Urban Livelihoods in Protracted Crises Consultant


Urban Livelihoods in Protracted Crises Consultant

TOR for Urban Livelihoods in Protracted Crises Consultant

Work to be undertaken between April till July 2017


Building on core Shelter, WASH, and protection programs, CARE has developed an urban-specific community-based approach in Lebanon to improve the living conditions of vulnerable refugee and host communities. The Urban Neighborhood Approach considers whole neighborhoods as an ‘entry point’ for assistance. Interventions target extremely vulnerable families (refugees and host community members) living in dangerous conditions in poor neighborhoods by providing integrated assistance to address vital needs, protection issues and health and safety risks. Activities target both Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese host communities in order to improve the sub-standard living conditions of families at risk and to facilitate community engagement and social stability.

CiL has identified ’building resilient livelihoods’ as a one of the key intervention areas to support women and youth living in poverty and contexts of protracted crisis. Resilient livelihoods are important as they provide a stable source of income and enable people to thrive and act as a buffer in times of shocks and stresses. Building resilient livelihoods will also allow the linkage of humanitarian with longer term development programming. CiL has begun its programming with several livelihood projects and looks to further expand its portfolio and evolve its strategy to focus on longer term development.

This consultancy assignment will support CiL to better understand the scope of our existing work and that of others; exploring what works and what doesn’t in building resilient livelihoods of marginalized populations (host and refugee populations) in protracted crises; and how women and youth can have meaningful engagement in the process. This will feed into the development of a manual or handbook to guide our work in the future.

This consultancy piece of work will run concurrently with a similar piece of work on women-led protection in protracted crises with the aim of, towards the end of the year, looking at the connectivity between the two areas of work.

Key activities

The consultant will conduct the following activities:

  • Desk & field based review and meet with stakeholders to build an understanding of how CiL and other actors have been trying to build resilience of marginalized populations in Lebanon and other urban crises, identify suitable resilient livelihoods approaches in protracted crises contexts, common challenges and solutions in these contexts.

  • Develop case studies of good practice demonstrating the role of women and/or youth in building resilient livelihoods.

  • Linkages to urban regeneration policy and initiatives that revolve around locally led advocacy

  • Review and further develop the livelihood strategy and suggest linkages with other parts of the program

  • Work with Head of Program to co-design a country workshop to share the findings, and develop common agreement on CARE’s approach.

  • Develop a Resilient Livelihoods in framework for urban areas


  1. Matrix of livelihood activities per actor per region in Lebanon

  2. List of livelihood and resilience studies from the past 10 years

  3. Local Economic development & urban Livelihood program framework

  4. Case studies (including recommendations) on successful models of urban livelihood & economic development initiative.

Essential Profile of the Consultants:

The consultant (or consultancy team) should have the following essential skills and knowledge:

  • Operational experience in urban livelihood and/or economic development programming in middle income countries

  • Knowledge and experience of the ways of working of emergency NGOs, UN, local organizations and donors

  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline

  • The ability to assemble vast amounts of information and identify critical aspects

  • Excellent facilitation skills

  • Able to communicate complex subject matter (in a written and oral form) into accessible and simple guidance that is accessible to people with varying language skills

  • Experience of working with a diverse range of stakeholders, ensuring effective consultation and engagement is achieved

  • Fluency (written and oral) in English. Arabic an asset

Application Procedure

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified and experienced teams of consultants with capacity to undertake the above activities. The Lead Consultant should submit a detailed proposal with the following components:

a) Technical proposal to include:

  • Maximum of five pages outlining the Consultants’ understanding of the TOR and the proposed methodology to conduct the assignment, including techniques and tools to be used

  • Proposed activities & work plan (including a Gantt chart)

  • Copy of the CV

    b) Financial proposal detailing the following:

  • Itemized consultant’s fees and costs - consultant should indicate professional rate


Required: 5 to 10 years


  • Education & Training:

    Required:. Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Master Degree is a plus

  • Deadline : 7 april 2017

    Resume and cover letter to be sent by mail before the 7 APRIL 2017

    At : recrutement.desk.carefrance@gmail.com

    Subject of the mail to specify : Urban Livelihoods in Protracted Crises Consultant

Resume and cover letter to be sent by mail before the 7 APRIL 2017

At : recrutement.desk.carefrance@gmail.com

Subject of the mail to specify : Urban Livelihoods in Protracted Crises Consultant

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
Or send your application directly to mailto:recrutement.desk.carefrance@gmail.com.
  • Organization: CARE
  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-07

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