Post Title: Senior Human Rights/International Humanitarian Law Program Officer
Reports to: NDC Director
Location: NDC Main Office - Al Ram
Established in 2006 as an independent non-profit nongovernmental organization, the NGO Development Center (NDC) provides financial and technical support to CSOs through its various programs and grant-making schemes. The Human Rights Program is one of NDC’s main programs.
The overall objective of the Human Rights Program is to contribute to the effective realization of adherence to human rights (HR) and international humanitarian law (IHL) in Palestine. To that end the Human Rights Program will provide financial support to local civil society organisations working towards achieving the overall objective.
The Senior HR/IHL Officer will be the focal person for the Human Rights Program and will be responsible for the overall management of the Program and will ensure the achievement of its objectives. He/She will be based at NDC main office in Al-Ram, and will be required to travel throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem; and maintain direct contact with the NDC Gaza team working on this program. The Senior HR/IHL Officer will report to the NDC Director.
The Senior HR/IHL Officer is a full-time member of the NDC team working on the Human Rights Program. The post requires high-level expertise in all aspects of projects/programs management as well as expert knowledge of the human rights and international humanitarian law sector in the context of the oPt.
• Overall NDC Management Role: Assists in developing and implementing NDC policies, procedures and systems. Undertake any duties requested by the NDC Director.
• Plan: Recommends department long-range plans designed to meet NDC goals; accomplish work within the approved budget and plan.
• Organize: Maintains necessary communication and ensure good relations with appropriate external bodies and other departments. Ensure availability and make most efficient use of human resources, supplies and equipment.
• Control: Monitors the performance of the partner CSOs, ensuring the quality of work and conformance with standards, rules and regulations. Prepares and presents progress and analytical reports as needed.
• Serve as the focal person within the overall management of the Human Rights Program, working closely and in coordination with the NDC team, the donor, the local partner CSOs, as well as represent a valuable resource in the field of human rights and relaed policy matters.
• Develop detailed periodic activity plans and budgets as required.
• Ensure the flow of information and adequate communication between grant recipient CSOs and NDC; providing recipient CSOs with information and guidance regarding the program implementation, its policies and procedures.
• Communicate the Core Funding application process to the CSOs including the eligibility criteria and the guidelines.
• Carry out the appraisal/assessment of applications for grants submitted by CSOs and engage with the assessment team in making recommendations to the Technical Assessment Committee (TAC).
• Monitor grant implementation and ensure adherence to overall program objectives, CSOs’ strategic plans, work plans, budgets, planned outputs and outcomes, etc.
• In close coordination with the Finance Manager, monitor budget allocations, track programs expenditures and process payments to CSOs in accordance with the agreed upon terms of the signed agreements with the partner CSOs.
• Initiate meetings and forums for networking, coordination, sharing of experiences and advocacy among HR/IHL CSOs and attend the different events that are carried out by the partner CSOs.
• Identify coordination initiatives and issues and actions among CSOs and other stakeholders in the HR/IHL sector to be taken up in policy dialogue discussions.
• Actively particiapte in quarterly and annual techncial and policy dialogue meetings, prepare all required dicuments, record meeting minutes and follow up on actions with regular updates.
• Review and approves grants recipients reports, and periodic reports identifying achievements, problems faced and proposed solutions.
• Prepare periodic progress reports, in coordination with the other team members, in addition to the preparation of the end of phase report, in line with the agreed formats.
• Attend and participate in periodic program meetings with the NDC team to discuss general implementation plans and progress, and share experiences and lessons learned.
• Engage external consultants as necessary, prepare Terms of Reference and manage the consultancy assignmnets and the consultants engaged.
• Prepare concept notes/position papers to respond to emerging needs in the HR/IHL sector and provide conceptual forward planning as required.
• Assume any other related activities as requested by the Director.
• M.A. or equivalent in human rights, law, social studies, development, or related fields.
• Expert knowledge of the HR/IHL sector in the oPt.
• Particular experience working with programs related to HR/IHL CSOs.
• Proven record in effectively coordinating programs of similar nature.
• Excellent facilitation skills, project management, monitoring, supervision and provision of technical assistance.
• Ability to coordinate and follow up multiple projects.
• Strong communication and writing skills in Arabic and English.
• Advanced computer skills.
• Valid Jerusalem driving license
How to apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and CV to [email protected] , with the position title in the subject line no later than Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Candidates who applied before need not to apply again.