الاثنين، 13 سبتمبر 2021

JOBS\ Two Project Officers - American Friends Service Committee (Quakers)


The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is an international organization that is committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian services. Its work is based on the belief in the worth of every person to overcome violence and injustice.
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Gaza, Palestine Country office is seeking a qualified candidate to work on program implementation in Gaza.

SCOPE OF WORK: under the overall supervision and management of the Palestine Program Manager, the Project Officer is responsible for the operational humanitarian response and strategy, the implementation and programming of AFSC activities in Gaza. This includes administrative supervision, budget management, grant compliance and local partner relations. The ideal candidate can identify the population’s needs and the humanitarian issues at stake. He/She is able to prioritize, coordinate, and work effectively in a stressful environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Project administration
- Map, assess and identify partners in Gaza to implement the priorities of the Gaza Program.
- Prepares and leads the implementation of project activities from existing operational plan.
- Works closely with partner staff on executing the activities in each project location.
- Oversees the implementation of large project events such as conferences and gatherings.
- Develops and strengthens understanding of our project management cycle with project staff and partners.
- Compiles reports received from partners and submits monthly activity reports to PM.
- Completes monthly budget projections and tracks expenditures.
- Participates in the planning of budget and tracks activity expenses occurred against cash projections.
- Procures project equipment (in coordination with Logistics Officer/Assistant where applicable), within authorization levels set in the In-Field Authorization Levels policy.
- Coordinates facility upgrades based on the needs of the project site.
- Monitors security situation in project location and reports to the PM.

Networking, representation, and partnership building
- Shares activity plans with local NGOs, CBOs (community-based organizations) and looks for synergies and opportunities to work together.
- Maintains a positive working relationship with concerned line ministries.
- Ensures implementation of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) and agreements with partner organizations.
- Coordinates planning meetings with partners and represents AFSC in various platforms.
- Conducts assessment surveys to determine the NGOs that AFSC could partner with and initiates partnerships.
- Ensures partners are in compliance with AFSC Code of Conduct and Child Safeguarding policy.

Monitoring and reporting
- Visits project locations to oversee activities, events and collect information to report on project outcomes.
- Works with partner organizations to develop their understanding of AFSC’s monitoring and evaluation system as it relates to reporting project activities.
- Ensures accurate collection and timely submission of quantitative and qualitative monitoring information according to AFSC monitoring tools.
- Submits regularly reports to PM and occasionally external stakeholders including partners and donors.
- Provides quarterly updates of lessons learned and best practices to project team, stakeholders and the PM.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, international relations, development, social sciences, or another related field.
- Excellent professional record of accomplishment with at least three years’ experience in project administration, programming and project development, community work, programs, youth-empowerment, education programs, human rights.

Competencies/personal attributes
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.
- Self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Strong development and team building skills.
- Knowledge of the context and the culture in Gaza.

Technical Skills
- Computer literacy in outlook, MS Word and Excel.
- Understand project management cycle.
- Effective report writing and analytical skills.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English.

Working Environment, and Travel:
These positions are based in Gaza with the possibility of travel to other countries in the region.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send their CV along with a cover letter to the email: Afsc2po@gmail.com
Please indicate GZ PO 21 in the email subject. Emails without subject this title will not be qualified.
Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be qualified.

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