Permanent Tasks, Responsibilities & Specific Duties

Phase 1: support to 40 MSMEs

November & December, approximately 100 hours

  • Provide on-site sessions of 1 to 2 hours to each MSME based on needs and gaps faced by each MSME owner:
    • Providing market-related advices, guidance and counselling to the selected MSME owners who are chosen for the Business Grant
    • Together with the selected MSME owners for the Business Grant and the FSL Field Officer, preparing the list of items/equipment/raw materials with clear details and specifications & supporting them to utilize the business grant in an optimum level
    • Supporting selected MSME owners in identifying most convenient suppliers for their requested items / services, while regularly studying the market prices and identifying the best option for services and goods to be referred to selected MSME owners as needed.
    • Drafting a short-term action plan for the MSMEs and supervising the owners in terms of procurement of items/equipment/raw materials in line with their business plan within the available grant budget
  • Mentoring MSME owners during the first two weeks after the delivery of the business grant, through a field visit and an additional follow-up call

Phase 1 must be successfully achieved, and deliverables provided to Action Against Hunger by December 31st.


Phase 2: support to 7 food related MSMEs

January to March, approximately 15 hours

Apply the same methodology as phase 1, for 7 food related MSMEs.

Phase 2 must be successfully achieved, and deliverables must be provided to Action Against Hunger by March 31st.


  • For each MSME, provide a synthetic action plan including:
    • Context of intervention: how the blast affected the MSME and our intervention can tackle this
    • List and quantity of items/services to be procured and estimated prices
    • List of short-term actions to be taken in addition to procurement
    • Confirmation of attendance to the session
  • For each MSME, updated status from follow-up



Essential Qualification / Expériences

  •  University degree or higher education relevant to business administration / management, or economics.
  • At least 7 years of proven experience in the private sector in small business development / scaling up / entrepreneurship and/or consultancy
  • Strong organisation and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to communicate, negotiate and develop good working relations with a wide variety of players in the private and public sectors, in English and Arabic language
  • Above average computer literacy

Preferred Experiences / Competencies

  • Experience in working with business development programs, knowledge in business development, specifically MSME development and economic market analysis is an asset
  • Familiarity with the issues affecting the private sector in Lebanon as well as national trends in business and the economy.
  • Basic knowledge of market prices for rehabilitation (wood, glass, repairs) and items sold in the shops (groceries, tailors, hairdressers, bakeries, clothing…)
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills, with proven ability to create and utilize qualitative and quantitative analyses in organizational planning;
  • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills are necessary;
  • Ability to quickly understand individual issues at stake for the grant recipients
  • Ability to live and work closely with a diverse team of individuals in a highly intense and fluid work and security environment;
  • Ability to navigate complex situations with diplomacy;
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, frustration and stress in self and others;
  • Confident and decisive leadership;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required;
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to professionally and appropriately represent the organization and negotiate and defend DRC’s interests with a diverse range of government officials, local organizations and other groups.

How to apply

Interested individuals are kindly asked to send the following documents;

  • Cover letter detailing the suitability for the assignment
  • CV stating previous experience
  • Financial proposal
  • All above documents should be sent to the following email  [email protected]  AND copy [email protected] with the reference `Business Coaching Service for the MSMEs` in the subject line.

The deadline for submission of proposals is:

Monday 2ND of NOVEMBER 2020 at 9:00 am (Lebanon time).

Monday, 02. Nov 2020
Type of Call
Call for Consultancies
Intervention Sector(s):
Human Rights & Protection
Remuneration range:
> 6000 (USD)
Duration of Contract:
Not Applicable