PARC: Project Technical Coordinator

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


About the Association:

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


About the Vacancy:

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


See full Job Description as below

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

hr@pal-arc.org

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

Qualifications:


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


Requires Skills


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


Main Purpose of the position and key Tasks & Responsibilities:

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

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

Specifically, the Agricultural Project Coordinator will:


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

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

hr@pal-arc.org

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