Capacity Building Manager
Duty station: Lebanon (Beirut, with frequent field visits to North Bekaa and Mount Lebanon)
Position Reports to: Country Delegate
Technical reference/Indirect Reporting: Child protection program manager, Education program manager
Collaborates with: M&E manager, CP expert, Project managers
Other Internal and/or external contacts: Logistics
Internal: other members of TDH IT programs in the field
External: Donors, local partners –Other NGOs/INGOs, and SDCs
Starting date: 1st of January 2019
Duration: 6 months
Closing date: 16 Dec 2018
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 million people (2015).
We implement relief and mid-term programmes and projects in the fields of education, primary health, protection, PSS and child rights.
Terre des Hommes Italia works in Lebanon since 2006. Since then it 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 has provided support to the Syrian refugee families fleeing their country and looking for a shelter in Lebanon, thanks to the support various donors (ECHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo- AICS).
In Bekaa Terre des Hommes has been partnering with UNICEF, and other private donors, since 2012, targeting refugee and vulnerable children and their families with a range of actions focused on non-formal education and protection. The established Child Friendly Spaces in Arsal and Jdeide developed into Community Centers with center-based (including focused PSS and Case Management) and outreach activities (mobile unit, establishment of Child Protection Committees, awareness activities etc). In 2018 thanks to the cooperation with the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs, the programme is expanded to several locations in Bekaa (Hermel, Qaa, Mashari’a al- Qa’a, Qasr) and in Mount Lebanon (Beirut District and Shouf).
Along with UNICEF program, TDH IT is partnering with community based organisation for the implementation of CP program in various location in North Beqaa and Mount Lebanon. As part of the partnership, TDH IT is in charge of developing a capacity building process local partners.
Terre des Hommes Italia is in the process of assessing its own internal capacity gaps and learning needs as the first step to setting up a permanent capacity-building department. Given that these needs are closely tied to the support given to local partners, Terre des Hommes also expects that the capacity building manager will be able to assess institutional capacity gaps and to contribute to the development of a capacity-building strategy.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The capacity building manager will be responsible of:
Capacity assessment of TDH IT’s partners:
Ensuring that TDH IT’s capacity building programs and efforts meet the needs of the beneficiary and key stakeholders and are based on practical applied experience;
Liaising with relevant department in TDH IT (Program, M&E, Child protection, Education) in order to define tools and methodology for capacity development assessment to be conducted with local partners
With the support of TDH It staff, conducting capacity assessment with local partners aimed to identify gaps and opportunity for further learning
Supporting the definition of capacity building plan (including a training, coaching) tailored on the needs identified in the capacity assessment for each partner.
Identifying/ mapping available internal and external capacity development opportunities for identified gap in capacity assessment (including program management, financial and technical management)
Contributing to TDH IT’s capacity development strategy:
In discussion with TDH IT programmatic and administrative departments, conducting a preliminary assessment of learning needs and suggest an initial strategy for capacity-building
Observing the key trainings already delivered to partners, stakeholders and staff and provide technical feedback on facilitation and suggestions for improvement
Reviewing the materials pack for each of TDH’s core training courses and adjust as necessary to ensure high quality from an adult learning perspective
Providing technical guidance to TDH It senior staff management in setting up a capacity building department;
Supporting the recruitment process of staff working under the capacity building departments including the definition roles and terms of reference (ToR) of staff working under the capacity building departments
Conducting evaluations of trainings, and adjust as needed. Ensure proper training materials are available based on needs of each departments
Overseeing quality training materials and suitability for internal use as well as for capacity building of partners and stakeholders
Education / Training:
Degree (MA or PhD) in the field of Social Sciences (e.g. Political Science, Sociology, International relation)
Trained and well knowledgeable of methodology of social research
Security and hostile environment are a plus
At least 5 years of professional work experience in capacity building in humanitarian context
Proven experience in the field of capacity assessment/capacity development with CBOs in Lebanon and/or the Middle East would be an asset
Demonstrable understanding of humanitarian response, coordination mechanisms, humanitarian reform and action.
Substantial experience in emergency and post-crisis environments
Knowledge & skills and Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into team, suitability for the job and assignment/mission):
Ability to formulate strategic documents for programming, engagement, and coordination involving organizations and Government
Experience in and knowledge of the Syrian situation and response is considered a strong asset
High-level of communication skills, including ability to speak formally, negotiate, demonstrate tact and diplomacy, and advocate for child protection issues with humanitarian community and authorities
Proven applied knowledge of the principles of adult learning, including the design and delivery of training and the development of capacity-development strategies
Experience in building capacity of teams and staff at different levels and in different contexts
Fluency in English; Arabic is an asset
Commitment to the aims, principles and values of TDH IT
Ability to work well in a team, under pressure and in response to changing needs
Very high sense of discretion and integrity when dealing with child protection cases
High degree of responsibility, of taking initiatives, of having emotional stability
The ability to prioritize a heavy workload and to delegate accordingly, and under culturally sensitive situations
Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization
Salary according to experience and TDH IT salary scale
Only applications from holders of passports allowing easy entry into the Country will be considered.
HOW TO APPLY:
Send an updated CV and a motivation letter including at least two references to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting in the object of the email the reference Leb 08-2018
Applications that do not meet the above-mentioned requirements will not be considered
The deadline for receiving applications is the 16th of December 2018. Applications received after that date will not be considered
We apologize in advance as only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. TDH IT reserves the right to fill the position before the closing date of the published vacancy in case a suitable candidate is identified