Deputy Coordinator of the Consortium – Palestine – Gaza – Occupied Palestinian Territory

Temporary contract – 36 months

Start date: 11/01/2022

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With 40 years of experience, Première Urgence Internationale offers :

  • Supports nearby 6 million beneficiaries
  • With more than 100 million euros annual budget
  • present in 22 countries, on 5 continents

Thanks to the work and commitment of:

  • More than 2000 national staffs
  • Around 200 Expatriates from 45 different nationalities
  • and 90 employees at the headquarters

PUI works in 10 areas of intervention and is characterized by the implementation of an integrated approach in its response. This method aims to identify and understand the needs of everyone affected by a crisis. Our teams come together to respond quickly to the basic needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises around the world, helping them regain their independence and dignity.

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Concentrate on our activities in Palestine

PUI has been working in the occupied Palestinian territories since 2002. Her overarching goal in the oPt is to provide assistance and protection to the most vulnerable Palestinians. PUI helps protect Palestinian rights, improve access to essential humanitarian services and build resilience of the most vulnerable groups by applying an integrated multisectoral approach based on the needs, vulnerabilities and priorities of individuals and communities . Since 2017, PUI has implemented projects related to cultural heritage in the Gaza Strip through various fundings. At two archaeological sites (the Monastery of Saint Hilarion in the parish of Nuseirat and the Byzantine Church of Mukheitim in Jabaliya), PUI, in partnership with the French Biblical and Archaeological School of Jerusalem (EBAF) and in collaboration with various CBOs, has carried out a program of conservation, des protection and promotion of tangible and intangible heritage. These included archaeological activities to restore and stabilize the remains, international training and knowledge-sharing programs, cultural activities of various kinds, and community mobilization events around cultural heritage protection.

In 2022, PUI secured funding from the Agence Française de Development (AFD) to implement a five-year conservation and socio-economic development project on the Saint Hilarion Monastery site. The main objectives revolve around: I. Infrastructures and site improvement based on the recommendation of a Conservation and Management Plan (CMP) and in particular the creation of an interpretation center aimed at welcoming the public as well as developing cultural activities, scientific mediation and exhibitions. This objective also includes the construction of a protective cover over the archaeological remains and a photovoltaic system to generate revenue for the site and thus allow the development of a sustainable and innovative economic model. II. Development of a training program for young people in the fields of heritage preservation, restoration and valorization, cultural outreach, site management and technical maintenance, scientific and cultural programming. III. Creation of a communication plan and outreach aimed at promoting the location of St. Hilarion outside Gaza in East Jerusalem and the West Bank through the establishment of exhibitions and innovative tools. IV. Co-construction of charters and coordination mechanisms to establish a robust governance framework to ensure sustainable management of the site. This project integrates gender mainstreaming into the overall project activities as well as activities to promote gender transformation measures in the target communities. It also integrates support for the mental health and psychosocial well-being of the population of Gaza through the use of cultural heritage. This project is carried out in partnership with several local and international institutions and universities. It will be implemented within the PUI-led INTIQAL consortium, which includes the Gaza Strip, the South Hebron Hills and East Jerusalem. The consortium seeks to start a virtuous circle by linking the themes of heritage preservation, long-term economic, cultural and social development, enabling multiple benefits in terms of sustainable development, strengthening the resilience of local people and the Palestinian Cultural heritage promotes on a local and international level.

What about the deputy consortium coordinator?

As deputy consortium coordinator, under the responsibility of the consortium coordinator, you will ensure that the construction/infrastructure activities aimed at the sustainable protection and enhancement of the remains are implemented effectively and with high quality. The project should be implemented with a particular focus on preserving cultural heritage, while maintaining a community-focused approach to encourage participation and engagement from local communities. In close coordination with the members of the consortium and with all those involved, you will also manage the implementation of the various work phases.

