Thursday, March 9, 2017

FTL is recruiting: Accountant

Position: Accountant for Finance and Accounting department.

Job Requirements: 

- BA holder or equivalent in Accounting.
- Minimum 3 years of experience.
- Strong negotiation skills. 

Job Description: 

- Handling petty cash, preparing payments and reporting to head of dept. 
- Arranging payments for suppliers.
- Keeping up-to-date with cash and bank account.
- Passing accounting vouchers & payment vouchers.
- Cost center.
- Monthly bank reconciliation.
- Filing.
- Salaries, NSSF and Tax Transaction.
- Chart of accounts.

Schedule: Full time (9 AM - 5 PM).

Location: Hourani Center, 2nd Floor, Facing Mekhitarist School, Hazmieh, Lebanon.

About Fair Trade Lebanon: Fair Trade Lebanon is a non-profit NGO created in 2006 aiming to improve the livelihoods of the most disadvantaged people in rural Lebanon. The organization chose fair trade as a means of building export opportunities for small producers and food-processing cooperatives.

If interested in applying, please email your CV to our head of HR, Mrs. Maya Masri:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy International Women's Day 2017!

Celebrating International Women's Day 2017 with WFTO

7 March 2017, Culemborg, The Netherlands -  World Fair Trade Organization press release:

The fight for gender equality at workplaces is far from over. The recent reports by UN Women show that women in economic activities continue to suffer various forms of discrimination and unequal treatment. They also highlight that their labour force participation has stagnated. This reality has mobilised the Fair Trade movement to a renewed call to action to fight, harder this time, for the rights of women, especially those engaged in economic activities.

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March, we want to reiterate Fair Trade’s commitment to respect and fulfil women’s rights and advance their aspirations through gender equity, fair payment, non-discrimination, good working conditions and capacity building as declared in the 10 Principles of Fair Trade.

The WFTO network, including its regional office WFTO Europe, together with Oxfam Magasins du Monde embark on a global awareness raising campaign by showcasing success stories of Fair Trade contributing to gender equality at workplaces. When women succeed, communities are safer, more secure, and more prosperous. Over the last years, in the Fair Trade movement, we have seen women inspiring communities and Fair Trade organisations to stand up for women’s empowerment. As a network of almost 400 organisations across the world, today we ask Fair Trade actors to hold our poster and to share their experience via social media. Therefore, do watch, read and spread the message around to raise awareness about women’s economic challenges and support our constant commitment towards gender equality at workplace.

These stories are key examples of how Fair Trade practices contribute to a world where women have the same chances as men at the workplace and in their daily life. Hence, Fair Trade is shown as a keystone in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 5 aims to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. That means, among others, the need to ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.

WFTO and all its members are committed to advance this important agenda. We are taking steps to empower women, to fight for their rights and their equal access to economic resources, to address all forms of violence against women and to promote women as key agents for change and drivers of sustainable development.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Extrait du documentaire "Liban: des terroirs plein d'espoirs"

Extrait du documentaire "Liban: des terroirs plein d'espoirs" par Artisans du Monde.

A voir et à partager.
MERCI Artisans du Monde!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Retrouvez-Nous à Paris le 2 Mars 2017: Soirée Rencontres et Dégustation

La fédération Artisans du Monde a le plaisir de vous inviter à la soirée Liban organisée le 2 mars au Pavillon de l'Eau (Paris 16e) dans le cadre du projet d'appui à l'organisation de commerce équitable Fair Trade Lebanon.
Vous trouverez ci-après le programme et les informations pratiques pour vous inscrire.

18h30 Accueil
19h00 Projection du documentaire “Liban, des terroirs pleins d’espoir” (20 min).
19h30 Table-ronde et échanges avec les invitées libanaises.
20h00 Dégustation de produits libanais.

Laurette Gerges, Présidente de la Coopérative de la Femme Rurale de Fourzol.
Mona Bouazza, Responsable éducation a Fair Trade Lebanon.
Kinda Elias, Journaliste franco-libanaise et présidente de Musea Charisma.

Pavillon de l’eau
77, rue de Versailles, 75016 Paris
Metro 10 (Mirabeau) ou RER C (Javel)

Cette soirée est gratuite. Pour y participer, il suffit de vous inscrire ici

Elle sera suivie d'une journée de formation le vendredi 3 mars à Montreuil, à destination de tout public souhaitant mieux connaître et mener des actions de sensibilisation autour des filières de commerce équitable au Liban. Pour s’inscrire à la formation.

Plus d'informations sur l'évènement Facebook ici:

Au plaisir de vous y rencontrer, venez nombreux!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Celebrating Kechek Day at boutique Terroirs du Liban

For the third consecutive year, Terroirs du Liban has organized its famous “Keshek Day”.
This day has become an annual celebration of a unique and delicious Lebanese produce. Made from fermented yogurt and crushed wheat, keshek is traditionally prepared in autumn season and consumed all year round.

Rich in nutrients and flavors, guests had the chance to taste it in both, classic and innovated recipes.
The menu included: keshek soup with kebbe, keshek soup with tomato duo, oriental salad with keshek, potato kebbe stuffed with keshek…

During our Keshek Day, fans and visitors also witnessed live saj preparation by our partner cooperatives, and tasted our popular oriental desserts, the long-awaited “maamouls”, in anticipation for Easter season.