Plan International Lebanon is seeking a Project Coordinator with demonstrated experience in CP Case Management, in support to Plan International s programs in Lebanon. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of an integrated Child Protection project in North Bekaa, Akkar and Tripoli.
Background: Now entering its eighth year, the conflict in Syria continues to have a drastic impact on Syrian refugee children as well as Lebanese children living in host communities. Children continue to experience different forms of violence, abuse and exploitation in their communities. Increasing levels of poverty and lack of access to quality education among refugee families have put an alarming number of Syrian girls and boys at risk of child labour and child marriage. Adolescents and youth have limited educational and economic opportunities and experience a sense of hopelessness and lack a future perspective. To address these risks and prevent the long-term harmful consequences on an entire generation of children, Plan International Lebanon implements an integrated child protection, education and livelihoods programme aimed to empower children and young people, in particular girls.
The Organisation: Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children s and young people s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries. Plan International Lebanon is established in late 2016 and has programmes throughout the country (Beirut, Mount-Lebanon, South, North and Bekaa)
The Project Coordinator will be based in Beirut with frequent travel to Bekaa and North Lebanon, and will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of an integrated Child Protection project in Bekaa and North Lebanon. Under the supervision of the Child Protection Manager, He/She will ensure that the projects objectives are met in accordance with donor requirements adhere to strict timelines, ensure the production of quality & timely reports, ensure that the project outcomes are sustained and continually drive innovation and improvement within the project.
Provide technical support for the project including planning, coordination and monitoring/evaluation of all project activities in close relation with Child Protection Manager and in co-operation with Field Officers and other partner staff.
Maintain coordination and communication between the Child Protection Manager and Field staff for ensuring the quality of processes and outputs.
Maintain ongoing surveillance of the developing humanitarian and security situation in target areas and adjust activities accordingly.
Ensure that different sectoral activities are implemented in a coordinated and cohesive manner.
Coordinate daily aspects of the action across target areas while monitoring performance of the partners.
Ensure field supervision of the project operations in order to ensure the project is implemented in line with planned activities and expected outcomes.
Collect, update and share information related to project progress with Child Protection Manager.
Draft and input into weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for both internal and external purposes.
Maintain regular communication and visits for project sites to ensure that the project achieves the goal.
Ensure timely submission of work plans and budget forecasts to Child Protection Manager.
Follow up on financial liquidation/settlement according to Plan s procedures and submit spending reports for review and approvals.
Maintain compliance with Plan standard procedures and policies (e.g. procurement, financial, security, etc.)
Prepare quarterly success stories related to the project reflecting on the progress of the project in the community.
Establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with government, institutions, partner organizations, local NGOs, etc. in target areas.
Attend working group and task force meetings on a local level as required.
Ensure that all key donor compliance rules and regulations are adhered to for both Plan Lebanon and implementing partners.
Minimum 3 years of experience working in a humanitarian context
Minimum 2 years of experience working in project coordination, management or monitoring
Strong experience in child protection programming
Bachelor degree (master s degree is an asset) in social work, psychology, sociology, international relations or any other related field
Experience in programming related to child labour, girls rights and/or child marriage are an asset
Flexible work attitude and ability to work independently within a small team
Strong leadership and communication skills
Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English mandatory
Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Flexible work arrangement which requires frequent travel to Akkar, Tripoli and North Bekaa, including some overnight stays. Candidates must be able to balance field and office work.
Industry Type :
NGO / Social Services / Community Services / Non-Profit
Functional Area :
Site Engineering / Projects