Mar 9, 2016

Mine Action Coordinator - LEBANON

Employer: Handicap International
Location: Lebanon
Closing date: 12 Mar 2016

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

Handicap International is a not-for-profit organization with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.

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Handicap International recently merged its Mine Action Division with its Emergency Response Division to create the Humanitarian Action Division.

HI has conducted Mine Action activities in Lebanon since 2006 and in North Lebanon since 2011. The project is well established with an operational base in Toula - currently the office is based in Byblos but will soon be relocated to Toula.
Project funding to maintain current capacity until 2018 is almost confirmed for four demining teams; extra activities should be developed, funded and put in place in 2016/17. The main objective of the project is to support the National Mine Action Center in achieving its objective of a Lebanon free from the impact of mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) by 2020. HI’s demining project is committed to clear the entire district of Batroun in 2017.

The main partner of the project is the Lebanon Mine Action Center (LMAC) which is a military structure within the Lebanese Army Forces. The LMAC supervises all activities conducted within the project. The deployment of HI demining teams is subject to LMAC authorization and accreditation. HI has developed an excellent relationship with the LMAC that shall be maintained to ensure the continuity and growth of the project.

The demining project team is entirely nationalized except for the Mine Action Coordinator and the programme’s Head of Mission. The atmosphere among the team is very good with a low turnover and a high level of competencies. A good level of communication is maintained between the teams. Weekly and monthly meetings are organized. Staff representatives are elected annually.

In Lebanon, the two directions of HI are represented (Humanitarian Action Division and Development Division). Regular coordination meetings take place between the Head of Mission and the administrators of the two directions. Since the formation of the Humanitarian Action Division within HI in 2015, comprising the former Emergency and Mine Action divisions, throughout the course of 2016 the merge between two former programmes at field level will take place under the management of the new HAD division.

The Mine Action Coordinator(MAC), along with their counterpart the Emergency Coordinator, will be expected to support this process at mission level under the direction of the Head of Mission

Main realisations to be achieved on the project and in the function – information relative to the Project Action Plan or programme strategy

General mission: To undertake the overall responsibility for the implementation and development of the HI mine action project in Lebanon, with close regard for internal and national mine action procedures and in close co-operation with national and international actors.

-Project development :
 *Ensure project implementation is in accordance with established proposals, policies and procedures and HI core values
 *Participate in the development of the humanitarian mine action project strategies and new orientations and to validate it in co-operation with the Head of Mission, Desk Officer and the relevant technical advisors at the headquarters
*Coordinate project design and proposal development processes by working with the Head of Mission, desk and technical advisors
 *Write new project proposals to ensure funding and adequate means for their implementation
-Represent Handicap International’s Mine Action in the country :
 *Represent and communicate HI mine action with the national mine action authorities
 *Represent and communicate with all relevant mine action stakeholders in Lebanon in accordance with internal procedures and guidelines
 *Establish and maintain good working relationship and to participate to all appropriate coordination meetings with relevant stakeholders
-Team management :
*Ensure a safe, efficient and cost-effective management of the mine action project
 *Supervise, develop and monitor with the team members under his/her responsibility clear individual action plans. The Mine Action Coordinator will directly supervise the Chief of Operations, Administrative Manager and the Logistics Officer
-Support services :
 *To ensure the overall coordination and relationship between the different HI staff in the mine action project (operational, administration, logistic, etc.)
 *To guarantee the well functioning of the overall mine action project (budget follow-up, human resource plan, etc.)
-Security : Provide security management in the areas of the project’s direct implementation and ensure adequate adherence to HI security policy by all project personnel as directed by the Head of Mission
Other Responsibilities and activities:
 *Undertake any other tasks as directed by the direction Head of Mission or HQ Desk Officer for Lebanon.
 *The MAC cooperates with the HQ Mine Action Desk for operational related matters and HI strategic positioning in the Mine Action sector.

Higher education (through a degree and/or equivalent professional experience) in economics, social sciences, management or other discipline related to the profile
At least 5 years international field experience of implementing and developing projects, including experience of team management and project engineering-related issues (financial and budgetary procedures, organisation, planning, reporting, implementation of the project cycle…)
-demonstrated experience in writing proposals and obtaining funding for these proposals.
-Experience working with multicultural and pluri-disciplinary teams in various sectors, both internal and external to the mission or programme.
-Knowledge of public aid to development issues.
Excellent English speaking and writing skills;
Project cycle management

A diplomatic individual that can tackle problems and obstacles in a calm and constructive manner
Team player
Someone who demonstrates that they can adapt to changing environments


Status: Salaried contract. Salary according to the position and experience of the candidate + 457€/month of expatriate indemnity + cost of living index according to the living base
Start: 15st of March 2016
Duration: 12 months
Living conditions: guesthouse shared with other expatriates (no charges) or position open to families
Social insurance: 100% covered

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