Settore professionale: Amministrazione - contabilità

Country Administrator - Palestine

Work Context
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: distribution of household water treatment and safe storage units, implementation of behavior change approaches to improve sanitation and hygiene in remote areas, data collection and analysis wash and waste and research studies. Development or improvement of solid waste management systems – including strategies and plans – construction of facilities (e.g. transfer stations or WEE facilities) and implementation of hygiene awareness campaigns.

Cesvi is currently implementing projects in the Governorates Hebron, in East Jerusalem, and Gaza, in consortium with local and international partners. The ongoing projects are funded by AICS (Italian Cooperation), EU, HF, OCHA and the World Bank.

The Country Administrator will work under the supervision of the Desk Officer and Head of Mission and she/he has to coordinate PMs and Country Administrator.

Total estimative yearly budget 1.5 ML – 2 ML.

Ruolo: Amministrazione

Job Description
The collaboration will start in Mid-November 2020

The main duty station will be the Country Office in Jerusalem.

The Country Administrator responds to the Head of Mission.

The person will work in collaboration with the mission staff.

The Country Administrator is in charge of the punctual financial management & control, accounting and financial reporting to Cesvi HQ, donors and other stakeholders and promotes cost-effectiveness in project activity implementation. Furthermore, the Country Administrator supervises the HR and logistics aspects of the mission.


Financial monitoring of the projects implemented in the Country

Supervise and/or update the Prime entry and Balance Forecast Update (BFU) on monthly basis and submission to the HQ in collaboration with the PM and under the supervision of the HoM
Update Share costs plan on quarterly basis in strict collaboration with HoM
Supervise local admin staff for the management of petty cash, cash book and bank books
Cash and Bank reconciliations
Prepare draft of interim financial reports and final financial reports
Assist each PM in the preparation of the procurement plan for yearly project management and its update
Assist each PM in the procurement procedures
Assist each PM in the preparation of the cash flow needed and the Request for Funds to the HQ or Request for Payment
Organize training meetings on administrative procedures (for partners and local staff)
Support each PM in drafting new proposals
Donors’ Audit and Expenditure verification and Country Audit for registration

Supervise the organization of all Donor’s Audit requests and Expenditure verification in coordination with HQ, according to Cesvi external audit procedure
Supervise the organization of the Country Audit needed for the registration in coordination with HQ
Support the efficient office management

Contributes and participate in the preparation and updating of Cesvi Country manual of internal procedures
Ensure a proper written handover by the end of the contract
Guarantee the correct HR management for local staff

Apply Cesvi internal procedures in the Country and contribute to their update and improvement in collaboration with the HoM and HQ
Supervise that staff recruitment is done according to the safe-recruiting process
Supervise that staff contracts are defined according to the grade and level of Cesvi salary scale
Supervise the regular compiling of attendance sheet, and supervise the update of holiday & permits follow up
Supervise the monthly payroll and salary payments
Verify the correct allocation of staff costs
Supervise that contracts are regularly registered by the competent authorities and that taxes and social insurance are deducted and deposited according to national tax regulation
Logistics Management

Manage national logistic staff in the Country
Build capacity of national logistic and admin staff through on-the-job training
Enhance systems and guidelines for the logistics unit of the mission on procurement procedures, store control; equipment, vehicle use and maintenance, fuel tracking, and other logistical matters
Take part in the procurement process and validate before payment
Ensure that Logistic coordinator supervises the management of supplies, stocks and assets
Plan and coordinate regular field visits of the Logistic coordinator and Logistic manager in order to assess the office management and logistic systems in place or in case support or office set up is needed

Condizioni contrattuali



  • Titolo di studio: Laurea di secondo livello o specialistica
  • Esperienza pregressa: da 3 anni a 5 anni
  • Lingue conosciute: Inglese (preferenziale); Arabo (preferenziale)


Essential Requirements
University degree in Economy or similar
Minimum 3 to 4 years’ experience in financial and administrative management of cooperation and development projects
Prior experience preferably in Middle East – Northern Africa
Strong budgeting and financial management skills.
Accountancy skills and ability to prepare financial reports
Knowledge and experience in purchases and procedures
Experience in managing grant contracts for development and emergency projects
Extensive experience of working within a senior management role within a complex country programme in an emergency response or fragile state
Good knowledge of main donors’ administrative rules and procurement procedures (EU, AICS)
High level of IT skills (Office package)
Fluency in English (written and spoken)
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively
Good communication and leadership skills
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
Strategic thinking and innovation
Solid diplomatic skills: the ability to manage a variety of internal and external relationships, especially with partners.
Self-motivated, able to take initiative, resilient and able to work independently.
Highly result-oriented with the ability to manage workload and stress
Flexible and with a positive attitude
Desirable Requirements
Skills in developing, delivering and evaluating training for staff members
Prior experience in remote management
Knowledge of Arabic


  • Tipologia: Operatore
  • Data inizio lavoro: 15/11/2020
  • Durata: > 6 Mesi
  • Scadenza vacancy: 01/11/2020



  • Nome: Cesvi Fondazione
  • Sede: Italy, Bergamo
  • Website:
  • Profilo: Cesvi - che significa cooperazione e sviluppo - è un'organizzazione umanitaria italiana laica e indipendente (Fondazione di partecipazione, ONG e Onlus di diritto) che opera in tutto il mondo per fronteggiare ogni tipo di emergenza con progetti di lotta alla povertà  che valorizzano le risorse locali e mobilitano le popolazioni beneficiarie. Nella visione di Cesvi, l'aiuto alle popolazioni diseredate a causa del sottosviluppo, o più sfortunate a causa di guerre, calamità  naturali e disastri ambientali, non dà  sollievo solo a chi soffre, ma contribuisce anche al benessere di tutti gli abitanti del pianeta, "casa comune" da preservare per le future generazioni. Cesvi è attivo in progetti sanitari di lotta alla malaria e all'Aids, interventi sull'infanzia, acqua e igiene ambientale, ambiente, social business. In Italia e in Europa, svolge inoltre attività  d'educazione per sviluppare la cultura della solidarietà  mondiale.

Responsabile raccolta fondi-Fund Raising

Operatore Oxfam Italia Italy, Perugia > 1 Anno

Scadenza: 31/01/2023

Responsabile raccolta fondi-Fund Raising

Operatore Oxfam Italia Italy, Napoli > 1 Anno

Scadenza: 31/03/2022

Project manager-Diritti Umani

Operatore Cesvi Fondazione Tunisia, Tunis > 6 Mesi

Scadenza: 30/11/2020