Country Coordinator - Palestine (Part time Consultant position)

Job Reference: tbigc/TP/5126/83
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term/Part Time
Contract Details: 1 Year
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing Date: 09/12/2019
Job Category: Policy
Business Area / Division: Policy - Co-existence Project
Business Unit: United Kingdom
Location: Palestine

Focus of the Role

Our Co-Existence work focuses on promoting co-existence and countering extremism by tackling the ideology behind violence, not just the violence itself. We do this by seeking to understand the ideology, then address it through disrupting its spread and reducing its appeal and building resilience to its messaging.

Job Introduction

We are currently searching for an experienced part time Consultant Coordinator to oversee delivery of our flagship education programme, Generation Global, in Palestine.

Generation Global is an education programme for secondary school students and teachers which currently has over 1,200 registered schools in over 35 countries. The programme equips teachers and students with the skills of dialogue and provides practical opportunities to practice them with peers around the world, to build open-mindedness and prepare young people to navigate an increasingly complex globalised world.

This role coordinates the in country day-to-day operations of Generation Global to drive efficiency and ensure projects have the maximum intended impact on its beneficiaries. The role is expected to contribute towards quality delivery of Generation Global’s in country strategy and for the stewardship of key programme stakeholders and partners.

Key Responsibilities

Know-How:

  • As a skilled project coordinator, the ability to deliver activities effectively according to business plan, timelines and budget.
  • Represent the programme and the Institute effectively at working levels at external events and meetings.
  • Contribute towards sharing of lessons learned and best practice examples with other projects across the organisation.

 

Accountability:

  • Support the project manager to contribute towards pursuing relevant fundraising opportunities.
  • Ensure funds are applied according to financial management and control policies, and within approved budgets to deliver on agreed priorities within agreed timeframes.  
  • Effective line management of local team and consultants (where applicable).

 

Responsibility:

  • Under the supervision of the project manager, ensure effective delivery of project activities in accordance with the business plan, workplan, timelines and budget.
  • Work with technical teams and facilitators, when needed, in the delivery of annual programme plans and training targets.
  • Work closely with the Education and Training Unit to deliver training to teachers as well as provide support in the scheduling and quality delivery of trainings, video conferences, digital dialogue, by colleagues, teachers and external facilitators.
  • Ensure financial systems and processes are adhered to and regularly monitor project expenditure against budget to mitigate underspends/ overspends and to ensure Value for Money.
  • Support the project manager in the design, identification and development of new partnership and funding opportunities. Also, to ensure quality and timely reporting to donors.
  • Support the project manager in the implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities, including data collection and analysis, in line with the CE pillar’s strategy and projects’ MEL plans.
  • Be responsible for facilitating at least one VC a month, as well as be available for facilitation training and quality assurance.
  • Carry out other duties as may be required.

 

Judgement:

  • Provide advice to the project manager on the external context that may affect the implementation of the strategy, based on on the ground insight and experience.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant corporate policies, project systems and processes, including those related to safeguarding, security and legal matters.
  • Contribute to the production of the project’s risk matrix and its annual review. Support the project manager to work with colleagues across the institute and externally, where applicable, to mitigate these risks.
  • Identify and manage external relationships and partnerships that advance the Institute’s work.

 

Ambition:

  • Support the project manager in the development of annual business plans and best practice guidelines related to project cycle management.
  • Contribute to Generation Global’s communications plan and provide support in country/ regional advocacy and fundraising for the project.
  • Support the project manager to adhere to action research principles, ensuring project design is informed by research and that project evaluation informs research, and that lessons are shared with the wider stakeholder community to inform best practice and influence policy change.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the sector to ensure the ongoing relevance of our work and to explore potential new projects, innovations and partnerships.

Person Specification

This role should demonstrate the following core skills:

  • In depth understanding of local context and positive track record of working with relevant Generation Global stakeholders e.g. government bodies, educators, not for profit and private sector organisations.
  • Experience in coordinating and implementing multiple and varied tasks according to plan and budget.
  • Self starter with the ability to manage own work load and flexibility to be able to respond, on occasion, to requests at short notice. 
  • Understanding and experience of undertaking budgeting, monitoring and reporting, and ensuring compliance with TBI finance policies on procurement and Value for Money.
  • Experience of managing local teams and/ or consultants.
  • Awareness of relevant policy contexts and the need to influence policy with evidence of effective programming and practical solutions.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning systems and processes, including impact assessment and reporting, and sharing lessons and best practice.
  • Ability to collaborate within teams and across areas of expertise to design and implement projects to the highest quality.
  • Ability to communicate in English and local language/s, both verbally and in writing, to a high standard.
  • Able to network with a range of stakeholders in order to manage partnerships and relationships that advance the mission of the Institute and advocate its work.
  • Awareness of diverse funding sources, and experience of contributing to successful project development and proposal/bid-writing for a range of donors.
  • Ability to be take initiative and contribute towards creative problem solving.
  • Ability to drive continual improvements to systems and ways of working.
  • Passion for tackling complex social challenges, and dedication to effecting meaningful change.

About The Institute

At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change we are dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few. We do this by helping countries, their people and their governments, address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today – beginning with those where we think we can break new ground, offering leaders new thinking and new approaches. Our staff – over 200 of them, based all over the world – are working on some of the most intractable problems around issues of co-existence, governance, the peace process in the Middle East and renewing the centre.