Hariri Foundation For Sustainable Human Development

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20/06/2024 - 6:26pm

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 & Digital Transformation; Socioeconomic Development; Active Citizenship; Sustainability & Climate Action; Public Health and Wellbeing. The foundation currently operates 2 offices in Beirut and Saida as well as 13 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.

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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 is calling for a Sustainable Textile Circularity and Vocational Training Expert to undergo the development and delivery of a textile upscaling strategy as well as training curricula and tools for circularity using various textiles and fabrics for clothing design. Those activities aim to foster circularity in the textile sector through vocational education, promoting partnerships and collaborations that contribute to a more sustainable and circular sector.

Sunday, 30 June 2024

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.

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The Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development is seeking a dynamic and skilled Youth Engagement Officer. The officer will lead and manage youth volunteers across the Hariri Foundation's programs, fostering active youth participation in community service, environmental conservation, and cultural exchange initiatives. This role involves coordinating logistical support, organizing events, and promoting social awareness.

Sunday, 30 June 2024

The Hariri Foundation for Sustainable Human Development is seeking a dynamic and skilled Program Coordinator as part of its Public Health & Wellbeing Program. The Public Health Coordinator oversees the operations of the Public Health & Wellbeing Program, conducts research, supports policy creation, and enhances evidence-based decision-making through extensive data collection. This role also involves organizing events, training programs, and health awareness campaigns to promote collaboration and improve healthcare services and sector preparedness.

Sunday, 30 June 2024


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