Short-term Management Skills Consultant

Short-term Management Skills Consultant
Deadline for applications: Friday, August 11, 2017
Location: Beirut
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Job Description

The IRC actively supports protection mainstreaming at a global level, and in all aspects of its programming.  Protection mainstreaming was explicitly incorporated into the programming undertaken by the IRC in Lebanon in 2015.  That programming has subsequently grown to encompass a range of engagements with internal and external stakeholders.  In order to more strongly support this programming, the IRC intends to work with partners and stakeholders to increase their internal staff management capacity with a view to better supporting the outcomes of protection mainstreaming efforts that they have undertaken with the IRC’s support.  Initially, the IRC will be targeting this capacity building at public sector actors under the framework of an ongoing protection mainstreaming technical assistance partnership.

Job Overview/Summary:  The Management Skills Consultant will develop materials for, and deliver, a management skills workshop for senior staff from the public sector that is tailored to support improved use and development of leadership and decision making, performance management, coaching and mentoring, communication and conflict resolution in the workplace.  The workshop will be designed for a diverse audience with a range of different levels of pre-workshop familiarity with core management principles and techniques.  It will recap key protection mainstreaming objectives in accordance with the framework used by the IRC, and draw links between improved management skills and increase capacity to reach protection mainstreaming objectives.  The training methodology used throughout the workshop should ensure the active engagement of participants through an interactive approach, which reflects adult learning principles.  The outcomes of the training should be measured through comparisons and analyses of pre-/post-assessments, which capture knowledge acquisition and skill development.

Major Responsibilities:

Major responsibilities of the Management Skills Consultant are listed below:

  • Creation of a detailed agenda for the planned management training workshop, which is submitted for feedback at least ten working days prior to the workshop and amended based on any feedback received from IRC.
  • Development of all relevant materials for the planned management training workshop, in alignment with the approved detailed agenda and including but not limited to:
    • Training content, visual aids, handouts for participants and supportive materials for group work/activities; and,
    • Pre-/post-training assessments for participants that support measurement of the success of the training against its objectives and allow space for participants to provide feedback on its usefulness.
  • Delivery of the two-day training, in Arabic.
  • Development of a detailed post-training report that outlines the results of the pre-/post-training assessments, incorporates the feedback of participants, and reflects on lessons learned for potential future trainings.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  Protection (Livelihoods) Manager

Indirect Reporting:  Senior Protection Coordinator

Position directly supervises:  N/A

Other Internal and/or external contacts:   N/A

Job Requirements:

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in business management, career coaching, HR, social work, or a related field.
  • Proven success working experience on trainings and career coaching, preferably within the humanitarian and/or public reform sector.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a capacity building role, or other role involving education or skills development with adults, and ability to demonstrate success in achieving capacity building outcomes.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility.
  • Ability to work autonomously, take initiative and responsibly escalate issues.
  • Excellent training skills, including the capacity to provide structured feedback.
  • Ability to travel freely to all regions

Language Skills: 

  • Ability to communicate and write clearly in Arabic and English.

Working Environment:  The Management Skills Consultant will not have dedicated office space at IRC, but will have access to IRC premises for the purpose of meeting with relevant staff.  

Experience required: Education degree: Masters Degree Field of education: business management, career coaching, HR, social work, or a related field.
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:
Submission guidelines: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation. Please submit your application by email to with the job title in the subject line no later than August 11, 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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