Community Center Organizer (Youth in Conflict) – Lebanon based

ACTIONAID /Arab Regional Initiative (ARI) Office:

AA/ARI Office works in 5 countries in the Arab Region: Jordan, where the Regional Office (RO) is placed; Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and Tunisia offices which are managed by Country Programme Coordinators respectively, with Syria on hold for the time being. The program has potential to expand to other countries in the years to come. ActionAid works in cooperation with local strategic partners in the Arab region to:

1) harness the leadership of youth as agents of change and for the future of the civil state to demand accountability from duty bearers on youth-specific issues and equality, access, equity and gender responsiveness in public services

2) Build the active agency of women and girls to address all forms of discrimination and injustice, and

3) Promote rights-based responses to conflict and occupation in the region. The Arab Regional Initiative is recipient of substantial financial donor support and has in place a plethora of human resources such as local staff, international advisors, inspirators and Danish interns.

Summary of the Position:

The overall responsibility of the position is tooverall facilitation and implementation of activities and plans of the community center in Baalbek -Lebanon.

Main responsibilities of this position:

In accordance with AA ARI’s Office policy and procedures, the incumbent:

 Guide youth to design a friendly space on a focused objectives and interventions.

 Assist youth to assess needs in their area, analyses these assessments, and map out services /critical issues, conflict type if existed.( related to the community center).

 Support youth to access public services and enhance their skills so they can engage in a proactive dialogue with official members.

 Support and guide youth in designing a strategy to operate these center on a sustainable way.

 Support and guide youth in the implementation of their initiatives.

 Individual and group coaching to empower youth about social cohesion/protection, HRBA, etc..

 Supporting youth in identifying their capacity building\ trainings needs.

 Provide technical assistance and guidance to integrate HRBA in their work.

 Support youth in trainings related to fundraising, proposal development, long-tern planning...etc

 Share information and support them in transfer knowledge in between them and other parties in their community.

 Encourage youth to become involved in planning.

 Supporting youth in linking with Local authorities, stakeholders and duty bearers.

 Developing and applying a transparency and accountability mechanism.

 Supporting youth in maintaining the sustainability of the center.

 Coordinate regular meetings with youth and partners from different cities to exchange experience and share any updates about the current activities, plans or any others issues.

 Improve communication and share information to ensure that youth are aware of international and national opportunities.

 Support communication department with success stories.

 Submit monthly plans and reports to community coordinator

 Coordinate with admin and finance and follow AA financial guidelines

 Performs any other duties as may be assigned.

In case of partner-ship with Local organizations:

 Jointly implementation of activities with partner

 Empower partners to design, monitor/evaluate and implement programmes on a participatory methodologies leaded by youth.

 Train and support partners to improve change in their communities.

 Supervise/ follow up the implementation of the programmes and provide partners with needed guidance to strengthen the long-term development.

 Follow up on the financial and activities reports.

 Support partner in developing and applying a transparency mechanism

 Supervise administrative routines (purchase orders, quality, timing, budget, accounts, etc..).

 Link partners with AA head of administration.

OR ANY OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

The applicant is expected to have:

A. Qualifications

 A university degree in development study, or any other related fields.

 At least (3) years’ experience in in NGO or I/NGO field, managing development projects related to one or more of Programme cores (Youth programmes, Women rights Programmes, Community and Civil Society Development).

 Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.

Moreover the following competencies are desirable:

 Strong experience working with civil society partners and communities in a participatory manner and, in particular, empowering them through shared decision-making processes

 Commitment to accountability, transparency, learning and ability to work independently.

 Ability to meet deadlines and work within a stressful environment.

 A high level of computer competency (Excel, Word, e-mail, internet).

 Willingness to commit to Actionaid’s vision, mission and values.

 Analytical skills and the ability to prioritize.

 Strong intercultural competences and communication skills.

 Result oriented and structured.

 Able to motivate and engage staff.

 Team player.

Responsibilities towards Actionaid

i. Availability to work beyond working hours and in emergency cases;

ii. Has a general understanding of the office values, work context, scope, goals and functions;

iii. Aware of security situation in the Field This job description is subject to change depending on activities of the Mission.

How to Apply:

Applications should be sent with your CV, motivation cover letter and two names of your nominated referees to: ari.jobs@actionaid.org

(only received CVs on this email will be considered) by no later than the 31st March 2017.

Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for, you will not be considered without putting this title in the subject bar.

Given the urgency of this position, interviews will be conducted on rolling basis before the deadline and the vacancy may close before the due date. So if you see this vacancy matches your capacities, please submit your application the earliest.

We respect all candidates but we can only respond to shortlisted candidates. Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.