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CESVI – Grants Manager – Tunisia/Libia

Cesvi sta selezionando un/a Grants Manager da inserire nella sua operatività in Libano. Durata 6 mesi. Scadenza candidature 31/12/2019

Grants Manager – Tunisia/Libia


Cesvi has been working in Lebanon since 2001 in different areas: North Lebanon (Tripoli, Halba); South Lebanon (Sidon); Mount Lebanon (Chouf); Nabatîyé (Nabatîyé); Beqaa (Zahlé); Beirut (Beirut). All the Cesvi projects – funded by institutional donors and private foundations – in the livelihood sector, food security and emergency assistance have a crosscutting component in protection.Since 2013, Cesvi has been responding to the spillover of the Syrian Crisis working in Livelihood and Protection sectors in close collaboration with local partners, CSOs, local authorities and other stakeholders. Since 2015, Cesvi is an active member of the Lebanon Humanitarian INGO Forum (LHIF) and lead agency of the LHIF Working Group on Youth Programming and the national Social Stability & Livelihoods WG (chaired by UNDP). Current projects are funded by UNICEF, Government of Netherland, AICS and UE and they target vulnerable communities with economic inclusion programmes through four main pathways: 1. Improving the technical and soft skills of vulnerable individuals through TVET / internship in order to ensure increased economic opportunity and reduce negative coping mechanisms and tensions 2. Improving the capacity of the private sector for growth and job creation3. Access to public services (schools) for most vulnerable HHSThe project “EducAzione Resiliente: infrastrutture e servizi educativi per le comunità di Beirut e Mount Lebanon”, funded by AICS, it is run in partnership with ACTED and local ngo Hoops. The project aims at improving access to educational services in Beirut and Mt. Lebanon for 2994 direct beneficiaries thanks to the rehabilitation of 3 schools and improving well-being psychosocial of vulnerable children.The project Youth Empowerment for Social Impact (YESI) is run in partner with Al Majmoua and LMF NGO, it aims promote youth empowerment through inclusive, innovative and sustainable models of social entrepreneurship


The collaboration will start by the January/Feb 2020.The main duty station will be in Beirut with frequent travel to Mount Lebanon.The Grant manager will work under the supervision of the HoM and in close collaboration with the Country Administrator, the local staff and partner for the projects funded by AICS and EU.


Ensure that project activities are implemented on time and according to the approved project documentation

Monitoring of project activities and identification of necessary amendments, in accordance with the HoM.

Coordination with project partners for the activities to be implemented;

Financial management, procurement procedures and purchases related to the assigned projects, in collaboration with the local administrator and under the supervision of the HQ accountants for the correct allocation of costs.

Management of project donors’ relations, in coordination with the HoM

Drafting and revise of reports and submission of documentation to the donor (through the HQ) ensuring the achievement of the expected results foreseen in the project document for the related period

Management of the relation with project’s stakeholders, involving the HoM when strategic for Cesvi work in the country

Coordination with HQ and HoM for visibility activities related to the assigned projectsHuman Resources management

Coordination of Cesvi and partner’s staff assigning specific tasks and objectives to ensure the achievement of the goal of the project, according to MoU provisions.

Local staff selection and training according to the project’s activities and in compliance with applicable procedures and safe recruitment procedure

Direct coordination of project’s staff in agreement with the HoM recommendations, ensuring alignment with administrative and security mattersImplementation of Safeguarding policies –Adult at risk/Child Safeguarding/PSEA

Ensuring compliance with Cesvi Safeguarding Policies and full implementation of Safeguarding measures within his/her area of responsibility throughout the projects activities;

Local mapping on legal, social welfare and safeguarding/child protection arrangements and local pathways for referral;

Preliminary assessment of potential safeguarding risks and periodical review;

Development of project complaints and feedback mechanisms (PCFM) in accordance with Cesvi PCFM Guidelines

Development of adequate tool for communicating with children/adults at risk and communities on safeguarding risks and safeguarding concerns reporting mechanisms

Organization of adequate capacity building, training, mentoring and advice to project staff, partners, volunteers and other associates

Local staff behavior appraisal with relation to ethical and relevant standardsDevelopment of Cesvi presence in the country

Participation in sectorial clusters, sharing periodical update with HoM

Support in analysis and needs assessments for new projects

Contribute to Cesvi’s strategy on the field

In coordination with the HoM and the HQ, contribution to donors’ relations and promotion, through meeting and presentations of new donors’ acquisition, both through taking active part to forums and workshop and through direct organization of ad hoc meetings.


University or postgraduate degree in International development, International Relations and/or Political Science

Minimum 3 years’ project management experience in NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs in both protracted crisis and/or development contexts

Prior experience in project proposal writing and grant management

Prior experience in Lebanon and/or other complex areas in Middle East – Northern African.

Familiarity with the Livelihood sector/subsector

Solid knowledge of NGO procedures, approaches and operations

Solid Knowledge of project cycle management

Ability to produce timely project proposals and high quality narrative reports

Knowledge of the main humanitarian / development donors, with particular reference to (AICS and EU)

Knowledge of effective financial and budgetary planning and control, especially under AICS and EU. rules and regulation

Proven experience in personnel management and in capacity building of National/International staff

High level of IT skills (Office package)

Fluency in Italian and English (written and spoken)

Solid capacity in managing a variety of internal and external relationships, especially with partners, and acting effectively as an integration team member

Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

Strong communication and diplomatic skills

Strategic thinking and innovation

Self-motivated, able to take initiative, resilient and able to work independently.

Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively

Capacity in networking and build effective partnerships with local stakeholders


Knowledge of Arabic


Cesvi has a zero tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, representatives or partners.Cesvi commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process, which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process performance.Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their application.


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