Job Vacancy

The Palestinian Consultative Staff for Developing NGOs(PCS) is a Palestinian NGO, Established in 2005. It works in development andcapacity buildingPCSis looking to hire a research officer, business outreach officer and businesscoach/trainer for its project: Economic Recovery in the Jenin District . The project seeks to contribute to economic recovery and Socio-Economicempowerment of youth, women, and marginalized segments in the Jenin District. Thefollowing is a description for the required qualifications and tasks

Position Title: (1) Research Office
Location: Jenin
Direct responsible: Project Manager/Executive Director
Duration: 48 months
Job Type: Full Time

Responsibility and tasks

Provide continuous market research and studies based on immediateneeds identified by the Business Incubator Manager

Provide direct technical assistance to entrepreneurs and SMEs in the research anddevelopment of business plansmarketing
plans, loan proposals and relatedbusiness development requirements

Evaluate business proposaltogether with incubation team andcommittee to assess viability of proposals

Administers and monitors specific training components as assigned, to include budget planning andexpenditure management

Professional Qualifications
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to develop basic business plans, marketing plans, financial strategies, and business loan proposals
Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications
Knowledge of the characteristics and prerequisites of a successful business plan
Knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of small business operations
Knowledge of basic business accounting
Excellent in English: reading, writing and speaking
Experience in market research

PositionTitle: (1) Business outreach officer
Location: Jenin
Direct responsible: Project Manager/Executive Director
Duration: 48 months
Job Type: Full Time

Responsibility and tasks

Strengthen links with NGOs, donors, local community and government,with a focus on building new relationships with loans institutions,financial institutions and banks

Networking with existing businesses and private sector

Devise and organize attractive training and campaign events forbeneficiaries and partners

Coordinate and/or participate in efforts to build relationships with area businesses to establishand develop contract training opportunities

Working with our Media and Communications Officer, implementcommunication plans with local community, partners, and
ensure a regularstream of engaging e-mails and other ways

Prepare periodical reports, success stories, case studies, and otherrelevant media reports

Engage and reach out to media outlets ensuring high visibility to theproject

Identify and speaking and profile-raising opportunities forbeneficiaries

Keep well informed on the priorities and any key developments amongstbeneficiaries

Manage our beneficiaries database from project

Develop and implement a supporter development strategy for project

mobilizing resources for the incubator, including fundraising efforts,bidding for tenders, and packing fee-based services provided by theincubator

Professional Qualifications

Demonstrable understanding of NGO development with at least 3 years ofexperience in a comparable role

Experience of interaction or work with NGOs/ private sector / Donors /Government

Good track record of establishing and developing relationships withkey people in external stakeholder organizations

Experience of event organization: Training, workshops, meeting

Campaigning experience, it means advocacy and lobbying campaigns with localsociety including developing campaign actions for individual activists

Experience of preparing reports News and press release

Ability to inspire, motivate and lead, particularly people who aredifferent from you

Proven influencing skills with internal and external actors

Strong written and spoken communication skills. Strong planning, co-ordination and prioritization skills and provencapacity to undertake varied tasks simultaneously to tight deadlines

Knowledge of responsible SMEs, economic empowerment, human rightsand/or development. Excellent in English: reading, writing and speaking

Position Title: (1) Business Coach/Trainer
Location: Jenin
Direct responsible: Project Manager/Executive Director
Duration: 48 months
Job Type: Full Time

Responsibility and tasks

Conduct participanttraining needs assessments, pre-post evaluations, preparing trainingcurriculum

Carry out the trainingprograms of the business incubator

Ensure current labormarket studies and entrepreneurship practices are incorporated in theplanning and delivery of the training

Provide follow up andcoaching to successful entrepreneurs and SMEs

Work with start-upbusinesses and SMEs to help them take their business to the next level ofdevelopment

Handle the learning andprofessional development for incubator participants

Keeping up to date with developments inentrepreneurial and small-business training by reading relevantjournals, going to meetings and attending relevantcourses

Professional Qualifications

Current technical skills and knowledge relevant to entrepreneurshipand business start up

Experience working with small business owners or starting a smallbusiness

At least 3 years of entrepreneurial or training experience

Demonstrated quick thinking/problem solving skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Demonstrated good judgment and situational perception skills

Demonstrated ability to facilitate and encourage learning to diversegroups using diverse methods

Well-developed presentation and communication skills

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications and basic computerfunctions High financial literacy

Excellent in English: reading, writing and speaking

How to apply

All applicants are requested to send their resumes along with a cover letter in English to the following email address: and quote Research officer position or Business Outreach Officer position or Business Coach/Trainer position in the subject line. The deadline for sending job applications will be Sunday the 31 October 2015. Only
short candidates will be contacted for an interview. Females and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply

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