General Coordinator (Head of Mission)

Doctors of the World - M├ędecins du Monde
  • Location
    Beirut, Lebanon
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 21

Position description

Under the supervision of the desk manager, you are responsible for the overall management of the MdM Lebanon mission. You ensure a proper implementation of MdM strategy in Lebanon and supervise the overall program implementation. You are responsible for the overall management of MdM teams in Lebanon that currently comprise a total of 60 staff and directly manage a team of 6 coordinators (five expatriates).

Your main responsibilities are the following

Team management

  • Contribute to the briefing of new expatriates upon their arrival, oversee the smooth running of missions, ensure application and observance of internal regulations governing missions and of humanitarian code of ethics;
  • Ensure good information flow and maintain proper written/oral communication between the different departments;
  • Support the Lebanon coordination team in the management of the programs;
  • Ensure that the mission organigram and allocation of human resources is matching with the mission needs;
  • Supervise a proper and fair implementation of the HR policy and make sure that MdM Lebanon guidelines and procedures are in line with MdM France HQ one’s and updated regularly.

Administrative, finance and logistic

  • Ensure the respect of MdM internal rules and MdM obligations;
  • Ensure the respect of the Lebanese legal environment;
  • Ensure that appropriate logistics, administrative and financial procedures are in accordance with MdM rules and donors’ guidelines;
  • Participate in the design and approval of new budget proposals for donors, preparation of annual budgets and revision, and monthly budget follow up analysis;
  • Supervise the timely submission reports to donors;
  • Coordinate the negotiations and supervise the process of the partnership agreements if necessary.

Safety and security

  • Be responsible for the overall safety and security of MdM teams, sites and assets
  • Ensure the implementation and respect of security rules by the expatriate staff and the national team
  • Manage and report on any security incident affecting MdM staff and assets

Representation, fundraising and networking

  • Represent MdM to local authorities (MoPH, national and local), international donors, international organisations, consulates and other NGOs;
  • Develop a fundraising strategy and exploring funding opportunities;
  • Ensure regular interaction, information sharing and collaboration with other humanitarian actors in Lebanon and in particular with the medical organizations with similar programs;
  • Support the representation by MdM coordinators with the local authorities, including the heads of municipalities, the mukhtars, and other governmental officers;
  • Ensure that the level of visibility and the public messages on the MdM program are in line with the organization’s positioning in Lebanon and the region.


  • 3 years of similar experience in humanitarian organizations;
  • Experience in global overview of a program implementation and long-term strategy and fundraising;
  • Experience in security management;
  • Knowledge and experience of work in the Middle East or knowledge of Arabic is an asset;
  • Languages: English mandatory;
  • You embrace the core values and support the proactive philosophy of Médecins du Monde.

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