IM Manager Libano
Type of contract: 6 months with possibility of extension (including a 3 months as probation period)
Starting date: May 2018
Monthly Gross Salary Range: 3000-4000 EUR
Application deadline: 10th of April 2018
Send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with reference L12, only preselected candidates will be contacted; the applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position may be awarded before the deadline
GVC presence in Lebanon dates back to the start of the Syrian Crisis and since then GVC has been implementing emergency and development projects in Bekaa financed by International Donors mainly in Emergency Response.
Gender mainstream, special attention to vulnerable categories, community-based approach and good governance are cross-cutting issues included in all GVC interventions.
Main tasks and responsibilities:
Within this framework, GVC recruits An IM Manager who will be responsible to coordinate the development of GVC Protection web platform. He/she will be based in the coordination office in Beirut with frequent missions in operational offices in Bekaa and Akkar. He/she will be under the direct line management of the Country Director and working in coordination with the Area Manager, Emergency and Development Coordinator, PMs and GVC Protection and policy Expert.
The CPA is a methodology which comprises a context-specific process of multi-sectorial assessment and right-based analysis to determine immediate patterns of risks and analyze the degree of the population’s resilience against such risks. Throughout this, local protection strategies are elaborated and designed to increase the capacities and empower the communities and individuals, reduce exposure to harm and develop local strategies to increase protection from the impeded access to safe and dignified life.
In this context GVC is upgrading/renovating his Protection Platform which is used to collect and analyze field-level data, document CPA outputs and monitor community vulnerabilities in GVC missions worldwide. The IM Project Manager will be responsible for the success of this process. Project teams may consist of both internal and external resources and as such this role will manage the project relationship with external suppliers as necessary.
Main tasks related to the upgrading of GVC Protection Platform
Draft a technical analysis and a proposal for the upgrading / renovation of GVC protection platform, with support of internal/external resources
Establish appropriate project controls, including: Workplan preparation, Risk & Issues Management, Budget forecasting, Resource/Task reviews, Monthly and Weekly Status reporting as appropriate
Ensure clear responsibilities for both IM & Programme Resources are agreed and understood
Liaise and translate between technology and Programme needs
Oversee projects risk to minimise risk and exposure on projects and programs of change.
Negotiate internal and external staff resources required to complete projects from inception to completion, and formally account for the use of allocated resources. Cooperate with business peers to gain the necessary resources required to service projects and then to give management and leadership to assigned people
Carry out formal project closure, including lessons learned
Communications and Working Relationships:
High level of contact with external partners to ensure understanding of brief and delivery.
High level of contact with Project Managers, Area Managers, Country Representative and MEAL team in the mission and GVC Protection Task Force holding regular status meetings to ensure projects and program of work is on track
Dealing with problems
Review issues, propose, and agree solutions with project team. Escalate to management team as required.
Identify and review possible obstacles to the successful adoption of any new or enhanced service.
Note that this job description must remain flexible, to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager.
Master Degree in Computer Science, ICT-related field, business or similar subject.
Project Management skills using a variety of formal methodologies such as Agile and/or Prince2
Skilled in the use of computer-based Project Management tools such as JIRA and/or GitHub
Track record of ICT strategy and product roadmap development
Track record of ICT product management, including design and implementation, driving toward creation of successful ICT solutions in developing country contexts
At least, two years’ experience in small, mid and large-scale project management, preferably for IT technical projects
Experienced in full project lifecycle for application development: requirements gathering and analysis, solution design and realisation, testing and implementation
Experience managing consultants and liaising between technical developers and non-technical stakeholders.
Professional level of specialized knowledge and technical/functional skills
Proven project management ability to manage multiple complex tasks, programs or projects
Possesses general understanding in the areas of application programming, database and system design
General understanding of Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures
Experience of ERP solutions
Good general knowledge of IT applications and services
Maintains awareness of emerging technologies and potential application on operations environments
Familiar with risk and financial management concepts
Previous work in NGOs will be an asset
Personal and Interpersonal skills
Fluency in written and spoken English
Be able to efficiently communicate, both orally and written
Understanding of and commitment to humanitarian principles and values
Passionate for IT project management and flexible
Ability to work in team
Being flexible and with the ability to adjust to changes and new requirements
Ability to assess the work required to finish a task and to complete the task on schedule
Good balance of managerial and technical skills and able to cut to solution decisions quickly
Good organisational and co-ordination skills being able to successfully manage time, plans, projects and other related tasks
Able to prioritise work effectively for execution with limited resources
Sound analytical and problem-solving capability
Be exceptionally detail oriented and technically minded
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail: ability to juggle large amounts of details while maintaining big picture
Will constitute a plus
Previous experience in the Middle East Countries, Syrian Crisis
Knowledge of Italian and/or Arabic