Solidarites International

DRM Consortium Coordinator

Solidarites International

Job Description

Desired start date: June 2020 Duration of the mission: 12 months (renewable) Location: Position based in Beirut


Lebanon hosts about 1.5 million Syrian refugees, mainly in its northern governorate (Akkar and Tripoli) and in the Bekaa Valley. SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) has launched its operations in Lebanon in March 2013 in order to address the immediate needs of both Syrian refugee and Lebanese host families also affected by the crisis. SI in Lebanon has two operational bases (Tripoli and Zahle) and a Coordination office in Beirut. The expatriate team consists of 12 staff members, while the national team represents about 130 staff members. Early 2020, the mission has a global budget of around 15 M USD. Tripoli base counts for 70% of this amount and Zahle base for 30%. SI LEB’s program portfolio revolves around 3 main axis
  • WASH interventions in Informal settlements

  • Integrated approach (wash/shelter interventions integrated with Protection and Health activities implemented by partners)

  • Response to emergencies

The DRM project is funded by AFD for 4 years starting on June 1st 2020. The project is implemented in 2 areas (Akkar and Bekaa) in consortium with Lebanese Red Cross and French Red Cross. SI is leading the consortium.


Within the Lebanon mission and under the supervision of the Country Director, the DRM Consortium Coordinator (DRM CC) will be responsible for the overall implementation and monitoring of the project activities and the quality and timely achievement of the programmatic objectives and indicators of the project. As a member of the Strategic Committee and Implementing Committee of the project, s/he will serve as the key liaison with AFD, DRMU, CNRS, relevant Ministries, consortium partners, and other stakeholders. S/he will ensure adherence to all project objectives, performance requirements, and donor regulations. S/he facilitates collaborative partnerships between donor, implementing advisors (DRMU & CNRS), consortium members and other relevant stakeholders. The two main foreseen challenges will be (i) the institutional and political representation at all levels (national, regional and local), and (ii) to ensure the commitment of the Implementing Advisors (DRMU and CNRS) to play their role in a timely and qualitative manner. Another challenge is related to the fact that the DRM CC will be in the middle of a relatively complex set-up with many different interlocutors both at coordination level and on the field in 2 areas of intervention from 3 different organizations with their own ways of working. MANAGEMENT : The Coordination Team is composed of: This position has no management responsibility but will have very strong relations with the Deputy Country Country Director for Programs and DRM Coordinator at coordination level as well as the 2 SI PMs in charge of implementing the DRM interventions on the field as well as with partners technical Coordinators and PMs. MAIN RESPONSABILITIES :
  • Strategic Direction and project leadership

  • Coordination and institutional representation

  • Project Delivery & Grant Management

  • MEAL, Capitalization and Advocacy


  • Advance university degree (BA) in development & humanitarian studies, social sciences or equivalent

  • Minimum 8 years with INGOs in Humanitarian assistance and Development programming

  • Previous experiences at management and/or coordination level in the area of DRR in a developing country

  • Previous strong experience working in a consortium structure at coordination level

  • Previous relevant experience in dealing with Lebanese Authorities

  • Previous experience in Lebanon mandatory

  • Ability to absorb and contribute to strategic thinking, including development of strategic objectives and work planning to achieve strategic goals

  • Excellent coordination, communication and negotiation skills

  • Strong Project Cycle Management skills and capacity to plan and organize work activities as well as

  • Understanding of the Lebanese political and administrative system

  • Strong capacity to follow up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments are fulfilled as well as to work cooperatively with others, inside and outside the organization, to accomplish objectives to build and maintain mutually-beneficial partnerships, leverage information, and achieve results

  • Organized and Problem Solving spirit

  • Autonomy and capacity of initiative

  • Flexibility and strong coordination skills

  • Ability to work under pressure, with peaks of heavy workloads, and to manage several tasks at once

  • Fully fluent English and Arabic: excellent speaking, reading and writing skills

  • Commitment to the fundamental principles of SI’s charter and ethos.


A SALARIED POSITION:starting from 2860 € gross per month (2600 € including 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly per diem of 750 USD a month. Please note that salary is not negotiable with SI. VACATION:During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of on 7 working days every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7 working days break at 3/6 and 9 month (with 850 USD allocated by SI). To these break periods, it is necessary to add the granting of 1 additional rest day per month worked (i.e. 12 days in addition for a 1-year contract) SOCIAL AND MEDICAL COVER: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded. HOUSING /FAMILY PACKAGE:can be included, housing allowance; child and school allowance; insurances + flights for all the family members. SECURITY The political and security situation in Lebanon is complex and volatile. The Presidency of Lebanon has been filled in October 2016, after more than 2 years of vacancy. Parliamentary elections were held last May under a new electoral law and for the first time in 10 years. A new government was supposed to be appointed following these elections, but the negotiations on the creation of national union government are still on-going. Domestic tensions remain high. Reflective of divisions within Lebanese society, the situation of Syrian refugees is becoming increasingly precarious. International tensions are as well important, even if no imminent conflict is for now foreseeable. Despite these on-going internal and external tensions, Lebanon’s security situation is currently good. Except related to COVID measures there is no curfew in place on the Lebanon mission and international staff can move around without too many restrictions even though Akkar and the Beqaa valley include some no-go areas. The security measures in place could still be upgraded quickly depending on the context’s evolution. KEY INFORMATION ABOUT LIVING CONDITIONS In Beirut, the guesthouse and the office are located in close-by buildings. The guesthouse is a 3 bedroom apartment, fully furnished and comfortable. Beirut is a very modern city, where you can find all kind of restaurants, shops, international libraries, bars, cinemas, etc. Lebanon is a safe country you can discover by yourself. We have guesthouses available in 2 other Lebanese cities, Zahle and Tripoli, available on weekends. All common goods and amenities are available on all bases.
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