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TDH – Project Manager – Libano

La ONG Terre des Hommes Italia sta selezionando un/a Project Manager da inserire nella sua operatività in Libano. Scadenza candidature 8 gennaio 2018




Project Manager – Libano

Duty station: Beirut

Starting date: as soon as possible

Contract duration: 1 year

Line Manager: Program Manager/Head of Office


Terre des Hommes Italia (TDH IT) is an International NGO member of the International Federation Terre des Hommes, and of several Italian NGO coordinating bodies, including CINI, the Italian Network of International NGOs.

We implement relief and mid-term programs and projects in 21 countries in the fields of education, primary health, protection, livelihood, PSS and children’s rights.

Since the beginning of the Syria crisis, with the support of various donors (ECHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, AICS, Private Donors, Terre des hommes NL) TDH IT has aided Syrian refugee families fleeing their country and looking for shelter in Lebanon, as well as to the Lebanese host communities. At present we work in North and South Lebanon, in Beka’a and Mount Lebanon as well as in the Palestinian Refugee Camps. Since 2003 Terre des Hommes operates in Jordan where it has implemented various humanitarian and mid terms interventions for the benefit of the disadvantaged sectors of the Jordanian population as well as for Iraqi refugee families and Syrian refugees (after 2013).


Within this context, Terre des Hommes Italia is looking for an experienced Project Manager on the UNHCR-funded intervention “Enhancing the access to education for refugee children and community empowerment in Beirut and Mount Lebanon” implemented by TDH-Italia in Mount Lebanon, within the deadlines established in the contract signed with the donor.


The PM is responsible for the proper implementation of the project, as well as for the achievement of the planned results and impact, in line with TDH standards and strategy and according to the contractual conditions. Within the scope of her/his functions, the Project Manager will respond to the Head of Office and will support him in the coordination among departments, sectors, and programs of the office, through:


  • Actively participating to the coordination and planning of the activities within the office’s area of competence, along with other managerial staff;
  • Leading the committee that manages the project activities and / or the activities whose competence is in line with what agreed with the Head of Office;
  • Participating to all the tasks related to the sector consolidation by supporting and implementing suggestions/indications from sector experts concerning the management of both staff and activities;
  • Participating to all the tasks related to MEAL consolidation by supporting and implementing suggestions/indications of the M&E Manager concerning the management of both staff and activities;
  • Facilitating the insertion and the synergy between projects/programs and sectors, within the scope of her/his functions;
  • Supporting the Head of Office in the implementation of the strategy agreed upon for the consolidation of TDH-Italia and the strengthening of the relations between the different departments (Program, Admin, Logistics, Procurement, HR) that support -and are supported by- the project at issue.


Specifically, with the support of experts or dedicated staff, the PM is directly responsible for:

  • Selection of project staff;
  • General coordination of the project staff;
  • Programmatic coordination through regular weekly meetings with the project staff and field visits;
  • Planning, supervision and monitoring of the project activities in terms of both activities and quality;
  • Preparation and management of the procurement plans, in line with office and delegation’s modalities and timing;
  • Management of contracts for staff, supplies and services in line with the donor as well as TDH Italia standards and the local legal framework, within its area of competence;
  • Administrative and financial management of the project, in line with TDH Italia manual and Project Partnership Agreement; approval/rejection of payments based on what agreed with the Head of Office and the Delegation, in respect of the Segregation of Duties, cost-efficiency principles, synergy, transparency, accountability;
  • Development of donor relations on both local and regional level, under the supervision of the Head of Office;
  • Management and submission to the Head of Office/Delegation of the collaboration agreements/protocols (Memorandum of Understanding) with the partners for the managing and/or implementation of the project (to be signed by the Delegate);
  • Drawing up of the mid-term and final reports to be submitted to the Office and consequently to UNHCR, according to what agreed in the Project Partnership Agreement and upon approval of the Desk/TDH Italia Delegate;
  • Proper implementation of both donors’ and internal administrative monitoring activities, in coordination with the administrative department;
  • Coordination with local and international NGOs as well as United Nation Agencies operating in the area;
  • Regular reporting on the project progress to the regional UNHCR Office in Beirut;
  • Participation to the evaluation and monitoring visits established during the project implementation by the Program Manager, the HQ, and the UNHCR;
  • Reporting to the County Delegate and the Program Manager through narrative project performance reports, within the timing established and upon Delegation/Program’s request;
  • Support in the elaboration of new proposals, in line with TDH Italia strategy, according to the upcoming opportunities throughout the year;


Finally, the PM will be responsible to ensure the donor, TDH It and local partners, if any, of the following:

  • The intervention respects the dignity and autonomy of the people involved;
  • The intervention respects the donor’s guidelines, regarding disability, gender-related issues, child protection standards, and communication modalities;
  • The intervention will be in line with TDH Italia management procedure in respect of the Code of Conduct, concerning the pursuit of children’s rights, impartiality, neutrality and independence of the humanitarian action operating with no discrimination of religious, political and gender nature, and promoting the equality of individuals.


The parties may also jointly define new activities that may be proven necessary or useful, particularly concerning the support for educational activities conducted by the Foundation in Lebanon.


Qualification requested:
University Degree
Perfect Command of the English (written and spoken) language. Sound knowledge of Italian is a plus, working knowledge of Arabic is an asset. (the candidate will undergo a language test)
3 to 5 years of experience in managing mid-term interventions abroad (of which at least 2 years of work experience in Middle East and at least 3 years in similar positions, managing UN/UNHCR-funded actions)
Perfect knowledge of all the phases of the PCM and the main institutional donors’ procedures.

Ability to work in partnership with local organizations and under stressful conditions
Ability to work in team
Problem solving skills
Good IT skills with high proficiency in word and excel


Holding a passport which gives easy access to Lebanon and Jordan is imperative.

Since the position advertised for is unaccompanied, TDH will not be responsible for providing benefits for the PM’s family members.


How to apply:

Interested candidate who possess all above-mentioned requirements are invited to send a CV, listing at least three references and a motivation letter to:, quoting the reference code: Leb 12-2017 PM not later than January 8th, 2018.

TDH apologizes in advance as only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Due to time constraints, TDH reserves the right to start the selection process (including offering the position in case a suitable candidate is found) before the post’s closing date.


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