AIDA: AIDA Advocacy and Communication Coordinator

Background

The Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA) is a membership body and coordination forum of international non-governmental and non-profit organizations (INGOs) hosted by NRC that share common values and a shared interest in promoting quality development and humanitarian programs in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). 
AIDA aims to be a proactive and accountable network of INGOs which work in a coordinated and coherent way to respond to emergencies or humanitarian crises and towards sustainable and equitable development, human rights, social inclusion, poverty reduction and good governance in the oPt.  AIDA works to achieve this by addressing issues that affect member’s ability to deliver effective and accountable humanitarian assistance and development programming. 
AIDA supports its members to apply a rights based, gender sensitive, and conflict sensitive approach, focusing on advocacy and policy change addressing practices or violations of international law that create vulnerability and poverty. 

NRC, as host agency supporting this Association, has an exciting and challenging opportunity for the right candidate who will play a vital role working with AIDA.   We are now accepting applications for the role of AIDA Advocacy and Communication Coordinator.  

 

Role and responsibilities

Generic Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for strategic advocacy and communication planning support for AIDA members, including policy analysis, reflecting AIDA-identified priority issues within the political, operational, and humanitarian spheres.
  • Provide or support leadership, facilitation, coordination, representation and action among or between various actors to allow for more effective and efficient delivery of humanitarian assistance and recovery and development programming in Palestine.
  • Support the Secretariat and Executive Committee to engage effectively in the various fora available to AIDA to effect policy change.
  • Support the overall strategic planning with the AIDA Membership and will deliver communication products, reports, briefing papers, or position papers as required.
  • Safeguard the AIDA relationship to the Humanitarian Country Team’s Advocacy Working group and ensures effective participation and synergies where possible.
  • Be responsible for outreach and coordination to local NGO networks to support coordinated advocacy work in Palestine.
  • Work closely and in collaboration with the rest of the AIDA Secretariat, the Executive Committee members, AIDA members, local authorities, donors, UN, diplomatic missions, and other stakeholders.
  • Other tasks as required by management.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Stay abreast of political developments and humanitarian trends in the oPt, informing AIDA members where relevant.
  • Ensuring sufficient capacity and knowledge to support policy analysis and strategic planning around the humanitarian architecture and operational issues.
  • Represent AIDA at meetings with external advocacy targets.
  • Liaise with external advocacy partners, to identify advocacy and lobby opportunities out of country.
  • Develop a calendar of upcoming advocacy opportunities which can be used by AIDA members and partners.
  • Responsible for developing, updating and implementing AIDA advocacy strategies on behalf of the AIDA membership.
  • Lead the process of drafting AIDA positions and related advocacy strategies based on priorities identified by the AIDA Sub-Committees and Executive Committee.
  • Advising and contributing to and coordinating the development of AIDA positions, managing various communication activities, leading on the communication of AIDA positions amongst key stakeholders including national and international media, and the wider humanitarian community.
  • Serves as co-chair and provides leadership and facilitation to the AIDA Advocacy Sub-Committee and the implementation of decisions taken at their meetings.
  • Coordinates and monitors advocacy messages and initiatives to ensure impact and that AIDA external advocacy is in line with good humanitarian and development principles
  • Updates the AIDA advocacy strategy in collaboration with the AIDA membership and Executive Committee, developing a periodical review and feedback of the implementation of AIDA advocacy activities.
  • Increases communication and coordination on advocacy work between INGOs and NGO forums and working groups
  • Fosters relationships with political and diplomatic stakeholders, raise awareness about the AIDA advocacy strategy and messages among political stakeholders.
  • Ensures effective and consistent communication and engagement with the UN, the local authorities, donors, embassies and other stakeholders.
  • Organizes and facilitates AIDA Advocacy Sub-Committee meetings in both the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This will be linked to the work of the Aida Executive Committee and General Assembly.
  • Develops strong links and clear ways of advocacy work between AIDA and local NGOs.
  • Ensures coordination and division of responsibility with the HCT Advocacy Working Group.

Our ideal candidate

  •  Master’s degree in Political Science, Development studies, Humanitarian Affairs or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in advocacy and communication.
  • Ability to produce high-quality documents, materials and other communications in English.
  • Ability to lead and facilitate meetings and workshops.
  • Knowledge of the political, development and humanitarian issues in Israel and Palestine.
  • Ability to travel to all areas of Palestine and Israel.
  • Desirable knowledge and experience of various tools of information management.

Screening CV's will be on a rolling basis, interested individuals are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Additional Information

  • Contract period: 24 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s international salary scale and terms and conditions
  • Duty Station: Jerusalem, with 20% travel.
  • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities.
  • NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

SIF: Policy and Advocacy Officer

Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of international solidarity based in France. Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organization that intents to help, to bring relief and to protect the lives of those threatened by natural disasters, armed conflicts or by economic collapse. SIF intervenes around the world through operations of emergency relief, rehabilitation and development. SIF provides its help in respect of the cultural diversity, without any distinction of origin, religion or gender.

 

Position: Policy and Advocacy Officer/full time

Responsible To: Protection Project Manager

Location: Ramallah Office, with frequent trips

Duration: 12 months (extendable)

 

SUMMARY :

The Policy and Advocacy Officer will be responsible for identifying priority protection concerns for advocacy, developing an advocacy strategy and participate in the design and conception of new projects. S/he will support strong linkages between Advocacy and Programs so that advocacy is evidence-based and program-driven and that programs are enhanced through advocacy. S/he will comply with and promote SIF policies and practice with respect to child protection.

Core Responsibilities

The job includes, but is not limited to the tasks and objectives described below:

 

Strategy

·         Develop the advocacy strategy

·         Ensure regular review, revision and implementation of the West Bank advocacy strategy, in coordination with the Program Coordinator and programs team, and the Head of Mission.

·         Liaise with key UN, NGO and other interlocutors in the country to ensure SIF has up-to-date information on the humanitarian situation and response in the country.

·         Undertake strong networking to continually inform, challenge, and improve advocacy messaging and tactics, investing in relationships and attending coordination meetings and forums

·          Working closely with the Protection program, provide analysis of how children (refugees and orphans) have been affected by the protracted crisis in the OPT, the policy responses and frameworks, as well as other factors such as UN coordination, funding for the response, security, and current and future challenges that have an impact on children and their access to humanitarian assistance, education and protection services.

·         Define SMART advocacy objectives

·         Ensure a strong power analysis of the relevant actors, targets at national and local levels, strong analysis of the relevant political, legal and juridical processes, and where opportunities for influence and leverage lie to update the advocacy strategy.

 

 

  • And if relevant, mobilize international advocacy support for these.
  • Define key advocacy messages and build SIF statements
  • Define appropriate advocacy activities regarding the previous analysis

 

Implementing activities

·         Undertake and/or commission researches on specific issues to support SIF ‘s advocacy statements and prepare background briefings, fact sheets and reports on current projects related to key advocacy issue

·         Engage lobbying actions

·         Communication and public mobilization : when appropriate, use media and communication tools to disseminate our messages

 

Monitoring and evaluation

·          Define activities and results’  indicators

·         Ensure that lessons learned from monitoring and evaluation processes is used to improve delivery of advocacy work

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • University degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. international relations, political science, law, development studies)
  • Excellent spoken and written Arabic and English
  • Relevant experience in advocacy and within an NGO/INGO
  • Strong analytical skills, strategic planning abilities and diplomatic  skills
  • Experience drafting analytical and communications materials
  • Understanding of issues and context in the occupied Palestinian territory
  • Experience of working with international and local partners
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, and ability to build and maintain constructive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience of representing organizations, as a spokesperson, in lobby meetings towards diplomats and political representatives, and towards the media
  • Experience in development, project implementation, understanding of the project cycle
  • Familiar with International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law
  • Knowledge of French is an asset

 

How to Apply:

Submit a resume in English only (word or PDF), and a cover letter, including three professional references (e-mail address and phone number must be included), and a date of availability to admin-ast@secours-islamique.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  The email subject line MUST include exact position. Deadline to apply is February 18th, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be only contacted.

