Job description

WORK CONTEXT

Cesvi has been working in Palestine since 1994 and it has developed over the years an expertise in the area of solid waste management, water and sanitation. Cesvi implemented various projects in partnership with relevant actors in the sector and active participation in the WASH cluster and other coordination networks.

The implemented activities are mainly: construction of water treatment systems, pipelines and sanitation facilities, distribution of household water treatment and safe storage units, implementation of behavior change approaches to improve sanitation and hygiene in remote areas. Development or improvement of solid waste management systems – including strategies and plans – construction of facilities (e.g. transfer stations) and implementation of hygiene awareness campaigns.

Cesvi is currently implementing projects in the Governorates of Tulkarem and Hebron, in East Jerusalem, in Shufat Refugee Camp and Gaza, in consortium with local and international partners. The ongoing projects are funded by AICS (Italian Cooperation), EU, UNICEF and the World Bank.

The service contract “Solid Waste Management (SWM) in West Bank Refugee Camps Study” funded by the European Commission aims at improving the environmental health and sustainability of SWM efforts in the refugee camps across the West Bank, (Bethlehem, Ramallah, and Nablus )  assessing the cost effectiveness and efficiency, as well as service level, of the solid waste management system for refugee camps and surrounding areas and recommending improvements of institutional and financial arrangements, including private sector involvement as appropriates.

In particular, this project aims at the achievement of the following results:

Result 1: Feasibility Study on integrated solid waste management in the West Bank focusing on Bethlehem, Ramallah, and Nablus governorates, comprising of:

  • a legal/regulatory/institutional as well as a technical/financial analysis
  • a mapping of service providers
  • a qualitative assessment of services provided & a comparative cost analysis
  • identification of main challenges and formulation of recommendations

Result 2: Implementation Plan, Business Models and draft Project Proposal for integrated SWM operations in the West Bank focusing on Bethlehem, Ramallah, and Nablus governorates:

  • an overall plan to implement the various recommendations of the aforementioned study
  • Three business model reports
  • a draft project proposal

JOB DESCRIPTION

The collaboration will start in June 2019

The role

The Financial Expert will work under the supervision of the Project Coordinator and s/he will coordinate his/her work with the SWM expert.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Research and analyze key macroeconomic trends of the SWM in oPt
  • Analyze balance sheets and other financial reports of Municipalities, UNs actors , private actors
  • Analyze economic situation and impact of informal activities
  • Analyze legal frameworks
  • Prepare baseline and gap financial analysis of the costs incurred in the SWM sector
  • Provide relevant financial information needed for business model and forecast budget for municipalities and private sectors
  • Contribute to the development of the business plan, in particular developing and writing financial and economic parts;
  • Draft reports, prepare and give formal and informal presentations to stockholders and project teamnetworks, in coordination with the HoM;
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders and donors.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree or advanced graduate degree in business or economics; however, relevant experience in lieu of advanced degree will be considered.
  • At least 5/6 years’ experience in the financial services or economic consulting industry.
  • Knowledge of financial procedures and able to understand legal and financial rules and regulations
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Word, Excel and Outlook and Financial software
  • Excellent Reporting skills in English
  • Self-starter with an ability to manage priorities and adapt to a challenging work environment
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Capacity to work in team and in coordination with other professionals with different background and expertise
  • Good organizational and management skill
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, to meet deadlines and keep the project’s files and documents
  • Strong analytic capability
  • Self-motivated, flexible, resilient, able to take initiative and work independently
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills able to work across multiple facets of the project and juggle multiple responsibilities at the same time.

DESIDERABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Prior experience in working with Palestinian refugees;
  • Prior experience in OPT and/or other complex areas in the Middle East;
  • Prior experience in working about local public services, especially solid waste management;
  • Knowledge of Arabic

Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their application.

TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT: https://www.cesvi.eu/jobs/financial-expert-opt/

Info su Cesvi fondazione onlus

Cesvi opera in tutto il mondo con la convinzione che l’aiuto alle popolazioni più bisognose e colpite da guerre, calamità naturali e disastri ambientali non dia sollievo solo a chi soffre, ma contribuisca al benessere di tutti noi sul pianeta, “casa comune” da preservare per le future generazioni.