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Project Officer

Beirut | Zahle

  • Organization: Medair
  • Location: Beirut | Zahle
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed


Field based position in Zahle, Lebanon.

Starting Date & Initial Contract Details

As soon as possible. Full time, 12 months.

Role Overview

The Project Officer is an entry-level developmental role designed to provide humanitarian experience to a new relief worker who wants to pursue and develop a career in the aid sector. The Project Officer will provide needed support to the Project Coordinator and Project Managers in a variety of sectors and gain understanding of the different aspects of Project Management.

Project Overview

The Lebanon programme works across the country, including in the Bekaa Valley, Beirut Mount Lebanon, the North/Akkar and the South. Medair supports both Syrian refugees and Lebanese communities with projects in Health, Mental Health, Shelter and GIS Mapping.

Our Culture

Key Activity Areas

Support to Project Management

  • Support the Project Managers, Project Coordinator and Programme Funding Manager in the development of projects and the writing of new concept notes and proposals when required.
  • Support the team in gathering information and writing donor reports when required.
  • Contribute, shape and review assessments and reports, working with project staff to improve quality and develop capacity.
  • Support in analysis of data and ensure learning is incorporated into projects.
  • Support in monitoring and evaluation, including monitoring visits to field sites.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project.
  • Contribute to the mainstreaming of gender, accountability and access for people with specific needs across our programmes.

External representation

  • Representation of Medair at coordination meetings and through relationships with external partners (e.g. community leaders, local and national government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs), with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.


  • Participate in activities related to different departments to actively learn about the full range of NGO work, e.g. the recruitment process, tender process, cash counts.
  • Cover aspects of roles such as Project Managers or Programme Funding Manager while they are on annual leave, as appropriate per the employee’s capacity.
  • Any other work as designated by the Project Coordinator.

Team Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.
  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.
  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.
  • Support the Project Coordinator and Country Director in developing and ensuring a good team culture across the team.

This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.


  • University or College degree in a relevant field.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC)

What is the ROC and why is it required?


  • 2 years post-qualification professional experience.
  • Previous experience living or travelling in a development context.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel and/or Access or other database skills.
  • Good planning, assessment and analytical skills.
  • Good numerical, report writing and administration skills.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Clear written and verbal communication.
  • Strong management skills.
  • Able to prioritise clearly and oversee multiple tasks.
  • Willingness to be stretched professionally, personally, and spiritually.
  • Interest in a long-term humanitarian career.

All new deploying international staff to Medair’s country programmes (and other roles which require field travel) should be fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved COVID vaccine, supported with a COVID vaccination certificate as evidence.

This vacancy is now closed.
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