Project Worker

South Lebanon

Full Time

  • Deadline for Applications: 15th December 2018
  • Job DESCRIPTION: Location: Based in Lebanon (South)

    Date required to start: 01/01/2019

    End of Project: 31/10/2019

    Fixed term contract.

    Hours: No more than 40 hours per week

    Reporting to: Designated Line Manager of the organisation


    The Project worker will recruit and work with volunteers who will engage with the local communities and identify and record the cultural heritage of the communities using digital technology.

    Please see job specification below for essential criteria.

    This position is based in Lebanon and the post holder will be required to travel in-country to project locations. Travel and all country-based activities will be supported to ensure staff safety at all times. Housing, travel and medical allowances will be made in addition to the project fee. The post holder must be available during the entire project period and must attend all training sessions.

    Project Objectives

    The project will identify and record the cultural heritage of the communities living in the identified camps using digital technology.

    Volunteers, supported by Project Workers, will work with the community to

    identify, research and document intangible cultural heritage
    use digital techniques to record and catalogue this heritage

    The information will be

    shared with the community
    made available to all through the American University of Beirut

    The project will engage the community through outreach work to

    help to generate community understanding
    signpost other collections and information depositories.
    build links and understanding between the refugee and non-refugee population
    build the skills of the volunteers

    The project will offer training to staff members and volunteers including

    Introduction to heritage
    Oral history training
    The use of ICT equipment
    Recording and interpretation
    Cataloguing and Archiving
    Community engagement


    Manage and document the Cultural Heritage Project
    Manage the recruitment of volunteers through a range of engagement techniques
    Organise and support induction training for volunteers
    Deliver community engagement activities within regions
    Document and preserve cultural heritage in line with the quality guidelines issued by the American University of Beirut (full training will be provided)

    Responsibilities include:

    Ensure all project staff and volunteers adhere to the policies and procedures
    Ensure all project staff and volunteers use digital technology
    Comply with all reporting procedures
    Assist with, and ensure, project objectives are achieved
    Ensure volunteers record and preserve cultural heritage responsibly
  • Job Qualifications: Education/Training/Qualifications: Essential Criteria: Applicants must have completed secondary level education and have qualifications equivalent to A level e.g. Baccalauréat Libanais, Baccalauréat Technique Desirable Criteria: Qualification equivalent to Degree level Qualification/s relating to the following: Sociology, Economics, Human Rights, international development, international studies, languages Knowledge and Experience : Essential Criteria: Project planning and management Co-ordinating and supporting volunteers Delivering training sessions for volunteers Delivering safeguarding policies and procedures Managing Project budget Desireable Criteria: Knowledge of NGO strategies and policies Experience of monitoring and evaluating project objectives Knowledge of appropriate national/international procedures and policies and regulatory codes Conducting research and evaluations Practical skills: Essential Criteria: Ability to communicate effectively to diverse group of people Ability to provide leadership of volunteers Interpret project objectives Excellent and effective written and oral skills Ability to use IT Be proficient in English and Arabic Desirable Criteria Ability to communicate in middle-eastern dialects Ability to use a wide range of digital technology including film recording Specialist Knowledge: Essential Criteria: Experience of working with NGOs Desirable Criteria: Experience of working with NGOs in Lebanon/Middle East Liaising with NGOs/ Government officials Specialist knowledge around intangible Cultural Heritage Specialist knowledge in documenting and preserving intangible heritage/physical artefacts Delivering cultural heritage focused projects Behavioural competencies: Essential Criteria: Handling insecure environments Planning and delivering results Communicating with impact and respect Working with people Personal Circumstances: Must be legally entitled to work in Lebanon Must NOT have a criminal record indicating unsuitability to work with children/young people/vulnerable adults/finance (DBS check as appropriate) Commitment to travel as necessary within the project delivery country for the entire length of project (see dates) Willingness to work evenings and weekends if necessary