CHOOSE LOVE REPRESENTATIVE – LEBANON
Application deadline: 9am, 29th March.
About Choose Love
Our mission is to do whatever it takes to identify, close, and prevent gaps in services and protections for refugees and displaced people. We work fast, flexibly, and creatively to provide what is needed today, not tomorrow. Prioritising local knowledge and lived experience, we partner with organizations working along key migration routes. This approach enables us to work in spaces where others cannot – or choose not to – act. We fundraise for these organizations, supporting them to build their capacity and meet needs at three key stages: 1) emergency response, 2) daily survival, and 3) securing futures.
Alongside our work with partners, we use our platform to share experiences, information, and our partners’ voices. We campaign for the rights of refugees and displaced people to seek safety, often with a focus on unaccompanied refugee children. We aim to change the public narrative around forced migration so that people on the move do not face hostility and discrimination but are met instead with love. Ultimately, we work towards the day when our organization can cease to exist.
We currently have 5 partner organizations in Lebanon, and are looking to increase this number in the coming months.
Purpose of the consultancy
1. To support people on the move in Lebanon by filling gaps in service provision along the route, and capacity-building services.
2. Provide information and briefings to support Choose Love fundraising efforts
3. Understand and advise how ChooseLove can be most effective in the region.
Key areas of services
Context analysis and representation
- Understand and provide feedback on both the national and regional context
- Network, develop and maintain effective working relationships to enhance cooperation and coordination among organizations.
- Represent Choose Love, to the extent allowed under the Agreement, at inter-agency working groups in Lebanon, where appropriate
- Occasionally participate in report writing and in proposal writing relevant to the operation and context in the region.
- Have an understanding of the protection mechanisms existing to support displaced groups
- Host visits for the Choose Love team, donors, journalists and key stakeholders.
Grant management and funding
- Suggest the allocation of resources based on needs, local developments and strategic direction.
- Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of partner projects.
- Maintain regular contact and build trusted relationships with partner projects.
- Support partners where it is welcomed / needed – this includes capacity building, operational support and advice, etc.
- Ensure timely submission of project reports by coordinating with partners.
- Organize training sessions for partners when necessary.
- Provide feedback regarding any safeguarding concerns connected to Choose Love partner organizations or situations in the field that implicate Choose Love partners/result in any immediate risk of harm or danger.
- Work with the campaigns and communications teams to raise awareness of the situation in Lebanon, and issues affecting partners.
- Be a point of contact for media and communications when required – this includes gaining permission from partners for media.
- This role will be on a consultancy basis for 6 months, with a day rate of $150 offered (approx. 3 days a week)
- The Agreement will be with Choose Love Inc., a US 501c3
- The role will be managed by the co-Head of Programmes, based in London
- Applicants with lived experience of displacement are strongly encouraged to apply
We work in a spirit of solidarity with our partners, communities, and beneficiaries without compromising the need for safety and protection. We seek to protect the rights and uphold the dignity and humanity of all those whom we reach. We recognise and respect individuals’ capacity: we see them as actors in their own development, and we encourage their engaged participation in our work.
Choose Love Inc is an equal opportunity and merit employer, offering employment to suitable individuals who exhibit and are willing to ascribe to our mission and values. We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. That’s regardless of your gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity.