Team Leader - Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (Lcrp)
Applications must be made in English. Interested applicants for this position must submit current Curriculum Vitae, Brief Cover Letter (1/2 page), and three references. References will not be contacted without prior consent. Application and enquires should be submitted to [email protected] with the position title, “Team Leader”, in the subject line. The deadline is August 28th, 2017.
For the last six years, Lebanon has been at the forefront of one of the worst humanitarian crises, recognized for its protracted nature. Despite increasing economic, social, demographic, political, and security challenges, Lebanon has shown exceptional commitment, hospitality and solidarity and has welcomed around 1.5 million Syrian refugees.
Despite the concerted efforts of the Government of Lebanon (GoL), the international community and civil society to mitigate the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanon, undergoing response is outpacing the GoLs’ ability and capacity to provide adequate services and assistance the affected populations, both displaced and host community.
The Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) is a joint GoL, United Nations and NGO plan that presents a strong collective vision to contribute to peace, security, stability and development for Lebanon, support the most vulnerable communities and protect the rights of all. The MoSA is mandated by the Inter- Ministerial Committee to oversee the Government’s response to the crisis in Lebanon.
Under the supervision of the LCRP General Supervisor, the Team Leader coordinates all the activities of the projects currently in his/her area of responsibility. The Team Leader will ensure that the response is on-time, within budget, and delivers high-quality results. This includes providing a regular presence with stakeholders and networking contacts with local government, international and local agencies as well as community stakeholders. The Team Leader will be responsible for managing the MoSA staff and resources devoted to the project.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Lead, advise, support and supervise the members of the project team allocated to his/her responsibility and mainly but not just social workers.
Facilitate good communication within the teams under his/her responsibility and other teams
Create conditions for a good flow of operational information from delegation – field - delegation (verbal exchanges, e-mails, reports, etc.)
Organize, coordinate and supervise the work of the team assigned to his/her area, monitor the work plans.
Plan and monitor the absence/attendance of the members of his/her team and report possible misconduct.
Participate in facilitating MoSA's program and assistance for those affected by the crisis e.g. host community, collective accommodations, rent payments, prefabricated tents, taking into consideration the host community's support.
Assist in the collecting and analyzing information about needs of displaced Syrians in coordination with the UNHCR and aid agencies.
Ensure proper implementation of the activities according to a clear action plan and coordinate with the regional coordinators and social workers to follow up these activities.
Develop and maintain proactive, positive and professional relationships with partners, other NGOs, donors, politicians, key government officials, civil society groups, religious groups, and media outlets.
Take overall responsibility for the timely delivery of results.
Participate in all coordination meetings between UN agencies involved in different areas (field meetings, emergency management programs and strategic directions), in collaboration with the MoSA and other line ministries.
Ensure project delivery teams are structured, staffed, resourced and motivated effectively to enable achievement of agreed project goals.
Ensure the project is monitored effectively, that data is reported to the MoSA, risks are highlighted and that lessons are learned from the experience of delivering the project by the project team, partners and other significant stakeholders.
Prepare technical reports (including financial reporting) for the MoSA and relevant entities.
Other tasks as required by the General Supervisor.
University Degree in Development, Political Science, International Affairs, Social Sciences or other relevant subject.
Previous experience in a management position (team leader position).
Previous experience in humanitarian sector.
A high degree of competence in writing technical reports.
Dynamic leadership with creative problem solving skills, particularly in challenging situations.
A full commitment to he MoSA’s core values.
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Arabic.
Proficiency in the use of MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Strong design skills, drafting and reporting.
Ability to cope and work under pressure.
Dynamic, self-motivated, conscientious, professional, devoted, honest and discreet.
Excellent intercultural, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrate an ethic and professional practice.
Respect beneficiary confidentiality.