Closing Date : 2019-04-30
Duty Station : Ramallah, occupied Palestinian territory
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Organization: Premi re Urgence Internationale
Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Closing date: 30 Apr 2019

Premi re 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 themrecover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 200 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 7 million people in 21 countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

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General description:

PUI believes that humanitarian interventions in protracted crisis like in the oPt need to be complemented by a strong humanitarian advocacy addressed to the international community, advocating for the protection and promotion of individuals fundamental rights, reminding the duty bearers of their obligation to protect civilians, according to the relevant bodies of law, including the International Humanitarian Law, and the International Human Rights Law.

In the oPt context, PUI s advocacy is formed with the information and data collected through its various activities with the affected communities, as well as upcoming from secondary sources, forming a base of evidence to inform current and future programing and advocacy strategies and products.

PUI s advocacy focuses on the humanitarian consequences of the conflict affecting the oPt, including restrictions of movement, threats to civilians physical integrity, prevention of access to livelihoods, and forced displacement, both in the West Bank and in Gaza.

PUI s advocacy strategy is part of a joint advocacy effort including several humanitarian and local partners.

PUI is actively participating on a number of advocacy coordination fora to bring its own perspective on issues and outreach in France, Belgium and the EU. For the last few years PUI s advocacy has been proactively engaging with the EU, French and Belgian institutions through public and private meetings, and events. Under the supervision of the Head of Mission, the Policy & Advocacy Coordinator is expected to lead the implementation of the advocacy strategies (internal and collective ones) and related activities, as defined in the relevant documents endorsed by PUI.

The Policy & Advocacy Coordination is responsible to constantly monitor and collect information on the humanitarian needs resulting from the conflict and in identifying its root causes, in order to produce relevant and evidence based advocacy products, information, and concrete recommendations to the HOM and PUI s partners in the oPt, to feed PUI s individual and collective advocacy efforts and strategies.

This position is under the line management of the Head of Mission, but entails a substantial coordination with the West Bank & Gaza Strip Field Coordinators and PUI s various program teams. The position also requires close coordination with all relevant external stakeholders, as well as PUI s HQ (desk and communication departments mainly) This position requires a substantial presence in PUI s areas of operation, in West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem, (amounting to 50% of the time), as well as frequent travels within the region and abroad (EU).

The position holder will, in some instances, be the one delivering the advocacy messages directly to the targets, but in other instances s/he will hand over or share that responsibility with the HoM or other relevant PUI colleagues (i.e. HQ).

Humanitarian situation:

PUI started working in occupied Palestinian territory(oPt) in 2002 during the second Intifada. PUI s objectives in oPt was to maintain and improve the food security and access to livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations directly affected by the protracted conflict.

Since 2015, PUI s strategy focuses on providing support to populations affected by the conflict and its humanitarian consequences in both the West Bank (WB) and the Gaza Strip (GS). It combined several types of intervention aiming at preventing and responding to the loss of livelihoods and displacements of population as a consequence of protection threats, lack of services (Health, Education, WASH), and lack of access to agricultural lands or job opportunities.

In the Northern West Bank, PUI operates in 3 districts (Qalqiliya, Salfit, and Nablus) with programming in protection, livelihoods and women economic empowerment. In the Gaza Strip, PUI operates in 3 districts (Middle Area, Khan Younis, Rafah, Middle Area & Gaza), including a big part in the ARA Rafah) with programming in emergency response/NFI, protection, WASH, shelter, rural development, access to land and livelihoods, agriculture and heritage protection.

PUI is leading on several issues including settler violence (WB) and the Access restricted Area (ARA) in the GS.

As part of our actions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, we are looking for a Policy and Advocacy Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

Develop PUI s humanitarian Advocacy Strategy for PUI 2019-2020

Develop policy notes and deep analysis based on evidences collected through PUI s activities in the oPt

Maintain a strategic overview of PUI s advocacy priorities and identify opportunities for engagement at oPt, Paris and Brussels levels.

Training and experience:

Training:Master or post-graduate programme in political sciences, International Humanitarian Law and/or Human Rights Law

Experience:

3 years of experience in similar position

Good knowledge of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law

Knowledge and skills:

Excellent knowledge and experience of the EU institutions and functioning.

Good knowledge and experience of the French institutional system (both executive and legislative powers)

Knowledge of the political and humanitarian context in the oPt

Proven ability to analyse complex policy issues, identify opportunities for influence, and articulate strategies to achieve policy change

Excellent understanding of the Humanitarian Principles and their concrete application

Good knowledge or understanding of protection principles and activities

Required Personal Characteristics:

Analysis and synthesis abilities (discernment, pragmatism)

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Strategic and clear minded

Motivated and determined

Reactive

Calm and stress resistant

Team player

Languages:

Excellent command in written and spoken English and French

Proposed-terms:

Fixed-term contract:12 months

Starting date:March 2019

Monthly Gross Income:from 2200 up to 2560 euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 euros per semester of seniority with PUI

Cost covered:Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines

Insuranceincluding medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation

Housingin collective accommodation

Daily living Expenses( Per diem )

Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

For more information, please look at the complete job description on our website.


How to apply:

Please send your application (CV and Cover Letter) to Camille Attias, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates, to recrutement@premiere-urgence.org

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