Lebanon: Lebanon - Programme Manager Neighborhood Approach - Tripoli
|Closing Date : 2017-01-15|
Duty Station : Beirut, Lebanon
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Organization: Solidarit s International
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017
Desired start date:01/01/17
Duration of the mission:10 months
About the context:
After several years of conflict in Syria, some consider that the Syrian refugee population in Lebanon would be around 1,500,000 persons. This population is concentrated in the northern part of the country (in the Akkar District and in Tripoli) and in the Bekaa Valley. The refugees issue is particularly sensitive issue in Lebanon and the caretaker government has been averse to setting up refugee camps for the Syrians.
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.
The main needs in the area where SI is intervening are Shelter, WASH and livelihood. Indeed, the living conditions are precarious with poor insulation, no access to WASH facilities and no access to the water network, while the rent can be relatively high. Moreover, a high number of families report cases of diarrhea, skin infections. These probably result from a combination of factors including: poor quality of water used for drinking, poor hygiene practices, and inadequate sanitation. In addition, Syrian refugees have very limited incomes sources/livelihoods opportunities. Lastly, refugees living conditions are worsening with the decrease of the foods assistance (due to shortage of funding) which they used to benefit from.
The host community in Tripoli is also vulnerable, with a recent conflict in one area of the city still extremely tense, and needs high. SI is therefore trying to also incorporate a better integration of host community driven programming into its portfolio,
With support from ECHO, UNICEF, DFID, OCHA and CIAA, SI s objective is to improve conditions through:The identification of the most vulnerable and referral system through coordination with international partners, local NGOs, municipalities and affected communities.Integrated Wash and Shelter response to the whole population of the informal settlements, small shelter units and collective shelters.Site management of the informal settlements and collective shelters.Livelihood assistance to vulnerable households through Unconditional Cash Assistance
In 2017 SI will also develop its protection focus through even more integrated programming and mainstreaming.
About the mission
The country coordination is based in Beirut, while the operational bases are located in Tripoli, Halba and Zahle. 20 international employees are deployed in Lebanon. In Tripoli, the whole team is so far composed by 90 national employees. The base Alba in Akkar hosts up to 80 staff and 50 work in Zahle base in the Bekaa.
About the position
The PM will be responsible for the implementation of the Integrated Urban Approach programme that aims at improving social stability in tensed neighbourhoods of Tripoli by implementing a participatory approach of urban upgrading (public spaces, accessibility) and individual households rehabilitation. A strong soft component on solid waste management & awareness is also key to ensure community inclusion. The PM will manage a team of engineers, hygiene promotion and community engagement officers with the support of an activity manager. It is based 100% in Tripoli, North Lebanon. Although the programme has a strong focus focus on rehabilitation (with implementation of civil works), the community mobilization, integrated urban approach and protection aspects of the programme are important, and some familiarity with these sectors is necessary for the success of the program.
The PM supports the OCHA integrated urban approach project and develop SI s neighborhood approach. S/he ensures coordination between community participation and authorities involvement and the quality of works implemented in the community.
Main duties and responsibilitiesProject relevance, quality and designImplementation and operational monitoringCapitalizationTeam managementReporting / communication / representation
Education:Bachelor s degree or higher in urban planning, architecture, engineering is desirable or proven relevant experience related to the activity
ExperienceMinimum 2 years with INGOPrevious experience in program management of a Shelter and/or Wash project or community-driven development project;Experience in recovery after emergencies, preferably with experience in refugee responsesExperience in managing communities in urban context preferableCandidates with hard education will be expected to balance it with strong soft approach experience and reciprocally; and show willingness to take responsibility for both.
Technical skillsStrong Excel and data management capacitiesAutocad and GIS are a plusStrong management and training/capacity-building skills;Very comfortable with standard office softwareDisplay initiative with solid organizational and communication skills;Knowledge of Solidarit s rules, tools and procedures is a plus;Reporting writing
Soft skills and spiritCapacity to provide leadership and be a unifying force within a team composed of different profiles;Diplomacy;Ability to delegate;Respect of security rules;Adaptability to changing work environment and possible volatile security situation;Stress management skills: ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadline
Languages:Fluent English: excellent speaking, reading and writing skillsFrench and or Arabic is an asset
Commitment to the fundamental principles of SI s charter and ethos
A salaried post: according to experience starting from 1.600 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD.
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.
Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarit s). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarit s will cover travel costs).
For further information about SI, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/
CONTACT:Corinne LORIN, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer
How to apply:
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
NB : The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension