Area Manager based in the Gaza (National position)

  • Contractor
  • Rafah occupied Palestinian territory
  • TBD USD / Year
  • HEKS/EPER profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


HEKS/EPER pursues the vision of a just world where the dignity of everyone is respected, peace reigns and the natural environment is conserved. In the framework of the 2030 Agenda, we work in the four thematic priority areas of “Climate justice”, “Right to land and food”, “Flight and migration”, and “Inclusion”. HEKS/EPER also provides humanitarian aid for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts. The goal is to induce change at the social, economic and political levels. HEKS/EPER helps improve the living conditions of people in Switzerland and around the world, claims their rights, and to this end, mobilizes and raises awareness on the part of society, policy-makers, business and churches.

The Area Manager (National position) based in the Gaza strip is a critical member of the humanitarian aid team responsible for the effective implementation, coordination, and monitoring of humanitarian projects in the field. This role involves working closely with the HEKS/EPER Team in Gaza, local communities, partners, and stakeholders to ensure the delivery of timely and quality assistance.

Area Manager based in the Gaza (National position)Your main responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the SERC for your sector, including development of high-quality concept notes and proposals. Provide technical support for the expansion of HEKS/EPER program in Gaza and contribute to develop country level humanitarian strategies
  • Working with the SERC to develop sector response plans and contribute to HEKS/EPER overall response strategy
  • The AM will be responsible for assessments, projects design, reports preparations for donors in close collaboration with the M&E Officer
  • Prepare and oversee project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans)
  • The AM will ensure that the assigned projects met the objectives and are completed within allotted time frame, budget and set quality
  • Continuously monitor and supervise project activities, overseeing the technical design, execution and evaluation of progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Provide detailed, accurate and timely bi-weekly reports to supervisor on activities, challenges and areas in need of improvement including operational data. Will work closely with the M&E Officer
  • Ensure constant communication with project staff and partners to identify potential problems, formulate recommendations and solutions and report
  • Ensure community participation in the activities
  • Participate in sector meetings (such as JHOC), working group meetings, and other coordination meetings led by relevant agencies
  • Ensure robust and efficient coordination with other sectors agencies
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place an M & E plan for your project, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team put in place accountability activities for your project, ensuring that feedback from families is considered in project design
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere & CHS standards
  • Manage budget for the assigned projects and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet HEKS/EPER standards regarding financial management, including accountability and good governance. Work closely with the Admin & Finance Officer
  • Liaise, as necessary, with the logistics, admin and finance staff to ensure items are procured, transported, stored, managed and accounted for correctly
  • Identify technical staffing needs for emergency programmes, and support rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff
  • In close collaboration with the team based at the field level, assess and consult other partners to ensure security situation of planned locations is calms; Ensure risk assessment and share security information with the SERC & CD
  • Responsible to put in place appropriate security and prevention measured during any distribution and implementation of project activities
  • Provide timely incident report to the SERC & CD as needed
  • Comply with HEKS/EPER policies and practice with respect to code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures

To be successful you bring:

  • Master’s in social science/statistics with at least 5 years of development and humanitarian response project management experience.
  • Experience in information management-related activities is a must
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience
  • Good knowledge in designing assessments and studies in humanitarian contexts
  • Proven capacity to supervise (directly or indirectly), train, and coach staff
  • Strong understanding of humanitarian principles, standards, and best practices
  • Experience in supporting the preparation of successful funding proposals for donors
  • Keep strong coordination with other implementing agencies, donors, and local governmental authorities at the field level
  • Experience working with multilateral and bilateral donors such as Swiss Solidarity, OCHA, ECHO, and others
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken both English and Arabic
  • Ability to work in complex environments and to ensure that deadlines are met by internal and external stakeholders (good prioritization and time management skills)

What you can expect from us:

  • A national position with duty station in Rafah
  • An opportunity to make a difference in this world
  • An interesting and challenging position
  • Duration 6 months (possible extension)
  • Competitive salary

How to apply

Would you like to join the HEKS/EPER team? We are looking forward to your complete application in English (CV, Cover letter and certificates) exclusively via our online portal.

Area Manager based in the Gaza (National position) (

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. HEKS/EPER reserves the right to select a candidate prior to the deadline.

For further information about HEKS/EPER, please consult our website

Deadline: 19 Mar 2024

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