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Les nouveaux gadgets en vogue au Liban? Des applications smartphone directement développées pour rester en vie dans un pays où les incidents sécuritaires se multiplient, depuis que son voisin syrien est secoué par l’une des guerres les plus meurtrières de la région.

Fusillades, enlèvements, explosions ou voitures piégées sont en constante augmentation dans le pays. Déjà éprouvé par une guerre civile dévastatrice jusqu’en 1990, le Liban, fief du Hezbollah, allié de Bachar al-Assad, redoute le spectre d’éventuelles frappes occidentales.

«Dans d’autres endroits du monde, la seule chose qui pourrait entraver votre chemin, ce sont les embouteillages. Au Liban, il y a plein d’autres obstacles» explique au Financial Times Mohammad Taha, entrepreneur qui a lancé l’année dernière l’appli Ma2too3a. Cette sorte de GPS cartographie en temps réel les manifestations, barrages routiers ou autres affrontements sur le principe du crowdsourcing: chaque témoin d’un événement transmet l’information. Selon Taha, Ma2too3a a déjà été téléchargée plus de 80.000 fois.

L’armée libanaise a lancé le 30 août dernier sa propre application intitulée LAF Shield (bouclier des forces armées libanaises) dans le but de mettre en place un «canal de communication directe avec les citoyens». Les utilisateurs sont invités à transmettre au plus vite toute information ayant trait à la sécurité dans le pays: site dangereux, objet suspect, localisation d’une victime de kidnapping, d’une cache d’arme, etc. Mais aussi d’entrer en contact au plus vite avec le commandement militaire en cas de danger.

Un entrepreneur, Firas Wazneh, est en train de son côté de développer l’appli Way to Safety (la voie de la sécurité), sorte de Shazam spécialisé dans… les coups de feu. L’appli pourra identifier le type d’arme utilisé en fonction de son bruit. Alors que les fusillades et attentats se multiplient au Liban, les utilisateurs auront le moyen d’éviter, tant que faire se peut, les points les plus chauds.

link to way to safety http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Zc1qvZ4So

article lu sur  Slate.fr : source http://www.slate.fr/monde/77324/liban-syrie-smartphone-securite-attentats

article publie le 4/9/2013

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because many “illiterate ” digital, have shown an interest on how to use Facebook, twitter and other social media platforms,

the National commission for women in Lebanon and the Ministry of Social Affairs have tailored a special training program for beginner users.

They gave me the responsibility to train “Digitally” illiterate women and men on how to use Social Media platforms to make some noise on the web about the causes they champion.

It was one of the most wonderful experience, seeing elder women who usually open Facebook to contact their children abroad with (their help), try to figure out how to make keywords, write catchy status, make interesting pictures….

for you here is the synopsis and the overview of the training program specially tailored for those wonderful women and men!

Rita Chemaly

 

SMT SESSION 1 Cover

 

 

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Position

To support the Country Director with the Financial and Administrative systems for SFCG Lebanon. 

To implement all matters related to Finance and Administration under the supervision of the Country Director (CD)

Responsibilities

Administration

  • Handling and filing original and hard copies of all required documents for finance and administration for SFCG Lebanon
  • Sending and receiving official faxes and E-mail messages and distribution of such faxes and E-mails to the required staff.
  • Coordinate the work of the house keeper.
  • Keeping attendance records for staff (time sheet follow-up / approval)
  • Keep staff contracts and all project paper work up-to-date filed.
  • Supervise registration of employee in the social security and Ministry of Finance, Tax Office and related payment.
  • To prepare and pay monthly salary payroll at the end of the month.  

