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A new campaign is launched by the ministry of Education, to encourage all children in Lebanon, to go to school:

a free education to all, without any registrations fees.

below is the description given by UNICEF Lebanon ” Free education up to grade nine will be provided for all children – Lebanese and non-Lebanese – in public schools this year. The Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE), with the support of USD94 million through UNICEF, UNHCR, and international donors, launched its ‘Back to School’ campaign for free education today. The conference was headed by the Minister of Education and Higher Education Elias Abou Saab, and attended by key donors, including representatives from UNICEF, UNHCR, the Delegation of the European Union, the Embassies of Germany, United States, United Kingdom, Norway, Netherland, France, and the World Bank representing the Lebanon Syria Crisis Trust Fund.”

“إفادة مدرسية، صورتين شمسية وصورة عن هوية” هو كل ما تحتاجونه.

تسجيل أطفالكم بالمدارس الرسمية في لبنان هلسنة واصل، ل اللبناني وغير اللبناني. سجّلوا أطفالكم بأقرب وقت وبأقرب مدرسة رسمية مجاناً.

خبروا كل من حولكم وساهموا بإدخال جميع الأولاد الى المدارس.

اليونيسف تشكر جميع الدول المانحة من حكومة ألمانيا، الاتحاد الاوروبي والحكومة الأمريكية لتمويل العام الدراسي وتقليل نسبة الانقطاع عن الدراسة.

‫#‏كلنا_عالمدرسة‬ ‫#‏لا_لضياع_جيل‬ ‫#‏واصل‬

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Consultant for developing a training manual on four reproductive health thematic areas

NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR LEBANESE WOMEN
TERMS OF REFERENCE

I.    GENERAL INFORMATION

Job Title:    Consultant for developing a training manual on four reproductive health thematic areas

Project:   LBN3U705

Duty Station:    Beirut, Lebanon

Duration of Employment:    3 months (October 2015- December 2015)

II.    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE
Since 2006, the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) has been collaborating with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) towards mainstreaming gender aspects in various development platforms, policies, and strategies.
NCLW and UNFPA have sustained their collaboration in 2015 to implement all activities agreed upon for 2015 namely (a) strengthen the institutionalization and operationalization of the National Action Plan related to the national women strategy in Lebanon 2011-2021, (b) support advocacy efforts for promoting legislation towards gender mainstreaming and equality including CEDAW, and c) Enhance institutional capacities on gender mainstreaming.

Within the context of the joint 2015 annual work plan between NCLW and UNFPA, an activity will be implemented aiming at developing a reference training manual on reproductive health (RH).
The objective of this task will aim specifically at:
Developing facilitator’s training modules for each of the 4 thematic areas developed in friendly user booklets and related to “prevention of breast cancer, prevention from HIV, family planning and prevention during pregnancy, and violence against women prevention and response” chosen by NCLW and UNFPA during the 2006 project entitled “Women Empowerment: Peaceful Action for Security and Stability (WE PASS)”.
The brief and simply adapted training modules that will be developed can be used by facilitators (who could consist of, nurses, midwifes, dispensary staff etc.) during awareness raising sessions within various settings mainly in NCLW developed training centers in the regions.
The outcome is expected to contribute to preparing the grounds for engaging in appropriate discussions and interactions among different participants on reproductive health issues.  It is expected that increased knowledge and discussion among stakeholders on these issues would contribute to more positive attitudes as well as engaging in safe, responsible and harmless practices.
The rationale for the production of 4 training modules and pre-testing them in two regions Akkar/Quayteh and Chiyah, is to make efficient and optimal the use of the 4 booklets developed by NCLW with the support of UNFPA during the WE PASS project.

The training manual will be used by the trained trainers (nurses, midwifes, dispensary staff etc.  ) as a tool to facilitate awareness-raising sessions with different stakeholders and in different settings (i.e. camps, dispensaries, health centers etc.).
The consultancy will be undertaken in close collaboration with UNFPA and under the overall guidance of the NCLW Secretary General, and in consultation with NCLW National Director and project manager.
The consultant will be undertaking his/her tasks as per the description below:

(a) undertaking desk review and literature search of pertinent training module resources as well as similar material, (b) reviewing the 4 booklets and the adaptation of the guide/handbook already produced on RH (c) carrying out consultation and meetings with UNFPA  and NCLW  to develop the training modules,  (d) developing a structured framework for the modules, f) delivering 2 TOT in 2 regions of Lebanon to pilot test the modules  and (e) finalizing the training modules  based on testing and feedback by UNFPA and NCLW .
III.    METHODOLOGY AND DELIVERABLES

