The Palestine mission is part of the Mashriq regional programme, which covers Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. HI implements a mix of humanitarian and development projects in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

In 2023, HI implemented both humanitarian and development projects in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The escalation between Hamas and Israel in October 2023 has created a major humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

In response to the escalating needs, HI has significantly escalated its financial forecast for 2024 and its staff and continues to develop new proposals to support the response to the needs in the field and expand its access capacities.

HI’s current areas of activity encompass physical rehabilitation, humanitarian mine action, humanitarian logistics, education in emergencies, emergency preparedness, disability mainstreaming/inclusion in humanitarian action, and advocacy.

Significant challenges are encountered on a daily basis, notably a severe lack of security and humanitarian access in Gaza, along with a high instability of West Bank and multiple bureaucratic impediments.

We are looking for our second Deputy Country Manager based in Jerusalem to join our comitted team !

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Country Manager contributes to the implementation of the mandate and 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in Palestine. S/he ensures optimal quality and the impact of the projects implemented in the country by means of a delegation system with appropriate oversight mechanisms. With all the other HI managers, s/he shares responsibility for the sound management and effective functioning of the global organisation through paradigm changes. The country manager manages a team of project managers in his/her country.

In this framework, as Country Manager, your main duties are :

1/ Management, strategy and direction

– You contribute to the development of the operational strategy of the program, as well as its implementation and annual monitoring in the country.

– Serving as Role Model and coach for your team, you contribute to organizational transformation. You communicate the organization’s strategy, encourage innovation, and facilitate inter-departmental collaboration. You also play a crucial role in organizing operational management, ensuring performance, and fostering staff development while upholding the organization’s code of conduct and policies.

2/ Standards and expertise

– You ensure implementation and compliance with hi global frameworks, institutional policies and standards.

3/ Operational implementation

– You ensure good management and supervision of projects under your responsibility.

– Take into account both potential opportunities and risks, contribute to the monitoring and analysis carried out by the line manager and propose mitigation measures when relevant.

– Develop the external influence of HI (forums, operational and strategic alliances, etc.) and the external representation of the organization (events, media) in the country.

– Support the Program Director in monitoring security in the country and ensure adequate resources according to the context

4/ Emergency Preparedness and Response

– You lead emergency preparedness actions in your department and, in case of emergency, reorganize your team’s priorities according to humanitarian priority, in order to ensure a rapid and efficient response by HI.

Specificities: The position is based in Jerusalem,

Requirements

You have at least 7 years of overall experience in the humanitarian sector and 5 years of experience in management positions, including management of programes and security. At least 2 years of experience in acute emergency reponses in conflict-affected countries is required.

Written and oral communication in English

You are capable to manage stress and are known for your proactivness and proactivity.

You are able to support and advise and have a helpful sense of humour.

Benefits

At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

  • 6 to 12 months International contract renewable – starting ASAP
  • Position based in Jerusalem with frequent visits to with regular visits to West Bank and Gaza Strip.
  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:

o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals

o Pension scheme

o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution

o Repatriation insurance paid by HI

  • Salary from 2800€ gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem: 775€ net/month – paid in the field – Hardship 250€ / month
  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
  • R&R: Level 2: 5 days every 3 months
  • Single position / shared housing

How to apply

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

https://apply.workable.com/j/3E6635AE44

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying!

Only successful candidates will be contacted.



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