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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