Program Manager at DRC, Akkar, Lebanon


Deadline: 8 March 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Program Manager in Akkar, Lebanon. The duration of this post is 6 months

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The Program Manager (PM) will be responsible for development and implementation of DRC programs in the area of implementation (North Lebanon) – in coordination with the Area Manger and Tripoli-based Program Manager.

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 Program Manager will perform the following functions:

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  • Act as the primary DRC programme representative in the Akkar governorate and attend or ensure attendance, as appropriate, at all relevant programmatic coordination for meetings.
  • Foster relationships with Government authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the area of implementation, and act as focal point for Tripoli and T5 municipality relations.
  • Maintain close working relationships with donors, national and international organizations and local counterparts.
  • Line manage Sector Managers in both Tripoli and Qobayat ensuring that they have relevant work plans and job descriptions and that performance reviews take place.
  • Provide leadership, coordination and integration of DRC activities in the area.
  • Encourage a positive, innovative and mutually supportive team spirit amongst the area team.
  • Stay abreast of donor strategies and funding opportunities in the area of operation and provide technical and context-specific input for fundraising efforts, in coordination with the Area Manager.
  • Lead on proposal development in the area of operation, drafting inputs to, or whole proposals, as requested by Head of Programs.
  • Lead on programmatic financial planning and budget management; supervise budget management and forecasts of Sector Managers.
  • Ensure programs are regularly and comprehensively monitored, and monitoring tools e.g. M&E information management tools are regularly updated.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree in management, internal relations, development studies or other related field.
  • 5 years’ management experience, overseeing humanitarian and development of multi-sector, multi-donor programs in complex environments.
  • Proven experience in all aspects of program management including program design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Practical financial, HR and administration management experience with extensive knowledge of budget development/management and finance documentation; understanding of HR principles and ethics.
  • Experience of staff management, capacity building and performance development systems.
  • Excellent report writing skills with an understanding of NGO and donor requirements.
  • Experience with proposal writing is advantageous.
  • Commitment to the values, vision and mission of DRC.
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English.
  • Nationality of Lebanon.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English with their application through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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