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DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for a Humanitarian Advisor for Lebanon

Lebanon (Lebanon)

  • Organization: DCA
  • Location: Lebanon (Lebanon)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-28

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Are you looking for an opportunity to develop new ways of providing immediate relief assistance, support community resilience, and build local capacity in Lebanon? Can you lead and advice dedicated national partners?

As our new Humanitarian Advisor, you will have the responsibility for developing a DCA Humanitarian Response Programme within the DCA Lebanon Country Office, identifying potential synergies with the Mine Action interventions. The position will develop and oversee a responsive and innovative multi-sectoral humanitarian relief and resilience programme including partner implementation.

The main DCA office is in Tyre and the position must anticipate regular travel between Beirut and Tyre.

The DCA Lebanon Country Programme

DCA aims to save lives and build resilience within vulnerable communities in Lebanon. DCA provides protection and immediate assistance to refugees including emergency response, resilience building activities, and psychosocial support. We clear landmines and other explosive remnants of war to enable release of land to the population for improved socio-economic development, reduce the risks, support victims, and develop national capacities.

Key responsibilities of the Humanitarian Advisor include:

  • Lead the building of a Humanitarian Response Programme in parallel to the DCA Mine Action Programme (HMA) in Lebanon.
  • Strengthen locally led responses and facilitate capacity building of the local partners.
  • Ensure proactive humanitarian response capacity within DCA and with partners.
  • Supervise the partner organisations, through mentoring, regular coaching meetings, regular support, and capacity development.
  • Meet deadlines and ensure procedures (policies, guidelines, and formats) are followed.
  • Coordinate with relevant humanitarian fora, international NGOs, UN agencies, donors, national and local authorities, and other stakeholders.
  • Explore and advise on partnerships and programmatic opportunities.
  • Responsible for developing concept notes and project proposals and take lead on fundraising. This includes project design and leading the development of project proposals, together with partners in Lebanon and HQ.

We are looking for the following qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum 3 years leadership experience at a similar level
  • Humanitarian experience within areas such as well-being, resilience and social cohesion, emergency education, livelihoods and protection
  • Strong communications skills, both spoken and written. Fluency in written and spoken English (knowledge of Arabic will be an advantage)**
  • Strong ability to plan, coordinate and lead processes that include multiple stakeholders and interests
  • Experience with fundraising, networking, donor liaison and coordination
  • Strong analytical skills and capacity
  • Good command and interest in grants and financial management and compliance**
  • Cultural sensitivity, strong communication and diplomatic skills, with the ability to build relations both within and outside DCA
  • A relevant academic qualification**
  • Experience from the Lebanon or near region is an added advantage.**

We offer:

  • A one-year renewable contract
  • Non-family posting based in Tyre/Beirut and with regular in-country travel
  • A competitive salary package to be negotiated based on experience level
  • 6 weeks of paid annual leave
  • Insurance as per industry standards
  • An opportunity to make a difference and improve the lives of vulnerable people and people living at risk

Application deadline:

Deadline for applications is 28 January 2021. Interviews will take place on 4 February 2021.
All qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Only applications in English and consisting as a minimum of a CV and a cover letter will be considered. Please note that only applications submitted through our recruitment system will be considered.

Apply via: DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for a Humanitarian Advisor for Lebanon

Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding policy.

DCA conducts an anti-terror check as part of the recruitment process. It is a prerequisite that you can pass this check and maintain this status throughout your employment with us.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Marianne Holmen Sloth, Programme Coordinator, on For more information on DCA, please visit our website,

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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.

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