Addressing the needs of Palestinians living in Area C and East Jerusalem is essential for their wellbeing and social development. And thus, the Community Resilience and Development Programme for Area C and East Jerusalem (CRDP) will enable them to achieve their primary goal of safeguarding their property and source of livelihoods and stay on their land. The development potential of Area C is critical to the viability of the Palestinian State. The CRDP is designed to address the challenges in Area C and East Jerusalem as its objective is to empower local stakeholders, through the most appropriate partners to act with resilience to respond to threats that affect their sustenance on the land. The programme will thus contribute to i) preventing the erosion of Palestinian development capital in Area C and East Jerusalem; ii) protecting Palestinian land and property in Area C and East Jerusalem; and iii) mitigating and ideally reversing migration flow from Area C and East Jerusalem by enhancing human security.
The programme has been implemented by a wide array of partners, including communities, grassroots organizations, local and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), based on their respective merits, and according to locally designed plans. The programme facilitates a complementary approach and a transition process from humanitarian interventions towards development and builds initiatives that are of a development nature, but that are not taking place in Area C and East Jerusalem. To do so, the programme is going to work at four output levels:
• Output 1: Public and social infrastructure in Area C and East Jerusalem improved
• Output 2: Access to sustainable livelihood and business opportunities improved
• Output 3: Governance including human capital knowledge management and public participation strengthened
• Output 4: Nationally led developmental role in Area C and East Jerusalem supported
During the upcoming period, the programme will mainly focus on support the resilience of Palestinians in East Jerusalem.
UNDP/PAPP is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Information and Reporting Officer, under the overall guidance of the Governance and Social Development Unit’s Team Leader and the direct supervision of the CRDP Programme Manager and in matrix with the Communications Specialist in relation to communication and visibility responsibilities. As this position is related to the Community Resilience and Development Prorgamme (CRDP) in the occupied Palestinian territory with an expected duration of 9 months, the Service Contract extension will be conditioned to satisfactory performance evaluation as well as availability of funding under the project.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and the guidance of the CRDP Programme Manager and in matrix with the Communications Specialist in relation to communication and visibility responsibilities, the Information and Reporting Officer will be responsible for:
Summary of Responsibilities:
• Information Management and visibility
Information Management and visibility
• Assist in the collection, production and documenting of all components of the CRDP visibility materials
• Gather information and draft content for success stories, infographics, and web content related to the CRDP programme, in coordination with the communications unit
• Undertake field visits to gather the information and results related to the CRDP programme in East Jerusalem
• Ensure the maintenance of sound filing system (including visual) and appropriate use and recording of all project experience, activities and results
• Implement and monitor CRDP’s communication and visibility plan, in coordination with the communications unit, and adhere to UNDP guidelines on communications and visibility
• Provide administrative and logistical support to the UNDP communications team, in issues related to the CRDP work such preparation for media and project visits, and coordination with the local community as needed
• Ensure that information and data from the field is captured, documented, and reported in a results-based and timely manner
• Undertake the task of preparing and reports as per regular reporting system, in close cooperation with the CRDP field monitoring officer and the project management team
• Provide high quality write-ups, editing and formatting for all CRDP programme related documents including research and retrieval of data from various sources
• Together with project staff, undertake the organization of workshops and field visits as required
• Identify, document and draft best practices and lessons learned
• Provide translation services (English/Arabic) as maybe required
• Any additional tasks, as may be required
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of the project interventions and activities and achieving the success implementation of the project components to reach all project goals and objectives.
Competencies and Critical Success Factors
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism
Knowledge Management and Learning
- Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
- Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Knowledge and understanding of monitoring and development monitoring in particular.
- Knowledge of current development issues particularly those pertinent to UNDP’s Practice Areas.
- Ability to conceptualize issues and analyze data.
- Ability to coordinate the work of others.
- Ability to implement new systems, and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
Management and Leadership
- Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
Required Skills and Experience
A Bachelor's degree (BA) in Social Sciences, English language, journalism, or related areas from an accredited university with five years of experience in relevant field.
Experience and Skills:
• Minimum five years of relevant experience working in project management, public relations, copy-editing, or advocacy in the areas of economic empowerment, urban planning, women’s empowerment and gender equality, education.
• Solid experience of technical writing and reporting.
• In depth knowledge in handling of web-based management systems
• Knowledge of innovative monitoring methodologies is an asset.
• Experience in the use of computers and office software packages.
• Knowledge of UNDP and UN system programming is an asset.
• Proven experience working with civil society organizations in East Jerusalem is an asset.
Fluency both in the written and oral Arabic and English languages
Important applicant information
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
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- Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
- Location: jerusalem
- Grade: SB-4, Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Junior level
- Democratic Governance
- Communication and Public Information
- Documentation and Information Management
- External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
- Closing Date: 2018-08-08