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Portfolio Manager - ECCD

11167-16N09097
31-Aug-18

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To provide strategic, technical, and operational oversight of and support to existing programs and engagements with local partners, assist in exploring new types of partnerships, support in developing an ongoing pipeline of new projects, and participate in evaluation, learning, and capacity development activities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Manage and monitor WVLs programs and engagements in Bekaa area

  • Managing a whole portfolio of grants in close collaboration with PMs.

  • Ensure optimal operational and financial performance of on-going projects through a combination of support, monitoring, and technical assistance to address implementation challenges

  • Support PMs in updating projects documents and in submitting all related operational tools and reports.

  • Provide opportunities for capacity building to PMs in consultation with the Area Manager to ensure proper technical and personal development. Explore new options for capacity building plans for PM's within the portfolio.

  • Coach, support and motivate the team ensuring quality performance of their tasks.

  • Coordinate closely with PMs to ensure timely projects’ implementation according to donors’ requirements and regulations.

  • Ensure synergy opportunities between grants - either within the same portfolio or outside

  • Support PMs in Identifying, managing and mitigating projects’ risk

  • Effectively manage the performance of direct reports ensuring performance agreements, regular performance reviews, and annual appraisal are done. Ensure optimization of subordinates’ potentials.

  • Ensure compliance with World Vision’s policies

  • Ensure that child protection issues are resolved

  • Coordinate with Specialists on matter related to the sector to ensure that projects’ deliverables meet the required quality

  • Work closely with the Finance Department on project budget, financial reports and cash flows.

  • Coordinate with the Communications Department on visibility plans

  • Coordinate closely with Support functions to ensure smooth implementation of the related projects

  • Assist in the organization of donor visits working closely with NO staff to develop visit itineraries.

  • Facilitate evaluation-related activities of projects in conjunction with other departments and national staff, Monitoring & Evaluation team, and third-party consultants

  • Provide input into and facilitate learning/dissemination of experience and best practices within the team

- Exploring new types of partnerships, support in developing an ongoing pipeline of new potential projects

  • Assist in identification of new partner organizations, including INGOs, Local NGOS, CBOs and private sector

  • Support the design of new projects in conjunction with RAM team and local partners, including designing projects goals, budgets, activities, and deliverables

  • Assist and support grants acquisition and proposal development in close coordination with RAM

-Safety and Security responsibilities

  • Be aware of the emergency procedures in a response and ensure that necessary preparedness measures have been implemented

  • Responsible of own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture

  • Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • University degree in a development-field at least 5 years relief/development experience.

  • Excellent written and spoken English. Knowledge or Arabic language is an added advantage.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in an INGO

  • Experience in Project Management and budget management

  • Proven experience in managing a team in a multicultural environment

  • Ability to cope and maintain performance expectations under pressure

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment

  • Strong knowledge of core principles of children rights, participation, do no harm, as well as children in emergencies minimum standards

  • 50% field work, 50% office work

  • Position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

  • 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.