Area Manager at DRC, Bekaa, Lebanon


Deadline: 3 February 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Area Manager in Bekaa, Lebanon. The duration of this post is 12 months.

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The Area Manager (AM) is responsible for the coordination, management, development and representation of DRC programming in Bekaa and the South of Lebanon. 

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Area Manager will perform the following functions:

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  • Represent all aspects of programmes and operations and has overall accountability for their AoR.
  • Act as the primary DRC representative in The Bekaa and South of Lebanon and attend relevant fora/meetings in order to strengthen DRC’s position in the area.
  • Foster relationships with Government authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the area of operation also through frequent visits to projects sites.
  • Develop, implement and regularly revise a DRC engagement strategy and acceptance in the area.
  • Ensure appropriate planning, budgeting and human resource allocation for effective delivery of the programmes.
  • Line manage area support and programme staff (Programmes, Operations, Safety personnel) ensuring inter-departmental co-ordination and integrated activities.
  • Enable an effective team through results oriented management systems, providing leadership, on-the-job capacity building and designing staff development strategies.
  • Provide guidance to the Area Programme Manager in developing DRC’s programme in the area of operation and provide technical and context-specific input for fundraising efforts, and lead the development/strengthening of sectors to respond to gaps and needs.
  • Actively participate in proactive business development processes (at the field and national level) through external representation, participation in the grant development process and long-term strategic planning.
  • Provide regular analysis on the context and humanitarian situation in the area for the development of project proposals and safety assessments.
  • Ensure overall provision of and adherence to DRC and Donor policies, procedures, guidelines, systems and standard practices, including commitments under the CHS.
  • Ensure accountability for the spending of donor and public funds, through delivery of effective value for money programming and the maintenance of robust accounting systems.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree with advanced training/courses either in management, international relations, development studies, or other related field.
  • Minimum 5 years management experience, overseeing humanitarian and development multi-sector, multi-donor programmes in complex and volatile environments.
  • Proven experience in strategic development and program design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Practical and extensive financial, HR and administration management experience with extensive knowledge of budget development/management and finance documentation, tracking and archiving; understanding of HR and administration principles and ethics.
  • Experience with UN, ECHO, BPRM, EuropeAid guidelines will be an added advantage.
  • Proven excellent communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English essential. Excellent report writing skills is a must.
  • Commitment to the values, vision and mission of DRC.

How to Apply

Applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than 4 pages) in English through the online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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