within the Project: Fostering socio-economic empowerment and protection of vulnerable Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem – Phase II, co-funded by the European Union (ENI/2018/397-539) The International Committee for the Development of Peoples (CISP) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1983 and having its headquarters in Italy. CISP is working in Palestine through humanitarian and development interventions, among which the project ”Fostering socio-economic empowerment and protection of vulnerable Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem – Phase II”, co-funded by the European Union and implemented by CISP in partnership with Burj Al-Luqluq Social Center Society.
The Project aims at empowering Palestinian civil society and strengthening the resilience of Palestinian residents of Jerusalem. Recreational opportunities, psychosocial support sessions, sport courses, remedial classes, leadership and civic engagement workshops are offered in two community centers in the Old City, addressing the local children, youth and women’ unmet social needs. In addition, the project aims at contributing to youth and women’ economic empowerment by offering vocational trainings and by setting the basis for financial sustainability of local microbusinesses. Finally, it aims to improve quality, effectiveness and sustainability of the partner organization trough capacity building activities.
Estimated starting date: March 2020
Duration: 12 months renewable. This is a full-time position.
Purpose of the function:
To support CISP Project Manager and Administrator in the general project management and monitoring, including logistics and administrative tasks.
Duties and responsibilities:
1. Regularly review and when needed update project’ workplans; closely monitor the day-to-day implementation of plans by a direct and frequent presence in the community centres in Jerusalem where the social and economic empowerment activities take place.
2. Strongly contribute to the monitoring, evaluation and learning processes. Pro-actively identify and organize the necessary adjustments in the implementation and tools to ensure and document that tasks are performed according to agreed methodologies, qualitative and quantitative targets are met as per agreed indicators, and objectives are timely achieved.
3. Facilitate communication and coordination between CISP office and the partner’ project team.
4. Provide inputs for the effective implementation of the project and contribute identifying, facilitating and, if needed, monitoring capacity building processes for partners. Highlight any issues while proactively propose steps for improvement.
5. Facilitate networking and synergy building between partners and relevant external actors and stakeholders of the project, especially in East Jerusalem, with the aim of improving effectiveness.
6. Ensure that narrative reporting and other requirements related to contract management are met, in line with donor agreements and CISP’s policies and procedures. Be responsible to compile monthly narrative reports, timely collecting the necessary quantitative and qualitative data in close coordination with the partner’ project team.
7. Support the documentation of knowledge & information generated throughout the project in coordination with implementing partners.
8. Support the Project Coordinator and the Administrator in procurement activities, tendering, and any other logistic and administrative task, applying and following the organization and the donor’ policies and procedures, as well as the technical requirements of the project.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
• Demonstrated professional experience in managing cooperation projects within an NGO or INGO in Palestine, in projects focusing on:
- capacity building for CSOs aiming at improving internal organization, management and self-sustainability.
- children, youth and women’ empowerment and protection trough social engagement activities, education, psychosocial support.
- promotion of microbusinesses and small income generating activities.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in designing and leading monitoring, evaluation and learning processes, including impact measurement.
• Previous working experience in East Jerusalem and sound knowledge of the context-related dynamics for cooperation and community-based work.
• Mother-tongue (or equivalent level) of Arabic language. Excellent spoken and written English.
• Understanding and knowledge of human rights law and rights-based approach.
• Conceptual and practical knowledge of women’s rights and gender justice as well as child protection principles.
• Excellent social and mediation skills.
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and in a position requiring flexibility, combining desk/office work and intense field presence.
• University degree in business administration, economics, social sciences, international relations, or related discipline.
• Knowledge of EU, Italian Cooperation, UN and/or other international agencies/donors’ rules and regulations, funding and management systems, administrative and procurement procedures.
• Knowledge of Hebrew and Italian languages.
• Experience / skills in procurement procedures and tendering.
• Experience in project’ financial management, budgeting, forecasts and use of accounting software.
• Experience in organizational analysis and partnership building with civil society organizations.