The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation: Project Officer

The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Jerusalem is looking for a Project Office (Architect/Engineer) to be recruited in Gaza within the framework of the program “Strengthening Early Urban Recovery in Gaza”. The present Initiative aims at improving the living conditions of Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip contributing to the implementation of the National Early Recovery Reconstruction Plan of Gaza (NERPP). The Project represents the fulfilment of Italy’s pledge in the occasion of Cairo Conference for Gaza Reconstruction. 
The expected results of the project are:
1.    refurbishment of 17 buildings partially damaged in Al Nada Neighborhood, part of Al Nada Residential Complex
2.    rehabilitation of 4 buildings severely damaged in Al Nada Neighborhood, part of Al Nada Residential Complex
3.    construction of approximately 170 new housing units organized in 28 buildings GF+3 in Al Nada Neighborhood
4.    requalification of 56.087 m2 of urban in Al Nada neighborhood
5.    reconstruction of the building “Italian Mall”

Job title     Project Officer
Type of Contract    Local Consultant
Duration    10 months Full Time – renewable (2 months probation period)
Duty station    Gaza City
Travelling requirements     Gaza Strip and Jerusalem (in case clearance is obtained)
Job objectives
    Under the responsibility of AICS Jerusalem Office Representative and the Head of Program, the recruited Project Officer shall: 
    Coordinate all activities for the achievement of the expected results in collaboration and under the supervision of AICS
    Collect all necessary data, information and documents from local institutions and offices necessary for the implementation of the project required
    Maintain, upon request coordination with the technical team of the Ministry of Public Works in Gaza and with all other involved parties such as: the contractors, UNOPS and any other entity upon AICS Jerusalem request
    Attend weekly works-site meetings on behalf of AICS and prepare Minute of Meetings
    Monitor the construction sites on a frequent base and in any case following the schedule and workplan agreed with AICS Jerusalem
    Check working site progress sheets, compliance with GRM procedures about material supply and all documents related to the progress of works  prepared by the contractor
    Deliver weekly reports about working sites progress addressed to the Head of Program, highlighting concerns, solutions to problems and planned works
    Contribute on reports writing and provide translation from Arabic  into English of relevant documents and during meetings to the Head of Program 

Required qualifications    
    Minimum Master’s Degree in Architecture and/or Civil Engineering and or/ Managerial Engineering
    At least 5 years of relevant professional experience on the sector of architectural design and/or engineering
    Al least 2 years of experience in managing and/or monitoring construction projects
    Valid Driving license
    At least 2 years of relevant experience on working with INGOs and/or International Agencies

Skills        Proven experience on works-site supervision and construction project management, especially in Gaza
    Knowledge of GRM procedures and obligations is considered preferable
    Developed skills in report writing and communication and presentation
    Capacity of elaborate and update work plans, preferably using MS Project and/or Primavera

Language Required    Very good knowledge of Arabic language (European level C2)
Good knowledge of English language (European Level C1)

    Please send to a Motivation Letter and an your updated CV using the  EuroPass format (downloadable from: 

    Application Deadline: 15th June 2017 at 12.00 am (UTC +2)

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their candidacy