Position: Project Manager (Education) x 2 positions
Starting date: ASAP
Duration: 12 months
Duty station: Lebanon (Beqaa or Mount Lebanon)
Terre des Hommes Italia (TDH IT), member of Terre des hommes International Federation, works in 22 developing countries implementing projects and activities for the benefit of more than 3 million people (2018).
Since the beginning of the Syria crisis, with the support of various donors (ECHO, EU Trust Fund, UNICEF, UNHCR, AICS, OCHA, 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 Beqaa and Mount Lebanon as well as in the Palestinian Refugee Camps.
TDH’s main education interventions are focused on inclusive access to education through regulated non-formal education activities (Community-Based Early Childhood Education, Basic Literacy and Numeracy, Adapted Basic Literacy and Numeracy), and retention in the public education system through a range of activities implemented in our educational community centres and partner public schools (Homework Support, Remedial Classes, Foreign Language Courses). We provide integrated psychosocial and case management support in centres and at the community level, working with both Syrian and Lebanese communities to promote social cohesion.
Within this context, Terre des Hommes Italia is looking for 2 experienced Project Managers for an Education intervention to be implemented both directly and in partnership with local organizations. The candidate shall have a proven experience in managing mid-term interventions in ME countries, with a focus on Education and/or Child Protection. She/he is required to have advanced communication and negotiation skills, a perfect command of the Project Management Cycle and the ability to work in partnership with organizations and institutions of different backgrounds. Demonstrated experience working with TDH’s main donors will be an advantage.
The Project Managerwill be in charge of overseeing the implementation of all education activities at governorate level, narrative and financial progress reporting, managing the partnership with the local partners and authorities, ensuring qualitative and quantitative compliance with donor requirements. S/he will play a key role in the implementation of TDH’s education strategy and in the development of new projects.
Line manager:Education Programme Manager
Line manages: Education Field Activity Coordinator
In particular, she/he will be in charge of:
1. Project implementation and reporting:
1.1 With the support of the Field Activity Coordinator and technical support team, define the project workplan and implementation strategy
1.2 Lead regular project monitoring meetings, proposing corrective activities where needed;
1.3 Support the Programme Manager in preparing interim and final reports as requested by the Donor, and any further report which may be requested
1.4 Monitor, with the support of the Security Manager, the situation in the areas of activity to ensure smooth implementation
2. Financial management; with the support of the administrator, the PM is responsible for:
2.1 Act as the budget holder for all education interventions at governorate level
2.2 Define quarterly and monthly plans of expenditures according to the project’s budget and the plan of activities
2.3 Monitor the expenditure pace and ensure its compliance with the project document and the yearly/quarterly plans
2.4 Ensure compliance with TDH IT internal financial and administrative procedures
3. Managing the relationship with local stakeholders:
3.1 Present the project to the Lebanese Local authorities and communities in the areas of intervention
3.2 Draft, negotiate the MOUs with local partners/local authorities in Lebanon, stating roles, tasks and responsibilities of both parties
3.3 Where appropriate, identify potential new partners in the area
4.Coordination and Representation:
4.1 Attend coordination meetings, working groups and clusters with NGOs at the area level
4.2 Facilitate and, where needed, lead field visits by donors, journalists and other stakeholders
4.3 Provide regular updates to donors at the area level and take any other action needed to facilitate the ongoing positive relationship with the donor
5. MEAL(In coordination with the MEAL Department):
5.1 Support in the development of the project(s) monitoring plan and ensure the quality of the monitoring information (assessment, SDQ, CPA, FGD) collected in the field
5.2 Improve protection threats analysis & monitoring, information sharing and advocacy: he/she ensures an in depth analysis of data collected by MEAL Department, Child Protection team and other child protection actors in the area of intervention
5.3 Ensure that field teams are familiar with methodology for monitoring and ensuring the accountability to beneficiaries
6. Fundraising and Programme Development:
6.1 Support the Programme Manager in developing new project activities/areas of intervention
6.2 Support the Programme Manager in developing new proposals for project funding
7. HR Management:
7.1 Draft the TOR of the project's staff and taking part to their recruitment
7.2 Responsible for the overall coordination of the project staff in line with TDH standards and procedures providing technical and operational supervision to the Field Activity and Area Coordinators
7.3 Identify possible areas of weakness and plan for on-the-job trainings in coordination with the Delegation's experts
8.1 Coordinate the timely submission to the Logistics Department any Purchase Request and Purchase Order related to the activities
8.2 If requested, take part to the ITB evaluation committee
8.3 Prepare a detailed Procurement Purchase Plan (PPP) including all the needs (refreshment, transportation, materials, stationaries, etc.) related to the implementation of the activities
9.1 In coordination with TDH’s Communications Manager, ensure that the donor visibility requirements of the project are met
9.2 Contribute to press visits, interviews and project success stories as required
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 is 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.
• BA acquired since at least 5 years
• Perfect Command of the Englishlanguage(written and spoken). Knowledge of Arabic and Italian is an asset
• Minimum 3 years of professional experiencein managing mid-term interventions abroad; previous working experience in Lebanon and/or in the management of EU/UN/AICS-funded projects and/or in the management of education actions is an asset
• 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
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.
How to apply:
Interested candidates possessing required experience and skills are invited to send an updated CV and a motivation letter including at least two references to firstname.lastname@example.org in the subject of the email the reference TDHIT-MLB-PM002. Please specify also the area in the subject: (Bekaa or Mount Lebanon).
Applications that do not meet the above-mentioned requirements will not be considered
The deadline for receiving applications is the 14th of August 2019. 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.