HEKS/EPER, Swiss Church Aid is the aid organisation of the Protestant Churches of Switzerland and supports projects to combat hunger, poverty and injustice in 31 countries on four continents. HEKS/EPER also provides emergency relief for victims of natural disasters and armed conflict worldwide and supports the welfare and social work of the Reformed Churches in Eastern Europe and in the Middle East. In Switzerland, HEKS/EPER champions the rights and the integration of refugees and socially disadvantaged People. HEKS/EPER is a member of the ACT Alliance and CHS Alliance.

We are looking for a proactive and experienced:

Regional Coordinator Church Cooperation, 100%
Your responsibilities:

In the church cooperation in Lebanon and Syria 

  • Supporting churches in project management and implementation and making regular field visits in Lebanon and Syria 
  • Preparation of narrative and financial reports for HEKS 
  • Organizing program evaluation and coordinating of a regional programme of church cooperation together with our partner churches 
  • Development of further projects with given church partners 

In the management of the HEKS office in Beirut, Lebanon 

  • Professional management of the registration process for HEKS/EPER in Lebanon 
  • Representation of HEKS/EPER in Lebanon as in the ACT Alliance, and HEKS/EPER Church Cooperation in the region 
  • Relationship management and networking on behalf of HEKS/EPER with church partners and in Lebanon also with other humanitarian aid partners 

In the support of the humanitarian aid department 

  • Support Humanitarian Aid department with ongoing projects in Lebanon (partner visits and representation) 
  • Support in the initial stage, when scaling up humanitarian interventions in Lebanon
Your profile:
  • University degree and working experience in the humanitarian field with experience in project management, designing and implementing projects
  • Preferable prior experience and familiarity to collaborate with protestant church partners and/or interest to work in such context 
  • Committed to help the disadvantaged, you are a sociable person with a constructive teamwork mindset and good negotiation skills 
  • Reliable, you are used to work autonomously, and you provide a high degree of flexibility 
  • A high-level proficiency in English is required, as good knowledge of French
We offer:
  • A national position with a duty station in Beirut 
  • An opportunity to make a difference in this world 
  • An interesting and challenging position with scope for design 
  • Opportunities for continued professional development and participation in international conferences and trainings 
Are you interested? We are looking forward to your complete application documents in English (CV, Cover letter and certificates). Only online applications will be considered. 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Preferred start date: as soon as possible or upon agreement. 

Mrs Rev. Tabea Stalder, Program Manager for the Church Cooperation, is at your disposal for further information: +41 44 360 88 57. For further information about HEKS/EPER, please consult our website https://en.heks.ch/.