A-  Methodology

    1. Prepare and submit a methodological plan for the consultancy with key milestones and timeline;
    2. Carry out desk and literature review and investigate/review similar resources developed/used in the country and/or the region related to training on RH;
    3. Consult with UNFPA, NCLW regarding the booklets developed;
    4. Develop a framework and structure for each of the training  modules on basis of literature review and consultation based on the booklets;
    5. Elaborate the  content of each module;
    6. Prepare and ensure timely delivery of the first draft of the modules for review by NCLW and UNFPA;
    7. Pre-test the training modules through the undertaking of 2 TOT with 2 groups of medical staff in 2 regions of Lebanon (Akkar and Chiyah ) as deemed necessary for obtaining feedback including views and opinions of potential users;
    8. Finalize the training modules on basis of comments received from the field ;
    9. Provide NCLW and UNFPA with an electronic and hard copy of the final modules (Arabic);
    10. Proof read the final text once the graphic designer has worked on the layout.

B-    Deliverables

The final outcome to be delivered by the consultant at the completion of this task would consist of 1) a training manual on 4 thematic areas of RH (2 Months). as well as 2) the delivery and facilitation of 2 TOTs in 2 regions of Lebanon as per NCLW and UNFPA activity 05/AWP/2015 description. (1 month)

IV.    SUPPORT PROVIDED BY UNFPA

UNFPA and NCLW shall assist the consultant on tasks related to the Terms of Reference and as follows:
•    Provide access to various reference material as part of the desk and literature review;
•    Facilitate access to stakeholders for the pretesting;
•    Provide input on the draft training manual plan and developed training modules and exercises.

V.    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education
•    Advanced University degree in social/development /Human sciences or other related areas with previous work experience and considerable skills in training material development

Experience
•    Considerable knowledge and expertise in RH including HIV/AIDS and Gender/GBV ;
•    Extensive experience in training material development, field work and focus groups;
•    Strong analytical writing skills
•    Knowledge with UNFPA’s work is an asset

Competencies 
•    Strong Arabic writing skills
•    Excellent analytical and writing skills
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Working in teams
•    Excellent training and facilitation skills
•    Conflict and self-management
•    Organizational awareness
•    Results orientation/Commitment to excellence

Language and requirements    
•    Fluency and excellent writing skills in Arabic and English
•    IT knowledgeable (i.e. Microsoft office programs, Internet browsing, etc…).

  • Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply on line by providing an updated CV detailing work experience that is relevant to the vacancy requirements as indicated in the TORs, as well as a cover letter and the budget required
  • Please indicate the following title under subject when submitting applications:  Consultant for developing a training manual on four reproductive health thematic areas ;
  • NCLW will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the required documents above and in which there is further interest
  • The CV should be submitted to the following email address: info@nclw.org.lb no later than September 24, 2015.

Source: http://www.unfpa.org.lb/UNFPA-LEBANON/Vacancies-and-Notices.aspx

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Funding & Reporting Officer Oxfam GB
Deadline for applications: Friday, October 9, 2015
Full time position
Location: Beirut, Lebanon

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Information Management

 Lead responsibility for managing Oxfam’s contract management database (CRIMSON), maintaining up to date proposal, allocations, income, reporting and other contract records

  • Maintain restricted funding information systems and records on donor contracts and income data on shared drive and hard files
  • Coordinate communications with existing donors including responding to information requests, income tracking, contract amendments etc.

Management of Funds

 

  • Review, edit and submit donor financial and narrative reports, (in close coordination with the Programme Manager, Regional Funding Coordinator and the finance team) ensuring consistency, accuracy, clarity and timely submission in compliance with Oxfam policies and procedures, and donor requirements.
  • Support the team to monitor restricted funding expenditure, ensuring the timely identification of problems (e.g. ineligible expenditure, miscoding etc), enabling appropriate corrective action, such as amendments and extension requests, to be taken.
  • Actively participate in monthly financial monitoring meetings.
  • Compile quarterly reporting, with a particular focus on compliance and systems risks associated with donor contracts.
  • Research new in country funding prospects to meet the set ambition of the programme.
  • Contribute to establishing and maintaining up-to-date funding grids and updates.

