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Professional Development Consultant, Lebanon Community Resilience Initiative (LCRI), Lebanon

Location: Lebanon


Professional Development Consultant, Lebanon Community Resilience

Initiative (LCRI), Lebanon

Project Summary: 
MSI has been implementing the Lebanese Community Resilience Initiative (LCRI) in the north and Beqaa regions of the country since 2014. LCRI is a rapid-response program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), working with civil society to develop and implement community based improvement initiatives. Its 32 member staff consists of the following teams:

  • Grants
  • Programs
  • Procurement
  • Communications/Reporting
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • IT
  • Finance
  • Security and Logistical Support

Position Summary:
LCRI seeks to hire a consultant to provide professional development, job search assistance, and counseling to all of its staff members. This is intended to build the capacity of internal staff to be better prepared for a future job search. As such, the consultant must be able to provide assistance and coaching to people at the various levels and functions.

Task 1: Training workshops

This phase will include two training workshops of approximately 4 hours each at the LCRI office: one for junior and mid-level staff, and another for senior level staff. Each workshop should be focused on the international development industry in Lebanon, the region, and worldwide, be tailored to the specific needs of each level, and cover topics such as:

  • Effective job search techniques
  • How to establish an effective job search strategy and maintain follow-through.
  • Interviewing for success
  • How to prepare before the interview, tips for a successful personal interview, and suggested follow-up steps after an interview. This session should also include common interview questions, how to answer each one effectively, and salary negotiation advice.
  • Online job search techniques
  • Due to the importance of the internet as a tool for a job search, the consultant should cover online job portals, how to leverage social media tools, and the most popular job search platforms in the region.

Task 2: Personalized Support

  • The consultant will provide individual competency assessments for the staff to complete. Thereafter, the consultant will provide a one on one coaching session for each employee of approximately 1 hour at the LCRI office. This support will include:
  • CV Review & Writing Recommendations
  • Assessment and improvement of current versions of CVs, as well as tips for future improvement.
  • Career coaching based on analysis of individual professional competency assessments
  • This is will focus on career guidance and evaluation, especially for junior to mid-level staff, to help employees establish a long term career plan.

MSI Contributions:
MSI will be responsible for the venue, training and writing supplies, computers, and projectors.


Task Number


Due Date








1: Training Workshops

Signed Agreement

5 days before workshops

No training may be conducted before this agreement is signed by both parties.

Training plan for LCRI approval (including topics, agenda, and detailed curriculum) and training materials needed

3 days before workshops

Provided electronically to LCRI

Brief report about the two 4-hour training workshops

3 days after workshops

This brief 1-2 page report will contain the trainer’s observations about the workshops and any recommendations.




2: Personalized Support

Professional Competency Assessment questions for review and approval by LCRI

3 days before launching the assessment

Provided electronically to LCRI

Schedule of two (2) one-on-one meetings with each staff member (Max 15 minutes in the beginning, Max. 30 minutes for follow-up/per staff)

3 working days before the sessions

Provide a schedule of the one on one meeting.

Final list of all one-on-one meetings held with staff

2 days after the final session

This will be the final deliverable.


Other Documents to Submit

  • CV(s) of proposed trainer(s)
  • Past performances (please included, but not limited to, name of the organizations, contact information and brief summary of type of service provided)
  • Detailed timeline of implementation.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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