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Administrative coordinator - LEBANON

Beirut (Lebanon)


Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
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Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:

  • The Direction of Humanitarian Action
  • The Direction of Development Action


Five years into the civil war, the Syrian conflict continues unabated. With up to 6.6 million Syrians internally displaced and an estimated 13.5 million requiring assistance, the humanitarian and protection needs in the country keep growing at a dramatic rate. The protracted nature of the conflict is also exacerbating the destabilizing effects of the crisis in neighboring countries, stretching the resources and services of hosting communities to the limit and fueling social and political tensions in the region.
Out of the 4.8 million registered Syrian refugees almost 1.1 million are hosted in Lebanon, representing 25% of the country’s current population for the highest ratio of refugees per capita in the world. Lebanon, which has also received around 35,000 Lebanese returnees and 42,000 Palestinian refugees from Syria aside from an undetermined number of non-registered Syrian refugees, is precariously coping with a population increase of around 37% over the last 5 years. Although the restrictive border policies imposed in early 2015 have virtually blocked new influx the living conditions of Syrian refugees in the country, as well as those of vulnerable Lebanese and Palestinians, continue to deteriorate. This deteriorating situation is disproportionally affecting communities in the most deprived areas of the country, chiefly in Bekaa, Baalbak-Hermel, North and Akkar Governorates, in which the high concentration of refugees is compounded with pre-existing economic, social and political challenges and chronic deficiencies in services and infrastructures.


HI is present in Lebanon under the development division since the late nineties. Mine Action division started to operate in the country in 2006 and the Emergency division was opened in April 2012 to implement activities related to the Syrian crisis.
As of beginning of 2016, HI HAD Lebanon team has expanded significantly with around 200 staff members.
HI intervenes in the Bekaa and North governorates (Tripoli T5) through two operational bases located in Zahle (Bekaa) and Tripoli (North) for Syrian crisis related activities and in Batroun area for Mine Action activities.
As of April 2016, donors funding HI Syrian crisis response in Lebanon are BPRM, ECHO and GAC.
In 2016, HI is planning to revise progressively the operational setup of its division following the recent merging of the Mine Action Division and The Emergency Response Division into the Humanitarian Action Division.


Based in Beirut and under the Head of Mission line management, the Administrative Coordinator will ensure the mission's financial, administrative and human resources management and guarantee compliance with the country's legal framework and with the head office policies and processes.


  1. Oversee the mission's financial resources
  2. Design/update HR policies and oversee their implementation within the mission
  3. Manage the mission's support teams
  4. Contribute to the progressive merging of HI Emergency and Mine Action Divisions (financial, administrative, HR aspects) into the Humanitarian Action Division
  5. Ensure respect of legal requirements and follow up of partners


• Third level degree in business administration or finance or management
• Advanced degree in management
• Experience : Minimum 5 years experience in an major INGO as administration-finance-HR management
• Experience in working with multicultural and pluri-disciplinary teams in various sectors
• Very good knowledge of main donors requirements
• Fluency in English
• Good computer skills
• Leadership / managerial skills
• Ability to prioritise tasks and time management skills
• Excellent communication skills both oral and writing
• Ability to deal with complexity at different levels
• Capacity to work under pressure
• Flexibility
• Diplomacy & patience
• Autonomy


• Start: May 10th 2016
• Duration: 12 months (renewable upon funding)
• Status: salaried contract according to experience
• Remuneration: according to HI salary grid
• Family posting upon conditions
• Living conditions: guesthouse shared with other expatriates (no charges)
• Security conditions: Good
• Social insurance: 100% covered.

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  • Organization: Handicap International
  • Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-06

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