CHF International Job Vacancy | Chief Of Party Usaid Envision Gaza 2020
Global Communities, formerly CHF International, is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.
Global Communities seeks a Chief of Party for the USAID Envision Gaza 2020 project. Envision Gaza 2020 is the humanitarian assistance and early recovery pillar of the larger Gaza 2020 initiative that seeks to promote recovery, reconstruction, and redevelopment in Gaza through four major activities: water and sanitation, private sector development, health and humanitarian assistance.
Envision Gaza 2020 aims to create a path for vulnerable populations in Gaza to become more sustainable and self-reliant by providing basic humanitarian commodities and increasing employment opportunities through short term employment, internships, minor capital investments, and job training. This position is based in Gaza.
About Global Communities West Bank/Gaza
Global Communities has been working continuously in the West Bank and Gaza for the last 20 years, and we currently manage one of the largest humanitarian assistance and development portfolios in the West Bank and Gaza. We provide food assistance to many of the 60% food insecure population in West Bank and Gaza through the UN World Food Programme (WFP). We are also implementing the $100 million USAID Local Government and Infrastructure (LGI) program in the West Bank that has the dual impact of creating employment and raising the standard of living in vulnerable area while also supporting community participation and government responsiveness. In Gaza Global Communities, working through Mercy Corps and USAIDs Palestinian Community Assistance Program (PCAP), improves the lives of Gazans by providing social and economic relief and recovery activities to meet basic humanitarian needs and lay the foundations for long-term recovery. Through PCAP, we built technical and management capacity of local contractors to ensure a continued ability for emergency response, repairing and rehabilitating conflict-damaged homes, increasing food security for families in Gaza and encouraging self-sufficiency, and improving provision of basic services through community infrastructure projects. During the escalating conflict in the summer of 2014 we responded, as we did before during the 2008 2009 and 2012 conflicts, to the needs of the most vulnerable affected by the conflict in Gaza. We provided food assistance to internally displaced and vulnerable families, domestic and personal hygiene kits as well as other essential non-food items, shelter kids for homeless families, and psychosocial support for some of the 25,000 traumatized children in Gaza.
-The Chief of Party (COP) will provide overall leadership and strategic direction for the Envision Gaza 2020, and is ultimately responsible for ensuring the project meets its deliverables. This position will report to the Country Director. COP responsibilities will include:
-Serve as the projects primary liaison with USAID, host-country government officials (Palestinian National Authority and Government of Israel) and other high level stakeholders.
-Supervise project technical and administrative staff, including the deputy chief of party and technical leads, ensuring staff successfully manage project activities and operations.
-Provide oversight of the projects financial management and procurement systems to ensure that they are in line with Global Communities policies and USAID rules and regulations.
-Conduct monthly and quarterly meetings and workshops with the technical teams and any partners for coordination purposes
-Participate in regular project evaluations to assess progress and recommend solutions
-Represent the project at periodic meetings with stakeholders to report on planned activities and actions, including implementation status
-Ensure on-time, high-quality and complete submission of all donor requirements including the projects mobilization plan, implementation plan, M&E plan, quarterly and annual performance and financial reports. This also includes timely responses to donor requests for meetings, performance reports, success stories, and financial information for the project.
-Coordinate project implementation with other USAID programs to ensure synergy and maximize impact.
-An advanced degree (Masters or higher) in international development, sustainability, law or any other related field
-At least 15 years of experience working in humanitarian assistance, and emergency response programming
-Demonstrated experience managing complex international donor funded development activities in challenging environments; USAID program management experience strongly preferred
-Demonstrated outstanding leadership, project management, coordination, organizational, teamwork, and strategic planning skills
-Proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, the UN, and other donors
-Experience hiring and supervising host‐country personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs.
-Five (5) years of prior work experience in the Middle East region required
-Fluent verbal and written English communications skills are required; proficiency in Arabic is desired
-Must be able to legally work and reside in Gaza for the duration of the 5-year program
To apply, please visit our website www.globalcommunities.ps (under Get involved-Job Opportunities). Or go directly to the below link
The deadline for receiving applications is October 10th, 2015. Global Communities is an equal opportunity employer
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