Start date: As soon as possible

HD’s mediation efforts in Lebanon aim to promote the stability of the country through inclusive and sustainable dialogue.

The Project Officer will contribute to Lebanon projects by supporting the Project Manager both substantively and administratively, closely following up the implementation of the project and monitoring the projects’ compliance with the strategic framework and internal procedures and policies.

Reporting to the Project Manager (PM), the Project Officer (PO) will have the following responsibilities:

Support the strategic development of HD’s work in Lebanon as well as mediation and dialogue processes:

  • Identify – with the team – arising opportunities and mediation entry points, and assess the extent to which they align with HD’s mandate;
  • Contribute to the political analysis generated by the Lebanon team and take part in internal and external political briefings;
  • Together with the Project Manager, maintain and strengthen links with related parties.

Support the projects’ management:

  • Support the PM in coordinating the day-to-day management of the projects, including all operational aspects of the projects: administrative, security &financial matters as well ascontacts with donors;
  • Coordinate with the Lebanon Project Associate and oversee the day-to-day work and deliverables of the Lebanon Political Advisors and consultants;
  • Develop and strengthen quality assurance processes of the projects, including on the reporting standards and consistency of commitments with the donors;
  • Develop, maintain and regularly update internal monitoring systems to ensure timely reporting and project related follow up;
  • Foresee operational and reputational risks in a proactive manner, and address them either individually or jointly with the team;
  • Ensure projects are implemented and reported on a timely and qualitative manner.

Support grants’ management:

  • Keep an up to-date overview of operational matters in respective projects, adress or report challenges to programme delivery; anticipate future requirements and development needs;
  • Act as the programmatic focal point for internal and external donor-requested requirements, and leading the process of preparing and/or reviewing narrative and financial progress and final reports;
  • Monitor Lebanon budgets, including the day-to-day overview of expenditures as well as budget forecasts and budget reviews requested by donors, in close coordination with the Finance Officer;
  • Monitor and evaluate the projects according to HD project lifecycle model;
  • Draft project/fundraising documentation, including concept notes, narrative project proposals, reports, addendums;
  • Support the undertaking of assessment activities and the development of new projects, including: elaborating fundraising documentation for new projects, liaising with the Finance focal points in managing budget assessment.

Maintain an overview of overall implementation of activities:

  • Under the guidance of HD’s Senior Security Advisor, support the PM in drafting, reviewing and updating the Security Guidelines; follow up closely with all team members to ensure compliance;
  • Contribute to the organisation of meetings and events in Lebanon and abroad in collaboration with the respective Logistics Associates/Coordinators;
  • Contribute to the conceptualisation and formulation of meetings agendas, concept notes, draft meeting reports and mission notes for all the different meetings attended;
  • As a member of the MENA team, carry out visits to the region and Europe when needed and maintain a good working knowledge of the facts on the ground.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant area, such as international relations, law, history, political science or equivalent experience;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to conflict resolution and addressing humanitarian issues with at least 5 years of related experience;
  • Very good knowledge of Arabic and a strong command of written and spoken English are mandatory;
  • Structured, analytical and well-organised;
  • Ability to work with short deadlines and under stressful conditions;
  • Strong knowledge of the region and its politics.

Personality: The successful applicant should possess good interpersonal and organizational skills. A flexible team player, s/he must be detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task under tight deadlines.

If you are interested in this position and meet the required criteria defined above, please send your

resume and a cover letter in a single PDF file by 15 December 2022 to

Please indicate “Project Officer – Lebanon” in the subject line of your e-mail.HD is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit