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Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon 2016-2018

National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) Supported by the  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Project officer

Brief about NCLW

The National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) is an official body, which was established in 1998 by law 720, and is directly affiliated to the presidency of the Council of ministers.

As a National Women Machinery, NCLW works on enhancing the status of women and ensuring equal opportunities between men and women. NCLW acts as the consultative body of the government and of national councils and institutions on all issues related to the status of women including gender-based issues.

Brief about the GIZ LEAD Programme

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) implements the programme “Strengthening Women in Decision-Making in the Middle East” (LEAD) in Jordan, the Palestinian Territories and Lebanon. In collaboration with local partners, the programme aims at strengthening women’s political participation in decision-making in selected communities through: individual trainings and community project funds; promoting a gender-sensitive environment in local governance and public administration; strengthening gender platforms and networks.

  1. General information
Job title Project officer
Project Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon
Duty station NCLW’s offices in Baabda and on the field whenever needed during work days and week ends
Reports to NCLW- GIZ steering committee
Duration of the job From February 1st 2017 till 30 April 2018
  1. Background

The National Commission for Lebanese women (NCLW) supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) launched a project titled: “Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon”. The primary aim of the project is to strengthen an effective political participation of women at the local and national level and gender mainstreaming in the public administrations.

The planned activities aim to encourage women to engage stronger in politics, as active citizens, and develop their capacities when reaching high decision-making positions on the local and national levels. Through this activity NCLW will be coordinating a coalition of civil society organizations in order to advocate for the enhancement of women’s participation in decision making positions. The political participation component includes also the production of studies and researches concerning both women’s and men’s involvement in the municipal councils.

The second component of the project aims at conducting participatory gender assessment in various local institutions and ministries. Trainings will be conducted at the Ministry of Education targeting the gender unit that was created in 2013 with the mission of mainstreaming gender at the ministry.

 

The third component of the project aims at building knowledge and creating awareness on the 1325 UN SC resolution as well as supporting the national action plan (which is being currently developed by NCLW) through activities to be implemented in the different regions.

The project officer is responsible for providing support for the implementation of the project’s activities and ensuring quality and timely implementation of the project. She/ he will work under the direction of the project manager.

The project officer will specifically carry out the following tasks:

Implementation

  • Follow up on the implementation of the planned activities ;
  • Ensure quality and timely reporting on the project’s planned activities and outputs including the production of narrative and financial reports in coordination with the project manager and NCLW team;
  • Ensure appropriate filing system for all reports and supporting documents;
  • Plan and organize regular meetings and events such as conferences, seminars, focus groups, awareness raising sessions;
  • Participate in the different capacity development and awareness activities as planned in the project ;

 

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Undertake regular field visits to ensure proper and efficient implementation of the project activities;
  • Prepare and participate in the meetings of the project steering committee, including the preparation of relevant documents and minutes of meetings ;
  • Assist in reviewing implementing partners’ reports and suggest modifications to planned activities accordingly ;
  • Gather and deliver to the project steering committee information about the implementation status of measures, at the planned terms and upon request.

 

Coordination and communication

  • Initiate and maintain regular contacts with NCLW’s partners and the project’s stakeholders
  • Assist in the preparation of various documents such as minutes of meetings, materials to be published etc.
  • Provide all needed information to help documenting, publishing and disseminating the lessons learned and best practices of the project including populating websites and social media platforms
  • Ensure continuous flow of information to the project manager and NCLW ;
  • Ensure continuous coordination with the project steering committee, staff and experts/ consultants
  • Assist in liaising with local and national CSOs and public administrations for the implementation of the project ;
  • Contribute to the documentation of the projects findings ;
  • Ensure the use of the NCLW and GIZ communication and publication guidelines for all relevant content and materials.

Other support

  • Assist in reviewing all relevant studies and publications ;
  • Assist in providing needed information and input of different implemented activities to NCLW and GIZ team to be used in their different means of communication ;
  • Provide the needed technical support to the project staff, consultants and experts;
  • Undertake other tasks as deemed necessary and in consultation with the project manager ;

Qualifications

  • University degree in social sciences, administrative studies or related field with knowledge in human rights, gender issues and development (especially local governance issues).
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in development activities
  • Committed to human rights and gender equality
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, team player willing to work with a team
  • Fluency in both Arabic and English (French and/or German are a plus)
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills in various applications including word processing, database, power point and internet
  • Strong command of social media tools
  • Ability to undertake regular visits to field.

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply by providing an updated CV detailing work experience that is relevant to the vacancy requirements as indicated in the TORs

Please indicate the following title under subject when submitting applications:  Project officer: Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon

 

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: chantal.bouakl@nclw.org.lb; no later than January 30, 2017 noon.

NO PHONE CALLS

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Project

job vacancy project manager_NCLW p 1 & 2.jpg

Page 1 & 2 of TOR project manager

National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW)

Supported by the

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Project manager

Brief about NCLW

The National Commission for Lebanese Women is an official body, which was established in 1998 by law 720, and is directly affiliated to the presidency of the Council of ministers.

As a National Women Machinery, NCLW works on enhancing the status of women and ensuring equal opportunities between men and women. NCLW acts as the consultative body of the government and of national councils and institutions on all issues related to the status of women including gender-based issues.

Brief about the GIZ LEAD Programme

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) implements the programme “Strengthening Women in Decision-Making in the Middle East” (LEAD) in Jordan, the Palestinian Territories and Lebanon. In collaboration with local partners, the programme aims at strengthening women’s political participation in decision-making in selected communities through: individual trainings and community project funds; promoting a gender-sensitive environment in local governance and public administration; strengthening gender platforms and networks.

  1. General information
Job title Project manager
Project Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon
Duty station NCLW’s offices and on the field whenever needed during work days )even during week ends(
Reports to Project steering committee
Duration of the contract From February 1st, 2017 till 30 April 2018
  1. Background

The National Commission for Lebanese women (NCLW) supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) launched a project titled: “Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon”. The primary aim of the project is to strengthen an effective political participation of women at the local and national level and gender mainstreaming in the public administrations.

The planned activities aim to encourage women to engage stronger in politics, as active citizens, and develop their capacities when reaching high decision-making positions on the local and national levels. Besides that, NCLW will be coordinating a coalition of civil society organizations in order to advocate for the enhancement of women’s participation in decision making positions. The political participation component includes also the production of studies and researches concerning both women’s and men’s involvement in the municipal councils.

The second component of the project aims at conducting participatory gender assessment in various local institutions and the Ministry of Education. Trainings will be conducted at this ministry targeting the gender unit that was created in 2013 with the mission of mainstreaming gender.

The third component of the project aims at building knowledge and creating awareness on the 1325 UN SC resolution, as well as supporting the national action plan (which will be developed by NCLW in 2017) through activities to be implemented in the different regions.

The project manager will work in close collaboration with the project steering committee, The NCLW General Secretary and treasurer for the implementation of the project activities. The project manager will specifically carry out the following tasks:

Implementation

  • Prepare a detailed work plan with a timeline to be submitted to the steering committee for approval
  • Ensure timely and efficient implementation of the project planned activities
  • Provide guidance and advise in the course of the project implementation to the project steering committee
  • Draft terms of reference (TORs) for the consultants/ experts and project staff
  • Ensure regular and proper follow up with the consultants/ experts, organizations institutions and project’s team when implementing the planned activities

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Assist in identifying bottlenecks in the implementation of the planned activities
  • Advise the project steering committee of any shortfall and propose recommendations when needed
  • Undertake regular field visits to ensure proper and efficient implementation of the project activities
  • Produce progress reports (financial and narrative) as needed quarterly and yearly with clear indicators as per NCLW and GIZ requirements and submit them to the project steering committee
  • Prepare and participate in the meetings of the project steering committee
  • Present an overview of the personnel working on the project and their respective roles  to the project steering committee
  • Provide overall supervision of the work of staff working under this project to ensure the production of the expected outputs
  • Review implementing partners reports and suggest modifications to planned activities accordingly
  • Ensure that funds are disbursed in accordance with the project budget
  • Ensure that all financial operations are transparent and are coherent with the financial requirements of NCLW and GIZ
  • Keep financial reports and supporting documents in both soft and hard copies and make them available to NCLW and GIZ upon request and at the end of the project
  • Ensure monitoring, evaluating and documenting the work progress

Coordination and communication

  • Ensure continuous coordination with the steering committee on project implementation
  • Ensure continuous flow of information to the steering committee
  • Ensure continuous coordination and guidance with the project staff and experts/ consultants
  • Liaise with NCLW and GIZ partners including public institutions and civil society organizations to maximize the efficiency and the visibility of the project
  • Liaise with local and national CSOs and public administrations for the implementation of the project
  • Contribute to the documentation of the projects outputs
  • Ensure the correct use of the NCLW and GIZ communication and publication guidelines for all relevant content and materials.

Other support

  • Review all relevant publications and studies and ensure their edition and dissemination
  • Provide needed information and input of different implemented activities to NCLW and GIZ team to be used in their different means of communication
  • Provide the needed technical support to the project staff, consultants and experts
  • Undertake other tasks as deemed necessary and in consultation with the steering committee

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, administrative studies or related fields with considerable knowledge in human rights, gender issues and development (especially local governance issues).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation
  • At least 3 years’ experience in quantitative and qualitative research
  • Familiarity with governmental and non-governmental entities in Lebanon
  • Excellent time management skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, high sensitivity in working with relevant actors at local and national levels, good advisory competence
  • Team player willing to work with a team and develop their leadership skills
  • Fluency in both Arabic and English (French and/or German are a plus)
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent computer skills in various applications including word processing, database, power point and internet
  • Ability to undertake regular visits to field.
    Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply by providing an updated CV detailing work experience that is relevant to the vacancy requirements as indicated in the TORs
    Please indicate the following title under subject when submitting applications:  Project MANAGER: Strengthening women’s political participation at the local and national levels in Lebanon
    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: chantal.bouakl@nclw.org.lb; no later than January 30, 2017 noon.
    NO PHONE CALLS

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For those who are interested a short term expert is needed  for a study on an advocacy campaign related to political participation of women.

the expert will work 20 days. the TOR is below.

Kindly do send your CVs to :

Team leader: Maggy  on the mail:      maggy.grabundzija@geewl.eu
Project Manager : Diana Casallas on the email:     casallas@eurecna.it

 

Team and Reporting Lines Tel Fax Email
Project Director: Mario Costariol +39041 2919411 +39 041 5322465 costariol@eurecna.it
Team Leader: MaggyGrabundzija maggy.grabundzija@geewl.eu
Project Manager: Diana Casallas +39041 2919-407 +39 041 5322465 casallas@eurecna.it
EU Task Manager: RoulaAbbas
The expert will report to: MaggyGrabundzija
Project: “GENDER EQUITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN LEBANON” Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Expert: To Be Selected Position: Senior Non-Key Expert on study on an advocacy campaign
Period: September  2016 Man-Women/days: 20 days

 

 

background
The EU funded project on Gender Equity and Empowerment of Women in Lebanon aims to improve mainstreaming of the gender dimension at policy and sector levels in Lebanon by strengthening the National Commission of Lebanese Women’s internal governance towards effective fulfilment of its mandate, to create effective coordination and networking mechanisms with State and non-State actions and to improve media outreach and advocacy.

The assignment is part of the Component 2, activity 2.2, create effective coordination and networking mechanism. The GEEWL is aiming at supporting the NCLW to enhance the civil society to advocate for quota system. In order to reach its objective, an advocacy study is required. In fact it is foreseen that the parliamentary elections will take place in May 2017. Several coordination meetings are already organised with the civil society, under the leadership of the NCWL, in order to encourage the participation of women in the upcoming parliamentarian elections. The advocacy for quota system for women has been identified as being one of the priorities actions in order to support women participation in politics in Lebanon.

There is a literature related to quota system for women in Lebanon. However, the literatureidentifiesobstacles for women participation in the political sphere, suggests mechanisms to implement quota system andprovide simulation ofthe implementation of specific quota system. However, no study has been designed and could gather the different actors advocating for the quota system behind a unified message. In addition, till today some actors of the civil society, among them feminists, are reluctant to call for the implementation of the quota system.

Thus, it is requested to the expert to carry out an advocacy campaign study which will aim at addressing those different issues as per identified.In addition, discussions are taking placeon the electoral law and the expert will review the different suggestions on discussed related to the different options suggests. Finally, the study on advocacy campaign will be the document of reference of the advocacy campaign on quota system for women in politics that the civil society will carry out.

 

Scope of the Work
 

The appointed expert will be required to undertake anadvocacy campaign study on quota system for women in Lebanon.

 

The study should include:

 

–    Answers to the following questions: Why quota system is necessary to enhance women participation in political sphere? Why do we need the quota system for women in political system in Lebanon? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the quota system for women in politics in Lebanon? What is the appropriate quota system for women in Lebanon?

–    Identification of messages forthe civil society to advocatewith regard to  the quota system for women in politics.

–    Identification of a coordination mechanism among  the civil society organisations to carry out an  advocacy campaign on quota system for women in politics in Lebanon.

 

 

Methodology
 

The Expert will apply the following methodology to carry out the study:

 

1.        Review the literature related to the quota system for women in Lebanon, including but not limited to the studies conducted on women participation in the last municipalities elections (May 2016).

2.        Organise consultation meetings with CSOs and other stakeholders working on advocating for the quota system to enhance the role of women in Lebanon in the political sphere.

3.        Hold meetings with members of the parliamentarian committees responsible for reviewing the electoral law to enhance women participation in political sphere.

4.        Design advocacy messages that foster the advocacy campaign which will be conducted by the civil society organisations on the quota system for women in politics and identify the coordination mechanism among  civil society organisations to carry out the advocacy campaign on the quota system for women in Lebanon.

5.        Design and discuss aformat for the study with the GEEWL Team Leader and the NCLW.

6.        Share and discuss the findings of the advocacy messages with a group of experts’ specialists of quotas system for women in Lebanon (identified by the GEEWL and the NCLW).

7.        Organise a workshop with the CSOs to discuss and validate the advocacy messages proposed inthe study.

8.        Elaboratea study on anadvocacy campaign with recommendations related to the importance of the quota system for women in politics, messages that the civil society could carry out and a mechanism of coordination of the civil society.

 

Outputs Requested
1.        A detailed work plan of the mission to be agreed with theTeam Leader of the GEEWL and the NCLW.

2.        Produce a detailed advocacy campaign study of maximum 25 pages.

 

Timeline
The assignment is expected to take place in the period September 2016 (20 working days) as per the below timeline:
Action
Days
1.        Literature review (3days)
3 days: day 1,2,3.
2.        Meetings with the organisations involved in the field of women in politics(3 days)
3 days: 4, 5, 6.
3.        Presentation of the study results with a group of experts (1 day)
1 day: 7.
4.        Organisation and facilitation of a workshop targeting the civil society (1.5 days)
1.5 day: 8.5.
5.        Study writing (11 days)
11 days: 9.5, 10.5, 11.5, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5, 15.5, 16.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5.
6.        Presentations of the study to the NCLW (0.5 day)
0.5 day:20.

 

 

Contents of the Assignment
Project Work Plan – Component 2:
Activity 2.2: Create effective networking
Qualifications and Skills requested for the position
1.        Master’s Degree in gender studies fields, law and political sciencesorsocial studies.
2.        Excellent written communication skills in English.
3.        Excellent and effective communication skills.
4.        Knowledge of Arabic is a requirement.
General experience
1.        Minimum of 8years work experience in advocacy and lobbying in gender issues.
2.        Minimum of 3 years of experience in conducting studies on advocacy related issues.
3.        At least 3 years’ experience in advocacy in women participation in political sphere.
Specific experience
1.        Minimum of one work experience on electoral laws and quota system.

 

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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR NON-KEYEXPERTSASSIGNMENT

Project:            “GENDER EQUITY AND EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN LEBANON”

Location:         Beirut, Lebanon (NCLW offices in Hazmeih)

Expert: To Be Selected

Position:          Senior Non KeyExpert – Gender indicators

Period: May –June 2016

Mandatory/days:        25 working days

 

TEAM AND REPORTING LINES

Project Director:         Mario Costariol           costariol@eurecna.it

Team Leader:  Maggy Grabundzija    maggy.grabundzija@geewl.eu

Project Manager:        Diana Casallas            casallas@eurecna.it

EU Task Manager:      RoulaAbbas

The expert will report to: Maggy Grabundzija

 

BACKGROUND

The EU funded project on Gender Equity and Empowerment of Women in Lebanon aims to improve mainstreaming of the gender dimension at policy and sector levels in Lebanon by strengthening the National Commission of Lebanese Women’s internal governance towards effective fulfilment of its mandate, to create effective coordination and networking mechanisms with State and non-State actors and to improve media outreach and advocacy.

The mission aims at improving the set of gender indicators aimed at better monitoring and measuring trends related to gender equality in Lebanon. The project will facilitate the collaboration of NCLW with ESCWA and the Statistical Bureau in developing a national framework for developing national gender statistics related to MDGs and UN minimum set of gender indicators. The framework is a matrix of detailed gender disaggregated data that are available but some of it are not counted and not made available. The expert should make sure that this framework gives accurate, up-to-date picture about gender gaps in specific domains such as poverty, economy, education and literacy, health, decision-making and political participation, and violence against women.

The national framework includes collectedand published quantitative and qualitative gender disaggregated data, their sources, dates, availability, and their updatingthat are used as gender sensitive indicators to show the macro picture of the situation of women compared to men in agreed upon domains by all countries. The national framework will be used by NCLW in providing all clients (ministries, NGOs, universities) with these gender disaggregated indicators to assist them in their work and research.

CONTENTS OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Project Work Plan – Component II: Create effective coordination and networking mechanisms with state and non-state actors

Activity 2.1: Strengthening the capacity of the NCLW’s to coordinate national data collection for monitoring government policies and commitments to gender equity

The project will help NCLW in facilitating the compilation of a framework on minimum set of gender indicators that will help in monitoring the progress in gender equality and the collection of gender-disaggregated data and its updating. The choice of these internationally recognized indicators should address key policy concerns as identified in the Beijing Platform for Action and other important international commitments such as the Millennium Development Goals.  The indicators will facilitate measuring trends and also comparisons among the different countries. The framework will cover gender disaggregated statistics on poverty, economy, education and literacy, health, decision-making and political participation and violence against women.

 

SCOPE OF THE WORK

 

The appointed expert will be required to undertake the following tasks:

  1. A detailed work plan of the STE discussed and approved by team leader and NCLW
  2. Map gender indicators and segregated data in Lebanon in the domains of women’s economic activities and access to resources, education, health, public life and decision-making, human rights of women including violence against women and gender based violence and identify gaps in gender indicators and data collections in (Activity 2.1):
  3. Undertaking a desk research on availability of sex-disaggregated data (surveys, census, administrative records, etc.)
  4. Conducting interviews with main stakeholders working in data collections and gender indicators such as the Central Administration for Statistics (CAS), the different ministries, in addition to the UNESCWA and other UN agencies
  5. Complete the national framework of gender statistics and indicators including the UN minimum set of gender indicators. Activity 2.1
  6. Suggest system of unification of gender indicators for updating the UN Gender Index indicators in Lebanon including determining the gender indicators in need of improvement in terms of data collection/classification, the frequency of data update for each indicator and sub-indicators. Each indicator will depend on different sources and therefore the updating of all indicators has to be synchronized. The plan will suggest when the majority of indicators will be updated and identify a coordination mechanism on sharing gender data and indicators with the main stakeholders Activity 2.1
  7. Prepare and deliver a training workshop for NCLW and GFP and NGOs(2 days) on gender sensitive indicators and their regular updating–

 

METHODOLOGY

The Expert will apply the following methodology:

  1. Collection from secondary sources and analysis of national data and statistics – gap identification.
  2. Organise at least 3 meetings with ESCWA statistical department and other UN agencies, the Central Administration for Statistics (CAS) of Lebanon
  3. Prepare a schedule of meetings with relevant ministries, universities and NGOs working on gender related statistics
  4. Prepare curriculum for training on gender sensitive indicators
  5. Provide one training workshop to NCLW and GFPs and NGOs (20 trainees) on gender sensitive indicators and their updating

 

 

OUTPUTS REQUESTED

  1. Detailed work plan for the Mission to be approved by Team Leader and NCLW.
  2. An analytical report on available and missing sex disaggregated data in Lebanon with regard to poverty, economy, education, health, decision-making and political participation and violence against women, that will be used in the National statistical framework
  3. Compile gender sensitive statistics on indicators in the national statistical framework  which is a large matrix that includes collected  gender disaggregated data, their sources, dates, availability, and their updating that are used  to show the macro picture of the situation of women compared to men in Lebanon in economic, political, education, health and human rights (violence) domains.
  4. A report on updating the UN minimum set of gender indicators.
  5. 2/day training workshop for NCLW staff, NGOs and gender focal points (20 trainees) on gender sensitive indicators
  6. Suggest a mechanism of coordination for gender indicators and data
  7. Mission report and presentation to NCLW.

 

TIMELINE

The assignment is expected to take place in the period between May – June 2016 (25 working days) as per the below timeline:

Action  Days

  1. Analytical Report on available national sex disaggregated data (10 working days) 10 days: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.
  2. National gender disaggregated statistical framework and updated UN minimum set of gender indicators with an updating plan(11 days) 11days: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,18, 19, 20, 21
  3. Preparation of curriculum and delivery of training on gender sensitive indicators and their updating (3 days)
  4. Mission report and presentation to NCLW (1 day) 3 days:  22, 23, 24

1 day: 25

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLSREQUESTED FOR THE POSITION

  1. Minimum Master’s degree in statistics, economics or related field
  2. Strong statistical and IT skills
  3. Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic(spoken and written)
  4. Knowledge of French is an asset

GENERAL EXPERIENCE

  1. Minimum of 10 years work experience in the field of statistics and indicators
  2. Minimum of 2 years work experience in statistical packages software
  3. At least3 years of experience in the field of gender statistics or indicators

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE

  1. Minimum of ten years work experience in the field of statistics and indicators
  2. Minimum of 2 years work experience in the field of sex disaggregated statistics and gender indicators.
  3. Excellent writing skills in English.
  4. Previous work experience with the Lebanese Statistical Bureau.

 

SPECIFICEXPERIENCE

  1. Three years’ experience in delivering training related to gender sensitive statistics or indicators
  2. A minimum of five years work experience in developing surveys and questionnaires designs
  3. Work experience of two years in Lebanon in a gender and development related field is an asset

To apply kindly send an email to Project Manager:  Diana Casallas            casallas@eurecna.it

 

Good luck Rita Chemaly

 

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1- Researcher for Gulf Team:

The Middle East and North Africa Programme at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International is seeking to appoint a dynamic, team oriented person to the role of Iraq Researcher in the Gulf team.

“ABOUT THE JOB:
As a research-based campaigning organization, investigating and documenting human rights issues is fundamental to our advocacy and lobbying work. Our Gulf team requires a researcher to take the lead in initiating human rights research and action by providing regional and thematic expertise, excellent research skills and sound political judgement. A campaign oriented approach to your work is essential. You will be required to conduct and co-ordinate research activities, monitor, investigate and analyse political, legal and social developments and human rights conditions, give authoritative advice on these areas and prepare human rights action materials.

ABOUT YOU:
With experience of working on human rights issues, you must have specialist knowledge and preferably first hand experience of the Gulf region in particular Iraq and an understanding and awareness of the cultures of the Gulf region. You’ll have a background in activism, academia, law or journalism with the ability to identify and thoroughly investigate those issues and ensure our voice has authority. You will need proven research and communication skills, impartial political judgement, coupled with strong strategic thought. Fluency in English, including excellent writing skills, is essential, as is the ability to speak and read Arabic fluently. ”

here is the source for the opening : https://careers.amnesty.org/vacancy/researcher—gulf-team-1332/1358/description/ 

Here are more details appearing on the page about this specific opening

  • Closing Date: 17 January 2016
  • Directorate: Research
  • Location: London
  • Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Working Hours: 35
  • Salary: £43,200

to download the full TOR of the researcher job file:Researcher – Gulf Team amnesty international

2- Gender sexuality and identity – PROGRAMME DIRECTOR (1371)

“Whatever a person’s gender, sexuality, race, religion or any other identity tag, no-one should be discriminated against on the basis of who they are. No one should have their rights violated because of their identity, or because they defend the human rights of others. That’s why we’re committed to ending human rights abuses on the basis of identity, and ending the prejudice and discrimination that fuel such abuses. It’s pioneering work – and it’ll be down to you to lead the way. 

About the role
In this highly influential role, you’ll shape and develop our strategies, policies, research and advocacy on gender, sexual orientation and other forms of identity-based discrimination – making us the recognised authority on human rights abuses grounded in such discrimination. Doing this successfully means working with people across Amnesty International (AI), strengthening our research methodologies and managing a team of dedicated staff as they advise us on how to how to research, advocate and campaign on equal rights. It will involve raising awareness, enabling staff to play their roles and generating external debate. As well as writing incisive analyses, reports and briefings, you’ll represent AI to the media and to policy makers. You’ll also manage a significant budget and develop a coherent and effective operational plan. More than that, you’ll keep up to date with emerging political, academic and human rights trends to better support those who are standing up to perpetrators of human rights violations throughout the world. Even more importantly, you will yourself be an important thought leader or entrepreneur in this area of work.

About you
An experienced human rights leader, you’ll have an impressive record of researching for advocacy and carrying out intersectional analyses of discrimination in relation to human rights. You’ll have a proven record of work and scholarship in identity-based discrimination. You’ll need specialist knowledge of international human rights and humanitarian law and a proven ability to inspire and motivate those around you. With practiced relationship-building and strategic planning abilities, you’ll be adept at successfully managing people and resources. You’ll also have shown your ability to write for a variety of publications and have the credibility, communication skills and political judgement to represent AI externally. A strong team player, you’ll be committed to working collaboratively and be passionate about ending identity-based human rights violations.”

here is the source of the opening: https://careers.amnesty.org/vacancy/gender-sexuality-and-identity—programme-director-1371/1397/description/

3 – finally a post that is for the BEIRUT Office: Regional Director  MENA: (1388)

“THE CONTEXT

Amnesty International has embarked on a global transition programme to ensure a more impactful and truly global presence for the movement. A movement that acts with greater legitimacy, speed, capacity and relevance as we stand alongside those whose rights are violated. We are adapting to a changing world by building on Amnesty International’s 50+ years of ground-breaking achievements for justice and freedom. We believe that by deepening our work in new global offices, including in the global South, we will be even more in line with our mission and core values. Our activists and staff around the world will have increased direct and indirect contact with defenders, partners and human rights violations in different parts of the world with our IS staff “closer to the ground”. As we build significant membership in the South, we will see international solidarity and democratic decision-making in full bloom.

In the past two years we have opened Regional Offices in Dakar, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Hong Kong and Mexico City – and now we are expanding our presence further. Over the next year we will establish new operations in Bangkok, Tunis, Beirut with other locations to come.

ABOUT THE BEIRUT REGIONAL DIRECTOR ROLE
Our Beirut office will tackle a host of diverse human rights issues in the region. As Regional Director and leader of our presence in the region, we will look to you to develop and adapt our global strategies within the region. You will lead a multifunctional team to develop and deliver effective research, campaigns, communications, growth and fundraising plans. So you will need to create a culture of collaboration and integration as you establish the office, support your staff and take accountability for managing resources and increasing the impact of our work. At the same time, you will be guaranteeing that your team retain all that is distinctive about Amnesty including our values & beliefs, our global identity, coherence and consistency, our independence and impartiality and the centrality of the individual.

ABOUT YOU
A politically astute, experienced, inspirational and resilient leader, you will bring your expert knowledge and experience as a leader capable of influencing the direction of Amnesty International’s impact within the region. You will have a sound knowledge of regional political and social contexts that comes from living and working in the region; with knowledge of international human rights law and regional human rights frameworks you will have a balance with your awareness of membership and constituency building, fundraising and media visibility within the region. You’ll be a strategic thinker who can create plans, manage staff directly and in a global matrix, allocate resources and maintain a strong network of government, NGO and media contacts. So you’ll have the communication, presentation and advocacy skills needed to represent AI to a variety of audiences, along with the credibility to influence them and effect positive change.

ABOUT US
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere. We can only do this because of the generous donations from millions of people around the world.

FREEDOM, JUSTICE, EQUALITY – LET’S GET TO WORK.

LE CONTEXTE

Amnesty International s’est engagée dans un programme mondial de transition, afin d’assurer une présence plus efficace et véritablement mondiale du mouvement. Un mouvement qui a renforcé sa légitimité, sa rapidité, sa capacité et la pertinence de ses actions auprès des victimes de violations des droits humains. Amnesty International s’adapte à un monde en évolution en s’appuyant sur plus de 50 ans d’avancées majeures en faveur de la justice et de la liberté. Nous sommes convaincus qu’en accentuant notre travail dans de nouveaux bureaux à travers le monde, notamment dans les pays du Sud mondial, nous serons encore davantage en accord avec notre mission et nos valeurs fondamentales. Partout dans le monde, avec un personnel du SI « plus près de terrain », nos militants et les membres de nos équipes auront davantage de contacts directs et indirects avec les défenseurs des droits humains, avec nos partenaires et avec les personnes qui ont été victimes d’atteintes à leurs droits fondamentaux. En recrutant dans les pays du Sud un nombre significatif de membres, nous verrons s’épanouir la solidarité internationale et les processus décisionnels démocratiques.