 

Programme Review and Key Learning

 

  • To assist the Programme Manager in the development of thematic reports to donors about ways of working, success stories and context.
  • Support preparation for audits, reviews or donor visits of donor funded programs as required.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE

 

  • Education to a postgraduate degree level in social sciences, development studies or related discipline.
    • Analytical skills and critical thinking with the ability to research, analyse, and report (e.g. researching donor priorities, evaluating proposals and reports, determining match between external funding opportunities and Oxfam objectives).
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills: both written and verbal.
    • Knowledge of planning for, securing and managing funds from institutional donors, such as EC, ECHO, DFID, CIDA, and UN agencies.
    • Self-motivated, target-driven and an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising opportunities.
    • A team player with highly developed interpersonal, influencing and relationship skills.
    • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal (English and Arabic).
    • Strong administrative and numerical skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to manage her/his time effectively. Willing and able to adapt priorities in order to respond to changing demands.
    • An understanding of and experience of working in the humanitarian sector.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Responsible, flexible and adaptable
    • Good team player and builder
    • Knowledge and skills in computer usage (Ms Word, Excel). Other applications are preferable
Experience required: 3 to 5 years
Education degree: Masters Degree
Period: 12 months
Salary: Competitive
Submission guidelines: Qualified applicants with the experience and skills requested are invited to apply to the role via the following link http://bit.ly/1MgD47e . The link can also be found in the Contact information section below. Any applications not submitted through the mentioned link, will not be considered.
Cover letter required? Yes
CONTACT INFORMATION
Michael Todd
HR Advisor

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Jeudi 24 septembre 2015

17h/19hSciences Po, 56 rue des Saints Pères, 75007 ParisSalle Goguel (5ème étage)

Inscription: valerie.richard@sciencespo.fr

Présentation:Comment les quotas sont-ils devenus une évidence républicaine ? Pourquoi l’équivalence numérique des sexes s’est-elle imposée comme le miroir de l’égalité dans les lieux de pouvoir ?Ce livre retrace l’histoire de l’idée de parité, en éclairant ses continuités et ruptures avec le féminisme des années 1970, les mobilisations qu’elle a suscitées, et les résistances tenaces auxquelles elle s’est heurtée avant de faire norme et loi.Au fil de cette histoire, ce sont les prémisses des perceptions contemporaines de l’égalité et de la différence des sexes qui se donnent à voir. Au-delà, ce livre offre un nouveau regard sur la dynamique des contestations collectives et du changement social. En dégageant les contours d’un « espace de la cause des femmes », il met à l’épreuve les oppositions routinières entre mobilisations élitistes et populaires, mouvements sociaux et institutions, progressisme et conservatisme.

Biographie:Laure BERENI est sociologue, chercheuse au CNRS, et membre du Centre Maurice Halbwachs à Paris.bereni-bataille-parite-z

plus de details sur http://www.programme-presage.com/details/events/conference-presage-la-bataille-de-la-parite.html

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Who might be interested in preparing this ?

TOR and How to Apply below!

Good luck

Rita

Situation analysis of postpartum family planning services (PPFP)in public/private hospitals

Terms of Reference (TOR)
 

 
Background
Globally, FP is recognized as a key life-saving intervention for mothers and their children and postpartum women are among those with the greatest unmet need for FP. Postpartum family planning (PPFP) focuses on the prevention of unintended and closely spaced pregnancies through the first 12 months following childbirth. According to an analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys data from 27 countries, 95% of women who are 0–12 month’s postpartum want to avoid a pregnancy in the next 24 months; but 70% of them are not using contraception (Ross & Winfrey 2001). FP can avert more than 30% of maternal deaths and 10% of child mortality if couples space their pregnancies more than 2 years apart (Cleland et al. 2006). Risk of child mortality is highest for very short birth-to-pregnancy intervals (<12 months). If all couples waited 24 months to conceive again, under-five mortality would decrease by 13%. If couples waited 36 months; the decrease would be 25% (Rutstein 2008).
In Lebanon approximately 47% of Lebanese women between 15-49 years of age do not use any form of contraception. Among the remaining 53%, pills (18.5%) and IUD (17.2%) are the two most popular methods followed by male condoms (5.3%)[1]. On the other hand a study conducted in 2013 about Syrian women showed that 42.3% were not using any form of contraception prior to pregnancy. For Syrian women using birth control, birth control pills (23.4%) followed by IUDs (17.2%) were preferred contraceptive choices. [2]
Lebanon is hosting the largest proportion of refugees in the world if compared to the size of its population and the largest number in the region reaching 1,113,941 as of August 25, 2015; of which around 53% are women and about 18% are young people[3]. In Lebanon where Syrians refugees account for 18 per cent of the overall population, meeting the reproductive health needs of refugee women in general, and pregnant refugee women in particular, is equally essential considering that women and children account for up to 75 percent of Syrian refugees. Given that refugees in Lebanon are scattered among 1,600 locations across the country, it is difficult to document and update pregnancy and newborn rates. UNICEF UK reported that one Syrian baby is born a refugee roughly every hour, joining the nearly six million Syrian children that are already living in dire condition.
During 2014 UNHCR reported 30,561 cases of delivery of which 36% referrals resulted in a C‐section. Before Syria descended into civil war, it had a working health system. Family planning was free and used relatively widely by 58% of women[4]. Yet the last time an extensive survey was carried out among Syrian refugees in Lebanon, approximately 37% of non-pregnant married women were using contraception.[5]
To date, the focus of humanitarian agencies has been on meeting urgent and life threatening needs. A number of needs assessments of Syrian refugees have been undertaken in Lebanon; however, few include a nationally representative sample or focus on health and access to health services. In early 2014 a Multi Sector Needs Analysis (MSNA) identified a series of important data and information gaps in the humanitarian health response in Lebanon such as awareness campaigns, distribution and uptake of contraceptives/birth control; family planning information among the refugee population, as well as target group levels of awareness. One of the primary data needs arising from this exercise was for a national health access survey to be conducted to provide up to date information on the drivers and determinants of access to health care services for refugee and host community populations.
The intended assessment will reflect the unmet needs, access to, and utilization of the existing postpartum family planning (PPFP) services available in Lebanon (including Syrian women) during the post-delivery and pre-discharge time (0-24 hours for NVD & 0 – 72 hours for C-section )
 
