Interested candidates should send their CV to [email protected] with the subject line: Project Manager no later than 12th of March 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Project Manager will be responsible for the delivery of a DFID UK-funded restricted project, titled Approaches in Complex and Challenging Environments for Sustainable SRHR (ACCESS) in Lebanon.
- Lead the delivery of the ACCESS restricted project in Lebanon over three years, with IPPF and five global consortia partners.
- Oversee the strategic direction for the ACCESS project in Lebanon in collaboration with IPPF and global partners, specifically delivering against the results framework and developing learnings / global goods to support DFID’s SRHR future direction.
- Manage programmatic relationship with SALAMA, IPPF, including working with technical and contract teams; and be key point person for DFID Country Team in Lebanon.
- Contribute to research publications and present the work of the ACCESS Consortium at national/regional conferences and other platforms.
- Coordinate with an interdisciplinary team at SALAMA with expertise in technical areas, operations, finance and monitoring and evaluation following existing SALAMA rules and regulations.
- Manage consortium partner relationships, to include effective communication and collaboration for the purposes of supporting programme delivery, coordination, and contractual and performance management.
- Ensure timely submission of programme and financial reports to the Head of ACCESS through the Executive Director.
- Manage project risk strategically, ensuring the appropriate mitigation measures and contingency plans are developed (in collaboration with IPPF) to ensure the proejct follows the appropriate protocols and actions.
- Advise the Head of ACCESS and Executive Director on all matters pertaining to the project progress, funding, donor relations, challenges and opportunities.
- Provide technical leadership and share lessons and best practices of ACCESS on behalf of IPPF.
- Advise all stakeholders on all aspects of the project as appropriate.
- Keep up-to-date with relevant technical related knowledge.
- Ensure gender is effectively mainstreamed within the remit of the post and in line with IPPF’s Gender Equality Policy.
- Build and maintain positive relationships with all members of staff, and contacts within and outside the Federation.
- Become familiar with the Federation’s Health and Safety Programme and Guidelines for using Visual Display Units. To do everything possible to ensure a healthy and safe working environment, including following instructions and guidance.
- Take collective responsibility for safeguarding.
- Undertake any other reasonable duties as may be requested from time to time.
- The post holder is responsible, at a minimum, for the line management of 4 staff members and potential consultancies, following SALAMA policy.
- The post holder is responsible for the management of the budget over three years, following SALAMA financial rules and procedures.
- The post holder advises SALAMA staff on all aspects of the programme.
- The post holder advises DFID on progress, opportunities and challenges.
- The post holder advises Consortium partners and sub-grantees on all stages of the project cycle and implementation of the project.
- Advanced application in programme management with a focus on the provision of comprehensive, quality SRH services in complex and challenging settings.
- Demonstrated experience working on projects funded by international donors (i.e. DFID, UN, USAID), with understanding of donor relations, reporting and compliance to successfully deliver donor-funded contracts.
- Experience managing or providing support to DFID funded initiatives desirable.
- Experience in evaluation and research/operational research desirable.
- Proven ability to effectively coordinate stakeholders and resources for a common purpose.
- Proven ability to tackle difficult issues and challenging or complex relationships in a constructive, positive and results-driven way.
- Knowledge of up-to-date standards/tools/best practices in SRH and experience in applying it to different contexts.
- Excellent people management skills – including remote management.
- Excellent interpersonal skills - articulate, tactful and diplomatic.
- Highly developed project management skills, particularly with regards to programme quality, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, risk management, and donor compliance.
- Developed networking and relationship building skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in a multi-partner consortium.
- Excellent written communication skills required to write a variety of documents.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills to meet tight deadlines.
- Good research and analytical skills.
- Understanding of the complexity of SRH issues across a variety of different cultural, socio economic, emergency and development contexts.
- Fluent English and Arabic essential.
- Willing to travel internationally, approximately 20 days a year.
- Awareness of and sensitivity to the multi-cultural and diverse environment in which IPPF operates.
- Open and approachable, with collaborative approach to work.
- Integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
- Understanding of and a commitment to safeguarding including child protection, in a local and international context.
- Supportive of a woman’s right to choose and to have access to safe abortion services.
- Beit Chama - Aaqidiyeh