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Field Coordinators- South

JOB TITLE:               Field Coordinator (2 positions)

LOCATION:              South with potential travel to Beirut

REPORTS TO:          Operation Manager

BALADI is a program funded by USAID. The program aims at supporting municipalities that demonstrate real commitment to participatory, equitable, and effective decentralized local governance and economic development. The BALADI entails a nationwide competitive process to support municipalities, unions of municipalities and clusters of municipalities that illustrate a strong commitment to change and local development and that generate innovative solutions to the provision of public services, citizen engagement, and economic issues facing their communities.

Position summary:

The field coordinator will be responsible of the day-to-day field operations of RMF BALADI projects that will be implemented in the Nabatieh, Sour, Marjeyoun, Bint Jbeil and Hasbaya areas.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate implementation of Program activities in targeted areas.
  • Summarize, evaluate and update on a regular basis the programs in accordance with the established planning schedules.
  • Maintain regular contact with Municipalities and local partners
  • Liaise with other organizations, if needed.
  • Determine any changes to the plan and report to the Operation Manager.
  • Contribute to the monthly activities report.
  • Coordinate with municipalities and other relevant stakeholders
  • Assisting in collecting all needed data.
  • Identify and report success stories.

Professional skills:

  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication and reporting skills.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic; French is a plus
  • Share key humanitarian values
  • Possess an analytical approach
  • Possesses organizational skills/ Energetic and tenacious

Qualification:

  • Should be the holder of a Lebanese Baccalaureate degree with at least 4 years of relevant work experience or Bachelor degree with 2 years of experience.
  • Should possess a car or other means of transportation.

Please send your CV to “apply@rmf.org.lb” mentioning the position title in the subject of your email.

Civil Engineer – Consultant

JOB TITLE:              Civil Engineer – Consultant

LOCATION:              RMF projects all over Lebanon

REPORTS TO:          Senior Civil Engineer

The Building Alliance for Local Advancement, Development, and Investment (BALADI) program is a USAID funded program that supports locally-generated socio-economic development projects throughout Lebanon. The BALADI program seeks to encourage service delivery by local governments through municipal projects that respond to citizens’ needs. It assists municipalities and communities that have collaborated together to prepare and well plan for livelihood improvement projects.

Position summary:

The Civil Engineer will be technically supporting RMF/BALADI team to ensure the execution of Construction works and installation of equipment for USAID/Baladi Projects. He/she will also play an advisory role to BALADI’s stakeholders in ensuring the sustainability of these initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee day to day project implementation and ensure effective and timely completion of the infrastructure interventions according to project specifications and standards.
  • Supervise the implementation of the technical components of the project contracted;
  • Ensure proper project implementation, full compliance with required standards and specifications.
  • Conduct regular Site inspection to check if the works on site are moving as per drawing, as per material approved, as per method statement and as per quality control procedure.
  • Generate, in coordination with the Operation Manager and the Deputy Program Director, designs, illustrations, and Bills of Quantities (BOQs) for the required projects.
  • Conduct field assessments and coordinate with different stakeholders to determine scope of work, resource requirements, and estimated costs.
  • Monitor work progress as per USAID/Baladi regulations and standards.
  • Ensure proper implementation of Quality Assurance / Quality Control procedure.
  • Support the Operation Manager in establishing and maintaining proper project documentation and records, including but not limited to:
    • Needs assessments questionnaires, monitoring questionnaires, certificates of vouchers receipts, consolidated list of beneficiaries, photos etc.
    • Identify equipment and material needs by developing detailed bill of quantities (BOQ), and in co-operation with the local Procurement team assess what is available in the local market.
    • Filing Quality Assurance / Quality Control documentation.
    • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Professional skills:

  • Qualified presentation skills and ability to communicate to large audiences.
  • Qualified people skills with ability to communicate effectively in person, verbally and in writing.
  • Strong communication & leadership skills and the ability to organize and conduct meetings & workshops.
  • Ability to work in the office and travel on-location.
  • Mastery of computerized tools, specifically with Autocad, Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • 5+ years professional experience in Site and Field Engineering
  • 5+ years professional experience in performing inspections in the civil discipline on construction projects
  • Qualified in language and writing skills and ability to produce high quality professional reports, and technical summaries
  • Fluent in English and Arabic.
  • Previous experience with USAID funded construction projects is a plus.

Please send your CV by COB 11 February 2019 to “apply@rmf.org.lb” mentioning the position title in the subject of your email.

External Business Consultant

JOB TITLE:              Civil Engineer – Consultant

LOCATION:              RMF projects all over Lebanon

REPORTS TO:         Program Director

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded Rene Moawad Foundation (RMF) the ‘Building Alliance for Local Advancement, Development, and Investment (BALADI) Program’ CA No. AID-268-A-12-00004 on September 30, 2012. RMF-awarded BALADI program implementation period extends to January 21, 2021 and aims at improving the delivery of public services by local government, fostering  the process of democratic decentralization that facilitates greater direct participation by the citizens in governance, and encouraging users in local decisions to look positively at environmental and gender equity practices thus transforming municipalities in Lebanon into effective agents for leading local socio-economic development through democratic engagement of the civic sector and citizenry.

Position summary:

Under the BALADI program, the External Business Consultant Scope of Work comprises, in general:

  1. Coordinate closely with RMF and its partner(s) to ensure proper implementation of BALADI program activities and work on providing solutions to possible problems encountered during the course of implementation.
  2. Collaborate with RMF at the field level to engage municipalities and local and national private sector actors.
  3. Ensure proper documentation of all tasks/studies/trainings completed under the program.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

External Business Consultant specific tasks are the following:

  1. Assist BALADI in developing needs assessments for the selection of projects.
  2. Assist BALADI in developing a feasibility study for pre-selected projects.
  3. Assist BALADI projects’ implementing parties (municipalities and their respective partners, project committees, beneficiaries, potential operating parties, and others) in drafting their operation and management plans as needed, and deliver field and in-house trainings.
  4. Follow up with municipalities on proper management and operation of projects, upon request from RMF.
  5. Whenever needed, and upon request from RMF:
    1. Offer Short Term Technical Assistance (STTAs) to BALADI participating and targeted municipalities by respective projects and as identified by RMF. The STTA topics include, but not limited to:
  • Institutional Planning and Management.
  • Project Management.
  • Strategic Planning.
  • Sources and tools for projects’ sustainability.
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, Budgeting and other financial concerns.
  • Feasibility Studies.

Note that STTAs will depend on the required and needed terms of reference and expertise determined during the course of implementation and based on the nature of the municipal project to be implemented.

    1. Provide linkages to the potential private sector and support public-private partnership to ensure projects sustainability,

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

The External Business Consultant shall report to and receive overall policy guidance from the RMF BALADI Deputy Program Director. The External Business Consultant shall work closely with the RMF BALADI Deputy Program Director and together they will plan key implementation activities as required.

  1. TITLE OF PROPERTY

All outputs produced by the External Business Consultant under this Scope of Work, including, but not limited to data, materials, writings, reports, outlines, drafts, any other materials or deliverables, is the intellectual property of RMF.

Please send your CV by COB 26 February 2019 to “apply@rmf.org.lb” mentioning the position title in the subject of your email.