Deputy Chief Of Party/Senior Humanitarian And Recovery Assistance Specialist 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 Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Humanitarian and Recovery Assistance Specialist 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.
-Reporting to the Chief of Party (COP), the Deputy Chief of Party - Senior Humanitarian and Early Recovery Assistance Specialist (DCOP) will help provide overall leadership, management, strategic vision, and strong technical humanitarian support in the implementation of Envision Gaza 2020. DCOP responsibilities will include:
-Directly manage program and technical staff and related resources to ensure that the program components are results-oriented, meeting their targets with high-quality deliverables on-time within budget.
-Oversee program planning, monitoring and evaluation, and quality; program staff recruitment, deployment and development; ensure compliance with Global Communities policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulations, and host-country (Palestinian National Authority and Government of Israel) legislation.
-Act as the primary program representative building and maintaining positive relationships with Palestinian institutions and CSOs, UN agencies, other USAID implementing partners, relevant community groups, and private sector members.
-Oversee the development and administration of Emergency Rapid Response Fund (ERRF), ensuring the timely distribution of grants to local CSOs while also building their capacity to respond to humanitarian emergencies in Gaza, and instituting a robust monitoring of funds.
-Manage and oversee all operational aspects of the program, including budgeting and financial monitoring to strict fiscal accountability.
-Responsible for making sure that activities function smoothly and are well-managed in the absence of the COP.
-A Masters Degree in international development or any related field.
-At least five (5) years of experience implementing humanitarian assistance programs; demonstrated knowledge of USAID rules and regulations and experience managing USAID funding programming required.
-Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with local institutions and CSOs, donors, UN organizations, and USAID implementing partners.
-At least eight (8) years of experience managing a team of international and local staff.
-Three (3) years of prior work experience in Gaza required, with additional experience in the Middle East preferred.
-Strong verbal and written English skills are required.
-Highly developed leadership, interpersonal, technical and analytical skills.
-Local candidates are encouraged to apply.
-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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