Title Project Manager/Team Leader
Categories Default
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 

Job purpose

Siren is currently accepting rolling applications for the role of Project Manager in order to help staff current, new, and forthcoming Siren projects and programmes in Lebanon. These exciting initiatives tackle a broad range of justice, security, safety, and public sector governance issues in Lebanon, and require agile, diligent, and dedicated individuals to help drive change. Depending on the initiative, the Project Manager may be responsible for an entire project, or may have responsibility for a major component of a larger programme. The role of the Project Manager is to provide direction and coordination in implementation of projects and programme components in accordance with Project Management Best Practice as described in the Siren ‘Project Management Guide’.

Responsibilities

Planning

  • To develop and maintain a detailed work plan for projects and/or programme components in consultation with stakeholders, outlining activities, timelines and required inputs.
  • To develop resourcing plans and schedule inputs of subject matter experts and partners.
  • Plan and schedule support requirements prior to expert inputs to ensure that logistics, translation needs and other preparations are made to enable international experts to deliver effectively.
  • Potential need to contribute to the development of project theory of change and logical framework.

Leading

  • Communicate roles, responsibilities, tasks and deadlines
  • Follow up and ensure satisfactory quality in coordination with the Operations Manager
  • Develop Terms of Reference for expert inputs
  • Conduct regular meetings to ensure adequate communication and that all team members remain updated on progress, issues and status

Managing time and resources

  • Ensure that team members and experts have the time, resources and information they need to carry out their tasks effectively
  • Follow up and update the work plan and time line
  • Forecast and schedule needs of support functions resources: Translation, logistics etc.

Implementation

  • Follow up on expert inputs and maintain progress in activities between expert missions and inputs.

Issue and risk management

  • Identify issues that delay or hinder implementation of planned activities and to maintain an issue log.
  • Update the risk register when new risks are detected.
  • Resolve issues in coordination with the Programme Manager and Operations Manager

Monitoring Progress

  • Oversee implementation of activities and progress towards component performance indicators.
  • Support the M&E function to collect data to evidence progress and achievement of outputs and outcomes.

Reporting and Documentation

  • Submit weekly and monthly progress reports

Coordination

  • Attend internal Siren coordination meetings

TO APPLY: Interested candidates are requested to send their CV (max 2 pages) and a cover letter (max 1 page) describing why they are qualified for the role to hr@sirenassociates.com or by clicking the apply now button below.

Person Specification

Essential

  • Degree in International development or any related field
  • 5+ years in the international development sector, including at least 2 years in a role managing individuals
  • Excellent command of written, read, and spoken English.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and perform well under-pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good internal and external relationships.

Desirable

  • Excellent command of written, read and spoken Arabic is highly preferable
  • Project Management qualification (PMP, PMDevPro, etc.)
  • Experience in public sector reform and/or public administration preferably.
  • Master’s degree in relevant subject.
  • Financial management experience

 

 

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