 

Please submit only by email.

 

 

World Vision: Internship Opportunity

World Vision Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza


Internship Opportunity 

World Vision JWG is looking for an intern to provide support to the Administration department based in Jerusalem office. 

Requirements:
     Energetic
     Flexible
    Good command of English
     Good computer skills
    Valid driving license and ability to drive in Jerusalem

Duration: 3 months (possibly renewable)

If you are interested, please send your resume to hr_jwg@wvi.org by 13 February 2018 (indicate Internship in the subject line).
 

Action Aid: Fundraising and Communications Manager

ACTIONAID PALESTINE

Position: Fundraising and Communications Manager
Location: West Bank, occupied Palestinian territory
Duration: 12 months
National plus terms and conditions of employment will apply

ActionAid Palestine is looking for an experienced Fundraising and Communications Manager who is able to provide technical expertise and capacity development support to ActionAid and partner staff.

Specific Responsibilities: 
-    Development and implementation of AAP fundraising and communications strategies across the organisation.
-    Develop and write high quality concept notes/expressions of interest and proposals in collaboration with AAP and partner programme and finance staff, ensuring alignment with ActionAid principles and approaches.
-    Deepen the impact of communication work, identify key priorities, channels, audiences and messages to establish an appropriate public image for ActionAid Palestine, internally and externally, in line with ActionAid International values and culture.
-    Design and facilitate capacity building initiatives/training to strengthen AAP and partner staff ability to effectively and proactively contribute to fundraising and communications.

To be eligible to apply for the role, you should have:
-    Extensive understanding of fundraising and significant experience of proposal development and grant management using participatory methodologies and approaches
-    Proven track record of securing substantial donations/grants from a range of high value and institutional funding sources.
-    Experience in developing tailored communications products for different audiences.
-    High level exposure to humanitarian and development issues and contexts.
A comprehensive job description is available for download at: http://www.actionaid.org/jobs/fundraising-and-communications-manager-actionaid-palestine-0
You are requested to highlight in the motivation/cover letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification, in addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. 
To be considered for this role, your passport must be eligible to enter Israel (essential to access Palestinian territory). 
Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation and an updated CV (totaling no more than 4 pages) by email to: admin.middleeast@actionaid.org

Subject line: Fundraising and Communications Manager


Deadline for application submission is:  Tuesday 20th February 2018


Important to note:
-    We will contact only short list candidates. Applications after deadline will be excluded. Applications not conforming to the conditions will not be considered.
-    The contract is subject to the approval of a work permit by Israel.
-    Women are encouraged to apply.
 

World Council of Churches: EAPPI Field and Security Officer

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, which brings together 350 Christian denominations from all over the world. It promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world. 
Fully part of the WCC, the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) was founded in 2002 in response to a call from the local Heads of Churches in Jerusalem and brings internationals to the West Bank for protective presence, accompaniment and international advocacy. 
The WCC is looking for its EAPPI Field and Security Officer at 100%, based in Jerusalem, who will be responsible for analyzing and monitoring the political and security situation on the ground in Israel and Palestine (East Jerusalem and the West Bank); evaluating sociopolitical developments and their implications for EAPPI, the role and safety of EAs and placement priorities; advising the Local Programme Coordinator (LPC) on changing trends and shifts in priorities; training and guiding EAs as they carry out the placement priorities; and disseminating output from EAs to designated partners locally. 
 
In particular, he/she will be responsible for: 
 
 Political analysis and security: source of information on security issues in Israel and the Palestinian Territories;  Maintaining, improving and adapting EAPPI Security Procedures;  Training and sharing information to all EAs on security issues in the Palestinian Territories;  Supervising the work of EAs in 3 assigned placements;  Keep close contacts with the communities and local contacts in assigned EAPPI placements organising and monitoring living conditions and logistics in assigned placements;  Sharing management and overall office requirements and responsibilities. 
 
Qualifications and special requirements:  
 
Experience:   At least five years of field experience in the West Bank.   Thorough understanding of Palestinian and Israeli history and narratives
  Commitment to collaborate towards a just peace in Palestine and Israel
Human Resources Department 

 
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Education:  University Degree in relevant field. 
 
Competencies:  Excellent knowledge of the political context in which EAPPI works.  Understanding of Palestinian and Israeli history and narratives and committed to ending the illegal Occupation  Knowledge of and familiarity with the church bodies in the Holy Land, and the three Abrahamic religions generally.  Analytical skills, proactive, self-motivated and a good team player.  Sensitivity to the local cultures and ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment  Ability to work under pressure with irregular hours as needed and ability to travel to all areas of the West Bank.  Jerusalem ID is a plus  Having a car and especially a valid driving license for Israel and the West Bank is of great advantage.  
 
Language skills:  Fluent command of spoken and written Arabic and English, with some knowledge of Hebrew a plus. 
 
Computer skills:  Good level of computer literacy (standard MS office application such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Ability to communicate in a comfortable manner through social media tools like Facebook and Twitter.  Able to work or learn to work with an electronic monitoring and knowledge management system (HUB) 
 
Deadline for applications:  1st March 2018
 
Applications (CV, motivation letter, Application Form, copy of diploma, work certificate/references) are to be returned to: Human Resources Department: recruitment@wcc-coe.org
 
The Application Form is available at the following address: http://www.oikoumene.org/en/get-involved/job-openings
 
ABOUT HUMAN RESOURCES AT THE WCC: 
The WCC is an equal opportunity employer. The sole criteria for recruitment, training and career opportunities are qualification, skills, experience and performance to all its staff members.  
 

War Child Holand: Programme Manager - Gaza

Country    oPt
Location    Gaza
Department    Programme
Job title    Programme Manager – Gaza
Starting date     March 1 2018
Duration    1 year contract (with possibility for extension depending on performance)
Report to    Head of Programs
 

Brief description
War Child Holland (WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental child rights organization investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. With a focus on child protection, mental health and psychosocial support, 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. `WCH has been working in the oPt since 2004, and has offices in Jerusalem and in Gaza. 
 

Objective of the job
The Programme Manager – Gaza (PM-G) ensures that the Gaza programme is implemented as per agreed upon strategy and guidelines to achieve the highest possible impact for the most affected children and communities while safeguarding humanitarian standards and War Child’s code of conduct and Child Safeguarding Policy

PM-G is responsible for the overall implementation of the programme in Gaza. This involves contributing to program design, and then planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting on all programme activities in order to achieve the set goals and objectives as effectively and efficiently as possible. 
 

Position in the organisation
The PM-G reports to the Head of Programmes (HoP) and has essential functional relations with the Programme Manager – West Bank, and the Operations Support Manager (OSM). The PM-G consults with the Country Director (CD) and Regional Technical Advisors on relevant specialist technical issues.
 

