Programme Manager at DRC, Bekaa, Lebanon

Deadline: 7 September 2019

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

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The Programme Manager is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of DRC’s multi-sector programme portfolio in the DRC area of implementation (the Bekaa and South Lebanon Governorates).

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

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The Programme Manager will perform the following functions:

  • Management
    • Line manage sector managers, ensuring that they have the support that they require, that relevant work plans are in place, and that performance reviews are conducted on a regular basis. Ensure inter-departmental co-ordination between programs and operations;
      Lead on recruitment of senior program staff in coordination with the Area Manager , as appropriate; ensure HR information and plans are up to date and accurate;
  • Program development and strategy
    • Support the process of implementing DRC program and sectoral strategy, adapting to the local context and circumstances as required, in coordination with the Area Manager, Head of Programme, and Sector Coordinators;
      Lead on proposal development in the area of operation in close coordination with the technical team in Beirut, drafting inputs to, or whole proposals, as requested by Area Manager and Head of Programs;
  • Program Management and Quality
    • Ensure quality implementation of programs including optimal use of financial resources, regular project follow up, and quality reporting, in compliance with donor contracts and DRC rules and regulations; and ensure programs are regularly and comprehensively monitored, and monitoring tools e.g. M&E information management tools are regularly updated. Regularly visit field activities;
      Take the lead in developing project-level tools (e.g. work plans, budget trackers), and input into the design of key programme tools (e.g. needs assessments, impact assessments);
  • Representation and Coordination
    • Proactively foster relationships with Government authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the area of implementation; act as focal point for municipality relations.
  • Safety and Security
    • Ensure program staff follow DRC’s safety rules, regulations and SOPs.
      Develop risk assessments and mitigating measures for program activities as required
  • Accountability
    • Ensure programmatic adherence to DRC policies, procedures, guidelines, systems and standard practices, including commitments under the HAP and DRC’s accountability framework.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • University degree in management, international relations, development studies, social work, or other related field.
  • Minimum 3 year’s management experience, ideally overseeing multi-sector, multi-donor humanitarian programs in complex environments;
  • Proven experience in all aspects of program management including program design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and applying learning.
  • 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 and report writing for common humanitarian donors, ideally including ECHO, UNHCR, Danida, or similar.
  • Nationality of Lebanon.

How to Apply

Applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages), both must be in the same language as this vacancy note through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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