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Life Skills Assistant - Mount Lebanon

Beirut (Lebanon)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Administrative support
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req7895

Job Title: Life Skills Assistant - Mount Lebanon

Sector: Women Protection & Empowerment

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Job Description

Under the supervision of the WPE Lifer skills Officer, the Life skills Assistant will work as part of a Women’s Protection and Empowerment Team. She will be in charge of mobilizing and responding to the needs of women and adolescent girls in the communities identified by the teams and the Economic recovery and development teams in Mount Lebanon, in order to mitigate their exposure to GBV and strengthen their positive coping skills. This position will be integrated in the livelihoods center in Mount Lebanon.


Community Outreach and Mobilization

  •  Participate in assessment exercises to identify vulnerable women and adolescent girls.
  • Participate in and lead safety assessments and community mapping exercises to ensure risks faced by women and adolescent girls are adequately captured.
  • Provide regular updates to Life Skills Officer and WPE senior manager on common threats and needs of women and adolescent girls to inform program design and advocacy initiatives.
  • Follow up with Outreach Volunteers on disseminating information in communities.

Psychosocial support & life-skills development

  • Mobilize women and adolescent girls in target locations to participate in life skills curriculums provided by the IRC, including Gender discussion groups, Arab Women Speak out, Life skills through drama, parenting skills and one off sessions etc.…
  • Collaborate and refer to caseworkers and other GBV actors to ensure GBV responses are taking into account specific needs and vulnerabilities of women and adolescent girls and youth-friendly communication techniques are used.
  • Use agreed-upon monitoring and evaluation tools to track adolescent girls’ participation in activities and collect their feedback through FGD end of sessions, implementing pre/posttest etc.

Monitoring & Reporting.

  •  Support tracking of all activities’ beneficiaries using agreed M&E tools
  • Participate in weekly reporting and planning meetings to ensure reporting requirements are followed
  • Draft and contribute to regular weekly, monthly reports and gather with AGO the data course tracker


  •  Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs

Professional Standards

  • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.


  • Minimum 1-2 years professional experience in community-based Protection or GBV programming, preferably in an emergency context
  • Clear understanding of gender, human rights, and issues surrounding violence against women and girls
  • Demonstrated experience working with adolescent girls, including facilitating trainings and/or activities targeting adolescent girls
  • Experience training or coaching other staff within the organization or in a partner organization
  • Fluent in Arabic; working knowledge of English an asset
  • Positive and professional attitude, including ability to work well in a team setting
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Good computer skills including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to: Life Skills Officer
  • Position directly supervises: None
  • Position works with: Case Workers, Community Mobilizers, Adolescent Girls Assistants, Program Manager, Senior Officer and Adolescent Girls Manager.

Working Environment:

Travel and other requirements: Staff will be based in Mount Lebanon, Economic Recovery and Development Center.

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