Result areas (max 5)
Result Area 1
1.1 Programme Management
•    Responsible for the appropriate design, planning, implementation of projects in Gaza within the country framework; 
•    Contribute to the development and writing of project proposals in close collaboration with the HoP;
•    Monitor and evaluate (or coordinate evaluation of) the implementation and quality of programme and activities in close collaboration with HoP and other members of oPt team;
•    Provide ongoing technical support to Gaza programme as needed in response to M&E findings and requests (in close consultation with HoP and regional technical staff);
•    Keep the Country Management Team (CMT) and donors well informed about the progress of programme implementation;
•    Develop and complete donor reports and conduct grant management tasks in compliance with donor requirements;
•    Ensure timely delivery of quality internal reports to HoP and adequate budget control of the programme; 
•    Capture and share lessons-learned with CMT for future programme and project design;
•    Contribute to the development of the Country Strategy and the production of the annual plan in close collaboration with the HoP and the CD;
•    Ensure documentation and filing of critical programme information in close coordination with the team and the HoP. 
•    With partners, monitor local needs and developments in close collaboration with the HoP;
•    Actively seek advice from the HoP and regional/global specialists on programme content issues;
•    Identify promising local/regional (implementing) partners;
•    Support partners’ competency building by conducting or coordinating training, workshops and coaching, according to learning pathways agreed with the HoP; 
•    Assess and develop capacity building plans of the local partners in consultation with the HoP. 

1.2 Child Safeguarding

•    Act as Child Safeguarding (CS) Focal Point Gaza
•    Report any CS concern identified within the organization at all levels to the CD/HoP, in full confidentiality and best interests of the child;
•    Ensure all staff under supervision have read, understood and signed the Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP), and are aware of terms and conditions, in coordination with HR;
•    Provide briefings to new staff, suppliers and partners on War Child’s CSP;
•    Ensure that partnerships agreements include clear commitment to respond to CS concerns, through signing a child safeguarding policy and regular trainings and coaching;
•    Ensure that CS is applied throughout program management cycle, including procurement, communication, finance, in coordinator with OSM.

Result Area 2
Maintain network of contacts/representation
•    Ensure appropriate communications, information exchange and sharing within team as per agreed communication lines;
•    Develop and maintains proactive relationships – depending on contexts and relevance – with local institutional and non-institutional actors, CBOs, the UN agencies and cluster coordinators, donors and communities; 
•    Represent War Child in meetings/coordination platforms according to oPt participation matrix.


Result Area 3
Management of staff
•    Manage effectively the Gaza programme field implementation staff by guiding, coaching, instructing, and motivating;
•    Conduct appraisals and feedback for direct reports; team development and discuss career perspectives;
•    Promptly report serious issues of concern among the team to the HoP for support;
•    Prepare terms of reference for programme implementation staff and volunteers in coordination with HR;
•    Recruit support and (implementing) programme staff/volunteers for the field locations.


Result Area 4
Operations/ Finance and Procurement management
•    Report new information from the field on security situation, incidents and coordinate with Security FPs in WB/EJ and Gaza;
•    Take overall responsibility for Gaza programme and projects budget and manage these together with the OSM and Finance Officer (FO) in accordance with internal policies and procedures;
•    Contribute to the budget design of any new project in close collaboration with the OSM and FO;
•    Ensure that Gaza programme staff are aware of donor and WCH procurement rules and report adequately, in close collaboration with OSM and FO;
•    Ensure that Gaza programme staff maintain efficient financial control (of cash flows, local payments, etc), accountability standards, procedures and records in close collaboration with OSM and FO;
•    Act as budget holder for the Gaza projects. 
 

Profile
Knowledge
•    At least University degree in social science, social development, psychology or related field
•    Knowledge of current principles and practices of MHPSS, Child Protection, and Child safeguarding in (post) conflict areas
•    Strong knowledge on Project Cycle Management
•    Understanding of M&E tools and evaluation
•    Specific knowledge on child protection and MHPSS systems and practices in Gaza
•    Knowledge on relevant international minimum standards and guidelines (CP/MHPSS)
•    Good understanding of humanitarian principles and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Experience
•    Minimum 5 years (I) NGO work, preferably with children. 
•    Minimum 2 years in MHPSS and/or CP programming
•    Minimum 2 years’ demonstrated programme management experience at a similar scale/level of responsibility
Skills
•    Strong critical analysis and strategic thinking skills.
•    Report and proposal writing skills
•    Leadership and coordination ability.
•    Excellent communication skills; ability to give and receive feedback.
•    Affinity with children and young people. 
•    Result – oriented
•    Familiarity with creative methodologies.
•    Positive, respectful attitude and collaborative approach to diversity. Culturally sensitive.
•    Fluency in English (both written and oral) and Arabic.
•    Work well in small team, flexible to take on new tasks, comfortable in a flexible working environment and able to work independently.

How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before the 9th February 2018. Make sure to send your English CV and cover letter to info.opt@warchild.nl. Please mention ‘Programme Manager – Gaza’ 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.

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.
 

SOIR: Programme Officer

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
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 organisations and IM requirements.
The position requires extensive experience from development cooperation particularly in supporting civil society organisations 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 years relevant experience. The PO needs to have professional experience from monitoring and evaluation of development projects. 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 February 19, 2018. Please write “PO Palestine” as your subject.


For questions please contact IM’s Country Director in Palestine, Anna Enarsson: anna.enarsson@manniskohjalp.se.

War Child Holand: Head of Programmes

“Strategic thinker with a strong track record in programme design and grant writing”

This recruitment is open to both Palestinian and international applicants of all backgrounds, subject to ability to safely live, work and travel throughout the oPt

War Child Holland’s programme in the oPt
In the oPt, War Child works with partners to create an inclusive, protective psychosocial care system for Palestinian children and young people affected by conflict related violence, including in domestic and juvenile justice settings. We help build a network of support, from community interventions to specialized psychological and legal services. We work with communities, families, parents, caregivers, youth and children, as well as professionals, with the aim to provide a safety net for children and young people in the West Bank including East Jerusalem, and Gaza.


Your challenge
A detailed job description is attached to the vacancy text on www.warchildholland.org 

Your profile
•    Relevant tertiary education background
•    Demonstrated knowledge in MHPSS and child protection programming, and child safeguarding
•    Demonstrated ability for high level representation (e.g. donor liaison)
•    Proven high-level proposal and budget development skills
•    Knowledge on monitoring and evaluation tools and methods
•    Substantial experience in (strategic) programme design and quality assurance
•    Experience in management and development of senior and junior staff and partners
•    Willingness and ability to work in Jerusalem and conduct regular travel to Gaza
•    Fluent in written and spoken English 

Desirable
•    Basic knowledge on research and data analysis desirable
•    Knowledge and experience in oPt desirable
•    Arabic language desirable

We offer
•    A challenging job, within a harmonious, enthusiastic and motivated local team in the oPt, and the backup of a strong and professional organisation in The Netherlands;
•    The opportunity to make a leading contribution to program development and country (and global) strategy in a flexible, inclusive, and creative – but evidence oriented – organisation;
•    The opportunity to work in collaboration with an outstanding Research and Development team at HQ level;
•    A fair salary and comprehensive secondary benefits including:
o    free individual housing and transport (expatriates only);
o    good insurances (including health, travel and disability); 
o    opportunities to travel, develop and learn professionally;
•    War Child believes in long-term relationships with staff with regard to career planning and multi-country/programme experience;
•    You will be located in the oPt, based in East Jerusalem with travel to other locations in the West Bank and Gaza and occasional travel to Amsterdam.
•    The expected duration is at least 1 year in this position, with the intention to prolong. 


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.

oPt is a family duty station. An expatriate is allowed to bring a partner and children, but will be expected to travel regularly and for extended periods to Gaza, where partner and children cannot accompany.


How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a CV and a letter of motivation before 11th Feb 2018. 
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to undertake interviews and a work-related written test in English.

Make sure to use the following hyperlink to apply: https://www.warchildholland.org/jobs
 
Kindly mention where you found this vacancy.  

