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Lebanon : Agriculture EU Aid Project Volunteer, ACTED – LEBANON

Reference : EUAV/AGRI/LEB

Department: Program

Contract: Fixed term

Country: Lebanon

Duration 6 months

Starting date: 2017/10/01

Background on ACTED

Since 1993, as an international non-governmental organization, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard to reach areas. With a team of 4,300 national staff 300 international staff, ACTED is active in 35 countries and implements more than 450 projects a year reaching over 11 million beneficiaries.

Country profile

ACTED launched community support and agricultural activities in the Akkar region in 2014, and has recently expanded its agricultural program through the Pro-Resilience Action (PRO-ACT) fund, which aims to build resilience through crisis prevention and post crisis response. Through this fund, ACTED is implementing a project entitled “enhancing food security and agricultural livelihoods in crisis-affected areas of Akkar.” It aims to promote socio-economic recovery of rural vulnerable communities through increasing food security and ecologically sustainable agricultural livelihoods in crisis-affected border areas of Akkar.
This project takes a “whole ecosystem” approach to promoting agricultural livelihoods and has multiple, mutually-reinforcing components including:
1. Landscape regeneration: agro-ecological and land ownership analysis of selected areas, water retention landscape design, implementation of regeneration works;
2. Agricultural production and processing: collaborative landscape management design, capacity building and provision of inputs, support to agricultural cooperatives and micro-enterprise for value added production;
3. Home-based production systems: development of adapted designs, provision of inputs for houesholds, mentoring and garden development, household awareness raising on nutrition, home economics, hygiene promotion;
4. Research and evidence building: outcome research, evaluation of other relevant programs, publication and dissemination of findings.
Initiative of the European Union, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
department (ECHO)
This project was envisaged as a pilot project with the possibility of expansion into other areas of the Akkar governorate, or into other areas in Lebanon. Additionally, ACTED expects to expand the agricultural support to be provided under the second component of the program to support Olive and Beekeeping Cooperatives in the North and South through, technical training, technology transfer, and market linkage and advocacy network development.

Position profile

  • Project Planning
  • Project Implementation Follow-up
  • Finance
  • Logistics
  • Administration/HR
  • Transparency
  • Security
  • External Relations
  • Quality Control
  • Reporting

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in food security, agriculture, international development studies or a related field
  • Fluent English (written and spoken), excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Prior work experience with an INGO in the food security sector
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment;
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;

Conditions

EU Volunteer benefits include:

  • subsistence allowances (506,54 euros per month),
  • coverage of all accommodation in the ACTED guesthouse, travel costs,
  • a luggage allowance of 100 kg,
  • provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance,
  • reimbursement of visas and vaccinations costs,
  • and resettlement allowance.

Submission of applications

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to jobs@acted.org
Ref :EUAV/AGRI/LEB

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