Economic Development and Livelihoods Coordinator

Economic Development and Livelihoods Coordinator
Deadline for applications: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Location: Lebanon - This position will be located in Beirut, with frequent visits to the field will be required. Working areas include but are not limited to: Beirut, Mount Lebanon & North Lebanon
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Job Description


CARE Lebanon is seeking qualified Economic Development and Livelihoods Coordinator for its Lebanon Country Office, in Beirut.

Detailed Responsibilities & Tasks:

Responsibility #1: Leads the strategy development of the Economic Development and livelihoods programs  

  • Oversee the overall implementation of CARE Lebanon’s livelihood programs
  • Coordinate the necessary market assessments, needs assessment, gap analysis and scoping exercises to redefine CARE’s priority interventions and strategic planning in the Livelihood sector and in the use of cash assistance in the Lebanese context.
  • Support the Country Director and Deputy Country Director-Program in the identification of funding opportunities for Cash based and livelihoods interventions.
  • Lead on the development of new programs and partnerships related to cash based and livelihood interventions, in line with identified needs and within CARE’s strategy in Lebanon, including the elaboration of donor proposals, in close collaboration with program teams, Area Managers, and Program Support team.
  • Actively participate in the reviews of the mission’s strategic documents and planning.
  • In close collaboration with the Gender Advisor, ensure that cash based and livelihood interventions reflect properly gender concerns. 
  • Contribute to the technical and operational advocacy strategies of the CO, in collaboration with the regional operations and CARE network  

Responsibility #2: Support in technical expertise 

  • Ensure the coordination between CARE’s cash based interventions and/or livelihood projects to guarantee a homogenous programmatic approach in CARE’s areas of interventions.
  • Provide technical support to the program teams for the setting of an adequate implementation methodology in cash and livelihood programs and support the overall implementation of the programs.
  • Participate in the follow-up of the humanitarian situation in the country, the context of intervention and analyze the Local Economic Development and Livelihood situation; and report to the DCD-P.
  • Ensure and/or supervise regular training of the teams
  • Produce Standard Operational Procedures and Processes to enable a quality project implementation in line with CARE’s Accountability Framework and donors’ compliance.
  • Support the cash and livelihoods Project Managers to produce program reports as necessary.
  • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to advise on the specifics of cash based interventions and/or livelihood exercises, as well as with other Technical Advisors and Coordinators at central level to ensure coherence and complementarity of the cash and livelihood interventions with other sector programs implemented and developed by CARE Lebanon. 

Responsibility #3 :Oversight development projects

  • Develop detailed work plan for the project (for all project teams) and overseeing the implementation of activities, updating work plan accordingly on a weekly basis;
  • Determining technical specifications and quantities needed for proposed projects in coordination with local authorities and technical staff
  • Providing daily and weekly progress reports and a bi-weekly update of the project management framework;
  • Support in recruiting and training staff of the EDL team


Responsibility #3: Promote capitalization, technical development and research within the EDL Department

  • Ensure that lessons learned from the cash based and livelihood interventions are well disseminated and understood by all staff of CARE Lebanon and integrated into current and planned programs.
  • Explore the modalities of scientific and technical partnerships (laboratories, universities, private sector, etc.) 
  • Support the EDL data collection and analysis and contribute to EDL reports writing


Responsibility #4: Representation

  • Establish positive relations and close collaboration with other agencies involved in cash and livelihood programs in Lebanon.
  • Represent CARE at the Technical Management Unit of the Lebanon Cash Consortium.
  • Ensures information is efficiently communicated between the field and the national coordination.
  • Represent CIL in sectorial coordination at regional, national and sub-national levels and with the technical authorities
  • Coordinate, under the supervision of the DCD-P, the Economic Development and livelihood representation of CIL among partners, donors, private sector, and different authorities

What we offer

Full time employment contract. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with CARE Lebanon’s terms

Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV. CV only applications will not be considered. This announcement is Open Until Filled, the hiring department is accepting applications until the position is filled.

CARE encourages all qualified candidates regardless of sex, nationality, ethnicity, disability or religious believes to apply for the position

Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Master Degree is a plus
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