Position: Project Manager | Responsible to: Head of Mission | Location: Gaza City –
Gaza Strip | Closing date:10 / January / 2015
Job Type: Full Time job open to Palestinian nationals only
With over 30 years of experience, Handicap International (HI) is an independent and impartial aid organization, currently active in 60 countries, working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. It works alongside people with disabilities (PwDs) and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. HI has been present in the Middle East since 1987 and currently operates in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine, with a regional office based in Amman, Jordan, and field offices in each country. In Palestine, HI has been active since 1996 and works in both Gaza and West Bank, through several projects funded by the European Commission (EC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg (MOFA Lux), the Canada Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development (DFATD), the French Development Agency (AFD), DFID, and Caritas Germany. The annual budget of the mission for 2014 is more than 1.5 million Euros, which is expected to substantially increase in 2015, and it employs more than 20 nationals and two international staff, distributed among 3 offices (East-Jerusalem, Ramallah and Gaza).
THE PROJECT The project entitled "Post-emergency and early recovery intervention to improve access to essentials services in the Gaza strip for most vulnerable individuals and families.” which will be implemented by HI and partners, and is funded by the French Agency for Development (AFD), is planned for a duration of 18 months. The project aims to provide post emergency and recovery support to address the growing gaps in PwDs’ (persons with disabilities) and PwIs’ (persons with injuries) access to essential specialized and mainstream services due to the last crisis in Gaza Strip. HI through this project intends to link this intervention with its on-going emergency response efforts in order to strengthen it and sustain the know-how developed during the emergency phase among the partners. The project also aims to launch as early as possible early recovery phase for services addressing PWDs and PWIs’ needs through the resumption of some key services, while ensuring disability issues are actively mainstreamed in the recovery and reconstruction plans for Gaza. The project has three main components, support to reconstruction and/or rehablitation of service providers’ centers and organisationnal development of partners, mainstreaming of disability issues in reconstruction effortsundertaken in Gaza, and economic inclusion intervention for vulnerable PwDs . OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION HI is seeking the most successful candidate to lead the implementation of the project as Project Manager, who will be under the direct supervision of the Gaza Field Coordinator. Objective 1: Project Management You are in charge of the implementation of the project under your responsibility. You are responsible and accountable for the respect of the HI Project Cycle Management Guidelines as well as the respect of the HI Technical Guidelines related to your project. Objective 2: Human Resources / Team Management You are responsible for the recruitment and the management of the team under your supervision. You draft related job descriptions, actively participate in their recruitment, supervise their work on a regular basis, evaluate them based on their individual action plan. Objective 3: Partnership Management You ensure representation of HI towards implemeting partners for the project. You define with the partners their role and responsibilities within the frame of the project. You design partnership agreements related to the project. You set up a coordination mechanism (steering committee) for the project with relevant stakeholders. You follow up upon the partners’ obligations and provide them with necessary coaching Objective 4: Reporting You submit a monthly internal report on the project under your responsibility. You prepare and update on a regular basis the HI Planning and Monitoring Tool. You prepare donor reports according to schdule and requirements set in the donor(s) contract(s). You submit monthly updates for the HI internal newsletters. Objective 5: Methodology, tools and capitalization You supervise the development of methodologies and tools for the project you are in charge of, and you ensure that the technical framework for implementing project activities is in place, regularly adjusted based on lessons learnt and that the project team works in compliance with validated framework You facilitate project capitalization and promotion at national & international level You ensure that good practices under the project are identified and are used for advocating towards persons with disabilities inclusion Objective 6: Budget Management You are responsible for the budget of the project. You ensure respect of HI and donor financial guidelines with the Support Services Team. You prepare a procurement plan for the project and update it regularly. You plan, follow up and validate expenses related to the project. You design annual budget for the project using HI internal tool and update it on a regular basis. Objective 7: Representation You represent HI in sectoral cluster meetings related to the project in the area of intervention. You attend workshops, seminars, meetings and conferences related to the project in the area of intervention. You may be asked by your line manager to represent the organization in other fora. You represent HI towards stakeholders in the field and area of intervention of the project. Objective 8: Internal Coordination You are an active member of the Gaza management team. You ensure coordination with other projects at national and regional levels in the same or related fields of intervention. You participate to the design of new projects and carry out assessments when required.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE Education and Experience -At least five years professional experience in working in project implementation, preferably in the disability field. -Extensive experience working for an NGO or civil society organization. -Experience in access to services for vulenrable people and/or livelihood sector. -Master Degree, or equivalent, in related fields.
Profesional Skills -Excellent capacity to plan, to anticipate, to prioritize and to solve problems -Proven analytical skills -Demonstrated management skills -Strong communication and interpersonal skills -Writing / reporting skills in English and Arabic -Computer skills (office pack and internet) -Excellent networking and coordination skills Personal Skills -Native Arabic speaker with English fluency -Demonstrated leadership capacities -Ability to work under pressure -Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines -Team player with good negociations skills -Positive, innovative, inspirational and problem solving attitude -Valid driving license needed
Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women and persons with disabilities
Interested candidates may please send their resume with cover letter not later than the 10th of January 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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