WASH and Consortium Advisor

Croix-Rouge Française

Beirut, , LB

Context of the position

The French Red Cross has been working since September 2013 in Iraq, Jordan, Yemen and Lebanon through wash, livelihood and relief programs. Since 2009, FRC is operating hand in hand with the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC), working towards the capacity building of its Disaster Management Unit (DMU) – created in 2013, more specifically with the Wash Department. Since 2016, FRC is leading a Wash partnership composed of ICRC, Swedish RC and LRC, providing support to LRC in both technical matters and management of the allocated funds.
This Wash partnership is a new approach, allowing the National Society to increase its reactivity towards the beneficiaries and ensure an efficient coordination between partners and quality reporting to the donors. Under the authority of the Head of Delegation in Beirut and in close collaboration with the Wash Project Manager of the LRC’s DMU, the Wash Advisor will be in charge of managing the relations with the partners involved, whilst also helping LRC’s Wash department to improve their implementation and reporting skills. In 2017, the partnership will be turned towards a community-based approach upon the request of LRC.

The position

Based both at LRC headquarters level and FRC delegation, under the direct responsibility of the French Red Cross Head of Delegation, with a functional link to LRC DMU Program Coordinator, and with the support of DMU Wash Program Manager, you will be in charge of:
  • The management / animation of FRC/SwRC/ICRC Wash partnership led by FRC, in close coordination with LRC
  • Advising / supporting / training DMU LRC Wash department to access institutional donors
  • If requested by LRC, advising / supporting DMU LRC Wash department to develop its strategy
  • If requested by LRC, reinforcing or developing LRC DMU Wash capacities with a special focus on community based approach activities
  • Supervising or monitoring implementation of wash activities
  • Advising on good coordination practices with LRC Logistic, finance and administration services linked to wash activities
Hierarchical link
The delegate reports to the DMU Program Coordinator and FRC Head of Delegation
The delegate will be managing 2 Swedish Red Cross Wash Project Managers (in charge of their own project, and collaborating with the Lebanese Red Cross in parallel)
Functional links
  • in HQ: WASH technical advisor
  • within Lebanon Delegation: logistic and administration/finance departments
  • collaborates with LRC DMU Wash Departments and all the partners involved
  • holds regular meetings with the project’s donors, and attends upon request other external meetings

Profile of the candidate


  • Minimum 2 years work experience in WASH (community-based approach) and project management
  • Very good knowledge of English written and spoken mandatory
  • RCRC Movement background or experience mandatory
  • Relevant experience with Humanitarian donors (Echo, UN agencies, SDC, AFD, …)
  • Relevant higher education in specific fields (hydrogeology, civil engineer, sociology etc.)
  • Experience in setting up and supporting Wash committees
  • Strong experience in program management (planning, implementation, monitoring…)
  • Previous experience in capacity building with a national partner is preferable
  • Previous management in Green Management a strong asset
  • ERU (IFRC Emergency Response Unit) trained profile would be an asset
  • Knowledge of Arabic would be an asset

Personal qualities:

  • Good interpersonal skills and team oriented
  • Capacity building oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Constructive, flexible, dynamic and solution focused
  • Proactive force to challenge the partner with a capacity to step back and let the idea grow


  • Location: Beirut, LEBANON
  • Duration: 12 months
  • To be filled by: february 2017
  • Deadline for application: 28/02/2017
  • Status: expatriate position

The French Red Cross reserves the right to fill the position before the closing date for applications. Thank you.


  • Passport valid for more than 6 months at the moment of departure
  • Up-to-date vaccination card / fitness for travel

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