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TERRE DES HOMMES – Project Manager – Libano

FONDAZIONE TERRE DES HOMMES ITALIA sta selezionando un/a Project Manager da inserire nella sua operatività in Libano. Durata 6 mesi. Tipo contratto: Scadenza candidature 17/06/2024

Position: Project Manager

Starting date: August 2024

Duration: 6 months, renewable

Duty station: Tyr, 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 3 million people.

TDH IT implements 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 (EU, ECHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, OCHA, Italian Cooperation-AICS).

As part of this work, Terre des Hommes Italia is looking for an experienced Project Manager for an intervention to be implemented within Palestinian Camps and gatherings across Lebanon in partnership with local organizations. The candidate shall have a proven experience in managing mid-term interventions in the Middle East, with a focus on education/child protection/PSS. S/he is required to have advanced communication and negotiation skills, a perfect command of PCM and main institutional donors’ financial and administrative procedures, as well as the ability to work in partnership with organizations and institutions of different backgrounds.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Managing the relationship with the local authorities. This includes: 1.1 Present the project to local authorities and communities in the areas of intervention 1.2 Draft, negotiate and sign, if any, the MOUs with local partners/local authorities, stating roles, tasks, and responsibilities of both parties
  2. Security and Coordination. The PM will: 2.1 Attend coordination meetings and clusters with INGOs at the area level 2.2 Participate in defining the security rules for project staff (local and expat) and ensure their implementation.
  3. Managing the HR of TDH project’s staff, which includes: 3.1 Draft the TOR of the project’s staff and taking part to their recruitment 3.2 Identify possible areas of weakness and plan for on-the-job trainings in coordination with HQ and Delegation’s experts.
  4. Calling for and leading regular meetings of the project leading committee with the aim of 4.1 Design activity plans and regularly revise their implementation. 4.2 Regularly collect information and reports required in accordance with the monitoring tools approved 4.3 Monitor the expenditure pace and ensure its compliance with the project document and the yearly/quarterly plans.
  5. Administration: with the support of the administrator, the PM is responsible for: 5.1 Budget management and follow-up 5.2 The sound implementation and monitoring of TDH It and donor’s administrative procedures 5.3 Follow TDH IT internal administrative guidelines 5.4 Define quarterly and monthly plans of expenditures according to the project’s budget and the plan of activities 5.5. Reporting to donor and HQ.
  6. Maintaining the relationship with donors. This involves: 6.1 Facilitating donors’ field monitoring visits based on the plan approved by the PLC. 6.2 Drafting the interim and final reports as requested by the donor, and any further report which may be requested.
  7. Ensuring Project Visibility. This involves: 7.1 Ensuring that all projects’ sites are provided with visibility materials 7.2 Ensuring that communities and stakeholders are aware of the subjects funding and/or implementing the project 7.3 Providing the Delegation’s Communication Officer with regular updates and documentation (written, photographic, video etc..) for them to promote the project via their standard channels.

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 is in line with TDH IT procedures regarding Child Protection and Safeguarding, Ethics, PSEAH, impartiality, neutrality and independence of the humanitarian action operating with no discrimination of religious, political and gender nature, and promoting the equality of individuals.

Required Profile:


  • University Degree in Management, Cooperation for Development or similar
  • Perfect command of written and spoken English is essential. Working knowledge of Arabic is an asset
  • Sound knowledge of all phases of the PCM and main institutional donors’ rules and procedures
  • Sound IT skills with high proficiency in word and excel

Professional experience

  • At least 3 years of professional experience with humanitarian organizations in managing interventions focused on Education and/or Protection/Child Protection; previous working experience in Middle East is a strong asset
  • Previous experience of work in partnership with local organizations
  • Highly developed analytical and reporting skills

Personal skills

  • Commitment to the aims, principles, and values of TDH IT
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, ability to capacity build others, excellent cultural sensitivity, and curiosity
  • Ability to work well in a team, under pressure and in response to changing needs
  • Very high sense of discretion and integrity, especially when dealing with child protection cases
  • High degree of responsibility, of taking initiatives, of having emotional stability
  • Ability to prioritize a heavy workload and to delegate accordingly
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and adaptable to the needs of the team and organization. 

Salary according to experience and TDH IT salary scale. Since the position advertised for is unaccompanied, TDH will not be responsible for providing benefits for the selected candidate’s family members.

Personal Data: Personal data provided by candidates will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (2016/679) and the related Italian legislative adaptation (Legislative Decree 101/2018). The management of the data processing is exclusive responsibility of the Terre des Hommes Italia Foundation, which will use such data to evaluate the application for the specific position for which the application is sent. In the event that the application is not suitable for the position advertised, the curriculum vitae will be kept in our archives for a limited period and used to evaluate any future job opportunities. The data processing will be carried out with maximum confidentiality and security. Sending your CV and cover letter constitutes your consent to the processing of personal data for the purposes indicated above.

Disclaimer: The Terre des Hommes Italia Foundation maintains the highest standards and procedures for the protection of children and applies a principle of zero tolerance towards any form of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment. Any person who has been found guilty of this type of crime will not be eligible for employment. For this reason, candidates may be subject to a series of checks, including consultation of criminal records. Ethics is part of the annual performance appraisal.


Interested candidates possessing required experience and skills are invited to send an updated CV and a motivation letter including at least two references to quoting in the object of the email the reference LEB 03-2024.

The deadline for receiving applications is the 17th of June 2024. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Applications that do not meet the above-mentioned requirements 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.


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