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Lebanon : Project Coordinator - Beyrouth

Reference : PC/LEB/SA

Department: Coordination

Contract: Fixed term

Country: Lebanon

Duration 6 months

City: Beyrouth

Starting date: ASAP

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. More on www.acted.org

Country profile

Number of projects 16

Number of areas 2

Number of national staff 63

Annual budget (EUR) 4.41M€

Number of international staff 5

Position context and key challenges

Lebanon has generously opened its borders to refugees fleeing conflict in neighbouring Syria, and now hosts over 1.1 million refugees. After four years, Lebanon’s resilience has reached a critical point; economic growth has faltered, public services are overwhelmed and unemployment is rising. In a complex context and with many communities already vulnerable prior to the crisis, Lebanon’s fragile stability requires an integrated assistance framework, which encompasses all affected communities. In 2014, ACTED developed and implemented a holistic approach to meet basic emergency needs and ensure continued basic service provision, targeting the most vulnerable at the household, community and institutional levels.


In Greater Beirut, living conditions of vulnerable households have deteriorated rapidly due to tremendous pressure on housing markets, increasing prices, and limited access to income. In response, ACTED provides integrated WASH and Shelter emergency assistance to displaced families in informal settlements, unfinished buildings, and other types of sub-standard housing. This aims to ensure access to clean water, basic washing and sanitation facilities, improved hygiene practices, protection from the elements, and privacy. This assistance is complemented by cash transfers to enable the most vulnerable to meet their basic needs. In total, over 110,000 individuals have benefited from such assistance in 2014.
Working with service providers, local authorities and civil society in Akkar, Beirut and Mount Lebanon ACTED has also implemented over 30 Community Support Projects to increase the capacity of host communities and authorities to cope with challenges caused by the refugee influx, including pressure on local resources and infrastructure. These focused on supporting basic service provision (water provision, waste management, electricity, school infrastructure), as well as on addressing the economic impact of the crisis on vulnerable communities’ access to income through vocational training and support to agricultural livelihoods. In 2014, these community-level interventions have benefited over 100,000 individuals.


In 2015, ACTED Lebanon will engage with humanitarian stakeholders to ensure the cost-effectiveness of activities, notably through increased reliance on cash assistance, which has proven an effective delivery mechanism, as well improved targeting of the most vulnerable communities and households. Strengthening the capacity of Lebanese civil society and local authorities to jointly tackle key community concerns, including service provision and income generation, will also become an increasingly critical means of addressing the impact of the Syrian crisis in Lebanon. Finally, ensuring community participation in the delivery and coordination of assistance will allow for more effective interventions, as well as improved protection of refugees by addressing rising social tension

 

Position profile

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of all of ACTED’s program implementation in Lebanon. Working directly under the Country Director, the Programme Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the quality and timely implementation of program activities, as well as participating in external representation related to ACTED’s programming.

 

Project Implementation Follow-up

Interaction with AME

New Opportunities and Fundraising

External Relations

 

Qualifications

At least 4 to 5 years of working experience in insecure environments; preferably in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East

Demonstrated communication and organizational skills

Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff

Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure

Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments

Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions

Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office

Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English

 

Conditions

Salary defined by the ACTED salary grid; educational level, expertise, hardship, security, and performance are considered for pay bonus

Additional monthly living allowance

Free food and lodging provided at the organisation’s guesthouse/or housing allowance (depending on contract length and country of assignment)

Transportation costs covered, including additional return ticket + luggage allowance

Provision of medical, life, and repatriation insurance + retirement package

 

Submission of applications

Please send your application including cover letter, CV and references to jobs@acted.org under Ref: PC/LEB

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