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.
Funding levels have been rising gradually since early 2023 and several key grants are already secured for 2024 and 2025 with a total budget between 3 and 4 M EUR; for 2024. The total number of staff is between 35 and 45.
HI activities in Palestine are covering inclusive education, physical rehabilitation, early childhood development, emergency preparedness, economic recovery, disability mainstreaming/inclusion in humanitarian action, advocacy. Our team works every day in a relatively tense and unstable security situation in West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, with some restrictions on movements and humanitarian access.
Despite the unstable security situation in some areas of the country (episodes of violence), living conditions in Jerusalem are excellent, with all modern comforts and a quality of services similar to European countries.
Reporting to the Palestine Country Manager, the Deputy Country Manager contributes to the implementation of the mandate and 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in Palestine. S/he supports 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 deputy country manager manages a team of project managers in his/her country.
In this framework, as Deputy Country Manager, your main duties are :
1/ Management, strategy and direction
- You replace AMs and the Country Manager during their absence or ensure gap filling
- You contribute to the development of the operational strategy of the program, as well as its implementation and annual monitoring in the country.
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.
Mission 4: Emergency Preparedness and Response
- You lead emergency preparedness actions in your department and, in case of emergency, reorganize your teams priorities according to humanitarian priority, in order to ensure a rapid and efficient response by HI.
You hold a Bachelors Degree in social sciences, public health, humanitarian action, project management, or other relevant field
You have at least 2 years of experience in emergency responses in conflict situations
You have experience in management and leadership of multi-cultural and multi-sector teams, on-site and remotely, in program, country management, operational management (including budgeting analysis & resource planning) and experience in risk & security management.
Written and oral communication in English
You are capable to negotiate and represent HI internally and externally, network and fundraise
You are well organized, flexible, motivated, and able to work under pressure.
LANGUAGE(S):English : Fluent
At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission press here
• 24 months International contract renewable
• Position based in Jerusalem with frequent 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 3’000€ gross/month upon experience
• Perdiem: 764€ net/month - paid in the field
• Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
• R&R:1 day per month
• Position: open to couples and families
§ Support travel costs (air ticket & visa) for accompanying dependent and health/ repatriation insurance if the dependent has no income/
§ Payment of one yearly additional return flight
• Housing: individual taken in charge by HI