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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.

Contact Person Name: 
Georges Abboud
Contact Person Position: 
Financial & Administrative Office
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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.           


  1. Lead the delivery of the ACCESS restricted project in Lebanon over three years, with IPPF and five global consortia partners.
  2. 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.
  3. Manage programmatic relationship with SALAMA, IPPF, including working with technical and contract teams; and be key point person for DFID Country Team in Lebanon.
  4. Contribute to research publications and present the work of the ACCESS Consortium at national/regional conferences and other platforms.
  5. Coordinate with an interdisciplinary team at SALAMA with expertise in technical areas, operations, finance and monitoring and evaluation following existing SALAMA rules and regulations.
  6. Manage consortium partner relationships, to include effective communication and collaboration for the purposes of supporting programme delivery, coordination, and contractual and performance management.
  7. Ensure timely submission of programme and financial reports to the Head of ACCESS through the Executive Director.
  8. 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. 
  9. Advise the Head of ACCESS and Executive Director on all matters pertaining to the project progress, funding, donor relations, challenges and opportunities.
  10. Provide technical leadership and share lessons and best practices of ACCESS on behalf of IPPF.
  11. Advise all stakeholders on all aspects of the project as appropriate.
  12. Keep up-to-date with relevant technical related knowledge.


    1. Ensure gender is effectively mainstreamed within the remit of the post and in line with IPPF’s Gender Equality Policy.
    2. Build and maintain positive relationships with all members of staff, and contacts within and outside the Federation.
    3. 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.
    4. Take collective responsibility for safeguarding.
    5. Undertake any other reasonable duties as may be requested from time to time.


    Staff responsibilities

    • The post holder is responsible, at a minimum, for the line management of 4 staff members and potential consultancies, following SALAMA policy.

    Financial responsibilities

    • The post holder is responsible for the management of the budget over three years, following SALAMA financial rules and procedures.

    Advisory responsibilities

    • 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.


    Last modified: 
    19 Feb, 2021
    Intervention Sector(s):
    Advocacy & Awareness, Children & Youth, Displaced Population, Family, Health
    Application Deadline:
    Friday, 12 March 2021
    Contract Type:
    Full Time
    Period of Employment:
    3 YEARS
    Salary Range:
    2000 to 2500 (USD)
    Education Degree:
    Masters Degree
    Education Degree Details:
    • Postgraduate qualification in public health, social science or related field essential. • Advanced experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), humanitarian response or development sector.
    Experience Requirements:
    5 to 10 years
    Arabic Language:
    English Language:
    French Language:
    • Lebanon
    • Baalbek-Hermel
    • Baalbek
    • Beit Chama - Aaqidiyeh