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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: Social Field Worker

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 in partnership with Islamic Relief Worldwide seeks to recruit a Social Field Worker based at SOS Children’s Village Programme Rafah. 

Location: SOS Children’s Village Programme Rafah 

Position: Social Field Worker 

Position summary    
The Social Field Worker will take part in the day-to-day implementation of the sponsorship program monitored by Islamic Relief Palestine. S/he will be responsible to assess the children/family situation and support the family development planning (FDP) process. Through regular family visits, s/he will support families to ensure children's essential needs are met as the goal of this position is to ensure quality care for orphaned children.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Include but are not limited to:    
•    Undertake the social investigation of each individual child and ensure that all related information is collected properly through reliable sources.
•    Screen admission cases as per the organization admission criteria
•    Follow-up issuing official papers for the admitted child in the sponsorship program
•    Conduct field visits to the candidates in the program.
•    Update information concerning any changes in the status of the biological families
•    provide and supervise all other relevant materials and reports as reasonably requested by IRPAL and within the agreed timeframe
•    keep a copy of reports and documents; retain files and records for safe keeping
•    Support the provision of services to beneficiaries and their families
•    Assist with the initial assessment of potential beneficiaries, as required
•    Establish and regularly review family development plans with each family to ensure children's essential survival and developmental needs are met
•    Fill questionnaires and forms on child development plans, progress field visits or reports


Qualifications:

•    Degree in social science, psychology, or related field
•    Minimum 2 years' experience working in the field of social work
•    Ability to work under pressure
•    Ability to work effectively within a team as well as independently
•    proven reporting and communication skills
•    Good command of spoken and written English and Arabic

Interested candidates must send their CV, cover letter and three traceable references to: 
info@sos-palestine.org by 3rd February, 2018
Stating in the subject line: Social Worker
Only short listed candidates will be contacted


 

TdH CH: Juvenile Justice Programme Manager

BACKGROUND: Terre des hommes (Tdh) Foundation, based in Lausanne is a leading Swiss ChildRelief agency with a strong mandate worldwide on restorative juvenile justice, which accumulates extensive experience in the Palestinian context  with over 40 years. Tdh supports active participation and leadership in national, regional and international spaces regarding child protection and access to justice and tightly connected with national civil society organisations, research and policy institutions and key public stakeholders.  Tdh’s long history in Palestine has allowed it to develop strong partnerships in the field of juvenile justice, including supporting the rehabilitation and reintegration of children in contact with the law and restorative juvenile justice initiaives.  
RESPONSIBILITIES: Tdh Foundation is seeking a Juvenile Justice Programme Manager to cover a 4,5 month maternity leave period.  The incumbent will have full operational responsibility of Tdh Juvenile Justice (JJ) Programme in Palestine including project management duties, guidance and supervision of JJ team in Gaza and Ramallah (total of 2 staff), coordination and respresentation duties in key fora in country, oversight of partners’ performance, internal and external reporting duties, proposal writing and oversight of administration and logistics aspects related to the JJ projects with the support of the Finance Manager, the Admin Officer and the overall direction of the Country Coordinator. 
 
Specific responsibilities include: 
 
JJ Project Management  Fully ensure the timely and quality implementation of the Justice for Children – Phase II Project funded by UNICEF, including:  - Follow-up  the workplans established and delivery of activities planned. - Completion of Child-friendly Standar Operation Procedures (SOPs) for children in contact and in conflict with the law.  - Completion of Alternatives to Detention Documentaion Report. - Project Final Report (due at the end of May/June 2018).  In collaboration with the Finance & Admin responsibles, forecast expenditures (monthly), track activities expenses (monthly), make recommendations/modifictaions when appropriate and overallbudget follow up to ensure full compliance with Tdh and donor policies and procedures.  Supervise all substantive progress narrative reports done by project partners and Tdh JJ staff (monthly).  Guarantee proper and regular documentation of all project activities and monthly management of sources of verification.  Ensure timely and accurate delivery of information, analytical inputs and
Categories:           Collaboration         Advice              Management Job title:  Juvenile Justice Programme Manager
Reports to Tdh Palestine Country Coordinator                     
 
Working time: Full-time ( Full time postApproximately 22 working days per month ) 
Duration: Maternity Leave Replacement (From 1.03.2018 till 15.07.2018 - 4,5 months). 
Contract modality: Consultancy
 Duty station: Tdh Office in either Jerusalem or Ramallah, with regular travel to Bethlehem and Gaza. 

 
maintenance of and updated M&E framework of the project.  Under the direction of the Country Coordinator, ensure regular and fruitful communication with the donor, including donor’s visit to the project.   Planning, implementation and management of other JJ projects approved during the consultancy period of the incumbent.  Provide guidance to JJ team in Gaza and West Bank, planning and supervision of their monthly planning. 
Project Strategy, Planning and Resource Mobilization
 In coordination with the Country Coordinator, ensure aligment of project activities with JJ Palestine Strategy 2018-2020. Support strategic process as required by line manager with authorities and other stakeholders.    Take the lead and participate in assessments and proposal writing exercises insofar as they relate to JJ. Participate in the development of new proposals for funding and advise on their technical soundness and financial feasibility. 
Coordination and Representation
 Attend and actively participate in the Child Protection Working Group chaired by UNICEF in the West Bank (monthly) and Prison Group chaired by EUPOLCOPPS (quarterly).  Actively sustain and broaden (when possible) JJ-related networks relevant to the Programme. Share and report accordingly.   Organize regular meetings with representatives of national authorities and other stakeholders working on justice in the West Bank and Gaza, in coordination with the JJ staff and under the supervison of the Country Coordinator  Network with other (I)NGOs and entities base in West Bank and Gaza working in JJ related areas in the interest of information sharing and best practices.   Support the preparations of the Juvenile Justice World Congress 2018 with key stakeholders in Palestine.  Atteng Tdh JJ internal coordination meetings as required. Informal Justice   Supervise the montly data collection of cases of children handled by the Informal Justice System (IJS) actors in different locations of the West Bank and Gaza along with the JJ team. Ensure monthly effective compliance of Tdh IJS Database through Excel, SPSS, and Mobile Data Collection System.  Compile full and quality quarterly IJS technical reports. Security  Comply with Tdh Security Regulations.  Ensure that JJ team in Palestine comply with Tdh Security Regulations and with the indications regularly provided by the Country Coordinator on security matters. Child Protection Policy  Commit to respect the Child Protection Policy.  Be proactive with respect to Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP).  Report cases of abuse on children as identified and provide technical support on the resolution of the cases along with the Country Coordinator and the rest of the staff. Strict confidentiality must be respected. Others   Undertake any other duties as required by the Country Coordinator. 
 
Competencies: This function requires the mastery of Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC), Technical and Methodological Competencies (TMC)  In particular:   Self-Mangment  Communication and interaction  Teamwork
 
As well as the following specific Professional Competencies (PC): 

 
 Legal analysis, drafting, editing.  Writing proposals and strategic documents related to the JJ Programme  Resource mobilization   Training and coaching skills  Legal and financial compliance  Negotiations with partners, including governmental official, fuding partners and services providers when applicable. 
 
Qualifications:  
 
 Master’s Degree or equivalent in Law, Criminology, Human rights, Political Science, Development Studies, Humanities or any other relevant discipline.   At least 5 years previous experience working with (I)NGOs or UN agencies.  Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in justice/child protection programming. Concrete experience in juvenile justice will be highly desirable.   Knowledge of gender issues and ability to guide and mainstream gender considerations intro programming required.  Minimum 3 years of professional experience in proposal development and reporting.   Previous experience and exposure to relevant actors working in juvenile justice in Palestine would be highly desirable.  Excellent communication and representation skills.  Excellent writing and reporting skills in English required.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point).  Valid driving license and abily to drive regularly in the West Bank. 
 
