PURPOSE OF POSITION
To provide strategic and operational oversight to the existing CASH & Livelihood programmes in the Bekaa. To oversee engagements with local partners and to assist in exploring new types of partnerships. To support in developing an ongoing pipeline of new projects, and participate in evaluation, learning, and capacity development activities for the Bekaa & Akkar.
ROLE DIMENSION / DESCRIPTION
Oversee and manage the CASH & livelihood portfolio
Provide leadership, mentoring, and coaching to CASH & Livelihood project Managers (PMs).
Manage a whole portfolio of cash and livelihood grants in close collaboration with project managers/coordinators.
Ensure optimal operational and financial performance of on-going projects through a combination of support, monitoring, and technical assistance to address implementation challenges
Support project managers in updating projects documents and to ensure that all related operational tools and reports are submitted in timely manner.
Coordinate closely with PMs/coordinators to ensure timely projects’ implementation according to donors’ requirements and regulations.
Ensure synergy opportunities between grants - either within the same portfolio or outside
Develop TORs, contracts and provide support to consultants hired to supplement WVL projects’ programmatic work
Support PMs in Identifying, managing and mitigating projects’ risk
Work closely with the Finance Department on project budget, financial reports and cash flows.
Coordinate with the External Engagement 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
Ensure that projects structure and staffing plans are in place and discussed with P&C.
Lead the recruitment of projects’ staff in close coordination with P&C
Ensure compliance with World Vision’s policies
Ensure that child protection issues are reported and resolved
Coordinate with the national level Resilience & Cash specialist as required on matter related to the sector to ensure that projects’ deliverables meet the required quality
Manage the Performance and Build the capacity of program staff
Provide opportunities for capacity building to PMs/coordinators in consultation with the Area Manager to ensure proper technical and personal development.
Coach, support and motivate the team ensuring quality performance of their tasks.
Effectively manage the performance of direct reports ensuring performance agreements, regular performance reviews, and annual appraisals are done. Ensure optimization of subordinates’ potentials.
Explore new types of partnerships, support in developing an ongoing pipeline of new potential projects
Contribute to the cash and livelihood acquisition efforts and projects designs in close coordination with the technical unit and the RAM team).
Assist in identification of new partner organizations, including INGOs, Local NGOS, CBOs and private sector
Contribute to development of new partnership models and innovative approaches
Support the design of new projects in conjunction with RAM team and local partners, including designing projects goals, budgets, activities, and deliverables
Provide input into development of new strategies and approaches for WVL interventions in Bekaa area
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
Attend and participate in capacity building events locally and internationally as required
As needed, Assist the Zonal Manager in the development plan for North of Lebanon area.
Act as OIC for the Zonal Manager.
Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture events and other organizational events
Perform other relevant tasks as assigned
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.
Experience in grants management and budget management
Proven experience in managing a team in a multicultural environment
Good understanding of the community Development concept and practices
In-depth knowledge of project design, project management, and project implementation
Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with major NGOs, donors, and government agencies
Strong interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity
Strong people management skills
Strong understanding of cash and livelihood programming
At least 5 years of experience in an INGO
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