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The Oxfam team in Lebanon implements integrated humanitarian, development and policy interventions in line with Oxfam’s country strategy for Lebanon as relevant to the Bekaa and north Lebanon areas, including protection & governance; cash safety net/social protection and economic development/livelihoods; WASH/water governance with a focus on partnerships. The humanitarian pillar, in particular, ensures that marginalised women and men, particularly refugees from Syria, are able to have safe access to WASH, attain their rights to life, security, protection and assistance, and that they are enabled to support their own basic needs, develop their livelihoods, all in a manner that respects and maintains their dignity.
The Project Manager position will lead and is accountable for all the programmatic, management and partnership aspects of Oxfam’s humanitarian interventions in north Bekaa. As a key role within the Oxfam Lebanon Country programme, the position will be based in Zahle, with regular travel to programme sites in the Bekaa region. He/she will oversee effective management and relationships with relevant external stakeholders, manage interventions throughout the project cycle, including budget management, lead in preparing and developing high quality programme plans, including MEAL and procurement plans, progress and donor reports, ensure appropriate monitoring and project quality, and enhance internal and external learning and representation. In addition, the Project Manager will also support in identifying scaling up opportunities and new project ideas in line with humanitarian needs on the ground.
Internal Grade: C2
Job Family: Programme
Contract type: Fixed Term
This role reports to: Humanitarian Programme Coordinator
Staff reporting to this post: 3 direct reports (Senior Protection Officer, Senior Public Health Promotion Officer, Senior Public Health Engineering Officer). The post holder will be responsible to manage partners relations.
Annual budget for the post: Up to 3 million USD
Key relationships/interactions: Humanitarian Programme Coordinator, Senior Protection Officer, Senior Public Health Promotion Officer, Senior Public Health Engineering Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator, Gender Advisor, Protection Advisor, Funding Coordinator, Grants Manager, Policy Lead, Research and Policy Advisor, Deputy Country Director for Programmes.
Screening checks: All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.
Project Cycle Management & Programme Quality
- Develop and oversee programme management instruments such as project workplans, spending plans, procurement plans – with an eye for continuous adaptation and improvement;
- Work closely with the WaSH, Protection and Gender advisors, as well as support staff, to provide appropriate guidance and managerial support to implementing field teams;
- Ensure that all activities mainstream gender justice and protection as appropriate;
- Promote monitoring and evaluation and programme quality, by supporting the design and adaptation of monitoring frameworks, monitoring tools, and review and follow-up on findings, support learning reviews and evaluations, ensuring that learning from monitoring and evaluation informs continuous quality improvement of Oxfam’s humanitarian programme;
- Provide robust monitoring of budgets and project spending trends, and propose budgetary adjustments;
- Lead on initiating relevant procurement processes, with support from Logistics, in line with programme spending and procurement planning;
- Ensure a constant and constructive relationship with municipalities in the areas of intervention, as well as other relevant stakeholders, such as the Bekaa Water Establishment;
- Lead in preparing narrative progress reports for donors in collaboration with partners, project staff, technical advisors, Funding Coordinator and support teams. Ensure narrative reporting meets Oxfam and donor’s requirements;
- Ensure that risk management and contingency planning is included at all stages of the programmes;
- Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations of Oxfam and Oxfam’s donors.
- Ensure Oxfam’s Programme Management system (OPAL) is updated and relevant;
People & Team Management
- Recruit and line manage relevant staff;
- Ensure staff are compliant with key internal procedures including security requirements and code of conduct;
- Solicit appropriate training and learning opportunities for team members in line with their performance objectives and ensure regular coaching of staff;
- Oversee performance management and staff development of team members, and provide necessary and timely feedback to all staff being directly managed;
- Ensure the physical welfare, well-being, and professional development of staff directly assigned to the project.
- Lead on relationships with partners, including following up on the quality of the partnership, activity implementation in the field, the quality of implementation, and budget monitoring, while problem-solving any arising issues;
- Oversee the monitoring of progress against project partnership agreements;
- Support Oxfam’s partners with relevant capacity building in line with mutually agreed capacity building plans.
Programme Design and Strategy of Humanitarian Program
- Support humanitarian proposal development including supporting on the design and implementation of any needs assessments exercises as relevant;
- Support in the identification of new humanitarian partners in Oxfam’s areas of implementation;
- Support the further elaboration of a comprehensive Humanitarian Programme and Resilience Strategy for Oxfam in Lebanon;
- Support the improvement of the emergency response plan and its implementation, and ensure appropriate contingency plans and related preparedness and mitigation strategies, to ensure Oxfam’s humanitarian mandate continues to be met;
- Participate in the refinement of and update to the Oxfam Country Strategy in Lebanon, development of sector and project strategies, and learning reviews.
- Attend relevant sector coordination meetings (WaSH, protection, SGBV etc) as appropriate and/or ensure that technical staff attend those meetings regularly and feed information for continuous programme adaptation and compliance with sector standards;
- Serve as project representative to external stakeholders, such as donors, municipalities, and water establishments;
- Assist with the coordination of visits of donors, and/or partners related to the project.
Your commitment to Oxfam
Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct here.
Key Organisational Attributes
- Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
- Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
- Commitment to undertake Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adherence of relevant policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible
- Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions
- Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen
- Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences
- Decisiveness: We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
- Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
- Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
- Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.
- Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
- Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
Essential - Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications & Competencies
- A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline such as development studies or equivalent experience
- 3-5 years’ experience within the humanitarian sector in a senior role in conflict environments, or displacement and refugee crisis.
- Project cycle management experience, including work planning, budgeting, reporting, and monitoring & evaluation
- Demonstrable understanding of the gendered dynamics of protection and WaSH work with a strong emphasis on the gendered aspects of conflict, violence and abuse.
- Ability to work in partnership with civil society organizations in Lebanon, and local authorities.
- Diplomacy, tact and negotiating skills.
- Good interpersonal, influencing and communication skills.
- Proven team leadership and ability to work independently as required.
- Excellent English and Arabic language skills are essential.
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.