Job Opening

Posting Title: Expert to develop a strategy for the improvement of basic service delivery and access in the occupied Palestinian territory
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 05 October 2022 - 03 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia-192118-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The ultimate result of the service is the improvement of the quality of basic services received by Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory paper. This will serve to mitigate the impact of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinians, increase their resilience, and support their efforts to attain their inalienable rights.

Work Location

Remotely

Expected duration

3 months

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the head of the Governance and Conflict Prevention Cluster, and in coordination with relevant staff members, the expert will be responsible for the following outputs and tasks:

A. Prepare an analytical paper on the effects of Israel’s policies and practices on the ability of Palestinian institutions to provide basic services in the occupied Palestinian territory. Specific tasks in this regard include the following:
• Preparing a detailed outline for the paper in coordination with the ESCWA team.
• Identifying priority sectors for basic services in consultation with ESCWA team and Palestinian officials.
• Identifying the scope and the methodology for assessing the impact of the occupation on basic service provision.
• Conducting meetings and interviews with relevant officials and other relevant individuals as needed.
• Drafting an analytical paper on the effects of the Israeli policies and practices on the ability of Palestinian institutions to provide basic services.
• Finalizing the paper after integrating comments received and communicated by the ESCWA team.

B. Prepare a draft national strategy document to improve the quality and delivery of basic service in the occupied Palestinian territory, and Palestinians’ access thereto. Specific tasks in this regard include the following:
• Reviewing the results of relevant surveys and other data sources, particularly the satisfaction survey about quality of and access to services in the occupied Palestinian territory.
• Identifying the scope and methodology for the national strategy.
• Reviewing similar strategies and experiences from other countries and pervious relevant strategies, plans and programmes in the occupied Palestinian territory.
• Identifying best practices that can guide and support the formulation of the strategy and provide policy recommendations.
• Preparing a detailed outline for the strategy document in coordination with the ESCWA team.
• Identifying information needed for the development of the strategy and sources to acquire them.
• Conducting meetings and interviews with relevant individuals and entities as needed.
• Drafting the strategy document.
• Presenting and discussing the draft strategy in meetings and workshops with relevant entities and institutions as needed.
• Finalizing the strategy document as per the comments and recommendations based on the findings of the meetings, workshops, and other consultative processes, in coordination with the ESCWA team.
• Presenting the strategy document in meetings and other venues as requested, particularly in relation to the Palestinian development planning cycle.

Qualifications/special skills

A Bachelor’s degree in development, public policy, sociology, economics, or any other related social sciences studies is required.
A minimum of 10 years of experience in working with Palestinian national institution is required.
Experience in working on Social and economic conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, Palestinian development strategies and plans, The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (especially in the occupied Palestinian territory) is desirable.
Experience in Basic service delivery, Institutional development, Strategic planning/strategy development, Social and economic data analysis and using digital tools and software is desirable.

Candidate should have the following skills:

• Strong analytical, reporting and writing skills.
• Ability to integrate feedback and comments in a prompt and concise manner.
• Presentation, interviewing, and communications skill.
• Experience in working with, and analyze data, using relevant tools/computer programs (Excel, online survey tools) to present findings.

Languages

Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English is required.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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