Lebanon Country Manager

Lebanon Country Manager
Deadline for applications: Friday, July 14, 2017
Contract:
Location: Lebanon
Working area: Beirut
Job Description

Background:

INARA provides life-altering medical care for children from conflict areas who have catastrophic injuries or illnesses and are unable to access treatment due to war. We step in to fill the gaps in access to medical treatment when not provided by other institutions or non-profits, including financial assistance where needed.

We partner with medical institutions such as the American University of Beirut Medical Centre (AUBMC) to ensure refugee children receive quality medical treatment. INARA is currently running two projects, the first, providing reconstructive and plastic surgery to children who have conflict injuries and second, providing treatment to refugee children born with the congenital deformities, Clubfoot and DDH.

Scope:

The Country Manager is responsible for the strategic implementation of INARA’s operations in Lebanon. The position holder will manage the day-to-day operations and ensure the smooth and successful running of INARA Lebanon. The Lebanon office is a small team currently consisting of 8 staff members.

Job Description:

  • Day to day management and oversight of the organisation in Lebanon, which is currently comprised of 8 staff members. INARA is a growing organisation and staff capacity may increase to respond to need
  • Provides direct management to the heads of sections (casework, finance & fundraising and communications), ensuring they deliver reports in a timely fashion
  • Ensures that there is effective coordination in the organisation so that all staff work towards the same goal
  • Maintains and develops INARA’s medical, humanitarian and other partnerships for enhanced collaborative working
  • Ensures that INARA’s policies, systems and guidelines are implemented and adhered to, across the organisation in Lebanon. This includes adaptation of the operational system when necessary
  • Ensures that INARA fulfills its responsibilities to its donors and maintains transparent in its operations
  • Ensures that the Lebanon country programme is implemented within budget
  • Responsible for training and personal development of the staff (where possible, due to financial limitations)
  • Upholds INARA’s HR policy and encompass an HR function
  • Responsible for ensuring quality and accountability to INARA's beneficiaries, including upholding the beneficiary centered casework process and M&E tools
  • Represents INARA when required, in local and international press, internal communications and external events
  • Is the point of contact for INARA in Lebanon
  • Ensures that INARA’s operations encompasses the fundamental principles of the organisation, including putting the best interests of the child first and child protection standards
  • Carries out other duties are requested by the Regional Director and Board
  • Reports to the Regional Director and Board in a timely and thorough fashion

Working Environment:

  • The office is located in Beirut and the position holder is required to travel around Lebanon to attend meetings
  • There may be times when the position holder is required to work on the weekends or evenings and undertake other duties which are broadly in line with the above

Essential skills (all must be demonstrated):

  • A minimum of 5 years of programme development and implementation in the humanitarian sector, preferably in Lebanon or the Middle East 
  • Management of a team of 4 or more staff members, with excellent team leadership skills
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • Strong ability to multi task and manage a challenging and varied workload
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with an ability to communicate to a wide range of actors
  • Strong written and spoken English skills, including report writing and critical analysis
  • A demonstrable understanding of the current socio-political context and refugee crises in Lebanon and Syria
  • Experience of financial management and a familiarity with administrative systems, including Microsoft Office
  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability to different environments

Desirable:

  • Experience working frontline with vulnerable people in Lebanon or elsewhere in the Middle East
  • Fluency in Arabic
  • Experience working with vulnerable children who have medical needs and corresponding knowledge of the principles and practices required when working with these children
  • An understanding of medical issues which arise out conflict situations
  • Existing relationships within appropriate humanitarian organisations and/ or medical providers

Additional:

  • Ability to work within INARA’s guiding principles
Experience required: Education degree: Masters Degree Field of education: Masters degree in international affairs, political science, public health or any other related field
Languages
Arabic: Very Good English: Fluent French:
Period: 6 months (opportunity to become permanent). Start date January 2018
Salary:
Submission guidelines: Please send a CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the Job Description to sofia@inara.org. Candidates who do not follow these guidelines will not be considered for an interview. Note that INARA does not cover any relocation costs.
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
Sofia Karim
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