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Project Coordinator (GBV Integrated Response Project Coordinator)

Beirut (Lebanon)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Gender-based violence
    • Managerial positions
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-21

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The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation.

About the job

The Project  Coordinatoris responsible for management and implementation at the country-level of the 3-year global GBV Innovation programme ‘Advancing Economic Empowerment of Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Humanitarian Settings through Evidence and Localized Action for Gender Transformative Change’. The programme is implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in partnership with the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) and made possible with funding from the US State Department Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migrants (BPRM).

The Project Coordinator is based in Beirut, Lebanon and line-managed by the Head of Programs, with technical collaboration with the Protection and Economic Recovery Coordinator. Due to the global nature of the programme, the Coordinator also maintains a direct line of communication with the global programme management team (DRC HQ and WRC) and a global group of programme managers from across four locations, on matters related to programme technical elements and strategy.

In their work with partners, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, protection capacity assessments, organizing capacity building (including trainings and coaching), and organizing the development of technical tools, as required.

Duties and responsibilities

The individual will report directly to Head of Program, Lebanon. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Project management

  • Develop and implement annual work plans
  • Contributes to narrative and financial reporting related to the program
  • Participate in global programme management group planning and exchange meetings


  • Drawing on global guidance, undertake local stakeholder mapping of organizations and other relevant actors relevant for the programme - hereunder women organizations (including organizations representing the perspective of or working with the rights of persons with disabilities, and/or other marginalized groups)
  • Develop and execute outreach strategy to inform and engage identified stakeholders in the programme through establishment of Local Anchor Groups (LAGs)
  • Drawing on global guidance, facilitate and coordinate the work of the established LAG (mapping of capacity building needs, development and implementation of annual work plans)


  • Advise on adjustment of existing programmes towards greater level of integration in line with Gender Equality Theory of Change (ToC) and monitor and document progress and outcomes
  • Support proposal development to continue implementation of programmatic activity linked to the ToC beyond the program period
  • Undertake protection capacity assessments of partners in coordination with  the Partnerships Coordinator, in consultation with technical unit staff
  • In collaboration with partners, the Partnerships Coordinator, and technical unit staff, develop technical oversight and protection capacity building plans for each partner
  • In consultation with the Partnerships coordinator and technical unit staff, develop a plan for providing technical oversight of partners’ activities, using DRC quality monitoring tools
  • Organize capacity building to partners, through formal trainings, coaching and mentoring

Research and analysis

  • Under the guidance and lead of global level research manager, oversee (gender and market) analysis of the context in collaboration with external resource persons;
  • In direct collaboration with the global research lead, oversee research and review of existing GBV and EcRec integrated programmes (DRC and interested partners) in the context
  • Drawing on global guidance, map and document of good programme practices (hereunder MEAL aspects) 

Capacity building

  • Organize and facilitate LAG workshops (on a quarterly basis throughout) with participation from members of the Global Management Team and Global Reference Group as relevant;
  • Support LAG with preparations for donor outreach and meetings
  • Any other tasks, as requested by the Partnerships Coordinator.


About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have a Master’s degree in Social Sciences or any related field. Moreover, we also expect the following:

  • Three to five years of professional experience in the humanitarian sector;
  • Good understanding of concepts related to gender (hereunder an intersectional perspective) and gender-based violence;
  • Understanding of human rights concepts, hereunder related to the UN Convention on Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women;
  • Experience implementing GBV and/or Economic Recovery programming with a gender component. Experience with integrated programming (spanning more than one sector of intervention) is an asset;
  • Good understanding and hands-on experience working with MEAL elements of programming, hereunder analysis and documentation of results;
  • Understanding of age, gender and diversity mainstreaming concepts, and interest in pursuit of gender transformative change in humanitarian action;
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills preferable applied in the context of multi-stakeholder work processes;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to build and maintain networks of diverse actors united by shared interests;
  • Insight into or existing networks within the civil society sector and feminist networks in Lebanon or the region an asset;
  • Excellent command of English and Arabic.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: 

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. 

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. 

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. 

Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values. 

Designation of Duty Station: Beirut

Start date: ASAP

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: October 21, 2021

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult 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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