Project Coordinator/Community and Gender Mobilizer

الوصف الوظيفي
I.  Position Information
Job Code Title: Project Coordinator/Community and Gender Mobilizer
Department: UN-Habitat Palestine Country Office
Project: Achieving Planning and Land Rights in Area C of the West Bank
Reports to: Sr. Urban Programme Officer
Direct Reports: Sr. Urban Programme Officer under the Head of Country Programme
Position Level: SB4/1
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. Project coordination: Organizing and conducting field visits on regular basis and provide advocacy support, where needed to protect planning and land rights 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;

2) 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;

3) Contribute to Sustainable Development: Encourage new patterns of field work, and protect existing natural and cultural heritage and historical sites and promote those sites as potential for tourism development, and balance user needs and desires with consideration of design, engineering, costs, regulations, and promote proper investment in the local communities, and encourage local and eco-tourism;  

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 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

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 land management, public policy, development studies, spatial planning or a related area.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience in areas related to land management, spatial and urban planning, 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 Project Coordinator/Community and Gender Mobilizer
آخر موعد للتقديم 07 - Nov - 2019
المكان رام الله والبيرة
نوع الوظيفة العقود والاستشارات
المستوى المهني إدارة
الراتب N/A
الدرجة العلمية الماجستير
الخبرة 3 Years
آلية التقديم

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