Preliminary Job Information
Job Title : HYGIENE PROMOTER (1 POSITION)
Country & Base of Posting : OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, GAZA OFFICE
Contract Duration : 4 MONTHS - FULL TIME (WITH 2 MONTHS’ PROBATION PERIOD)
Starting Date ASAP
Salary According to the GVC terms of employment for local staff
General Information on the Mission
GVC – Gruppo di Volontariato Civile, is a non-governmental, secular, and independent organization, founded in Bologna in 1971. We are active in international development aid projects with complex action strategies: from humanitarian aid to populations suffering from conflicts and natural disasters to reconstruction, hygiene, and food security; from rural development to education, to the protection of women's and children's rights.
In over forty years of activity, GVC has operated in all parts of the world, carrying out thousands of projects. We collaborate with public institutions, cultural associations, cooperatives, and Italian and European NGOs, organizing seminars, conferences, exhibits and festivals, laboratories in school and training courses for teachers. We produce educational materials and carry out communication activities on sensitive issues such as differences, human rights, women's issues, sustainable trade, and biodiversity.
BACKGROUND: since 1967, occupation and political stagnation have directly affected the socio-economic situation of the Palestinian population. The movement restrictions policy are severely limiting Palestinians’ access to essential services and markets, and leading to serious and negative impact upon all aspects of their lives, and mainly their livelihoods.
Palestine is a sui generis case for aid delivery and cooperation, due notably to the occupation and the fragmentation of the territory. Efficiency and performance of development cooperation continue to be challenged by the Israeli occupation of Palestine, in all sectors NGOs are involved in. Palestine is divided into the Gaza Strip (under the control of de facto authorities not recognised by the international community), East Jerusalem (a de facto annexation by Israel also not recognised) and the West Bank (over which the Palestinian Authority (PA) has entire control only on Area A, i.e. 18% of the West Bank). The PA has therefore only a very limited authority, both in terms of territory and legal jurisdiction.
The situation of the PA remains challenging, with the persistence of a systemic fiscal crisis and crisis of political legitimacy following the suspension of the Palestinian Legislative Council in 2007 and the absence of national elections subsequently. In July 2013 direct talks were resumed between Israelis and Palestinians in the context of the Middle East Peace Process with the ambitious aim of achieving -agreement on all final status issues within nine months. The failure of the peace talking and the operation “Protective Edge” leaded to a more tense escalation, for which international NGOs are challenged to respond with innovative and sustainable cooperation strategies.
GVC’s Development Strategy in the Country
The consolidation of the PA institutional infrastructure open to foster democratic participation of civil society, through the improvement of representative processes and the implementation of specific effective tools to promote dialogue. These criteria should lead any kind of intervention, preparing both decentralized institution and civil society to better advocate for a final recognition of Palestinian statehood.
GVC focuses strategically on 4 main sectors for its development program, namely:
-Local Development and Governance
-Integrate Water Resource Management
-LRRD: Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development
Tasks and Responsibilities
In the framework of a UNICEF funded project, GVC is aiming at providing humanitarian response to improve the basic water, sanitation and hygiene conditions of the most vulnerable people in the Gaza Strip. Hygiene promotion activities are an important part of the project aiming at increasing awareness and strengthen hygiene practices of the most vulnerable people in the targeted areas. For this purpose, GVC - Gaza Office is currently looking for a qualified candidate to carry out the following tasks and responsibilities:
-To lead the hygiene promotion activities in coordination with the local partner CBOs in the field.
-To participate in the design and implementation of the pre WASH needs assessment.
-To identify the needs and resources required for hygiene promotion activities.
-To plan, design, implement and monitor the hygiene promotion action according to the pre-assessment.
-To develop and adapt interactive participatory approach throughout the design and the delivery of all hygiene promotion activities.
-To ensure that hygiene promotion activities are in line with the planned framework and meet the project objectives and required outputs.
-To prepare and hold training courses to improve the capacity of the partner CBOs in term of WASH.
-To organize hygiene promotion campaigns, workshops and meetings to develop the knowledge of the targeted HHs in term of WASH and hygienic practices.
-To monitor, evaluate and update the implemented activities on regular basis.
-To write minutes with conclusions, recommendations and action points resulting from all meetings and field visits.
-To participate in the writing of any technical documents related to the implementation of hygiene promotion activities (ToR, surveys, reporting, etc.).
-To participate in the coordination for the designing and the distribution of the hygiene and cleaning kits.
-To maintain a contacts network for a strong collaboration between the main actors and stakeholders.
-To prepare progress reports on regular basis including references to achievement, obstacles faced and solutions taken to overcome them.
-To carry out any other duties as requested by the Project Manager.
Works in Coordination with
Core and Functional Competences
-Minimum university degree in the field of public health, WASH, social/environmental science or any relevant field.
-Minimum of 7 years of experience in related field.
-Solid experience in public awareness and hygiene promotion context in the Gaza Strip.
-Good knowledge and proven experience in the Communication for Development (C4D) strategy and the key related approaches such as Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) and Communication for Social Change (CfSC).
-Good knowledge about the WASH situation in the Gaza Strip.
-Good knowledge of and extensive practice in gender approach.
-Good knowledge of activities monitoring and evaluation.
-Previous experience with international and local NGOs.
Required Personal Characteristics and Skills
-Computer skills, in particular MS Applications.
-Fluency in reading, writing and speaking in both Arabic and English.
-Ability to work under pressure.
-Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks while fostering quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues.
-To display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability, with qualities of patience and diplomacy.
-To demonstrate integrity by modelling the NGO’s values and ethical standards.
-Excellent communication skills and ability to properly represent GVC.
Interested candidates should send their CVs along with a cover letter, both in English, to
no later than 06/11/2016. Please indicate the reference “HP/Gaza-2016” in any correspondence. Only the short listed candidates will be considered.
Due to the urgency to fill the position, GVC reserves the right to recruit a candidate before the above mentioned deadline.
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