Programme Manager/Team Leader

Beirut, Lebanon

Location

Beirut, Lebanon

Job Description

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Siren Programme Director and Programme Board,  the Programme Manager will be responsible for managing the implementation of a complex organisational transformation programme in the Lebanese public sector.

S/he will act as Programme Manager for a number of interrelated  projects/programme components and take a holistic view of the programme including the overall responsibility for planning, resourcing, managing and monitoring programme implementation.

The Programme Manager will perform the following functions:

Programme Management

  • Develop strategic documents concerning programme planning and implementation, such as policy papers, concept notes, work plans etc.
  • Lead and oversee the programme delivery team ensuring optimization of human and financial resources and  nurturing a culture of results with highest performance standards.
  • Ensure sustainability, participation and involvement of relevant stakeholders in programme implementation so that the process is beneficiary centred, inclusive, and participatory.
  • Identify needs and opportunities for adaptive programming in response to changes in context dynamics to ensure the project remains relevant to beneficiary needs and priorities.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning

In coordination with the Siren RMEL (Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) function:

  • Develop monitoring evaluation procedures to report project progress towards outputs and intended outcomes.
  • Ensure regular and timely reporting to donors on project progress, issues and mitigation measures.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of a research plan to ensure adequate and updated understanding of context developments, stakeholder dynamics, conflict sensitivity, gender and inclusion dynamics.
  • Organise project team sessions for learning and reflection to build on lessons learned and to deepen the understanding of what works, what does not work and why to achieve intended outcomes.

Team Management

  • Oversee and support the project delivery team to progress implementation: E.g. organising regular progress review meetings and team meetings.

Budget Management

  • Develop, monitor and update the project Activity Based Budget
  • Ensure appropriate recording and accounting documentation as required by donors and preparation of required financial reports.

Compliance

  • Ensure compliance of project activities with all financial and technical rules, regulations and procedures relevant to the project implementation (both donor related policies and national)

Stakeholder Management:

  • Establish and maintain partnerships with stakeholders (donors, beneficiaries and partners)
  • Develop and conduct presentations about the project for e.g. donor evaluation teams
  • Participate in project review meetings with donors and other stakeholders

Person Specification

Competencies

Organisational Development and  Change Management

  • Ability to lead and support processes of organisational change and development
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects

Management and Leadership

  • Build strong relationships with clients and beneficiaries, focus on impact and result for the beneficiary;
  • Consistently approach work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrate openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Lead team effectively and shows mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills;
  • Remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Communication and networking;
  • Excellent oral communications skills
  • Excellent writing skills, with analytical capacity and ability to synthesize project outputs and relevant findings for the preparation of quality project reports;

Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high ranking members of national and international institutions, government and non-government.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced University Degree (Masters) in Business Administration, Economics, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Political Sciences, or related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of professional working experience, including organisational development and change management
  • Experience in conducting needs assessments and programme design
  • Experience in project and team management
  • Experience in results-based management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Familiarity with Lebanon including the political, economic and social dimensions.

Languages:

Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills are required in English. Knowledge of Arabic and/or French is an asset