Global Communities is hiring a
Location: Ramallah, West Bank
Reports: Chief of Party
Please Note: This position is contingent upon award and USAID approval with an anticipated start date of late 2023.
Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community. We work with government, non-government, private sector, and community stakeholders to promote transparency, foster accountability, and access the channels they need to make their voices heard, promote change, and realize their full potential.
Global Communities is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID West Bank/Gaza The Pioneers-Raedat Project. This five-year $35M program is intended to leverage women’s potential to create ripple effects that shift gender-based power relations within the Palestinian community. This Activity will improve institutional frameworks and processes in select sectors to ensure they align with legal requirements and international best practice (both existing and new that might be advanced through implementation) for the inclusion of women. It will also support communities to develop the necessary tools to promote women’s inclusion in activities outside the home; build the capacity and confidence of individual women by engaging institutions of higher education and civil society; develop male allies, political structures, and the private sector; and strengthen public awareness and advocacy around women’s issues, including gender-based violence (GBV).
Under the direction of the Chief of Party, the DCOP will help provide management, and strong technical support in the implementation of the project. We are looking for passionate, dedicated professionals to help us build the world we envision: one of expanded opportunity, where crises give way to resilience and all people thrive.
The Deputy Chief of Party will be responsible for overseeing the technical teams and technical activity implementation. The DCOP will liaise with, guide, and ensure that the project’s implementation is aligned with its approved workplan and budget, and meets targets for achievement while providing high-quality technical assistance to government officials, civil society leaders, and others. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
The DCoP will be responsible for overall technical excellence of the project. The DCOP will lead technical teams to maximize impact and effectiveness of the project by responding to the needs of the implementing teams and maximizing integration across the project's strategies and approaches. The DCoP will liaise with, guide, and ensure that the project’s implementation is aligned with its approved workplan and budget, and meets targets for achievement while providing high-quality technical assistance to government officials, local partners, faith, private sector institutions, and others. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide technical direction, management and supervision and coaching of project staff, local partners and consultants at national and regional levels
Ensure high quality technical deliverables – including workplans and technical reports – are developed, reviewed, submitted and approved on schedule and within budget parameters
Provide oversight to the MERL Director for documentation and sharing of knowledge and emerging lessons from application of high impact project services
Lead planning, development and dissemination of visibility products such as technical publications, briefs, blogs, conference abstracts
Ensures robust and regular representation and reporting of the project in national and regional level coordination groups, multi-sectoral forums and initiatives, including technical forums of relevant communities of practice
Ensures continuous engagement and information sharing among community leaders, local partners and other key stakeholders as well as building capacities in use of evidence base to inform decision making.
Ensures that gender and other cross cutting issues are well integrated and mainstreamed in the project and desired results are measured periodically to inform subsequent strategic program actions.
Conduct regular site visits to observe project progress, supervise data quality assessments and obtain feedback from participants and stakeholders.
Use principles of adaptive management and data-driven continuous improvement processes and develop appropriate responses to solve challenges under tight deadlines while ensuring operational integrity and project impact.
Hold monthly and quarterly project review sessions with staff and partners to routinely assess and improve project performance against workplan and targets
Bachelor’s degree in development or relevant social science areas, preferably in gender, institutional capacity building, women’s empowerment or women’s leadership desired
Five (5) years’ experience as deputy technical director, senior management/specialist, or equivalent position, on a USAID funded program involving the administration of large, USG-supported programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting is strongly preferred.
International NGO experience is strongly preferred
Minimum of four years of experience in project management.
Demonstrated expert technical knowledge in gender equality and female empowerment and leadership. This will include things like skills development, mentorship and networking, gender-based violence, national and institutional level enabling environments for women’s participation, and promoting inclusive social norms.
Excellent track record of achieving results in similar gender equality activities, demonstrated high level leadership, interpersonal, technical and analytical skills.
Ability to develop effective working relationships with government officials, civil society organizations, private sector actors, implementing partners, international donors, and other stakeholders.
Proven ability to communicate a common vision among diverse partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams is desired.
Knowledge/experience with USAID rules and regulations required; experience managing USAID cooperative agreements preferred.
Demonstrated experience and understanding of relevant local laws, regulations and policies is required.
Management/supervisory experience is required.
Experience working in positions that require excellent interpersonal skills and ability to network and maintain effective working relationships with diverse sets of stakeholders.
Experience working in gender equality and female empowerment issues in the Middle East and West Bank and Gaza experience preferred
Languages: Full Professional Proficiency in spoken and written English. Arabic language fluency desired.
A passion for the mission and values of Global Communities
Global Communities positively welcomes and seeks applications from all sections of society. We are committed to a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of everyone and offers equal opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.
Global Communities holds strict safeguarding principles and has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. In the process of recruitment, selection, and appointment, Global Communities will conduct robust reference and background screening checks, including international vetting as a signature of the Global Misconduct Disclosure Scheme to ensure children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded, and abuse is prevented. The incumbent is required to carry out their duties in accordance with Global Communities Safeguarding policy and the Standards of Conduct.