Partnering Program Manager
PURPOSE OF POSITION
To lead World Vision Lebanon’s national faith engagement projects and partnering initiatives and to manage the national faith in development private projects, through collaborating and supporting local partners in areas such as project design, project implementation and project monitoring, in addition to contributing to partners’ technical and organizational capacity building efforts. This position will require strategic thinking in close collaboration with WVL Faith in Development coordinator and will include support to WVL RAM in developing inter faith proposals for funding opportunities.
The purpose of this position is also to support WVL in establishing partnering guidelines and tools in addition to creating a national partnering database in collaboration with field operations.
To plan and lead donor visits interested in WVL’s church engagement initiatives.
End Results Expected
FinD Program Management
Agreements with local partners are in place.
Engagement with local partners are conducted with high professional standards.
Partners have increased capacity to implement and sustain their project efforts.
A mutually agreed monitoring plan is developed and implemented.
Rekindling Hope project process is revised and integrated with WVL’s FinD strategic efforts.
Church engagement projects are aligned with donor promise and donor requirements.
Stories of promising practices are reported.
External and internal funding is granted for the implementation of projects in partnerships with Churches and FBOs.
All WVL NO and field office staff use unified partnering templates, including MoUs and agreements.
WVL staff are trained on partnering principles, approaches and tools.
WVL staff will have the necessary skills and competencies to work as an effective partner in different types of collaboration and partner relationships
Strategy & engagement:
Agendas of visits are strategically planned based on the interest of the donor / SO visitors.
WV Support Offices inquiries regarding visits are addressed in timely manner with due quality.
Visits are organized with high standards in collaboration partners and will include provision of background briefings and itineraries, preparing family profiles.
Assign relevant staff for accompanying visitors to partner/refugee sites as relevant and possibly assist visitors when needed.
Visits comply with WVL established protocols and policies.
Emergency fund resources are transparently and used wisely.
Other Relevant Tasks
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Bachelor’s degree relevant to social science, development, public relations. Masters degree is preferred.
At least 5 years of professional experience in relief and/or development field working with local or international NGOs.
Demonstrated project management skills in working collaboratively with local partners, donors, and international organizations
Understanding of development principles and processes and ability to translate technical language into language that is easily understandable by various partners and donors
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Able to oversee and manage budgets
Understanding of the Church diversity and specifics of the different theological frameworks and ability to navigate a complex faith context like the one in Lebanon
Experience of working with civil society partners
Experience in engaging with international partners/donors
Experience in working with churches and/or FBOs
Effective in written and oral communication
Ability to speak and write with a high standard of English
Fluency in Arabic
Computer literacy; good computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as database management
Experience in story writing, photography, videography
Experience in both relief and development
Experience in donor relations and grant management
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.
The position requires travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as needed.