Assistant Livelihood Officer - NOA - HR268 - Beirut

Assistant Livelihood Officer - NOA - HR268 - Beirut
Deadline for applications: Friday, April 11, 2014
Location: Beirut
Working area:
Job Description

1) Stakeholder management: Assistance in defining and managing relationships with key stakeholders.
A. Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Livelihood Officer, who reports to the Community Development
Officer, consult on a regular basis with DPSM crafts project manager for updates and guidance in relation to
project developments.
B. Identifying PoCs (individuals, groups, cooperatives), including affected Lebanese, equipped with transferable skills,
specifically in craftsmanship and artisanal work. Working closely with field offices to contact artisan refugees,
assessing their skills and matching them with available projects.
C. Managing on-going projects with Lebanese designers, including ensuring that design specifications are being met;
work is being produced in a timely fashion.
D. Help refugees determine pricing for those items being produced for the market keeping in mind raw materials,
wages and overhead costs, as well as market prices; negotiate these prices with designers.
E. As export markets are defined, fulfill administrative tasks of collating products are ensuring handover to export
entity in a timely fashion.

2) Facilitation of Legal aspects
A. Ensure that refugees work conditions and payments, at minimum, conform to legal standards.
B. Work with lawyer to determine, and cover administrative tasks involving:
I. Import and export duties and requirements
II. Look into which materials require special additional legal handling (for Europe and US market, for example, the wood and the mother of pearl need certificates of origin, etc);
III. Work permits/legal requirements for refugees to work.
3) Training management
C. As project grows, define necessary training programs for refugees, in coordination with relevant actors/partners
D. Define the needs to implement training
E. Manage training with implementing partners.
4) Monitoring & Evaluation, and Documentation
F. Process Monitoring: Document timeline and main issues that arise on a monthly basis, to examine and adjust activities according to lesson learned.
G. Process Monitoring: A 10-page paper at tend of consultancy succinctly examining lessons learned over the course of project, as well as recommendations
H. Results Monitoring: On monthly basis, a report detailing, by indicators the project outputs and progress made towards expected results. The consultant will define specific and measurable output / results indicators. E.g. Output indicators (activity-based, e.g. relating to # trainings, legal processes facilitated), and results-based e.g. % income increase, total revenues generated (for Lebanese economy). Comparison to how refugees benefit from targeted aid from UNHCR in monetary terms. Monitor also impact on Lebanese
I. Two months before end of consultancy, an overall Impact assessment, using the results indicators above, at minimum, and qualifying and quantifying the overall impact of the project on both communities.

Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education:  University degree in business administration or other relevant field, with at least two years of experience in project management.  Experience with export formalities a plus.  An interest in helping refugees and affected Lebanese communities in Lebanon.  Active interest in the design and arts/crafts scene in Lebanon  Excellent interpersonal, networking and communication skills  Advanced English and Arabic skills, written and spoken; French desirable  The staff member will be expected to work from Beirut office but
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French: Excellent
Submission guidelines: If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please submit your letter of motivation and P11 Form by e-mail with the job code number and position title in the subject line to: by Friday April 11, 2014 The Personal History Form (P11) is available at the following link: No late applications will be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). UNHCR strongly encourage qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities, and that staff members are able to keep an appropriate balance between work and private life. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence
Cover letter required? Yes
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