Job title: Local Coordinator | Project: “Peer Resilience: psychosocial support and activation of pathways of resilience for people with disabilities and children who experienced trauma after the operation protective edge”, Founded by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Areas:BeitLahyia, Jabalyia, Gaza City, Khan Younes and RafahGovernatorates
Implementing organization: EducAid, in cooperation with El Amal Rehabilitation Society (Rafah City)
Contract Duration: 8 months with possible extensions
Project Summary: The project “Peer Resilience: psychosocial support and activation of pathways of resilience for people with disabilities and children who experienced trauma after the operation protective edge”intends to improve the well-being and enhance the resilience of children (between 3 to 12 years old), and adults with disabilities caused by last armed attack.
In order to reach this objective, the project will focus on:
- providing psycho-social activities in Kindergatens and Educational Centers in the South of Gaza Strip (Khan Younees and Rafah’s areas) for children with and without disabilities. The activities will be carried out by qualified educators by El Amal Rehabilitation Society, following an innovative, truly child-centered approach, developed by Educaid, to provide fully inclusive quality education in emergency contexts;
- providing peer counselling activitiesfor adults with disabilities caused by last armed attacks. The activities will be carried out by a team of peer counsellors trained by an expert from RIDS (Italian Network on Disability and Development.
Duties & Responsibilities (Job Description)
Working closely with all the Team involved in the project (Education Coordinator, Educators, Teachers, Peer counselors,Local partner), the Local Coordinator will be responsible, under the supervision of the Project Manager of the coordination, preparation, implementation of the educational activities, training, according to the schedule defined by the project.
In addition, s/he will support the Education Coordinator in all the administrative procedures, required by the Donor as well as the fulfillment of administrative procedures required by local authorities (Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Finance, other local authorities).
In particular, the local coordinator will:
-define project management organization and processes (roles, procedures and decisional processes, operational processes, work methodologies) in the assigned area of responsibility;
-coordinatethe psycho social activities for children, in collaboration with the Educational team (5 educators) by El Amal, and the teachers and educators (15 people) by 10 Kindergatens and 5 Educative Centers involved in the project;
-coordinate the peer counseling activities, in collaboration with the peer counselors (10 peer counselors) and 7 CBOs/DPOs involved in the project;
-support the PM in the organization of the training session addressed to the peer counselor involved;
-participate at the training session about peer counseling methodologies;
-participate in networking and coordination activities (i.e. thematic clusters, etc) involving different stakeholders such as local authorities (Ministry of Education, community representatives, etc), school directors and teachers, civil society representatives
-elaborate, manage and monitor general and monthly planning of project activities, as well as relative economic and financial planning on the basis of available donor funds;
-manage procurement of goods, work and services essential to the project;
-be responsible for accurate assigned project activities administration and to supervise preparation of accounting documents for intermediate and final financial reports required by donors;
-be the focal point and responsible for the implementation of MEAL procedure for the monitoring of the project activities
-translate and/or prepare the reports on project implementation to be presented to the donor/other partners, and the monthly project activity reports
-Train the local staff according to the main guidelines of the Organization and under the supervision of the PM.
-Maintain a high level of collaboration and coordination with all the EducAid staff and local staff.
-Monthly reports in English are required. Possibility of reporting in Arabic according to request of local authorities.
-A minimum of 3 years work experience in international cooperation specifically in the fields of education, disability or psychosocial projects.
-Previous experience in the implementation of psychosocial activities for children (aged 3-12)
-Previous experience in the implementation of activities for adults with disabilities in DPOs or Rehabilitation Centers
-Previous experience in budget administration and tender procedures would be an asset.
-A Bachelor’s Degree in Education or in development, social/political sciences.
-ExcellentEnglish writing skills and research ability. Knowledge of Italian is an asset.
-Ability to work in a team and under pressure and against deadlines
-Knowledge of INGO procedures
-Perfect knowledge of Arabic
-A valid Driving license
-Negotiation, and communication skills combined with high degree of patience and cultural sensitivity.
-Familiar with participatory approach
-Familiar with the Inclusive Education in Emergency would be an asset
-Work organization skills
-Highly organized and able to work respecting deadlines
-Strong sense of responsibility
Interested applicants must include (a) A curriculum vitae (in English) and (b) a cover letter explaining their suitability for the position (in English).
Please submit your application by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Local Coordinator - Gaza
to the attention of Simone Martinoli
Deadline: October12th 2015
Only candidates selected for further consideration or an interview will be contacted.
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