Desired start date: February 1st 2020
Duration of the mission: 6 months (renewable)
Location: Position based in Beirut
ABOUT THE MISSION
Lebanon hosts about 1.5 million Syrian refugee, mainly in its northern governorate (Akkar and Tripoli) and in the Bekaa Valley. SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) has launched its operations in Lebanon in March 2013 in order to address the immediate needs of both Syrian refugee and Lebanese host families also affected by the crisis. Solidarités International’s mission in Lebanon has two operational bases (Tripoli and Zahle) and a coordination office in Beirut.
Key areas of intervention for the mission are the following:
- Emergency WASH service provision in informal settlements (UNICEF funding) – Beqaa & North
- Emergency response & Shelter-Protection integrated approach (ECHO funding) – North
- Shelter for Protection & Health (BPRM consortium lead) – Beqaa & North
- Mapping of informal settlements (MEDAIR / UNHCR) – North
ABOUT THE JOB
– Contributes to the success of external financial audits
– Performs internal financial pre-audits to assess the risk level of projects
– Is the main contact for headquarters regarding external audits and preparatory documents
– Carries out internal organizational audit missions in the field
– Participates in mission risk management
– Participates in the implementation of internal procedures that best respond to donor requests
– Contributes to the retrieval of the missions’ physical and digital archives as well as their processing and analysis.
– Participates in training and raising awareness of SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL’s internal procedures and tools
– Act as a link for the TDI/audit department at HQ regarding External audit, Internal audit and Recommendations Follow-up
This position has no direct reports and is under the direct supervision of the Country Director. Strong coordination with all Coordinators is expected.
- BA, Master Degree or equivalent in (International) Law or Social Science
- Minimum 2 years’ experience with NGO specialized in humanitarian assistance (field or HQ positions)
- 1 to 2 years of experience in similar positions
- Significant experience in compliance related matters and audits
- Previous experience with SI is highly desirable
Technical skills and knowledge:
- Ability to make his/her work and deliverable accessible to non-technical colleagues
- Demonstrated strong cultural sensitivity and adaptability
- Capacity to provide leadership and be a unifying force
- Problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to assess challenges and recommend solutions
- Stress management skills: ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, with peaks of heavy workloads
- Computer literacy with very good command of MS Office Suite
Soft skills and spirit:
- Excellent written/oral communication skills
- Autonomy and capacity of initiative
- Diplomacy and coordination skills (team spirit)
- Flexible (will have to take on responsibilities that might not be directly in his/her JD)
- Fluent in English
- Very good command of French is highly desired
- Good command of Arabic is an asset
SI WILL OFFER YOU
A SALARIED POSITION: starting from 1980 euros gross per month (including 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly per diem of 750 USD a month. Please note that salary is not negotiable with SI.
VACATION: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of on 7 working days every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7 working days break at 3/6 and 9 month (with 850 USD allocated by SI). To these break periods, it is necessary to add the granting of 1 additional rest day per month worked (i.e. 12 days in addition for a 1-year contract)
SOCIAL AND MEDICAL COVER: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/
SECURITY AND LIVING CONDITIONS
The political and security situation in Lebanon is quite complex and has proven volatile on numerous occasions. A national unity government has been formed in January 2019 after months of vacancy. Domestic tensions remain considerable and despite a relative stability, risks of rapid escalation and context deterioration are non-negligible. Reflective of divisions within the Lebanese society and the subsequent political landscape, the situation of Syrian refugees is becoming increasingly precarious.
International tensions are also a risk factor to consider, although the risk of an imminent conflict seems contained.
Overall, despite the tensions the security situation is currently good, and expats enjoy a high level of freedom. There is – at the time of writing – no curfew in place on the Lebanon mission and international staff can move around with very limited restrictions. There are however some no-go areas as well as some areas requiring prior validation by the security team.
KEY INFORMATION ABOUT LIVING CONDITIONS
In Beirut, the guesthouses and the office are located in close-by buildings. The guesthouses are 3 bedroom apartments, fully furnished and comfortable. Beirut is a very modern city, where you can find all kind of restaurants, shops, international libraries, bars, cinemas, etc.
Lebanon is a safe country you can discover by yourself. Guesthouses are available in Tripoli and Zahle accessible for weekend stay.
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English via this link: https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?id=P1IFK026203F3VBQB6G8N8NQ9&nPostingTargetID=48249.
CV only applications will not be considered.
NB : The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension