LOUISE (Lebanese One Unified Inter-Organizational System for E-Transfers) Consultant, Beirut, Lebanon, 252 days

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope

UNICEF started to work in Lebanon in 1948 and established its office in 1950. For more than 70 years we’ve been working closely with the Government of Lebanon, other UN agencies, international and local NGOs, universities, and more than 100 partners to meet the needs of disadvantaged children in Lebanon. Responding to life-saving needs and ensuring equal access to quality public services, the impact of our work is felt in every aspect and every sphere of society. To learn more about our work, please refer to: https://www.unicef.org/lebanon/what-we-do

How can you make a difference?

In late 2015, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF and the Lebanon Cash Consortium determined the need to more effectively coordinate the delivery of cash assistance to populations in need. An understanding between the four partners was reached in March 2016 to work together in developing a mechanism to channel all cash­-based assistance from the four partners through a common card and a common financial service provider – the Lebanon One Unified Inter-Organizational System for E-Cards/E-Transfers (LOUISE). As of October 2023, LOUISE is being used by UNHCR, WFP and UNICEF.

UNHCR, WFP and UNICEF are aiming to recruit a LOUISE Coordinator, based in Beirut. On a functional basis, the LOUISE Coordinator will report to the LOUISE Governing Body, composed of the LOUISE agencies’ Principals. In terms of administrative reporting purposes, UNHCR, WFP and UNICEF Principals agreed for the LOUISE Coordinator to be recruited by one agency only on a rotational basis, and for this function to report to the respective Deputy Country Representatives.

The incumbent’s core functions will be focused on coordination of LOUISE activities, including supporting the steering of LOUISE work streams between the different LOUISE agencies. The LOUISE Coordinator is expected to foster consensus between LOUISE agencies in an impartial manner and to ensure LOUISE’s products are generated effectively and in a timely fashion. The LOUISE Coordinator will report to the LOUISE Governing Body at each Governing Board meeting, as well as maintaining direct liaison and communication with the LOUISE Steering Committee and the different technical work streams.

Although the post formally reports to UNICEF, it will be accountable to the 3 Deputy Representatives of UNHCR, WFP and UNICEF. The LOUISE Coordinator will aim to maintain its independence considering the needs of LOUISE, whilst striving to build consensus among the agencies.

For further information on the TOR please click here:  TOR_LOUISE Coordinator_final.docx

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education: A Advanced University degree in Economics, Statistics, Data Science, Social Service, Social Science or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.
  • Experience: Some experience in working in cash-based assistance including in the context of social safety net programmes. At least seven years’ experience in project management and coordination, with at least four years’ experience in humanitarian programming, with direct experience in cash transfer programmes and inter-agency partnerships and coordination.
  • Private sector relevant experience, including on payment systems and digital solutions, will also be considered.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency (level C) in English and Arabic.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).


To view our competency framework, please visit  here.


UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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