Lors des deux dernières années, nous avons ouvert des bureaux régionaux à Dakar, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Hong Kong et Mexico – et nous continuons d’étendre notre présence. Au cours des prochaines années, nous mènerons de nouvelles actions à Bangkok, Tunis, Beyrouth et dans d’autres endroits à venir.

RÔLEDU DIRECTEUR RÉGIONAL DE BEYROUTH
Notre bureau de Beyrouth se focalisera sur de nombreuses questions liées aux droits humains dans la région. En tant que directeur ou directrice régional-e et responsable de notre mouvement dans la région, nous compterons sur vous pour développer et adapter nos stratégies mondiales dans la région. Vous dirigerez une équipe multidisciplinaire dans le but d’élaborer et de réaliser des travaux de recherche efficaces, des campagnes, des communications ainsi que des plans de croissance et de collecte de fonds. Lors de la mise en place du bureau, vous devrez donc développer une culture de collaboration et d’intégration, et soutenir votre équipe. Vous serez responsable de la gestion des ressources et de la maximisation de notre impact. Dans le même temps, vous veillerez à ce que votre équipe ne perde pas de vue les caractéristiques propres d’Amnesty, notamment nos valeurs et nos convictions, notre identité mondiale, notre cohérence et notre constance, notre indépendance, notre impartialité et le caractère central que nous conférons à l’individu.

VOTRE PROFIL
Avec l’intelligence politique qui est la vôtre, avec votre expérience, votre caractère mobilisateur et votre résistance, vous tirerez profit de votre expertise et de vos compétences à la tête d’une équipe pour accroître l’impact d’Amnesty International dans la région. Vous disposez d’une solide connaissance du contexte politique et social de la région, acquise en vivant et en travaillant sur place. Vous êtes au fait du droit international en matière de droits humains et des cadres régionaux relatifs aux droits humains. Vous faites également preuve de connaissances en matière de recrutement de membres, de recherche de soutiens, de collecte de fonds et de visibilité médiatique dans la région. Vous avez des capacités de réflexion stratégique et êtes capable d’élaborer des plans, de gérer une équipe tant directement que dans le cadre d’une structure mondiale, de répartir des ressources et d’entretenir un solide réseau de contacts au sein du gouvernement, d’ONG et des médias. Vous disposez donc des compétences nécessaires en matière de communication, de présentation et de travail de pression pour représenter Amnesty International auprès de publics variés. Vous jouissez également de la crédibilité suffisante pour avoir une influence sur ces publics et les orienter vers un changement positif.

À PROPOS DE NOUS
Amnesty International est un mouvement mondial réunissant plus de sept millions de personnes qui agissent pour que les droits fondamentaux de chaque individu soient respectés. Nous touchons presque tous les pays du monde et nous comptons : 

  • plus de 2 millions de membres et sympathisants qui font avancer notre lutte en faveur des droits
  • plus de 5 millions de militants qui renforcent nos appels à la justice

Notre objectif est simple : mettre fin aux violations des droits humains. Indépendante, internationale et influente, notre organisation se bat pour la justice, l’équité, la liberté et la vérité partout où elles sont bafouées. Que nous nous engagions en menant d’importantes recherches, par un travail de pression directe, en organisant des manifestations de masse ou des campagnes en ligne, nous sommes tous poussés par l’espoir d’un monde meilleur. Un monde où les droits humains seraient respectés et protégés par tous et partout. Notre travail n’est rendu possible que par les dons généreux de millions de personnes dans le monde.

LIBERTÉ, JUSTICE, ÉGALITÉ – METTONS-NOUS AU TRAVAIL.

 

 

شرعت منظمة العفو الدولية في تنفيذ برنامج انتقالي عالمي يهدف إلى ضمان أن تصبح المنظمة حركة ذات حضور عالمي حقيقي وأكثر تأثيراً، حركة تعمل بمشروعية وسرعة وقدرة أكبر وأكثر ملاءمة للواقع، وهي تقف إلى جانب الذين تُنتهك حقوقهم. إننا نتكيف مع عالم متغير عن طريق البناء على المنجزات المبتكرة التي حققتها منظمة العفو الدولية على مدى 50 عاماً ونيِّف من أجل العدالة والحرية. ونعتقد أننا بتعميق عملنا في مكاتب عالمية جديدة، بما فيها بلدان الجنوب، سنكون أكثر اتساقاً مع رسالتنا وقيمنا الأساسية. وسيكون نشطاء المنظمة وموظفوها حول العالم على صلة مباشرة وغير مباشرة، وعلى نحو متزايد، مع المدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان والشركاء وضحايا انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان في مختلف بلدان العالم، وسيكون موظفونا في الأمانة الدولية “أكثر قرباً من الميدان”. ومع بناء عضوية كبيرة في بلدان الجنوب، سنشهد ازدهاراً كاملاً للتضامن الأممي وصنع القرار الديمقراطي

وقد أنشأنا في السنتين الماضيتين مكاتب إقليمية في كل من داكار ونيروبي وجوهانسبرغ وهونغ كونغ ومدينة المكسيك- ونحن نقوم الآن بتوسيع حضورنا العالمي أكثر فأكثر. وخلال السنتين القادمتين سنقوم بإنشاء مواقع عمل جديدة في بانكوك وتونس وبيروت، مع مواقع أخرى في المستقبل.

ما يتعلق بدور المدير الإقليمي في بيروت

سوف يتعامل مكتبنا في بيروت مع طائفة متنوعة من قضايا حقوق الإنسان في المنطقة. ونحن نتوقع منك، كمدير إقليمي وكقائد لعملية تواجد المنظمة في المنطقة، أن تقوم بتطوير وتكييف استراتيجياتنا العالمية في المنطقة؛ وأن تتولى قيادة فريق متعدد الوظائف يضطلع بوضع وتنفيذ الخطط الخاصة بالبحوث والحملات والاتصالات والنمو وجمع الأموال. ولذا ينبغي أن تعمل على خلق ثقافة تعاون وتكامل أثناء تأسيس المكتب، ودعم موظفي المكتب، وتحمُّل المسؤولية عن إدارة الموارد، وزيادة تأثير عملنا. وفي الوقت نفسه، ينبغي ضمان أن يحافظ فريقك على كل ما هو مميَّز لدى منظمة العفو الدولية، بما في ذلك قيمها ومعتقداتها وهويتها العالمية وتماسكها واتساقها واستقلالها وحيدتها ومركزية الفرد بالنسبة لها.

ما يتعلق بك

إننا نتوقع منك، كقائد يتسم بالحصافة السياسية والخبرة والإلهام والمثابرة، أن تحمل معك معارفك وخبراتك وتجاربك كقائد قادر على توجيه تأثير منظمة العفو الدولية في المنطقة؛ وأن تتمتع بمعرفة رصينة بالأوضاع السياسية والاجتماعية الإقليمية المستمدة من العيش والعمل في المنطقة. وبتمتعك بمعرفة القانون الدولي لحقوق الإنسان والأطر الإقليمية لحقوق الإنسان، يمكنك خلق توازن مع وعيك ببناء العضوية وقواعد المؤازرين وجمع الأموال والحضور المرئي في وسائل الإعلام. والمطلوب أن تكون مفكراً استراتيجياً قادراً على وضع الخطط، وإدارة الموظفين بشكل مباشر، وضمن منظومة عالمية، وتخصيص الموارد، والاحتفاظ بشبكة قوية من الصِلات مع الحكومات والمنظمات غير الحكومية ووسائل الإعلام. وعليه ينبغي التمتع بمهارات الاتصال والتقديم والعمل الدعوي الضرورية لتمثيل منظمة العفو الدولية أمام جمهور متنوع، إلى جانب التحلي بالصدقية اللازمة للتأثير عليهم وإحداث تغيير إيجابي.

 

ما يتعلق بنا/ من نحن 

منظمة العفو الدولية حركة عالمية تضم ما يزيد على 7 ملايين عضو ومؤازر وناشط يناضلون من أجل عالم يتمتع فيه جميع البشر بجميع حقوق الإنسان. وتصل المنظمة إلى كل بلد من بلدان العالم تقريبا، وتتألف من:

  • أكثر من 2 مليون عضو ومؤازر يقومون بدفع نضالنا من أجل الحقوق إلى لأمام،
  • أكثر من 5 ملايين ناشط يعززون دعواتنا من أجل تحقيق العدالة.

وهدفنا بسيط: وضع حد لانتهاكات حقوق الإنسان. وبصفتها منظمة مستقلة ودولية ومؤثرة، فإنها تناضل من أجل العدالة والمساواة والحرية والحقيقة حيثما يجري الحرمان منها. وسواءً كنا نمارس ضغوطاً من خلال البحوث القوية أو كسب التأييد، بواسطة المظاهرات الجماهيرية أو الحملات عبر الانترنت، فإننا جميعاً يحدونا الأمل في عالم أفضل، عالم تحظى فيه حقوق الإنسان بالاحترام والحماية من قبل كل شخص في كل مكان. ولا يمكننا أن نفعل ذلك بدون التبرعات السخية لملايين الأشخاص من سائر أنحاء العالم.

حرية، عدالة، مساواة- هيَّا إلى العمل.

there is no salary salary scale for this post 😦 here r the details they give :

  • Closing Date: 17 January 2016
  • Directorate: Regional Offices and Global Operations
  • Location: Beirut
  • Type: Permanent
  • Working Hours: 35

good luck for all!!

Rita Chemaly

 https://careers.amnesty.org/vacancy/regional-director—mena—

beirut-office-1388/1414/description/Here is the source:

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

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Below are 2 faculty positions in CEU. The university is greatly located in Budapest, (I have visited it, and I still have this great impression). the 2 positions are open and both are full time positions.

Good Luck! Rita Chemaly

Open Rank Faculty Position, New Media & Global Communications

Level: Open Rank
Position for: Faculty
Full-time

Application deadline: Review will begin on September 28, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Full Or Part Time: Full-time

Description

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University in Budapest was launched in 2011 and is dedicated to making public policy not just innovative but revolutionary.

Central European University is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.

SPP invites applications for an open rank faculty position in New Media and Global Communications. Facilitated by changing technologies, new forms of media have engendered new interdependencies of electronic media, transitions in the information society, and continuing convergence across information, communication and technology sectors. Preparing future leaders from civil society, government, and business requires a new pedagogical approach, instilling in SPP graduates the ability to navigate multiple disciplinary, technological and geographical terrains. With this position, SPP is looking for an individual who can bring together global perspectives on new technologies, media institutions and governance questions, as well as the changing nature of transnational communication and information flows in open societies.

This faculty member will make an important contribution to developing the media studies portfolio within the School, teach graduate courses, develop innovative educational programs that emphasize bridging theory and practice, and engage with scholars and practitioners. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in both academic and other venues. This faculty member would be among a community of researchers at the Center for Media, Data and Society at SPP.

The ideal candidate will:

• Have a Ph.D. and / or post graduate qualification in communication, media studies, political science, sociology, policy studies, law, or a related field;

• Have a strong record of academic publication and / or equivalent professional portfolio;

• Provide evidence of work that bridges theory and practice;

• Contribute with distinction to one or more of the following curricular areas: Technology and Society; Transnational Communication and Global Media; Social and Digital Media; Fundamental Communication Rights; Information and Knowledge Economies; Internet Governance; Civic Media; Media, Information and Communication Policy; Comparative Media Institutions; or Media Development, among others;

• Contribute to strengthening the intellectual and professional development of media and communication studies at SPP;

• Exhibit excellence and passion for teaching at the graduate level and capacity to teach components of the core curriculum;

• Demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship contributing to the development and sustainability of open societies.

We encourage applications from candidates who are willing to make a long-term commitment to living and working in Budapest.

Compensation

An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience. Central European University offers an attractive benefits package.

About Central European University

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in graduate education in the social sciences, humanities, public policy, law, and business. It is located in Budapest, Hungary, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. The language of instruction is English. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement in order to contribute to the development of open societies around the world. CEU offers both masters and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,500 students from over 100 nations. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, in addition to a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.

The normal teaching load at CEU is 12 taught credits (where one credit equals 50 minutes of classroom contact over a 12-week academic term) per academic year, plus student supervision.

About the School of Public Policy

In the words of its founder, George Soros, SPP aspires to become a “new kind of global institution dealing with global problems.” In its degree and non-degree programs, SPP aims to create an educational experience that involves not only the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also the cultivation of a mindset that emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural awareness, and a commitment to the public good. SPP’s programs attract exceptional students from across the globe who seek a transformational experience to prepare for a career as change-makers in the public, civil society, and private sectors. Building on Central European University’s rich tradition of promoting diversity and open societies, SPP cultivates a rigorous interdisciplinary environment and strives to become a dynamic laboratory of ideas.

How to apply:
Letters of application should systematically address the above selection criteria. The application package should consist of a single PDF file with (1) an application letter (not exceeding 1,200 words) which indicates the name and rank of the position to which you are applying, (2) CV, (3) the contact information of three references, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) up to two academic writing samples (one can be co-authored) and two sample syllabi may be attached as separate PDF files. Finalists will participate in both on-line and in-person job interviews, and will be subject to pre-employment checks prior to any appointment. Informal inquiries may be addressed to Dean Wolfgang Reinicke at spp@spp.ceu.edu. Please send your complete application package to job@ceu.edu and include the job code 2015/051 in the subject line. CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

Open Rank Faculty Position, Journalism and Media Studies (Global South)

Level: Open Rank
Position for: Faculty
Full-time

Application deadline: Review will begin on September 28, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Full Or Part Time: Full-time

Description

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Central European University in Budapest was launched in 2011 and is dedicated to making public policy not just innovative but revolutionary.

Central European University is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.

SPP has an exciting opportunity for a media specialist to join the School, to actively contribute to the shaping of SPP’s teaching and research agenda and to the School’s mission of combining academic knowledge with applied learning and practice. This position is full time and open to all ranks. We particularly encourage applications from candidates working on Global South / Non Western media, with a focus on the intersection of media, politics and diplomacy, and who have the professional skills to empower students to communicate their ideas through interaction with real-world media.

This faculty member will make an important contribution to developing the media studies portfolio within the School, teach graduate courses, develop innovative educational programs that emphasize bridging theory and practice, engage with scholars and practitioners. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in both academic and other venues.

The ideal candidates will:

• Have a Ph.D. and / or post graduate qualification in communication, media studies, political science, sociology, policy studies, law, or a related field;

• Have a strong record of academic publication and / or equivalent professional portfolio;

• Provide evidence of work that bridges theory and practice;

• Have transferable experience in journalism, production, broadcast, branding or related areas; focus on Global South / Non Western media, and the intersection of media, politics and diplomacy is preferred. The candidate will contribute innovative ideas for media courses within the interdisciplinary context of the School’s curricula, for example in relation to public policy, globalization and diplomacy;

• Contribute to strengthening the intellectual and professional development of media and communication studies at SPP;

• Exhibit excellence and passion for teaching at the graduate level and capacity to teach components of the core curriculum;

• Demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship contributing to the development and sustainability of open societies.

We encourage applications from candidates who are willing to make a long-term commitment to living and working in Budapest.

Compensation

An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience. Central European University offers an attractive benefits package.

About Central European University

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in graduate education in the social sciences, humanities, public policy, law, and business. It is located in Budapest, Hungary, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. The language of instruction is English. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement in order to contribute to the development of open societies around the world. CEU offers both master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,500 students from over 100 nations. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, in addition to a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.

The normal teaching load at CEU is 12 taught credits (where one credit equals 50 minutes of classroom contact over a 12-week academic term) per academic year, plus student supervision.

About the School of Public Policy

In the words of its founder, George Soros, SPP aspires to become a “new kind of global institution dealing with global problems.” In its degree and non-degree programs, SPP aims to create an educational experience that involves not only the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also the cultivation of a mindset that emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural awareness, and a commitment to the public good. SPP’s programs attract exceptional students from across the globe who seek a transformational experience to prepare for a career as change-makers in the public, civil society, and private sectors. Building on Central European University’s rich tradition of promoting diversity and open societies, SPP cultivates a rigorous interdisciplinary environment and strives to become a dynamic laboratory of ideas.

How to apply:
Letters of application should systematically address the above selection criteria. The application package should consist of a single PDF file with (1) an application letter (not exceeding 1,200 words) which indicates the name and rank of the position to which you are applying, (2) CV, (3) the contact information of three references, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) up to two academic writing samples (one can be co-authored) and two sample syllabi may be attached as separate PDF files. Finalists will participate in both on-line and in-person job interviews, and will be subject to pre-employment checks prior to any appointment. Informal inquiries may be addressed to Dean Wolfgang Reinicke at spp@spp.ceu.edu. Please send your complete application package to applications@ceu.edu and include the job code 2015/050 in the subject line. CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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Deputy Project Manager
Deadline for applications: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Contract:

Location: Beirut
Working area:
JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Announcement

Position:         Deputy project manager (full-time)

Start Date:      July 1st, 2015

Duration:        1 year (with possible extension)

A deputy project manager with excellent organizational skills, basic research experience and a core interest in working on gender and sexuality (focus on sexual and reproductive health), is sought for a new 2 year-long funded project.

What is the A project?

The A project is a Beirut-based organization seeking agency, alternatives and autonomy in sexuality, sexual health, and gender. The project looks to address people living in Lebanon, young and not so young, through various programs. The project aims to work on sexuality, while looking at but not limiting the discussion to disease-prevention and violence, but also through a political, critical, yet affirmative and sex-positive framework.

Main Duties

 

This is an excellent opportunity for an energetic and flexible individual. Applicants will need great interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds and community organizations.

Applicants need not be experts in sexuality, gender, and/or health but preference goes to those who have experience in these domains. The position requires a range of skills and responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Logistical set up and contribution to workshops/ trainings
  • Meeting with migrant workers and refugee community leaders
  • Familiarize themselves thoroughly with the work that has been commissioned
  • Collecting and analyzing qualitative data
  • Prepare clear, concise and accurate reports
  • Coordinating with national, regional, and other global-south networks and allies
  • Documentation of project activities
  • Running a sexuality support-line and liaising with support-line volunteers
  • Plan work in such a way to achieve specific objectives

Ideally candidates must have

  • Either an MPH or MA degree in a social science discipline, or a bachelors degree and work experience; applicants with a healthcare background are also encouraged to apply
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice issues
  • Good analytical, quantitative, and qualitative research skills
  • High level of independence and decision-making
  • An interest in working within the field of sexuality and gender
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English (spoken and written)
  • Willingness to learn new skills and work under pressure at times
  • Basic knowledge of windows office (excel, ppt, & word) and social media platforms.
  • Ability to work well with other organizations
  • Very good representational and presentational skills
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills
  • Skills of innovation and lateral thinking and being able to find new and imaginative ways of doing things
  • An ability to prioritize and manage time effectively
  • While it’s not required, please mention if experienced in photoshop, and/or blogging.
  • Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines;
  • Strong skills working in teams and across many types of organizations – collaborator; problem solver; relationship-builder; and strong inter-personal skills

Circumstances

  • Work hours are flexible with possibility of working in evening/week-end for trainings (for which time off in lieu will be given)
  • Field visits take place in different parts of Lebanon
  • Priority will be given to women and gender non-conforming persons

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Please rate your level of comfort addressing, discussing, and working with individuals who relate to the below topics.

  

This position doesn’t require knowledge on all the below topics, this is only to gauge comfort levels.

– Include the below table at the end of your cover letter.

– Mention in your cover letter whether you have worked in any of the below fields or have specific discomforts regarding any of them.

Very comfortable

1

Comfortable

2

Undecided

3

Uncomfortable

4

Very Uncomfortable

5

Premarital sex
Sexual violence
STIs and HIV
People living with HIV
Unwanted pregnancy
Abortion, early term
Abortion, later term
Sexual orientation
Transpersons
Sex work & Sex workers
Sexual pleasure
Contraception
Sex with multiple partners

 

If you fulfill the criteria and are interested please send a cover letter, CV, and the name and contact information of one reference to mashroualef@gmail.com with the subject heading: Deputy Project Manager

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Communications and media consultant
Deadline for applications: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Contract:

Location: Beirut
Working area:
JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Announcement

Position:         Communications and media consultant (part-time)

Start Date:      July 1st, 2015

Duration:        8 months

A communications and media consultant with creative edge and a core interest in working on gender and sexuality (focus on sexual and reproductive health), is sought for a part time position.

What is the A project?

The A project is a Beirut-based organization seeking agency, alternatives and autonomy in sexuality, sexual health, and gender. The project looks to address people living in Lebanon, young and not so young, through various programs. The project aims to work on sexuality, while looking at but not limiting the discussion to disease-prevention and violence, but also through a political, critical, yet affirmative and sex-positive framework.

Main Duties

 

This is an excellent opportunity for an energetic and dynamic individual. Applicants will need great interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds and community organizations.

Applicants need not be experts in sexuality, gender, and/or health but preference goes to those who have experience in these domains. The position requires a range of skills and responsibilities, including but not limited to:

Main Duties

  • Develop communication strategies for offline and online channels (website articles, feature stories, blogs, infographics, interviews, annual report, brochures; videos/ animations are a plus).
  • Produce and design, or give suggestions on the design of attractive brochures, pamphlets, and other publicity tools that are in line with theAproject’s politics.
  • Produce relevant, creative, and engaging communication material for various online channels in English and Arabic.
  • Launch and manage social media platforms (Twitter/Facebook):
  1. Develop a communication strategy for each platform;
  2. Prepare the contents (video and image production);
  3. Community management and monitoring.
  • Assist with other communication tasks, as needed.

Criteria

  • A degree in communications, marketing, media and public relations, journalism, or other related fields.
  • Demonstrated interest in human rights and social justice issues
  • Knowledge in providing communication support for non-governmental organizations
  • Ability to use social media tools and blogging for advocacy.
  • Excellent writing, editing, interpersonal, and oral communication skills (in English and Arabic).
  • Knowledge and prior use of Microsoft Office, photoshop, and illustrator.
  • Basic research and analytic skills
  • Result driven, able to meet targets and deadlines
  • Capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback
  • Self-starter and organized
  • Able to multitask and balance multiple responsibilities
  • An interest in working within the field of sexuality and gender
  • Professional blogging experience a plus
  • Experience in communication consulting a plus

Circumstances

  • Part time: 10 days per month for a period of 8 months
  • Priority will be given to women and gender non-conforming persons

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Please state if you have worked on or have any specific discomforts in working on any of the following topics: premarital sex, sexual violence, STIs and HIV, people living with HIV, unwanted pregnancies, abortion, sexual orientation, transgenderism, sex work, sexual pleasure, or contraception.

This position doesn’t require knowledge on the above topics.

If qualified and interested please send a cover letter, CV, and the name and contact information of one reference tomashroualef@gmail.com with the subject heading: Media Consultant

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For those interested here is the TOR posted by UNFPA for the development of facilitator’s modules  on stigma and discrimination against PLHIV and preventing/responding to GBV.

Rita.

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TOR  – Development of Facilitator’s Modules for Two Thematic Areas

 Terms of Reference (TOR)
 
Development of Facilitator’s Modules for Two Thematic Areas
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
   Lebanon 
BACKGROUND
In line with its strategic plan to increase young people’s access to comprehensive, gender sensitive, quality, sexual and reproductive health services and information, and specifically within the framework of the “Let’s Talk Campaign” , UNFPA partnered with the NGO VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts Association) for carrying out the “72 Hours Movie Challenge” contest in 2013 and 2014. The themes of the contest were on “Stigma and Discrimination against people living with HIV” (PLHIV) and “Preventing/Responding to Gender Based Violence” (GBV) in 2013 and 2014 respectively.  Young people competed for the production of the movies within 72 hours (or 3 days). Three winning movies were selected under each theme by a renowned panel of Lebanese producers, directors and actors.
Based on the above, there exist therefore 6 winning short movies that depict realities, reflections and messages on the 2 thematic areas. The diversity and richness of information within the 6 movies should certainly be utilized as a complementary tool and/or multiplier effect to reach a wide range of young people and through different approaches.
OBJECTIVE
The objective of the consultancy is to develop two facilitator’s modules for each of the 2 thematic areas i.e. stigma and discrimination against PLHIV and preventing/responding to GBV.
These 2 modules will be used by facilitators (who could consist of young leaders, trainers, teachers, peer educators, etc.) during awareness raising sessions within various youth settings. The outcome is expected to contribute to preparing the grounds for engaging in appropriate discussions and interactions among the participants on various HIV/AIDS and GBV related issues. It is anticipated that increased knowledge and discussion among young people 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 two facilitator’s modules is to make efficient and optimal use of the winning movies by a trained and capable person facilitating awareness-raising sessions with young people, in different settings (i.e. schools, clubs, camps, etc.). The consultancy will be undertaken in close collaboration with UNFPA and consultation with VAPA.
PROCESS
The UNFPA office will initiate the undertaking of the assignment by engaging a national consultant and in accordance with the agreed upon terms of reference.  The identification of the consultant will be made by UNFPA on basis of agreed upon criteria and requirements as per required qualifications (see Qualification section below).
TASKS
The consultant’s main tasks will consist of (a) undertaking desk review and literature search of pertinent resources as well as similar material, (b) reviewing the six movies (3 for each topic) and related scenarios, (c) carrying out consultation and meetings with the production team/actors, UNFPA and VAPA, (d) developing a structured framework for the modules, and (e) finalizing the modules based on testing and feedback by UNFPA.
Specifically, the consultant will undertake the following key tasks for achieving the objective of this consultancy:
  • Draw up a plan of action and timetable for accomplishing the tasks of the consultancy;
  • Undertake desk review – including internet search –  and investigate/review similar resources developed/used in the country and/or the region;
  • Prepare a period of consultation/interview with the various partners/stakeholders;
  • Consult with UNFPA, VAPA, the script writers and production teams;
  • Develop a framework and structure for each of the two modules (i.e. PLHIV and GBV) on basis of literature review and consultation;
  • Elaborate content of each module;
  • Prepare and ensure timely delivery of the first draft of the 2 modules for review by UNFPA;
  • Pre-test the modules through the undertaking of focus group discussions with young people from different regions as deemed necessary for obtaining feedback including views and opinions of potential user (to be organized and supported by UNFPA);
  • Finalize the two modules on basis of comments received from the field and from UNFPA; and
  • Provide UNFPA office with an electronic and hard copy of the final modules (Arabic);
  • Proof read the final text once the graphic designer has worked on the layout.
DELIVRABLES
The consultant shall provide the following deliverables which will consist of the final outcomes for this consultancy:
  • The final version of the facilitator’s modules in Arabic in both soft and hard copies for each of the 2 thematic areas (i.e. HIV and GBV).
It is suggested that each of the 2 modules includes the following sections (around 15-20 pages); a two pages background; a one page lesson plan for each activity, and two-three pages note for the facilitator:
1. Background
  • This section is suggested to include a definition on the topic, a brief situation analysis about the magnitude of the topic, statistics about the subject matter, some information about national efforts and systems, main players in the country, etc.
2. One activity for screening the movie
  • This activity aims at introducing the topic and engaging participants in a discussion covering the topic dealt with. It could be about expressing opinions, feelings and thoughts. It could also be about characters from the movies, the way they behaved, acted, etc.
3. Two activities to address general information on the related topic
  • Two activities on attitudes and perceptions about the related topic
  • Two activities on the political environment (legislative, political, etc.)
  • A facilitator’s note for each section
It should be noted that the content of each module can serve one or all three movies under each thematic area (i.e. HIV and GBV).
TIMEFRAME
The duration of the entire consultancy is for 8 weeks starting from the date of the signature of the contract.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Advanced University degree in social/development sciences or other related areas with previous work experience and considerable skills in training material development
  • Significant  knowledge and expertise in HIV/AIDS and Gender/GBV;
  • Extensive experience in training material development, field work and focus groups;
  • knowledge with UNFPA’s work is an asset
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong analytical writing skills
  • Computer literate
  • Strong Arabic writing skills.
Interested candidates may apply online by providing:
  • A letter of intend
  • A most updated CV
The documents must be sent to the following email address: 
UNFPA: info-lebanon@unfpa.org 
by no later than June 22, 2015

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For those interested here is the detailed TOR published on NCLW and UNFPA WEBSITES FOR A COMPENDIUM ON CEDAW IN LEBANON

pdf version: TORs Consultant for CEDAW review material FINAL

Consultant for the compilation and assessment of Material /Resources/ Tools developed on CEDAW in Lebanon

  1. GENERAL INFORMATION

Job Title: Consultant for the compilation and assessment of Material /Resources/ Tools developed on CEDAW in Lebanon

Project: LBN3U705

Duty Station: Beirut, Lebanon

Duration of Employment: 3 months (July 1 to September 30,  2015)

  1. 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 workplan between NCLW and UNFPA, an activity will be implemented aiming at compiling, reviewing, and assessing CEDAW related material / resources/tools developed/adapted since 2000.  The objective of this task will aim specifically at assessing the material/resources/tools in terms of objective, content/messages, relevance, effectiveness, accuracy, appropriateness, friendliness, target audience, usefulness, producers, among others. This compilation/assessment will also contribute to identifying gaps either on messages, particular groups, language, etc. The end result would consist of a comprehensive and descriptive reference compendium for providing concerned partners and actors with an overall situation of existing (and non existing) knowledge and resources to promote their efforts on CEDAW in the future.

