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Vacancy: Project Coordinator for Innovation Livelihood Project

Date: February-17-2017 04:00 PM till February-27-2017 05:00 PM
Location: West Hall
Contact Person: Brooke Atherton El-Amine , ba55@aub.edu.lb
Category: Vacancy

In partnership with the American University in Beirut, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an Innovation Livelihood Project: Digital Skills Training to equip vulnerable WFP beneficiaries - Syrian refugees and youth from vulnerable host communities - with needed capacities for digital work opportunities.

WFP and AUB-Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS) are currently looking for a project coordinator with 2-4 years of professional experience, preferably coordinating projects in the humanitarian/NGO, educational, or other relevant sectors. The assignment will focus on coordinating all aspects of the project in order to ensure the best possible delivery and outcome.

Terms of Reference

The Project Coordinator, reporting to the CCECS and liaising closely with the WFP Project Manager will be the focal point coordinating between the CCECS, WFP, other AUB units involved in the Innovation Livelihood Project.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

1. Oversee and monitor the operations and day-to day-management of the digital skills training project.

  • Ensure smooth implementation of the training sessions on a daily basis.
  • Coordinate with the different people/entities to achieve optimal program delivery:
    1. instructors (class schedules, absences, etc.)
    2. beneficiaries (class schedules, relay requests to WFP)
    3. IT support people
    4. different AUB staff members and departments
    5. external partners or service providers
    6. AUB volunteers and interns
  • Manage IT, infrastructure and supply needs for optimal program delivery. Includes responsibility for IT equipment during operating hours, opening and closing classrooms, and ensuring classrooms get properly cleaned and maintained.
  • Ensure that daily beneficiary attendance is documented according to WFP requirements.
  • Inspire beneficiaries to achieve their full potential, motivating and coaching them.
  • Provide other administrative, operational and logistical support as requested by CCECS and the WFP Project Manager, including occasional written translation or interpretation.
  • Proactively support the ongoing development of the project and driving the project forward

2. Reporting in accordance with requirements set by WFP and CCECS

  • Keep track of all project progress against project timeline and indicators defined in the results framework and provide weekly reports to CCECS and WFP.
  • Ensure timely submission of reports on field activities by instructors and supervisors of the curriculum.
  • Provide support in quarterly evaluation and performance monitoring including survey development, analysis, compilation of needed data, and drafting regular progress reports.

Relevant experience and mind-set:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (social sciences, IT-related fields, etc.). Degree or certificate in Project Management a distinct advantage.
  • 3+ years explicit experience in a project coordination capacity, preferably within a learning or academic organisation, NGO/humanitarian organisation, event planning, start-up management or comparable fields.
  • Previous experience working with disadvantaged communities is required.
  • Language Skills: Excellent spoken and written Arabic and English.
  • Strong analytical skills and exemplary time management/organization skills.
  • Excellent discretion, demonstrating sound judgment in dealing with confidential dialogues and information.
  • Interest in motivating, coaching and mobilising young adults to achieve their highest potential.
  • Great communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to multitask under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to complex and difficult situations and find creative and effective solutions.
  • Tech Savvy and interested in the start-up and technology scene.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive Applications.

Background

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the frontline humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries. Around 14,000 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor. We are currently working on multiple impactful innovations (e.g. fundraising apps, mobile apps for small holder farmers, on-site technologies to reduce post-harvest losses), amongst others on an innovation project creating livelihood opportunities for Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities in Lebanon.

Since its inception in 2008, the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) has aimed to develop a culture of service and civic leadership within the AUB community and provide opportunities for University students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds to study and respond to the most pressing societal challenges. Through a fully integrated participatory approach, the Center harnesses the expertise of AUB faculty and staff to work closely with concerned partners, local stakeholders, and targeted communities to design and pilot innovative projects that aim to serve and empower marginalized communities.

Interested candidates should send their CVs to the following email address:

Mrs. Brooke Atherton El-Amine - ba55@aub.edu.lb

 


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