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CESVI – Head of Mission and Project Manager – OPT

Cesvi sta selezionando un/a Head of Mission and Project Manager da inserire nella sua operatività in Palestina. Durata 6 mesi. Scadenza candidature 31/12/2019

Head of Mission and Project Manager – OPT


Cesvi has been working in Palestine since 1994 and it has developed over the years an expertise in the area of solid waste management, water and sanitation. Cesvi implemented various projects in partnership with relevant actors in the sector and active participation in the WASH cluster and other coordination networks.

The implemented activities are mainly: construction of water treatment systems, pipelines and sanitation facilities, distribution of household water treatment and safe storage units, implementation of behavior change approaches to improve sanitation and hygiene in remote areas. Development or improvement of solid waste management systems – including strategies and plans – construction of facilities (e.g. transfer stations) and implementation of hygiene awareness campaigns.

Cesvi is currently implementing projects in the Governorates Hebron, in East Jerusalem, and Gaza, in consortium with local and international partners. The ongoing projects are funded by AICS (Italian Cooperation), EU, UNICEF and the World Bank.

The Head of Mission will work under the supervision of the Desk Officer and she/he has to coordinate PMs and Country Administrator.

Total estimative yearly budget 1 ML – 1.5 ML.


The collaboration will start in March 2020.

The main duty station will be Jerusalem with short missions to Hebron, Gaza and other cities in West Bank.

The Head of Mission – Project Manager responds to Cesvi Desk Officer in the HQ.

As Head of Mission s/he will in charge of:

  • Coordination and overall supervision of Country’s programmes and procedures
  • Management of Cesvi offices, goods, documentation and procurement
  • Human Resources management
  • Implementation of Safeguarding policies –Adult at risk/Child Safeguarding/PSEA
  • Lead in the definition and development of the Palestine Programme strategy
  • Coordination and representation with stakeholders
  • Writing and submitting new proposals, donors acquisition
  • Act in accordance with national legislation (Palestinian)
  • Security Management
  • Strengthen and promote Cesvi image in Palestine

As Project Manager s/he will in charge of ensure that project activities are implemented on time and according to the approved project documentation:

  • Definition and implementation of project activities
  • Monitoring of project activities and identification of necessary amendments, in accordance with the Desk officer
  • Coordination with project partners for the activities to be implemented; drafting of MoUs to be submitted to HQ for revision (Legal dept) and authorization of signature (desk officer)
  • Coordination with other PMs, for project implemented in the same area to avoid duplication and overlapping and promote synergy of intervention
  • Ensuring the correct filing of project documentation
  • Financial management, procurement procedures and purchases related to the assigned projects, in collaboration with the local administrator and under the supervision of the HQ accountants for the correct allocation of costs.
  • Management of project donors’ relations, in coordination with the Desk officer
  • Drafting of reports and submission of documentation to the donor (through the HQ) ensuring the achievement of the expected results foreseen in the project document for the related period
  • Ensure proper filling of project documents
  • Management of the relation with project’s stakeholders
  • Contribute to the definition of the internal procedures manual
  • Efficient management of the office, goods and means
  • Coordination with HQ for visibility activities related to the assigned projects


  • University degree in human right law, social science, or development work or another relevant topic.
  • Master in international cooperation
  • Minimum 5years of relevant experience in NGO environment in management, administration and implementation of emergency and development projects better in in the field of waste and wash
  • Prior experience in in Palestine or MENA countries
  • Extensive experience of working within a senior management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
  • Experience of managing multi-donor and multi-site programmes
  • Previous experience with the management of Programme based Mission
  • Familiarity with the wash/Waste sector/subsector
  • Knowledge of effective financial and budgetary planning and control, review and evaluation
  • Ability to produce timely project proposals and high-quality narrative reports
  • Knowledge of main Donors (EU-DEVCO, Italian MFA, UN, others International)
  • Excellent project writing and developing policies, plans, and strategies for implementation, if needed
  • High level of IT skills (Office package)
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken
  • Skills in developing, delivering and evaluating training for staff members
  • Effective team membership integration ability
  • Good communication and leadership skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strategic thinking and innovation
  • Solid diplomatic skills: the ability to manage a variety of internal and external relationships, especially with partners.
  • Self-motivated, able to take initiative, resilient and able to work independently.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively
  • Highly result oriented with the ability to manage workload and stress
  • Flexible and with a positive attitude


  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Effective team membership integration ability
  • Knowledge of Arabic


Cesvi has a zero tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, representatives or partners.

Cesvi commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process performance.

Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their application.


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