Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Job Title: MADAD PACT Coordinator
Type of contract: 1 year
Starting date: April 2019
Monthly Net Salary Range: 3500-4000 EUR
Application deadline: 15/03/2019
MADAD PACT is a platform for partners funded under the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (MADAD) working in the implementation of water stabilization projects in Lebanon. MADAD PACT members aim to discuss and coordinate joint evidence-based advocacy to support and shape EU policy formulation on issues relevant to the WASH sector and to streamline their policies and advocacy toward national, regional and local authorities.
The MADAD PACT Coordinator responds to the Members of the MADAD PACT in terms of the activities and tasks assigned to him / her through MADAD PACT, respecting the capacity and resources available to the Coordinator. He / She acts as an independent facilitator for all the members of the MADAD PACT.
The MADAD PACT Coordinator is hosted by GVC under the NRC-led Consortium, however does not represent or speak on behalf of the hosts, in his / her capacity relevant to the MADAD PACT. The MADAD PACT Coordinator responds to the NRC-led Consortium only in terms of achievement of indicators relevant to the MADAD PACT.
This is an independent position seconded by GVC
GVC is an Italian NGO founded in 1971 active in international development and humanitarian aid projects. We work to return dignity to entire communities; we fight poverty and injustice so that the fundamental rights of every person can be recognised. In almost fifty years of activity, we have reached the remotest corners of the world, setting up thousands of sustainable development cooperation projects.
Our programmes rely on highly specialised staff, able to implement tailored methods and practices in order to meet the different needs of beneficiaries and donor requirements. The challenges that characterise the environments we work in are tackled by creating innovative synergies that draw on teamwork, multi-disciplinary experiences and by pairing international and local expertise.
Main tasks and responsibilities
Within this framework, GVC is recruiting a MADAD PACT Coordinator. He/She makes sure that MADAD funded NGOs identify common themes, communicate regularly amongst each other and with the donor and facilitates the development of a joint advocacy strategy and its implementation.
Coordinates the MADAD PACT (MADAD evidence-based Policy and Advocacy Coordination Table) according to the tasks defined in the TOR for the MADAD PACT approved by the focal points of partner organizations;
Supports the identification and definition of common evidence-based advocacy and policy amongst the actors financed by EU MADAD and to support EU policy-making, through facilitating the development of an advocacy and policy strategy on issues of common interest to the MADAD PACT;
Organizes and moderates quarterly meetings for MADAD PACT and additional ad-hoc meetings upon request and need;
Acts as an independent facilitator for all the members of the MADAD PACT;
Coordinates the establishment of Working Groups based on the MADAD PACT strategy, facilitates their reporting to the MADAD PACT and monitors their progress towards achieving the objectives set by MADAD PACT;
Shares relevant information with MADAD PACT partners in a timely and clear manner and establishes routine project communication methods to keep MADAD PACT members informed;
Attends the meetings of other coordination bodies such as the WASH Sector meetings and LHIF to report relevant developments in the sector to the MADAD PACT and regularly exchanges information with the WASH Sector and LHIF Coordinators on developments;
Provides quality assurance of advocacy and policy talking points or materials related to the MADAD PACT and ensures adequate prior involvement and representation of the partners in publications and other communications materials/events produced by the MADAD PACT;
Ensures that decision making processes of the MADAD PACT are respected and transparently conducted;
Reports to MADAD PACT members as per TOR of the coordination table;
Ensuring accurate and timely reporting of activities according to donor and other applicable timeframes and formats requested by GVC or the consortium lead (NRC).
Strong experience in the related field (7-10 years’ experience, 5 at management level)
High degree, technical experience in the water development sector will be an asset
Experience in coordination fora, discussion facilitation and ensuring a participatory approach
Experience in NGO compulsory, preferably in emergency context and MENA
Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
Ability to work under high pressure with a great level of personal organisation
High sense of integrity and diplomacy
Professional capacities skills
Fluent in English both written and verbal
Good coordination, facilitation, leadership and communication skills
Understanding of and commitment to humanitarian principles and values
Highly organised and able to work respecting deadlines
Passionate in the job, flexibility to adjust to changes
Ability to work in team with respect and good listener
Will constitute an asset
Previous experience in the Middle East
Knowledge of the humanitarian context in Lebanon
Knowledge of Arabic
Send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com with reference L20 only preselected candidates will be contacted; the applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position may be awarded before the deadline