Medico International looking for a coordinator in Ramallah

medico international e.V. a Frankfurt-based German Non-Governmental Organization, provides emergency relief and supports human rights and development projects to secure access to health care for those in need.

For the implementation of the envisaged ECHO-funded project “meeting the health needs of communities in the Ramallah district by sustaining and improving the health care services” in the Occupied Palestinian Territories we are looking for a full-time Expatriate Project Coordinator

Duration: 14 months, August 2007 to September 2008
Location: Ramallah, Westbank, Occupied Palestinian Territories


Under the supervision of the director of medico’s regional office, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties and functions:

  • Preparation and implementation of all project activities in a timely and effective manner.
  • Overall coordination with our local partners Ministry of Health (MoH), Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) and Health Work Committees (HWC).
  • Ensure that all activities are compliant with donor regulations (ECHO).
  • Ensure monitoring and supervision of all activities.
  • Preparation, coordination and supervision of all project staff.
  • Drafting of interim and final reports for ECHO.
  • Reporting to HQ.
  • Ensuring proper use of funds according to the agreed budget for the project, with particular consideration of financial reports.
  • Implementing and supervising all tendering and decision-making procedures regarding supply, service and works contracts, follow-up of delivery of supplies and their distribution, stocks and contracted works and services.


  • At least 3 years professional and practical experience in project management, implementation and administration, including procurement & logistics, monitoring & evaluation.
  • Experience in projects addressing primary health care will be an asset.
  • Familiarity with donor requirements, especially ECHO regulations a plus.
  • Knowledge of the social, political and associative context of Palestine or the Middle East will be appreciated.
  • Strong negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills, cultural and political sensitivity.
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills as well as accuracy.
  • Ability to work well under unstable security environments, and administrative as well as programmatic pressures.
  • Ability to work independently while being a strong team player.
  • English fluency (written and spoken).
  • Arabic an asset.
  • Ability to travel to and inside Israel and the West Bank.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Good health.
  • Driving License.

Please send a letter of motivation and your CV, including references, to Karin Urschel,, no later than 5 May 2007. Further information about medico & our projects can be found on our website: Frankfurt, 12 April 2007 medico international e.V. Karin Urschel Burgstrasse 106, D-60389 Frankfurt / Main Germany

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