Starting date : January 2020
Duration of Mission: 6 months (renewable)
Location: Ramallah, Occupied Palestinian Territory
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or those hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapse by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads on average 200 projects a year in the following sectors of intervention: Food Security, Health, Nutrition, Construction and Rehabilitation of infrastructures, Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Economic Recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 6 million people in 22 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
The distinctive characteristics and drivers of the humanitarian crisis in the oPt remain directly related to the impact of prolonged belligerent occupation. Protection issues persists, driven by the systematic denial of Palestinian rights, structural barriers to Palestinian development, conflict and lack of accountability for violations of international law, which in turn result in chronic humanitarian needs and dependence on relief. In the West Bank, 881,000 Palestinians are in need of protection (Humanitarian Response Strategy 2018-2020) due to recurrent violations of IHL and IHRL. In Area C, East Jerusalem and H2 Hebron a coercive environment prevails, which encourages the non-consensual displacement of Palestinians from their homes and lands. This coercive environment is generated through ‘push factors’ that lead to forcible transfer, including demolitions, settler and military violence and harassment, as well as restrictions on movement and access to resources, basic services and humanitarian assistance. These processes occur largely in areas slated for settlement expansion. The increase in settler violence affecting Palestinians that began in 2017 has continued in 2019. Nablus, Hebron, and Ramallah governorates continue to remain the primary hotspots, accounting for 72 per cent of all recorded incidents.
The situation in Gaza Strip (GS) is a protracted protection crisis with humanitarian consequences considering a grim combination of economic de-development linked to the consequences of prolonged occupation and continuous violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL). The GS has undergone 3 consecutive wars in 2008-2009, 2012 and 2014, resulting in the International Community establishing contingency and response planning for large scale emergencies. Moreover, the blockade and freedom of movement restrictions are two factors depriving the Gaza population of a well-functioning economy and socio-economic opportunities resulting in high unemployment rates. The challenges faced in terms of availability and access of supplies and spare parts for businesses in the Gazan markets is increasingly challenging. Moreover, the humanitarian situation deteriorated markedly in 2017 due to an escalation in the internal Palestinian political divide, following the decision in March by the de facto Hamas leadership to establish a parallel structure to run local ministries in Gaza. In response, the Palestinian Authority (PA) reduced payments for electricity, the allowances of public employees, and payments for the referral of patients for treatment outside Gaza. Longer power outages have negatively impacted the basic health and water and sanitation services, and limited the ability of farmers to irrigate their lands, further undermining food security and livelihood. These developments have had a devastating impact on an already fragile situation and have led to increased protection concerns and wave of protests such as the Great March of Return. About 80% of people in Gaza receive food assistance and other forms of social transfers which enable scarce cash resources to be spent on other essentials, preventing a further deterioration of food security and livelihood status, and reducing the impact of negative coping mechanisms
PUI’s strategy/position in the country
PUI’s strategy focuses on providing support to populations affected by the coercive environment and subsequent violations of IHL/HR in both the West Bank (WB) and the Gaza Strip (GS). It combined several sectors to prevent the loss of livelihoods and displacements of population as a consequence of protection threats, lack of services (Health, Education, WASH), and lack of access to agricultural lands or job opportunities.
As part of our activities in Iraq, we are looking for Deputy Head of Mission
The DHoM’s main objective is to ensure the accountability of PUI’s programs in the oPt.
The DHoM is expected to contribute to the quality assurance of program implementation across all grants. He/she reports to the Head of Mission, in whose absence the Deputy provides interim coverage.
The DHoM is responsible for cross-cutting programmatic information management, sound design of and overseeing assessments, monitoring and evaluation, and ensuring that information collected is reflected upon, used to improve ongoing projects, and incorporated into consistently high quality grant proposals and reports.
Working under the supervision of the Head of Mission and in close collaboration with the Field Coordinators, she/he will be responsible for coordinating project cylcle management and constantly improving the M&E system, ensuring that grant proposals, donors’ reports and internal reports are timely and of a high quality, stimulating a constant learning and capacity building process specifically to strengthen national staff capacities.
Finally, she/he will be a key player in the strategy elaboration upon the Head of Mission leadership and in collaboration with the Field Coordinators, both on programmatic and organizational aspects.
She/he will technically manages a team of monitoring and evaluation officers/managers as well as technical advisors (protection and livelihoods) and collaborate closely with the Field Coordinators and with other departments when and as required .
Tasks and activities:
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|Expériences / Formation du candidat||Training:|
Knowledge and skills:
Languages: English is necessary, French and Arabic are assets.
|Experience||3 à 5 ans|
|Fonctions||Gestion de projets/programmes, Direction et administration|
|Secteurs d’activité||Gestion crise / post-crise|
|Pays||Moyen Orient, Territoires palestiniens|
|Salaire / Indemnité|
|Comment postuler||If you wish to apply, follow this link and fill in the form on our website.|
|Postuler en ligne||https://www.premiere-urgence.org/offres-emploi/occupied-palestinian-territory-a-deputy-head-of-mission-in-ramallah/|
|Date de fin de validité||29/02/2020|