Title Project Team Leader
Categories Default
Location Beirut
Job Description

Company Overview
Siren Associates was founded in 2009 and is a niche, not-for-profit organization that works across the Middle East on a range of security sector and broader public sector reform programming. Siren recruits high-caliber individuals from a range of sectors, bringing together multi-disciplinary teams and technological solutions (supported by its technology arm Siren Analytics) to enable effective change. Siren prides itself on its ability to develop sustainable solutions by working collaboratively with beneficiaries, marrying innovation with experience. Its management team actively promote a positive work environment and healthy work-life balance, to ensure that all staff develop and prosper. www.sirenassociates.com

Role
Siren has been implementing security sector reform programming in Lebanon for the past 12years and has recently embarked on a new, multi-million dollar programme which aims to improve the effectiveness, responsiveness and accountability of the Internal Security Forces and governence mechanisms of the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities. The programme’s two Team Leaders are responsible for different thematic strands, overseeing small delivery teams as well as working with international and local subject matter experts. The role reports directly the the Programme Manager. This full-time position is based out of Siren’s corporate headquarters in Beirut and will require substantial interaction with local security actors, as well as with donor governments.

Responsibilities
•Develop and maintain a detailed work plan for the component, in consultation with all identified stakeholders.
•Task out and oversee outputs from other members of the component team, providing a support and quality assurance function to ensure high quality deliverables.
•Identify, contract and schedule inputs from subject matter experts and partners.
•Conduct regular component meetings to ensure adequate communication and that all team members remain updated on progress, issues and status
•Work collaboratively with the wider project team to forecast and schedule needs of support functions: Translation, logistics, procurement, etc.
•Identify issues that delay or hinder implementation of planned activities, devise and communicate effective mitigations.
•Track progress on component performance indicators and support the dedicated RAMEL Team to collect data on progress and achievements.
•Submit weekly activity and monthly progress reports to the RAMEL Team.
•Support the Programme Manager’s briefings to and meetings with all relevant stakeholders.

Person Specification

Essential
•Minimum of 5 years previous experience working on project management in fields related to security or public sector reform, preferably in Lebanon or the wider MENA region.
•Advanced degree in a relevant field such as international development, political studies or public administration.
•Excellent written and spoken English
•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good internal and external relationships.
•Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
•Ability to work independently and perform well under-pressure.

Desirable
•Project management qualification.
•Arabic ability preferred.
•Previous experience working on UK-funded programming
•Experience working on public or security sector reform programming

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Title M&E Officer
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Location Beirut
Job Description

Siren Overview

Siren helps develop safe and secure societies where there is equal access to justice and freedom from fear. Specialising in civil policing transformation, security and justice programming, and broader public sector reform, we empower and build the capabilities of organisations to become more responsive to the needs of communities. We support our clients through the process of strategic change, combining an Organisation Development approach with advanced technology and customised solutions.

 Committed to making a difference, we believe that the development of capabilities cannot be done for organisations - it must be done by and in effective partnership with them. As a result, our approach is collaborative, client-centered and holistic. We employ rigorous problem analysis and innovative interventions that are gender and conflict sensitive to drive sustainable change. Working in post-conflict and fragile states, we recognise the value of being flexible, adaptable and responsive to our clients’ changing needs.

 Siren is an international non-profit organization with headquarters in Beirut and project offices in both Beirut and Jordan. For more information, see: www.sirenassociates.com

Setting up the system:

  • Assist in the revision of the project log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement;
  • Assist in the development and/or finalization of the project Work Plan and keep it updated in accordance with project activities and timeframes as relevant.
  • Assist in the development the overall framework, for project M&E, for example mid-term project review, impact assessment, final evaluation, develop project Performance Monitoring Plan with relevant data collection systems.
  • Review the quality of existing data in the project subject areas, the methods of collecting it, and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluation.
  • Develop baseline data for each project component and for all project indicators.
  • With collaborating partners, review their existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes, support and resources.
  • Develop a plan for project-related capacity building on M&E and for any computer-based support that may be required.
  • Organize and undertake training with collaborating partners on M&E as required.

Implementation of M&E and coordination:

  • Collect data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators.
  • Check data quality with partners.
  • Maintain and administer the M&E database; Analyze and aggregate findings.
  • Support project progress reporting, project mid-term review and final evaluation.
  • Identify areas where technical support to project partners is required. Organize refresher training on M&E for partners as required.
  • Identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project. Provide advice to the supervisor on improving project performance using M&E findings.

Communication:

    • Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data as required.
    • Provide the Project Manager with management information she/he may require.
    • Check that monitoring data are discussed in appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussions to fill any gap.
    •  Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager.

