Emergency Senior Project Manager (Gaza Response)

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Position: Emergency Senior Project Manager

Accountable to: Emergency Coordinator

Works in coordination with: Emergency Finance and Logistics departments and sectoral specialists

Location: Amman, with frequent missions to the Gaza Strip and or Ramallah/Jerusalem as required

Deadline: 13/06/2024

Starting date: ASAP

Introduction

WeWorld has been present in the West Bank since 1992 and in Gaza since 1997 with a dual development and humanitarian mandate seeking new solutions to a long-standing crisis. The organization has been active in the fields of WASH, Shelter, Protection, Economic Development, Health, and Education and is funded mainly by the European Commission, UN agencies, the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and other cooperation agencies. WeWorld in Palestine has 5 offices (central office in Jerusalem and field offices in the Gaza Strip, Ramallah, Hebron and Tubas).

Working context

As a response to the current hostilities, WeWorld in Gaza is engaged in a multisectoral and multi donors humanitarian intervention to support, to address lifesaving needs. These aim to contribute to addressing the needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in different sites and hosting communities protecting people’s dignity. The main sectors of intervention are WASH, Shelter/NFI, Child Protection, and Food Security for conflict-affected populations.

Purpose of the Role

Under the line management of the Emergency Coordinator and in collaboration with the Emergency Finance and Logistics departments and sectoral specialists, the Emergency Senior Project Manager will oversee the overall management of one or more projects implemented in Gaza, ensuring quality implementation through all phases: planning, activity follow-up, monitoring, and reporting. Additionally, the Emergency Senior Project Manager can represent WeWorld in relevant humanitarian coordination platforms in coordination with the Emergency Coordinator.

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management

  • Lead the implementation of multi-sectoral projects, ensuring effective delivery in line with donor requirements and WeWorld’s policies
  • Prepare project planning documents, worksheets, and activity follow-up mechanisms, including general/specific activity plans, procurement plans, and M&E plans
  • Oversee field staff works to ensure compliance with planning documents and implement corrective mechanisms when necessary
  • Prepare internal and external reports to ensure effective and timely information flow and reporting
  • Provide timely information on project progress, results, and challenges
  • Data collection and Management: compile, organize, analyze, monitor, and prepare data for situation reports, fact sheets, donor reports, briefing notes, and other reporting products and tools
  • Conduct field visits (depending on security conditions and clearance)
  • Ensure good coordination and communication between the Field and staff and the Finance/Accounting and Logistics/Procurement Emergency departments
  • Promote a harmonized approach and methodologies across different projects
  • Ensure the accountability of project implementation and support in establishing Feedback and Complaint mechanisms for each activity according to donor and WeWorld standards

Safety and security on Project implementation

  • Support in ensuring compliance and adherence to WeWorld emergency policies and procedures
  • Acts in close coordination with Security Advisor and the Emergency Coordinator on the planning of movement, operations related to project activities
  • Adheres to, and promotes, Safety, Security and Risk Policies, standards, plans and procedures and assists in ensuring the emergency local team follows security rules and procedures
  • Support the Emergency Coordinator in the development of emergency preparedness and contingency planning

Partnership and Networking

  • Participate in Cluster/Working Groups meetings and other coordination meetings as required
  • Develop and maintain regular, transparent, and accountable communication flows with project staff, HQ experts, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., beneficiaries, community leaders, local/national government officials, UN agencies, and other NGOs)
  • In coordination with the Country Representative, provide effective WeWorld representation to project donors, national and local authorities, partners, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Contributing to the production of communication products for donors and accompanying donors during field visits (depending on security conditions and clearance). Ensure the visibility of WeWorld and donors

Strategic Programme Development

  • Contribute to develop new project proposals in collaboration with the Emergency Coordinator and Sectoral Specialists
  • Provide strategic and technical guidance on key components of WeWorld’s Emergency Program in Gaza to foster good practices and ensure that humanitarian minimum standards are met

The duties and responsibilities mentioned above are not exhaustive, and the role holder may be required to perform additional duties.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • An advanced University degree or equivalent in the field of Law and International Law, Social or Political Science, Development Studies, International Relations
  • Knowledge of main donors’ policies and procedures
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal
  • Good computer skills
  • Valid Driving licence

Professional Experience

  • At least 6 years of relevant professional experience in humanitarian settings
  • At least 5 years of international work professional experience as a Project Manager and managing a team
  • Proven experience in project proposal writing and reporting

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent team spirit, high ethical standards and coordination and communication skills
  • Analytical and strategical thinking skills
  • Excellent time management and capacity to meet the deadlines
  • Flexibility and capacity to work in a complex environment
  • Pro-activity and problem-solving attitude
  • Capacity to work under pressure
  • Details-oriented attitude
  • Integrity in line with the Humanitarian Principles and ethical standards
  • Strong commitment to WeWorld Mission
  • Cultural, gender, religion, and age sensitivity and adaptability

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of the Arabic language, written and verbal
  • Valid HEAT certificate
  • Advanced First Aid certificate/ trauma response
  • Good knowledge of the Palestinian context

WHAT WE OFFER

Type of contract: a first 3 (three) month collaboration contract subject to verification of the achievement of specific objectives (these objectives will be agreed together with the Line Manager upon arrival on assignment); a second collaboration contract of 9 (nine) months renewable, following the positive evaluation of the first months of contract

Economic conditions to be defined according to WeWorld Expatriates Compensation Policy: Base Salary (seniority/role held) + Contributions (role complex and hardship based on place of work)

Accomodation: Guesthouse at the duty stations

Annual leave: 2,5 days/month (working days)

Flight ticket: one return flight every 12 months of contract

Health insurance: covered

How to apply

Please send Cover Letter and CV at: https://weworld.intervieweb.it/jobs/emergency-senior-project-manager-520319/en/

The recruitment process may be closed early if a suitable candidate is found. Due to the large number of applications, we apologise in advance and will only respond to those profiles deemed suitable for the role.

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