Job description


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


The collaboration will start in April 2019

The main duty station will be in Jerusalem, with frequent travels across the West Bank (Bethlehem, Ramallah, and Nablus ).

The Project manager will work under the supervision of HOM and s/he will coordinate his/her work with the SWM and Financial experts.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Lead the project team in the timely production of the outcomes ensuring coordination with all stakeholders involved
  • Assemble the data, findings and assessments collected from the SWM and Financial expert
  • Desk reviews of similar projects done in other countries and provide inputs to SWM and Financial experts for the production of the result 1 and 2.
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress per project, and present the project plans to the respective team members.
  • Coordinate internal resources, third parties and relevant stakeholders for the flawless execution of the project.
  • Ensure resource availability and the correct allocation
  • Be proactive to bring to the attention of the management/relevant stakeholders the issues arise and quickly resolve them.
  • Manage updates, project schedule and costs, according to business needs.
  • Communicate plan adjustments to stakeholders in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ensure that all outcomes and milestones are delivered on-time, in line with project’s purpose and budget
  • Contribute to the writing of the documents and outputs required – finalizing them and/or writing the required parts – in cooperation with the other team members
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation; and writing minutes of meetings.
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals


  • University degree on environmental/civil/management engineering, business management or similar field.
  • Minimum 6/7 years of experience in leading environment projects or provision of local public services
  • Previous experience in leading programs in protracted emergency context
  • Previous experience in writing strategic papers, business plans, feasibility studies or complex assessments
  • Excellent Reporting skills in English
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Good organizational and project management skill
  • Solid diplomatic and leadership skills in managing a variety of internal and external relationships, especially with partners, and acting effectively as an integration team member
  • Able to conduct risk analysis of complex emergency situation and act accordingly Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, to meet deadlines and keep the project’s files and documents.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, resilient
  • Able to take initiative and work independently
  • Excellent problem-solving, able to work under pressure across multiple facets of the project and juggle multiple responsibilities at the same time.
  • Strong analytical capability


  • Prior experience in working with Palestinian refugees;
  • Prior experience in OPT and/or other complex areas in the Middle East;
  • Prior experience in managing solid waste management projects;
  • 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.


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.