The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and operational management to a privately-funded grant from World Vision United States (WVUS) focused on strengthening faith communities’ ability to provide an enabling, caring, and protected environment for Palestinian girls and boys, especially the most vulnerable children. The role of the Faith & Development (F&D) Project Manager is to:
Manage the project in collaboration with World Vision Jerusalem – West Bank – Gaza (JWG) staff and WVUS to ensure high quality results and on time spending in accordance with the project’s agreement.
Strengthen partnership with local Christian and Muslim faith-based organizations and communities towards mobilizing faith actors in initiatives that address violence against children, strengthen the family, and strengthen safeguarding of children in private, faith-based schools.
The main focus of the project is the implementation of the Celebrating Families (CF) project model as the umbrella of this project. The goal of Celebrating Families is to support families to create a safe and nurturing environment for children’s spiritual nurture and development. The project model is designed to develop the skills of parents/ caregivers to create safe and loving environment for children’s holistic development
The project manager will be responsible to drive the establishment of partnerships with Muslim faith-based organizations and entities, including finalizing the contextualization of World Vision’s Celebrating Families project model for Muslim contexts with the goal of increasing Muslim faith actors’ contribution to reducing child abuse and violence against children and women.
The project manager will also supervise the F&D officer responsible for working with Christian entities to increase their contribution toward reducing violence against children through the implementation of CF model, mobilization of the Church to participate in the It Takes a World to End Violence in and around Schools advocacy campaign, and to help Christian schools implement effective safeguarding policies.
ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION
End Results Expected
Lead the process of implementing the WV Faith & Development PNS across three zonal offices, which includes:
Leading the process of contextualizing Celebrating Families project model for Muslim families, and piloting and scaling up implementation across zonal offices in partnership with Muslim community partners and entities.
Supervising the implementation of the Celebrating Families with Christian families.
Performing critical project management responsibilities.
Quality implementation of the WVUS Faith and Development project ensured in accordance with the project’s detailed implementation plan (DIP), agreement, and implementing documents.
CF contextualized with the Muslim partners and other relevant stakeholders.
Full development assured of all materials and diagrams in Arabic with appropriate language and illustrations.
In collaboration with National Office technical staff, contextualized project model aligned to WV standards and project model criteria is ensured.
Process led and coordinated for identifying priority Muslim communities to pilot the project in different zonal offices before scale up.
Knowledge management and lessons learned captured during the contextualization process and shared within the organization.
Project documents, such as the log frame, DIP and budget are up to date and centrally filed on Box, in coordination with grants function and supervisor.
Procurement, delivery, and implementation of project activities conducted or supervised for on time achievement in coordination with supply chain and finance.
All contracts and MoUs with key partners developed and in place.
Cash flow targets met and timeline of activity tracking table achieved with appropriate corrective actions taken as necessary in coordination with supervisor.
Monitoring and evaluation of the project achieved in coordination with the Evidence, Learning & Accountability team.
Programmatic reports written, internally review, and submitted on time to WVUS.
Information provided on time to Finance to enable on time financial reports.
Risks successfully managed.
Relationship Building and External Engagement
Engage and build positive relations with major Faith denominations in Palestine, FBOs, other NGOs, supporters, donors and partners at community level.
Dialogue ensured with local faith leaders, community members, traditional leaders, local authorities, services providers and other stakeholders around child protection issues and services that impact on the well-being of vulnerable children
Perform other duties as assigned
Capacity enhanced as needed by attending and participating in capacity building trainings locally and internationally
Spiritual growth and leadership demonstrated through attendance and participation in spiritual nurture and other organizational activities and events
Responsibility demonstrated for own security and a positive security culture actively contributed to.
Active contribution to positive security culture evident
Safeguarding, security and anti-fraud and corruption procedures abided by
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Minimum 3 years’ related experience in a NGOs or Faith based organizations
Past project management experience
Project management abilities, including ability coordinate trainings, monitor activities and budgets, and coordinate evaluations.
Ability to write quality reports
Proficiency in MS Office
Excellent writing skills in English and Arabic
Good experience in Project Cycle Management including, the development of project’s logical frame work and its components.
Excellent people and communication skills and ability to share skills, information and knowledge with others
Ability to conduct assessments and surveys, and to write reports
Committed to achieve quality results and service
Valid driving license
Integrity and strong identification with WV Core Values
Willingness to be flexible with hours and able to travel up to 40% across the West Bank
Position is based in any of WV JWG West Bank offices (Ramallah, Bethlehem, Nablus or Jenin)
☒ Be Safe and resilient ☒Build Relationships ☒Learn and develop ☐Partner and collaborate
☒Deliver results ☐Be accountable ☐Improve and innovate ☐Embrace change
World Vision is committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children or vulnerable adults.