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As the Syria crisis enters its seventh year, more than 4.4 million Syrian refugees are living in neighboring countries. The refugee influx has exacerbated underlying structural tensions and aggravated political, security and social concerns. Lebanon has seen its population increase by over 30% in recent years, absorbing over 1 million registered Syrian refugees, thereby giving it the highest ratio of refugees per capita in the world. Resentment towards Syrian refugees has increased in host community in Lebanon as public infrastructure, services and resources are increasingly strained. This is of particular concern in the northern and southern areas of Lebanon (North, Akkar, Saida and Tyre) where high unemployment rates and chronic poverty are prevalent amongst host communities and the proportion of Syrian refugees is greatest.


A common goal of civil society has been to create inclusive and enabling environment for youth leaders of different backgrounds where they can have an active role in community centered programs. Adolescents aged 12 to 17 represent a critical cohort that need specific attention and investment. Youth from this age group are largely missing out on psychosocial support, education and skills building programs as they are increasingly either forced to stay indoors for their safety – the case for many adolescent girls – or to work to help provide income for the family – the case for many adolescent boys. Youth can and should be a positive force in a community with their desire for action and change, plus their importance as role models for their younger siblings.


WarChild Holland (WCH), the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) with the WorldCoaches program and Right to Play (RTP) have designed a youth leaders project, called Sport and Humanitarian Assistance (SaHA), that will tackle the issues of social cohesion, peaceful co-existence and youth development, and that will give youth leaders opportunities to engage the communities they live in.


Through the pilot intervention of SaHA in 2016 - 2017, the project partners were able to:

-        Strengthen relations between the refugee and host communities using football as an entry point to engage communities while providing children and young people with a healthy outlet during their free time;

-        Provide life skills and psychosocial support to Lebanese and non-Lebanese youth, using football as an entry point as well as developing and supporting youth leaders;

-        Better protect children from abuse, violence, and exploitation by raising awareness within communities and by building the capacity of local actors involved in the child protection system.

Description of the project

Phase 2 of the project capitalizes on achieved results, lessons learned and recommendations of the pilot phase to design an intervention that responds to the needs of the communities it serves and that ensures that all components and activities’ packages are designed following a community-based, participatory approach with target beneficiaries and communities. The target groups are Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian youth leaders and children living in most vulnerable communities (youth leaders: ages 18 and above, and children: ages 12 to 17).


War Child, Right to Play (RTP) and KNVB WorldCoaches (further referred to as KNVB) staff will facilitate project activities to ensure the development of all agents engaged in the process. Hence, to do so, the project Sports and Humanitarian Assistance (SaHA) Phase 2 will retain youth leaders that participated in Phase 1 and increase their capacity and skills in order to enhance and sustain the implementation on the field. The main aim of SaHA Phase 2 is to increase the capacity of engaged youth leaders, to support those who show leadership to develop themselves into peer educators and to increase the total number of active youth leaders, youth committees, and parent committees in two main regions in Lebanon, the Northern region (Tripoli and Akkar) and Southern region (Saida and Tyre).

SaHA Phase 2 beneficiaries
Youth leaders (310 total), ages above 18
  1. 70 youth leaders continuing from Phase 1, of which:
    1. 30 youth leaders selected to become peer educators
    2. 40 youth leaders continue implementing activities 
    1. 1500 parents and caregivers of the children will participate in      awareness sessions on topics requested during the needs assessment, and explaining the aim and goals of the project and being involve in some of the life skills activities.
  2. 160 new youth leaders, trained on football coaching and life skills training. 
  3. 80 new youth leaders, trained on community action plans and youth committees  and CP mapping
70 + 160 + 80 = 310 youth leaders
Children (3.950 total), ages 12 to 17
  1. 3.450 children participate in football and life skills sessions led by youth leaders
  2. 500 children participate in youth committee action plans
3.450 + 500 = 3.950 children 
Parents and caregivers (1.620 total)
  1. 120 Parents/Caregivers will learn on how to form and lead a Parent Committee
  2. 1500 + 120= 1,620


Proof of Concept Purpose


The Proof of Concept (PoC) serves to test the theory of change that sports and life skills sessions improve social cohesion. The PoC uses theory-based evaluation methods to generate evidence of change at the level of social cohesion resulting from the use of sport-for development methodology.


The specific objectives guiding this study are:

- To generate evidence of change in social cohesion as a result of the intervention using action-research

- To contribute to continuous improvement of the project implementation through analysis of monitoring data and learning

- To generate learning that can facilitate the potential scaling of the programme and its implementation in other areas


The PoC study includes three phases: baseline assessment, monitoring activities and endline assessment. The final report will analyse data collected in the three phases to draw conclusions on the validity of the concept in the context of Lebanese communities hosting Syrian and Palestinian refugees.


Main Responsibility


The Survey Team Leader shall be responsible of recruiting a group of enumerators who will conduct surveys with 732 children – 572 beneficiaries of SaHA-2 project and a control group of 160 non-beneficiaries, in all project locations (North, Akkar, South and BML) and up to four additional “control group” locations.


He/She will be responsible of coordination, administration of the surveys and data cleaning.


He/She will conduct the survey by the months of 15th of June till 15th of August.


Geographical focus:


SaHA works in two main regions in Lebanon, the Northern region and Southern region. WCH and RTP work in different regions of Lebanon. The KNVB implements in all regions in addition to the activities as done by WCH and RTP. Both regions should be included in the study to have relevance for all project partners.

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Qualification of survey team leader

  • Demonstrated experience in baseline study design, including sampling, applying a mixed methods approach, developing tools, developing data quality protocols and training enumerators
  • Demonstrated experience in evaluation of Theory of Change and M&E Frameworks
  • Knowledge and experience with child and youth development and/or life-skill development programs, building peaceful communities/social cohesion and psychosocial support is highly preferred
  • Fluency in English is mandatory and knowledge of Arabic would be a very strong asset
  • Ability to produce high quality work under tight timeframes
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