Country: occupied Palestinian territory, Egypt and Jordan
Duty station: East Jerusalem or Ramallah
Ngo: Oxfam Italia
Department: Cooperation to Development and Humanitarian Aid
Position: Project Manager for the Palestine related activities of the EC funded Regional Project “Food Security Governance of Bedouin pastoralist groups in the Mashreq (Egypt, Jordan, oPt)
Starting date: from June 2013
Duration:12 months (renewable for a total period of 3 years)
Salary: the salary level will be determined according to candidate’s skills, qualifications and previous experience. This vacancy intends to attract national candidates.
Submission deadline: 30th April 2013
Interested candidates should send their CV, the details of 3 people who will serve as professional references, letter of motivation, all in English, before 30th April 2013 COB to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please specify in the subject: “PM oPt Regional Bedouin Governance_name_surname”
Oxfam Italia is an independent NGO established in Italia (Arezzo) at the beginning of the ‘70s and now working in more than ten developing countries. Oxfam Italia is born from the experience of UCODEP, an Italian NGO for over 30 years committed in the struggle against poverty and injustice. Oxfam Italia is the Italian member within the Oxfam International Confederation, the fourth international coalition in the world specialized in humanitarian aid and development programmes.
Economic and gender justice, access to basic services, active citizenship and governability, as well as humanitarian aid are the axes that guide Oxfam Italia’s intervention, coherently with the values of justice, human dignity, democracy, solidarity, engagement and simplicity.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
The Specific Objective of the Food Security Governance of Bedouin Pastoralist Groups in the Mashreq project is to improve participation of Bedouin pastoralist groups in oPt, Jordan and Egypt, as recognised stakeholders in policy decision processes that affect their livelihoods, food security and nutrition. Achieving such improved participation will contribute to sustainable livelihoods and food security of Bedouin pastoralist communities living in poverty and being marginalized from mainstream socio-economic life (the Overall objective for this Action). To attain the Overall and Specific Objectives mentioned above the Action aims at achieving three main Results: 1) Strengthened organizational and advocacy capacities of small ruminants Bedouin and other herder groups in oPt; 2) National small ruminants livestock practitioners’ platforms initiated for policy dialogue; 3) A regional Bedouin small ruminants livestock platform initiated.
Responsibilities will focus on the project activities that will be implemented in the occupied Palestinian territory, a major component of this regional project
-To assure the proper implementation of the project and the achievement of the expected results in in accordance with the project plan;
-Contribute to establish, organize and manage the project steering committee at the country level;
-To create a strong and efficient working environment among the local partners organisations and the contracted consultancy agencies by putting in place adequate coordination and supervision mechanisms;
-To lead the stakeholder mapping process and the elaboration of the related report;
-To facilitate the creation of a local network among the most relevant stakeholders, with particular focus on the Bedouins and other Small Ruminant herder Groups representatives and the involved local and national institutions;
-To play a fundamental role and facilitating the setting up and the functioning of the National Practitioners Platform in oPt which constitutes one of the most relevant outputs of the project;
-To facilitate the design and the implementation of 7 pilot projects;
-To contribute to the realisation of publications and articles;
-To organise and manage productive workshops;
-To be the key support person in networking with external stakeholders;
-To manage and supervise the administrative and financial aspects of the project implementation in oPt, including the partners activities;
-To provide all the necessary support to the partners in Egypt and Jordan in order to guarantee a sound and harmonious implementation of the project at the regional level;
-To produce all the necessary narrative and financial reports following the directions of the Regional Programme Manager;
-To directly report to and work under the supervision of the Regional Programme Manager.
Qualifications, Skills And Behavioural Competencies
A strong project manager, capable to facilitate complex processes by building an efficient working environment, conducive to the achievement of highly challenging expectations and results.
-At least 8 years working experience, out of which three in project programming and management in a leading position;
-At least a BSc degree in a field relevant to the position
-Substantial experience working in the occupied Palestinian territory and by preference.also in Jordan and Egypt.
-Substantial experience and skills in participatory facilitation and negotiation of stakeholder processes that ensure empowerment of local communities;
-Solid understanding of the history and key issues in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Middle East in general;
-Having managed EU funded projects will be considered as a significant asset
-Previous experience with NGOs;
-Specific experience with local governance processes constitutes a strong asset;
-Substantial experience in management of multi-partner projects/programmes and building and managing partnerships;
-Strong experience in representing an organization with partners, government agencies, private sector organizations, and donors at local and national levels;
-Exposure to advocacy and policy development;
-Very well organised and capable to manage his/her own time with minimum supervision;
-Good report writing skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills;
-Fluency in English and Arabic languages (written and spoken) is a must;
-Proactive aptitude in terms of planning and coordination with different bodies, institutions and reference points; target oriented and problem solving aptitude;
-Strong leadership skills;
-Able to deliver clear, organised and efficient messages in meetings and public events;
-Experience in team building, conflict resolution, ensuring participation, promoting mutual respect and active listening;
-Diplomatic and confidentiality skills;
-An active commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of an organization’s work;
-Good administrative skills (financial and reporting as well as HR management);
-Excellent IT skills on MS Office applications;
-Willing and able to travel frequently in the Region and in occupied Palestinian territory and Israel.
Candidates will be short-listed according to their CV’s coherence with the required profile. Only selected candidates will be called for interviews and selection tests.
IMPORTANT: please, do not submit your application if your skills and qualifications don’t comply with the required ones. This will facilitate and speed up the selection process.
Oxfam Italia promotes equal opportunity for its job vacancies and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy and medical condition.
Note: for more information about Oxfam Italia, please consult our webpage: www.oxfamitalia.org