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Administrative and Advocacy Officer

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 13:34
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Job title: Administrative and Advocacy Officer
Organisation: Committee for Employment of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon (CEP)
Job type: National and local associations
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Working area: Beirut, Lebanon
Deadline: January 14, 2013
Job specifications

The Committee for the Employment of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon (CEP) was launched in November 2005, to provide objective and reliable information in the debate on Palestinian refugee employment to national and international stakeholders and to advocate for law change which will allow Palestinian refugees to enter the formal workplace.
The CEP aims at promoting Palestinian refugees’ right to work through conducting research, sharing information, establishing dialogue and constructive debate to establish that the employment of Palestinian refugees and better working conditions is a’ win-win’ scenario for both the Palestinians and the Lebanese.
CEP is unique in its composition as it brings together key actors in the Palestinian refugee employment environment.
The Committee’s members include representatives from:

  • The Lebanese Civil Society
  • The Palestinian Civil Society
  • The International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Member)
  • The Ministry of Labour (Member)
  • The Palestinian Liberation Organization (Member)
  • The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), (Member)
  • The Business Community,  (Member)
  • The Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee (LPDC)
Key responsabilites:

Under the supervision of the CEP Chair and the Committee members, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the advocacy efforts for promoting the right to work and to social protection for Palestinian refugees; utilize the social media and innovative channels to sensitize and advocate for the right to work;
  • Build networks and strong connections with the Lebanese and Palestinian civil society organizations; ensure on-going coordination on common initiatives and activities;
  • Connect and liaise with the media and ensure that CEP’s activities and actions are visible and fully covered;
  • Prepare annual work plan for the CEP in line with the CEP strategic plan; Contribute to the implementation of planned activities and provide all needed facilitation and support for their effective execution. Organize the CEP meetings, coordinate with the committee members, and prepare agenda and meeting minutes. Provide administrative support to meetings and carry out logistical preparations. Ensure that relevant documentation is provided to all members in a timely fashion; carry out follow-up actions after each meeting;
  • Follow up with the donors and ensure that CEP work meet the donors’ requirements. Draft progress and annual reports, prepare contracts and follow up on their timely execution. Prepare the CEP annual budget, budget revisions and needed documents for processing of payments; maintain proper documentation of CEP records;
  • Circulate call for proposals to CEP members and report on potential funding opportunities; explore opportunities for resource mobilization and provide support in the development and drafting of project proposals;
  • Organize CEP seminars, workshops, fundraising events and technical meetings. Arrange for venues to hold the events; Review CEP documents and reports before being disseminated or presented during events. Prepare simple presentations in both Arabic and English;
  • Ensure that the CEP database and electronic filing for all CEP papers, research and documents is maintained;
  • Maintain the CEP website and update with relevant information and postings. Ensure that website is regularly updated with recently released studies and reports related to employment of Palestinian.  Disseminate CEP publications and key outputs to concerned stakeholders and partners;
  • Follow up on all administrative and day to day issues related to CEP and provide support to the CEP chair in making appointments, drafting correspondence and other similar duties;
  • Collect on regular basis media clippings and press releases relevant to the Palestinian refugees and to employment rights and share with CEP members;
  • Coordinate – on regular basis – with the Resource Center for Employment Promotion and provide technical and administrative support to the center when needed;
  • Conduct simple translation from and to Arabic or English;
  • Carry out any other duties for the benefit of the CEP.
Key competencies:
  • Good knowledge of Palestinian issues and employment conditions.
  • Strong communication skills, teamwork and ability to establish and maintain positive working relations.
  • A university degree in social sciences or relevant disciplines;
  • Excellent oral and written command of English and Arabic;
  • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications;
  • Three to five years of relevant working experience.
Contract terms:

CEP promotes gender equality. Thus, both male and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Interested Candidates are invited to send their CV together with a Motivation letter by e-mail to Ms. Rita Mantoufeh
The email should carry the title “CEP Administrative and Advocacy Officer”.
For any information regarding the position please contact Ms. Rita Mantoufeh on +961-1-702582 ext. 11

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