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

Kvinna till Kvinna ToR: Developing Capacity in Accountability Mechanisms for Implementing Women´s Rights

1. Organisation
The Kvinna till Kvinna foundation is a non-profit organisation that supports women’s organising in conflict-affected/ post conflict contexts with the aim to advance women’s rights and promote sustainable peace. It does so by strengthening and supporting women’s rights organisations (organisational, thematical and economical). Through its head office in Stockholm and eleven country offices, it supports more than 100 women’s rights organisations in five different regions (Western Balkans, South Caucasus, Middle East and North Africa, West and Central Africa). Kvinna till Kvinna has worked in Jerusalem since Hanina, Jerusalem. The approach, as for all Kvinna till Kvinna’s work, is to enhance local ownership, provide long-term financial support, networking opportunities and organisational strengthening through dialogue and capacity development for partner organisations.

2. Position and purpose
In 2014, Palestine acceded to core human rights conventions including the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), positioning the possibility to strategize around accountability as a means of claiming rights for women’s rights organisations from local and national governmental stakeholders when it comes to 1) social services in relation to gender based violence and 2) marginalised women’s civic and political participation in decision making. Kvinna till Kvinna since 20012 supported several women’s rights organisations in the Gaza strip, and the West Bank including East Jerusalem in combating gender based violence and increasing marginalised women’s political and civic participation and advocating for the women, pace and security agenda. The learning Kvinna till Kvinna has made is that the women’s rights organisations engage local and national duty bearers in enhancing the conditions for women exposed to gender based violence and increase the participation of young women, but not necessarily recognise their work as holding duty bearers and relevant stakeholders accountable.

The overall purpose of the assignment is to enhance the awareness and capacity of the partner organisations in strategizing accountability, as well as further having the exercising the learnings with relevant stakeholder when it comes to marginalised women’s civic and political participation in decision making and social service for women exposed to gender based violence. This will be done by 1) mapping and analysing the accountability mechanisms used by the partner organisations of the last programme period (2014-2016) and their networks; 2) have an exchange learning session among the partner organisations on which accountability mechanisms are successful/unsuccessful; and 3) engaging relevant stakeholders in multi-stakeholder workshops to enhance mutual agreements on how to proceed with social service support, and further how to engage marginalised women’s participation in civic and political decision making.
 

3. Assignment and activities

3.1 Mapping and analysing accountability mechanisms

•    Map accountability mechanisms that Kvinna till Kvinna’s partner organisations and/or their networks already use at local and national level

•    Analyse factors that support success/lack of success in realising accountability

•    Identify which of the successful accountability mechanisms could be replicated taking into consideration the various legal context of the West Bank including areas under full Israeli control, i.e. Area C and annexed East Jerusalem and the Gaza strip

•    Identify accountability mechanisms used by the partner organisations and networks, and how they could be improved in accessing 1) social service, including legal support, for women exposed to gender based violence and 2) decision making processes including marginalised women

•    Identify and suggest accountability mechanisms that is not yet in practise that could be a support for partner organisations and networks

•    Develop a baseline of the 2014-2016 outcome on accountability mechanisms practised by partner organisations and networks to be used in the 2017-2019 programme

3.1.1 Activities to map and analysis

•    Desk review of the following:
o    The Palestine programme documents
o    Advocacy baseline Palestine
o    Baseline study for the Palestine Programme
o    Evaluation of the 2014-2016 Palestine programme

o    Partner organisations’ final narrative report 2014 – 2016 and relevant network reports
o    Accountability structures run by NGOs such as shelters, hotlines

o    Accountability structure run by duty bearers such as the Palestine Legislative Council, family protection unit of the Palestinian Police, Amal shelter in the Gaza strip, etc.

•    Develop a plan for the information gathering and analysis phase:
o    Prepare interview manual for partner organisations, and relevant networks
and stakeholders
o    Identify relevant networks and stakeholders to interview
o    Identify possible data points (baseline) to be included in the mapping

•    Conduct field interviews:

o    Identify and analyse accountability mechanisms that have been used in the 2014-2016 programme by partner organisations and networks

o    Identify accountability structures of duty bearers, their value and weaknesses (shortcomings), on a local and national level through interviews as well as international structures of duty bearers operating in Palestine

o    Analyse mechanisms, strategies and tools that have been successful and unsuccessful – factors of success and lack of success

•    Write a report:
o    Contain of findings and analysis of the desk review and field work

o    Recommendations of un/successful accountability mechanisms for gender based violence and participation in decision making at local and national level

considering the division of Palestine legally, politically and geographically

o    Baseline on accountability for social service in gender based violence and marginalised women’s participation in decision making
 
3.2 Sharing and learning

•    Share the findings of the mapping and the analysis including the recommendations the partner organisations and/or their networks in a learning workshop

•    Have the partner organisations gain a clear understanding of the dynamics of accountability and being able to identify successful accountability mechanisms

•    Increase the capacity of partner organisations and networks by generating tailor-made accountability strategies and tools to hold duty bearers accountable (legislators, public policy makers, service providers, etc.)

3.2.1    Activities sharing and learning

•    Develop and conduct workshop(s) to share, discuss and validate the findings and analysis of the assessment including recommendations pertaining to accountability experiences and learnings from real cases with partner organisations and networks. Learnings on HRBA, and develop tailor made strategies

•    Develop workshop report on the outcome of the workshop; outcome of pre/post-test on HRBA/accountability mechanisms; drafted plans of accountability strategies for each partner organisation; further developed considerations of improvement and replication of best practices in terms of accountability mechanisms and structures within the Palestine context (considering the different accountability structure there are in place and the fragmentation of Palestine (East Jerusalem, Area C, and the rest of the West Bank and the Gaza strip) and ways to overcome the legal/political/geographical division while calling for realisation of women’s rights

3.3. Multi-stakeholder dialogue

•    Prepare and conduct tailor made multi-stakeholder dialogue(s) with partner organisation and network staff and identified relevant duty bearers and other relevant stakeholders for partner organisations and networks

3.3.1 Activities multi-stakeholder dialogue

•    Develop or strengthen already established accountability mechanism with partner organisations, networks and identified duty bearers at multiple levels

•    Report in English containing the development of the dialogues

4.    Deliverables
The consultancy will include the following deliverables:

•    Desk review of above listed documents

•    Work plan based on consultation with Kvinna till Kvinna on how to conduct the field visit - interviews - and workshops

•    Preparation of relevant workshop materials including workshop programme, power point presentations, pre-and post- questionnaire for participants to assess the learning acquired during the workshops and workshop hand-outs for group work

•    Facilitation of workshops with partner organisations, networks and duty bearers

•    Three reports in English with content as stated above

5.    Qualifications: Required skills and competencies

•    Education: University degree (MA, equivalent or higher education), preferably in human rights and gender as related to development, social science, law or other related disciplines

•    Experience: Sound knowledge and experience of human rights based approach and accountability mechanisms with gender focus or mainstreaming, at least three years per proven track record

•    Knowledge and experience Human rights based approach and its principles of accountability, anti-discrimination, transparency and participation; civil society
 
organisations work and mobilisation regarding gender equality and women’s empowerment, or other related disciplines; situation in Palestine and/or the Middle East when comes to women’s status in terms of human rights and security including the role of religion as a normative and legal framework

•    Ability to plan and meet requirements on time; excellent English and Arabic, verbal and writing communication skills, facilitation and training skills

6. Cost frame

Consultant fees shall be specified as fees per day including taxes, social security contributions and VAT. The tender shall state total value of tender, including expenses such as telephone, internet or postage and any expenses for travel related to the assignment.

Contracted consultant cannot further subcontract the assignment. In cases where the tender includes a team of consultants, their division of work shall be presented.

A minimum of 28 working days, divided between the thee steps of interventions, shall be spent in the field, divided within the different areas of the West Bank including East Jerusalem and Gaza should be indicated.

7. Required information

All expressions of interest should include:

•    CV(s) of the consultant(s) involved in the consultancy

•    Methodology and work plan for implementation of the assignment

•    Method of ensuring the quality of implementation of the assignment

•    Timeframe of the assignment in accordance with the points specified in this ToR

•    Fees incl. VAT with all expenses in accordance with notes under cost frame

•    References to previously completed studies like the assignment presented in this ToR

•    Example of previous assignment in line with this conducted by the evaluator

The expression of interest should be sent to Kvinna till Kvinna no later than 26 November 2017 to the following e-mail address: applications@kvinnatillkvinna.se indicate “accountability” in the subject

For questions and clarifications, please contact Ms. Maria Johansson on the following email address: maria.johansson@kvinnatillkvinna.se
 

NRC: Support Manager ( WB Area )

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors. 

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs 

Rights Respected, People Protected

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 counselling 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 organisations, we establish mechanisms for monitoring the needs of displaced Palestinians, and promoting community-owned solutions.
 
Role and responsibilities
Generic Responsibilities
 Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and handbooks and donor/auditor requirements and Implement anti-corruption policy
Line management for support staff such as Finance, HR & Admin and Logistics (incl. ICT)
Provide input on operational support  in proposal development, and coordinate and align operational support with programme plans
Responsible for ensuring quality support to project implementation.
Responsible for the strategic development of NRC West Bank support structures, technical systems, human resource capacity and allocation
Responsible for organisational learning related to programme and  support
Implement NRC’s financial, HR, administration and logistics systems, routines and procedures
Maintain overall budget control and monitor cash flows
Provide regular analysis and reports
Responsible for communication with external stakeholders, when and as required
Responsible for development of new area office specific technical SOPs, guidelines and tools
Responsible for organisational learning related to programme support
Responsible for technical capacity building of support staff
Maintain overview Donors deadline and insure deadlines are met.
Take on acting Area Manager (AM) responsibilities in AM’s absence, when and as required
Specific Responsibilities
·       Responsible for ensuring existing support team is trained to meet expanded responsibilities, and roll-out of new support structure
·       Ensure adequate and fit-for-purpose support strategy rooted in national staff capacity development;
·       Induction of program staff in support functions
·       Manage and ensure the qualitative monthly closure
·       Manage and ensure West Bank office end year routines
·       Ensure that all rules, regulations, routines, procedures, SOPs are accessible to and known by all staff;
Responsible for Staff care and welfare issues
Any other tasks as assigned by Area Manager
 
Our Ideal Candidate:
Minimum 4 years of experience in a senior management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context, and experience in working in a recovery context.
We are particularly looking for a strategic thinker who has proven experience managing resources to optimize results. They have a sound understanding of Palestine and excellent communication skills. They also have a solid knowledge of HR, finance and logistics routines in a humanitarian context. Fluency in written and verbal English is essential.
 
Additional Information:
Contract period: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Jerusalem, 12% travel within Palestine.
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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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 4th of November, 2017
stating FS Coordinator as the subject
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Programme Director - IHL Resource Centre in Jerusalem

Since 2004, Diakonia runs an International Humanitarian Law Resource Center (IHLRC) with the aim of increasing respect for international law. And now we are looking for a new Programme Director.

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, peace and justice in developing and crisis-ridden countries. Our mission is to change inequality, discrimination, unfair political, economic and social structures that generate poverty, oppression and violence.

Since 2004, Diakonia runs an International Humanitarian Law Resource Center (IHLRC) with the aim of increasing respect for international law, specifically IHL and IHRL, in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The IHLRC focuses on legal research and analysis, report production, advocacy and outreach, specifically addressing third State responsibility and accountability among the humanitarian and development communities. 

Type of employment:  1 year (with possibility for extension); this position will be expatriate/International employment.

Planned starting time: December 2017 (pending receipt of work permit)

Work place: Diakonia Country office for Israel/Palestine in Jerusalem

Main Responsibilities

The IHLRC Programme Director will manage a dynamic team of legal, policy, advocacy and programme management professionals. The Programme Director will lead the IHLRC in line with the 2017-2019 Diakonia IHLRC Strategy;mentor staff; conduct strategic communication with stakeholders at senior level, oversee production and implementation of annual work-plans; supervise legal research, legal reports; and publications and will oversee IHL/IHRL trainings, especially related to mainstreaming IHL into programming for donors, as well as local and international humanitarian and development actors.

In collaboration with the Deputy Director, Program Manager, Project Manager, and Legal Advisors, the Programme Director has the following responsibilities.

Management

Assume the overall responsibility to manage the IHLRC in accordance with the Diakonia delegation order.

Overall responsibility for the development and implementation of strategic plans, research and advocacy strategy and activities, as well as internal processes of the IHLRC.

Develop and maintain strategic relations with partner organizations. 

Provide the team with legal and related policy support and guidance.

Overall responsibility on IHLRC results to Donors and Diakonia.

Overall responsibility for budget control and management including operations and allocation of resources.

Overall responsibility over procurement of external consultants and experts.

Lead and mentor IHLRC personnel in alignment with pertinent Diakonia standards and procedures and Human Resource Handbook, including holding staff development talks, identifying competence and development needs, developing work plans and supervising overall programworkflow.

Liaison and Representation

Represent the IHLRC at a senior level in key regional and international networks.

Maintain and develop strategic contacts with relevant actors, including existing and potential back-donors, networks, partner organizations and like-minded organizations.

Develop and maintain network of policy makers, influencers and other strategic resources; build strategic relationships and conduct policy dialogue with senior diplomatic, humanitarian and development community and policy representatives, including the EU and UN levels in oPt/Israel, toward the end of encouraging stronger third state and party assumption of responsibility and assertion of IHL compliance and accountability.

Coordinate advocacy and external communications with Diakonia HQ, as well as with other strategic actors, collaborators and in opportune forums, both locally and internationally.

Resource Mobilisation

Build and maintain strategic relationships with existing donors and coordinate drafting of proposals/applications to expand programming and funding relationships with current and prospective donors and partners.

Liaise with current and prospective donors and partner organizations on issues relevant to legal and policy issues and programme development, including strategic priorities.

Supervise and approved production of concept notes, applications, objectives and indicators, budgets and financial follow-up documents.

Coordination with the Regional Office and Head Office

Work in close coordination with Diakonia’s Regional Office for the Middle East and Head Office in Stockholm to ensure that the IHLRC and its work integrate and reflect Diakonia’s corporate strategy and priorities, business processes, and work-flow.

Actively participate in the development of Diakonia’s Global IHL Programme, including by maintaining close communication with the Global IHL Advisor based at Head Office.

Actively participate in the development and use of internal Diakonia processes with respect to gender mainstreaming and advocacy. 

Qualifications
 

Law degree with specialization in International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law and/or International Criminal Law. License to practice law and legal practice, as well as extensive IHL and occupation law experience preferred.

At least seven years of combined legal, advocacy, and/or diplomatic experience.

A minimum of four years of successful managerial experience.

Experience working at the field-level in crisis and politically sensitive environments.

Track record of resource mobilisation and strategic engagement with donors.

Expertise in strategy and programme development.

Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

Excellent analytical and drafting skills.

Solid understanding of the Israel-Palestinian conflict, including relevant legal matters, as well as advocacy, humanitarian and development policies preferred.

Application

Interested candidates are invited to apply by sending an updated CV which has a list of at least three references along with a cover letter explaining their interest in the position to the following e-mail address: vacancies.jerusalem@diakonia.se no later than October 31, 2017.

Incomplete applications will be dismissed and only short-listed candidates will contacted.

WVI: Procurement Officer

Job Vacancy 

Procurement Officer

Deadline for application: 20 October 2017

PURPOSE OF POSITION
Procurement of materials, works and services to ensure required supply needs are satisfied at lowest total cost to World Vision and at the time required by the requester and of the quality identified on the order/contract.  Appropriately and accurately perform and leverage market analysis to support Procurement decisions.  Perform strategic sourcing activities as requested in line with the procurement and implementation plans and execute transactional order processing from request to pay. Identity suppliers for specific areas of spend through market research and intelligence


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Execute the procurement process for designated areas  of spend for categories under contract and not on contract for all areas of spend

    Work with ADPs, areas, programs, projects and other departments to ensure clear specification of requirements. 
    Insure specifications in item catalogue are maintained and accurate
    Receive purchase request from internal customers
    Review purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy and identify sources of supply if needed.
    Identify suppliers to fill requisitions in accordance with approved supplier management policies
    Issue tenders and provide analysis of tenders to include technical recommendations for Procurement Committee
    Generate Purchase Order from selected and approved suppliers
    Use processes that ensure that contractual terms and conditions are met during order request and processing for the purchase of materials and services
    Maintain good level of public relations with outside suppliers as well as strong partnership with internal users
    Advise and seek approval of internal customers of modifications from original requests.
    Facilitates across all parties the timely resolution of issues that could impact meeting the needs of the requestor and communities.
    Consolidates all required documentation for presentation to Finance for timely supplier payment for materials and services delivered.
    Coordinate and facilitate the timely fulfillment of the PO with ADPs, requesting departments, suppliers, and Logistics function ( if needed)  to ensure appropriate receiving and order fulfillment
    Identify alternative supply sources for materials / services not under contract
    Work with Logistics to ensure safe delivery and receipt of ordered materials
    Resolve conflicts with deliveries and suppliers
Support HUB Leader and NO SCM Lead in the planning 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
•    Quality reviews to insure technical compliance by suppliers
Supplier Management
    Manage day-to-day supplier relationship and performance for assigned commodities
Performance Measurement Execution, Analysis and Reporting
•    Track and analyze procurement performance and savings against established target levels (KPI’s and PO Savings tracking tool
•    Support SCM performance monthly to Hub Leader and NO Leadership
•    Support continuous improvement in Procurement through monitoring of Procurement Progress Reports and Procurement monthly tracking  reports
•    Maintain and update critical NO procurement data (item master, supplier master
•    Ensure the submission on all suppliers for Block Party Screening to Hub Analyst


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    University degree in Business Administration, Social Science, Procurement or similar degree
    Professional Qualification preferred, partly CIPS qualified preferred
    At least 3 years’ experience in purchasing
    Good Supply Chain Management expertise
    Good skills in English
    Knowledge of the 7-Step Sourcing Process
    Negotiation experience
    Contract Management experience
    Basic knowledge of local legal positions for contracts
    Ability to analyse and report on Supply Chain Management and financial metrics
    Understanding and ability to perform of market analysis, supplier evaluation, total cost of ownership analysis, category strategy development & implementation
    Good communication skills
    Technical skills in computing and using standard software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Internet)
    Proven problem analysis and decision making skills
    Ability to work in a team
    Position is based in Jerusalem/West Bank

Work Environment
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 5% of the time.   


CORE CAPABILITIES 

1.    Select 3-4 priority core capabilities that are the most critical for this position.

☒ 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. 
 


To apply, please visit: https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/supply-chain/procurement-officer/8595

World Vision is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,  gender identity, or  disabilities
 

MDM Spain: Community Worker

KEY INFORMATION


SUMMARY

GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE OF INTERVENTION
 


ORGANIZATION CHART

FUNCTIONS

Executive Level
-    Support the Psychosocial Coordinator in the definition of the project standards.
-    Support and follow up the implementation of MdM-S PSS intervention in the targeted areas.
-    Collect data from the communities and gather inputs for rolling out standards, methods and tools.
-    Ensure that MdM-S PSS Tools and Procedures are implemented and updated.
-    Support in the revision of the PSS procedures and the development of new procedures as required by the Psychosocial Coordinator/Mental Health Advisor.
-    Participate in the referral system by referring cases to appropriate structures.
-    Support the Psychosocial Coordinator/Mental Health Advisor on PSS programming and drawing up new project proposals.
-    Support in the identification of PSS advocacy issues.
-    Collect relevant information and collaborate in the Advocacy report elaboration.
-    Implementation and regularly update of the project intervention database(s).
-    Contribute in the preparation of projects activities and annual budgets.
Developing PSS Standards and Tools
-    Gather input for program development and monitoring, rolling out standards, methods and tools.
-    Define and contribute to the improvement of shared PSS programming standards.
-    Ensure that MDM-S standards and tools for the implementation of PSS programs are developed and remain updated based on MDM-S programming practice and international standards.
-    Implement MDM-S quality standards and PSS minimum standards.
-    Stimulate and monitor PSS programming.
Developing and Implementing Training
-    Design and provide briefings, ToT and tailored trainings where needed for program staff, partners, relevant stakeholders and volunteers.
-    Design of training, M&E and data collection tools for the training implementation.
-    Check, support and follow up the training workshop by using observations and interviews to verify that learning objectives were met.
-    Plan, implement and evaluate training courses on MdM-S PSS methodology, which involves creative tools such as games, fine art, art-therapy, music-therapy, audio-visuals, group discussion, demonstrations, and practice sessions with feedback and role play.
-    Ensure that all training requirements are met as outlined by MdM-S training of trainers (ToT) guidelines.
-    Provide recommendations to the PM when necessary on recruitment of potential facilitators.
-    Develop training reports and progress report per trainee.
Capacity Building
-    Provide ongoing support, guidance and advice to program staff in the field of PSS.
-    Provide recommendations to the Psychosocial Coordinator/Mental Health Advisor when necessary on recruitment of potential facilitators and volunteers.
 

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World Vision Jerusalem – West Bank-Gaza: Supply Chain Team Lead

Location: Jerusalem
Deadline for application: 15 October 2017 

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.   

 


 

NPA: Announcement for organisational review consultant

Norwegian People's Aid - Palestine is in process to conduct an organizational review of the Union of Palestinian Women Committees (UPWC) in Palestine (in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip). 
NPA is looking for a consultancy firm/team of consultants from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 
Qualified international and/or local consultants whether individuals or firms can contact Norwegian People's Aid to obtain a copy of the terms of reference using the following address:

Norwegian People's Aid -Palestine
Tel: +970 8 262 8770, 8 262 8772
Fax: +970 8 262 8779
Rasheed Street, Rimal, Gaza City
2nd floor, Beirut Tower,
Email: Palestine@npaid.org 


Please consider the following: 
•    The offer should include proposed methodology and detailed timetable in addition to price in U.S. Dollars (VAT included).
•    Proposal in English to be submitted by hand, fax or email to Norwegian People's Aid, Gaza Rasheed Street, Rimal, 2nd floor, Beirut Tower
•    All communication should be addressed palestine@npaid.org with the subject line: “Organisational Review - UPWC”. 
•    Deadline: COB Tuesday 10th of October 2017.

Please make sure that your proposal includes: 
•    Overview of the company and its expertise in doing organisational reviews and external evaluations. 
•    Previous experience in the field or related fields.
•    CVs of the experts who will carry out the tasks included in the terms of reference.

World Council of Churches (WCC): 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 socio-political 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 rganising 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.


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
•    A valid driving license for Israel and the West Bank is required. Having a car is a plus.

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.

WCC recruits on the basis of its equal opportunities and non-discriminatory employment policies.


Deadline for applications:  15 October 2017

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


 

NRC: Logistics 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 counselling 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 organisations, we establish mechanisms for monitoring the needs of displaced Palestinians, and promoting community-owned solutions.
Overview:
The purpose of the Logistic Coordinator is to be responsible that the logistic set up is according to NRC standard and to support programme/project implementation both in the field offices and in the NRC country Office.
 
Role and responsibilities
Generic Responsibilities
1.    Ensure that country set up comply with Logistical Handbook, NRC policies and donor requirements.
2.    Implement NRC’s logistics systems and procedures.
3.    Training and support of line managers and staff with logistical responsibilities.
4.    Technical line to Area Logistics Staff.
5.    Ensure anti-corruption focus in procedures and trainings.
6.    Establish filing systems/archives according to NRC standards in all offices.
7.    Initiate and maintain necessary leases, licenses and contracts with relevant authorities and suppliers.
8.    Provide regular analysis and reports including but not limited to marker surveys, price list etc.
9.    Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.
10.    Establish NRC Procurement plan both for Field offices and the country office and oversee its implementations.
Specific Responsibilities
•    The Logistics Coordinator will strengthen and consolidate the Country Logistics Department with special emphasis on supply chain management, transportation and fleet management, warehousing, and asset management.
•    Ensure that adequate logistic management routines and systems are in place and institutionalized, and that NRC’s Logistic Guidelines are adhered to in the whole Palestine programme
•    Contribute to the assessment of the need for NRC’s presence in the country and the identification of appropriate strategies to address these needs in a rapid and cost effective manner.
•    Ensure timely and high-quality procurement of goods and services, develop and supervise distribution plans for procured materials;
•    Further develop the Procedures in line with NRC’s policies on Finance, Transport, Logistics and Human Resources/Administration
•    Supervise, Train and technical manager logistics staff in Palestine
•    Participate in recruitment, training and capacity building of relevant NRC support staff.
•    Ensure the best use of NRC’s human resources and ensure optimal team work and team spirit.
•    Ensure that reporting deadlines are met.
•    Actively participate in coordination mechanisms involving UN agencies, other NGOs, government authorities, and local organizations and report back on the discussions and outcomes.
•    Any other relevant tasks assigned by the HoS
•    Overview of NRC Asset Registry including spot checks and physical checks.
 
Our Ideal Candidate:
3-5 years of operational experience from working in a senior Logistics role in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience with other NGO’s and different donors from the INGO sector. 
Interest in and knowledge with IT and creating smart systems. Innovative person who is willing to create different solutions and systems for work effectiveness.
The person in this position will focus at ensuring compliance with the Logistics regulations and procedures in Palestine country office, and ensure proper implementation for them.
Ability to work in teams and collaborate with different people.
Must have strong communication skills, written and oral, be able to communicate effectively, produce reports, and present solutions. 
Advanced computer skills, Hebrew language is an asset.
 
Additional Information:
Contract period: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Jerusalem, 30% travel to Gaza.

NRC: ICT 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 counselling 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 organisations, we establish mechanisms for monitoring the needs of displaced Palestinians, and promoting community-owned solutions.
Overview:
The ICT Coordinator for the NRC Palestine Country Office is responsible for ensuring all NRC Global & Local ICT policies and guidelines are implemented and to ensure the efficient and cost effective set-up, support, security and maintenance of all ICT software and hardware
The supported technologies include but are not limited to: wired and wireless networks, storage systems, Microsoft Active Directory, Windows OS, MS Office suites, Citrix, end user workstations, laptops and various proprietary and commercial software applications and hardware.
Role and responsibilities
Generic Responsibilities
1.    Accountable for adherence to NRC policies, guidance, procedures and the Global ICT Strategy.
2.    Responsible to analyse the needs and to develop clear country specific ICT requirements and plans.
3.    Responsible for ICT management, control systems and implementation of ICT Handbook, policies, guidance, procedures, and data protection requirements.
4.    Responsible for timely and high quality delivery of ICT hardware, software and services to the country programme.
5.    Delegation of tasks and responsibilities to ICT staff.
6.    Contribute to innovation and advancement of ICT globally in NRC through pilots at CO level.
7.    Contribute to programme quality and effectiveness by identifying relevant ICT tools.
8.    Responsible for risk analysis related to ICT, mitigation and reporting to the CMG as appropriate.
9.    Responsible for skills gap and capacity building to ensure that all staff has the necessary level of knowledge on NRC’s ICT information systems.
10.    Responsible for high quality and timely reports to the Country Management Group (CMG), Regional and Head Office to contribute to better decision making regarding the ICT ambition and capacity at Country Level.
Specific Responsibilities
1.    Regularly revise the NRC Palestine ICT Policy so that it remains relevant to NRC’s work and context in Palestine as well as to the NRC global ICT Strategy and policy/governance document.
2.    Develop further and continue the roll out and evaluation of ICT training for all NRC Palestine staff.
3.    Provide input for country program Operating Budgets, ensuring ICT initiatives are adequately funded.
4.    Manage the discussions and input from ICT into the development and roll out of ICT solutions to support NRC Palestine based programmes and support units.
5.    Support NRC’s commitment to technically sound and evidence-based program design, monitoring and evaluation via the use of technology
6.    Agresso Focal point
7.    Track and Monitor NRC Assets registry including Asset transfer and Donation
8.    Advise NRC’s senior leadership team on strategic technology trends, needs and opportunities
 
Our Ideal Candidate:
Minimum 3 years’ experience from working as an ICT Officer or Coordinator in complex contexts.
Experience with creating standard operation procedures (SOP’s), and rules and regulations.
A proactive person who is able to start work scratch, and solid experience with IT technologies.
The person in this position will focus at ensuring compliance with the ICT regulations and procedures in Palestine country office, and ensure proper implementation for them.
Ability to work in teams and collaborate with different people.
Must have strong communication skills, written and oral, be able to communicate effectively, produce reports, and present solutions. 
Advanced computer skills, and knowledge of office 365 is an asset.
 
Additional Information:
Contract period: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
Duty station: Jerusalem, 30% travel to Gaza.
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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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.