Community Liaison Officer - CLO – - 2 Positions -| Location: Gaza | Report to: Project Manager | Closing date: 20/09/2015
Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.
Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.
Based in Gaza, directly under the supervision of the Project Manager, the CL Officer will provide key support to the Project Manager in the roll-out and implementation of project activities. He/ she will work with partners, counterparts and stakeholders in ensuring project outputs are of the highest quality and that expected results are achieved in a timely and efficient manner
-Give presentations and training sessions to local actors of Gaza and its surrounding areas (Individuals, local NGOs, imams in mosques, women’s group, journalists, community leaders, teachers…) on the dangers of Mines and ERW.
-Co-represent Handicap International at relevant steering groups, meetings, trainings, workshops, conferences and other events across Gaza.
-Reporting to and liaising with the Logistics/Administration teams ensuring capacity can be met, including providing timely information to the Logistics/Administration teams functions in order to support the successful delivery of activities
-Maintain a positive image of Handicap international at all times and in all circumstances
-Ensure security and safety procedures are followed as outlined by the project manager
-Participate to the creation of strong partnerships with the government of Gaza and the relevant Ministries.
-Actively participate to internal meetings in preparation for the next week’s planning and discuss activities, issues, ideas…
-Report any human resources issues encountered on the field to the PM
-Work closely in collaboration with the community to develop relevant tools and messages, adapted to the issue within the community
DURATION OF CONTRACT:
The duration of contract is initially for 3 months , full time position
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
-Good spoken and written English
-Good organizational skills and ability to priorities workload
-Ability to work harmoniously in a team setting
-Capacity to deliver training using a variety of methodologies
-Previous experience in delivering training within community setting Ability to develop productive working relationships with potential partners skilled and confident to relate to and communicate with individuals and groups
-Proven experience of working within a team
-Community development or similar field
-Good contacts within the local community and authorities
-Holding driving license
Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and
Particularly welcomes applications from persons with disabilities
Interested candidates may please send their resume with cover letter to reach on or before the 20th September 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only shotlisted candidates will be contacted.
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