Duties and Responsibilities:
• Oversee and monitor the operations and day-to day-management of the digital skills training project in Aley in close collaboration with the local NGO partner.
• Ensure smooth implementation of the training sessions on a daily basis.
• Ensure a positive and productive learning environment in collaboration with the instructors and local NGO that promotes participant engagement and social cohesion among participants.
• Support local NGO partner in the recruitment, screening, and selection of participants.
• Coordinate with the different people/entities to achieve optimal program delivery:
• Local NGO partner
• Program participants
• IT support people
• Various AUB staff members and departments
• External partners or service providers
• AUB volunteers and interns
• Ensure and support the provision of IT infrastructure, facilities, and supply needs for optimal program delivery by the local NGO partner.
• Ensure that daily beneficiary attendance is documented according to WFP requirements by local NGO partner.
• Inspire beneficiaries to achieve their full potential, motivating and coaching them.
• Provide other administrative, operational and logistical support as requested by CCECS, including occasional written translation or interpretation.
• Actively engage in follow up with program graduates and facilitate connections to opportunities for further education/training, internships, and work opportunities as appropriate under Lebanese law.
• Proactively support the ongoing development of the project and driving the project forward.
Reporting in accordance with requirements set by WFP and CCECS
• Keep track of all project progress against project timeline and indicators defined in the results framework and provide weekly reports to CCECS.
• Ensure timely submission of reports on field activities by instructors and supervisors of the curriculum.
• Provide support in quarterly evaluation and performance monitoring including survey administration, data analysis, and drafting regular grant reports.
Relevant Experience and Mind-Set
• Education: Bachelor s Degree in relevant field (social sciences, IT fields, business etc.).
• 1+ year(s) experience in a project coordination capacity, preferably within a learning or academic organization, NGO/humanitarian organization, event planning, start-up management or comparable fields.
• Previous experience working with disadvantaged communities is required.
• Interest in motivating, coaching and mobilizing young adults to achieve their highest potential.
• Strong analytical skills and exemplary time management/organization skills.
• Ability to multitask under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
• Ability to adapt to complex and difficult situations and find creative and effective solutions.
• Diplomatic in engaging cooperation of others. Great communication and negotiation skills.
• Excellent discretion, demonstrating sound judgment in dealing with challenging situations, as well as confidential dialogues and information.
• Computer proficiency is a must, advanced digital skills is a plus.
• Excellent spoken and written Arabic and English.
About the AUB-WFP Tech for Food Digital Skills Training
In partnership with the American University in Beirut, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an Innovative Livelihood Project: the Tech for Food Digital Skills Training to equip vulnerable Syrian refugees and host community young adults (18-30) with transferable skills for the digital economy, including basic to advanced digital skills, English language, and soft skills for free-lancing and entrepreneurship. Other project objectives include: i ncreasing food security of program participants through a food for training modality; increasing the self-confidence, reducing isolation, and encouraging social cohesion for program participants; and connecting program participants to opportunities for further education/training, internships, and work opportunities as appropriate under Lebanese law. In Mount Lebanon and Bekaa, the project is implemented in partnership with the Kayany Foundation.
American University of Beirut Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service
The Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS) builds bridges between AUB community, stakeholders, humanitarian agencies, and policymakers in order to facilitate change in marginalized landscapes while providing opportunities for Transformative Education. CCECS s operational framework includes: (1) AUB Engage, (2) Leadership Development for Scholarship Students, (3) Community Development Projects, and (4) Syria Relief Response Projects. Since its inception in 2008, the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) has aimed to develop a culture of service and civic leadership within the AUB community and provide opportunities for University students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds to study and respond to the most pressing societal challenges. Through a fully integrated participatory approach, the Center harnesses the expertise of AUB faculty and staff to work closely with concerned partners, local stakeholders, and targeted communities to design and pilot innovative projects that aim to serve and empower marginalized communities.
UN World Food Programme (WFP)
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the frontline humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries. Around 14,000 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor. WFP is currently working on multiple impactful innovations (e.g. fundraising apps, mobile apps for small holder farmers, on-site technologies to reduce post-harvest losses), amongst others on an innovation project creating livelihood opportunities for Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities in Lebanon.