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Program/Project Manager

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 16:30
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Job title: Program/Project Manager
Organisation: Norwegian People’s Aid – Lebanon (NPA)
Job type: Foreign NGOs
Location: Beirut - Lebanon
Working area: Beirut - Lebanon
Job sector: Emergency and Relief
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Job specifications
Key responsabilites:

Under the supervision of NPA country director, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks:

  • Manage and oversee all programs functions, operations and staff and ensure the successful achievement of NPA’s goals and strategies.  
  • Assist program staff in the development of project reports, work plans and other project obligations, and ensure timely submission and quality of contents and reports.
  • Maintain full knowledge of the country office / project issues, including the operational environment and potential risks.
  • Manage and supervise NPA’s Program Coordinators in a pro-active and supportive way, according to the strategies and plans defined both on the strategic and operational levels.
  • Develop and maintain positive and constructive relationships and co-operation between the different programs, teams, partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Assist the Country Director in the development and implementation of new programs and ongoing projects as well as work on strategy development.
  • Liaise with partners and ensure internal and external reporting for donors: proposals and reports writing and follow up.
  • In collaboration with the Country Director and Financial Manager, establish a country office budget.
  • Ensure appropriate budget management practices (including preparation of projects budgets) are followed and all financial reporting practices are in line with donor requirements in coordination with the Financial Manager.
  • Track monthly financial reports and work to prevent cost overruns and under-runs on projected expenditures in the absence of justifiable variances.
  • Help the Country Director assess and mitigate risks associated with working in the country and in implementing country projects.
  • Identify gaps in funding and plan for resource mobilization to address these gaps to ensure country office sustainability.
  • Participate in the recruitment of operational and management staff in country as required.
  • Provide technical support to country office and programs as needed.
  • Coordinate and ensure timely follow up on action items.
  • Provide support to NPA regional programs and projects.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations for the Program Coordinators.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the country director.
Key competencies:
  • A university degree in business administration or a relevant field.
  • A master’s degree is an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English and Arabic.
  • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications
  • Five to seven years of relevant working experience
  • Strong communication skills, teamwork and ability to establish and maintain positive working relations.
  • Able to take initiative and work independently.
  • Have the necessary skills in proposal writing, monitoring and evaluation.
Contract terms:

Position Type: Full Time

NPA promotes gender equality. Thus, both male and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates are invited to send their CV together with a motivation letter no later than15 May 2013 by e-mail to Ms. Rita Mantoufeh:
The email should carry the title “NPA Program Manager”
Only short Listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

For any information regarding the position please contact Ms. Rita Mantoufeh on +961-1-702582 ext. 11

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