 

 

 

Person Specification
  • 3 years’ experience in similar roles
  • Degree in political sciences, international relations, development or other related field
  • Demonstrable experience collecting high quality field data through focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and the like
  • Strong ability to plan and organise data collection teams
  • Strong eye for detail
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Fluent in English and Arabic
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Title Community Coordinator
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Location Amman
Job Description

Company Overview
Siren Associates was founded in 2009 and is a niche, not-for-profit organization that works across the Middle East on a range of security sector and broader public sector reform programming. Siren recruits high-caliber individuals from a range of sectors, bringing together multi-disciplinary teams and technological solutions (supported by its technology arm Siren Analytics) to enable effective change. Siren prides itself on its ability to develop sustainable solutions by working collaboratively with beneficiaries, marrying innovation with experience. Its management team actively promote a positive work environment and healthy work-life balance, to ensure that all staff develop and prosper. www.sirenassociates.com

Role:
Coordinate capacity building for CBOs and local community initiatives in Amman, Irbid and Mafraq, working with field-based officers and a wider team in Amman. This role will work in coordination with Siren’s Community Policing Coordinator and report to the Project Manager.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Identify Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and individuals providing effective protective services in their local communities and collaboratively develop programming activities.
•Manage two field officers working in project locations outside Amman including quality assuring their work.
•Coordinate monthly meetings and events bringing together a range of stakeholders in six locations.
•Work with Capacity Building SMEs and the wider team to develop CBO capabilities.
•Coordinate with the project’s Community Policing team to ensure integration across the project’s activities and deliverables.
•Work with the wider project team to provide feedback on activities and recommend adjustments if required.
•Provide weekly activity reports and input into quarterly monitoring reports.
•Work with the admin and logistics and procurement team to support their work on the project, anticipating procurement needs for this component well in advance.
•Coordinate with the M&E team, to support project-level monitoring and evaluation against overall goals and specific objectives.
•Ensure that the Project Manager is fully briefed on key successes, obstacles and opportunities for growth.
•Identify additional programming partners or opportunities.

Person Specification

REQUIREMENTS:
•A minimum of five years working on similar programming for local or international organisations
•A bachelor’s degree in a related subject
•Demonstrated knowledge of the operating context at local and governance level and good contacts with a range of relevant actors
•Demonstrated experience in project cycle management and in managing small teams
•Proven local knowledge, planning, assessment and analytical skills.
•Understanding of budgeting and compliance
•Strong English language written and oral skills.
•Adaptable and proactive with good social skills and effective inter-personal communication.

End Date 2020-06-30
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Title Community Field Officer
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Location Amman
Job Description

Company Overview
Siren Associates was founded in 2009 and is a niche, not-for-profit organization that works across the Middle East on a range of security sector and broader public sector reform programming. Siren recruits high-caliber individuals from a range of sectors, bringing together multi-disciplinary teams and technological solutions (supported by its technology arm Siren Analytics) to enable effective change. Siren prides itself on its ability to develop sustainable solutions by working collaboratively with beneficiaries, marrying innovation with experience. Its management team actively promote a positive work environment and healthy work-life balance, to ensure that all staff develop and prosper. www.sirenassociates.com

Role:
Coordinate and support Siren’s capacity building work with local Community Based Organisations, Community Pioneers, and service providers to identify and implement community strengthening activities. This role will work in consultation with the Community Coordinator and Project Manager.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Work with the Community Coordinator to identify Community Based Organisations and individuals providing effective protective services in their local communities.
•Identify appropriate local programming spaces to host meetings and events.
•Help coordinate capacity building activities on an ongoing basis, including at least one event per month in each target district, working in collaboration with Siren’s community police liaisons.
•Work with the wider project team to provide feedback on activities and recommend adjustments if required.
•Input into weekly activity reports and quarterly monitoring reports.
•Work with the admin and logistics and procurement team to support their work on the project.
•Coordinate with the M&E team, to support district-level project monitoring and evaluation against overall goals and specific objectives.
•Identify additional programming partners or opportunities.
•Ensure that the Community Coordinator is fully briefed on key successes, obstacles and opportunities for growth.

Person Specification

REQUIREMENTS:
•A minimum of three years working on similar programming for local or international organisations
•Demonstrated knowledge of the operating context at local and governorate level and good contacts with a range of relevant actors
•Demonstrated experience in project cycle management
•Proven local knowledge, planning, assessment and analytical skills.
•Good English language written and oral skills.
•Adaptable and proactive
•Tact, social skills, and effective inter-personal communication.

End Date 2020-06-30
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Title Other
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Job Description

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