By doing so, the producers and users of material/resources/tools (i.e. Public Sector, NGOs, UN system, academia, etc) would (1) avoid duplication of producing material /resources/ tools on CEDAW, (2) be provided with an overview of existing CEDAW material/resources /tools by type, objective, messages, target groups, etc, (3) be informed of what gaps exist on CEDAW related knowledge and how to address/fill them, and (4) ensure consistency of key messages in future development and promotion of CEDAW related material/resources/tools.

Within the context of this consultancy, the CEDAW material/resources/tools would include – but not exclusive to – reference manuals, training material, tool kits, policy briefs, information leaflets/ brochures/ pamphlets, TV spots, short documentaries, curricula, etc. The approaches to be assessed include – but not exclusive to –  media campaigns, outreach campaigns, capacity development, formal and non formal education, policy dialogue events, etc.

Based on the above and under the overall guidance of the NCLW Secretary General, in coordination with the NCLW National Director and in close collaboration with the project manager, the consultant will be undertaking his/her tasks as per the description below:

III. METHODOLOGY AND DELIVERABLES

  1. Prepare and submit a methodological plan for the consultancy with key milestones and timeline.
  2. Carry out desk and literature review as follows:

2.1. Review CEDAW related documents globally

2.2. Review CEDAW related documents nationally namely national CEDAW reports and shadow report relevant training/evaluation reports, etc.

  1. Produce necessary tools (questionnaire, checklist, focus group guide) for the compilation process of material/ resources/tools in Lebanon
  2. Collect and compile the material/resources/tools produced and/or adapted in Lebanon through web search, face to face meetings, and focus group discussion(s).  The potential stakeholders to be contacted for compilation will include, but not exclusive to,  NCLW, NGOs, social workers, Unions, universities,  possible government administrations/ministries (Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Interior and Municipalities, etc), UN organizations.  During the face to face and focus group discussion(s) with the producers/users of material/resources/tools, they will be asked to provide – among others – feedback on effectiveness/impact of the material/ resources/ tools.
  3. Review, assess, and analyze the material /resources/tools as follows:

5.1. Produce a comparison matrix by type, language, objective, target group, etc. It is suggested to use the CEDAW sections for developing the matrix

5.2. Review, classify and describe in a systematic manner the material /resources/tools based on the comparison matrix

5.3. Analyze the material /resources/ tools and their content both quantitatively and qualitatively and based on the variables in the matrix. The analysis should assess gaps, needs, effectiveness, among others

5.4. Make practical recommendations based on the analysis to better inform producers and users of material/ resources/ tools on the way forward for increasing and enhancing efficiency and impact for promoting CEDAW principles within their respective interventions and programmes through various means and approaches – including innovative approaches.

  1. The final outcome to be delivered by the consultant at the completion of this task would consist of a “comprehensive compendium reference manual in Arabic” (both soft and hard copies) and composed of 2 parts as follows:

6.1. A descriptive and analytical part including background, objectives, findings, analysis and recommendations

6.2. A systematic compilation of all resources/material/tools by several variables (to be agreed upon with NCLW and UNFPA)

  1. In addition to the compendium reference manual in Arabic, the consultant shall provide a brief executive summary in English (7-10 pages).
  2. SUPPORT PROVIDED BY NCLW

NCLW and UNFPA 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
  • Review the tools for collection purposes and the comparison matrix
  • Facilitate access to stakeholders
  • Provide input on the draft compendium reference manual
  • Education: Bachelor or Master’s  Degree ( Social sciences, humanities, etc )
  •  V. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • At least 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in qualitative research and evaluation work.
  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of Gender at levels of policy, advocacy, community mobilization, etc
  • Work experience with governmental and non-governmental entities is essential
  • Familiarity with social media platforms is an asset
  • Competencies:
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Working in teams
  • Conflict and self-management
  • Organizational awareness
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Results orientation/Commitment to excellence
  • Language and requirements
  • Fluency and excellent writing skills in Arabic and English
  • French is essential
  • 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
  • Please indicate the following title under subject when submitting applications:  Consultant for the compilation and assessment of Material /Resources/ Tools developed on CEDAW in Lebanon
  • 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 June 19, 2015.

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

http://nclw.org.lb/NewsList/86

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Voila, chers et cheres le lien vers la page des vacancies a l’Universite Saint Joseph.

Actuellement l’USJ recruit des professeurs en Droit, en Economie, et en Sciences Politiques.

Les dossiers sont evalues ” sur l’adéquation du profil par rapport aux tâches à réaliser, sur la  pertinence des projets  scientifiques et pédagogiques du candidat/de la candidate et sur les perspectives  d’interaction avec les projets du department.”

l’USJ recrute:

tous les details sur le code de l’enseignant, la charte de l’USJ  et les formulaires de candidatures sont disponibles via l’addresse suivante http://www.usj.edu.lb/emploi/offre_ens.html

Bonne Chance!!

Rita Chemaly

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Dears,

here is a Call for Proposal I received by the responsible of the project : if you know any interested PR agency that might meet the requirements do share it with them.

good luck.

Rita Chemaly

Search For Common Ground is implementing the project, funded by the U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) – “Everyone Gains: Promoting Women’s socio economic empowerment in Lebanon”. Within the framework of this project a media campaign to raise awareness on the discrimination against women in NSSF law will be implemented.

A public relations agency will be contracted to conduct a communication campaign that will take place between June and September 2015. The campaign will be run through both mass media and social media and may include TV and radio spots, billboards, videos, etc. Therefore, we are seeking the services of an experienced public relations agency to conduct such a campaign. The Contractor will be responsible for the development of the messaging, format, style and overall planning of the media campaign. The Contractor will work under the direct supervision of SFCG. All activities listed and benchmark in the Terms of Reference, as well as campaign products will be coordinated with, and will need to be endorsed by SFCG.

Interested companies should express their interest and request the full Term of Reference (ToR) by emailing lebanon@sfcg.org and ymasri@sfcg.org

Experience required:

Education degree: No Degree Required Field of education:

Languages
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:
Period: Length of the consultancy is 6 months
Salary:
Submission guidelines: Interested companies should send CV and letter of interest and request SFCG the Term of Reference delineating the scope and framework of the media campaign by email to the address lebanon@sfcg.org and ymasri@sfcg.org; requests received after the closing date of 30 April 2015 will not be considered.
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
Yasmine Masri
ymasri@sfcg.org

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Job Vacancy

Regional Political Researcher, British Embassy Beirut

The British Embassy is recruiting a Regional Political Researcher. All applicants are invited to deliver their CV to the attention of the HR Manager, by 2 pm on Friday November 13th, 2014.

Summary

This role is as a political researcher in the British Embassy in Beirut. The role will help the UK understand political developments in the region, with a focus on the Syria conflict. You’ll do this through researching and writing reports, providing advice, and contributing to events and discussions.

Your responsibilities

 Monitor media and provide daily reports, highlighting and analysing important developments.

 Build a network of contacts with insight into regional politics that can inform UK views and understanding.

 Represent the UK at events, discussions and meetings.

 Compose, short focused political reporting on areas of interest to the UK.

 Organise events, visits, and meetings for you and your colleagues.

Person Specification

The job will require you to have a clear, developed understanding of politics in Syria and the region. You will need to demonstrate experience of using a range of sources to write objective and concise reports. Spoken and written fluency in English and Arabic is essential. You must hold a bachelors degree. An aptitude with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel) is required.

The job will require you to develop a network of contacts, and represent the UK in meetings and discussions, including with external contacts. It will require someone who can put their views across clearly, question and respond to people constructively.

The British Embassy in Beirut offers a competitive remuneration package in line with local labour law. Specific training and mentoring for the role will be provided for the successful candidate. The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

To Apply:

Please send your CV (maximum 2 pages) to britishembassy.vacancies@gmail.com attaching a one-page introductory cover letter explaining how you fit the above criteria. Please state the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Interviews will be held the week of 17 November.

source:

 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/366077/Job_Vacancy__Regional_Political_Researcher_.pdf

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dears, for those interested, a National coordinator post is available. attention for the deadline and requirements.

Good luck!

