CARE

Gender and Protection Coordinator

CARE

Job Description

Organization: CARE International in Lebanon Department/Division: Program Unit: Gender & Protection Position Title: Gender & Protection Coordinator Work Location: Beirut with frequent travel throughout Lebanon Supervisor: TBD Job Summary: CARE is a leading relief and development non-governmental organization working to end global poverty. Established in 1946, it is now a confederation composed of 14 members and 4 affiliates. Working in over 95 countries around the world. With more than 11,000 employees worldwide, we have a strong local presence: 95% of our staff are nationals of the countries where our programs are implemented. Care international in Lebanon (CIL) is supporting local communities with their longer-term needs and basic rights through WASH, Shelter, Protection, and longer-term economic empowerment solutions and activities in collaboration with local partner organizations in the North, South, Beirut, Bekaa, and Mount Lebanon Governorates. CARE is currently seeking a senior expert who will lead the gender and protection team through technical assistance on community-based protection and gender programs including but not limited to projects that targets gender-based violence; early child marriage, sexual and reproductive health & rights, as well as youth and community activities. More importantly someone who can manage teams in complex settings, has excellent writing skills, and follows trends and research relevant for the humanitarian and development field. These activities are both in communities, through and with partners, and working with Social Development Centers in various locations across the country. The successful candidate will also be able to ensure sound gender and protection mainstreaming of all CARE Lebanon’s project as well as provide technical assistance to project managers on projects that are not directly related to gender and protection. This position is based in the Beirut office and will support CARE’s field offices/project sites in the implementation of a variety of protection and gender transformative projects and global and regional CARE initiatives leading research, as well as supporting high level advocacy and networking on gender and protection. This senior position will report to the DCD-Program. Knowledge of the region is highly desirable. This is a local position, however expatriates are welcome to apply. Supervises NA Working Conditions: This position will be based in Beirut office, with extensive fieldwork and travel to Tripoli office Salary: Based on CIL salary scale Employment Start Date: August 2020 Duration of Contract: 1 year (renewable) Contract Type: Fixed Term Employment Contract Other contract elements: Benefits: Social security/Health Insurance & Transport allowance. The direct supervisor reserves the right to adapt this job description at any time during employment according to needs. Any extension of this contract is dependent on performance review and funding availability. Education & Certification: Master’s degree desirable Minimum Education Level: Bachelor’s degree Posting Restrictions: National/International posting (non-family based if international). Proven Experience: · Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in gender and protection programming, including profound knowledge of Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH), early child marriage (ECM), women’s voice and/or economic empowerment · At least 3 years’ experience of working in an advisory, technical Coordination position · Proven experience in promoting practical and impactful social and gender justice initiatives, and community-based protection initiatives able to demonstrate change · Proven skills in partnership building, influencing and negotiation with a range of actors, including local NGOs, governments, UN agencies, academic institutions, networks, national/local NGOs and community groups · Strong understanding of the Lebanon political, legal, and social systems as related to gender and refugee protection IT / Software / Skills: Familiarity with MS Office software, such as Excel Language Skills: Language Speaking Reading Writing Arabic (Optional_ Fluent/Mother tongue Professional Professional English Working Knowledge Professional Professional French Optional Optional Optional Competencies · Strong analytical skills, and ability to Design and direct research, needs assessments, and evaluations · Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (verbal and writing) · Demonstrated experience in staff management, training and coaching · Strong team player and experienced collaborator · Effective in negotiation and representation Detailed Responsibilities & Tasks Responsibility #1: Support Program Leadership · Technically support Project Managers and Director of Program Implementation in implementation of CARE Lebanon’s community-based protection and gender programs, overall successful project delivery as per national standards, donor agreement and CARE guidelines and agreed implementation strategy. · Technically support partner NGOs carry out works in accordance with CARE’s gender and protection guidelines and standards · Conduct regular field monitoring visits to provide support to partners and to ensure quality implementation. · Oversee programmatic reports for donor, government and the country office as required. This will involve compiling of information from a range of program staff and working in teams to produce reports. Responsibility #2: Support in technical expertise to programs · Coordinate Technical Support and training to CARE and partners staff on relevant topics such as community empowerment, mobilization, and synthetization, GBV, MSRH, and ECM. · Co-design technical guidelines that outline processes, procedures, or strategies for program implementation · Work closely with CARE’s regional and global technical advisors in exchanging sound practices · Act as the PSEA focal point, including to raise awareness and train staff, partners, service providers and beneficiaries about Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and CARE’s reporting mechanism · Keep abreast of relevant existing and new research in Lebanon by other institutions that is related to women’s empowerment, gender equality and protection. Responsibility #3: Program Strategy and Quality · Lead on program strategy development for protection and gender sector · Lead regular planning and reflection sessions with the relevant project teams, local and international partners and government officials. A coordinator you will have the oversight and decision-making responsibility on program quality. · Develop and implement Analysis together with the MEAL team and field staff which contributes to a deepened understanding of protection and gender issues in Lebanon · Ensure that lessons learned from the protection and gender interventions are well disseminated and understood by all staff of CARE Lebanon and integrated into current and planned programs. · Oversee the implementation and maintenance of M&E tools and frameworks. Responsibility #4: New Business Development · Lead on the development of new programs and partnerships, in line with identified needs and within CARE’s strategy in Lebanon, including the elaboration of donor proposals, in close collaboration with program and program support teams. · Keep up-to-date of relevant existing and new research in Lebanon by other institutions that is related to women’s empowerment/gender issues; and disseminate key outcomes with field teams in appropriate and effective way Responsibility # 5 External Representation · Establish positive relations and close collaboration with other agencies · Ensures information is efficiently communicated between the field and the national coordination. · Represent CARE Lebanon in sectoral coordination at regional, national and sub-national levels and with the technical authorities · In close collaboration with interagency sector coordination units, ensure CARE representation in the relevant technical coordination and forums at the field level and vis-à-vis relevant actors as relevant to the project CARE is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, color, religion, and sex.
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