 
Goals and Objectives
The purpose of this assessment is to contribute towards improvement of PPFP services (if any) in the maternity wards of selected public hospitals accessible to both Lebanese and Syrian inpatient women. This will be achieved through the following specific assessment objectives;
  • Availability of a specific minimum package of RH services and including PPFP.
  • Availability of recommended modern PPFP methods at the maternities for breast feeding and non-breast feeding women as per the WHO standards[6].
  • Availability of trained staff (physicians, nurses, midwives??) for PPFP services (counseling) at the maternities
  • Availability and distribution of PPFP educational material and awareness sessions for couple together or women only.
  • Perception of the women during the post-delivery and pre-discharge time (0-24 hours for NVD & 0 – 72 hours for C-section) about PPFP and preference of methods and available services at the maternities of selected hospitals.
  • Cost of PPFP services if any and availability of follow up by the selected hospitals.
Tasks description
Under the supervision of UNFPA office and in close partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, a consultant will be identified and contracted to carry out the following tasks:
  1. Carry out literature review and internet search on the topic
  2. Review and discuss with UNFPA the TORs and expected results
  3. Prepare the set of instruments and tools for data collection
  4. Develop a timeline of visits to be carried out under this assignment
  5. Contact the eight hospitals pre-selected by UNFPA & the MoPH as follows as follows Rafik Hariri Hospital, Tripoli Governmental Hospital, Sayeda Governmental Hospital, Marjayoun Hospital, Hermel Hospital, Chtoura Hospital, Bekaa Governmental Hospital, Sayedet Salam Hospital.
  6. Conduct interviews with service providers and beneficiaries
  7. Conduct stakeholders meetings
  8. Prepare and ensure timely delivery of the first draft of the report (English) to be reviewed by UNFPA
  9. Consolidate the input/feedback into a final report which includes a set of recommendations.
Methodology
The methodology will consist of the following:
  1. Conduct meetings with stakeholders (with MOPH, WHO and UNHCR)
  2. Identify and select eight hospitals based on selection criteria (to be discussed with UNFPA and the Ministry of Public Health).
  3. Within each hospital the target groups will consist of
    • 4  service providers (i.e. maternity ward supervisor, midwife, pharmacist & doctor)
    • 8-10 beneficiaries per hospital (pregnant/newly delivering women).
  1. Semi structured questionnaires shall be applied for the service providers
  2. Semi structured questionnaire shall be applied for beneficiaries.
Expected outcome
The consultancy outcome will consist of a 25 – 30 pages report in English featuring overall analysis and specific findings both at service delivery level and at the beneficiary level in terms of availability, choices, cost, preference, perception, etc in relation to PPFP services for Lebanese and Syrian women during the post-delivery and pre-discharge time (0-24 hours for NVD & 48 – 72 hours for C-section)) at the secondary care level. The analysis should also address hindering factors for accessing/utilization of contraception (i.e. cost, cultural, lack of counselling, unavailability of wide range of methods, lack of personnel, etc). The report will include conclusion and action oriented recommendations. The structure of the report shall be discussed between UNFPA and the consultant.
Qualifications
  • Advanced University degree (MPH/MS) in public health, social/development sciences or other related areas with at least 6-7 years of  work experience and considerable skills in survey design, analysis and report writing;
  • Strong background in maternal health / SRH / FP
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective and working relations with other stakeholders;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in Arabic and English.
Duration of the assessment
The assessment should be concluded within 2 months from the signing of the contract.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates may apply online by providing:
(1) a P-11 Form (click to download), and
(2) a most updated CV, and
(3) a cover letter mentioning the relevance of past/current experience with the requirements of the consultancy.
The above documents must be sent to the following email address:
info-lebanon@unfpa.org by no later than September 18, 2015
 
