INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts, and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.
Terms of reference
Job Title: Emergency Project Manager
Duty station: Beirut - Mount Lebanon base
Starting date: 30/10/2020
Contract duration: 5 months
Reporting to: Head of Base (ML) and Program Coordinator (functional link)
Supervision of: 3 staff (directly) - total project team of 18 staff plus LNGO supervision
General context of the project
The project, funded by ECHO, is a 5 months emergency project, focused on Protection and Shelter, in response to the Beirut Blast. INTERSOS is part of a consortium led by ACTED and is comprised of Concern Worlwide, Arc en Ciel and LebRelief. The project aims at implementing an integrated protection and shelter response to identified needs, in Beirut, for the most vulnerable populations in close coordination with other actors and mainly through direct implementation with also the inclusion of a local partner on the SGBV component for specific groups.
General purpose of the position
Under the supervision of the Head of Base and Program Coordinator, the Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring the proper coordination, implementation, and communication of the project across all consortium members and teams. The Project Manager will be accountable for the overall achievement of the contractual objectives (timeframe, targets/indicators, and budget) of the projects and for monitoring that the activities are implemented accordingly by the project team. The Project Manager will support with the liaison with the other Consortium partners, donor and other stakeholders and will facilitate a collaborative partnership throughout the project.
Main responsibilities and tasks
Strategic planning and leadership
- The role will be responsible to present to the Consortium Partners and Donor with key decisions, information and recommendations on strategic, operational, and financial matters related to the project implementation.
- The role will lead on the development and follow-up of a detailed project implementation and monitoring plan.
- The role will be responsible for the overall management of the project financial resources.
- Lead on the overall programmatic, logistic and financial management of the project, including the identification of risks and obstacles, to ensure donor compliance in terms of project deliverables and eligibility criteria.
- Lead on the contractual reporting (narrative and financial) in coordination with consortium members.
- Ensure compliance of logistics and administrative procedures, based on contractual requirements.
- Ensure the proper financial management and forecast of budget lines across the consortium.
- Provide regular monitoring of activities, including field visits and regular consortium meetings.
- Ensure proper filing and archiving of all project related documentation is carried out throughout the project for audit purposes.
- Lead on the set up and implementation of efficient implementation and communication mechanisms between consortium team members, including project kick off meeting, regular project review meetings and project close-up meeting.
- Lead on the set up of systems, TORs, SOPs and tools in place for the project.
- Represent the consortium with the Donor and attend National and Regional Technical Working Groups, UN Agencies and National Authorities meetings.
- Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)
- Lead on the elaboration, implementation and revision of an effective MEAL plan and monitoring systems throughout the project, with the support of the MEAL Officer and Head of Base.
- Lead on the relevance and quality of monitoring reports, analysis and data trends.
Required profile and experience
- University degree in humanitarian studies, social sciences or equivalent.
- Minimum 4 years with INGOs in Humanitarian assistance
- Previous experiences at management and/or coordination level in the area of protection or shelter intervention in emergency response context
- Previous strong experience working with ECHO and/or in a consortium structure
- Previous experience in the Middle East region
- Strong Project Cycle Management skills and capacity to plan and organize work activities (especially in Emergency contexts)
- Prior experience in Protection and Emergency interventions (especially case management, community-based protection and needs assessment)
- Understanding of the local political and administrative system
- Ability to manage human, technical, administrative and financial resources.
- Fluency in English, spoken and written;
- Knowledge/Fluency in Arabic (desirable)
- Excellent coordination, communication and negotiation skills
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytic approach
- Flexibility, team spirit and diplomatic skills
- Ability to work under pressure, with peaks of heavy workloads, and to manage several tasks at once with tight deadlines.
- Self-development, initiative-taking.
- Good computing skills
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to apply following the link below:
Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps: register (including your name, email, password, citizenship, and Skype address), sign-up and apply attaching your CV and motivation letter in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS.
In case you encounter severe difficulties applying through the platform, you can send an email attaching your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to email@example.com, with subject line: “Platform issue – SR-34-1577 – Emergency Project Manager”.
Please also mention the name, position, and contact details of at least three references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.