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GVC – Emergency Programme Coordinator – OPT

La ONG GVC sta selezionando un/a Emergency Programme Coordinator da inserire nella sua operatività nei Territori Palestinesi Occupati. Scadenza candidature 31 agosto 2017



Location: oPt – Ramallah
Job Title: Emergency Programme Coordinator
Starting date: 8 October 2017
Expected duration: 6 months renewable
Application deadline: 31 August 2017
Application procedure: send CV to reference P8, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Job Description
GVC has been active in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) since 1992. Historically the organization has implemented activities including rehabilitation and provision of WASH assets and infrastructures; rehabilitation and provision of livelihoods assets; reinforcement of health and education services; and, supporting good governance. Currently GVC works in both humanitarian aid and development, aiming to:
Provide access to basic services and available natural resources.
Strengthen the protection of vulnerable communities through an integrated community-based approach.
Enhance socio-economic development.
At present, the main donors are Italy (AICS), Belgium (DGD), the EU (DG ECHO), UNICEF and Italian Decentralized Regional cooperation.
Within this framework, GVC is recruiting an Emergency Programme Coordinator (EPC) who will be responsible for managing, coordinating, supervising, monitoring and reporting on the activities related to the GVC emergency projects in oPt.


Main tasks and responsibilities
Under the general direction of the Country Representative, the EPC will be required to familiarize himself/herself with all aspects of the execution of the GVC emergency projects.
More specifically, she/he will be responsible for the following:


Programme development:
In collaboration with Country Representative and GVC technical coordinators, develop and implement an appropriate and effective strategy related to the Emergency Sector, setting clear objectives and indicators
Develop new proposals, aligned to the GVC Country Strategy, in collaboration with Country Representative, the Development Coordinator and GVC technical coordinators, involving a multisector approach, expanding the intervention of GVC into new sectors
Support donor relations by contributing to the production of various communication products for donors and accompanying donors during the field visits in coordination with programme and field office colleagues
Provide strategic and technical guidance on key components of GVC’s emergency work to foster good practice and ensure that humanitarian minimum standards are met in all sectors.


Project development and management:
Monitor and support planning of project activities, ensuring effective delivery in line with donor requirements and GVC’s mission
Prepare internal and external reports to ensure effective information flows and external reporting deadlines are met
Ensure timely information on progress and results is available by compiling, organizing, analyzing, monitoring, and preparing data for situation reports, fact sheets, donor reports, briefing notes, and other reporting products
Undertake field visits to gather the information on results related to the emergency response activities to ensure that all data from the field is captured, documented and reported in a results-based and timely manner for donors and internal purposes
Coordinate with GVC technical coordinators to better ensure the information flow, monitoring and reporting on project implementation, and provide financial and strategic oversight where required.
Communication and coordination:
Participate in Cluster/Sector coordination meetings and other emergency working groups or coordination meetings, as required, representing GVC and feeding back to the Country Representative and GVC technical coordinators on relevant issues, and following up on relevant action points
Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent and supportive communication with the assigned project staff, GVC technical coordinators as well as other relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs), with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships
Provide effective representation for GVC to donors, national and local authorities, partners and other relevant stakeholders in the country.


Required qualifications, skills and experience
An advanced university degree or equivalent in the field of Social or Political Science, Development Studies, International relations, Project Management.


A minimum of 6 years of relevant working experience in related fields, preferably with a special focus on the Protection sector
Experience in budget preparation, budget monitoring and analysis are required
Knowledge of main donors’ policy and procedures (UN Agencies, EU, ECHO, Italian Cooperation)
Sound knowledge of project cycle management and good humanitarian Principles
Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and team skills
Capacity to work under stress
A good problem-solver with demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and creating efficiencies
Ability to take initiative, integrity, credibility and a desire to increase responsibilities and develop leadership skills
Capacity to work autonomously and in problem 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
Excellent computer skills including full working knowledge MS Office and Internet
Valid and clean driving license.

Language requirements: Fluency in English both written and verbal.


Will constitute a plus
Previous experience in Middle East countries would be considered an asset
Knowledge of Italian and/or Arabic would be considered an asset.


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