Hariri Foundation For Sustainable Human Development

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29/09/2023 - 3:45pm

Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development is a Lebanese non-governmental organization and a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with a special consultative status. Hariri Foundation was incepted in 1979 by late Lebanese prime minister H.E. Rafic Hariri and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador H.E. Bahia Hariri, who is president of the foundation to this day.

The inception comprised an exceptional national mission to invest in nearly 36,000 students from all regions and backgrounds across Lebanon through funding educational scholarships to pursue their studies in national and international universities and institutions in 27 countries worldwide. Whilst the mission constituted a direct educational response to the needs of the war-afflicted population, the foundation has ever since expanded its scope of work, shifting towards a more diversified portfolio of interventions aimed at national state-building and sustainable human development.

Today, the foundation stands proud of its portfolio comprising over 200 national and local projects and campaigns across six developmental programs: Education & Training; Public Health; Community Support; Urban Development; and Environment & Agriculture. The foundation also runs a strategic portfolio for State-Building, engaging the whole of society in developing national strategies and establishing national frameworks aimed at reinforcing the Lebanese national identity and promoting meaningful participation. The foundation currently operates 3 offices as well as 12 development institutions and centers.

Hariri Foundation’s projects and services address sustainable human development and aim at strengthening citizen engagement, social cohesion, and community resilience. Those objectives reflect the founders’ firm belief that investing in Lebanon’s future requires the investment in its human capital.

To achieve its objectives, today the foundation seeks to reinforce public-private-civic partnerships across Lebanon as it works with its partners to promote education transformation, develop active citizenship, facilitate policy dialogue, and build urban resilience. Since its establishment, Hariri Foundation has succeeded in extending its outreach and investment beyond Lebanon, serving as a catalyst for positive social change across the Arab region and the world.

Today, the foundation is proud of its affiliations and partnerships, as well as of the many local civic initiatives it has inspired and, to this day, seeks to cultivate and institutionalize into networks and sister organizations.

Organisation Type: 
Local Civil Society Organisation
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Intervention Sector(s): 
Good governance and transparency
Humanitarian & Development Financing
Recovery and reconstruction
Research & Studies
Science & Technology
Social & Cultural Development
Training & Capacity Building
Contact person's position: 
Admin Assistant
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Contact person's phone number: 
Solidere 1301 Building, 5th Floor
Emir Bechir Road, Nijme District P.O.Box 11-2151
Beirut , Beirut
Phone: +9611972223
Fax: +9611972229
Beirut LB
Emir Bechir Road, Nijme District
P.O.Box 11-2151
Contact person's name: 
Mariam Yaman



The Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development is currently seeking a highly skilled and dedicated MEAL and Compliance Expert to join its team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a comprehensive Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) system on a multiple project basis, identifying vulnerability criteria within project contexts, and linking project outcomes to relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Additionally, the expert will play a crucial role in ensuring adherence to all relevant compliance standards and regulations.

Friday, 9 February 2024

The Hariri Foundation seeks a qualified Brand Image & Digital Marketing Expert for a short-term consultancy under its Community Support Program. This initiative aims to uplift local MSMEs engaged in traditional handicrafts and traditional food sectors by enhancing their brand image, from identity to packaging, and implementing cutting-edge digital marketing techniques. The primary goal is to elevate the market relevance and penetration of these MSMEs while encouraging sustainable and green practices.

Tuesday, 16 January 2024


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The Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development is seeking a dynamic and skilled Graphic Designer to join our team. The ideal candidate will possess excellent marketing, graphic design and social media skills. This role is crucial for effectively communicating the Foundation's activity and research findings to diverse audiences both online and offline.

Sunday, 18 February 2024

The Hariri Foundation is currently seeking a skilled and innovative Full Stack (& AI Solutions) Engineer to join its dynamic team. The Full Stack (& AI Solutions) Engineer will play a pivotal role in the Hariri Foundation's efforts to leverage AI and ML technologies. This role involves conducting research and development in AI/ML, supporting business intelligence initiatives, and overseeing the development of advanced websites and mobile applications. The Engineer will collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement innovative solutions that align with the foundation's objectives.

Wednesday, 7 February 2024


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