovation and lessons learned
-    Willingness to travel to project sites (NRC will provide full security briefing)
-    Ability to meet deadlines

Desirable:
-    Sound understanding of IHL/IHRL
-    Knowledge of the oPt context
-    Prior experience evaluating DG-ECHO funded humanitarian protection projects

G. Time Frame and Budget Considerations
Expressions of interest should be forwarded to the nrc.opt.procurement@nrc.no no later than 27 August 2017. The final decision on the candidate will be taken by 29 August 2017. Any queries to the ToR can be referred to renaud.rodier@nrc.no.
The evaluation should be conducted and finalised over a period of 35 working days, of which 25 days at least should be spent in Palestine. The evaluation is envisioned to take place between September and November 2017, and should be finalized no later than 15 November 2017. 

Applications should include a proposed budget for the evaluation, covering consultancy fees, return flight, accommodation, per diem, visa, insurances and communication.

The Consortium will provide the necessary logistical support for the consultant(s) while in Palestine. The Consortium will also provide a team of iterators for the fielding of the survey and data entry support. 

H. Deliverables and Reporting Deadlines

The consultant(s) will submit two reports and offer a presentation to Consortium Partners and Donors: 
    First draft report shared with the Consortium Steering Committee and DG-ECHO/DGD for feedback. 
    Meeting in Jerusalem to disseminate and discuss findings/recommendations with Consortium Partners and Donors.
    By November 15 2017, Final report (not exceeding 30 pages, excluding annexes) detailing the findings, lessons learned, conclusions and recommendations should be submitted to the Consortium Steering Committee and DG-ECHO/DGD for validation, with the consultant(s) having addressed their comments as appropriate.

The evaluation will systematically review the Consortium, offering factual support, analysis of activities, and synthesis of all information received for purposes of conclusion/recommendations. A final evaluation report offering a mere repetition of facts and activities will not be approved.

The evaluation report should consist of:
    Executive summary (2 pages)
    Table of contents
    Overview of the Consortium
    Methodology
    Main findings (to include commentary and analysis addressing the evaluation focus areas, including a section dedicated to the issue of particular lessons learned) 
    Conclusions and recommendations. Clear strategic and practical recommendations are expected in order to improve future activities and the Consortium’s program design.
    Appendices, to include – at minima – the evaluation terms of reference, methodology (including survey questionnaires and tabulated data) and a bibliography.

All material collected during the assessment process should be handed over to the Consortium Secretariat prior to the termination of the contract. 

I. Follow Up/Management Response

A management response from the Consortium’s Steering Committee, including any plans for incorporating recommendations into the Consortium programme, should be prepared no later than one month after receipt of the evaluation report. It is the responsibility of the Consortium Secretariat to ensure that the realization of these plans are monitored and documented.

Application Deadline: 27 August 2017

All proposals must include the following:
    CVs and evidence of evaluation experience for each proposed team member
    Outline of the evaluation framework, including proposed evaluation methods, description of data collection instruments, information sources and procedures of analyzing data and tentative timeline
    A proposed budget (see above)
    Example of strong published evaluation report (in English) produced by the lead consultant

Applicants may submit completed bids to nrc.opt.procurement@nrc.no. Please ensure that West Bank Protection Consortium External Evaluation appears in the Subject line of your email.
 

Diakonia: IHLRC Legal Advisor

Diakonia is a Swedish civil society organization working with a long-term and rights-based perspective to advance democracy and human rights, social and economic justice, gender equality, and peace and justice in developing countries. Our mission is to change unfair political, economic and social structures which generate poverty, oppression and violence. Diakonia’s Middle East regional office is looking for:

Position:                                    Legal Advisor
Placement:                                Jerusalem
Period:                                       1 year (with possibility of extension) pending funding.
Deadline for applications:       18 July 2017
Responsible to:                        Director, International Humanitarian Law
Resource Centre (IHLRC)


Form of employment Working hours are not regulated
Working hours are normally office hours, but travel is expected
Service volume
100% (37, 5 hour/week)
Location within the organization
Employer: Diakonia Country Office in Palestine/Israel, Jerusalem
The post holder will report to: Director – IHL Resource Centre
Place of employment: Country Office in Palestine/ Israel, Jerusalem

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and suitable candidates will be included in a roster valid for one year after closing of the present call for applications.


R e s p on s i b i l i t ie s:


Main Responsibilities:
The Legal Advisor will work within a dynamic team of legal, advocacy, information, policy and programming experts at the Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Resource Centre (IHLRC). She/he will conduct legal research, produce reports and briefs, deliver training sessions and presentations (50%). The position holder will also be required to lead, organize and implement strategic advocacy activities at the local and international level (50%) towards capacity Building.
     Conduct other tasks whenever requested or appointed by the Director. To    be responsible   to   prepare   regular   summary  reports   on   progress   of   grants
Management/administration to the programme director.
     Assist  the  programme director  to  prepare  annual  work  plans,  HR  plan  and procurement plan in line with IHL Resource Centre activities. 
S p e c i f i c R e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s :

The Legal Advisor will be responsible for the following specific tasks:

1.   Conceptualize and provide legal analysis on IHL/IHRL and related international law;
2.   Conduct legal research, writing and analysis for legal briefs, reports, fact sheets, responses to IHL Helpdesk enquiries, and other written materials;
3.   Support efforts towards strengthening presence and profile of the IHLRC in key advocacy fora, including establishing and developing relationships with key stakeholders;
4.   Prepare and present legal briefings and presentations to IHLRC target groups;
5.   Develop and conduct IHL/IHRL trainings, particularly related to mainstreaming IHL and related law into programming for humanitarian and development actors and donors;
6.   Participate in internal peer review of legal analysis and writings;
7.   Under the supervision of senior staff, lead, organize and implement strategic advocacy activities at the local and international level.
8.   Translating legal arguments into effective advocacy messaging and developing advocacy materials;
9.   Actively engage with visiting delegations, including with regard to organizational aspects;
10. Participate and represent the IHL Resource Centre in relevant legal fora and advocacy meetings;
11. Participating with the IHLRC Director and under his/her guidance in joint work with partner organizations as well as provide advice, development and capacity building of partners;
12. Contribute to the development of the IHLRC’s strategy, programme and policies,
including by working with the team and partners to identify thematic priorities;
13. Support gender mainstreaming in the organization and contribute to a more equal society through gender conscious behavior, role modeling, and openness towards capacity building
14. Assist senior management in other tasks where required.
15. Maintain strict standards of confidentiality;


Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s a n d s k i l l s :

1.   Degree in law (JD or LLM) with specialization and/or experience in international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international criminal law;
2.   Minimum of four years of experience working in international law, including in the non- profit sector;
3.   Excellent analytical, research, writing and editing skills;
4.   Ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including diplomats, policy makers and state officials.
5.   Proven organizational skills and ability to multitasking;
6.   Excellent communications skills, in particular in public speaking;
7.   Excellent knowledge about the current oPt and Israel context, including of local civil society;
8.   Solid experience of team work and external networking;
9.   Preference for native-level English writing proficiency; strong command of Arabic and/or Hebrew highly desirable;
10. Ability to work flexible hours in a fast paced work environment and willingness to travel;
11. Strong organization skills, attention to detail, flexibility and sense of humor. 
A p p l i c a t i o n r e q u i r e m e n t s :

Cover letter (max 2 pages A4) and curriculum vitae, including at least two (2) references, along with an unedited writing sample/excerpt of maximum 3 pages A4, should be submitted by email to Diakonia by 18 July 2017 at  vacancies@jslm.diakonia.se

Incomplete application will be automatically excluded. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Diakonia is an equal employment opportunity organization.
 

Mercy Corps: INGO Forum Director - Nigeria

About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary
The INGO Forum in Nigeria was formed in late 2014 owing to a need for a collaborative platform for effective and principled INGO interaction, engagement and coordination of humanitarian, recovery and development interventions in Nigeria. In 2017 the INGO Forum is a critical platform for ensuring effective information sharing and analysis; leadership on advocacy and policy engagement; and liaison with government/donor/UN engagement and engagement ensuring the perspectives of INGOs and affected populations are ultimately included in decision-making processes. The INGO Forum is governed a core membership of 35 members (and 5 observers), an elected Executive Committee of three Country Directors and a Chair that works alongside a full term Secretariat to fulfil the function of the Forum. As of March 2017, the INGO Forum is administratively hosted by Mercy Corps in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja.

