Occupied Palestinian Territory - A Consortium Meal Coordinator

Job
from Première Urgence Internationale
Closing date: 31 Dec 2019

Starting date : November 2019

Duration of Mission : 3 months

Localisation : Occupied Palestinian Territory - Ramallah (West Bank)

Movements to ISRAEL, JERUSALEM, WEST BANK.

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.

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Humanitarian situation:

Since 1967, occupation and political stagnation have directly affected the socio-economic situation of the Palestinian population in the West Bank. The movement restrictions policy are severely limiting Palestinians’ access to essential services and markets, and leading to serious and negative impact upon all aspects of their lives, and mainly their livelihoods.

Consequently the humanitarian needs in oPt have not fundamentally changed for the last decade. Protection threats related to ISF and settlers’ violence, limited access to essential services and entrenched levels of food insecurity continue to characterize the day-to-day lives of many Palestinians. Communities in Area C of the West Bank came under increasing pressure rise in demolitions, increase of settler violence, no easing on movement restrictions and no progress on the planning and zoning regime. Bedouin and herder communities in particular were affected.

Our Actions on the field:

PUI started working in occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) in 2002 during the second Intifada. From the beginning, PUI’s objectives in oPt was to maintain and improve the food security and livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations directly affected by the protracted conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

PUI initially worked with communities in the northern part of the West Bank heavily affected by the construction of the separation barrier built by Israel in the early 2000’s and communities impacted by nearby settlements expansion. As such, PUI has been successfully providing emergency humanitarian aid to vulnerable communities through income generating activities (i.e. distribution of professional tools kits), food assistance (i.e. emergency jobs creation, distribution of livestock kits or support to small-scale farmers, food distribution) and Water and Sanitation projects (water network construction and chlorination awareness campaigns).

Following the Israeli military operation “Cast Lead” in 2009, PUI also expanded its intervention to the Gaza Strip to support families impacted by the repetitive conflicts and violations of IHL mainly in the Access restricted Area (ARA) of the Gaza strip.

In 2012, PUI formalized its protection approach in its humanitarian programs with a strategic focus on protecting livelihoods and securing economic access to food in communities where populations are directly exposed to violations of Human Rights (HRL) and International Humanitarian Law (IHL), and at-risk of forced displacement.

PUI's Protection projects include: support to farmers whose lands are under access restrictions, reporting on settlers' violence and providing protective response to households and communities to mitigate the threats of settlers violence, land confiscation and risk of forcible transfer.

PUI’s areas of intervention have been targeted based on protection criteria such as villages and agricultural lands totally or partially located in Area C, villages close to settlements or to the separation wall and the Access Restricted Area (Gaza). Protection related activities both in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are implemented through a consortium of INGOs funded mainly by ECHO (but not only). In addition to this, PUI implements long-term projects focused on access to land and livelihood, especially for vulnerable groups (like women or war-affected people), both in Gaza and West Bank

As part of our activities in Occupied Palestinian Territory, we are looking for a Consortium Meal Coordinator

The MEAL Coordinator position is placed within PUI and serves all 5 Consortium partners in an equal manner. The Consortium MEAL Coordinator is a member of the coordination unit of the West Bank Protection Consortium.

Consortium partners aim at strengthening their analytical capacity and deliverables. In close collaboration with the partners, the Consortium Secretariat (CS), the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) and the Consortium Advocacy Working Group (AWG), the MEAL Coordinator looks at the information generated by agencies individually and/or collectively in order to determine how to best shape this information in a way that is useful to all.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Chair and coordinate the MEAL Task Force of the Consortium
  • Manage and improve the existing IMS, ensuring its functionality and allowing for further processing and analysis of relevant data
  • Work with each key group in the Consortium (AWG, CMU, CS and Steering Committee) to identify, extract and formalize the information they need from the available data
  • Contribute to Consortium strategic thinking notably by substantiating relevant information in close collaboration with Consortium Technical Coordinator (CTC)
  • Engaging with external stakeholders generating data such as OCHA, Clusters, etc.

Three main expected achievments:

  • The MEAL TF is sustainable and capacitated to serve as main platform for partners and secretariat to discuss, develop and implement tools and processes in regards to information management and data analysis
  • The IMS improves and evolves, its architecture is enhanced, information gathered from consortium partners are up to date and a system progressively generating automatic, consolidated and relevant data analysis on a regular basis, entailing all components, is set-up
  • The MEAL Coordinator and partners work together to produce formalized and systematized data analysis partners need in relation to triggers leading to forcible transfer (i.e. settlement-related threats as demolitions, confiscation, settler violence, etc.)

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Training

  • Degree in Social and Human Sciences or Statistics, and a background in research methods.

Expérience

  • Humanitarian Sector + International
  • Previous experience in data management, data analysis and Information Management System
  • Experience in program design and M&E plan development (Ability to design M&E tools, surveys, surveillance systems, and evaluations)

Knowledge and skills

  • Data processing and analysis: Data mining; Data cleaning and munging; Data visualization and technical reporting
  • Analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data
  • Summarizing findings
  • Strong and proven capacity in diplomatically working among an integrated multi-cultural project team
  • Strong knowledge of the political and humanitarian context in the oPt

Essential Qualities

  • Diplomacy
  • Dynamic
  • Availability, flexibility
  • Ability to multitasks
  • Accuracy
  • Accountability
  • Calm and stress resistant
  • Analytic Problem-Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Creative Thinking

Languages

  • Excellent command in writing and speaking English

Proposed Terms

  • Fixed-Term Contract : 6 months
  • Starting date: October 2019
  • Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
  • Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
  • Housing allowance
  • Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
  • Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
  • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

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