Finance 

  • Prepare Budget for Proposals as instructed by Country Director.
  • Manage the budget as required by Country Director.  Ensure that there are no over or under spends and present data to Manager at the end of each month.
  • Monitor cash balance level, anticipate short-term needs and request relevant cash transfer or withdrawals to Country Director to avoid any shortage.
  • Ensure petty cash box is properly handled and up to date and prepare monthly field reports as required by SFCG’s finance department at HQ.
  • To liaise with Finance in HQ to ensure that expenditure from HQ is accounted for and correct.
  • To ensure that all procurement and financial transactions have accompanying correct paperwork.
  • To prepare and handle cheques and transfers, and generally manage and administer grants (financial) 
  • Keep accounts of the project expenses, compile and report these to the Country Director
  • Responsible for daily payment and transfer, in accordance with SFCG policies.
  • Ensure close and proper follow-up for all cash advances.
  • Ensure payments to suppliers are performed in accordance with SFCG and Donor purchasing and payment procedures
  • Any other task requested by the Country Director

Logistics 

  • Following SFCG’s procurement procedures when purchasing
  • Keep an up-to-date inventory for SFCG Lebanon
  • Support Project Coordiantor and others with regard to preparing logistics for any event ( traininng, seminar , etc )
  • Monitor security situation in Lebanon and participate in inter-NGO/UN logistic and security meetings as required.
  • Request procurement quotations following Country Director instruction and according with SFCG and Donor requirement.
  • Create and collect booklets to record transportation of project staff

IT Technical Support

  • Administer and maintain SFCG information technology hardware. Information technology hardware includes printers, scanners, laptops, desktops, network. Responsibilities include evaluating fitness of hardware for usage, making recommendations for upgrades, repairs and replacements as appropriate.
  • Ensure both hardware and software are maintained.
  • Act as a technical resource to all SFCG staff in resolving problems with business applications and information technology hardware.
  • Implement a regularly scheduled backup plan for all users.

Basic Requirements

Academic & Technical:

 

 

 

 – Bachelor Degree in Accounting or finance

 

 

 – Previous experience with NGOs is an asset

 

 

 – At least 2 years of experience in Accounting Field

 

 

 – Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic

 

 

 – Expert in main computer applications (Microsoft Office Applications…)

 

 

  – Knowledgeable in the financial and accounting systems

 

 

 Personal:

 

 

    – Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills

 

 

   –  Languages: Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent 

Application Process

STARTING DATE : Immediate.  We’re looking for people who can start as soon as possible or within the next few weeks.

 

 

Each application package should include the following:

 

 

•           Job title for the role you are applying for in subject header of the email

 •           Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information

 •           CV (including detailed work experience, education/degrees)  –  3pages maximum

 •           Professional References (minimum of three, with complete contact information)

 •           Kindly do not send supporting certificates and documents at this stage

 •           Letter and CV should be saved into one Word or PDF document and sent to:  Lebanon@sfcg.org

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Full Time Job Vacancy (6 months with the possibility of extension)

Project Officer
For the Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Program
At The Forum for Development Culture and Dialogue (F.D.C.D.)
 
The Project officer will support the peacebuilding program of  FDCD in designing, implementing and following-up with local projects in Lebanon that targets various focus group all over the country.
 
Major Tasks:
• Assisting the Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Program Coordinator in implementing and following up running peacebuilding projects in Lebanon.
• Monitoring and assisting in the evaluation process for several projects.
• Establishing contact and maintaining correspondence with individuals and institutions within the project work of  PBCR-FDCD.
• Implementing peacebuilding conference in different Lebanese regions.
• Assisting in Planning and executing training programs in peacebuilding, leadership, conflict prevention and relevant topics.
• The Job Holder may be assigned to other tasks related to the implementation of different F.D.C.D. projects.
 
Qualifications: 
• BA degree required in social work, political science, peace and conflict studies or relevant majors.
•  1 year experience in N.G.O. Work
• Knowledge in peacebuilding and conflict resolution techniques 
• Lebanese nationality
• Excellent communication skills in Arabic (written and Oral)
• Good Communication skills in English (written and Oral) – French is a Plus
• Able to travel to different geographical region in Lebanon
• Able to work under Time Pressure and Deadlines 
• Computer Skills ( Word, Excel…)
• Able to start working by May – June 2013
 
Contract:
This Position is set for 6 months period ending on the 31 of December 2013. Could be extended in case of Program Renewal.
 
How to Apply:
Send your Two Pages C.V. To : info@fdcd.org – State in the subject : Project Officer Vacancy – PBCR – FDCD.
 