 
General Position Summary
The INGO Forum Director is overall responsible for facilitating, leading and quality managing  the work of the INGO Forum ensuring it remains relevant to the needs of its members and is appropriate to the context. Key duties include: proactive agenda setting; facilitating a space for NGO-NGO collaboration; enabling sharing of information and analysis for effective decision-making; high level representation of INGO interests in external meetings and planning efforts; and strategically guide and encourage common advocacy and policy engagement. The Director also manages the Secretariat of three full term staff. Plans are underway in 2017 for an expansion to at least five positions including to the operational humanitarian coordination platform based in Maiduguri. The position requires an individual with a strong understanding and ability to navigate complex humanitarian and development issues and landscape, build effective coalitions and relationships, and drive principled engagement of INGOs in the country particularly ensuring that the voices of affected populations and their protection is central to the various responses.

 
Essential Job Responsibilities
The INGO Forum Director will have purview of INGO engagement across Nigeria and engage predominantly at the Federal level elevating operational concerns in strategic decision-making mechanisms and processes and also engaging in regional and global platforms to raise the profile of the Nigeria context.

 

Strategic Coordination and Representation

Ensure transparent coordination mechanisms and regular information sharing between NGOs and other stakeholders.
Enable NGOs to coordinate at strategic and operational level in Nigeria by facilitating high quality, regular meetings of Country Directors, Senior Field Managers, thematic working groups, representatives of the INGO Forum and other mechanisms that maximizes the impact of INGO action in Nigeria. Ensuring information flows, feedback, drafting of relevant agenda and timely follow up on action points.
Encourage active and open dialogue between the INGO Secretariat, NGO Executive Committee and Plenary and Humanitarian Managers.
Participate in important policy and planning processes underway at the UN and government level that requires field level operational inputs from INGOs e.g. Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), multi-donor and UN longer-term recovery and development planning.
Provide a regular and reliable conduit for the UN, Government, donor representatives and other stakeholders to communicate and coordinate with NGOs
Help maintain high quality countrywide coordination within humanitarian actors and between humanitarian and conflict mitigation/peace-building, recovery and development/governance actors.
Coordinate visits of high level evaluation missions, UN and NGO missions, researchers, donors, diplomats as required
Increase and enhance INGO engagement with national NGOs and civil society groups to create potential coalitions around key thematic areas.
Identify opportunities and strategies for coordination with peace-building and development actors and humanitarians in Nigeria
 

Senior Level Representation

Actively represent INGO Forum member in senior humanitarian and development platforms e.g. HCT, ISWG, Donor Group, and ensure engagement with and high profile external discussions and ensure the dissemination of high quality written feedback.
Along with the NGO Steering Committee Chair and members, represent the NGO community at high-level fora including UN forums, multi-Donor meetings and other representative bodies as required including outside of Nigeria at capital level.
Work effectively with delegated representatives of the INGO Forum and ensure accountability to members.
 

Advocacy and Policy Leadership

Lead in implementation of Advocacy Strategy while mobilizing and leveraging support from member organizations.
Work with INGO Advocacy Working Group to regularly draft policy and positioning papers and briefs in line with collective views of INGO Forum members on topics of concern.
Actively engage high profile targets and allies within UN, GoN, donor and diplomatic communities in Nigeria and externally to further advocacy objectives.
Stay informed on global, regional and national opportunities to further advocacy objectives by anticipating key dates and ensuring adequate time to contribute productively. Liaise with relevant consortia to this end.

Collect, analyze and share information relevant to members and external stakeholders, often with the goal of influencing policies and improving operational or protection space.
 

Information Sharing, Analysis and Best Practice

Acting as focal point for information/experience sharing with and among NGOs on relevant issues including managing NGO Forum and NGO SC membership, contact lists and mailing lists
Offer regular analysis on key thematic and operational issues impacting humanitarian, recovery and development responses and affected populations.
Ensure timely response to requests for help and information from member organizations, non-member organizations and other stakeholders, such as donors, governments and UN agencies. Often this requires a high degree of coordination and the collection of sensitive information.
Create feedback mechanisms, open learning channels, support pilot efforts for knowledge management, and ensure information flow between NGOs.
Conduct active and continued research into prevailing humanitarian, socio-economic, geo-political, security situation in Nigeria, providing the Forum with regular updates.
Identify gaps in research and analysis that could be used by large numbers of the membership and hire and manage consultants as needed to assist with and complement this task.
 

