Emergency Project Manager - LEBANON
HI , Bong, Liberia
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Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.
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JOB CONTEXT :
Explosion in Beirut port (4th of August 2020)
On August 4th, at approximately 18h00 (local time), a warehouse at the Beirut Port containing large quantities of ammonium nitrate exploded. After an initial explosion, a subsequent blast caused widespread damage, with reports of damage more than 25 kilometers radius from the port area. The explosions and ensuing fires reportedly released toxic materials in the environment. First responders searched through the night to reach survivors. Debris from the explosions obstructed efforts to assist victims. More than 135 deaths have been reported, with an additional 5,000 people injured. More than 100 people are missing. Hospitals have been overwhelmed with casualties. Reports indicate that many patients have been treated in makeshift conditions, including on sidewalks and in parking lots. Some facilities have reportedly had to turn away patients. The explosions come as many Intensive care units (ICU) are already reaching capacity with COVID-19 patients.
The blasts have also damaged numerous buildings in the Greater Beirut area. Multiple medical facilities, including several major hospitals, sustained structural damage. Four hospitals have been destroyed and evacuated. Numerous residences have also been damaged or destroyed. The Government of Lebanon estimates that the explosions have left more than 300,000 people homeless. On 5 August, the Government of Lebanon declared a two-week state of emergency in Beirut. Beirut declared as a disaster-stricken city. The port of Beirut, a vital infrastructure of the country, being the epicenter of the explosion, has been completely destroyed and therefore imports of food (approx. 80% of grain enters through the port), medicine and aid will be compromised. All imports and exports have been redirected to the Tripoli Port, which is about 85 kilometers north of Beirut.
HI has currently several projects in Lebanon in the North (Toula) and in Beqaa Valley (Zahle and Arsal) as well as in Beirut. Projects are for their majority on protection (including rehab), IHA, MH, AVR (clearance and MRE) with consortium for part of them. Donors include DFID, CDCS, WRA, Japan. During the COVID crisis, some projects have been adapted to the crisis including 2 modalities of work which can be maintained or developed:
Emergency rehab access: support from HI providing immediate access for people the most in need
PSS first Aid: provided to beneficiaries during the confinement but helped to identify new needs and emergency situation for a large number.
Following the explosion, HI has quickly launched assessment/action in the field of physical and functional rehabilitation as well as an assessment in the field of emergency basic needs (WaSH, Shelter, Food, etc.) with the aim of designing a strategy of intervention tackling the immediate effect of the explosion but also the post-explosion recovery needs, in the context of the pre-existing socio-economic crisis. In order to do so, HI deployed 3 emergency response in order to support the program on-going mobilization: an Emergency Livelihood Manager, an Emergency Manager and an ATLAS Assessment Manager.
Based in Beirut, under the direct responsibility of Country Manager, and with the support of the regional and HQ teams, (operational and technical), you will be responsible for:
- Finalising the emergency strategy of intervention;
- Ensuring a smooth coordination between the intervention components under your responsibility;
- Ensuring that needed transversal technical support between the intervention components are implemented and followed;
- Setting up and ensuring the continuous monitoring of the activities under your management including qualitative and quantitative monitoring;
- Managing the team under your responsibility, including regular meeting and guidance, development of individual action plans when necessary;
- In coordination with the logistics and the administrative departments, ensuring the respect of the administrative and logistics procedures within the intervention under your management;
- Managing the project budget and following-up the expenses as well as providing monthly budget forecast;
- Developing and maintaining an efficient referral system as well as potential operational partnerships within the project;
- Regularly reporting on the above activities (statistic, review monthly objectives, etc.) as per requests;
YOUR PROFILE :
- High degree diploma is recommended
- At least 2 years of professional experience in the field of emergency intervention implementation & coordination
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills is expected
- Proven organisational skills is necessary
- French or English mandatory (oral and written)
- Strong project and team management skills mandatory
- Strong communication and reporting skills
- Ability to work under high pressure with a great level of personal organisation
- Strong interpersonal and multicultural skills
- High level of autonomy and initiative
- Starting date : ASAP
- Length of the contract: 3 month**
- Employee status, according to experience :
Salary from 2214 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
Perdiem : 837.76net/month
Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
Paid holiday : 25 days per year
R&R : Level 1 : 1 day per month
Status : position open to unaccompanied
Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI