PURPOSE OF POSITION
Provide overall leadership to the Area Program Team and facilitate the transformational development process, by applying an integrated approach to community & donor’s development, emphasizing the process of community and donors’ participation, ownership, and sustainability.
The Area manager, by working with the community and the team, provide leadership and oversight to design and develop short and long-term plans, implement projects’ activities, and to transfer the ownership of the development of the ADP to the community members.
End Results Expected
a. Project activities are being implemented as per the established plan and in a timely manner
b. High community ownership and involvement in WVL projects
c. Quality operational and financial reports are submitted on time
d. Ongoing monitoring & Quarterly review to ensure projects effectiveness and quality.
e. Good audit rating is ensured
f. Community well prepared and ready to take over the development projects
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.
a. Sponsorship business plan is in place
Child protection incidents are reported through the established procedures.
VII. Security Management responsibilities
Participate in personal safety training as required
VIII. HEA responsibilities
a. A comprehensive preparedness plan is developed and implemented
XI. Other duties
Attend and participate in local and international Capacity Building events and meetings
a. Assigned tasks are performed on expected level within assigned timeframe.
b. Devotional and staff meetings are regularly organized at the Area level. Area staff participation in the annual retreat and other activities is ensured
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
University degree in a field related to community development or social work (preferably in the field of sociology, social work, public health, agriculture/rural development, economics, etc.).
Good written and oral English and Arabic communications skills.
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 interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity
Good understanding of WV and sphere relief standards
Ability to interpret and present information with influence and impact
Strong experience in managing and supervising staff
Master’s degree is a plus
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in community development work
Experience with international NGOs or other similar organizations
A full commitment to World Vision’s core values and mission statement.
Full adherence to World Vision Lebanon Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
Full Adherence to security protocols
Good understanding of the work of major donors (UNICEF, EU, UNHCR, etc.)
Proven good knowledge of the Convention on Child Rights.
This role involves facilitation and coordination of a large team and different projects.
Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function during a crisis situation, including during a World Vision response to a manmade or natural disaster.
60% of the time in the field and 40% in the office.