PREMIERE-URGENCE INTERNATIONALE (PUI) is an international, non-religious and non-profit French organization intervening in 20 countries worldwide to provide a global response on the fundamental needs to victims of humanitarian crisis from the emergency to the restoration of their autonomy and dignity.
PUI received generous fund from British Council – Cultural Protection Fund- to implement a project titled: “Protection, Preservation and Promotion of Gaza Strip Historical Archaeological Sites”.
For that purpose, PUI is seeking for Archaeological Sites Manager
Duration: 26 months
Starting Date: 06th December 2017
Tasks and responsibilities:
Selection of skilled and unskilled workers to work on the sites:
- Assist M & E officer in selecting skilled and unskilled workers,
- Participate in the selection committee for skilled and unskilled workers
Implementation & Supervision of works on the targeted archaeological sites:
- To manage on a daily basis the worker teams who will intervene on the sites of Tell Umm el-Amr and Jabalyah, to keep a daily attendance sheet of their presence on the sites in close collaboration with senior field officer,
- To check their work, to guide them and to advise technicians,
- To ensure that the rule of art is respected in terms of restoration, archeology, setting up modern structures on the site
- To monitor technically the good implementation of projects and operations in close collaboration with PUI M & E manager,
- To follow the work of the external companies which will intervene on the sites of Tell Umm el-Amr and Jabalyah in close collaboration with PUI senior field officer,
- To assist in their task, action, training the various specialists who will intervene on the site (size of the stone, mosaic, painted plaster, archeology)
- To participate in the various projects put in place by the different specialists and to replace them if necessary (stone size, mosaic, painted plaster, archeology)
- If necessary, ensure the translation between the various stakeholders (specialists, workers, students, partners, external stakeholders)
- In close collaboration with PUI logistic and security manager, ensure the safety and integrity of the various specialists (stone cutting, mosaic, painted plaster, archeology)
- Accompany the various specialists in the installation of their accommodation.
- Attend site meetings
- Keep a daily follow up of different works implemented in the two targeted sites through photography in close collaboration with PUI’s photographer,
- Ensure that the work of the guards is well executed
- Keep flexibility in working hours in order to lead the best achievements.
Capacity building training sessions:
- Participate in the selection of new graduates to work as interns within PUI for this project,
- Guide them for field work and build their capacity in archaeology field and heritage protection,
Coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders:
- To be in contact with the agents of MoTA after having kept informed PUI and EBAF.
- Make the necessary contacts at the request of the various stakeholders and specialists in close coordination with GSFC,
- In close collaboration with PUI GSFC, keep contact with UNISCO representatives,
Advocacy and Media contact:
- Organize awareness sessions on the importance of cultural heritage in GS for local communities,
- Organizing onsite visits for pupils, students and general public,
- Participate in training sessions for “Recording and archiving of cultural heritage” and assist trainers as needed,
- Assist in providing photos and simple progress reports on works implemented in the two targeted sites for the Facebook page of the project,
- Participate in all visits to the sites with local authorities, donors, international communities,
- Assist in the organization of the inauguration ceremonies in close collaboration with PUI logistic and security manager,
- Do not undertake an interview with a journalist without permission from PUI and EBAF in relation to the project,
- Never engage the responsibility of PUI and EBAF without prior authorization,
- To find the materials and materials necessary for the good realization of the project,
- In close collaboration with PUI logistic and security manager; organize the purchase of materials and equipment necessary for the successful completion of the project,
- Advise the logistic and security manager on the technical site of any procurement,
- To report the different progress of the projects on a daily basis to GSFC and EBAF representatives,
- Participate in reporting process for monthly, quarterly and annual reports
Required knowledge and skills:
- Minimum 15 years of relevant experiences in the protection and preservation of cultural heritage notably in archaeological sites: excavation, restoration, painting, stone cutting, etc
- Proven experiences in restoration of pottery and capacity building skills,
- Previous experiences in advocacy and raising awareness on cultural heritage,
- Fluency in Arabic language and English or French language is desired,
- Previous experiences working with International institutions in the field of archaeology and cultural heritage,
- Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member.
- Ability to independently organize work and prioritize tasks.
- Professionalism, presentation, communication and networking skills.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Ability to work with various partners, in a spirit of openness, and with adaptable communications strategies.
- Ability to write reports and follow-up execution of projects’ activities.
- Self-motivated, diplomat, honest, highly responsible, and punctual.
- Computer skills, in particular MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Project and the Internet.
Salary & application process:
PUI provides a work environment that reflects the values of integrity, diversity and gender equality.
PUI is caring to offer a remuneration and benefits package commensurate to the Palestinian labor market.
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit a cover letter and a detailed resume including 2 professional supervisory references (whom we may contact).
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please submit your application before November 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM, by sending an email to: