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Technical Officer in Akkar

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Technical Officer in Akkar

From23-03-2017 Locationna Hoursna Educationna

General objective of the position


The Technical Officer is responsible for building the technical competencies and capacities of CBO members working with children especially those at risk and/or victims of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. This includes organizing and facilitating structured learning processes. Coaching and on-going support tot he CBO members will be improtant, the role also includes some administrative resposibilities.

Respect and abide to the organization’s internal code of conduct and child protection policy.



Place in the organisation


The Technical Officer is part of the Program Implementation Unit, reporting to a Project Manager or another Supervisor as determined by the Program Implementation Manager.

They do not manage staff, but work closely with CBOs, local NGOs, and especially Community Facilitation Officers.

They collaborate with the Program Development Unit.


Result area


  1. Supporting the building of knowledge and skills of CBO members and others working directly with children and Youth.


  2. Supports community-based organisations to raise awareness, and understanding on child protection;
  3. Facilitates competency building workshops and sessions in their technical area;
  4. Coordinates with Community Facilitation Officers to prepare, organize, and carry out knowledge and skill building sessions;
  5. In collaboration with the Community Facilitation Officer, supports and follows up on CBO members comprehension and skills development to verify that competencies have been developed;
  6. Identifies at-risk children and arranges referrals to ………….?
  7. Provides the CBOs and other relevant community members with information regarding the available services and organizations operating in program areas;
  8. Ensures child protection concerns are communicated to the ………..?
  9. Participates in the monitoring of projects.
  10. Contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of an outreach plan for each community.



    Result: CBO Members and others in the community have improved knowledge and skills to address the needs and rights of marginalized children and youth. At risk children are referred to the relevant services.


  12. Involvement of Children, youth, parents and caregivers
  13.  Administration tasks
  • Ensure that the activities are done in a safe, clean, hazard free;
  • Ensure that all beneficiaries have the opportunity to participate in the program and project activities in a non-discriminatory  as well as age and gender sensitive and appropriate way;

  • Encourage participants to be actively involved
  • Ensure that the children feel safe, comfortable and respected;
  • Ensure that all children and caregivers are aware of any accountability/ complaint mechanisms
  • Ensure that parents/caregivers get frequent feedback about their child’s participation;


    Result: children, youth, parents, and other caregivers are active participants in all aspects of projects including decision making, monitoring and evaluation.


    Supporting the improvement of project quality


  • Participates in developing concept notes, project proposals including supporting needs assessments, identification of locations, etc.
  • Supports the involvement of children, youth, parents, caregivers and CBO members in project design, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Supports the revision of existing methodologies;
  • Supports the development and piloting of new methodologies;
  • Supports the organizing of M&E activities;

    • Supports the development of monitoring and evaluation tools
    • Supports data collection and analysis;



      Result: Improvement in the quality of projects and especially ensuring that project design reflect the realities of marginalized children and youth.




  • Prepares and submits a regular report to their manager/ supervisor;
  • Fulfils relevant administrative tasks for the project that they are part of.
  • Any other task assigned by the line manager


Result: administration of activities are handled effectively and efficiently and all reports meet or exceed minimum standards.




Knowledge and Experience


Degree in social sciences;

Good knowledge of child rights and child protection including child protection principles.

Good understanding of psychosocial support

At least 2-3 years of experience in a relevant technical role and working with children/refugees/vulnerable populations




Good Facilitation skills

Strong inter-personal skills

Strong communication skills

Good computer skills

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a team

Fluency in Arabic

Good English skills


Cultural sensitivity




“Commitment to the vision and goals of War Child Holland in Lebanon, including adherence to the Child Safety Policy, is essential”

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