Occupied Palestinian Territory - A Consortium MEAL Coordinator in Ramallah
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Starting Date : 1st March 2021
Location : Occupied Palestinian Territory in Ramallah
Duration of Mission : 11 months
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, 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 in average 190 projects by 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 5 million people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
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 is severely limiting Palestinians’ access to essential services and markets, and leading to serious, and negative, impacts on 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 characterise the day-to-day lives of many Palestinians. Communities in Area C of the West Bank came under increasing pressure with a rise in demolitions, an increase in settler violence, no easing of movement restrictions and no progress on the planning and zoning regime. Bedouin and herder communities, in particular, have been greatly affected.
PUI Mission in OPT
PUI started working in occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) in 2002 during the second Intifada. From the beginning, PUI’s objectives in oPt have been 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 which was heavily affected by the construction of the separation barrier built by Israel in the early 2000’s and communities impacted by nearby settlement expansion. As such, PUI has been successfully providing emergency humanitarian aid to vulnerable communities through income-generating activities (i.e. distribution of professional tool 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 settler violence and providing a protective response to households and communities to mitigate the threats of settler 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 the Occupied Palestinian Territory, we are looking for a Consortium MEAL Coordinator in Ramallah.
Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a member of the West Bank Protection Consortium (The Consortium).
The Consortium is a strategic partnership between DG ECHO, nine like-minded EU Member States, the United Kingdom and five International NGOs (NRC, ACTED, Action Against Hunger, WeWorld-GVC and Premiere Urgence Internationale) formed in 2015 to prevent the forcible transfer of Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem through a protection-oriented, multi-sector humanitarian response that encompasses emergency relief, community-based protection, the provision of basic and social infrastructure, legal aid and humanitarian advocacy.
Within the Consortium, PUI is the technical lead for Settler Violence. The MEAL Coordinator position is hosted by PUI and serves all five Consortium partners equally. The Consortium MEAL Coordinator is a member of the Consortium Secretariat and reports to the Consortium Representative. The Consortium processes a significant amount of information and data, both collectively and at agency level. This information informs initiatives including policy papers, briefings, assessments, programmatic reports, fact sheets, maps, databases and infographics. It is critical that the Consortium continues to strengthen its MEAL capacity, including data analysis.
In close collaboration with partners, the Consortium Secretariat (CS), the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) and the Consortium Advocacy Working Group (AWG), the MEAL Coordinator will lead the MEAL Task Force and processing and analysing data and information generated by agencies individually and/or collectively in order to support more effective program delivery and targeted international and local advocacy. He/She ensures the Information Management System (IMS) to collect, store and analyse data is effective.
- Chair and coordinate the MEAL Task Force of the Consortium
- Lead on the consortium’s Information management and support reporting
- 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.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Chair and Coordinate The Meal Task Force Of The Consortium
- Organize and chair the MEAL Task Force
- Work with the MEAL TF to develop, test and deploy analyses of datasets in the frame of the IMS of the Consortium to reinforce Policy and Strategic objectives of the Consortium
- Liaise with M&E and GIS Focal Points of Partners – share information as appropriate and identify analyses and develop maps which can inform programmatic decisions
- Work with the Secretariat to establish the systems and processes needed for effective information sharing with CMU, AWG and SC
- Manage and improve the Consortium SharePoint as an effective and appropriate way of sharing information within the Consortium and serving as a focal point for all relevant documents generated by Consortium Partners or other relevant documentation
- Work with the MEAL TF to organize and establish a harmonized accountability system at Consortium level
- Ensure coordination between the MEAL TF and the other key groups of the Consortium
Lead on the consortium’s information management and reporting
- Improve the storage and dissemination of information within the consortium
- Advise on appropriate data collection technologies, including database storage and management and contribute to its development and improvements
- Organize and ensure regular updates to the consortium’s information management system.
- Supporting the development and managing the implementation of internal and donor-level Consortium reporting
Work with each key group in the consortium (AWG, CMU, SC, and CS) to identify, extract and formalize the information they need from the available data
- Engage regularly with each group to identify their needs in terms of data and analysis
- Support each group in developing a narrative based on the data available and evidence based analysis
- Provide partners with an integrated analysis of all the relevant data
- Analyze the consolidated consortium outputs (all components) to respond to reporting need and specific request from partners.
- Support partners willing to produce analytical maps/reports for advocacy and representation purpose (i.e. not maps related directly to interventions such as fact sheet or community profiling)
Contributing to the consortium strategic thinking notably by substantiating relevant data in close collaboration with the Secretariat
- Support CTC and CREP in managing and visualizing data that can help improve the Consortium practices and its reporting to donors and other stakeholders
Engaging with external stakeholders generating data such as ocha, clusters, etc
- Monitor data generated by other organizations and identify what can be of use for the Consortium
- In collaboration with CTC, liaise with other stakeholders to develop synergies for data collection and analysis (e.g. get shape files from OCHA for mapping)
Training: Degree in Social and Human Sciences or Statistics, and a background in research methods.
- Previous experience in data management, data analysis and Information Management Systems
- 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 reporting techniques
- 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
- Computer: Word, Excel (advanced), Outlook, Powerpoint / Statistical packages (SPSS, Stata, R or alike) / GIS software (QGIS, ArcGIS or alike)
Languages: Excellent command in writing and speaking English
- Availability, flexibility
- Ability to multitasks
- Calm and stress resistant
- Analytic Problem-Solving
- Effective Communication
- Creative Thinking
Emloyed with a Fixed-Term Contract
Monthly gross Salary: from 2 200 up to 2530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50€ per semester seniority with PUI.
- Cost covered Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission (travel expenses include visas, vaccines…)
- Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
- Housing: Monthly allowance
- Daily living expenses “Per diem”
- Break policy 5 working days at 3 and 9 months
- Paid leave policy 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
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