OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
In April 2012, UNESCO and the Government of Sweden signed an agreement related to the project entitled: “Local Development through the Rehabilitation and Revitalization of the Historic Environment in Palestine”, to improve the quality of life of marginalized communities through the rehabilitation and revitalization of cultural heritage sites and historic urban centres. More specifically, the project, which is carried out in partnership with four Palestinian Cultural Heritage Organizations, aims at:
- Preserving the Palestinian cultural heritage and its adaptive reuse to provide communal services.
- Contributing to local economic development in Palestine through generating permanent and temporary employment.
- Building technical capacities and raising awareness in the field of cultural heritage preservation for local councils, municipalities, architects, contractors, and staff of the partnering organizations.
- Raising awareness about the values of cultural heritage for individuals and community groups.
During its implementation, the project has already contributed to the rehabilitation of 65 historic sites in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip along with creating 90,000 working days as temporary job opportunities through the rehabilitation process.
JOB SUMMARY, REQUIRED AND DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Under the overall authority of the Head of Office and the direct supervision of the Head of the Culture Unit, the following duties will be assumed:
- Provide support for the implementation of the project “Local Development through the Rehabilitation and Revitalization of the Historic Environment in Palestine”.
- Under the guidance of the Project Coordinator, assist in undertaking duties with specific reference to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) tasks and update of work plans.
- Assist in drafting reports including implementation status reports, project completion reports and other relevant updates and reviews, as well as prepare Terms of Reference (ToRs) for project activity contracts.
- Timely and efficient preparation of project communication visibility write-ups and visual materials to be posted on website and Facebook of the office on a monthly basis or after significant events.
- Assist in organizing project related meetings and prepare a draft summary of the discussions as well as follow-up on action points.
- Assist in the Culture Unit’s thematic and programmatic planning processes.
- Any other duties
BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS
UNESCO’s salaries are paid in local currency. Other benefits include up to 30 days annual leave per annum prorated. An additional allowance of 15% is payable towards medical insurance and pension, upon provision of proof of enrolment.
- University degree in culture-related fields (e.g. Architecture, Urban Planning, Cultural Heritage Studies).
- At least 4 years of experience in the implementation of cultural heritage conservation projects, in particular donor-funded projects and/or UN projects is required. Experience in UNESCO-led projects is an asset.
- Good understanding of the project cycle including M&E tasks.
- Proven ability to work effectively in a team and to maintain effective working relationships particularly in a multicultural environment, multi-stakeholder setting, from national government to grass-root levels.
- Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English and good knowledge (written and spoken) of Arabic.
- Results focused, excellent planning, and organizational skills.
- High communication and networking skills, including the ability to prepare, present and discuss findings and recommendations on issues clearly and concisely.
- Advanced skills in MS Office programmes (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Explorer), Adobe In Design, Illustrator and Photoshop. Knowledge of GIS is an asset.
- Proof of valid ID card/permit that allows you to work in Ramallah will be requested for shortlisted candidates.
- Master degree in Culture-related fields
- Knowledge of the Palestinian context, including civil society (e.g. NGOs), in particular cultural heritage related issues, management and conservation.
- Ability to work in a self-directed manner on agreed assignments while maintaining excellent results as per agreed timelines.
UNESCO is committed to promote Gender Equality within its Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. To apply, please send your UN P11 together with a one page cover letter which has a summary of your reasons for applying, relevant experience for the position and justification why you are the ideal candidate Apply Now-تقدم الان لهذه الوظيفة button below
Link to UN P11 form
Please label the email subject line “UNESCO - Assistant Project Coordinator”
The deadline for submission is Sunday 15 June 2018 at midnight (Ramallah time).
A written examination, in addition to a competency-based oral interview will be used in the evaluation of candidates. Please note that UNESCO is a non-smoking organisation.