MA'AN Development Center is seeking, in its office in Gaza Strip, full time qualified candidates for the position of: Food Security, Agriculture and Wash Program Officer
MA’AN is an independent nonprofit Palestinian organization established in Jerusalem in 1989 , working in community development and capacity building at the national level with branches in both the WB & Gaza Strip. MA’AN works in equal partnership with NGOs, CBOs, grassroots groups & committees in the poorest and most marginalized areas to improve the quality of their lives and empower them to take a lead in developing their communities and achieving self-reliance and steadfastness based on freedom, participation, equity & equality, respect for human rights, democracy, and social justice.
The Program Officer will be part of a highly efficient and motivated team. This position will be involved in program development, co-ordination of projects implementation, monitoring and tracking ongoing projects, resource development, building partnerships particularly with CBO's and lead the program operation in the field.
Major Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -
-Able to realize the development trends, policy intervention and innovations in the program's areas of focus to enhance the effectiveness of program strategy.
-Helping to plan and implement the different projects activities.
-Conducting project needs assessments and developing proposals in the field of food security/ agriculture and water and environment.
-Developing partnerships with other institutions to extend the impact of the program activities.
-Working with and managing all the program staff.
-Monitoring and tracking ongoing projects and initiatives, including evaluating and reporting to program manager, partners and donors.
-Working closely with other programs at MA’AN and facilitating cross-program collaboration.
-Conducting site visits for completed and active projects.
-Reviewing projects activities and providing critical analysis of projects strengths, weaknesses and risks.
-Assisting with all program efforts to enhance the sustainability of the Food Security and Agriculture Program.
-Working directly with the Program Manager and the program team.
BA with six years of experience or MA with four years’ experience in management, development, economy, agriculture engineering, or other related fields.
-Demonstrated ability and experience in project cycle management
-Demonstrated experience in financial management, especially of project budgets including planning, monitoring currency exchange, acquittals and reporting.
-Excellent communication, representation, networking, administration and negotiating skills.
-Language proficiency (in speaking, reading and writing) in both English and Arabic and inter-personal skills.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and donors.
-Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, prioritizes workload and multi-task.
-Demonstrated knowledge, awareness and understanding of issues relating to the current context of the oPt and in particularly the agriculture and environment sectors.
-Working experience within the NGO sector and a strong background in initiating and implementing programs.
-Have a good knowledge about the food security, agriculture, water and environment situation sectors in Gaza.
-Proficiency in Word, Excel and MS Project.
-Readiness to work within a team.
-Highly organized, reliable attention to details and ability to work independently when needed.
-Willingness to work under stress and a heavy workload.
-Ability to form good relationships with colleagues and partners.
-Highly motivated and demonstrate sound judgment.
-Integrity and strong identification with MA’AN Core Values
Duration: One Year with possibility of extension to other year.
Directly Reporting to: Program Manager
Candidates with experience in one of the above mentioned fields are encouraged to apply for this position. Cover letter and curriculum vitae in English including the names and contact details for three references are to be submitted by email to:
email@example.com no later than 30 Dec 2015.
Only short listed applicants will be contacted
MA'AN Development Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women to apply for this position
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