Community Mobilizer

الوصف الوظيفي
I.  Position Information
 
Title: Community Mobilizer
Position Number:
Project: Achieving Planning and Land Rights in Area C, West Bank
Reports to: Sr. Urban Programme Officer
Direct Reports: Sr. Urban Programme Officer under the Head of Country Programme
Position Level: SB4/2
Duty Station: Ramallah
Duration of Initial Contract: 6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment:1 year (Renewal is based on performance and availability of funds)
 
II. Job Purpose and Organizational Context
 
The Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People (SHSPPP) (UN-Habitat, Palestine) is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Project Coordinator/Community and Gender Mobilizer, under the overall guidance of the team leader and the direct supervision of Sr. Urban Programme Officer. As this position is related to Achieving of Planning and Land Rights in Area C of the West Bank project in the occupied Palestinian territory with an expected duration of 4 years, the Service Contract extension will be conditioned to satisfactory performance evaluation as well as availability of funding under the project.
 
Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible of coordinating project activities, with focus on field activities related to community and gender mobilization with the ultimate goal of building resilience through people’s methodology. Furthermore, s/he will support in managing transactions and operations activities related to work and keep records of budget expenditures. 
 
The incumbent will initiate and coordinate external partnerships and joint resource mobilization efforts for follow-up or new related work, and provide strategic guidance on effective, quality and timely UN support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially Goal 11, and the New Urban Agenda. S/he is expected to contribute in managing knowledge management and capacity development activities in and outside the UN System and ensure efficient and effective substantive coordination support to work activities while ensure adherence to organizational policies and procedures. 
 
III. Functions / Key Results Expected/ Responsibilities
 
The incumbent will contribute to building up and maintaining a network of local organizations and professionals working on planning, land, and housing related matters, liaise with relevant counterparts with the Palestinian Authority, sister UN Agencies and project partners on project activities, as requested by the supervisor. More specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for:
  1. Community and gender mobilization: Support gender mainstreaming in all related land mapping interventions, and during the design and implementation phases of project activities to ensure effective involvement of women and youth in all participatory activities related to this project through the implementation of a specific gender strategy;
2) Project communications: Ensure clear, coherent and consistent communication about the strategic focus and activities of the project, support media relations, developing and managing media outreach plans as required, and support advocacy efforts and field visits on regular basis, and establish networks with all relevant stakeholder (through regular meetings, workshops and conferences), and work closely with local implementing partners during the design, implementation, management of interventions in Area C and beyond;
3) Contribute to sustainable development and territorial economic development: Encourage new patterns of field work, and protect existing natural and cultural heritage and historical sites and promote livelihood development and encourage land-based finance tools, and promote proper investment in the local communities; and
4) Knowledge management and reporting along with other tasks that may be required: Leading on specific technical initiatives at the request of the supervisor at UN-Habitat, including the contribution to country, regional, and headquarters reports.  
 
IV. Impact of Results 
 
In alignment with the Palestine (National) Policy Agenda (2017-2022) that seeks a ‘citizen-centric’ development path, interventions and priorities identified in the UNDAF (2018-2022) related to housing and urban development in Palestine have been grouped under two strategic priorities, with the bulk of interventions under Strategic Priority 1: supporting Palestine’s path to independence, where the geopolitical fragmentation of the oPt would be reversed through fostering tenure security and mapping of land rights and spatial planning support in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip to build-back-better. Furthermore, rehabilitation work will continue to be provided to generate local economic development and build resilience, especially to women and youth groups within the targeted the Palestinian communities. Under Strategic Priority 4: leaving no one behind - social development and protection, UN-Habitat plans to extend its support in the field of urban basic services and address violence against women through the implementation of placemaking and public spaces across Palestine, with more focus on the most vulnerable groups. The UN Common Country Analysis (2016) identified the key drivers of vulnerability to those furthest behind and the challenges they face under Palestine’s current development course, including: locational, economic, socio-cultural, and institutional and political drivers.
 
IV. Competencies and Selection Criteria
 
Description of Competency at Level Required
 
Core
 
Innovation
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully
 
Leadership
Ability to persuade others to follow
Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others
 
People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Level 2: Takes ownership of responsibilities
 
Communication
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others
 
Delivery
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services
 
Technical/Functional
 
Planning & Organizing
Ability to plan and organize work activities ensuring value for money, and monitor and adjust plans and actions as necessary
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Teamwork
Ability to work in harmony with other team members and provide support where needed, and build consensus for task purpose and direction with team members
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in
professional area of expertise
 
Creativity
Ability to foresee challenges and employ solutions that are people-centered in a timely manner and take calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Client Orientation
Ability to consider all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view and establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect and meet time line for delivery of product or services to client.
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Accountability
Ability to take ownership for work and honours commitments and deliver outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Communication
Ability to speak and write clearly and effectively, and listen to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately, and tailor language, tone, style and format to match the audience.
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Commitment to continuous learning 
Ability to keep abreast of new developments in own profession, and show willingness to learn from others, and seek feedback to learn and improve.
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in
professional area of expertise
 
Technological awareness
Ability to 
Keeps abreast of available technology and show willingness to learn new technology
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

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متطلبات الوظيفة

V. Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

  • Master's degree in gender and public policy, development and economic studies, or a related area.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience in areas related to land management, gender and development studies preferably within the context of Area C of the West Bank.
  • Previous experience working with UN is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable 

Other:

  • Non-Smoking environment 
  • Knowledge of the land and planning legal framework and processes in Palestine/Israel, with specific demonstrated knowledge of Area C.
  • Good knowledge of MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); knowledge of ADOBE design suite (ID, Illustrator, Photoshop) and/or standard GIS software (ArcView, ArcGIS, QGIS), and AutoCAD programmes. 
  • Proficient in website and internet applications, database management.
  • Valid driving license.
تفاصيل الوظيفة
المسمى الوظيفي Community Mobilizer
آخر موعد للتقديم 18 - Dec - 2020
المكان رام الله والبيرة
نوع الوظيفة دوام كامل
المستوى المهني متوسط الخبرة
الراتب N/A
الدرجة العلمية الماجستير
الخبرة 3 Years
آلية التقديم

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