Shelter Coordinator

Shelter Coordinator
Deadline for applications: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Location: Beirut
Working area:
Job Description

This position provides professional technical advises on quality, relevance and scaling of shelter strategy and interventions, in link with CIL annual plan and strategy. It also oversees the implementation of the shelter programs.

 Detailed Responsibilities & Tasks

Responsibility #1: Lead and coordinate the implementation and development of CARE Shelter program:

  • Oversee the overall implementation of CARE Lebanon’s Shelter projects, in close coordination with Project Managers.
  • Coordinate the necessary needs assessment, gap analysis and scoping exercises to redefine CARE’s priority interventions and strategic planning in the shelter sector.
  • Support the Country Director and/or Deputy Country Director-Program in the identification of funding opportunities for shelter interventions.
  • Actively participate in the reviews of the mission’s strategic documents and planning.
  • In close collaboration with the Gender Coordinator, ensure that shelter interventions reflect properly gender concerns. 
  • Support in recruiting and training staff of the shelter team
  • 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

  • Provide technical support to the program teams for the setting of an adequate implementation methodology in shelter programs and support the overall implementation of the programs.
  • Participate in the coordination and conduct of needs analyzes, project evaluations and tenders
  • Produce Standard Operational Procedures and Processes to enable a quality project implementation in line with CARE’s Accountability Framework and donors’ compliance.
  • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team to advise on the specifics of shelter exercises.
  • Provide technical input to the DCD-Program to feed in the designing, refining and tuning of the “One neighborhood Approach” from Shelter sector perspective.

Responsibility #3: Program Management

  • Oversee the overall implementation of CARE Lebanon’s Shelter programs, in close coordination with Project Managers.
  • Supervise and line manage Shelter project managers.

 Responsibility #4: Proposal writing and donor reporting

  • Elaborate Concept notes and Proposals for shelter projects.
  • Submit regular technical reports as required.
  • Provide timely technical support to project managers in writing reports to donors.

Responsibility #5 : Representation

  • Establish positive relations and close collaboration with other agencies involved in Shelter in Lebanon.
  • Represent CARE in the National Shelter Workgroup and any other coordination body at national level.
  • Participate actively in any joint initiatives to develop the Shelter sector at national level
  • Ensures information is efficiently communicated between the field and the national coordination.


  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong knowledge of project cycle management
  • Analysis and synthesis skills.
  • Organization, rigor and respect of deadlines.
  • Experience in participating to working groups or clusters desirable
  • Experience working with International NGOs, UN agencies, line ministries and/or local authorities in refugee settings in complex emergencies.
  • Previous experience in designing and leading field assessments.
  • Experience in the training and mentoring of staff.
  • Very good coordination skills.
  • Excellent communication and representation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with all the types of stakeholders
  • Adaptability and ability to re-prioritize according to the changing context.
  • Able to work effectively and creatively within a team.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Previous experience or familiarity with the Lebanese humanitarian context and/or the Syrian crisis a plus.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information.


Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Bachelor degree in engineering, or equivalent experience in the field At least 5 years of professional experience directly related to shelter in urban settings. Experience in a post conflict/protracted context is an asset.
Arabic: Very Good English: Very Good French:
Period: One year renewable
Submission guidelines: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
elio hamieh
HR/Admin Officer