Lebanon - A Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator
Starting date : ASAP
Duration of Mission: 6 months
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a Humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by addressing 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 on average 200 projects per 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 6 million people in more than 22 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Europe.
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 .
As part of our activities in Lebanon, we are looking for a MEAL Coordinator.
The Logistics Coordinator is responsible for the smooth functioning of logistics on the mission, in compliance with procedures and guidelines. He/She makes sure the logistics support and resources necessary fir carrying out the programs are available and efficient, and actively participates in the mission’s safety management.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission for Programmes (DHoM), and in cooperation with Information Management Advisor (IMA), technical coordinators and MEAL staff in the operational bases, the MEAL Coordinator will:
- Strategy: Implement a sound and adapted-to-context MEAL strategy and operational guidance, for results oriented and quality programming;
- Oversight: Ensure the mission uses strategic, accurate and consistent data collection for developing evidence based programming;
- Technical support: Provide specific technical support for the conduction of assessments, surveys and ad-hoc data collection and analyses throughout the project and programme cycle management;
- Capacity building: Sensitise and build the capacity of staff for an enhanced transparency, accountability and learning mind set in the mission and in the framework of a continuous capitalisation and learning approach.
- External Representation: Coordinates the MEAL representation of PUI among external stakeholders.
Training and Experiences
Training: Master degree in a field related to Project Management, international development and/or social sciences.
- Minimum of 3 years experience in MEAL management in a humanitarian, emergency and/or unsecured context
- Strong experience inplementing monitoring and evaluation processes and activities, using both quantitative and qualitative methods
Knowledge and skills:
- Strong experience in donor requirements and expectations, particularly MADAD-UE, WFP, AFD and BPRM
- Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training and mentoring
- Prior knowledge of the country/region an asset;
Languages: Excellent command in writing and editing documents in English.
- Fixed-Term Contract: 8 months
- Starting date: ASAP
- Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 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: possibility of individual housing
- 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
If you wish to apply, follow this link and fill in the form on our website.