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WEWORLD – Deputy Emergency Coordinator – Palestina

WEWORLD sta selezionando un/a Deputy Emergency Coordinator da inserire nella sua operatività in Palestina. Durata 6 mesi. Tipo contratto: Scadenza candidature 01/03/2024

Position: Deputy Emergency Coordinator

Location: Jerusalem/Ramallah/Gaza Strip

Report to: Emergency Coordinator

Grade: Senior level 

Starting date: ASAP

Application deadline: 01/03/2024

Family Duty Station: NO

Working context

WeWorld has been present in the West Bank since 1992 and in Gaza since 1997 with a dual development and humanitarian mandate seeking new solutions to a long-standing crisis. The organisation has been active in the fields of WASH, Shelter, Protection, Economic Development, Health, and Education and is funded mainly by the European Commission, UN agencies, the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and other cooperation agencies. WeWorld in Palestine has 5 offices (central office in Jerusalem and field offices in Gaza City, Ramallah, Hebron and Tubas).

As a response to the current hostilities, WeWorld in Gaza is engaged in a humanitarian intervention to support access to safe Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) services and Shelter, addressing lifesaving needs. These aim to contribute to addressing the needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in different sites and hosting communities by promoting access to water, promoting a safer environment fostering personal and hygiene and sanitation solutions, as well as protecting people’s dignity.

Purpose of the Role

Under the line management of the Emergency Coordinator, the Deputy Emergency Coordinator will provide support in direct oversight and offer technical and strategic leadership for WeWorld’s emergency response in Gaza. The role includes supervising and managing the delivery of program activities and emergency funds. Additionally, the Deputy Emergency Coordinator supports the Emergency Coordinator and Country Representative in developing WeWorld’s emergency program strategy, ensuring linkages and coherence with WeWorld protocols, standards, and procedures. The Deputy Emergency Coordinator will also assist in liaising and coordinating with all relevant stakeholders involved in the Gaza Humanitarian Response, as well as with relevant donors and local authorities. Collaboration and coordination with all members of the Emergency Response Team are integral aspects of the Deputy Emergency Coordinator’s responsibilities.

Main functions and duties

Program Implementation

  • Contribute to developing strategy, technical guidance and Standards of Procedures for the emergency response
  • Assist the Emergency Coordinator on ensuring quality compliance with all donor proposals, budgets and donor reports related to Emergency response
  • Ensure high technical quality program management of the emergency response
  • In close collaboration with the Emergency Technical specialists, contribute to the development of strategic response activities plans
  • Co-lead on proposal writing for emergency grants, and additional project top-ups related to emergency programming
  • Support on ensuring compliance and adherence to WeWorld policies, guidance and procedures
  • Assist the Emergency Coordinator in providing supervision, direction and guidance to Emergency team, including monitoring and evaluating the performances and identify development needs


  • Ensure representation of WeWorld in relevant Sector/Clusters working groups and Humanitarian response platforms
  • Support on represents the organization vis a vis the local authorities
  • Participate in Donor and monitoring meetings under the guidance of the Emergency Coordinator
  • Ensure visibility according to WeWorld Standards and Guidelines

Safety & security

  • Acts in close coordination with Security Advisor and the Emergency Coordinator on the planning of movement, operations and activities
  • Adheres to, and promotes, Safety, Security and Risk Policies, standards, plans and procedures and assist on ensures the emergency and local team follows security rules and procedures;
  • Support the Emergency Coordinator and the Country Director on the development of emergency preparedness and contingency planning

Finance, Administration and logistics

  • Supports the Emergency Coordinator on directing and coordinating with functional areas including but not limited to Human Resources, Finance, Procurement, Logistics to ensure the successful execution of the emergency program
  • Assists in budget preparation and monitors emergency program operating and expenditures
  • Performs other routine and emergency duties as required

Job Specifications


Qualifications and Knowledge

  • An advanced university degree or equivalent in the field of Humanitarian Aid, Social or Political Science, Development Studies, International relations, Project Management
  • Knowledge of main donors’ policies and procedures (ECHO, UN Agencies)
  • Good computer skills, in particular MS Office package
  • Fluency in English written and oral

Professional experience

  • At least 4 years’ relevant working experience in humanitarian settings
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Project Cycle Management for emergency programs and interventions
  • Proven experience in project proposal writing and reporting.
  • Good understanding of finance and logistics requirements in humanitarian settings
  • Experience in Security Management

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal relationships and demonstrated ability to leverage business networks and partnerships for continued growth
  • Good communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to perform under stress condition
  • Capacity to work autonomously 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
  • Integrity in line with the Humanitarian Principles and ethical standards
  • Strong commitment to WeWorld Mission
  • Cultural, gender, religion, and age sensitivity and adaptability


  • Experience in WASH/Shelter
  • Knowledge of the Arabic language, written and verbal
  • Knowledge of Italian language, written and verbal
  • Proven experience in project proposal writing


Type of contract: a 3 (three) month + 3 (three) collaboration contract renewable subject to verification of the achievement of specific objectives (these objectives will be agreed together with the Country Representative upon arrival on assignment)

Economic conditions to be defined according to WeWorld Expatriates Compensation Policy: Base Salary (seniority/role held) + Contributions (role complex and hardship based on place of work; schooling, flights for children and insurance coverage for children)

Other conditions: Tax Treatment: equal tax treatment between Italian and foreign residents is guaranteed

Annual leave: 2,5 days/month (working days)

Flight ticket: one return flight every 12 months of contract

Health insurance: covered

R&R: YES (To be defined)


WeWorld supports people in overcoming emergencies, and it strives to guarantee that everyone can have a decent and dignified life as well as opportunities and a better future. WeWorld works in 27 countries around the world, including in Italy, with more than 120 emergency, humanitarian aid and development projects. Its activities mainly involve women, girls and young people, actors of change in every community for a fairer and more inclusive world. The organization operates in several natural and man-made crisis in various regions of the world. The emergency response, coordinated by the Humanitarian Aid Unit, is composed by multi-sectorial interventions comprising of WASH, EiE, CVA, Food Security, Protection, and others. The organization operates also in protracted crisis with provision of humanitarian aid through a prevention, emergency relief and rehabilitation approach.

How to apply:

Please send Cover Letter and CV at the link.

The recruitment process may be closed early if a suitable candidate is found. Due to the large number of applications, we apologise in advance and will only respond to those profiles deemed suitable for the role.


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