Department: Al-Quds University – Child Institute
Location: Jerusalem Beit Hanina and Abu Dis Main Campus
Duration: 3 months, August 1,2023 to October, 31,2023
Al-Quds University Child institute is seeking a project Coordinator, to manage and oversee daily project activities, and monitoring financial performance of the project “Including Jerusalem: promoting inclusion as a unifying process for primary school children in fragmented communities of East Jerusalem” (ENI/2022/431-785), co-funded by the European commission (main donor) and EducAid and implemented by EducAid (lead applicant) and Al Quds University/Child institute (AQU-CI) (co-applicant).
About Child institute:
The Child Institute (CI), established in 2003, is an intervention community clinical-based unit of Al-Quds University that targets children and youth who are of educational disadvantage, it has launched several initiatives aimed at supporting the local community regarding Learning Difficulties, hearing and speech problems, early childhood, school development and improvements and teachers’ capacity building.
The Overall Objective of the Project is “to make educational environments for children in East Jerusalem more inclusive” by addressing attitudinal, environmental, political, practical barriers to inclusion. Therefore, primary school children of East Jerusalem and their parents will be the final beneficiaries, while university scholars and students, primary school teachers, educators and Jerusalemite families will be the target groups.
The intervention aims to improve the wellbeing of primary school children in East Jerusalem, with a special focus on children with disabilities (CwD), children with learning difficulties, gifted and slow learners. The two Child Institutes, affiliated with the University, will be in charge of community empowerment in a context where communities are fragmented by different identity status, civil rights and tribal allegiances. The Institute will host educational services and recreational activities that will facilitate children’s inclusion and will reinforce their sense of belonging to a Palestinian Nation.
Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
- Assist in determining the program’s needs and procedures, and in the development and the implementation of the program’s goals and objectives.
- Plan meetings and organize the project’s logistics.
- Provide detailed updates to the project managers or other stakeholders.
- Prepare regular and timely updates and reports.
- Collaborate with the financial teams at Al-Quds university and the EducAid It to monitor budgeting.
- Coordination with EducAid PM and Project Coordinator for the planning and implementation of activities.
- Ensure timely submission of financial and activity progress reports.
- Communicate with trainers and employers regarding the project’s events and activities.
- Delegate tasks for appropriate team members.
- Managing deadlines and progress across the team to ensure that the project is delivered on time and within the budget.
- Ensure that the team members have the supplies and the resources they need to complete their assigned tasks on time and within their budget limits.
- Collect and analyze feedback to gauge satisfaction and success.
- Coordinate with relevant implementing partners and responsible parties to ensure that the expected outputs are delivered in a timely manner, according to the project timeframe.
and Required Qualifications:
- A Bachelor’s degree.
- 1-2 years of experience as a Project Coordinator or relevant work experience
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
- Excellent knowledge of MS Office Suite applications and Google Workspace
- Ability to manage and prioritize workload effectively, follow multiple tasks through to completion, and ensure deadlines are met
- Detail-oriented with a focus on quality and accuracy.
- Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities.
The application must include the following documents (in English):
1- A resume/ CV (max 4 pages)
2- A cover letter (max 1 pages) to explain how your work experience, skills, and abilities meet the qualifications listed in the position description.
Child Institute reserves the right to only contact a short-listed group of applicants for interviews.