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Program/Project Manager

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 16:17
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Job title: Program/Project Manager
Organisation: ANERA Lebanon Office
Job type: Foreign NGOs
Location: Beirut - Lebanon
Working area: Beirut - Lebanon
Job sector: Aid and Development
Deadline: May 6, 2013
Job specifications

For more than 44 years, ANERA has been a leading provider of development, health, education and employment programs to Palestinian communities and impoverished families throughout the Middle East.  In FY 2011, the relief and development agency delivered more than $65 million of programs to the people of the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan.

ANERA is seeking a highly motivated Program Manager to work with ANERA’s Lebanon team in Beirut. The incumbent should have a combination of program design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting experience. The incumbent must be able to manage multiple deadlines simultaneously and work well within a team.

Key responsabilites:

Programs implementation:

  • Prepares and manages work plans and budgets and revisions as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities whether sub-grantees, independent consultants and/ or partners in collaboration with Country Director and team involved
  • Supervises staff and consultants working on the program
  • Manages grants and if needed day-to-day operational aspects of a project

Monitoring, evaluation and reporting of assigned programs:

  • Develops monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Visits project sites and regularly monitor and inspect relevant records of counterpart institutions.
  • Prepares reports on site visits and meetings, on project status, on project output and impact indicators, and on special issues as needed.  
  • Ensures deliverables are achieved and suggests areas for improvement in the program implementation processes.
  • Reviews the status reports of partners and consultants and holds regular status meetings with partners.
  • Monitors activities of other local and international NGOs and coordinates as appropriate to achieve synergy and avoid duplication.

Developing and participating in designing of new programs:

  • Identifies opportunities to develop and expand ANERA’s projects and programs, while improving community relationships and benefit, as well as donor’s satisfaction.
  • Explores community needs in dialogue with staff and community members and corresponding new project ideas in the sector, gathering data as appropriate.
  • Participates in concept notes development, proposal writing and project design efforts.
Key competencies:
  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Business/ Public Administration, Community Development, or a Masters degree in relevant field;
  • Minimum of five years of relevant working experience, preferably with NGOs;
  • Knowledge and experience in the fields of project monitoring and evaluation;
  • Knowledge and experience in program design following logical framework, and proposal writing;
  • Excellent computer skills (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills in English and Arabic, French are an asset;
  • Good reporting skills;
  • Good organizational and time management skills;
  • Team player and ability to manage a team;
  • Ability to travel in the field to supervise projects;
  • Ability to work under pressure and commitment to operate in challenging environment;
  • Valid driving license
Contract terms:

For immediate recruitment
The incumbent reports to the Country Director in Lebanon. The incumbent is expected to carry out most assignments independently, including resolving most problems, coordinating work with others, and determining approaches and techniques to be employed.

Interested applicants are requested to send their resume, their letter of intent, to by May 6, 2013 latest. Please include in email subject - Applying for Program Manager Job Opening – [Name of candidate]
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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