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The Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of a Child Protection and Gender-based Violence project, under the supervision of the Child Protection Programme Manager and in close coordination with other technical and support departments, and the project’s partners.


Under the direct supervision of the Child Protection Programme Manager, the Project Coordinator is in charge of the preparation of, and overseeing the implementation of the project components, in close coordination with partners’ management and field teams. The coordinator will also be responsible to ensure quality programming and monitoring of the project’s components, while supervising a project officer, and working closely with case management officer, and other internal support functions, such as: M&E, Operations, Finance, Grants, etc. Moreover, this position requires good financial management skills (re-phasing, re-alignment), where the coordinator will be overseeing the spending of the project, with close monthly monitoring to the financial reports, and close coordination with Plan’s and partners’ finance teams.  


Project Monitoring and Implementation
•    Develop and implement a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework for the project in coordination with the MERL Coordinator, CP Programme Manager, GBV and SRHR Programme Manager and partner organizations.
•    Ensure roll out, use, and filing of Plan International Partnership Monitoring tools, and Project Management Tools for the project.
•    Work closely with technical focal points to ensure support, capacity building, and training development for project officers and local partners staff.
•    Assume responsibility of the delivery of quality services for partner beneficiaries throughout all project implementation cycles.
•    Provide coordination and administrative support in developing and carrying out partner staff trainings and development.
•    Maintain coordination and communication between the Child Protection Manager, GBV and SRHR Manager and partner staff for ensuring the quality of processes and outputs.
•    Maintain ongoing surveillance of the developing humanitarian and security situation in target areas and adjust activities accordingly.
•    Ensure that different sectoral activities (CP, GBV, SRHR, etc.) are implemented in a coordinated and cohesive manner.
•    Coordinate daily aspects of the actions across target areas while monitoring performance of CP officers and local partners.
•    Ensure field supervision of the project operations in order to ensure CP and GBV components are implemented in line with planned activities and expected outcomes.
•    Collect, update and share information related to project progress with CP and GBV&SRHR Programme Managers.
•    Maintain regular communication and visits for project sites to ensure that the project achieves the goal.
•    Ensure timely submission of work plans, reporting, and budget forecasts to Child Protection Manager.
•    Follow up on financial liquidation/settlement/ reports according to Plan’s procedures and submit spending reports for review and approvals.
•    Ensure that all Plan International and key donor compliance rules and regulations are adhered to for both Plan Lebanon and implementing partners.

Coordination, Communication and Reporting
•    Coordinate and lead on internal and external monthly project review meeting with Plan and partners’ teams. 
•    Contribute to documentation of CP and GBV technical/program approaches, lessons learned, and success stories 
•    Establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with government, institutions, partner organizations, local NGOs, etc. in target areas.
•    Attend working group and task force meetings on a local levels, and contribute accordingly. 
•    Ensure adequate and accurate reporting of data on Activity Info, internal databases, and Sitreps.
•    Draft and input into weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for both internal and external purposes.

Financial Management: 
-    With the support of the CPPM, conduct monthly financial report revision to highlight any over/underspending, and lead on necessary actions.
-    Support the partners in their quarterly re-phasing in close collaboration with the CPPM.
-    Utilize the necessary tools to monitor the spending effectively. 
-    Support the CPPM with any financial task required, such as re-phasing, or re-alignment. 
-    Coordinate on a monthly basis with the finance officer to address any comments regarding the financial report, and follow up on the necessary actions. 
-    Support and coordinate with the finance team, the partners’ supporting documents visits.

Staff Management 
•    Ensure regular bi-weekly team meetings and provide appropriate support and monitoring of project activities roll out.
•    Supervision and mentoring of direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and leading documented performance reviews.
•    Provide daily technical support to project officers. 
•    Ensure that service provisions within the team are of a high standard by mentoring and monitoring direct reports on the field on a regular basis.

•    Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.


•    Internal: CP Team, GBV & SRHR Team, finance team, operations team, CPPM. 
•    External: Partners, CP actors. 


Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of:
•    The context in Lebanon, particularly on issues affecting the rights and well-being of children and young people, especially girls and young women.
•    Local laws in Lebanon relating to children’s rights and gender equality.
•    Global minimum standards, including the IASC Guidelines on GBV, Gender, and MHPSS, Child Protection Minimum Standards, WHO and UNFPA guidance, and Protection principles.
•    Adherence to Plan International’s Child Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct/Prevention of Sexual Abuse & Exploitation (PSEA), and other relevant humanitarian standards and policies. 

Qualifications and Experience
•    Minimum 5 years of experience working in a humanitarian context
•    Minimum 4 years of experience working in Child Protection and/or GBV programming. 
•    Minimum 3 years of experience working in project coordination, management or monitoring.
•    Bachelor degree (master’s degree is an asset) in social work, psychology, sociology, international relations or any other related field 
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

•    Flexible work attitude and ability to work independently within a small team
•    Strong leadership and communication skills
•    Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English mandatory
•    Flexible work arrangement which requires travel to the South and Akkar, including some overnight stays if needed. Candidates must be able to balance field and office work.


We are open and accountable
•    Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
•    Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
•    Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
•    Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
•    Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people

We strive for lasting impact
•    Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
•    Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
•    Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
•    Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together
•    Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
•    Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
•    Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
•    Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

•    We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
•    We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
•    We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. 


Mid contact: Occasional interaction with children 

•    In-country travel is estimated at 50%.
•    Occasional international travel may be required.

Last modified: 
22 May, 2023
Intervention Sector(s):
Children & Youth, Gender issues
Application Deadline:
Sunday, 4 June 2023
Contract Type:
Full Time
Period of Employment:
One year (renewable upon funding and performance)
Salary Range:
2000 to 2500 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Experience Requirements:
3 to 5 years
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English Language:
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  • Lebanon
  • Beirut
  • Beirut