Field coordinator Zahle (F/M) – Lebanon

Médecins du Monde

For more than 40 years, Médecins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies.

Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations.

MdM currently works in 30 countries across all continents where it focuses on 5 priority areas: emergency and crisis, sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction, migrants and displaced populations (health rights), health and environment.

In Lebanon, MdM has been implementing different programmes aiming at strengthening the public health system, while focusing on mental health and psychosocial support. MdM is working on the integration of mental health in the primary healthcare system and contributing to the development of community-based mental healthcare services, opening and running community mental health centers. Activities are based in Beirut, Bekaa Valley and Tripoli. MdM is also expecting to expend its activities at primary health care level, especially on sexual and reproductive health and right including gender-based violence, as access to health care has been deteriorating for all populations living in Lebanon (refugees and nationals) since the beginning of the economical and financial crisis in 2019.


You are responsible for the overall management of MdM programmes in the Bekaa Governorate of Lebanon and ensure deployment of MdM frameworks, policies and procedures through the close collaboration between the programmes and support services departments.

Base Management

  • Ensure adequate information flow within the different departments
  • Oversee and coordinate the general functioning of the base and all departments
  • Create/maintain a “team spirit” within the different departments and amongst the staff

Program implementation and management

  • Responsible for the timely and quality completion of the project activities/tasks as per the workplan
  • Assess continuously the needs and adjust the programmes
  • Ensure data collection and reporting are done as per the deadlines
  • Facilitate learning activities
  • Contribute to the definition/revision of MdM Lebanon strategy by providing inputs for Bekaa governorate
  • Support the identification of programme risks and mitigation measures
  • Contribute to defining the project needs and response including the Emergency Response Mechanism
  • Perform regular field visits to the areas of implementation


  • Ensure familiarity with donors compliance issues
  • Ensure appropriate administrative, financial and logistical procedures are in place, maintained and adhered
  • Be responsible for accurate budget control and overall responsibility for financial management at the pro-ject site in line with project proposals
  • Ensure proper implementation, training and information about complaint and feedback mechanism

Human Resources Management

  • Manage the team members according the MdM procedure and tools
  • Carry-out the recruitments of the team members and contribute to other recruitments at the field base level when relevant
  • Be responsible for the disciplinary and grievance procedures of the team
  • Maintain good inter-team communications, engender good team dynamics and take suitable action when problems occur
  • Support team members professionally and monitor and support stress management, including regular documented team meetings for planning and reporting purposes
  • Ensure all new team members are adequately briefed on arrival in the field and departing team members are debriefed, including awareness on PSEA
  • Be responsible for capacity building and training of personnel in collaboration with all technical coordinators


  • Carry out representation with other NGOs including the LHIF Bekaa, UN agencies, local and national government bodies, traditional authorities, donors and other relevant parties at field level
  • Participate on a regular basis in all relevant meetings and be collaborative and build a strong relation-ship with all partners working in the area
  • Represent MdM to donors, authorities, NGOs and other parties as necessary, when relevant and with the general coordinator’s approval.

Safety and Security Management

  • Ensure team security and safety
  • Monitor the political and security situation in the project areas
  • Ensure that appropriate security guidelines are developed, communicated, adhered to, and regularly reviewed with the General Coordinator accordingly
  • Ensure timely and accurate security/incident reports are sent to the General Coordinator.

Status : Employee Contract : Fixed-term contract
Duration : 6 months

Starting date: as soon as possible
Gross monthly salary: 3 362 euros
Premium equal to one month salary paid in two instalments – minimum of 6 months seniority required
Expatriation bonus (10% gross salary per month)
Transportation cost, vaccines and visas covered
Guesthouse housing
22.5 recovery days per year
5 weeks of paid leaves per year
Health insurance (60% covered by MdM and 40% by the employee)
Insurance (repatriation…)
Teleworking agreement for positions eligible to telework: 110 days/year (2.5 days teleworking on average per week) with a minimum of 1 day per week onsite
Médecins du Monde promotes trainings and internal mobility
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University degree in social or political sciences, social communication, health promotion or related studies
Desirable degree in Project Management or HR Management
Experience with a NGO working, preferably within the health sector for at least 5 years
Previous experience of project planning and budget holding; proposal and report writing.
Knowledge and understanding of project management tools (Logical Framework analysis, project cycle management, objectives and indicators etc.).
Experience in security management at the field site level.
Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style (experience managing national and ex-patriate staff)
Excellent knowledge of Windows office package (Word, Excel, Outlook…)
Languages: English is mandatory (oral and written), Arabic would be an asset.
You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

Médecins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.

How to apply

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Deadline: 30 Jun 2023