Candidates who fail to submit the required documents above will not be considered for review
 
Only those applicants in whom UNFPA has expressed interest shall be contacted within a maximum of 5 working days following closure date.
 


[1] MICS 2009
[2] Benage, Matthew et al. “An Assessment of Antenatal Care among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon.” Conflict and Health 9 (2015): 8. PMC. Web. 3 Sept. 2015.
[3] Inter-agency Information Sharing Portal March, 2015.http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/country.php?id=122

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FIELD MONITORING COORDINATOR

Official Job Title:   Field Monitoring Coordinator                 
Duty Station: Lebanon
 Contract type  Service Contract
 Level SB3/SC7
Duration October 2015 – September 2016

In view of its continued engagement in the humanitarian response interventions as a result of the Syria crisis, and to be able to fulfill its commitments underscored in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), UNFPA Country Office is seeking to recruit a Field Monitoring Coordinator for a period of 12 months (i.e. October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016).  The incumbent will be issued a Service Contract (SC). 1.    Organizational Location The incumbent will be based in UNFPA main office in Beirut and will be performing the tasks below centrally and at periphery and specifically in all areas with operations supported by UNFPA either directly or through implementing partners. The incumbent will allocate 75% of official working hours in the field with transportation means provided by the office.  2.    Job Purpose He/she supports the programme related interventions and activities in what concerns humanitarian response interventions and assistance at national level and in targeted communities and aligned with the LCRP.  The activities that will be supported by the Field Monitoring Coordinator will consist mainly of monitoring with implementing partners on field related activities and as clearly stipulated in the sections below. 3.    Major Activities/Expected Results

  • Develop a plan of action and timetable for all activities
  • Ensure adequate and timely follow up with humanitarian partners (namely NGOs, INGOs and relevant ministries) on activities implemented at the field level
  • Participate in monitoring field visits to attend workshops, sessions, trainings , etc. implemented by the implementing partners to ensure collecting and submitting information
  • Identify, develop, and adapt (in collaboration with the M&E Officer) necessary measuring tools and instruments to monitor/track/report activities in the field and contribute to assessing success in accordance with programme indicators
  • Identify, develop, and adapt tools and instruments for assessing quality, usefulness, quantity, etc of commodities provided to implementing partners and being distributed to beneficiaries and contribute to
  • data collection
  • Contribute to identifying and proposing new/scaled up initiatives/interventions to be supported by UNFPA
  • Assist in identifying gaps and needs for various awareness related material such as brochures, flyers, etc.
  • Assist in identifying capacity development needs for implementing partners in various areas supported by UNFPA
  • Provide implementing partners with necessary awareness training and resource material to ensure consistency of messages and information
  • Identify and report back on bottlenecks in implementation and suggest corrective measures and recommendations to UNFPA management
  • Contribute to UNFPA’s various reports on the humanitarian response
  • Document good practices and provide UNFPA with stories and anecdotes to be posted in newsletters, websites, press releases, and other visibility tools
  • Take part in various UNFPA and partners meetings as advised/requested by UNFPA
  • Ensure UNFPA’s work is highly visible among implementing partners and particularly at field level
  • Perform any other duties that the supervisor may assign
  1. Work Relations
    Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Humanitarian Coordination Specialist and in close collaboration with the programme staff, the incumbent will be be undertaking the above tasks which constitute the Terms of Reference.
    5.    Job Requirements
    Education and Training:
  • University Bachelor’s degree in social work or other social sciences, public health, community health, gender and development or related field.
  •  3-4 years’ experience in programme/project coordination with extensive monitoring tasks at field level

