ICLA Project Manager Palestine Jerusalem

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This is a Professional contract, Grade 8 (NRC) contract. More about Professional contract, Grade 8 (NRC) contracts.

Job Purpose

The Information Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Project Manager will be responsible for the technical quality, timely implementation and monitoring of the delegated project portfolio, ensuring alignment with project outcomes, strategy and design. The following is a brief description of the role.

What you will do:

  1. Contribute to the development of Country, Area and ICLA strategies as well as initiate and participate in the development of relevant ICLA projects
  2. Coordinate and manage ICLA project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) while ensuring that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and assess new and better ways to assist in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  3. Provide technical direction and take responsibility for overall progress and achievement of key objectives within the following parameters: time, cost, scope, benefits and risk.
  4. Coordinate preparation of work plans and progress reports for ICLA teams
  5. Contribute to the funding proposals, project budgets and donor reports
  6. Work actively with the protection, M&E, Grants, Finance, HR, Logistics and Compliance units to ensure strong mainstreaming of core NRC principles across project activities
  7. Develop, manage and monitor project budget in cooperation with the Head of Program Operations, ICLA PDM and ICLA Coordinator, including: budget expenditures, forecast vis-à-vis project implementation and coordinate across Core Competencies (CCs)
  8. Oversee management of ICLA implementing partners, ensuring harmonized approach to partnership across ICLA’s portfolio in line with NRC policy, guidance notes and tool-kits
  9. Evaluate, review and perform quality control of ongoing and completed ICLA projects in the relevant area
  10. Lead the coordination of external engagement within West Bank Protection Consortium, critical donors and other key humanitarian actors
  11. Actively promote and operationalize synergies between ICLA and other NRC programmes and relevant humanitarian organizations
  12. Liaise and maintain strong relationships with local partners, relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  13. Regularly gather information on relevant laws, policies, and practices operative in West Bank and ensure ICLA teams and humanitarian partners have access to such information.
  14. Contribute to identification of trends in conditions/standards and donor priorities and assess better ways to assist beneficiaries
  15. Provide supervision, manage performance and ensure project staff development through capacity building and transfer of skills.
  16. Provide regular progress reports to ICLA PDM and Head of Program Operations
  17. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  18. Develop and ensure implementation of ICLA case management and Monitoring & Evaluation tools
  19. Lead the tender process to select framework agreements with ICLA consultants

Professional Competencies and Qualifications Required

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

  • An undergraduate university degree in law is strongly preferred. Other degrees may be considered if the candidate has a sufficiently strong background in protection related work.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position, preferably in a humanitarian/recovery context, partnerships, civil society strengthening and/or legal assistance projects. Experience with ICLA or related legal aid programme highly desirable.
  • Relevant legal expertise with proven ability to work effectively with national and local civil society organizations
  • Documented technical competences and results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the legal and judicial context of Palestine highly desirable
  • Experience in advocacy and working in complex politically humanitarian context
  • Experience of working in consortia and with donors (ECHO, FCDO, etc.)
  • Excellent coordination, communication (verbal and written) and networking skills
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile with ability to exercise cultural sensitivity.
  • Excellent command in Microsoft Applications
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Behavioural competencies

  • Strategic thinking
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people

What We Offer

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

We offer an opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause and a chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take initiative.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve, and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

Additional Information:

Duty Station: Jerusalem

Duration of contract: Fixed term 12 Months (with possibility of renewal)

Grade 8 in NRC's grading structure

Reports to: ICLA Programme Development Manager

Provides supervision to: ICLA Project Staff

We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates to be sent on or before July 25, 2022.

All applications should be submitted in English!

This position is open to qualified candidates of all nationalities!

Please ensure you attach copies of your academic and professional certificates.

For further details you can view a copy of the full JD here.

Added 2 months ago - Updated 2 months ago - Source: nrc.no