Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries as part of a global movement for change. We aim to empower people to create a future that is secure, just, and free from poverty. Oxfam has been present in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel (OPTI) since the 1950s, and established country office in the 1980s. We work with the most vulnerable Communities in the occupied Palestinian Territory.
Oxfam is looking for a
40 hours per week (100%)
1 year contract (renewable)
Estimated starting date: January 1st 2016 Subject to donor contract
Based in Jerusalem
Purpose of the function
In the framework of a three year consortium project, Wujood: Strengthening the resilience of vulnerable Palestinian communities in East Jerusalem, the Program Officer (PO) will specifically ensure efficient coordination and facilitation of the implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the project and will contribute to the implementation of Oxfams country strategy in close co-operation with local partner organisations and other Oxfam affiliates. .
Building on the phase I, Protect the Rights and Improve the Resilience of Vulnerable Communities in East Jerusalem, (2012-2015) funded by the EU and co-financed by Oxfam Novib, the phase II consortium project will be implemented by Oxfam Novib together with four Palestinian Organizations (Palestinian Agricultural Development Association (PARC), Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS), Womens Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC), and the Palestinian Counselling Centre (PCC).. The project aims at promoting the active participation of Palestinian communities and civil society in the Old City, Silwan, Al Tur, Esawiyyeh and Sur Baher to access and protect their social, legal and economic rights. The implementation of the project is expected to start on January 1st 2016 subject to the formal approval of the project.
The PO will report directly to Oxfam Novibs Associate Country Director (ACD).
-Main tasks of the function:
-Manage and coordinate a 3-year consortium program in East Jerusalem working closely with the finance officer. Communication officer and monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability (MEAL) officer and other staff assigned to the project.
-Maintain direct contacts with partners on implementation progress (mainly related to emergency preparedness and response, womens economic empowerment, youth identity, and womens rights);
-Lead and coordinate all program technical and steering committee meetings with implementing partners and related stakeholders;
-Provide input as required for the implementation of the program(s) and contribute to identifying, facilitating and, if needed, monitoring capacity building processes for partners;
-Ensure that narrative and financial reporting and other requirements relating to contract management are met in line with donor agreements and Oxfams policies and procedures. In specific, you are responsible to compile and edit quarterly, semi-annual, and annual narrative reporting to the back-donor together with relevant staff;
-Maintain a sound relationship with the donor at operational level, working closely with the institutional funding officer;
-Initiate and facilitate the documentation of knowledge & information generated throughout the project in coordination with implementing partners to strengthen the effectiveness and implementation of the project especially lessons learned;
-Facilitate networking and synergy building between partners and relevant external actors and stakeholders in the OPT, especially in East Jerusalem Ensure that all relevant project data, documents, publications, communication is properly registered in Oxfam Novibs information management and administrative system including proper and timely archiving (digital and hard copies) .
-Document and share learning generated from the project implementation to inform Oxfams strategic thinking, programming and fundraising on the subject matter under consideration.
Required knowledge level:
-Completed an academic degree in social sciences and/or a related discipline in development cooperation;
-Demonstrated several years of relevant working experience in similar positions in the OPT, and have an affinity with international development issues;
-Knowledgeable about the key issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and East Jerusalem in specific;
-Solid understanding and knowledge of human rights law and rights-based approach
-Good conceptual and practical knowledge of womens rights and gender justice
-Extensive experience (at least 3 years) with EU contract management, and preferably experience in managing consortia;
-More than 5 years experience in project cycle management
-Experience in organisational analysis and partnership building with civil society organizations,
-A good understanding and experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning to support in program development, project implementation and impact measurement ;
-Analytical thinking skills and abilities to influence others;
-Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
-Excellent social skills and demonstrated ability to be a team player; and
-Excellent written and verbal skills in English with the ability to adapt tone and style to meet the specific needs and requirements of a diverse number of stakeholders. Command of Arabic is an asset.
The employee will be contracted by Oxfam Novib according to Israeli labour legislation with a competitive, fair and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. Indicative salary range: 126,309 189,463 ILS gross per annum. The position and starting date is dependent on the donor contract.
Are you interested? Send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae, mentioning the job title in the subject line, to
to the attention of Marta Lorenzo Rodriquez no later than January 10th 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will have their application acknowledged.
Oxfam is an equal opportunity organization
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