GBV IMS National Coordinator

GBV IMS National Coordinator

Duty Station: Beirut, Lebanon
Contract Type & Level: FTA – NO-B (ONLY for Lebanese Candidates)
Duration: One year (with possibility for extension
Vacancy Announcement Nb.: VA-FPA-LBN-2014-07
Vacancy Date: October 20, 2014
Closing Date: November 2, 2014

1. Organizational Location
The incumbent (i.e. GBV IMS National Coordinator) will be based partly at UNHCR Beirut Office, partly at UNFPA Country Office, according to a time division agreement between the two Agencies. He/she will undertake regular in-country travels to the five regions where the project is implemented: Akkar, Tripoli, Bekaa, South Lebanon and Mount Lebanon.
The incumbent will work under the umbrella of the national SGBV Task Force chaired by UNHCR and co-chaired by UNFPA and UNICEF. She/he will report to the SGBV Task Force Coordinator.
The incumbent will plan deliverables and priorities in collaboration with the chair and the two co-chairs of the SGBV Task Force and will keep them regularly informed of all programmatic and technical aspects of the Job Description. All administrative related matters will be reported to UNFPA, as the recruiting Agency.
The incumbent will work in close cooperation and coordination with the inter-agency GBV IMS Coordinator at the national level, as well as with the Field SGBV Coordinators in the five regions.
2. Job Purpose
The Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS) was created to harmonize data collection on GBV in humanitarian settings, to provide a simple system for actors providing services to GBV survivors to collect, store and analyze their data and to enable the safe and ethical sharing of reported GBV incident data within and between relevant entities. The intention of the GBVIMS is both to assist service providers to better understand the GBV cases being reported as well as to enable actors to share data internally across project sites and externally with agencies for broader trends analysis and improved GBV coordination and response.
In Lebanon, increasing concerns regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria and spill-over of persons of concern into the country prompted the SGBV Task Force to consider means and modalities to improve data collection and analysis. In January 2013, a pilot GBV IMS roll-out was launched in Akkar (North Lebanon). In July 2013, the GBV IMS Global Team supported the progressive extension of the phased roll-out to the other regions in Lebanon. As of today, the 6 GBV specialized service providers (IRC, DRC, INTERSOS, IMC, Caritas, Makhzoumi) are using the system in the 5 above mentioned regions. An Information-Sharing Protocol endorsed by the Task Force in October 2013 allows the national compilation of a limited set of data.
In order to reinforce the dissemination of good practices and increase the quality and the quantity of GBV data available, the Government of Canada is funding a two-year project “Developing Field Level GBV Capacity for Improved Service Delivery, Information Management and Inter-Agency Coordination” in 6 countries, including Lebanon. As part of this project, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the roll-out and driving the successful implementation of the GBV IMS in Lebanon, under the supervision of the SGBV Task Force Coordinator and the guidance of UNHCR, UNFPA and UNICEF.
3. Major Activities/Expected Results
With the support of the inter-agency GBV IMS Coordinator, the incumbent will facilitate the implementation of the GBVIMS in Lebanon, providing technical support to the organizations and agencies using the GBVIMS for data collection through their service provision to GBV survivors in order to improve and expand the use of the GBVIMS. In addition, the incumbent will support national efforts to roll-out the GBVIMS among potential additional GBVIMS users in coordination with the GBVIMS Steering Committee.
The incumbent should work closely and in collaboration with GBVIMS organizations, the National GBV IMS Steering Committee, the SGBV Task Force, the Global Team and all relevant stakeholders and/or coordination bodies.
1. Coordination:
  • Participate in GBVIMS coordination meetings at the field and national levels. Provide all support needed to the field GBV IMS coordinators, including in the identification of new GBV IMS users;
  • Maintain and update the work plan/strategy for the GBVIMS rollout ensuring a clear implementation process per region;
  • Ensure ongoing communication between the field GBVIMS Steering Committees and the national GBV IMS Steering Committees, and between the National GBV IMS Steering Committee and the SGBV Task Force;
  • Assist with any other issues related to the coordination of the GBVIMS.
2. Capacity Building/Coaching: 
  • In coordination with the SGBV Task Force Coordinator, the inter-agency GBV IMS Coordinator, the National Steering Committee and the Global Team, encourage organizations and agencies to use the GBVIMS through technical support, trouble shooting, training, and quality assurance;
  • Identify capacity building needs and liaise with the inter-agency GBV IMS Coordinator for follow up;
  • Document concerns, good practices and lessons learned from the rollout process.
3. Information & Analysis: 
  • Participate in and facilitate the process of revising the Information Sharing Protocol (ISP);
  • Support the consolidation of monthly reports from GBVIMS users;
  • Utilize GBVIMS data to support reporting, produce information bulletins for programming and advocacy purposes and every other relevant use.
4. Facilitation and Representation:
  • Help organize support missions to Lebanon and facilitate the delivery of technical outputs;
  • Represent the GBV IMS Steering Committee as requested;
  • All other tasks required from the supervisor.
4. Job Requirements
Core Competencies
  • Integrity/Commitment to mandate: Acts in accordance with UN values and holds himself/herself accountable for actions taken.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
Additional Competencies:
  • Offer great organizational skills and efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and ability to work independently and productively, with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment;
  • Adopt flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment and independently, and to handle requests or issues as they arise;
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to successfully and effectively liaise with people in a wide range of functions in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Demonstrate understanding of issues related to confidentiality, data safety and other ethical concerns related to the sharing on sensitive data between humanitarian agencies.
Requirements/Qualifications 
  • Lebanese nationality;
  • MA (preferred) in public health, social work, women/gender studies, humanitarian or development work, or other related degree, or equivalent programming experience;
  • At least 3 years of Programme management or other relevant experience, preferably including at least 1 year implementing a GBV program in a humanitarian context;
  • Experience developing and facilitating workshops;
  • Experience in information management, database development, usage and management;
  • Demonstrated capacity to analyse data/statistics for humanitarian operations;
  • Excellent Computer skills: MS Word, Excel, Access and database software, including in depth knowledge of pivot table/chart analysis;
  • Fluency in English and, Arabic strongly preferred.

5. Notice:
  • There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process
  • UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status
HOW TO APPLY?
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply on line by submitting the following:
  • Letter of motivation
  • Updated CV
  • P11 form [click to download] detailing work experience that is relevant to the vacancy requirements as indicated in the Job Description

The above documents should be submitted to the following email address: info-lebanon@unfpa.org no later than 2nd November 2014.  

UNFPA will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the required CV and P11 and in which there is further interest.\

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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR DATA ANALYST EXPERT

NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR LEBANESE WOMEN
and
UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR 
DATA ANALYST EXPERT
Lebanon

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

Job Title: Data Analyst Expert
Project: LBN3U705
Duty Station: Beirut, Lebanon
Reports to: National Director (NCLW)
Duration of Employment: 4 months (August  1- November  30, 2014)

II. BACKGROUND
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. In 2012, this collaboration led to the development, consensus and launching of the National Strategy for Women in Lebanon.  The strategy spells out 12 priority objectives identified as essential ones for ensuring that gender equality dimensions are adequately mainstreamed in the social, cultural, economical, and political spheres.  In order to translate this strategic framework into concrete operational actions and results to be achieved by all stakeholders, NCLW developed – in a participatory approach – a plan of action that sets forth key interventions under each of the 12 strategic objectives along with indicators. The four years action plan was validated in early 2013 (2013-2016) and preparatory work was carried out throughout 2013 to transform it onto a soft application to be launched and adopted by all stakeholders by mid -2014.  The compiled data and information requested from stakeholders covers implementation progress made throughout 2013.
Based on the above, NCLW and UNFPA seek to identify and engage a data analyst expert whose prime responsibility is to process and analyze the data received from stakeholders and develop an analytical report. The report shall be drafted and developed based on (a) the compilation of data, (b) related references and (c) women strategy and its action plan.
It is hoped that yearly reports would be developed and disseminated that would allow women machinery, national stakeholders, partners, donors, development agencies, etc to (a) observe/assess progress made at the national and local levels on gender equity, equality, and empowerment of women as well as challenges, (b) monitor the implementation of the women strategy in general and the 3 years action plan in particular, (c) contribute to future CEDAW reports, (d) guide future revisions of the women strategy and development of the next multi-year action plan, and (e) use the report findings for various purposes such as programming, policy development, advocacy and fund raising.
III. FUNCTIONS AND TASKS
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the National Director, the Data Analyst expert will be undertaking various tasks as described below:
  • Prepare a methodological plan with key milestones, timeline and deliverables;
  • Conduct a desk review of pertinent studies, assessments, reports, documents relevant to the objectives of the women strategy and action plan;
  • Review online and raw data received by NCLW and presented through tailored spreadsheets, tables, graphs, etc.;
  • Transform, validate, and model data with the purpose of understanding the data best suited to address given questions/sectors/areas;
  • Analyze the data in accordance with the 12 objectives of the women strategy and plan of action;
  • Explore and apply new data visualization techniques (such as infographics) to increase insight and visibility to data trends;
  • Submit draft report (based on an outline to be discussed with NCLW and UNFPA);
  • Ensure final report is comprehensive and inclusive of all comments obtained from UNFPA and NCLW (as well as others if relevant)
  • Prepare a power point presentation (20-25 slides) summarizing the main findings of the report; and
  • Take part in 1-2 technical meetings to disseminate the findings of the report

IV. FINAL DELIVERABLES
The expert will be expected to deliver the following:
  • An analytical Arabic report highlighting progress made, challenges encountered, coordination and partnerships, policy and programme implications and way forward.   The report shall include – in addition to the narrative sections – tables, graphs, quotes, infographics, and references;  (A detailed outline of the report including annexes will be discussed with the expert and agreed upon).  The final report must be edited by the expert.
  • An executive summary document of the report (not more than 10 pages) in English; and
  • A power point presentation (20-25 slides) in Arabic summarizing the main findings of the report
V. NCLW CONTRIBUTION
To facilitate the work of the expert, NCLW will be providing the following:
  • Raw data received through the online application
  • Pertinent reports including previous CEDAW reports
  • National women strategy and action plan
  • Review and input on the draft report, executive summary and power point presentation
  • Work space for the expert if need be

VI. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Masters degree  in Social Sciences, Anthropology, Women Studies,  Development Studies, or equivalent work experience.

Experience

  • At least 6 years of increasingly responsible experience in data analysis and monitoring with focus on gender/development/human rights related work.
  • At least 4 years experience in research (both qualitative and quantitative), with a strong emphasis on spatial analysis
  • Experience in strategic analysis and report writing
  • Familiarity with governmental and non-governmental entities in Lebanon is essential
  • Familiarity with UN work is desirable
Competencies
  • Working in teams
  • Communicating information and ideas
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Job knowledge/technical expertise
  • Results orientation/Commitment to excellence
Language requirements
Fluency and excellent writing skills in Arabic.Good English and /or French is essential.

How to apply
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply on line by submitting an updated CV detailing work experience that is relevant to the vacancy requirements as indicated in the TORs.
The CV should be submitted to the following email address: info@nclw.org.lb no later than October 13, 2014.  
NCLW will only be responsible to respond to those applicants submitting the required CV and in which there is further interest.
Source: http://www.unfpa.org.lb/UNFPA-LEBANON/Vacancies-and-Notices.aspx

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