السبت، 19 نوفمبر 2022

Civil Society Development Specialist - Global Communities


Civil Society Development Specialist (multiple vacancies)
West Bank/Gaza Active Citizenry Activity
Location: Ramallah (and additional WB locations to be decided based on needs).
Location: Gaza City

The West Bank/Gaza Active Citizenry Activity (The ACA) funded by USAID and implemented by Global Communities is seeking to hire at least three Civil Society Development Specialists. The ACA aims to increase citizens’ participation in civic life and support their efforts to advocate for positive changes, foster social and political advancement, and improve overall living conditions and prosperity. The ACA will support the civil society sector, Palestinian citizens, media organizations, and other relevant stakeholders to become more active in civic life, decision making and advocacy for citizens’ rights and demands.  
The position will be responsible for supporting a number of organizations that will be assigned to them. We are looking for passionate, dedicated professionals to help us build the world we envision: one of expanded opportunity, where crises give way to resilience and all people thrive.

Responsibilities:
- Conduct organizational needs assessment for the potential partners from the Palestinian civil society organizations (CSOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs).
- Oversee the design and implementation of the capacity strengthening process for the partner CSOs and/or CBOs. This includes internal governance, management, programming, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, and selected technical areas, including advocacy, social inclusion, and media.
- Participate in the design and implementation of technical and/or capacity strengthening activities with the assigned partner organizations. Provide direct technical assistance to the CSOs and/or CBOs in accordance with their needs and priorities and the project’s mandate.
- Contribute to the design and management of grants to the assigned CSO/CBOs and support the successful implementation of the grants’ activities in accordance with best practices and applicable USAID rules and regulations.
- Contribute to the implementation of an outreach plan of the grants’ opportunities using effective tools and methods, and support in conducting information sessions for potential applicants.
- Ensure that program activities are designed and implemented with proper consideration for issues related to meaningful inclusion of women, youth, the disabled, elderly, and other underrepresented groups in the targeted communities.Conduct regular site visits and attend grantee-sponsored events and activities.
- Responsible for effective written analysis, reports and/or oral presentations on their assignments as requested by the supervisor. Contribute to project deliverables including annual workplans, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting as well as MEL related deliverables and milestone schedules Coordinate with colleagues to integrate lessons learned and learning from operations into the project workplan, M&E system, and into the design of new activities.
- Represent Global Communities and overall program interests as necessary and appropriate. Build and maintain strong working relations with key internal and external stakeholders, beneficiaries, suppliers, and partners.
- Provide effective and timely responses to inquiries and concerns in close collaboration with the supervisor and/or COP.
- Conduct other related tasks as requested by the supervisor and/or COP.
- Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to Public or business Administration, Sociology, Political Science, or international development with a minimum of 5 years of experience in capacity building to local CSOs.
- At least five years of experience in a related field, such as governance, civil society or gender support.
- At least five years of grants-management experience in similarly complex, donor-supported programs, preferably with USAID.
- Knowledge/Experience with USAID contract rules and regulations strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to articulate and present technical information clearly and effectively.
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, stakeholders, CSO partners, and international donor agencies.
- Proven ability to communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams is desired. 
- Evidence of effective communication skills, both oral and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the agreement is desired.

Languages:
Full Professional Proficiency in spoken and written English and Arabic are required.

• To apply please send your CV and a cover letter by email to vacancies@chf-pal.org no later than Tuesday November 22, 2022 clearly indicating the position title and location in the subject of the email.
Global Communities positively welcomes and seeks applications from all sections of society.
We are committed to a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of everyone and offers equal opportunity.

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