Lebanon – A Field Coordinartor based in Tripoli
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Lebanon – A Field Coordinartor based in Tripoli
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As the Syrian Crisis nears its eighth year, the number of Syrians seeking refuge in other countries has reached an unprecedented scale. With more than 250,000 people killed, 1.2 million injured and 6.5 million people displaced, there are now 13.5 million vulnerable people inside Syria alone. Over 5 million refugees from Syria have fled to neighbouring countries particularly Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt
After Turkey, Lebanon is the second host country for Syrian refugees with just under 1 million refugees registered (and an estimated .5 million unregistered) for an overall population of less than 4.5 million (Source: OCHA Bulletin n33 – 2018). Prior to this crisis, Lebanon was already hosting half a million Palestinian refugees; the pressure on the Lebanese government and local population is very high. Social tensions between communities relate primarily to the competition for unskilled works, while recent surveys (ARK 2018) have shown that there are less and less interactions between refugees and Lebanese.
Due to some concern of infiltration of terrorist groups in Lebanon, in March 2015, the government of Lebanon, through the General Security Directorate, is enforcing entry regularization among refugees entering from Syria. The Lebanese government has also asked the UNHCR to stop the registration process hence new refugees and new born babies cannot be registered anymore either. Since then, it is now much harder for Syrians to enter the country, while those residing in Lebanon are also facing difficulties in renewing their residency or having access to humanitarian aid or public facilities. This situation will cause an increased economic strain on the families, although the ban on work has been left (for occupations related to construction, agriculture and maintenance only) in 2016.
As the Syrian crisis is now protracted, with unprecedented number of civilians affected by the constant violation of the Humanitarian laws, there is little perspective for the refugees to return to their home country. The Syria Crisis Response Conference which took place in London in 2016 clearly intends to address the humanitarian needs of this protracted crisis, by setting up consistent multi years response tackling current issues, considering the evolution of needs and the and the necessity to provide the refugees from Syria with some perspectives and ensuring the social stability in Lebanon. The spill over of the Syrian crisis into Lebanon compounded pre-existing vulnerabilities among the Lebanese society, especially in areas where the level of social infrastructures is not developed or strong enough to cope with.
First challenge is the reduction of the aid available to tackle basic needs: as of end of September, only 45% of the funding requested by humanitarian partners was received to respond to the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon.
This led to decrease in basic assistance provided to the refugees, and therefore to an escalation in negative coping mechanisms of most vulnerable households, (such as begging, child labour, child marriages, sexual services for food/accommodation, limitation of movements due to transportation costs, etc.).
What is more, if (un)conditional cash assistance is the main relevant way to respond most basic needs of registered poorest refugee families, level of indebtedness is a key factor for explanation of vulnerability In the long lasting crisis, and needs to be monitored constantly. As weather conditions are also very harsh in the winter, access to proper shelter conditions is a main priority as well. Most vulnerable Syrian refugees are mainly settled in small shelter units (SSU), collective shelters (CS) or informal settlements (IS).
London Syrian Crisis Conference focuses as well on the education and health services provision, which need to be upgraded in terms of quality and provided in a more sustainable way, as no return to Syria is realistic in the short term.
Some key figures extracted from the 2018 Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees (VASyR) highlight the severity of the protraction of the crisis: more than 1 out of 2 households live below the survival minimum expenditure basket (less than 2.9 USD/person/day); nearly all refugee households (97%) apply negative coping strategies; 1 in 4 refugee households report humanitarian assistance (WFP vouchers) as their primary source of income; 34% of households live in shelters which are not fit for living (either non residential or non permanent structures); 23% of households requiring secondary healthcare cannot access it (primarily because of financial constraints); 5% of children aged between 5 and 17 work at least one day per month to complement household’ income, etc.
Refugee populations have in many cases settled in areas inhabited by impoverished and vulnerable Lebanese communities further stretching limited or non-existent sources of income and public services at the local level, and especially in poorest areas such as Akkar or Tripoli Suburbs.
Tripoli and North Lebanon
Tripoli is the 2nd biggest largest city of Lebanon (estimated population: 850.000), and is considered as the Capital of North Lebanon Governorate. Across the three Tripoli urban area municipalities, calculations suggest that 58.2% of Lebanese –246,766 – are living in poverty, meaning with less than 4 USD/ day. This compares to the national percentage of 29%73 (Tripoli City Profile, UNDP, 2016).
The city is very densily populated, including large suburbs and Bedaoui Palestinian camp (23.000). Along with the arrival of Syrian Refugees and Palestinian Refugees from Syria (75.000), and migration from the rural areas to the city, the number of people leaving in substandard shelters and in deprived areas has increased drastically. Due to the concentration in urban settings, the vulnerability analysis
Although the population remains quite homogenous, this is also observed to be as a source of tensions between most deprived populations of same neighbourhoods, due to the competition for local resources and jobs.
As PUI is already present in Akkar, the upscaling of the Health intervention in the 5 districts of Tripoli (opening of 5 Primary HealthCare Centers / PHCCs) requests the setting up of a new base in Tripoli city.
The field coordinator is responsible for the proper functioning of the project site, and proper implementation of programmes developed on that site.
Safety and Security: In collaboration with the head of mission and with the support of the base security manager, s/he is responsible for the safety of the staff and mission assets, and also monitors humanitarian access constraints.
Programmes: S/he is accountable for an adequate definition and efficient implementation of the projects. S/he ensures the coordination between the support teams (administration, information management and log), the implementation teams and the coordinators in order to timely and qualitatively guarantee that the objectives and results of the projects are reached. S/He preventively identifies issues, gaps and delays that may impede the correct implementation of the projects and proposes mitigation plan to the HoM.
Human Resources: S/he supervises all the teams at the site, composed of national and international staff. S/he is responsible for the capacity building and the development of the staff.
Logistical, administrative and financial support: S/he oversees the logistical, administrative and financial components of the base for the purpose of programme implementation, and ensures compliance with the relevant procedures, with substantive support from the logistics coordinator, the human resources coordinator and the administrative coordinator of the mission.
Representation: S/he represents PUI towards the stakeholders of the area (such as donors, authorities, international/local NGOs).
Coordination: S/he centralises and disseminates information from/to the site, and consolidates the internal and external reporting activities implemented in his/her field of operations before submitting them to the head of mission.
Assessment/ Strategy/development: S/he participates in strategy development and proposes new interventions in function of needs identified in his/her field of operations. S/he actively contributes to seek funding opportunities and leads the proposal development process at base level, in close cooperation with coordination.
Audit: S/he is responsible for the compliance with internal procedures of PU AMI, external donors’s rules, as well as the national law.
MA/S or equivalent in social science, programme management, international development preferred
At least 6 months experience in a similar Field Co Position
At least 1 year experience in humanitarian context involving populations displacement
Experience working with a variety of donors;
Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methodologies required.
Project Management skills
Ability to represent PUI as per the recommendations of the HoM and ensure an efficient and proactive coordination with other actors.
Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Prises en charge
Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing in collective accommodation
Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
Personne chargée de l'offre
Jean-Christophe Ouedraogo, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates