Deputy Country Director Programme (M/F) – CARE Lebanon

CARE France
  • Location
    Paris, France
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 01

Position description

CARE established its presence in Lebanon in 2006 and has been responding to the Syrian Crisis since late 2012. Among CARE’s key imperatives is putting people it serves first through implementing cutting edge programming in areas it operates. CARE currently carries out activities in Beirut, Mount Lebanon, Akkar, North Lebanon, South Lebanon, and the Beqaa Valley. CARE implements both emergency and development projects contributing to livelihood, food security, protection, gender, shelter, and water, sanitation and hygiene. It targets the most vulnerable people and populations, both host communities and refugees. Over the course of 10 years, it has supported over than half a million beneficiaries.

In Lebanon, CARE’s program strategy for the upcoming years will focus on strengthening and expanding its emergency response and capacity to provide basic assistance services while pursuing development projects in areas of food security and livelihood support, gender and protection. CARE intends to maintain its presence in all areas of Lebanon.

CARE Lebanon has scaled up rapidly over the past few years and today it has about 60 staff members, with more than 15 different local/international partner organizations. 90% of the team is composed of national staff, with a symbolic number of international members.

Over the forthcoming period CARE Lebanon will undergo major important processes which involve Country Strategic Presence, Partnership Programme Oversight and scaling up operations in different parts of Lebanon working in area of Gender, Protection, Livelihoods, and most importantly emergency response and with concept of durable Solution. CARE Lebanon has already worked on its key functions for the forthcoming years and Partnership Program Oversight is one of the key fundamentals. So, it is expected from this post holder to strongly contribute to massive changes in ways of working when it comes to the actual implementation of the programs but also in terms of programme development in a challenging and highly competitive environment.

Details of the missions General mission

The DCD Programme leads on all programme design, development, implementation, partnership as well as monitoring and reporting.

He/She is a member of the Senior Management Team and contributes to the strategic decision-making and direction setting of the country programme and contributes to the construction of the country presence review.
He/she contributes to CARE's Vision 2030. The ACD Programme provides strategic leadership in the areas of program development, quality, impact, implementation and partnership and ensures that CARE's programmes/projects make a significant contribution to reducing poverty and social injustice. He/ she is responsible for overseeing the development, testing and implementation of new and innovative program approaches that are synchronized with the country office (CO) program strategy. He/she will work closely with and be supported by the program units of involved CARE International Member Partners, CARE France and CARE Global levels.

The ACD Programs is responsible for ensuring integration across key programs and in particular, the BASATINE project with an emphasis on developing strong links between development and emergency programs as well as in building resilience.
This is a key position with CARE in Lebanon, demanding significant experience, professional maturity and balance, creativity, vision, and commitment.


People Skills

Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and mentor local and international staff and also able to work with crisis- affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.

Communication Skills

Well-developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders as a representative of CARE. This includes effective negotiation and representation skills.

Work style

Is well planned and organized even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative and decision making with competent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Personal skills

  • Integrity: Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment to CARE's core values and humanitarian principles,

  • Resilience/Adaptability and flexibility: Ability to operate effectively under extreme circumstances including stress, high security risks and harsh living conditions. Works and lives with a flexible, adaptable and resilient manner,

  • Awareness and sensitivity of self and others: Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to gender and diversity. Have experience and the ability to live and work in diverse cultural contexts in a culturally appropriate manner. Has a capacity to make accurate self-assessment particularly in high stress and high security contexts.

    Languages skills

  • English is mandatory

  • Arabic and French are an asset

    Education and Experience

    Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International relations, or related fields.

    Minimum of five years’ experience in a complex humanitarian and development environment in a similar position

    Application condition and modalities

    Contract: fixed term contract of 12 months - renewable
    Start date: ASAP
    Manager: Country Director of CARE Lebanon
    Salary for Expat status: according to profile and CARE France salary grid from 50 850 EUR to 54 317 EUR per year for Expatriate contracts.

    Location: Beirut, Lebanon

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