The “Innovative Women and Youth Entrepreneurship Hub for Green Investment and Circular Economy in Palestine” addresses economic instability and environmental degradation in the West Bank. The project focuses on:

  1. Capacity Building: Training 60 youth entrepreneurs and women cooperatives in sustainable business practices, with 20 selected further support to lead green ventures.
  2. Strategic Partnerships: Establishing collaborations with private sector businesses, academic institutions, and business incubators to foster knowledge exchange and innovation.
  3. Economic Empowerment: Providing business support, broadening market access, and incorporating sustainable practices such as green agricultural economy and renewable energy and waste reduction.
  4. Community Engagement: Launching awareness campaigns on green practices and circular economy principles, engaging community members in sustainability initiatives.

Objective of the Position:

ARIJ is seeking to hire a project coordinator that will oversee the implementation of project activities, ensuring alignment with the project’s goals and objectives. The coordinator will manage day-to-day operations, directly supervised by the project leader, coordinate with stakeholders, and ensure the timely delivery of project outputs.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Project Management:

  • Oversee planning, execution, and monitoring of project activities.
  • Ensure project activities are completed on time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Develop detailed work plans and manage project schedules under the supervision of the project leader.

2. Stakeholder Coordination:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact between ARIJ, local partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Organize and facilitate meetings with stakeholders, including the Project Expert Committee (PEC).
  • Ensure effective communication and coordination among all project participants.

3. Beneficiary Engagement:

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with project beneficiaries (youth entrepreneurs, women cooperatives, and community members).
  • Ensure beneficiaries are actively involved at all stages of project implementation, from planning to execution and evaluation.
  • Conduct regular field visits and meetings to engage with beneficiaries, gather feedback, and address any concerns or issues.
  • Facilitate capacity-building sessions for beneficiaries, ensuring they receive the necessary training and support.
  • Monitor the progress of beneficiaries, providing guidance and support to ensure their successful participation and contribution to the project.

4. Reporting and Documentation:

  • Prepare and submit regular progress reports to the project leader, based on Spanish Cooperation standards and signed agreement conditions.
  • Document all project activities, ensuring accurate and up-to-date records.
  • Develop and maintain a project database.

5. Project Staff Supervision:

  • Coordinate with project staff and provide necessary support and guidance.
  • Conduct regular meetings with project staff to monitor project activities and collect data.
  • Ensure the accuracy and quality of conducted activities and achievements based on the project logical framework and performance.

6. Financial Management:

  • Oversee project budgets and financial resources with project leader and the financial department at ARIJ.
  • Ensure proper procurement procedures, financial documentation, and reporting.
  • Coordinate with the finance and procurement departments to manage project funds.

Required Qualifications:

Educational Background:

  • A Master’s degree in business development and related fields.

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project coordination and business   development and entrepreneurship.
  • Experience working with national and/or international organizations and managing donor-funded projects.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic (both written and spoken).
  • Valid Driving license.

Technical Knowledge:

  • Understanding of circular economy principles and green practices.
  • Knowledge of agricultural practices and sustainable development.
  • Familiarity with the socio-economic context of West Bank.
  • Good knowledge about women cooperatives.
  • Good knowledge about mechanisms of supporting and sustaining start-ups, SMEs, youth, and women business and entrepreneurship development.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume (CV), cover letter, and three references with detailed contact information. The cover letter should explain the applicant’s interest in the position and the benefit he/she will bring to the project’s implementation. The completed applications can be send to the Human Resources Department at the following email: “ARIJ HR” .

the deadline for submitting applications is Wed, Jun 24, 2024.

  • ARIJ has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in the workplace. Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to ARIJ’s sexual harassment policy, that enshrines principles of PSEA, always (both during work hours and outside work hours). Familiarization with, and adherence to this policy is an essential requirement of all staff. All staff must ensure that they understand and act in accordance with this clause.

 ARIJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.