Project Management and Human Resources 

Ensure high quality INGO Forum donor reporting and proposal development, as well as donor liaison on key areas of progress in collaboration with the Chair and Host Agency.
Report back to Executive Committee and Plenary on project activity progress, expenditure and plans.
Build and maintain a productive relationship with the Host Agency.
Manage consultants, researchers and other external support.
Provide leadership and direction, promote professional working relationships, and encourage staff.
Conduct regular performance appraisals identifying capacity building needs and further career objectives; follow-up, and maintain updated job descriptions
Update the INGO Forum Strategy on an annual basis
Ensure smooth running of the governance model of the INGO Forum and where required make recommendations for changes.
 

Accountability To Beneficiaries
Team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work.

 
Supervisory Responsibility
Directly: INGO Forum Support Manager, INGO Forum Field Coordinator, Senior Liaison Adviser, Policy Adviser,  Program Support Assistant.

Accountability
Supervisory Accountability:
The position reports to the Chair of INGO Forum Executive Committee.

Only for budgetary and administrative issues, the position reports to Mercy Corps Country Director.

External :
INGO Forum Executive Committee: reporting, information, collaboration, cooperation

INGO Country Directors: coordination, collaboration, information

INGO Technical departments/Sectors: information, collaboration, coordination

Government Ministries/Agencies/Departments: Liaison, lobbying, representation, advocacy, information, collaboration, cooperation

UN agencies: lobbying, representation, information, collaboration

Donors: Lobbying, information, collaboration

 

Works Directly With: other INGO Forum staff, INGO Directors and managers, Mercy Corps finance, operations and security team members.

 

 

Knowledge and Experience
7+ years of experience in a conflict or post-conflict setting with an INGO in a coordination or senior management role ( ex Country Director or similar levels). Experience of working in complex humanitarian situations is preferred.
Tertiary undergraduate/postgraduate qualifications in international relations, political science, development or other relevant field
Proven high profile management, coordination and advocacy experience in humanitarian context.
Familiarity with humanitarian principles and response architecture (such as UN or INGO-led coordination mechanisms) and key humanitarian policy issues.
Strong understanding of conflict sensitivity and protection
Knowledge of the Nigeria context or previous experience working in Nigeria or West Africa
Experience in administration and coordination of coalition or secretariat functions a plus.
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
Strong communication, inter-personal, facilitation and diplomatic skills.
Fluency in English, both written and verbal, with strong writing and editing skills. Knowledge of Hausa is a plus.
Excellent computer skills.
 
Success Factors
Commitment to achieve results in a timely manner
Trustworthiness and integrity
Committed to humanitarian values and principles
People management skills
Influencing and negotiation skills
Communication
Cultural sensitivity
Gender equity and protection sensitive
Creative solutions to problems

WVI: Supply Chain Team Lead

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To manage the implementation of the strategic direction of supply chain management function at the NO level and promote center of learning which is accessible to other countries in the HUB and region. Ensure compliance of NO and support on-going training of global and regional SCM policies and standard operating procedures and report on established performance metrics at the Hub and region. Manage and execute all SCM related procurement functions at the NO and support Hub and regional sourcing initiatives. Manage NO procurement compliance, supplier performance and maintain relevant procurement data as defined.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time    Major Activities    End Results Expected
30%    Manage and execute procurement process for non-strategic items, construction and consultancy projects within alignment with established NO SLA    •    Negotiated best overall value and terms for designated non-strategic areas of spend
•    Identify and resolve supplier conflicts with delivery and quality
•    Support local operations team in specification definition and development- soliciting support of suppliers where needed
•    Ensure compliance to SCM policies and standard processes from planning to pay
•    Facilitate and coordinate the procurement committee on the selection of suppliers.
•    Execute the decisions of the procurement committee in alignment with SLA
•    Manage monthly area, sectoral, project and department reviews to address:  1- Open procurement issues/performance against procurement plans. 2- Development of plans to support new, additional, and changing requirements (Grants/new programs
20%    Support HUB Leader in the planning, sourcing strategy and strategic sourcing initiatives for the NO    •    Conduct market assessments for specific categories of spend
•    Pre-qualification and vetting of suppliers for defined categories of spend
•    Contract issuance and support of supplier negotiations for defined categories
•    Support ADP’s and program leaders in the procurement planning process
•    Identify changes and updates in the procurement plans
•    Support the development of grant proposals by providing cost and identify supply base.
10%    Performance Measurement execution, analysis and reporting    •    Manage and coordinate integrated cross functional key performance indicators and the develop of action plans to address areas of poor performance
•    Track and analyze procurement performance and savings against established target levels (KPI’s and PO Savings tracking tool
•    Report SCM performance monthly to Hub Leader and NO Leadership
•    Manage continuous improvement in Procurement through monitoring of Procurement Progress Reports and Procurement monthly tracking  reports
•    Maintain and update critical NO procurement data
•    Ensure the submission on all suppliers for Block Party Screening to Hub Analyst
20%
    Human Resource Management and Development
•    Engage in the identification and recruitment of staff. 
•    Develop the capacity of staff in the Department by working closely with Human Resources Department on staff development through effective coaching, mentoring and performance management processes.      •    Manage setting of performance objectives for Procurement staff
•    Provide regular feedback on performance and identifying training needs
•    Ensure the development and capacity building of staff both technically and professionally
15%    Support and manage the implementation and compliance of procurement policies and processes and procedures.
    •    Manage procurement manual, ensuring compliance and facilitating revisions and updates
•    Manage and maintain item catalogues, supplier and contract master files
5%    Manage day to day interactions and relationship with Operations, Programs, Finance and other departments to facilitate improvements in knowledge sharing, communication and process.    •    Continuous Improvement of processes and understanding across departments


