Programme Officer – Lebanon
Terre des Hommes Italia (TDH IT), member of Terre des hommes International Federation, works in 21 developing countries implementing projects and activities for the benefit of more than 2 millions people iin the fields of education, primary health, protection, PSS and Child Rights.
Terre des Hommes Italia works in Lebanon since 2006 and has implemented several educational, protection and livelihood interventions in the most deprived areas of the country and in the Palestinian refugee camps.
Since the onset of the Syria crisis, Terre des Hommes Italia has provided support to the Syrian refugee families fleeing their country and looking for a shelter in Lebanon, thanks to the support various private and institutional donors (ECHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo- AICS).
At present Terre des Hommes is implementing, among others, a CP programme in North Beka’a and Mount Lebanon funded by UNICEF. The programme is the continuation of Terre des Hommes CP activities in the two areas started in 2012.
Within this context Terre des Hommes Italia is looking for hiring an experienced Programme Officer, acquainted with UN Agencies procedures.
Relevant Master Degree (International Relations, Human Rights, Sociology, Middle Eastern Studies, International Cooperation etc.)
Previous proven experience in management of UN Agencies funded projects in the fields of Protection and/or Education, and/or Child Protection.
At least two years of experience in managing projects abroad.
Acquaintance with the Middle East context.
Perfect Command of spoken and written English (the candidate shall undergo a test).
Knowledge of Italian and Arabic is a much-appreciated asset.
Ability to work in partnership with local organizations.
Ability to work in team and problem-solving skills.
Good computing skills (including design of simple data base).
Holding a valid passport which enables the candidate to enter easily the country.
Terms of Reference for the Position:
The expatriate Project Officer will be in charge of coordinating the implementation of the project activities.
In particular he/she will be in charge of supporting the Programme Manager in the following areas of activities:
Supervision of the program implementation in Beka’a and Mount Lebanon.
Strengthening the partnership with local partners and identify new potential partners
Building the capacity of Project Managers
Finalization of the Child Labour Survey due to be completed by the end of the year
Coordination meetings with local and international stakeholders
Writing new proposals and reviewing reports
Specific duties of the Programme Officer will be:
To ensure quality and timely implementation of program activities both in Bakaa and ML in coordination with the Programme Manager, Project Managers, M&E Manager and CP, Case Management Experts
To supervise with the Programme Manager the financial and budget management of the program in coordination with the Financial Officer
To identify and plan program improvements and to contribute to Program Strategy Development in coordination with Case Management and CP Experts, Project Managers and Programme Manager.
To work with Local partners’ staff in order to build their capacity and expertise in managing and developing projects, activities and relations with local and international actors and stakeholders.
To map out potential new partnership with local organizations and identify key actors for possible new projects
To work with PMs and build their capacity in PCM, Proposal and report writing.
To lead and coordinate with M&E and Program Staff the Child Labour Survey.
To attend and organize, in coordination with Programme Mg, National and local coordination, staff’s and donors’ meetings.
To identify potential donors to develop Program strategy and to write proposal.
To support Programme Manager in the management of Bekaa office and to gradually take over the responsibility of North Beka’a area and office and program management.
During the first three months of her/his assignment, the Programme Officer will be asked to spend 60-70% of his/her time to support PM in Mount Lebanon in carrying out program activities, in coordinating with the local partner, managing the staff and the relations with local stakeholders.
HOW TO APPLY:
Send your CV with a Motivation Letter to: email@example.com
Quoting the Adv reference: LEB 3/2017
Dead line for the application: 10 July 2017
Please not that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Programme Administrator – Lebanon
Employer: Terre des hommes Italia
Deadline for applications: 10 July 2017
Contract: Full time position
Working area: Beirut/Mount Lebanon
Period: 7 months renewable, based on funding and performance evaluation
Salary: Remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent skills, education and experience and according to TDH salary scale
Terre des Hommes Italia (TDH IT) is recruiting a Programme Administrator to support the implementation of an Education project for Syrian Refugees and affected host population in Beirut and Mount Lebanon funded by UNHCR.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Financial responsible of the UN funded programme reporting, including management of audits and other financial control mechanism implement by the donor, HQ or the Government and financial programming in coordination with the PM.
Responsible of the relationship with TDH HQ financial dpt.
Overall supervision of the implementation and sound financial, procurement and budgetary procedures in line with Terre des Hommes standards and procedures
Coordinate and supervise the financial office and its resources (including supervision of data entry in the accounting software, training of accounting of Terre des Hommes in this task and control of his work)
Supervision and monitoring of the project and Delegation assets and offices
Supporting TDH nationalization strategy through capacity building of the national staff
Supervision and coordination of the procurement processes in line with TDH overall and country procedures and standards
Supporting the PM and the delegation in the implementation of the UN policies and procedures (including recruitment, contracting, registration, taxes and social security, etc.) of the projects
Coordination with other admin and finance officers and other TDH offices in Country
Contribute to the support of TDH Delegate in the Financial planning of the activities of the Foundation in the country, in reporting accordingly (initial planning, mid-year reviews, final reporting) and in supervising the implementation of the related budgets
Support TDH Delegate in the accomplishment of the monitoring and supervision of procurement and other procedures in line with TDH and other applicable standards (incl. market research, the purchasing procedures, formulation of contracts and reporting, etc.)
Participation into the development of the Admin and Procedural tools at the Delegation level, when required
Qualifications and experience:
Bachelor’s degree, and preferably post-graduate university degree in Business and Administration or alike
Perfect acquaintance with main donors (ECHO-UN-EU- Italian Cooperation) procedures
At least 4 years’ experience as administrator in an NGO
Experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and managing grants
Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
Experience of developing a team, and ability to lead, motivate and develop others
Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic, knowledge of French is an asset
Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
Experience required: 3 to 5 years
Education degree: Master Degree Field of education: Bachelor’s degree, and preferably post-graduate university degree in Business and Administration or alike
LANGUAGES: English – Excellent; Arabic – an asset
Submission guidelines: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited to an official interview (including a test). Send Curriculum Vitae and Motivation Letter (indicating at least three references) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, specify in the subject of the email: Leb/Admin2/2017
Cover letter required? Yes