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The position has a general objective to ensure the effective implementation of an Emergency Cash Assistance, Food Security and Nutrition emergency response program of the Beirut explosion within the AAH base in Beirut. This includes building the capacity of the team and efficiently managing the project teams and budget to provide support through multi-purpose cash assistance (MPCA) and nutrition awareness to affected HHs within the limited time-frame of the emergency, while ensuring all AAH’s contractual obligations, reporting requirements, quality standards and procedures are met and followed.

Objective 1: Ensure timely & quality implementation and reporting of Emergency Cash Assistance & Nutrition emergency activities at the base level (40%)

  • In coordination with the FSL & Nutrition Coordinators, Head of Base and MEAL Team, design the macro–Program Cycle Management tools, including: monitoring tools, project indicators and means of verification, Activity Progress Reports, Budget Follow Up tools, and Project Procurement Plans.
  • Ensure a workplan for each project is in place, in coordination with the project team and make sure that the program activities are implemented in respect to the workplan, especially under tight timeframes of the emergency response.
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation plans for the program are effective and functioning to measure the direct and indirect results of the projects, especially through the post-distribution monitoring survey
  • Ensure beneficiary selection criteria and processes are in line with AAH’s MEAL department and AAH’s principles, are clear to all team members and are well implemented in a transparent way
  • Provide guidance to the project teams in weekly planning of activities (including input distribution, trainings, set up, counseling session planning, MPCA planning, monitoring and reporting) and ensure these plans are in line with the project workplan
  • Ensure required project materials, such as IEC and training material, are developed in a timely manner and with high quality standards
  • Ensure timely procurement of goods and services for the program and accurately and regularly update the budget via follow-up and forecasting processes, in close coordination with the Logistics and Admin department
  • Ensure the quality of nutrition sessions provided by the nutrition officers and lactation specialists and note ways of improvement alongside feedback from the implementing team and with support of the Nutrition Coordinator
  • Ensure that the MPCA is provided in a timely and efficient manner to selected HH and note ways of improvement alongside feedback from the FSL Coordinator and Admin department
  • Ensure all referrals made by beneficiaries are made in a timely manner by implementing team to MEAL department/service providers as needed
  • Ensure any implementing partners/sub-contracted actors are well supported and the quality of their work is monitored and assured.

Objective 2: Document and report on all activities, highlighting lessons learned and challenges faced (20%)

  • Ensure proper archiving of technical supporting documents and beneficiary data
  • Closely supervise activities’ targets to ensure proper documentation on progress, targets, challenges and lessons learned
  • Provide verbal and written reports to direct and functional managers on the progress of the project towards objectives and activities in the workplan and any additional activities
  • Support in the development of reports to donors as requested

Objective 3: Coordinate with external stakeholders and represent AAH in blast-related coordination meetings with working and sub-working groups, aiming to understand and analyze needs and tailor interventions accordingly (20%)

  • Ensure the collection and timely analysis of information on food security, nutrition, health, and the living conditions of target population as a result of the explosion
  • Analyze the needs, capacities and appropriate response options to assist the most affected HHs
  • Actively coordinate with other agencies implementing food security, livelihoods & nutrition projects in the Beirut response
  • Represent Action Against Hunger in working group/sub-working group meetings and with other national and international organizations, donors, etc. - in coordination with the Head of Base, FSL Coordinator and Nutrition Coordinator

Objective 3: Manage and develop the capacity of the implementing team (20%)

  • Assess the needs and strengths of each team member and identify capacity-building priorities
  • Prioritize, develop and facilitate trainings for staff as needed to implement the emergency intervention
  • Provide regular coaching and feedback sessions, providing adequate updates on progress against development plan and new objectives

Objective 4: Security

  • Respect the security rules specified in the mission and base security plan, see to it that the team under his/her responsibility complies with the security plan and perform the security management tasks that can be assigned in its protocols
  • Communicate to the security managers of the working location any security related information or noncompliance with the security plan

Objective 5: Support humanitarian activities of Action Against Hunger

  • Support the emergency interventions of the organization as per the employee’s abilities
  • Support any activity that helps reaching our humanitarian goals, as per the employee’s abilities
  • Promote gender equality within the humanitarian and/or development work



Training/ Education:                                       

  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, public health, midwife, food security or any related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.

Technical specific knowledge:  

  • Strong background in capacity building and staff development 
  • Good understanding of key areas under FSL (especially in Multi-Purpose Cash and Cash-Based Interventions) & Nutrition (especially promotion of optimal infant and young child feeding and caring practices in emergencies, health promotion, community nutrition)
  • Good understanding of the humanitarian and country context and good context analysis skills
  • Understanding of Beirut context is a plus

Previous experience:   

  • At least 3 years of experience working in program management position in humanitarian and/or development organizations 
  • Demonstrable experience building staff capacity and coaching
  • Previous experience with Food Security / Livelihoods / Nutrition

Humanitarian sector knowledge:                         

  • Good knowledge of INGOs and donor agencies, procedures, guidelines and interventions in the country


  • English and Arabic mandatory;

IT and specific systems:                                           

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and good skills in smart phones applications for CBI
Last modified: 
14 Jan, 2021
Intervention Sector(s):
Human Rights & Protection
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
3 months
Salary Range:
1200 to 1500 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Experience Requirements:
3 to 5 years
Arabic Language:
English Language:
French Language:
  • Lebanon