Please send your CV, contact details for two references, and a brief (350-500 words) cover letter outlining how you meet each of the essential and desirable competencies to [email protected] Please use the following words in the subject line of the email: “Program Coordinator Application”.
Applications will be reviewed immediately, and applicants who meet the essential competencies will be selected for interview. The post will be filled as soon as a suitable applicant is identified.
*** LebMASH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Program coordinator is responsible to facilitate, manage, coordinate, and implement program activities, meetings, and other deliverables. The program coordinator collaborates with LebMASH’s executive director, staff, volunteers, and board members directly involved with the program. The program coordinator will also provide guidance on the monitoring and evaluation of the program in addition to financial, personnel, and other aspects of the program. The program coordinator directly reports to the Executive Director (ED) of LebMASH.
The Lebanese Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization registered and based in Lebanon. Since 2012, LebMASH has been a leader in advancing LGBT health, sexual health, and human rights—and has emerged as the country’s leading voice in ending the harmful practices of sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts (SOGI-CE).
About the Program:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals in Lebanon are raised in a society rooted in conservative religions and heteronormative culture. Homosexuality is considered to be a disease or mental illness by a vast majority of the country. According to a 2015 survey, 72 percent of Lebanese people believed that homosexuality is a mental disorder and 79 percent believed that homosexual people need psychological treatment. These conservative environments at home and in the community have a profound impact on the lives of LGBT people. Together they enforce a strict rejection of any deviation from heteronormativity and fuel the pervasive presence of sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts (SOGI-CE), or so-called “conversion therapy.” The inefficacy of SOGI-CE and its negative mental and physical health impact (including anxiety, depression, substance use, and suicide) have been extensively documented.
LebCARE is a data-driven and survivor-informed program that will reduce the prevalence of SOGI-CE. The long-term goal of LebCARE is to build a data-driven and survivor-informed program that will reduce the prevalence of SOGI-CE and create a safe and inclusive society for LGBT people in Lebanon. The short-term objectives include: 1) to generate greater understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity change efforts in Lebanon by documenting the experiences and practices of SOGI-CE; and 2) to reduce the prevalence of SOGI-CE by delivering data-informed competency trainings, policy advocacy, and public education among key stakeholders.
- Responsible for ensuring the program follows the protocol, funder guidance, and other necessary regulations
- Take lead in planning and conducting program meetings in addition to other program activities.
- Collaborate and effectively communicate with ED and LebCARE team in program planning, implementation, management, and evaluation.
- Collaborate and work effectively with the ED, team members, and program consultants to ensure the timely delivery of key program milestones and high-quality outputs.
- Oversee volunteers, participants, and employees participating in program activities such as data collectors and trainers.
- Act as a point of reference for program participants and other inquiries by answering questions
- Prepare, maintain, and follow up on all ethical approvals and institutional review board paperwork, as necessary.
- Lead on the quantitative and qualitative data management and analysis in collaboration with experts in data analysis.
- Provide accurate and timely data collection, entry, and reporting, as appropriate
- Present program data, findings, and other outcomes in multiple formats
- Develop and deliver both written and visual outputs, including reports and PowerPoint presentations that are appropriate for different stakeholders.
- Assist in building and maintaining a broad network of professional relationships, allies, and collaborators.
- Assist in the writing of reports.
- Assist in grant writing.
Qualifications & Requirements:
- Hold a master’s level degree in Public Health.
- Interest in LGBTQ Health.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic.
- Administrative communication skills.
- Organizational, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work pro-actively, independently, and as part of a team in-person and virtually.
- Proficient in English and Arabic languages (written, reading, and spoken).
- Preferably proficient in statistical data analysis and data management, both qualitative and quantitative.
- Have previous research experience in LGBTQ Health.
- Prior experience training and mentoring
- Proficient in Microsoft word, excel, PPT.