To this end, you are responsible for:

  • Program coordination and support: They ensure that the activities of the institutions and infrastructures are implemented in a timely and qualitative manner according to the goals, objectives and indicators, in line with donor requirements and based on the needs of the beneficiaries.
  • Cross-agency team coordination and external representation: They ensure that external contractors as well as all teams (support, technical, implementation…) involved in facilities and infrastructure activities are held accountable for their goals related to the project and notify the consortium coordinator of any problems that arise. If you have any questions about work permits and permits, you are the contact person at the local authorities. By delegating the Consortium Coordinator and Head of Mission, you will ensure and coordinate Première Urgence Internationale’s representation at the local level with contractors, partners and authorities.
  • Support coordination: They ensure a regular follow-up of the financial, logistical and human means and resources allocated to the infrastructure components of the consortium.
  • Grant, Audit and Compliance Management : They ensure compliance with donor requirements in relation to all facilities and infrastructure activities, particularly in relation to quality, environmental and social commitments.

The challenges that await you:

– Coordination with ministries and UNESCO

– Construction suppliers, contractor supervision – construction supervision

What you need to be successful

  • education : You have a master’s degree in Architecture & Conservation or other relevant fields.
  • experience : You have at least 10 years of civil engineering experience. You will be strengthened by a minimum of 5 years in a similar role managing complex infrastructure projects. You have already directly supervised and coordinated planning advice and construction contracts for the realization of complex projects. You will also have experience in coordinating/supervising projects in the field of heritage valorization and/or the creation of cultural facilities. You have already coordinated cross-agency teams/interventions. Previous experience in leading teams without a direct hierarchical connection would be highly desirable.
  • capabilities : You are able to manage complex projects and design consulting and work contracts for the creation of public facilities. You master the cyclical implementation of development projects (preliminary studies, design studies, construction, setting goals, expected initial data, etc.) and project cycle management (budgets, logistics, etc.). Knowledge of donor compliance requirements (AFD) would be desirable. You demonstrate strong computer skills, including the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and database management software.
  • qualities : You have a proven ability to analyze and synthesize comprehensive information and technical data. You will be able to write and edit reports under tight deadlines and ensure effective and timely results. You show good communication skills for public appearances. You are organized, able to anticipate, and have problem-solving and leadership skills. You are self-motivated, flexible and adapt to the needs of the team. You will be able to work with diverse team members with stakeholder dynamics and work collaboratively. You know how to manage a varied workload and conflicting priorities in your personal workload. They show listening, dialogue and negotiation skills. You demonstrate a strong interest in heritage and culture and a willingness to live and work in an unsafe/remote environment with severe mobility restrictions.
  • Languages : English has no secrets for you! All the better that it is mandatory for this position. If you speak Arabic and/or French this would be an advantage.

A word from the manager

« We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Civil Engineer to coordinate the development of innovative construction activities. With the support of strong Palestinian technical teams, he/she will ensure that the PUI infrastructure components are of excellent quality and conducive to learning. She/He oversees the coordination of all infrastructure in East Jerusalem and Gaza, including but not limited to planning, progress monitoring, reporting, strategic adjustment and risk management. Open to all nationalities »

PUI will offer you

  • Condition: Fixed-term contract squad
  • Monthly gross income: 2 340.00 – 2 590.00 EUR depending on your experience in International Solidarity + €50 per year of service at PUI
  • insurance including medical care and complementary health care, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing in shared accommodation
  • Daily living expenses (“Per day”)
  • Pause Policy: 5 working days for 3 and 9 months + break allowance
  • Paid Leave Policy: 5 weeks paid vacation per year + return trip every 6 months

Our Commitments

Première Urgence Internationale considers the diversity of nationalities, genders, beliefs, profiles and status of its human resources as a major asset for its humanitarian action and is therefore committed to strict compliance with the principle of non-discrimination throughout the recruitment process.

Première Urgence Internationale applies a policy of zero tolerance against exploitation, sexual abuse and mistreatment in all its forms of women, children and all other vulnerable people. It commits all its employees to promote, disseminate and respect the principles set out in its Ethics Charter.

Please note that Première Urgence Internationale will in no case ask for a financial contribution for administrative costs related to the recruitment. Such information would be fraudulent, please ignore it.

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and do you keep our promises? You feel ready to take it on challenge and join PUI big family?

How to apply

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