Economic Recovery Coordinator
DRC has been responding to various humanitarian crises in Lebanon since 2004, working with Palestinian, Iraqi and Syrian refugees. DRC received registration from the Ministry of Interior in 2011, and since then has focused primarily on responding to the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon and the resulting impact on Lebanese host community. DRC Lebanon’s focus is to ensure that we are able to respond to critical emerging humanitarian needs whilst improve the living conditions of displacement-affected populations and contribute to the achievement of durable solutions. With an annual portfolio of $17million, and with approximately 200+ staff, DRC is focusing its response in protection and economic recovery (Ec-Rec) sector in Bekaa, North Lebanon and Beirut. DRC is also contributing to the evidence base and coordination structures in country through our Evidence Generation and referral information management (RIMs) teams.
About the job
From 2022 onwards, DRC Lebanon aims to support market systems in the country and to enhance access to decent and sustainable livelihoods among displacement-affected populations. The strategy is implemented through a wide range of activities such as micro, medium and small enterprises support, cash-for-work, employability centers, work-based learning, multi-purpose cash assistance, etc. DRC is therefore seeking a Ec-Rec Coordinator to strategically lead the Ec-Rec sector.
The Economic Recovery Coordinator functions as a technical coordinator within the Economic Recovery (EcRec) sector in Lebanon, he/she contributes to EcRec strategy, technical documents and technically support the entire programme within Lebanon. The Economic Recovery Coordinator also technically coordinates with the EcRec team in the field (Bekaa and North) and is thus responsible for the day to day support. This role has a country focus and ensures quality of programming and compliance to DRC EcRec procedures and guidelines within the country, including donors and international standards. The Economic Recovery Coordinator leads the development of the EcRec country strategy, which is translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and technical guidance to the EcRec teams across Lebanon while overseeing country activities.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
- Provide technical leadership within the working groups by exploring opportunities for harmonization across humanitarian actors in terms of market-based modalities and SOPs, related tools and guidelines (in balance with internal work priorities); propose new joint initiatives with the forums which strengthen the Lebanon response.
- Represent DRC towards external stakeholders, including humanitarian partners, donors, authorities, embassies etc. on ongoing Ec-Rec needs/trends as requested by HOP. To this end, coordinate with the respective field based Ec-Rec Coordinator(s) to ensure coherence and efficiency in the representation at both national and local levels and across programmes, making sure to promote messaging consistent with DRC's advocacy strategy.
- Identify and develop strategic and complimentary entry points for DRCs Economic Recovery programme. This may include exploring and developing strategic partners contributing to quality and scaling up of programmes.
- Ensure strong information management and use of databases for information management and reporting.
- Lead on the development of Economic Recovery Strategy, for DRC’s response to migrants, refugees, and displacement affected host communities in Lebanon. This includes analysis of the context and development of programmatic responses to identified needs and gaps and contributing to overall Country Strategy.
- Contribute to the effective implementation of all operations support activities, including related to administration, finances and logistics, so as to ensure smooth project implementation. In all matters, comply with internal directive and policies as communicated by line manager and/or the relevant support departments.
- In coordination with the field teams, develop project proposals/CNs and project revisions based on identified gaps and needs as well as strategic priorities. To this end, work with the field team & lead on Beirut to define programme activities, logframes and budgets based on baseline assessments and internal learning.
- Technically coordinates with the EcRec team in the Bekaa and North regions of Lebanon.
- Provide staff capacity building for the entire EcRec team in Lebanon and other sector teams as needed.
- In coordination with the PDQ Manager & Information Management Specialist, contribute to the development information management systems that support the effective implementation of Ec-Rec activities. To this end, define clear programmatic needs and objectives, and support the development of suitable information management platforms, tools and processes.
To be successful in this role we expect you to have a solid experience in project development and management; including ability to lead on assessments, design, implementation, monitoring; with good skills in proposal writing/reporting and budget. In addition, we expect excellent leadership, coordination, communication, organizational and planning skills; with the ability to work flexibly in a diverse team in a dynamic environment.
Moreover, we also expect the following:
- Minimum 3-5-years of experience in the fields of working for international humanitarian organizations in complex settings, working on ec-rec programming (cash/voucher, market based and employability/business dev).
- Minimum 3-years’ experience in a coordination or technical coordination capacity.
- University degree in economics, international relations or related discipline required. Advanced degree such as Masters, Post Graduate or MBA advantageous.
- Full proficiency in spoken and written English required. Proficiency in Arabic is an advantage.
- Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility.
- Knowledge of self-reliance, employability, job placement and business support preferred
- Knowledge of protection activities including Gender and Sexual Based Violence, Child Protection and Persons with Specific Needs a plus
- Strong level of computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel and Power point);
- Comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well;
- Flexibility in working overtime when needed.
- Advocacy and representation skills including the development of strong interpersonal relationships to facilitate communication within the working group;
- Strong capacity building, facilitation, and presentation skills with the ability to support staff and partners
- Commitment to integrate gender, protection conflict sensitivity and accountability into programming
- Strong experience in working with local and international partners, local/government authorities, and donor guidelines.
- Experience in Lebanon and/or the Middle-East is advantageous.
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 uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
- Contract length: 1 year
- Band: G
- Designation of Duty Station: Non – Family Duty Station
- Start date: Mid-November 2022
Due to the urgency of the position, candidates will be shortlisted on a rolling basis.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact [email protected]o
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 07, 2022
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.