CARE Palestine (West Bank & Gaza) is looking for a committed professional to the values of Transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Equality, and Excellence to fill the following vacancy:
Economic Empowerment Projects Coordinator (Job# 1/2020)
Summary: The Economic Empowerment Projects Coordinator (PC) will support the projects’ teams (CARE and partner staff) working within Economic Empowerment Projects “My Economic Empowerment, Our Future - Telethon project” and “Women & Youth Entrepreneurship – OBADER Project”.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the detailed implementation of the projects’ activities during the different stages of the project life cycle (design, conceptualization, and implementation), reports writing and financial management of the project budget as needed.
Primary activities for the Economic Empowerment Projects Coordinator (PC) include but are not limited to:
- Responsible for the planning and implementation of all projects’ activities (mainly under Telethon project and partially under OBADER project), according to the projects’ work plans with the guidance and supervision of the Senior Projects’ Manager (PM).
- Coordinate (with the projects’ team) the development of weekly and monthly work plans for staff, technical consultants, and partner staff.
- Responsible for leading the development and implementation of all key activities/initiatives under Outcome#3 of the Telethon Project (Female and male farmers engage more profitably and meaningfully in agriculture value chains) in the West Bank including the development of knowledge products. These are mainly focusing on working with farmers, Private Sector actors, and potential investors, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), local actors and community-based organizations (CBOs).
- The PC will support the SPM to develop the overall procurement plan for the projects, prepare tender documents, participate in analyzing bids and make informed recommendations to the team
- Provide insights to the design of business models and concept notes based on well grounded ‘business’ and ‘private sector’ related research that will feed into the design (involving both the communities and private sectors (e.g. companies and SMEs). This includes contributing to the design of the detailed activities, the follow up, the monitoring and the networking with all actors in a participatory manner; and in collaboration with CARE’s and partners’ team, stakeholders, beneficiaries and private sector actors.
- Participate effectively in the selection of CBOs/ SMEs/ Groups that might benefit from potential community capacity building activities.
- Contribute in developing communication materials to disseminate to relevant market system actors, especially businesses.
- work closely with CARE’s team and partners to develop and finalize selection criteria of the beneficiaries, and lead needs assessment to select potential actors at different levels (e.g. Private Sectors partners, Value Chain Actors, CBOs, SMEs, Universities, relevant institutions…etc.)
- Prepare/Write work plans, intervention models, monthly narrative updates, field reports, annual narrative and financial reports as required by CARE and the donor.
- Draft terms of reference (TOR) for project related consultancies (e.g. those relevant to capacity building, Value chain assessments/studies, business modeling, other relevant assessments, consultants or trainers, evaluators, etc.
- Conduct field visits to different project’s locations in the West Bank, and meet with beneficiaries/partners/community representatives to make sure that all activities are implemented in the best way, and according to the plans.
- Support gender analysis, design, and implementation of activities in line with CARE’s empowerment framework and gender transformative programming.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent combination of formal training and experience) in economics, social science, business administration, or public administration with an emphasis on economic development or community development, Market Systems, Agriculture value chains development. Master’s degree would be an added asset.
- At least 5 years’ proven experience in coordinating/managing and implementing women economic empowerment projects, economic empowerment, agriculture value chain development, complex market system, food security, livelihood, entrepreneurship projects.
- A working knowledge of project planning, monitoring and reviews, budget planning and management.
- Proven track record working collaboratively with civil society, communities, local NGO partners, Community based Organizations, SMES and government officials.
- Excellent reporting and communication skills.
- Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.
- Good understanding of donors’ policies and procedures.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
- Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, power point.
- Have good private sector engagement and market system/value chain development experience in the agriculture/agribusiness sector.
- Training in entrepreneurship, value chain approaches, private sector engagement, participatory community development tools and methods.
- Experience in implementing NORAD funded projects.
- Gender transformative approaches, inclusive value chains, & Diversity Training.
- Formal training in Women Economic Empowerment.
- Formal Training in Project Management.
Training in reporting and M&E.
Only applicants who have the required qualities, experience, and skills will be considered. Interested applicants must include (a) A resume (in English) and (b) a cover letter explaining their suitability for the position (in English)
Please submit your application by e- mail to [email protected] to the attention of the HR Department no later than Tuesday April 21st, 2020 and include the job number (1/2020) in the subject line and cover letter.
Applications received after this date or that do not meet the qualifications above will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be, contacted for an interview.
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