Rural Women’s Development Society (RWDS) works in the West Bank and Gaza Strip with the mission of creating a women’s movement in Palestinian rural areas that is capable of claiming and developing women’s social, economic and political rights in order to achieve our vision of equality between women and men, boys and girls.
RWDS and Action Against Hunger (ACF) intend to implement a project to develop Sawarha Cooperative, aiming to increase the capacities of the cooperative and its members and empower them socially and economically.
To support this project, RWDS is seeking a qualified, creative and goal-oriented candidate for the following position:
Location: Gaza Strip
Duration: 12 months
This position reports to the RWDS General Director and Director of Programs and works closely with RWDS project staff and ACF so that the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project are done in accordance with the guidelines of the Agencia Catalana de Cooperacio al Desenvolupament (ACCD) through the following:
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Provide overall management and guidance for project; act as main link between ACF and RWDS.
-Work with ACF and RWDS Finance Department on quarterly budgeting and finance reporting, ensuring that the project’s budget lines are followed.
-Develop Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) procedures in coordination with ACF, oversee collection and analysis of M&E data; contribute to the development and writing of project reports, oversee final external evaluation.
-Design professional development trainings and other joint activities with ACF.
-Write and translate project documents, including curriculum materials for staff trainings (English to Arabic/Arabic to English).
-Manage project staff, including facilitation of monthly meetings; assist with hiring new project staff.
-Oversee the development of resource and communications materials related to project, including a resource website.
-Organize and coordinate logistics for multiple events and workshops, including staff trainings.
-Work to develop the project in order to secure additional funding with RWDS/ACF staff.
-Necessary field work / field visits to follow up and monitor project work on the ground.
-Other tasks as necessary for success of project
-B.A Degree in a relevant field (i.e. Business, Nutrition, Agricultural Engineering.)
-At least 5 years of professional experience in project management and implementation, prior work with women is preferred.
-Fluency in English and Arabic; strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to translate technical/training documents
-Previous professional experience in Project Cycle Management, Logical Framework Approach (LFA), project planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation
-Firm understanding of budgeting processes and project financial management,
-Computer skills: sound knowledge of standard software (mainly MS Office)
-Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills; highly organized/strong coordination skills; able to set priorities, work systematically towards goals, both independently and as part of a team; effective networking skills and ability to build long-term relationships, Ability to work creatively around sensitive social issues and to maintain confidentiality where needed.
If you want to apply for this position, please send your CV (with 2 references) and a cover letter explaining your interest/qualifications in this position by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday November 9, 2015. Please indicate the position title in the email subject line. No calls please.
Only short listed candidates will be invited to interviews. This is an equal opportunity position and qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.
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