 
 
Application Procedure : 
 Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation and their updated CV to  jobs@ps.tdh.net no later than 29 January  2018  with the subject of the position's title . 
Only those candidates pre-selected for a test and an interview will be contacted. 
 
 

TdH CH: Admin and Finance Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION
Terre des hommes (Tdh) Foundation, based in Lausanne is a leading Swiss Child-Relief agency with a strong mandate worldwide on restorative juvenile justice and child protection. It accumulates extensive experience in the Palestinian context  with over 40 years. Tdh supports active participation and leadership in national, regional and international spaces regarding child protection and access to justice and tightly connected with national civil society organisations, research and policy institutions and key public stakeholders.  Tdh’s long history in Palestine has allowed it to develop strong partnerships in the field of juvenile justice, including supporting the rehabilitation of children in contact with the law and restorative juvenile justice initiaives.  


Main responsibilities: 
The Admin/Finance manager under the supervision of the  Country Coordinator is responsible for all administrative and financial aspects of Tdh operations in Palestine. He/She is instrumental in supporting program activities in Palestine by ensuring effective and efficient service delivery to the programme team. The Admin/Finance manager is the direct interface between the Delegation and the Headquarters for all financial reporting matters.  
 
Specific esponsibilities include: 
 
Project Cycle Managment  
 
 Support the Country Coordinator in the overall financial management oversight, ensuring due diligence and quality control of desginated projects and funds available. Guarantee a monthly tracking of budgets with Project Mangers and Country Coordinator.   Coach, advise and support other members of the admin and finance team in the follow up and implementation of current administrative and financial regulations and procedures (Country Profile Form, Financial Module, General Module)..  Ensure that the Tdh Finance Module is properly applied by all the Delegation.  Participate in regular meetings with the teams and within the delegation, especially in link with finance accounting and budget follow up.  Follow Tdh Child Protection Safeguarding Policy and Anti-fraud and Corruption Policies.  
Categories:           Collaboration         Advice              Management Job title:  Admin / Finance Manager  
Reports to Country Coordinator                        
 
Number of subordinates: 0
 
Classification of function: Specialized employee  Working time in  %:  100% 
 Duty station: Jerusalem with Regular travel to West Bank and Gaza . 
 Duration: Until 31 December 2018 

 
Budget management  Contribute to the preparation of all operational budgets according to Tdh procedures and donors’ requirement.  Review budgets to ensure that all costs have been adequaelly allocated and unit costs correctly calculated. Support Project Managers in developing budgets and budget revisions.   Upon request, prepare and submit expenditure and programme budget status reports;  Ensure that all approved grants budgets are entered  in the accounting system (SAGA) promptly.  Adhere to and enforce the internal and donors budget guidelines.  Prepare on a monthly basis the Budget versus Actuals (follow up or BvA) and forecast reports, share the reports with all relevant staff  (Country Delegate, HQ). Update the forecast reports according to all inputs received and refer to the line manager any significant discrepancies, any  underspent and overspent and advice accordingly.    Participate with program staff on all budget realignments ensuring that the process is being done correctly taking into account the latest available information.  Plan the expenditure and draw up the cash flow forecast in collaboration with the team in the Country and field offices. Prepare timely cash requests for HQ. Administration  and contract management  In cooperation with Country Coordinator, oversee with hired lawyers the legal protection of the delegation and ensure that local taxation law requirements are fully complied with.  Develop financial reports to be submitted to the relevant local authorities.   Ensure the fulfillment and adherence to the signatories' schedule for purchases and payment authorizations, this includes consultancy contracts, service agreements and MoUs with local partners.  Ensure the correct financial management of any contracts signed with donors and partners.   Establish and maintain a proper filing system for all financial related documents for all grants. These include but are not limited to copy of the signed contract, all financial reports sent out, any modifications, any important email communication etc.  Make sure that a filing system is set up for all financial and administrative documents and guarantee the security of the files under his/her responsibilities.  Make sure that in the event of an evacuation, the financial and administrative documents are secured or destroyed. Financial management
(cash/accounting) 
 
 Ensure preparation of pay slips and organize payment transfers  Maintain up-to-date and accurate accounting system ensuring the daily data entry in SAGA.  Prepare the monthly close documents for bank and cash books to be reviwed by Country Coordinator.  Number, settle, enter and file the accounting records.  Monitor bank accounts and process fund transfers to field offices to be reviwed by Country Coordinator  Validate invoices sent by suppliers before payments with validation from Country Coordinator.  Perform monthly cash counts together with Country Coordinator and ensure compliance with CPF..  Manage the advances and ensure their correct registration in the accounting system.  Follows closely the exchange rates fluctuations and plans accordingly any major impact to the overall budget expenditures 

 
 Mange the treasury function and petty cash together with Country Coordinator.  
Internal/external control systems
 Ensure the fulfillment and adherence to the signatories' policy and schedule for purchases and payment authorizations.   Update the country profile monthly  Prepare and manage all internal and external financial audits in collaboration with the Country Coordinator and HQ.  Ensure that all supporting documents in the financial files are valid, adequate and correctly organized. Keep the financial documentation ready for any internal or external audit.  Support the financial audit conducted at the HQ providing all necessary documentation within the requested deadline.  Set up, when necessary, a “safety envelope” system for the Country and field offices.  Ensure the compliance with the internal guidelines regarding the risk of theft, armed robbery, corruption, embezzlement, errors and losses. Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including Child Protection and Safeguarding policy, Anti-theft Fraud and Corruption Policy and Whistle Blowing Policy. Report any breach observed in the framework of this policies during his/her professional activities both as regards the proven or suspected offence and preventive breach. 
Reporting
 
 Ensure timely submission of financial report (monthly closure and annual closure) to HQ.  Edit the financial part of monthly report for HQ (Sitrep)  Prepare monthly, quarterly, midterm and final financial reports as per the donor rules ensuring they are complete, accurate and produced on a timely basis to ensure adequate review, approval and submission.  Contribute to proposal budget preparations and all finance follow up files including allocation file Logistics and IT   Support in the tracking of the Tdh vehicle maintenance and renewal of licences  Support basic IT functions  
  
advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling web-based management systems required  Demonstrated experience and skill with budget preparation and analysis, financial reporting preparation and a proven ability to translate technical financial data into short informative reports.  Strong accounting skills and experience, including management of the general ledger, journal entries, payroll, payables and balance sheet, working with other Admin staff to complete the tasks.  Strong oral and written English and Arabic required. Knowledge of French and Hebrew are considered important assets but not requirement/ 
Competencies: This function requires the mastery of Personal, Social and Leadership Competencies (PSLC), Technical and Methodological Competencies (TMC) as well as Professional Competencies In particular:   Self-management  Communication and interaction  Teamwork
 
 
Qualifications:  The mission of the Admin/Finance Manager is to ensure smooth and efficient operation of all financial and administration matters in Tdh delegation, in accordance with Tdh rules and regulations and applicable laws. 
 
 University degree in accounting or finance required; advanced degree preferred. 
 Five years of complex experience in accounting/finance, or other substantive area is required;  At least three years of previous experience in development assistance or related work for a donor organization, UN or NGO is compulsory. Previous experience with EC/UN  is a very strong advantage;  Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and 

 
 
Application Procedure : 
 Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation and their updated CV to  jobs@ps.tdh.net no later than 29 January  2018  with the subject of the position's title . 
Only those candidates pre-selected for a test and an interview will be contacted. 
 
 
 

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 (FS) 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:
•    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 and programme reports 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.

•    Track the progress of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual programme strategic objectives, including employee evaluation performance.

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 26th of January, 2018
stating FS Coordinator as the subject
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

SOS: Programme Director

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 Programme Director for its SOS Children’s Village Programme Bethlehem. 

Location: Bethlehem with travel to areas within the West Bank and Gaza Strip 

Position: Programme Director
Reports to: National Programme Development Director
Position summary
The SOS CV programme director leads the SOS Children’s Village Programme. He/she co-ordinates all programme interventions and is responsible and accountable for the overall development and management of the programme and its staff. He/she manages a co-ordinated approach to child & youth care, family & community development, education, health and advocacy within a given programme location. He/she is involved in the planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programme interventions, He/she provides the leadership to ensure cooperation between all programme co-workers and the appropriate allocation of resources. He/she builds and maintains positive and strong relationships with the community, local authorities and a network of partner organisations.

Tasks & responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

•    Lead the management of the Bethlehem programme and strategic allocation of the programme resources,
•     Contribute to the implementation of the operational plans for the Bethlehem programme with full alignment with the National Team,
•    Represents SOS, in the field and elsewhere, including government officials and the media,
•     Promote an organizational culture of alignment across programmes and builds effective working relationships with SOS Gaza and the SOS Regional Office.
•    Managing the overall development of the Programme.
•    Guiding and supporting programme co-workers.
•    Promoting strong and long-term partnerships with local authorities, partner organisations and the community.
•    Contributing to the development of the National Association and the SOS Children’s Village Organisation.


Qualifications and Competencies

    University degree in Social sciences, Masters in Management  is desirable
    Minimum 5 years' experience in child and family development programmes
    A minimum of 3 years’ experience in management and leadership
    Ability to access Gaza, foreign nationals desirable
    Good command of spoken and written English with proven reporting and communication skills
    Ability to comprehend and converse in Arabic 

    Good knowledge of standards and current directions of development in the field of child’s rights approach, and social welfare systems
    Ability to work under pressure
    Ability to work effectively within a team as well as independently
    Motivation for work focused on children and families 


Interested candidates must send their CV, cover letter and three traceable references to: 
jobs@sos-palestine.org by the 26th of January, 2018
Stating in the subject line: CVPD
Only short listed candidates will be contacted


 

SIF: Driver

Vacancy Announcement

Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of international solidarity based in France. Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organization that intents to help, to bring relief and to protect the lives of those threatened by natural disasters, armed conflicts or by economic collapse. SIF intervenes around the world through operations of emergency relief, rehabilitation and development. SIF provides its help in respect of the cultural diversity, without any distinction of origin, religion or gender.

Position: Driver - Full Time
Responsible To: Procurement Assistant
Location: Ramallah Office, Jerusalem, and with frequent trips.
Duration: 12 months (extendable)

SUMMARY :
The Driver is responsible to transport people and equipment in good manner, and to ensure the maintenance of the vehicle under his responsibility.
Core Responsibilities
The job includes, but is not limited to the tasks and objectives described below:

Objective 1: Transport people and equipment under good security conditions:
Activities: 
-    When transporting SIF employees, respect the country’s circulation rules and follow the logistician’s planning and instructions;
-    In case of an accident, immediately get in touch with the closest police station and duly inform the logistics department;
-    Follow the instructions of the manufacturer and the SIF rules when using the vehicle;
-    Keep all personal documents as well as those of the vehicle with you and check that they are valid.
-    Following procedures at checkpoints and when travelling in convoy.
-    Pick up supplies for the office;
-    Collect items related to program  procurement and delivery ;
-    Deliver mail as needed to beneficiaries, ministries, partners, insurance, and other institutions as instructed;

Objective 2 : Ensure maintenance of the vehicle:
Activities:
-    Solve minor technical problems;
-    Inform the logistics department of any major repairs to be carried out;
    -    Carry out daily checks before starting up the motor;
-    Keep the vehicle clean;
-    Ensure radio/Phone communications;
-    Note down fuel consumption in the record book in the morning and at the end of the day as well as any information concerning the maintenance of the vehicle;
-    Check the security boots.

Objective 3 : Prepare departures to the field:
Activities:
-    Inspect and prepare the vehicle the day before departure so as to be on time;
-    Prepare additional equipment to be brought along according to needs (fuel, stickers, flags, tools, medical kit).

Essential Qualifications: 
-    Good experience in working for INGOs.
-    At least one year experience in driving
-    Valid drivers’ license with good driving skills and clean record.
-    A Jerusalem ID holder
-    Ability to take initiative and maintain professional relationship with all concerned.
-    Ability to understand rules, regulations and standards and to implement guidelines and instructions.
-    Ability to undertake regular travel to West Bank and Jerusalem.
-    Strong experience in caring for vehicles.
-    Demonstrated commitment to working as part of a team, in a support role
-    Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines under pressure, and to complete work with high quality and attention to detail.
-    Proven English language- speaking and reading
-    Willing to work overtime


How to Apply:
Submit a resume (word or PDF), and a cover letter, including three professional references (e-mail address and phone number must be included), and a date of availability to admin-ast@secours-islamique.org in English only. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  The email subject line MUST include exact position. Deadline to apply is January 18th, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please submit only by email.

HEKS: Program Manager

HEKS/EPER is the Swiss Reformed Churches’ Aid Agency. 
 
HEKS/EPER regional program in the Middle East supports local organizations in the occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel. HEKS/EPER/EPER Palestine and Israel Program focuses on strengthening the conflict transformation capacities of civil society so they can effectively work to change the structures, systems, attitudes and ideologies, which perpetuate the conflict situation and the human rights violations, linked to it.  The program thus consists of efforts to strengthen communities to address especially situation of denied or unequal access to land, housing and public space as well as awareness raising and advocacy components which target Israeli, Palestinian and International Publics and decision makers  For more information about HEKS/EPER please visit our website: www.heks.ch
 
For our office in Jerusalem, we are looking for a qualified and highly motivated candidate to fill in the following position: 
 
Program manager (80%-100%) Starting date: March/April, 2018  
 
Your mission:  • Facilitate and coordinate activities of Partner Organizations • Conduct regular field level monitoring visits to project sites on a rolling programme. • Prepare monitoring reports. • Assist in preparing detailed work plans/budgets for the projects. • Provide support to programmatic staff members of the HEKS/EPER office  • Render timely support to Partners Organizations especially in the areas of local capacity for conflict transformation, Human Rights Based Approach, DRR, Do No Harm, gender, mainstreaming, and participatory project planning and monitoring methods. • Review progress made towards the proposed work plan as well as the stated objective and results at project and program levels.  • Oversee project progress, reporting, monitoring, evaluation and financial information, especially in respect of crosscutting issues. • Take a major role in project planning, appraisal, monitoring and evaluation. • Facilitate learning spaces for reflection, knowledge sharing and participatory monitoring among Partner Organizations • Further development and institutionalization of the monitoring and evaluation system, while bridging between institutional needs of HEKS/EPER and local Partners. • Promote knowledge management and networking among HEKS partners and other likeminded NGOs. 

 • Arrange& conduct training, workshops, meetings and field visits by HEKS/EPER headquarters and local office • Show good interpersonal skills and team spirit. • Prepare annual action plan and compile quarterly reports. • The program manager shall be part of a monthly planning sessions at the Country Office and shall commit to conduct his/her tasks that are agreed upon.  • The program manager shall contribute to the quarterly reflections and reports on the program level. • The program manager shall support the country director in fundraising processes for the program  • Discharge other responsibilities and assignments given by Country Programme Director, including responding to emerging humanitarian needs.  
 
