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وظائف شاغرة ومنوعة لدى Mercy Corps – بيروت – لبنان

وظائف شاغرة ومنوعة لدى Mercy Corps – بيروت – لبنان

تفاصيل الوظيفة :

Markets, Economic Recovery and Growth (MERG) Sector Manager

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary

Working in Lebanon since 1993, Mercy Corps is committed to generating positive opportunities for women, men, boys and girls from Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinian communities, with a strong focus on engaging youth.

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping build secure, productive and just communities. We do this through: 1) Addressing the humanitarian and protection needs resulting from crisis situations for the most vulnerable communities, 2) Enabling local communities, civil society and government to better prevent and respond to conflict, address needs and deliver sustainable development solutions 3) Promoting economic growth and catalyzing economic opportunities for vulnerable, under-employed groups in Lebanon

The Mercy Corps Lebanon team consists of over 180 staff working across six offices throughout Mount Lebanon, South Lebanon, North Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley. Current funders of Mercy Corps in Lebanon include DFID, the Dutch government, RDPP, Global Affairs Canada, UNICEF, US Government and the Gates Foundation.

General Position Summary

The MERG Sector Manager is responsible for the strategic growth and technical oversight of Mercy Corps Lebanon’s markets, economic recovery and growth (MERG) programs, as well as related program development. S/he will advise on the design, planning, and monitoring of programs, and support Program Managers in implementation to ensure interventions achieve intended results

Essential Job ResponsibilitiesTECHNICAL GUIDANCE & PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

  • In coordination with the Director of Programs, lead strategic portfolio growth planning and donor engagement in Lebanon.
  • Facilitate MERG strategy development process, in close collaboration with MC Lebanon, and Global livelihoods team.
  • Introduce the MERG strategy to relevant stakeholders including donors, peer agencies, business owners, staff of line ministries, local authorities and community members. Foster ongoing positive cooperation with these stakeholders.
  • Support MERG Program Managers to ensure successful delivery of program activities including budget and operational management, technical guidance on implementation, design and implementation of program assessments,, work plans, and other core activities.
  • With support from the Director of Programs, lead new MERG program start-up, including gap filling as program manager during recruitment processes as needed.
  • Work closely with the Director of Programs on hiring within MERG programs to ensure that senior and/or key technical positions are adequately staffed.
  • Ensure close coordination and sharing of information with relevant stakeholders such as partners, peer agencies and local authorities, as appropriate.
  • Provide regular field supervision and support MERG Program Managers with program start-up and close-out activities.
  • Analyze project implementation to identify constraints to program success and provide timely recommendations.
  • Liaise with the regional program team in Amman and Technical Support Unit in Portland to ensure adherence with established best practices, and identify opportunities for strengthening programming.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

  • Lead the implementation of the Livelihoods Strategy, including donor engagement, partnership development and proposal writing and in collaboration with the Director of Programs.
  • Provide oversight of relevant assessments and mapping exercises to collect data that informs program development, namely helps position Mercy Corps as a thought leader for external audiences.
  • Recommend program priorities and explore, evaluate and present new opportunities that leverage impact and/ or complement core activities.
  • Ensure new program development is harmonized with existing MERGE programs, as well as other sectors such as youth and protection, WASH, governance and conflict.
  • Represent Mercy Corps in Lebanon, including at workshops and task forces, to foster information sharing with donors and other organizations, and to promote Mercy Corps’ thought leadership.

SECURITY

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
    to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility

Markets, Economic Recovery and Growth program managers.

Accountability

Reports Directly To: Director of Programs

Works Directly With: MERG Program teams, Program Performance and Quality Unit, Operations, Finance.

Knowledge and Experience

  • MA/S or equivalent in social science, management, economics, international development, or other relevant field.
  • At least eight years of progressive experience and proven high level of competence in working in economic development, ideally in relief and/or post-conflict settings.
  • Experience managing a portfolio of programs.
  • Specialized background in economic and market development including Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P).
  • Deep experience in designing and implementing economic development programming in Lebanon, in particular its displacement context, economic challenges, social stability and resilience mechanisms relevant to internal conflict preferred; preference also given to candidates with background in the Middle East region.
  • Proven track record in staff and stakeholder training, mentoring and capacity building.
  • Strong communication skills and sense of humor.
  • Proficiency in written English essential.

Success Factors

A successful candidate will have the ability to live and work closely with a diverse team of individuals in a highly intense and fluid work and security environment with a capacity to promote new approaches to programming and inspire groups to collaborate closely to implement high-quality programs. S/he will have proven ability to learn quickly, take initiative, and be accountable for results. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with curiosity about and sensitivity to new cultures, a desire and ability to learn and grow, both personally and professionally, and a great sense of humor.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

The position is based in Beirut, Lebanon and is an accompanied position. Beirut is a modern city with a nice climate, access to excellent schools and diverse entertainment options. The security environment is calm, and good medical services are available.

Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Director of Programs

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.

Program/ Department Summary

Working in Lebanon since 1993, Mercy Corps is committed to generating positive opportunities for women, men, boys and girls from Lebanese, Syrian, and Palestinian communities, with a strong focus on engaging youth.

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping build secure, productive and just communities. We do this through: 1) Addressing the humanitarian and protection needs resulting from crisis situations for the most vulnerable communities, 2) Enabling local communities, civil society and government to better prevent and respond to conflict, address needs and deliver sustainable development solutions 3) Promoting economic growth and catalyzing economic opportunities for vulnerable, under-employed groups in Lebanon

The Mercy Corps Lebanon team consists of over 180 staff working across six offices throughout Mount Lebanon, South Lebanon, North Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley. Current funders of Mercy Corps in Lebanon include DFID, the Dutch government, RDPP, Global Affairs Canada, UNICEF, US Government and the Gates Foundation.

