- LEBANON - COMMUNITY HIGIENE PROMOTION PROGRAM MANAGER - HALBA, Syria (password)
Closing date: 08 Oct 2017
Location: Position based in Halba
As the Syria Crisis is in its fifth year, humanitarian needs inside Syria and in neighboring countries continue to rise. Given the regional instability, the Lebanese political deadlock and poverty, the population influx has put Lebanon under severe strain. With more than 1,000,000 refugees registered with UNHCR and probably 500,000 “unregistered” ones, one out of five residents in the country is now a refugee. Due to the recent closure of the borders with Syria, no massive new comers’ influx has been reported in Lebanon since the end of 2014.
In order to address the immediate needs of both Syrian refugee and Lebanese host families affected by the Syria crisis, SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) has launched in March 2013 its operations in North Lebanon, first in the T5 then Akkar, and more recently in the Bekaa.
Responding to the most essential needs of the populations affected by the Syrian crisis, SI intends to improve their living conditions and enhance their livelihood.
Thus, with support from ECHO, UNICEF, DFID, OCHA and CIAA, SI’s interventions from 2013 until the present time in response to the Syrian crisis may be divided into 4 components depending on the profile of a household and will aim at covering the needs in the area of intervention:
Identification of the most vulnerable and referral system through coordination with international partners, local NGOs, municipalities and affected communities. The primary task to deliver assistance is the identification of refugees and their living conditions to ensure that protection risks are identified and monitored. This requires a significant commitment in terms of time and effort in the field. Only 50% of all the shelters have been identified.
Integrated WaSH and Shelter response to the whole population of the informal settlements, small shelter units and collective shelters. SI will provide access to safe water, hygiene materials, appropriate sanitation facilities, improved weatherproofing, and site improvements. Assistance is provided on the basis of vulnerability criteria following in-depth assessments and regardless of registration status or nationality.
Site management of the informal settlements and collective shelters. Given the current conditions in the region, Syrian refugees are likely to remain in Lebanon for the foreseeable future, unfortunately with decreasing resources to provide humanitarian assistance. Therefore, it is incumbent upon aid providers to promote strategies that empower refugees toward greater autonomy.
Livelihood assistance to vulnerable households. To meet the most basic needs, SI will provide support to most vulnerable households through Unconditional Cash Assistance to bridge shortfalls between incomes and expenditures. SI will target the most vulnerable refugees regardless of status, based on standardized vulnerability criteria as defined by the cash working group.
In 2017, the mission is developing its protection focus through even more integrated programming and mainstreaming.
Organization of the mission
The country coordination is based in Beirut, while the operational bases are located in Tripoli, Halba and Zahle.
In Tripoli, the whole team is so far composed by 105 national employees. The base Halba in Akkar hosts up to 80 staff and 50 work in Zahle base in the Bekaa.
ABOUT THE JOB
SI is delivering tailored Hygiene Promotion messages in the different informal settlements. This approached is based on the results of the hygienic behavior of the population, analyzed by using the HP tool developed by UNICEF. This tool enables SI HP team to prioritize the sites in need of intervention and to refine the way to promote safe practices and to instigate behavior change. SI teams stay 2 to 3 days in each site to fully map the situation and unsafe behaviors. Then several campaigns are undertaken to improve the hygienic conditions of the site. Messages are adapted to different audiences using different medias (ie. Puppet shows for children…).
The main objectives of CHP Program Manager position are:
Promote and ensure smooth merging of Hygiene Promoters and Community Mobilization team.
Ensure the timely implementation of activities and that SI's quality standards are met; propose adjustments or developments to maintain project relevance when necessary.
Coordinate activities with the program team and other departments of SI and INGOs in the zone of intervention.
Supervise the Activity Managers and Team Leaders.
Participate in strategic planning.
Prepare timely and accurate reporting to SI for donors and internal data collection and monitoring
Education and experience
Bachelor/Master Degree in Law, Human Rights, Political Science, humanitarian project management (desirable but can be balanced by experience)
Minimum 2 years’ experience with INGO specialized in humanitarian assistance
Minimum 1 year experience in programme management of a WASH project
Experience in team management and capacity building
Experience in conflict/post-conflict contexts, preferably in supporting emergency responses
Skills and knowledge
Excellent diplomacy and representation skills
Ability to write clear and well-argued proposals and reports
Good management skills, with the ability to delegate, and strong training skills
Problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to assess challenges and recommend solutions
Comfortable with data management and standard office software;
Fluency in written and spoken English
Working knowledge of French and/or Arabic is an asset
Commitment to the fundamental principles of SI’s charter and ethos
A salaried post: According to your experience starting from 1.760 euros gross per month 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.
For further information about SI, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/
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
Job posted on 8 September 2017.
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