Your profile: • University degree in social\political science or related fields • Four years’ work experience that involves conflict transformation and other relevant approaches • Excellent written and spoken English skills, Arabic skills and\or Hebrew are required. • Good analytical skills • Facilitation and moderation skills • Good computer skills (MS Office) • Flexibility and ability to travel independently through Israel and Palestine • Driving license • Team work spirit and ability to cooperate • Commitment to pacific and democratic values and convictions, as well as no leading position in a civil, political or religious party
 
 
HEKS/EPER offers you the opportunity to work in a motivating and challenging context in the field of civil society conflict resolution.  
 
If you are interested and correspond to the profile, please send your application  (Curriculum Vitae, application letter and three references) via e-mail before January 22nd to:  jobs@heks.ch. Please indicate “application program manager Jerusalem” in the subject heading.  
 
Short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited to interviews.  

Diakonia IHLRC's Call for Partnership Proposals 2018 (Annual Project Funding)

Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Resource Centre (IHLRC) is now accepting one-year project proposals from organisations with significant expertise working on International Humanitarian Law (IHL). 

The IHLRC is funding one-year projects that: 
•    Contribute to strengthening compliance with IHL among the parties involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 
•    Emphasis the role and responsibility of third States to respect and ensure respect for IHL. 
•    Empower rights holders and communities affected by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
•    Influence duty bearers/national authorities to respect and ensure respect for IHL.
•    Improve knowledge of IHL among local civil society and grass-roots organisations. 

The selection criteria will be based on:
•    Organisational capacity of the applying organisation.   
•    Alignment with Diakonia’s global values, visions and principles. 
•    Focus or thematic areas, including geographic representation and vulnerable groups.
•    Relevance to Diakonia IHLRC’s 2017 – 2019 strategic objectives, work and intervention areas. 
•    Applying organisation’s role in empowering rights holders and influencing duty bearers. 
•    Gender marker. 

Attached, herewith, is the application and budget formats including guidelines and instructions, as well as obligatory templates to be annexed to the application.

Project proposals should be submitted using the online form found here. Obligatory annexes should be mailed to IHL@diakonia.se.

Each applying organisation can apply for up to USD $40,000 in line with the budgeting guidelines illustrated in the online application form. 

About the application: 
Cost eligible from January 1, 2018. 
Project duration: 9-12 months. 
Application submission deadline: January 22, 2018. 
Signing off agreements: End of February 2018.

For technical support and guidance, please contact Ms. Yusra Jamous at yusra.jamous@diakonia.se or Ms. Nadine Tabari at Nadine.tabari@diakonia.se.
 

NRC: Education Coordinator

Background:
“A seven-year-old child in Gaza has already witnessed three wars in their lifetime. This is unacceptable.”
Jan Egeland, NRC’s Secretary General
Large-scale displacement took place during the wars of 1948 and 1967, when Israel occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Many of those displaced have never been able to return. There are currently over 5 million Palestinian refugees spread across Palestine, as well as in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.
Internal displacement within Palestine remains a concern. Communities come under increasing risk of forcible transfer and other Intentional Humanitarian Law violations, stemming from Israeli policies and practices.
NRC has been active in Palestine since 2009, working across Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, to reach Palestinians who are displaced or who face imminent threats of displacement. Our offices in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron and Gaza, provide legal counseling to promote access to human rights, shelter, water and sanitation, and quality education. Nationally and globally, we advocate for the rights of displaced Palestinians and together with local authorities and community-based organizations, we establish mechanisms for monitoring the needs of displaced Palestinians, and promoting community-owned solutions.
NRC is looking for suitably qualified candidates for the following position:
Education Coordinator (National Position) - Palestine
Role and responsibilities
Generic Responsibilities
1.     Line management of Education project field staff
2.    Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
3.    Contribute to Education strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps.
4.    Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Education projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
5.    Provide regular progress reports to PM (AM and CCS if no PM)     
6.    Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
7.    Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
8.    Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
9.    Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
10.    Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
Specific Responsibilities
•    Lead and support the team in planning and implementing activities in accordance with weekly and monthly plans and with Education strategies and priorities
•    Ensure that project activities are in line with budgets and assist with overall financial and reporting management of the project with the Project Manager
•    Maintain good relationships with implementing partners, MOEHE, NGOs and INGOs
•    Work with the Education Project Manager to develop project strategies and activities and generate reports
•    Coordinate team statistics and provide any necessary follow-up on Monitoring and Evaluation issues
•    with PMSupervising/participating/monitoring project related field activities of Education Officers
•    Regularly evaluate officers and update Work Development Plans (WDP)
•    Responsible for keeping accurate records of assessment, activities, and participation
•    Responsible for reporting (weekly/monthly on area of responsibility) to the Project Manager
•    Carry out any other relevant duties as requested by Education Project Manager
•    Regularly sharing all reports, activities, issues and any other relevant project documents with the Education Project Manager
 
Our Ideal Candidate:
University degree in education/psychology/Social Science or relevant humanitarian degree, and minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in management (preferred in education/social service) in a humanitarian/recovery context.
Knowledge of the context of education in Palestine, and experience in working with donors and projects preferably in an education and humanitarian context.
Good experience in project implementation, budgetary and finance management skills.
Someone who has managed a team and practiced good management and supervision skills, a team leader and player who is interested in working with different people, and build their capacity in the field.
Must have strong communication skills, written and oral, be able to communicate effectively, produce reports, proposals, and present solutions. Cultural sensitive.
Advanced computer skills, and fluency in English and Arabic.
 
Additional Information:
Applications through www.nrc.no
Contract period: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Jerusalem, 5% travel.
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities.
NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
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SIF: Civil Engineer

Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of international solidarity based in France. Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organization that intents to help, to bring relief and to protect the lives of those threatened by natural disasters, armed conflicts or by economic collapse. SIF intervenes around the world through operations of emergency relief, rehabilitation and development. SIF provides its help in respect of the cultural diversity, without any distinction of origin, religion or gender.

Position: Civil Engineer/full time
Responsible To: AWS Project Officer
Directly Manages: Nil
Location: Ramallah Office, with frequent trips
Duration: 12 months (extendable)

SUMMARY :
In the frame of its humanitarian mission in West Bank, the Engineer will: 
•    Have core role in the programmes department. The key responsibilities are to give a support to the good evaluation, implementation of different types of SIF’s interventions in the fields of WASH, Agricultural, Food security, Childhood, and seasonal activities. This position requires a highly motivated hardworking and responsible person. Other attributes required for this role include flexibility (working days/time and trips).
•    Give support to the Projects Officers and ensure a good follow up and monitoring of the projects coordination procedures.

The tasks described here are not exhaustive or limited. Due to the nature of the mission and the organization, the Civil Engineer may be requested to perform further tasks related to his/her responsibilities here. 

Ensure technical support and consultancy on ongoing and future projects:
­    Prepare and review CAD drawings, bill of quantities, structural calculations, technical specifications, list of equipment, etc. as requested;
­    Undertake technical and feasibility studies including site investigations;
­    Conduct technical surveys to gather field data and conduct technical need assessment;
­    Participate in technical evaluation sessions during tender procedures;
­    Support procurement department in visiting companies and enterprises in order to define material, equipment and supplies costs for tenders;
­    Support in organizing and participating in information meetings and technical trainings for beneficiaries or other stakeholders when needed;
­    Review and propose changes to engineering standards, policies, or details;
­    Visit contractors/beneficiaries on site and advise them on civil engineering issues before, during and after the project implementation.

    Follow up, monitor and evaluate the running projects:

­    Fill the databases and support in the selection of the final beneficiaries;
­    Help in defining monitoring tools (technical field reports, monitoring trackers, weekly plan and report, etc.), collect data about the progress of the projects activities and the respect of indicators, fill and weekly update the monitoring tools;
­    Help in defining the evaluation tools (satisfaction surveys, post-evaluation questionnaires, etc.) and fill them;
­    Manage, supervise and visit contractors/beneficiaries on site in order to ensure the works are compliant with SIF technical specifications ;
­    Be responsible for checking the quality of the ongoing works and materials used by contractors; and provide the AWS Officer with on time payment requests;
­    Schedule material and equipment purchases and deliveries;
­    Regularly meet SIF stakeholders (beneficiaries, partner organizations, Village Council representatives, local CBOs, etc.) in order to collect their feedback and questions, forward them to the supervisor and ensure an answer is given back when required;
­    Participate in lessons learnt workshops and share recommendation on the improvement of the activities;
­    Edit and review on a regular basis the work plan and share any possible modifications on time with the AWS Officer;
­    Report both orally and in written to the supervisor about any special case or particular situation requiring SIF attention;
­    Help in providing technical information for public presentations (to HQ, steering committees, partners etc.).
Essential:

•    BA degree in civil engineering; 
•    At least 3 years professional work experience;
•    Previous experience with NGOs is an asset;
•    Proven experience in building sites;
•    Previous experience in agricultural engineering and WASH is also an asset; 
•    Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines under pressure, and to complete work with high quality and attention to detail;
•    Good knowledge of the West Bank context;
•    Computer skills: Microsoft Office Pack, AutoCAD or similar;
•    Ability to undertake regular travel to program sites in West Bank;
•    Working level in English and Arabic (reading, writing, spoken);
•    Qualities: team spirit, patient, flexible, open minded, sociable and highly motivated.
Work Area:  Based in Ramallah with frequently field visits in Ramallah, Salfit and Jerusalem governorates

How to Apply:

Submit a resume in English only (word or PDF), with a cover letter, including 3 professional references (e-mail address and phone number must be included), and a date of availability to admin-ast@secours-islamique.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The email subject line MUST include exact position. Deadline to apply is December 14th, 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please submit only by email.
 

SIF: Driver

Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organization of international solidarity based in France. Founded in 1991, SIF is a non-profit and non-political organization that intents to help, to bring relief and to protect the lives of those threatened by natural disasters, armed conflicts or by economic collapse. SIF intervenes around the world through operations of emergency relief, rehabilitation and development. SIF provides its help in respect of the cultural diversity, without any distinction of origin, religion or gender.

Position: Driver/full time
Responsible To: Procurement Assistant
Directly Manages: Nil
Location: Ramallah Office, with frequent trips
Duration: 12 months (extendable)

SUMMARY :
The Driver is responsible to transport people and equipment in good manner, and to ensure the maintenance of the vehicle under his responsibility.
Core Responsibilities
The job includes, but is not limited to the tasks and objectives described below:

Objective 1: Transport people and equipment under good security conditions:
Activities: 
-    When transporting SIF employees, respect the country’s circulation rules and follow the logistician’s planning and instructions;
-    In case of an accident, immediately get in touch with the closest police station and duly inform the logistics department;
-    Follow the instructions of the manufacturer and the SIF rules when using the vehicle;
-    Keep all personal documents as well as those of the vehicle with you and check that they are valid.
-    Following procedures at checkpoints and when travelling in convoy.
-    Pick up supplies for the office;
-    Collect items related to program  procurement and delivery ;
-    Deliver mail as needed to beneficiaries, ministries, partners, insurance, and other institutions as instructed;

Objective 2 : Ensure maintenance of the vehicle:
Activities:
-    Solve minor technical problems;
-    Inform the logistics department of any major repairs to be carried out;
    -    Carry out daily checks before starting up the motor;
-    Keep the vehicle clean;
-    Ensure radio/Phone communications;
-    Note down fuel consumption in the record book in the morning and at the end of the day as well as any information concerning the maintenance of the vehicle;
-    Check the security boots.

Objective 3 : Prepare departures to the field:
Activities:
-    Inspect and prepare the vehicle the day before departure so as to be on time;
-    Prepare additional equipment to be brought along according to needs (fuel, stickers, flags, tools, medical kit).

Essential Qualifications: 
-    Good experience in working for INGOs.
-    At least two years’ experience in driving
-    Valid drivers’ license with good driving skills and clean record.
-    Ability to take initiative and maintain professional relationship with all concerned.
-    Ability to understand rules, regulations and standards and to implement guidelines and instructions.
-    Ability to undertake regular travel to program sites in West Bank
-    Strong experience in caring for vehicles.
-    Demonstrated commitment to working as part of a team, in a support role
-    Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines under pressure, and to complete work with high quality and attention to detail.
-    Proven English language- speaking and reading
-    Willing to work overtime


How to Apply:
Submit a resume (word or PDF), and a cover letter, including three professional references (e-mail address and phone number must be included), and a date of availability to admin-ast@secours-islamique.org in English only. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  The email subject line MUST include exact position. Deadline to apply is December 4th, 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please submit only by email.
 

World Council of Churches: Programme Executive of the Diakonia and Capacity Building

JOB TITLE:    Programme Executive of the Diakonia and Capacity Building
DUTY STATION:    Geneva, Switzerland
ROLE:     P Category
STARTING DATE:    1st April 2018
POSITION AT (%):    100%
REPORTS TO:    The Deputy General Secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia / Coordinator for Human Dignity Unit
OBJECTIVES:     To raise issues of mutual accountability in the ecumenical movement, with a particular focus on work for justice and Diakonia;
To coordinate WCC’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
•    Promote a renewed understanding and practice of ecumenical diakonia, rooted in the diverse Christian traditions, supporting churches in their search for unity and joint efforts in public witness and diakonia;
•    Be responsible for the planning, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of spending levels in the activities, in cooperation with the coordinator for Human Dignity Unit, the Deputy General Secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia and designated finance managers;
•    Develop, support and strengthen relations with WCC member churches and constituencies in their public witness and diakonia;
•    Promote and deepen relations with ecumenical diakonia institutions and networks;
•    Promote the mainstreaming of ecumenical diakonia in theological education;
•    Promote and facilitate the cooperation between the WCC member churches diakonia institutions and ACT (Action by Churches Together) Alliance;
•    Coordinate the WCC’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals;
•    Develop and implement a communication strategy for diakonia with the WCC communication director;
•    Contribute to other work as suggested by the General Secretary and Deputy General Secretary for Public Witness and Diakonia;
•    Be actively engaged in fundraising efforts according to agreed policies and in coordination with IMD and be available for planned visits to funding partners.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 
1.    At least a Master’s Degree, preferably a doctorate or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g. Ecumenical Diakonia, Theology and Development, International Development)
2.    Minimum five years of experience and a strong track record in project management, preferably in an international, ecumenical and/or church-related environment
3.    A minimum five years of experience in advocacy work.
4.    Ability to represent, interpret and communicate the positions of the WCC to partners, United Nations organizations, other stakeholders and WCC constituencies.
5.    Excellent command of written and spoken English. Knowledge of other working languages of the WCC (French, German and Spanish) an asset.
6.    Sensitive to multicultural and ecumenical settings with respect to gender and age diversity.
7.    Prepared to travel and work on a regular basis in Geneva.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 15 December 2017
Full applications (Curriculum vitae, motivation letter, application form, copies of diplomas and recommendation letters) are to be sent to: recruitment@wcc-coe.org

The application form can be obtained from the WCC web site: https://www.oikoumene.org/en/get-involved/job-openings