Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator

Action against Hunger is an international non-governmental, private, apolitical, non-religious and non-profit organization created in 1979. Its goal is to combat hunger and dangerous situations that threaten men, women, and children. Currently 500 expats and more than 5,000 employees are working for Action against Hunger in more than forty-six countries working in projects concerning four areas of focus: nutrition, health, food security and water and sanitation.

In Lebanon, the Syrian crisis continues to generate political, social, and economic pressure due to the war in Lebanon and keeps more than 1.5 million refugees in a situation of increasing vulnerability. In this environment of political, economic and social uncertainty, our teams have maintained their high levels of humanitarian response and aid to Lebanon. Likewise, our interventions have been maintained in the Bekaa and northern areas, as well as in the south of the country, with a special focus on working in partnership or in consortium with other organizations and on institutional strengthening of the relationship with both donors. institutional, such as with local authorities and entities.

The Food Security & Livelihood Coordinator will be responsible of:

The FSL Coordinator will be responsible for the revision and implementation of the FSL component of the Mission Strategy according to the Country priorities, as defined in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan and AAH priorities in the FSL sector. Furthermore, the FSL Coordinator will design the programs along with the OPE Dept., support field implementation, monitoring, and reporting on current and future AAH Food Security and Livelihoods projects in Lebanon.

Objective 1: Understanding and analyzing the Food security and Livelihoods sector in Lebanon and define priorities of intervention according to the Countries’ strategic priorities, the humanitarian community sector guidance and Action Against Hunger principles of action (30%)

  • Collect and analyze primary and secondary data related to the Food Security and Livelihoods sector in Lebanon;
  • Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through a literature review, stakeholders coordination and design and implementation of relevant needs assessments;
  • Monitor the implementation of the FSL mission strategy, its revision and its cost effectiveness.
  • Understand the humanitarian situation regarding FSL and nutrition, the context of intervention and analyze the FSL humanitarian situation
  • Support to produce the FSL and sections of project proposals in accordance with the formats and deadlines of funding bodies and incorporating learning and evidence from ongoing projects when needed
  • Collecting and analyzing the gaps and opportunities in agricultural sector in Lebanon and initiating new agricultural need and assessments, context analysis in rural areas and value chain assessments.

Objective 2: Ensure the active participation of AAH in national sectoral coordination and technical forums and develop sectoral partnerships (35%)

  • Ensure effective communication with stakeholders involved in Food Security (meetings, data sharing through existing platforms and brainstorming) and with local authorities involved in strategy and project definition and/or implementation;
  • Represent AAH in relevant external coordination meetings (Technical Working Groups: Food Security & Agriculture, Livelihoods, Social Stability, CASH; Donors; Local authorities and Civil Society at national level or regional if required);
  • Represent AAH in Basic Assistance Working Group Meetings, Co-leading the sector; organize NGOs (local and international) in basic assistance and advocate NGO voice in the sector;
  • Be responsible of the AAH contribution to the various action plans in the Basic Assistance, Food Security & Agriculture as well as Livelihoods sectors.
  • Analyze and develop effective operational partnerships and oversight on the implementation and monitoring of programmes to ensure timely and effective implementation and financial management;
  • Promote the partnerships (civil society, NGOs, authorities, private sector, etc) and the enhancement of their capacities

Objective 3: Ensure quality and equity control, follow up and monitoring 20%)

  • Ensure quality, pertinence, innovation, efficiency, effectiveness and multisectoral of the FSL programs and interventions
  • Participate in the development of technical and innovation tools related to FSL projects (Monitoring tools, Technical requirements, ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports ) in direct relation with Programme Manager, Country Director, MEAL Coordinator and Head of Base. Review and apply new approaches when needed
  • Validate the keys stages, the methodologies of the projects and the FSL parts of internal reports and reports to funding agencies, as well as amendments to projects, with contributions by the teams
  • Review, update and edit documents produced by the FSL team
  • Identify program constraints and problems during implementation, propose solutions and implement changes accordingly;
  • Develop an adequate monitoring and evaluation plan linked with the relevant strategy indicators; formalize the results in a report to be shared with supervisory staff;
  • Report activities achievements both internally (to supervisory staff and team members) and externally (donors and partners).
  • Suggest, support and develop evaluations and reports linked with the ongoing projects to be shared with supervisory staff

Objective 4: FSL team support and capacity building (15%)

  • Participate in the recruitment and assess the capacity of the team, suggest and conduct trainings, and propose new recruitments whenever required
  • Support to the team through coordination meetings and capacity building initiatives
  • Identify the FSL and nutrition team training needs and propose training plans to the staff and HR
  • Agreement on goals and objectives with key staff and monthly assessment of progress against outputs;

Objective 5: Security

  • Respect the security rules specified in the mission and base security plan, see to it that the team under his/her responsibility complies with the security plan and perform the security management tasks that can be assigned in its protocols.
  • Communicate to the security managers of the working location any security related information or noncompliance with the security plan

Objective 6: Support humanitarian activities of Action Against Hunger

  • Support the emergency interventions of the organization as per the employee’s abilities.
  • Support any activity that helps reaching our humanitarian goals, as per the employee’s abilities.
  • Promote gender equality within the humanitarian and/or development work


  • Bachelor’s and/or Masters Degree in Food Security or Related Field, preferably with academic background in Humanitarian Action;
  • Livelihoods program design and implementation, preferably in the Middle East.
  • Agricultural livelihoods and rural development knowledge is a great asset. Knowledge of PCM is a must
  • At least 5 years previous field experience in a relief NGO, ideally in a similar role.
  • Previous experience in security management and humanitarian negotiation.

Action Against Hunger – Lebanon seeks to promote gender equality and is committed to empowering women to participate effectively in their communities, we strongly encourage women to apply.

We Strongly encourage people with disabilities to apply.

ACF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, and abuse (SEA)

How to apply

Eligible candidates are invited to apply the earliest possible as we are screening applications on a rolling basis.

Only the applications received through our website will be taken into consideration.

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