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
•    University degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management and /or work experience equivalent
•    Professional Qualification preferably MCIPS qualified
•    3-5 years’ experience in supply chain and/or procurement
•    2-3 years’ experience in a supervision role


Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
•    Good oral and written communication skills in English. 
•    Good understanding of procurement management.
•    Good communication skills with suppliers and internal customers
•    A proactive person with initiative, drive, and honest with a high level of integrity.
•    Demonstrated capacity building approach to supporting staff development.
•    Ability to lead, plan, and organize. 
•    Strong contract management experience.
•    Strong negotiation expertise.
•    Good understanding of World Vision Core Values, Sphere relief standards, Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct. 
•    Technical skills in computing and using standard software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Internet)
 Interpersonal skills:
•    Influence operations and programs on the value of planning and centralized procurement and standardized business processes and the value it provides
•    Influence the HUB leader and other offices  on operational challenges and potential solution


Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
•    The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to _10__% of the time.   

CORE CAPABILITIES
☐ Individual Level
☒ Leadership Level
☐ Organisational Level


☒ Achieving quality results & service. 
☒ Practising accountability & integrity. 
☒ Communicating information effectively.
☒ Thinking clearly, deeply & broadly. 
☐ Understanding the Humanitarian Industry. 
☐ Practising innovation & change.
    ☐ Demonstrating Christ-centred life & work.
☒ Learning for growth & development. 
☐ Maintaining work/life balance & effectiveness.
☐ Building collaborative relationships. 
☐ Practising gender & cultural diversity. 
☐ Influencing individuals & groups.
☐ Understanding World Vision’s mission & operations.
 


 

PARC: Project Technical Coordinator

Position: Project Technical Coordinator
Base of Posting: Gaza Office
Line Manager: Projects and Programs Director
Contract Duration: 5 months
Starting date: ASAP


About the Association:

The Agricultural Development Association was launched as an initiative by a small group of pioneer agronomists and farmers that emerged from the Palestinian voluntary movement in late 1970s.   In early 1980s PARC’s role and achievements were recognized throughout the Palestinian territories, aiming at filling the deliberate gab in provision of agricultural extension and developmental services induced by the Israeli occupation authorities. At the time, where the so-called Israeli civil administration intentionally proceeded to deprive the Palestinians of specialized extension programs, establishment of research stations, obtaining modern technology in agriculture, in a deliberate attempt to marginalize the Palestinian agriculture sector and dismantle the special bonds between the Palestinian farmers and their land so as to confiscate it later for settlement purposes. In 1983, PARC became an organization and committed itself to carry on working to contribute in protecting Palestinian land from confiscation through  plantation  of the uncultivated  areas  and  providing Palestinian  vulnerable farmers with extension services. PARC has undergone a number of various phases throughout the past decades.


