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Oxfam is committed to ridding the world of poverty. We have a conviction that people are well capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so. Which is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve the public also in our work. Within the Oxfam confederation we work together as 19 Oxfam affiliates, with the final aim to end the injustice of poverty.
Oxfam invites applications from experienced candidates with strong analytical skills and conceptual paths for the following position:
Gender Justice Project Officer (PO)
40 hrs per week (100%) for one year
Renewable subject to funding and performance
Estimated start date: ASAP
Based in Jerusalem
with frequent travel to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
Purpose of the job:
The PO will contribute towards achieving Oxfams Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel (OPTI) Country Strategy objectives. Under Oxfams Gender Justice programme concretely the PO will manage two conflict and fragility projects on Women Peace and Security (WPS) one in the OPTI and the other as part of a MENA regional project- funded by the Dutch and the British Governments respectively.
The PO reports directly to the Gender Justice Programme Manager.
Main tasks and responsibilities:
Project management (70%):
You will coordinate the planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities, including field visits, according to the approved project proposals, budgets, and action plans;
You will provide technical support including capacity building to Oxfams implementing partners (NGOs and CBOs) and facilitate and/or arrange for external technical support if required in close consultation with the Gender Justice Program Manager;
You will ensure that narrative and financial reporting and other donor requirements (such as audits) are met in line with donor agreements and Oxfam policies and routing procedures as advised by the Institutional Funding staff;
You will oversee budget disbursal in line with the agreed action plans, targets, and deadlines in close coordination with the Financial Officer/s;
You will initiate and facilitate activities concerning knowledge & information management and exchange with implementing partners to strengthen the effectiveness and implementation of the projects based on lessons learned;
You will coordinate and facilitate project meetings and field visits at the country level with project partners and related stakeholders;
You will ensure that the (digital) archiving of the project activities is correctly done and maintained.
You will ensure that programmes and activities adhere to Oxfam Country Strategy, MENA region Gender Justice Strategy, and Gender Justice Backbone Document.
You will follow up on partners activities under the programmes and hold regular meetings to discuss partnership.
Contribute to the development of Gender Justice programmes and proposals to institutional donors (20%)
You will engage in proactive fundraising, programme development and submissions to institutional donors in line with Oxfams programme cycle; together with Oxfams partner organizations and key stakeholders in full coordination with the Gender Justice Manager and Institutional Funding staff and other relevant Oxfam staff.
Manage the relationship with Internal External Stakeholders (10%)
You will represent Oxfams work on Gender Justice and Conflict and Fragility both internally and externally;
You will coordinate with a range of internal and external stakeholders and allies to ensure that the implementation of the two projects are complimentary to and in line with Oxfams OPTI country strategy and Oxfams Gender Justice Strategy in the MENA region;
When required, you will prepare stories, presentations and/or input for any other written materials for external communication on the projects and communicate complex information to a wide audience;
Advanced academic degree in development studies, social sciences or related field, specialization in gender and/or Womens studies
At least 5 years of work experience in the field of development & humanitarian cooperation preferably with an I/NGO in similar contexts;
At least 3 years of work experience in Gender Justice programmes/projects.
Knowledge of the context in OPTI, more specifically civil society context and space.
Commitment to a rights-based approach and gender equality;
Solid understanding of gender concepts and latest developments in Gender Justice policy and practice and proven experience in using different gender analysis frameworks and tools;
Experience in organisational analysis & partnership with local civil society organizations, grant management & program development and monitoring, evaluation and learning to support development programs.
Experience and knowledge of project cycle management, including monitoring, technical and financial reporting;
Extensive experience (at least 3 years) with donor contract management with complex coordination and reporting structures/processes
Demonstrated ability to manage workflows and balance competing priorities
Proven experience of successful capacity building
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent level of spoken and written in English and Arabic.
Excellent social skills and demonstrated ability to be a team player
Ability to work in multi-cultural team
Travel to Gaza and the West Bank on a regular basis.
Knowledgeable about the key issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with particularly on its impact on womens rights and gender justice.
Experience and knowledge on gender in conflict and crisis affected contexts.
Knowledge and experience of Oxfams programme work and approaches
Knowledge of partner assessments and management
Experience in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Experience in gender mainstreaming and accountability of gender in emergencies;
Experience in Gender Mainstreaming throughout the programme cycle
The employee will be contracted by Oxfam with a competitive, fair and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. Salary range ILS 126,309 189,463 gross per annum, for a 40 hour contract. Salary offered will be subject to funding available and competences.
Applications in writing (English) with full curriculum vitae to
to the attention of Chris Eijkemans, Country Director and quoting job title before May 25th, 2017.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted