Field Coordinator- Makani Project

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About Amel Association International

Amel Association International (Amel) is a Lebanese and non-sectarian NGO created in 1979. Amel works through 32 centers, 6 mobile medical units, 2 mobile education units and 1 mobile protection unit, and for more than 40 years has supported the poorest regions of Lebanon, from Beirut and its South Suburbs to Mount Lebanon, Bekaa and South Lebanon. Amel offers accessible services for all in the following fields: food security, health, education, protection, child protection, gender-based violence, livelihood, promotion and protection of human rights and rural development.

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About The Role

To support the growing needs of children and youth in Lebanon, Amel will launch the Makani project, a Multi-Service Community Centre (MSCC) Approach, through 19 community centers and 1 informal settlement. The project will provide comprehensive package of integrated services targeting marginalized and vulnerable children and youth aged 0-18 years and their caregivers in the Governorates of Beirut and Mount Lebanon. The MSCCs are safe spaces that provide vulnerable children and their caregivers with a range of programs, including Education, Child Protection, Early Childhood Development (ECD), Life Skills and youth engagement support through a community-based approach, to reach both Syrian and Lebanese vulnerable children in both host communities, collective, and Informal Settlements.

The field coordinator will work under the supervision of the project coordinator, in close collaboration with the health, education and child protection departments and other relevant colleagues from support and other sectors.  The field coordinator will be based in Beirut with regular field visits to the project’s sites.

Main responsibilities

Responsibility #1: Internal coordination

  • Participate in project’s weekly team meetings: share relevant updates, identify linkages with other projects/sectors, contribute actively to the internal coordination;
  • Participate in other required internal meetings.

Responsibility #2: Collaboration, Networking

  • Ensure that partnerships are well maintained through continuous meetings, collaboration and coordination with partners on the field level in constant coordination with the project coordinator;
  • Engage all relevant stakeholders in the project and liaise with local communities, partners, Amel’s relevant staff to guarantee the smooth operation of the project in the different areas of intervention;
  • Participate actively in regional coordination meetings and/or working groups and share minutes with the project coordinator;
  • Monitor and report the security situation and risks in the area. Coordinate activities and interventions with local authorities.

Responsibility #3: Projects Implementation

  • Ensure that the implementation of project activities is in line with relevant outputs and outcomes in the different project sites;
  • Organize coordination among and between the different projects’ teams: identify common challenges, gather suggestions and design action plans in a collaborative way;
  • Support and oversee the project teams with regular field visits: develop a coordination process at the field level to ensure efficiency, smooth collaboration, pleasant and constructive working relationships;
  • Provide technical guidance and supervise logistic aspects in the daily implementation of activities following safety measures and health protocols;
  • Assist in the procurement planning, purchasing of goods and services, and the organization, planning and documentation of the delivery of goods and services to the beneficiaries;
  • Share constantly the updates related to the project implementation with the project coordinator and contribute to design working plans (procurement plan, contingency plan, M&E plan, etc.).

Responsibility #4 Quality standards

  • Ensure that recognized international best practices and Amel’s policies as well as other methodologies are applied in the support provided to the children, the caregivers and the community members;
  • Ensure that the field teams have a clear understanding of the different referral pathways as well as the different services provided by Amel and other stakeholders in the area;
  • Assess performance, identify the gaps and the needs of capacity building with the field teams to ensure best practices: coordinate with the project coordinator to bridge the gaps and respond to the training needs;
  • Ensure accountability to affected populations through satisfaction tools, obtain feedback from local communities, key stakeholders and staff in order to improve access to quality services.

Responsibility #5: Monitoring & Evaluation / Reporting

  • Ensure that the field teams have a clear understanding of the M&E plans (indicators, timeline, etc.);
  • Create with the project coordinator and other staff a system with clear division of tasks among the projects’ teams to ensure efficient collection of data and information at the field level;
  • Provide further information/clarification to the project coordinator, the M&E and other staff members to better inform the data analysis;
  • Write regular reports on the implementation of project activities for both internal and external use. Document all project updates, actions plans and suggestions by email to record the project progress;
  • Ensure all project working documents are submitted on time (Work plans, Report, data collection …)  and that data is collected on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis as per the M&E plan;
  • Ensure clear plans in place for evaluating the project results in relation to the outcomes and that lessons learnt are shared and capitalized on;
  • Share relevant suggestions to improve M&E methodologies throughout the project duration.

The Field Coordinator may support in additional tasks and carry other responsibilities which are not mentioned above, depending on the needs of the Makani project.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in the relevant subject area (statistics, data management, social science, education, international relations, economic development, management administration or a relevant field;
  • A minimum of 3-years working experience in the Humanitarian Sector, preferably in the field coordination;
  • Good knowledge of core principles of Children Rights and Do No Harm in Emergencies minimum standards;
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in collaboration with multiple stakeholders and staff members;
  • Fluent in English and Arabic (oral and written);
  • Driving license and preferably own a car;
  • Experience in data gathering and analyses (Microsoft Office);
  • Sharing of key humanitarian values with cross-cultural sensitivity.

Working hours: 5 days/week, 8 hours per day.

LocationAmel Association head quarter “Salim Slem” with frequent field visits to the community centers.

Period of employment1 year

Deadline: 05/06/2023