Shelter Cluster Sub-National Coordinator Gaza

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Norwegian Refugee Council


What we are looking for:

A dedicated and experienced professional to conduct coordination, strategy development and advocacy functions within Gaza ensuring NRC’s role as the Shelter Cluster Palestine (SCP) Lead Agency within the Cluster Approach is well implemented under the management of the Shelter Cluster Chair Palestine.

The position holder also ensures appropriate cross-sectoral coordination at the Gaza level with other related clusters such as Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Protection and the Site Management Working Group as well as others.

What you will do:

  • Directly manage and provide team leadership to the Gaza Coordinator as well as any other positions which may be assigned to the Gaza coordination team, including any shorter-term technical positions assigned to Gaza coordination team; mediate discussions and planning between those positions; and act as the HR focal point for those positions.
  • Represent the Gaza Shelter Cluster at all JHOC and other inter-Cluster or inter-agency meetings and other coordination fora.
  • Develop and prepare different shelter typologies, where required, in close collaboration with Shelter Cluster Technical Coordinator.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Alongside the Shelter Cluster Chair Palestine, contribute to develop and continuously update the SCP Strategy in a consultative process with SC partners including the local government, and ensure that the shelter response is driven by this strategy.
  • Where needed, work with the Gaza cluster team, Gaza cluster partners, and with the Shelter Cluster National Coordinator, to develop strategic guidance specific to the Gaza context and consistent with the Shelter Cluster national strategy
  • Provide coordination services, including facilitating meetings, ensuring that cluster coordination is inclusive, consultative and results oriented.
  • Coordinate within the SCP (or at Inter-Cluster level) shelter needs assessments, including participatory assessments.
  • Support the Shelter Cluster National Coordinator in the establishment and maintenance of the cluster structure, including the cluster core documents and ensure that the SC produces timely analytical shelter reports.
  • Ensure that the shelter response is informed by appropriate relevant Technical Standards and good practice, including among others Sphere; identify the need for, establish and co-chair Technical Working Groups (TWiGs) when necessary, and facilitate support for the TWiGs from the Technical Coordinator.
  • Ensure appropriate collaboration with shelter response-related clusters of Education, Health, Protection, and WASH and the Site Management, and HLP Working Groups, in the work of the Shelter Cluster.
  • Coordinate the integration of cross-cutting issues in the work of the Shelter Cluster, including age, gender, and diversity.
  • Work with the Shelter Cluster Information Management Officer and the SCP team to ensure that the SCP has a functional information management strategy and mechanism to report and share information within the Shelter Cluster, with the other clusters, with the government, with the overall humanitarian community including donors, with NRC internal mechanisms, and with the Global Shelter Cluster.
  • In collaboration with the Shelter Cluster National Coordinator, identify core advocacy concerns for the SC through a consultative process: develop joint cluster/inter-cluster initiatives to ensure regular and consistent advocacy.
  • Alongside the National Coordinator, provide regular updates to NRC Country Director.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.

What you will bring:

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s/ MPhil) in Civil/Structural/Architectural Engineering or another relevant field.
  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience in Shelter, Non-Food Items, at a managerial level in emergency and conflict and post conflict environments.
  • Has experience within the humanitarian architecture (cluster system) and with humanitarian appeals, humanitarian response plans and common humanitarian funds.
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts. Knowledge of Palestinian context id highly desirable.
  • Excellent advocacy and representation skills including the ability to develop strong interpersonal relationships to facilitate communication within the cluster.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile with documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Able to work under pressure and good at timely decision making.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions, meet short deadlines and travel extensively at short notice to support field operations.
  • Fluency in English language is must, both written and verbal.

What we offer:

  • Duty station: Gaza as situation permits, with four-week rotations into Gaza, and with remote work in Jerusalem and Amman as needed
  • Contract: 12 months (renewable conditional on funding and performance)
  • Travel: 50% to NRC Palestine field locations.
  • Salary/benefits: grade 8 on NRC’s salary scale, with accompanying terms and conditions
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

NRC currently has over 3,000 staff across the Middle East dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, WASH, Livelihoods and Food Security, and Information Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) to vulnerable displaced people that were forced to flee.

Background

NRC is the designated Shelter Cluster (SC) Lead Agency in Palestine, coordinating the national cluster and the sub-national clusters in Gaza and the West Bank.

The Senior Shelter Cluster Coordinator Gaza conducts coordination, strategy development and advocacy functions within Gaza, and under the management of the Shelter Cluster Chair Palestine, to ensure NRC’s role as the Shelter Cluster Palestine (SCP) Lead Agency under the Cluster Approach. The Senior Shelter Cluster Coordinator Gaza works within the framework of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), performs a dedicated coordination, strategy development and advocacy function, and together with Shelter Cluster Coordinator, ensures a coherent and effective emergency response by mobilizing groups of agencies, organizations, and NGOs to respond in a strategic manner to the complex humanitarian crises.

The Sub-National Coordinator Gaza also ensures appropriate cross-sectoral coordination at the Gaza level with other related clusters such as Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Protection and the Site Management Working Group as well as others. S/he advocates at the Gaza level for shelter in the humanitarian response and works with the SCP team to: mainstream early recovery activities in the Shelter Cluster, ensure integration of cross-cutting issues into the work of the Shelter Cluster, especially in terms of age, gender, and diversity, and maintain a focus on protection mainstreaming in all Shelter activities.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC’s operations in Palestine here.

ABOUT US

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

How to apply

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will also not be considered.
  • This position is open to candidates who have the legal right to work in Palestine. Due to legal restrictions in obtaining visas for some applicants please click on the link to confirm your eligibility before sending your application. Recruitment will be done on a rolling basis so please send your application here at the earliest opportunity.
  • We receive many applications for each vacant position and so only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email [email protected]with the job title as the subject line.

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