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Awareness and knowledge of social issues in one or more areas namely health, gender equality, gender based violence, protection, human rights, etc and their relevance in humanitarian, emergency and post conflict recovery settings. Prior training on these issues is recommended.
  • Knowledge of various humanitarian related resources preferred such as  Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health in Emergency Settings; IASC Field Manual for Reproductive Health in Emergency Settings; IASC Guidelines for GBV in Humanitarian Settings, etc
  • Familiarity with humanitarian coordination structures is recommended
  • Knowledge, skill, and experience in participatory methods for community development and mobilization.
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Fluency in speaking/writing Arabic and English

Required Core Competencies:

  • Integrity/Commitment to mandate:  Acts in accordance with UN/UNFPA values and holds himself/herself accountable for actions taken.  Demonstrates personal commitment to UNFPA’s mandate and to the organizational vision.
  • Knowledge sharing/continuous learning:  Takes responsibility for personal learning and career development and actively seeks opportunities to learn through formal and informal means.  Learns from others inside and outside the organization adopting best practices created by others.  Actively produces and disseminates new knowledge.
  • Valuing diversity: Demonstrates an international outlook, appreciates differences in values and learns from cultural diversity. Takes actions appropriate to the religious and cultural context and shows respect, tact and consideration for cultural differences. Observes and inquires to understand the perspectives of others and continually examines his/her own biases and behaviors.
  • Working in teams:  Works collaboratively with colleagues inside and outside of UNFPA to allow the achievement of common goals and shared objectives.  Actively seeks resolution of disagreements and supports decisions of the team.
  • Communicating information and ideas: Delivers oral and written information in a timely, effective and easily understood manner. Participates in meetings and group discussions actively listening and sharing information. Frankly expresses ideas with the intent to resolve issues, considers what others have to say and responds appropriately to criticism
  • Conflict and self-management: Manages personal reactions by remaining calm, composed and patient even when under stress or during a crisis and avoids engaging in unproductive conflict. Expresses disagreement in constructive ways that focus on the issue not the person. Tolerates conditions of uncertainty or ambiguity and continues to work productively.
  • Results orientation/Commitment to excellence:  Strives to achieve high personal standard of excellence.  Takes action that goes beyond responding to the obvious needs of the situation and persists until successful outcomes are achieved.
  • Client Orientation: Understanding and meeting or exceeding client needs. Anticipating and addressing client needs and concerns. Developing innovative approaches to meeting client needs. Ensuring overall provision of quality service to clients.

Interested candidates may apply online by providing: (1)    a P-11 Form (click to download), and (2)    a most updated CV, and (3)   a cover letter mentioning the relevance of past/current experience with the requirements of the consultancy. The above documents must be sent to the following email address: info-lebanon@unfpa.org by no later than September 16, 2015 Candidates who fail to submit the required documents above will not be considered for review

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MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT

PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The current UNFPA supported Country Programme in Lebanon encompasses the programme interventions addressing both the humanitarian and development axis in an integrated manner. It reflects the programmatic shifts required to adequately and efficiently respond to the immediate priorities associated with the Syrian crisis as well as medium to long term investments. This approach adopted by UNFPA allows to address the needs of the most vulnerable groups inclusive of all affected communities on the one hand as well as contribute to structural and system reforms within programme areas under UNFPA’s mandate on the other. Advocacy and communication of sexual and reproductive health and rights in general – and women and youth in particular – is an integral part of the UNFPA global and country related strategy.
A media and communication consultant will support the implementation and monitoring of the UNFPA country specific communication strategy and related activities.
He/she will also be accountable co-ordinating and networking tasks associated to the communication strategy and associated products and activities to support the advocacy efforts of UNFPA Lebanon country office in line with the country programme priorities.  If need be, the consultant will revise elements of the communication strategy to ensure it is commensurate with new developments/priorities.  The position aims at promoting awareness, understanding, support and respect for the end beneficiaries supported by UNFPA.
KEY END-RESULTS
1.   Communication strategy: The Country Office has a communication strategy and associated work plan/activities – with measurable indicators – implemented for various purposes i.e. monitoring programme interventions, promoting visibility, mobilizing resources, etc.
2.   Media relations: The Country Office has a well maintained and continuously updated contact list of journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web, photo etc. – and a successful process of communicating and maintaining regular contact and close collaboration with the media to communicate the story of UNFPA’s cooperation.
3.   Networking and partnerships: The Country Office has a well maintained and continually developed database of existing/potential individuals, groups and organizations whose support is essential to assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives. Effective working relationships with the UN Country Team and UN communication group and related counterparts are developed, maintained and enhanced.
4.   Global priorities and campaigns: The country office has an effective process in place for integrating and taking action on UNFPA’s global and regional communications priorities, campaigns and partnerships, disseminating these elements in a locally-appropriate way.
5.   Resource mobilization support: Global and country level fund-raising activities are supported by effective advocacy and communication strategy and activities. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES, DUTIES & TASKS Within the delegated authority and the given organizational set-up, the incumbent will be assigned to the following major duties/tasks towards the above mentioned end results.
Communication strategy
Ensure a clear communication strategy and associated work plan/activities/measurable indicators of performance to support the country programme strategic objectives/results at the level of beneficiaries and stakeholders, as well as strengthen political will in support of UNFPA’s mission and mandate as well as the ICPD agenda, and enhance the organization’s credibility, image and brand. Duties & Tasks

