Job Description

Starting date: January 2020 Duration of Mission: 6 months Location: Beirut, Lebanon Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France. Humanitarian situation and needs Since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis in April 2011, according to UN estimations, 6.6 million people have been internally displaced, while 4.8 million refugees have been registered in the neighboring countries as of June 2016. Lebanon is the second host country for Syrian refugees with over 1.049 million refugees registered as of March 2016 for an overall population of less than 4.5 million (representing more than 23% of the population). Prior to this crisis, Lebanon was already hosting half a million Palestinian refugees; the pressure on the Lebanese government and local population is very high. In April 2015, the United Nations Security Council declared that the international community has to help Lebanon in its efforts to host more than 1 million refugees from neighboring Syria. Since the beginning of March 2015, the government of Lebanon, through the General Security Directorate, is enforcing entry regularization among refugees entering from Syria. The Lebanese government has also asked the UNHCR to temporary stop the registration process, hence new refugees and new born babies cannot be registered anymore and refugees that arrived after the 5th of January 2015 have been deregistered (around 11,319 individuals). While Palestinian refugees are settled in camps, there are no official camps for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. On a case by case basis, the government may authorize the establishment of formal tented settlements (FTS). However, Syrian refugees are mainly settled in small shelter units (SSU), collective shelters (CS) or informal settlements (IS). The spillover of the Syrian crisis into Lebanon compounded pre-existing vulnerabilities among the Lebanese society. Refugee populations have in many cases settled in areas inhabited by impoverished and vulnerable Lebanese communities further stretching limited or non-existent sources of income and public services at the local level. This situation will place an increased economic strain on the families, and in addition to the expected decrease in basic assistance due to low funding levels, an escalation in negative coping mechanisms (such as begging, child labor, child marriages, sexual services for food/accommodation, petty crime, etc.) might be witnessed Our action in the field Present in the country since 1996, PUI has a long experience in assisting conflict affected populations in the South. Since 2012, PUI has been actively involved in the Lebanon emergency response to the Syrian crisis with presence in the North (Akkar), Mount Lebanon and South (Saida) of Lebanon. In 2018-2019, PUI aims to reinforce the ability of each vulnerable community to become self-reliant and resilient to crisis, through 2 programmes orientations :
  • Humanitarian Assistance Programme: to provide a protection-based humanitarian material assistance and services for the most vulnerable refugees and host communities affected by the Syrian crisis, based on the targeting system and relevant vulnerabilities monitoring. .

  • Resilience Programme: to develop and strengthen access to social and community infrastructures (schools, health facilities) and support household-level economic survival and well-being with regards to specific poor and vulnerable groups .

Click here for more information about our response to the crisis As part of our activities in Lebanon, we are looking for a Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator. The PUI Livelihood Coordinator designs and oversees the country technical sector strategy (Analysis, strategic positioning, programmatic approach, programme development) and is responsible for the quality of current and future FSL programming. Builds the capacity of technical teams, supports the field teams in the implementation of project, and develops relevant partnerships. Contributes to the monitoring, evaluation and learning of the livelihood projects.
  • Strategy: Working alongside the Coordination-team" id="link" class="link">Coordination Team, s/he participates in the design of the PUI country strategy. S/he leads on the development of the strategy and positioning for the FSL sector, proposing innovative and sustainable approaches.

  • Identification of needs and formulation of project proposals: Actively participates in the definition and implementation of assessments and participates in the development of proposals (in coordination with the Deputy Head of Mission (DHOM), other Technical Coordinators and relevant Field Coordinators).

  • Representation, external coordination and partnership: Represents the association to partners, authorities, donors and local stakeholders involved in implementing FSL programmes. Ensures the active participation of PUI in national sectorial working groups and forums, and develops sectorial partnerships aligning with the FSL strategy.

  • Programmes implementation: Ensures that programme(s) are in line with PUI’s FSL intervention framework and country strategy and monitors them for efficacy, quality, and cost effectiveness. Supports teams in ensuring that logistical and administrative procedures are respected by the FSL teams and alerts/relays the gaps to the coordination team. Ensures quality reports are submitted to donors.

  • Monitoring, evaluation and learning: Develops qualitative and quantitative data analysis in the FSL sector; promotes capitalization on FSL research and technical developments in the sector, and ensures that analysis is disseminated to PUI.

  • Staff technical management and supervision of consultants/Training and Capacity Building: Participates in the recruitment and technical management of FSL staff. Coaches and support field staff and provides guidance in technical aspects of project implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Provides and supervises technical training activities based on identified needs.

Training and Experiences Training Master in economics, development studies, international development, management, social sciences Professional Experience: Humanitarian and development experience in different contexts:
  • 5 years progressive experience in both project management and national Technical Coordinator/Advisor positions.

  • Proven ability to develop and implement economic development programming (market based programming, resilience building)

  • Experience in a humanitarian context.

Food security and livelihood technical experience:
  • Experience developing and implementing Basic Needs assistance and livelihood programming in humanitarian contexts through cash based interventions

  • Proven experience conducting technical assessments/ surveys with a team in one or more of the following: Value Chains, market analysis such as labour market assessment, socio-economic/livelihood surveys.

  • Hands on experience in development of research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.

  • Experience in both urban and rural contexts.

  • Experience in external representation, with proven active participation in working groups/clusters, and communication with donors

  • Proven experience in stakeholder engagement including NGOs, local authorities and the private sector.

  • Proven track record in staff and stakeholder training and capacity building.

  • Successful experience in team management and field staff support.

Knowledge and skills
  • Proven ability to analyse complex environments at national level, monitor changes and translate into appropriate strategic planning

  • Proven expertise in economic development, including several of the following types of programming: resilience support programmes, support to MSME, training measures and vocational training, and safety nets.

  • Knowledge of economic recovery principles in development context

  • Strong project cycle skills: assessments, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, learning.

  • Knowledge of institutional donors (ECHO, UN agencies, BPRM, OFDA, etc.)

  • Networking skills

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Pack Office

Required Personal Characteristics
  • Successful candidate will have the ability to promote new approaches to programming and inspire teams to collaborate closely to implement quality programmes.

  • Ability to take initiative.

  • Adaptability and proven ability to learn quickly.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Good people person with excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Analysis and synthesis skills.

  • Organization, rigor and respect of deadlines.

  • Great ability to listen and to negotiate.

  • Ability to remain calm and level-headed.

  • General ability to manage stress, particularly in a changing environment.

  • Curiosity about and sensitivity to new cultures.

  • English – Required

  • Arabic – Highly desirable

  • French- is a plus

Proposed Terms
  • Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 6 mois

  • Starting date: January 2020

  • Monthly gross income: from 2 200 Euros up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI

  • Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…

  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation

  • Housing policy: Housing in PUI premises

  • Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)

  • Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

  • Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

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