Gaza Area Manager
Location: Gaza City, oPt
Duration: 12 months renewable, starting the 1st of July 2016
Deadline: 18th of June 2016
Application procedure: send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, reference P2; only pre-selected candidates will be contacted
Summary of Key Functions and Responsibilities
The Area Manager will be leading the development of GVC interventions in Gaza Strip in strict coordination with the Country Representative, the Emergency Coordinator and the Development Coordinator.
Specific functions and tasks:
Representation vis–vis local authorities;
Establish and update contact details of potential Donors active in the area of activity;
Provides a quarterly accomplished work plan of fundraising and external communication activities with relevant stakeholders in his/her area of management;
Participate in Donor meetings at local and, if required, at national level and communicate relevant information to the Country Representative and Sector Coordinators;
Representation amongst other international organizations;
Participate in inter-NGO Coordination meetings, Clusters and those of UN Agencies (OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, FAO, etc. ), and any other relevant inter-governmental institution at local and, if required, at national level;
Ensure maximum visibility of the GVC amongst the NGO community at local level;
Direct line management of the staff based in Gaza, including recruitment, coaching, capacity building and ensuring co-ordination;
Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics (solve out potential conflicts)
Supervise overall financial commitments and financial risk;
Provides directly support to Project Managers of the area of intervention in project implementation;
Lead the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information;
Authorize the requests of expenses of the office to be submitted to Sector Coordinators and Finance Manager;
Contribute to the recruitment of expatriate staff assigned to the relevant area;
Contribute to regular appraisals of directly supervised colleagues and pass appraisal forms to the Country Representative with recommendations (new position, changes to contract or salary etc.);
Supervise the preparation and provide final validation of tender documents and MoUs in cases where GVC is in charge of it. Otherwise the NTC will supervise the tender documents prepared by GVC partners;
Supervision of technical procurement processes;
Contracts execution: progressive stages’ quantity and quality monitoring control;
Final validation of the technical supervision of contracted works;
Ensuring final technical quality of all GVC technical interventions implemented through beneficiary participation;
Authorization of contracts instalments payment;
Authorization and clearing of hand over processes and documentation;
Responsible of the initial planning design of specific projects’ activities and directly in charge of the timeless and accuracy of the implementation of the activities and their budgets, agreed with Sector Coordinators and Country Representative;
Guarantee the follow up of the methodology agreed with Sector Coordinators and Country Representative, under direct supervision of assigned Project Managers;
Contribute to the development of a GVC intervention strategy and lead its implementation at local level;
Support identification and elaboration of new project proposals and budget development, by providing a bi-yearly to the Country Representative in collaboration with Sector Coordinators;
More generally, communicate systematically and provide a bimonthly reports to the Country Representative about the development of the GVC strategy and its implementation in the area;
Ensure a sound and consistent financial planning for the Programs assigned to his/her area of intervention, and provide accurate timely information and data to the assigned Project Managers, and the Financial Manager;
Responsible of the quality of any final output of every line of activities within the projects assigned in his/her area, under the supervision of the dedicated Project Manager and/or Sector Coordinators;
In charge of the Protection Vulnerability Index development and monitoring.
Safety and Security:
In cooperation with the Country Representative, monitor the local security situation and inform Security Focal points of developments through regular verbal and, if required, written reports
Support in updating the security guidelines in the area of intervention
Ensure that security procedures are respected by the whole staff
An advanced university degree or equivalent in the field of Social or Political Science, Development Studies, International relations, Project Management.
Knowledge of main donors’ policy and procedures (UN Agencies, Europeaid, Italian Cooperation).
Project Development and proposal writing.
Project Management Cycle.
Valid and clean driving license.
Essential experience and personal skills:
Minimum 5 years’ of relevant working experience in related fields with a focus in the area of Local Economic Development and/or Governance.
Fluent in written and spoken English;
Previous work experience with international NGOs will be preferred.
Good communication and leadership skills
Ability to perform under stress condition
Capacity to autonomously work and in problems prevention/resolution
Ability to think strategically and conceptually and to translate these into concrete results.
Ability to identify, initiate and maintain good relationships with partner organizations, donors and national authorities including building professional relationships with senior decision-makers and influencers / leaders.
Proven organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks while fostering quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues.
Strong interpersonal relationships and demonstrated ability to leverage business networks and partnerships for continued growth.
Demonstrates integrity by modelling the NGO values and ethical standards
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Computer skills, in particular MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Project
Previous experience in Middle East countries would be considered an asset
Knowledge of Arabic would be considered an asset