About the Vacancy:

The Agriculture Project Coordinator role is to lead the implementation of Enhancing Drought Resilience and Sustainable Agriculture-Water Practices in the Gaza Strip Project. This project has been funded by Japan Platform through PARC Inter peoples’ Cooperation (PARCIC) project. This project will be implemented in partnership with community based organizations and other leading community groups. The ideal candidate will have experience working with and coordinating public and other stakeholders to develop partnerships and facilitate the implementation of activities towards achieving the project objectives and goals. The candidate will have experience in agricultural and water, preferably Rainwater Harvesting and greenhouses and open land cultivation grown by farmers in Palestine Other desirable skills include knowledge of modern agricultural practices and technologies, pre-harvest and post-harvest practices, and improved planting material. The selected candidate will be based in the Gaza strip and will focus on building partnerships relationships. He/she will report to 


See full Job Description as below

Under the direct supervision of and the responsibility of the Projects and programs Director PARC’s Gaza Office, the Project Technical Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the technical implementation, progress monitoring, and reporting of the project Enhancing Drought Resilience and Sustainable Agriculture-Water Practices in the Gaza Strip.
Application process: Starting date:    ASAP
Application:     Interested candidates should submit their CV along with a cover letter,
both in English to:

hr@pal-arc.org

Please indicating the job title (Project Technical Coordinator) in the subject line in your e-mail application
Only the short listed candidates will be considered and informed of the recruitment process.
Application deadline:    21 June 2017 – 14:00 pm. 

Qualifications:


•   At least 5-plus years’ experience working in Rainwater Harvesting (Preferable
in agriculture and water sectors).
•   University degree in Engineering, agriculture, water engineering or any other
relevant development field (Master’s Degree preferred).
•   Extensive experience working with public and private sector partners.
•    A strong background in the NGO sector and particularly agricultural and water.
•   An in-depth knowledge of the Palestinian agriculture and water sectors
•   Fluency in English (required) and Arabic.
•    Self-starter, ability to work in fast-paced, diverse work environment with minimal support infrastructure.


Requires Skills


•   Report writing
•   Organizational skills
•   Analytical skills
•   Well-developed interpersonal skills
•   Numeracy skills
•   Communication skills
•   Team working skills
•   Diplomacy
•   Ability to motivate people
•   Management and leadership skills


Main Purpose of the position and key Tasks & Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of and the responsibility of the Projects and programs Coordinator PARC’s Gaza Office, the Project Technical Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the technical implementation, progress monitoring, and reporting of the project Enhancing Drought Resilience and Sustainable Agriculture-Water Practices in the Gaza Strip.

Develop systematic and comprehensive selection mechanisms (particularly for the selection of communities, agricultural lands and farmers). Design and conduct a continuous monitoring for individuals and farmers who will be targeted under this project. The Project Technical Coordinator will focus on three core aspects relating to PARC’s water intervention, namely, beneficiary targeting, satisfaction, and the impact of the action. In the same context, he / she will be accountable for formulation, design, planning,   implementing,   monitoring   and   evaluation   of  the   project   to   ensure 

Specifically, the Agricultural Project Coordinator will:


•    Community  mobilization,  analysis  /  research,  and  selection  of  targeted communities, agricultural lands and farmers
•    Work with the projects and programs director and staff to develop a monitoring system for the project, capturing progress towards project indicators.
•    Establish a data-base on the current beneficiaries as well as those who might benefit from similar activities from other actors in the region.
•   Conduct regular visits to partner organizations and the project locations.
•    Coordinate   with   the   projects   and   programs   director   and   meet   other organizations that implement similar activities.
•    Provide regular updates on beneficiaries, targeting mechanisms and methods to the projects and programs director and other senior staff.
•   Establish a beneficiary profile.
•   Provide recommendations for improvements in any of the matters listed above.
•    Provide the projects and programs director and senior management with up-to- date overviews of progress on project implementation.
•    Supports data analysis with project staff and raises or highlights key issues with senior managers.
•    Provides  assistance  to  senior  managers  (data  collection/analysis/program design).
•    Coordinate with PWA, MOA, Clusters, local committees, suppliers, and other stakeholders with prior consultation with the projects and programs director.
•    Assist the project staff to prepare success stories and/or brief reports to share with donors or post on PARC website.

Application:     Interested candidates should submit their CV along with a cover letter, both in English to:

hr@pal-arc.org

Please indicating the job title (Project Technical Coordinator) in the subject line in your e-mail application
Only the short listed candidates will be considered and informed of the recruitment process.
Application deadline:    21 - June 2017