Background of VNG International
VNG International is the International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities. We support decentralisation processes and facilitate decentralised cooperation. The organization strengthens local governments, their associations, training institutes and decentralisation task forces both in developing countries and in countries in transition.
VNG International is implementing Area "C" Resilience Development Initiative (ARD) Project in local partnership with the Association of Palestinian Local Authorities- APLA. The project is largely funded by the European Union and aims at enhancing Palestinian Local Authorities contribution to governance and development processes in Area "C" as a pre-condition to more equitable open and democratic society.
The Project aims at strengthening the institutional and operational capacities of the Association of Palestinian Local Authority "APLA" and enables APLA to better advocate for and lobby on issues related to Area "C" on behalf of its members Local Authorities "LA". In addition to improve the capacity of Khallet Al-Mayya Cluster LA's "KMCLA's" capacities in providing services, promoting local development and in contribution to enhance the territorial development integration.
ARD is effectively an extension of the Inclusive Decision at Local Level (IDEAL) programme in Palestine. The IDEAL programme is funded by the Netherlands’ government. It aims to build the capacity to form and implement inclusive Local Economic Development projects and policies of staff and leaders of selected Palestinian municipalities and its supporting organizations, i.e. the Ministry of Local Government "MoLG", the Municipal Development and Lending Fund (MDLF), and the Association of Palestinian Local Authorities "APLA".
ARD Project Coordinator Responsibilities:
The Project Coordinator will work in VNG International Palestine’s office in Ramallah to provide technical reports in cohesion with the EU reporting guidelines and requirements. S/he will also work closely with the Resident Programme Manager-RPM, and report to VNGi Country Director to ensure project quality implementation across project activities.
Period of the of the initial contract
One year with possibility of extension including an extendable three months' probation period
Place of the assignment
Qualified candidates should send the following:
· An updated CV including three professional references.
· A cover letter detailing their interest and qualifications for this position.
To the following email addresses: [email protected]
Deadline for submitting applications is: Sunday, October 21st 2018, COB. Please indicate the position title as "ARD-PC" in the email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. VNG International is an equal opportunity employer.