Duty Station: East Jerusalem with Travel to WB and Gaza.
Deadline 27 March 2023
Women are highly encouraged to apply
The OQ’s Energy Team is currently supporting the Palestinian Authority (PA) on a number of strategic initiatives in the energy sector, specifically in renewable energy, electricity and natural gas. The OQ is recruiting a Project Manager (PM) to develop new OQ-led energy workstreams and deliver existing workstreams that help contribute toward Palestinian economic and institutional development. This involves extensive stakeholder engagement, project leadership, and maintaining a comprehensive understanding of Palestinian and regional energy-sector developments.
Initially, the PM will focus on the Gas for Gaza (G4G) project. This project facilitates the agreement and construction of a gas pipeline to Gaza as the long-term solution to Gaza’s energy crisis. G4G is led through the official Task Force platform convened by the OQ. The Task Force brings together the Palestinian and Israeli parties, members of the international community, private sector representatives, and technical experts to facilitate project progress with financial support from the Dutch Government. The PM will be responsible for the project management through the current phase and ensuring the successful transfer to the implementing partner. He/she will provide ongoing project support to the PA and project partners as needed.
In the future, the PM will play a central role in project development and/or be the project manager for other energy projects/initiatives. This could include responsibilities related to developing natural gas, renewable energy or electricity infrastructure and policy. The PM will also also be expected to play a mentoring role to more junior team members. The position is highly dynamic and will benefit from candidates who are versatile in their approach to problem solving, thinking and stakeholder engagement.
The PM is required to contribute to the following areas:
- Stakeholder engagement
- Project development and management
- Procurement and management of external service providers
- Monitoring and reporting
- Project communication and outreach
- Sector monitoring, research, analysis
- Master’s degree is required preferably in a relevant discipline such as economics, law, international relations, political science or engineering
- University Degree (bachelor’s degree / first level) with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience can substitute the MA.
- Five years (or more based on academic credentials) is required, preferably in the energy field (e.g. infrastructure, policy, economics, design).
- Experience working in international organizations, the private sector, or the public sector is required
- Experience managing projects in complex and sensitive environments is an advantage
- Experience working with international stakeholders, donors or governments is an advantage
- Experience working in a variety of international settings is an advantage.
- Project/program management experience is an advantage. Project Management Professional (PMP) or PRINCE 2 certification is strongly desired
- Experience in implementing donor-funded projects is an asset
- Demonstrated understanding of the Palestinian political and energy context is desirable
- English fluency is required with a preference for native speakers
- Knowledge of Arabic and/or Hebrew is desired.
How to apply
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Deadline: 27 Mar 2023