General Position Summary

The Director of Programs (DOP) will work closely with the Country Director (CD) and the program teams to lead new program development and strategy, and ensure effective program coordination and technical support, monitoring and evaluation, quality assurance and accountability in close collaboration with the operations, finance and internal control teams. S/he will help represent the Mercy Corps program to donors, major stakeholders, relevant government authorities and other program partners such as other NGOs.

Essential Job Responsibilities

STRATEGY AND VISION

  • Maintain a central role in developing/implementing Lebanon’s country strategy, ensuring that existing programs contribute to strategic goals, objectives and targets;
  • Serve as an active member of the Senior Leadership team and contribute to setting program and operations strategy and priorities;
  • Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions and resources to achieve program and agency objectives;
  • Lead the identification of new initiatives and opportunities that respond to identified needs and contribute to the objectives of the country strategy;
  • Conduct analyses to determine humanitarian/development gaps and how Mercy Corps should position itself to best serve the needs of beneficiaries;
  • Lead/oversee the development of solicited and unsolicited proposals and concept notes.

COORDINATION AND REPRESENTATION

  • Establish close and productive relationships with donors, national government authorities, private sector actors, and other NGOs in close coordination with the Country Director, Program Managers and Technical Coordinators;
  • Represent Mercy Corps at all relevant coordination meetings;
  • Coordinate with other NGOs to consolidate Mercy Corps’ strategic niche and comparative advantages, while identifying strategic partnerships;
  • Ensure Mercy Corps’ participation in a variety of external forums/workshops/conference/sector coordination meetings to share best practices and findings with the government and development community;
  • Represent Mercy Corps in Country Director’s absence on relevant issues.

PROGRAM COORDINATION AND MANAGEMENT

  • Provide leadership in all aspects of program coordination to ensure consistent quality, including the incorporation of cross-cutting themes, lessons learned and best practices;
  • Facilitate the coordination between different programs and ensure that program managers and technical coordinators for cross-cutting themes are able to work together effectively according to program work plans;
  • Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and partners, and aligned with Mercy Corps principles, values and strategic roadmap and country strategy;
  • Work with Program Managers to ensure adherence to grant agreements, Mercy Corps’ policies and procedures and relevant external rules and regulations;
  • Support Program Managers to oversee performance of partners, sub-grantees and technical contractors;
  • Conduct frequent field visits to all project sites for monitoring, quality control and program staff mentoring and coaching.

TEAM MANAGEMENT

  • Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence;
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews;
  • Supervise, hire and orient new team members as necessary;
  • Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance, and reach objectives;
  • Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem solving options, and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.

PROGRAM LEARNING, RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS

  • Ensure that robust monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and program quality systems are in place, adhered to and used as a decision-making tool, encouraging consistency and best practice across programs;
  • Ensure that program managers have adequate understanding of MEL, program quality, communications and research;
  • Provide ongoing training and guidance to staff on best practices;
  • Oversee the Program Performance and Quality team;
  • With the Country Director, help staff identify and take advantage of professional development opportunities;
  • Contribute to the country team building efforts.

PROGRAM MINIMUM STANDARDS AND REPORTING

  • Ensure that program documentation and program minimum standards are consistently adhered to;
  • Ensure that a comprehensive reporting schedule and quarterly planning process are maintained and adhered to according to requirements;
  • Ensure that donor reports produced by the Programs team effectively demonstrate the impact of Mercy Corps’ program interventions;
  • Review all reports to ensure a high-quality product

PROGRAM SUPPORT OPERATIONS

  • Assist the Country Director with adequate financial and staff forecasting, and ensure that available funding is in alignment with staffing plans;
  • Work closely with the Operations Officer and Finance Manager to ensure that operational and financial management systems are responsive to program needs and that program staff are adhering to both donor and Mercy Corps procedures and regulations;
  • Work closely with the Finance Manager and the Program Managers to identify, manage and track co-financing
  • Work closely with HR Manager to ensure all staff contracts and Human Resources procedures and requirements are in place and up to date;
  • Ensure adequate performance reviews are done on time, and that staff are given constant feedback on work performance and key priorities.

SECURITY

  • Ensure that programs are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security management priorities.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning—and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve—we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility:
Program Managers/Sector Managers, Program Performance and Quality ManagerAccountability:

Reports Directly To: Country Director

WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Programs, Operations, Finance, and HR teams

Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required; MA/S preferred.
  • 7-10 years of field experience in international relief and development programs, including demonstrable success in managing large, transitional development programs.
  • At least 2-3 years of senior-level leadership and field management experience, including building, managing and leading a team of professionals.
  • Experience managing humanitarian response and development programs.
  • Demonstrated success working effectively and respectfully with host country government. private sector, INGO, NGO partners and other stakeholders in complex environments.
  • Excellent writing skills and experience with proposal development processes with prior experience with USAID, UN, EU and other bilateral funding agencies.
  • Proven skills in financial and grants management; prior experience with UN, USG and European grant management.
  • Successful and proven negotiation, communication and organization skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills required; proficiency in Arabic is a plus.
  • Experience managing national and international staff.
  • Previous work experience in the Middle East preferred.

Success Factors

The successful candidate will have deep commitment to humanitarian principles and values and the willingness to learn new skills and methodologies. S/he will have the ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision and demonstrate creative problem-solving skills. The candidate will have highly developed interpersonal communication skills and demonstrate decision-making and leadership skills and excellent time management capacities.

Living Conditions/Environmental Conditions

The position is based in Beirut, Lebanon and is an accompanied position. Beirut is a modern city with a nice climate, access to excellent schools and diverse entertainment options. The security environment is calm, and good medical services are available.

Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting, or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps’ policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

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