  • Reinforce support for UNFPA’s work on behalf of the direct beneficiaries – namely women and youth among Syrian refugees and hosting communities – by providing information to key national, regional and international audiences
  • Position UNFPA as a main and lead actor on reproductive health and women empowerment/ gender based violence
  • Maintain close follow up for revising, updating and maintaining UNFPA Lebanon website including production/uploading of various materials i.e. video feature stories and photos for wide distribution nationally, regionally and internationally
  • Activate the social media tools i.e. youtube, twitter, facebook, etc with continuous feeding of relevant information/news and promote use among a wide range of audiences
  • Follow up on production of various newsletters namely Tanseeq (to end Violence against Women)
  • Follow up and monitor the elaboration of communication messages by the supported projects, and contribute to the development of communication messages and materials by the Country Office
  • Produce weekly digest by scanning local news and resources on population matters – including ones involving UNFPA and UN system as such – through compiling summary of key issues and forwarding them to supported projects, regional office, country offices, and IERD on one hand, and analyzing them on the other
  • Collect, compile and consolidate knowledge base material (i.e. relevant information, news, material, data, statistics, resources, stories, good practices, etc) to be used for various purposes i.e. newsletters, website, leaflets, reports, websites, speeches, social media, donors, etc
  • Identify and engage reporters, photographers, and consultants for provision of needed services related to media and communication; and prepare/contribute to relevant Terms of Reference
  • Follow up with software developers in relation to various communication tools and platforms (i.e. website, online surveys, softwares, applications, etc)
  • Follow up with translators/graphic designers for translating as well as designing and printing of various tools and resources including proof reading and editing
  • Contribute to translation of material and documents mainly speeches, press releases, informative leaflets, etc

Media relations   Ensure that the Country Office has a well maintained and continuously updated contact list of journalists and media outlets covering all media – print, TV, radio, web etc. – and a successful process of communicating and maintaining regular contact and close collaboration with the media to communicate the story of UNFPA
Duties & Tasks

  • Maintain an updated/expanded mailing list/network of local and regional media sources, ensure mobilization/engagement of media and celebrities for supporting various initiatives
  • Direct media relations – pitching, sending media materials, organizing and facilitating media field visits, facts/figures, human interest story opportunities, b-roll, and photos as needed
  • Maintain high media visibility for UNFPA’s work in addressing population issues in general and reaching the affected populations in particular.
  • Prepare for and organize dissemination events/meetings including press conferences
  • Identify, develop and distribute variety of materials in multiple, appropriate formats for media personnel
  • Ensure or enhance the quality, appropriateness of country specific communication materials, activities and messages transmitted to the press, partners and public
  • Brief UNFPA Head of Office/ programme staff on major issues/priorities to address during media interviews.
  • Collaborate with mass media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate.

Networking and partnerships
The Country Office has a well maintained and continually developed database of existing/potential individuals, groups and organizations whose support is essential to assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives. Effective working relationships with the UN Country Team and UN communication group and related counterparts are developed, maintained and enhanced.
Duties & Tasks

  • Maintain close collaboration with the communication officers at the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office as well as the UNFPA Regional Syria hub with the aim of coordinating related communication material to be disseminated /used at country level.
  • Maintain collaboration with the communication officer at UNFPA HQs with the aim to ensure first hand access to various communication material as well as revision of branding tools.
  • Conduct and analyze opinion surveys and polls among media network and partners to better understand their views, perceptions and understanding about UNFPA’s mandate/issues as well as communication approaches and tools
  • Contribute to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices, strategies and approaches of the Country Office and drafting relevant materials for dissemination
  • Work closely with programme staff and implementing partners to identify projects and programmes deserving visibility

Resource mobilization support
Ensure that global and regional and sub-regional level fund-raising activities are supported by effective advocacy and communication strategy and material
Duties & Tasks

  • Establish and maintain a network of donor with related public information contacts and provide assistance in organizing and conducting donor meetings and public information events
  • Document/identify/highlight effective programme activities and results in support of fund-raising
  • Compile and synthesize relevant background material for use in discussions and public events in support of the advocacy and resource mobilization strategy of the Country Office
  • Ensure key donors/government counterparts are regularly aware of UNFPA interventions.

