PURPOSE OF POSITION
The purpose of the position is to provide overall leadership to the North Lebanon and Akkar Field Office, by overseeing the Area Development Program (ADP) Teams as well as all Grants project teams. To facilitate the transformational development process, by applying an integrated approach to community development, emphasizing the process of community participation, ownership, and sustainability.
To lead the expansion of the Area in close coordination with the Field Operations Director, Programme Development & Quality Unit and other National Office functions as relevant.
To provide leadership and oversight to project design and to develop short and long-term plans to ensure that all initiatives are implemented in line with WVL’s National strategy and standards of community ownership and sustainability.
To significantly engage in local networking and partnering to facilitate and promote WV’s presence, visibility and acceptance in the area.
End Results Expected
Ensure program development, design, planning, and management
High quality of programs and projects are being implemented and are guided by sound developmental and HEA principles
Plan for the growth of the Area
Growth Plan developed and followed for North Lebanon and Akkar, in line with WVL’s National Strategy
Coordinate and build relationships
WVL expands its relationship with the different community stakeholders on an area level and on the national level
a. Strong relationship with stakeholders is built; partnering opportunities and sharing of resources are increased.
b. Diversified funding is available and new projects are implemented in the communities.
c. Awareness about World Vision’s Work is increased.
d. Smooth information flow.
Handle Team Management & Development
High Caliber operations teams are recruited and maintained through clear career development plan
Perform other duties as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
University degree in a field related to community development or social work (in the field of sociology, social work, public health, agriculture/rural development, economics, etc.).
Good written and oral English and Arabic communications skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, especially in a cross-cultural environment, and ability to analyze and solve problems, persuade, network and negotiate.
Good understanding of the community Development concept and practices.
Relative knowledge in Grant acquisition and management.
Have leadership abilities, especially as a facilitator of community development and human development processes.
In-depth knowledge of project design, project management, and project implementation.
Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with major NGOs and INGO’s, donors, and government agencies.
Strong cross-cultural sensitivity.
Strong experience in managing and supervising staff.
Minimum 3 years of experience in a development or relief field, preferably within INGO.
Experience in Project Cycle Management and report writing.
Demonstrated experience in at least two areas of the Progamme/Project cycle management (project design, implementation and monitoring, or evaluation), is highly required.
Excellent proven track record of donor relations with multiple donors.
Strong planning and organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
Computer literate in Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes or similar database, email and Internet. Excellent analytical skills.
Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
Master’s Degree is a plus.
Experience with international development and relief fields in a similar management role.
Experience in supporting Area Development Programme and grant-funded projects’ Management.
Clear understanding of the workings of major donor perspectives, requirements and standards
This role involves facilitation and coordination of a team with different projects and approaches.
Position requires to represent WV in the governorates of North Lebanon and Akkar.
50% of the time in the field and 50% in the office.