Project Officer WDF

  • Project Officer, Lebanon
  • Based in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Opportunity to work for a leading organisation working with and for older people globally

If you're looking to progress your career in a great working environment, please read on.


Our employees have a wide range of benefits including 15 days holiday (plus bank holidays), enhanced maternity and adoption pay. We also actively support our staff with a variety of flexible working arrangements to help balance work and home life.

The organisation
HelpAge International's vision is a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. We are the secretariat of the HelpAge global network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.

HelpAge in Lebanon

Since January 2013, HelpAge has been working in partnership in Lebanon initially with Handicap International on an Inclusion Programme that works with humanitarian responders to ensure humanitarian assistance reaches older people and people with disabilities – two vulnerable groups that are often neglected in humanitarian response.

HelpAge then expanded its programme in order to ensure that appropriate and relevant health care services are available for older refugees in Lebanon, in particular treatment for chronic, non-communicable diseases that affect so many older people. The programme is implemented in partnership with Lebanese local NGOs.


Key responsibilities

In order to meet older people’s humanitarian needs and develop effective strategies and expertise, HelpAge and its partners implement inclusion programmes in Eurasia and Middle East in humanitarian contexts including conflict and displacement settings and in the aftermath of natural disasters.

This post will be based in the HelpAge International project office in Beirut, Lebanon, with key relationships extending across the Lebanon based projects and with all partner organizations offices. The Project Officer should ensure the proper implementation of the following key tasks:

· Monitor all project activities and evaluate the progress towards achieving the project outcomes

· Conduct regular field visits to the project sites

· Support partners in the implementation of planned activities and recommend corrective measures when needed

· Support the project staff in the use and application of the project monitoring tools

· Provide feedback to the project manager on project activities and outputs

· Provide inputs, information and statistics for the project reports

· Assist in coordinating among different partners to ensure effective implementation of project activities

· Conduct regular needs and capacity assessment of project sites and staff and report findings to the project manager

· Identify bottlenecks and suggest plans and strategies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project

· Report  weekly and monthly all project activities to the project manager and write the progress and final report of the project

· Participate in preparing concept notes, project reviews and relevant reports as needed

· Perform other duties as required

· Undertake any other duties as and when necessary to fulfil the objectives of the post and of HelpAge International.


Essential skills, knowledge and experience

The ideal candidate will have:


· Bachelor degree in nursing, public health, health sciences, social sciences or any related field

· Good monitoring skills with attention to details

· Good communication and interpersonal skills

· A min of 2- max of 5 years of experience in a related field

· Experience in designing and/ or using tools for needs assessment, data collection and data analysis

· Expertize in literature review

· Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team

· Arabic Native speaker

· Good Command of English Language


· Master’s degree (is plus)

· Experience of working in the Middle East region

· Knowledge and experience of ageing and issues facing older people in emergencies


This vacancy is open for National Staff, who possess the relevant post requirements.


Closing date: 31st of July 2017

Interview week: Second to Third week of August 2017

Start date: As soon as possible


HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer.

HelpAge International is committed to providing our staff with continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to thrive within an inclusive and diverse environment. As part of our commitment to promoting gender diversity, we are a member of the Business in the Community gender campaign


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