QUALIFICATION and COMPETENCIES 1.    Education Advanced university degree in Communication, Social Sciences. (Or an undergraduate degree plus at least 8 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations or corporate communications.)
2.    Work Experience Eight years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in communication, print, broadcast, and/or new media in UNFPA or a UN agency. International and national work experience in a development agency. Field work experience and exposure to emergency/humanitarian programmes is an asset
3.    Language Proficiency Fluency in English and Arabic (spoken and written). A conversational or knowledge of French is an important asset.
4.    Specific technical knowledge

  • Communication management. Knowledge of theories and practices in communication research planning and strategy.
  • Fundamentals for working in various media formats – print, audio, video, web etc.
  • Computer systems/applications and network, including internet navigation, office applications, and specifically, interactive digital media.
  • Knowledge of United Nations or other international organizations;
  • Global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women.
  • Gender equality and diversity awareness
  1. Required Competencies Core Competencies:
    •    Integrity/Commitment to mandate:  Acts in accordance with UN/UNFPA values and holds himself/herself accountable for actions taken.  Demonstrates personal commitment to UNFPA’s mandate and to the organizational vision.
  • Knowledge sharing/continuous learning:  Takes responsibility for personal learning and career development and actively seeks opportunities to learn through formal and informal means.  Learns from others inside and outside the organization adopting best practices created by others.  Actively produces and disseminates new knowledge.
  • Valuing diversity: Demonstrates an international outlook, appreciates differences in values and learns from cultural diversity. Takes actions appropriate to the religious and cultural context and shows respect, tact and consideration for cultural differences. Observes and inquires to understand the perspectives of others and continually examines his/her own biases and behaviors.
  • Working in teams:  Works collaboratively with colleagues inside and outside of UNFPA to allow the achievement of common goals and shared objectives.  Actively seeks resolution of disagreements and supports decisions of the team.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking:  Uses appropriate analytical tools and logic to gather, define and analyze information, situations and problems and draws logical conclusions from data.  Demonstrates an ability to set clear and appropriate priorities focusing on tasks and activities which have a strategic impact on results.  Anticipates and meets information needs of the team and other stakeholders.
    •    Communicating information and ideas: Delivers oral and written information in a timely, effective and easily understood manner. Participates in meetings and group discussions actively listening and sharing information. Frankly expresses ideas with the intent to resolve issues, considers what others have to say and responds appropriately to criticism
    •    Conflict and self management: Manages personal reactions by remaining calm, composed and patient even when under stress or during a crisis and avoids engaging in unproductive conflict. Expresses disagreement in constructive ways that focus on the issue not the person. Tolerates conditions of uncertainty or ambiguity and continues to work productively.
    •    Results orientation/Commitment to excellence:  Strives to achieve high personal standard of excellence.  Takes action that goes beyond responding to the obvious needs of the situation and persists until successful outcomes are achieved.
    Functional Competencies: Primary competencies
  • Results-based programme development and management:  Contributes to the achievement of results through primary research and analysis and effective monitoring of programme/project implementation.  Uses analytical skills to identify opportunities for project development and participates in the formulation of proposals ensuring substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches.
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches: Enhances existing processes and products. Documents and analyzes innovative strategies, best practices and new approaches. Adapts quickly to change.
    Additional Competencies •    Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/Building strategic alliances and partners:  Establishes, maintains and utilizes a broad network of contacts to keep abreast of developments and to share information.  Analyzes and selected materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.
    •    Advocacy/Advancing a policy oriented agenda:  Prepares and communicates relevant information for evidence-based advocacy.  Maintains a functioning network of contacts in the media and civil society to support advocacy efforts and takes opportunities for advocating for UNFPA’s mandate.                 Interested candidates may apply online by providing: (1)    a P-11 Form (click to download), and (2)    a most updated CV, and (3)    a cover letter mentioning the relevance of past/current experience with the requirements of the consultancy.
    The above documents must be sent to the following email address: info-lebanon@unfpa.org by no later than September 8, 2015
    Candidates who fail to submit the required documents above will not be considered for review
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