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Project Assistant - Part Time

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 16:50
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Job title: Project Assistant - Part Time
Organisation: Beyond
Job type: National and local associations
Location: Beirut - Lebanon
Working area: Beirut - Lebanon
Job sector: Economic Development
Deadline: February 12, 2014
Job specifications

Beyond Beirut is a Lebanese non-governmental organization with a mission to encourage the development of experiential tourism beyond the city limits of Beirut as a means for sustainable economic development in rural Lebanon. Since 2010, Beyond Beirut has been working on destination development and management, tourism promotion and marketing, capacity building of local communities and small tourism businesses, and on building relationships between stakeholders to serve the development of sustainable tourism.
Beyond Beirut is currently implementing a USAID-funded rural tourism project and is looking for a part time Project Assistant.
Preference will be given for applicants who have an understanding of and are familiar with NGO work, preferably with previous NGO experience.

Key responsabilites:
  • Project Assistant will provide general administrative, communication and research support for project including:  
  • Organizing and maintaining project files and databases
  • Handling correspondence and follow-up with outside parties and stakeholders, including mailing, etc.
  • Supporting in organizing events, workshops and meetings
  • Supporting in producing a variety of documents, reports, and whenever applicable other promotional literature
  • Taking notes during working groups and meetings
  • Assisting with monitoring project budget and book keeping
  • Assisting in research and data entry
  • Performing other duties in support of project as required
Key competencies:
  • Candidates for this position are expected to have the following qualifications:
  • High School education or equivalent required, BA in a relevant field is preferable;
  • Minimum of four years office experience, with preference in subject matter and or development projects or within non-profit organizations and/or development organizations;
  • Good writing and verbal skills in Arabic and English. French is an asset. Preference for a previous experience in note taking during focus group discussions and workshops;
  • Good computer skills (including word processing (e.g. Word), spreadsheets (e.g. Excel), e-mail, and browsing the Web;
  • Good communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to travel from time to time to the field;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Positive attitude, integrity and sensitivity to social diversity.
Contract terms:

Successful candidate is required to work up to 100 days and to start immediately. Schedule is flexible.
Interested applicants are requested to send their CVs and letter of interest to by February 12, 2014.
Shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview.

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