Deadline for applicants: 23th of April 2013
 
–Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview

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Citizens Exchange Programme 

Call for Applications
 
* Are you a member of an organisation in one of the 42 Euro-Med countries?
* Would you like to take part in a unique training opportunity in another Euro-Med country?
* This is your chance. Apply now through your organisation!
 
In the framework of the “DAWRAK-Citizens for Dialogue” (2012-2014), the Foundation is launching the 2nd Call of Citizens Exchange Programme for Euro-med civil society exchanges, that will be taking place between the 1 July and 31 December 2013.
 
To apply for the traineeship you are kindly asked to use the online form
 
Applications must be in English, French and Arabic. Applications sent to any of the ALF staff members email addresses are automatically excluded from the call.
 
In case you have questions please contact us cep.applications@bibalex.org
 
Deadline for receiving applications: 14 April 2013 at 16:00 EGY time

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Marhaba,
to all my foreign friends, to the husband of helene, of Souad, to Mathieu, to Catherine, to franzi, to Aicha, to Bea, to Iza, salsoul ( u understand lebanese better than me) bref, you are my friends, and when you come to leb, or hear some lebanese talking don’t say ouchh… now there is an application that teaches you how to speak the great “hi kifak ca va” dialect!
Jana, my long time friend from university sent me the update and the news related to the application.
also, I couldn’t but notice the yummy home page of the app, here it is below for you:
“Marhaba, you are about to download this application because you have a spouse or a Lebanese acquaintance, and you’ve been lost in translation when she/he speaks in lebanese, especially with family or on the phone with his/her mother in law! And you are so eager to speak this language …
Or it may be your Lebanese origins that lead you to take courses in lebanese dialect, to reconnect with them, or just to share with family when you visit the Land of Cedars.
But you may also be one of those people who are passionate about Lebanon, who knew about it through a friend, a private or professional trip, a book or a documentary. And you are curious about this dialect…
this is how the application home page explains it all… http://www.keefaktheapp.com/index.html

A new application Made by Lebanese to the World, is taking lots of space, virtually!
Friends, try it and tell me if you understand me or others when we talk!!
as for the developers, good work, I will try it too!!

Good luck!!
Rita Chemaly

You may also check KEEFAK through the below links:

www.keefaktheapp.com

– FB Page: facebook.com/keefaktheapp

– Twitter Account: @KeefakTheApp

– YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TFqUvjYiGVE

http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2012/06/15/twitmail-and-the-future-of-middle-east-tech/2/
keefak application lebanon rita chemaly

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Internship: Social and Solidarity Economy

Closing date: 22 Apr 2013
Vacancy number: INT065

UNRISD is now accepting applications for an internship position, under the supervision of the Deputy Director, in the area of Social and Solidarity Economy.
Required qualifications: Currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD degree programme in the social sciences;
Good understanding of social economy, sustainable development and social movements issues;
Excellent communication skills including written and spoken fluency in English and experience in editing English texts; good working knowledge of French and Spanish desirable;
Proficiency in MS Office package.

Responsibilities: Follow-up activities related to the 6-8 May 2013 UNRISD conference on the Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy, These are likely to include assisting with editing, preparing publications, updating the website, serving as a communications focal point and other tasks.
Conducting background research on social and solidarity economy issues;
Identifying governmental, intergovernmental and civil society actors and networks supporting social and solidarity economy initiatives and informing them of the outcomes of the UNRISD project on the Potential and Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy;

The deadline for applications is 22 April 2013. The internship will be ideally for three to four months, starting mid-June 2013.

If you are interested in the work elaborated above and have the corresponding qualifications, please apply online by clicking the button below and clearly specify your qualifications. Please note that due to limited staff resources only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.

In accordance with the rules and regulations of the UN Internship Programme, this internship is not financially remunerated. UNRISD is not responsible for interns’ travel expenses to and from Geneva, or for their medical insurance for the period of assignment.
Source: http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BF3C2/search/75625F6BE218C77BC1257B350029BEE1?OpenDocument&utm_campaign=email_alerts_weekly_1_4_2013&utm_medium=email_html&utm_source=en&utm_content=content_link&cntxt=A9003&cookielang=en#top

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