Starting date : July 2020
Duration of Mission: 6 months
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a Humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilian victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by addressing their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads on average 200 projects per year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 6 million people in more than 22 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Europe.
Humanitarian situation, needs and consequences:
As the Syrian Crisis is in its ninth year, the number of Syrians seeking refuge in other countries has reached an unprecedented scale. With more than 250,000 people killed, 1.2 million injured and 6.5 million people displaced, there are now 13.5 million vulnerable people inside Syria alone. Over 4.5 million refugees from Syria have fled to neighboring countries particularly Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.
After Turkey, Lebanon is the second host country for Syrian refugees with over 1.125 million refugees registered for an overall population of less than 4.5 million (Source: LCRP 2016). Prior to this crisis, Lebanon was already hosting 250.000 Palestinian refugees. This long lasting presence increases the pressure on the national infrastructures and social services, in a country where 330.000 Lebanese are under the poverty line.
An unprecedented number of civilians (refugees and host communities) are affected by the protracted Syrian crisis, in terms of increased impoverishment and vulnerability. Syrian refugees in particular are exposed to constant violation of the Humanitarian laws, with little perspective for them to reach a sustainable solution (resettlement to a third country, local integration or return to country of origin). There are not located in camps but scattered in areas inhabited by impoverished and vulnerable Lebanese communities further stretching limited or non-existent sources of income and public services at the local level
Our actions in the field:
Present in the country since 1996, PUI (registered as PU-AMI in Lebanon) has a long experience in assisting conflict affected populations in the country. Since 2012, PUI has been actively involved in the Lebanon emergency response to the Syrian crisis with presence in the North (Akkar), T5 (Tripoli) Mount Lebanon and, South (Saida) of Lebanon.
In 2018, PUI aims to reinforce the ability of each vulnerable community to become self-reliant and resilient to crisis, through 3 strategic pillars targeting the most vulnerable populations (Poorest Lebanese, most vulnerable Syrians Refugees, Populations of Palestinian camps) :
- Access to quality infrastructure and services
- Access to safe, stable, sufficient and sustainable livelihoods
- Core humanitarian assistance for most vulnerable individuals
As part of our actions in Lebanon, we are looking for an Administrative and Finance Coordinator in Beirut
The Administration and Finance Coordinator is accountable for the sound financial, accounting and budgetary management of the mission as well as the administrative and legal records.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Financial, budgetary and accounting management: S/he is responsible for all aspects relating to finance, including budgetary and accounting elements, as well as the mission cash flow.
- Administrative and legal management: S/he supervises administrative financial records and guarantees that the status and functioning of the mission are in legal accordance with PUI management standards and the requirements of the intervention country and donor requirements.
- Representation: S/he represents the association in its relations with partners, authorities and different local players for the financial, and administrative aspects of the mission
- Coordination: S/he centralizes and diffuses information within the mission and to headquarters for all financial, administrative, aspects of the mission, and consolidates the internal and external reporting for these domains.
You’ll find more detailed informations in the job description below.
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Expériences / Formation
- Financial/accounting management
- Technical experience in administration and finance
Knowledge and personnals skills:
- Knowledge of institutional donor procedures (ECHO, Europe aid, OFDA, UN agencies…)
- Good knowledge of the financial administration of a humanitarian mission.
- Training and capacity building skills
- Pack Office : Excel compulsory
- Excellent command in writing and editing documents in both English and French
- Fixed-Term Contrat 6 months
- Starting Date: July 2020
- Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200€ up to 2 530€ depending on the experience in international solidarity + 50€ per semester with PUI.
- Cost Covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
- Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
- Housing: in collective accommodation – possibility of individual housing
- Daily Living Expenses (« Per diem »)
- Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months
- Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months
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