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Date de validité

15/06/2022

LEBANON – INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATOR (M/F) – BEIRUT

Desired start date: 01/05/2022
Duration of the mission: 6 months
Location: Beirut

ABOUT THE MISSION

MISSION: Lebanon hosts about 1.5 million Syrian refugees, mainly in its northern governorate (Akkar and Tripoli) and in the Bekaa Valley. SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) has launched its operations in Lebanon in March 2013 in order to address the immediate needs of Syrian refugees affected by the crisis. SI in Lebanon has two operational bases (Tripoli and Zahle) and a coordination office in Beirut. The expatriate team consists of 15 staff members, while the national team represents around 130 staff members.
In 2021, the SI Lebanon mission has undergone an extensive Strategic Development exercise to (re)orient the mission given the contextual evolution and transition from a status-based towards a needs-based approach to it’s programmatic strategy. This transition entailed an internal analysis on the current programming and geographical coverage to determine the impact (both positive and negative) SI’s programming has had on the population of Lebanon over the last years.

With this, the programmatic strategy for 2022-2025 has been designed and will revolve around the following (3) axis:

  • Respond to the acute needs of vulnerable populations in the aftermath of sudden shocks;
  • Ensure delivery of basic services and strengthen coping capacities of vulnerable populations through a community-based integrated approach;
  • Build resilience of communities and systems through strengthening capacities of local stakeholders

The above will consider the integration of the following sectors – at both household and community level – considering the needs along the time continuum between Emergency and Development:

  • WASH
  • Public Infrastructure
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Livelihoods – new sectoral focus of SI Lebanon

For 2022, SI Lebanon annual portfolio is an estimated 12 M USD from Unicef, ECHO, AFD/Danida, DFID/EU, GSMA, CIAA.

ABOUT THE JOB

General objective:

The Infrastructure Coordinator, as technical advisor of the mission, contributes to the development of Solidarités International strategy by proposing a sector-based strategy in the field of public infrastructure.
He/she specifically guarantees the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches and ensures the appropriateness of public infrastructure activities and general SI objectives to the needs of the local populations.
He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of public infrastructure programs implemented in the intervention country
He/she contributes to the process of capitalization and the improvement of Solidarités International methods and techniques in the field of public infrastructure

Specific Objectives:

  • Technical Line Management of Infrastructure-related teams (WAS, Public Infrastructure, DRM)
  • Design, Support, Monitor and Supervise the infrastructure activities in areas of operation (assessment, design, logistic and procurement process, work monitoring with regular field visit, financial statement and final acceptance, handover) according SI standard and work safety approach.
  • Design SI strategy for community-based (urban, semi-urban and rural) Infrastructure activities
  • Support and work closely with Supply team for specific procurement (technical aspect, specificity of infrastructure work)
  • Coordination with the local stakeholders and the other actors (local and international) working in infrastructure activities
  • Active participation sectors and actors linked to public infrastructure activities.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Design, Support, Monitor and Supervise the infrastructure activities in areas of operation (assessment, design, logistic and procurement process, work monitoring with regular field visit, financial statement and final acceptance, handover) according SI standard and work safety approach
  • Technical Line Management of Infrastructure-related teams (WASH, Public Infrastructure, DRM)
  • Design, Support, Monitor and Supervise the infrastructure activities in areas of operation (assessment, design, logistic and procurement process, work monitoring with regular field visit, financial statement and final acceptance, handover) according SI standard and work safety approach.
  • Design SI strategy for community-based (urban, semi-urban and rural) Infrastructure activities
  • Support and work closely with Supply team for specific procurement (technical aspect, specificity of infrastructure work)
  • Coordination with the local stakeholders and the other actors (local and international) working in infrastructure activities
  • Active participation sectors and actors linked to public infrastructure activities.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Needs assessment and project design
  • Strategy and Coordination
  • Implementation and Monitoring of Activities
  • Institutional Knowledge Building
  • Reporting/communication
  • Cross cutting tasks

YOUR PROFILE

EDUCATION:

  • Advanced university degree (MA) in civil engineering, urban development/planning or equivalent
  • Minimum 6 years technical experience in technical field of expertise (ie urban planning, infrastructure projects)
  • Minimum 4 years experience in INGO/NNGO/UN
  • Previous experiences at management, project management and coordination level
  • Previous experience in large scale infrastructure projects is an asset
  • Previous experience in the Middle East and/or Lebanon is an asset

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Strong technical skills in the field of civil engineering and/or urban planning is required
  • Strong Project Cycle Management skills
  • AutoCad, MATLAB

SOFT SKILLS AND SPIRIT:

  • Organized and problem solving spirit
  • Autonomy and capacity of initiative
  • Flexibility and strong coordination skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, with peaks of heavy workloads

LANGUAGES:

  • Fully fluent in English: excellent speaking, reading and writing skills
  • French & Arabic is an asset

OTHERS:

  • Commitment to the fundamental principles of SI’s charter and ethos.

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 2640 euros gross per month (2400 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD. SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of on 7 working days every three months.
To these break periods, it is necessary to add the granting of 1 additional rest day per month worked > i.e. 12 days in addition for a 1-year contract.

Social and medical cover:
Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

 

LIVING CONDITIONS:

In Beirut, the guesthouse and the office are located at 10’ walk. The guesthouse is a 6 bedroom apartment, fully furnished and comfortable. Beirut is a very modern city, where you can find all kind of restaurants, shops, international libraries, bars, cinemas, etc.
Depending on the fuel situation, vehicles are available for evenings and week-ends if you have a valid driving license and after being validated for driving by the logistics department. Lebanon is a safe country you can discover by yourself. We have guesthouses available in 2 other Lebanese cities, Zahle and Tripoli, available on weekends. All common goods and amenities are available on all bases.

SECURITY:

The political and security situation in Lebanon is complex and volatile. A government was created on Sept 2021, after more than 1-year vacancy, but the political situation remains very fragile. Elections are expected in March 2022, and could see rising tensions between the different political groups.
A Financial and Economic crisis has been hitting Lebanon hard, with high inflation, major loss of value of the local currency and shortages (on fuel, electricity, medicines, etc.). This has created an increased trend of small criminality.
Despite these on-going internal and external tensions, Lebanon’s security situation is currently acceptable. There is no curfew in place on the Lebanon mission and international staff can move around without too many restrictions even though Akkar and the Beqaa valley include some no-go areas. The security measures in place could still be upgraded quickly depending on the context’s evolution.

Comment postuler

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

NB:  The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website:  http://www.solidarites.org/en/

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