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Program/Project Manager

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 01:30
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Job title: Program/Project Manager
Organisation: Lebanese Institute for Social & Economic Development - ILDES
Job type: National and local associations
Location: Beirut - Lebanon
Working area: Beirut - Lebanon
Job sector: Aid and Development
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Job specifications

The Project Manager represents ILDES and ensures that the donors’ requirements and project objectives are met, the project is completed on time and within budget and that everyone else is doing their job properly.

Key responsabilites:
  • Represent ILDES interests
  • Agreeing project objectives
  • Managing the project development from beginning to closure
  • Draft project proposals, tenders,  budget, cash flows, organizational charts and schedules
  • Be accountable for the project with the donor agency while representing the ILDES’s interest
  • Working with the advisory board and stakeholders to complete a project charter outlining the scope, the goals, the deliverables, the required resources, the budget and the timing
  • Providing a project schedule to identify when each task will be performed
  • Clearly communicating expectations to project team members stakeholders and motivating them dynamically.
  • Provide relation  between the Advisory board, the stakeholders and project team members
  • Resolving any issues and solve problems throughout project life cycle
  • Effectively managing project scope by ensuring any changes to scope are documented and approved with project change request forms
  • Determining if external consultants or contactors will be required to complete the project plan.
  • Propose recruitment of contractors and consultants and manage appropriate staffing and subcontracting resources according to ILDES and EU procedures
  • Tracking and  reporting on project milestones and provide status reports to ILDES, donors and stakeholders
  • Leading, coaching and motivating project team members on a proactive basis
  • Organizing the various professional people working on the project
  • Risk assessment
  • Making sure that all the aims of the project are met
  • Making sure the quality standards are met
  • Using the latest IT to keep track of people and progress
  • Monitoring sub-contractors to ensure guidelines are maintained
  • Monitor accounting, costing and billing activities.
  • Solve all difficulties and problems during all the project cycle.
Key competencies:
  • Job requirements
  • A university degree, preferably in a topic related to the field (Background in project management and/or civil engineering)
  • At least 5 years work experience in a similar project
  • Familiarity with projects funded by the European Community or similar international donor agencies
  • Demonstrated leadership managing teams  
  • Strategic, operational and technical management skills
  • Rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities
  • Experience working in a team-oriented collaborative environment
  • Excellent communication, leadership, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from the advisory board and senior management
  • Holder of a driver’s license
  • Lebanese national
  • Languages: Arabic, English. French is a plus
  • Able to relocate in central or northern Bekaa valley
  • Organization and leadership
  • Analytical skills
  • IT skills
  • Communication
  • Team working
  • Diplomacy
  • Ability to motivate people
  • Management skills
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