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Partnering Program Manager

Job Description


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.


% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected


FinD Program Management

  • Manage Church Refugee Engagement Fund (CREF)

  • Oversee the implementation of CoH and other WV FinD project modules with a targeted emphasis on integration with field operations.

  • Identify faith actors committed to engaging with WVL on project partnerships. Guide and coach partners to elaborate concept notes, detailed implementation plans, budgets and cash flows, monitoring and evaluation plans in respect to donor compliance criteria. 

  • Manage partnership projects aiming to improve child protection, access to education, basic assistance, access to safe spaces, psychosocial support, social stability, livelihood, basic assistance, and interfaith engagement.  

  • Identify partner capacity gaps, develop, and implement capacity-building plans accordingly.  

  • Coordinate with WVL technical experts to provide partners with trainings and tools for high quality interventions.

  • Oversee the day-to-day implementation of partner projects. 

  • In coordination with WVL ELA team, plan and oversee projects monitoring and project evaluations. 

  • Review Rekindling Hope implementation process in coordination with WVL FinD team, and suggest changes for a more integrated and focused driven approach.

  • Report on projects progress and identify challenges and lessons learned as per donor requirements.

  • Create and implement project visibility plans.

  • Identify success stories and liaise with communications for the production of donor stories.

  • Work with programs and RAM to provide leadership in resource mobilization to ensure adequate funding for faith and development activities.

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.



  • Develop a partnering and collaboration competency and skills framework, outlining the competencies and skills that are needed for different positions in WV in order to work effectively as partners.

  • Develop capacity building approaches that will enable staff to develop partnering skills

  • Train WVL on successful partnering approaches.

  • Develop a partnering tracking system for the consolidation of partnering efforts.

  • Provide guidance and support in the delivery of capacity building, and measure the success of this in building partnering skills within the organization.

  • Support the field Office teams in CS Partnering relations.

  • Engage occasionally with different partners to reduce risk of individual staff - partner monopoly in relationship.

  • Plan for a yearly partners event to share vision and organizational updates with stakeholders

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:

  • Support the development of WVL’s FinD and interfaith strategy….

  • Work to build positive relationships with communities of other faiths and affirm the role of these organizations that also seek to support the well-being of children and especially in areas of child protection

  • Work ecumenically with all churches in order to facilitate greater functional unity and cooperation among churches, nationally and locally


Donor visits:

  • Oversee hosting of major SO related visits focused on faith engagement and ensure visitors receive optimal service.

  • Coordinate with WVL admin and finance for logistic purposes of the trips.

  • Ensure visitors/Support Office are informed and assist in the development and use of established protocols/policies.

  • Keep track of evolving issues to be able to suggest stories and topics for the visitors.

  • Coordinate with finance and field requests for the use of the emergency fund budget.

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.


Staff Management

  • Effectively manage the performance of direct reports ensuring performance agreements, regular performance reviews, capacity building and annual appraisal are done timely.


Other Relevant Tasks

  • Attend and participate in staff spiritual nurture events and other organizational events

  • Participate in capacity building events as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • 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.