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Consultant:Planning Needs of Palestinian Communities in Area C of the West Bank - Palestine

Jerusalem (Israel)

Rights Respected, People Protected

NRC in Palestine


A seven-year-old child in Gaza has already witnessed three wars in their lifetime. This is unacceptable.”

Jan Egeland, NRC’s Secretary General


Large-scale displacement took place during the wars of 1948 and 1967, when Israel occupied the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.  Many of those displaced have never been able to return. There are currently over 5 million Palestinian refugees spread across Palestine, as well as in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

Through our programme in Palestine, we protect and assist those affected by or threatened with displacement. NRC Palestine has offices in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Hebron and Gaza, where we provide legal counselling to promote access to human rights, shelter, water and sanitation, and quality education.  Nationally and globally, we advocate for the rights of displaced Palestinians. We work to reach Palestinians who are displaced or who face imminent threats of displacement. Together with local authorities and community-based organisations, we establish mechanisms monitoring the needs of displaced Palestinians, and promoting community-owned solutions.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation which provides assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. NRC re-established its presence in Palestine in January 2009. Action Against Hunger is an independent, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation fighting hunger around the world by attacking the causes that originate it. Action Against Hunger established its presence in the occupied Palestinian territory in 2002 and provides food security assistance, livelihoods, shelter, water and sanitation facilities.

NRC in collaboration with Action Against Hunger are seeking an Expert Opinion to develop a comprehensive funding and programming strategy for provision of international assistance in Area C,  while addressing the unique needs of the different Palestinian communities there, so as to create a robust contiguum of humanitarian relief and development interventions that can flexibly be applied in Area C communities in Palestine and that strengthens the ties between these communities and the entire West Bank, while building a strategic and operational coordination architecture between humanitarian and development actors, including national and local authorities. This strategy will aim to inform donors and their partners in developing risk management strategies and programs that will promote non-aid-dependent future for at-risk communities in Area C.

The author will be requested to compile an Expert Opinion, focusing on the following questions:

  • Outline the possible approaches for effective linking of humanitarian relief and development, in general and within the specific context of Palestine, in order to formulate a strategy for a contiguum of relevant interventions focusing on the needs in Area C and the need for the integration of Area C within the entire West Bank.
  • Funding: How can more flexible funding streams be developed in order to enable a more robust delivery of aid and development in Area C?
  • Risk Mitigation: What risk management mechanisms should be utilized in order to ensure buy-in from donors and sustainability? How can factoring risk appraisals be incorporated in program design?
  • Interventions: What relevant interventions are effective and should be included in the contiguum of interventions that the EU and Member States should promote in Area C?
  • Coordination: what is the role of coordination mechanism where donors, aid agencies and relevant PA ministries discuss sector-specific, humanitarian relief and development interventions?


Detailed ToR to be finalized with selected consultant. Consultant’s skills and experience must reflect the desired expertise.


  • The expert opinion should, optimally, be limited to between 10-20 pages.
  • An initial draft of the expert opinion should be submitted to NRC and Action Against Hunger by 2 October 2017, in accordance with research outputs, for review.
  • This draft will be reviewed by NRC and Action Against Hunger and returned with any edits within a week.
  • The final draft should be submitted to NRC and Action Against Hunger by 20 October 2017.


Field Research in Palestine

1-15 September 2017

Submit First Draft for Comments

2 October 2017

Review of 1st Draft by NRC and Action Against Hunger

3 Oct – 11 Oct

Finalize Report

12 Oct – 20 Oct

Submit final draft

20 October 2017



The following documents and certificates must be annexed to the expression of interest.


  • Curriculum Vitae and Copy of all relevant Certificates.
  • A letter of interest
  • A detailed price quote for the services, including estimated working hours and hourly rate, transportation, accommodation, per diem, visa fees as needed and tax payments to local and international authorities.


  * Please note all dates are provisional dates and NRC and Action Against Hunger reserve the right to modify this schedule.

** Requests for clarifications to be sent to the following email address:  



Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Jerusalem (Israel)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • Finance and Banking
    • Finance and Banking
    • Office Management, Administration and Finance
    • Urban Development, planning and design
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-15

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