Partner Program Coordinator

Country: Lebanon
Organization: Malteser
Closing date: 25 Jul 2021

In the Middle East Region, Malteser International (MI) is operating in the context of the humanitarian crisis in Syria since 2012. We are implementing emergency relief measures in Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon and since 2014 in Iraq. Our programs cover needs mainly in the health sector and are mostly partner implemented.

In Lebanon, Malteser International works in cooperation with “The Lebanese Association of the Knights of Malta (LAKM)” to implement projects in the framework of humanitarian assistance and transitional aid funded by the German Foreign Office (AA) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

LAKM and MI are implementing a comprehensive multi-annual program to strengthen the social, health and agricultural-humanitarian services of LAKM all over Lebanon and further professionalize our partner organization LAKM.

In support of this partner program and to reinforce the capacities of our local partner LAKM in Beirut, Lebanon, Malteser International is looking for an experienced Partner Program Coordinator.

As Partner Program Coordinator, you will lead the MI technical support team, represent Malteser International in Lebanon and provide technical and managerial guidance and support to LAKM. You will be responsible for the oversight of planning, implementation and monitoring of MI co-funded projects. You will work very closely together with LAKM, prepare and organize regular meetings with LAKM, ensure effective coordination and co-operation. Furthermore, you will ensure that the planned projects fulfil relevant humanitarian standards and are in line with donor and Malteser International rules, regulations and guidelines. Through regular support, monitoring and capacity building of the local partner organization, you will ensure that projects are implemented on time, reach the set targets and quality standards and fulfil all requirements laid out in policies, proposals and project agreements. You will be responsible to ensure qualitative reporting for MI and donor purposes and necessary adaptions of project design and implementation are done according to M&E findings and the changing context in the country. If needed, you will support LAKM at needs assessments and fact-finding missions to initialise and conceptualise new joined projects of LAKM and MI.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective and timely implementation of projects according to set targets/ indicators and promote quality of project implementation according to Malteser International and donor policies and standards
  • Establish and maintain mechanisms/ tools/ surveillance systems and capacities in cooperation with the local partner organization for close monitoring and evaluation of activities and their quality and impact
  • Develop staff capacity of local partner organization to ensure that staff can fulfil the required administrative, financial and project cycle management targets
  • Line management for the MI team in Lebanon
  • Supervise the administration, finance and logistic of the partner organization to ensure appropriate record keeping and adherence to Malteser International’s and donor administrative, finance and procurement procedures and guidelines
  • Preparation and writing of proper and timely project reports adhering to donor and Malteser International standards (amendments, interim reports, final reports, monthly reports) in English language
  • Joint planning and design of project activities including preparation of proposals, logframes and budgets with local partner organization
  • Develop and ensure implementation of internal country level policies such as safety and security protocols, PSEA policy, national staff rules and regulations and feedback and response mechanism
  • Ensure proper and appropriate visibility measures according to the organizational and donor requirements
  • Establish and maintain an effective communication and coordination platform between local partner organization and MI country office
  • Represent program activities and Malteser International towards coordination mechanisms, national governmental bodies, technical working groups, international agencies and donors

Qualifications:

  • Master Degree preferably in Social Sciences, ideally Humanitarian Aid, Development Studies and/ or Public Health
  • At least 5 years (preferably field based) working experience in managing humanitarian aid and/or development projects with international NGOs
  • Strong analytical skills, including hands on practical experience working closely with local partners and civil society organisations
  • Strong project management skills (including project proposal development, logical framework, financial monitoring, logistics and report writing); experience in Monitoring and Evaluation and grants management would be considered an advantage.
  • Proven hands-on experience in partner capacity strengthening, staff development, training and mentoring and team building
  • Experience in working with German and international donors (AA, BMZ, etc.) and knowledge of donor compliance standards
  • Context experiences in the Middle East, Lebanon in particular desired
  • Proven problem solving and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to effectively motivate people and to diplomatically manage the relationship with local partners and different authorities
  • Positive identification with vision and mission of a catholic faith-based organisation
  • Physical and mental strength, readiness to live in Beirut or surroundings
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken); Knowledge of French, Arabic and/or German would be an asset

Conditions:

  • Start Date: August 2021
  • Duty Station: Beirut, with very frequent travels to program/project areas
  • Duration of contract: 24 months
  • Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package
  • We offer a challenging position with many opportunities in a committed and supportive team

How to apply:

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION, PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT OUR JOB PORTAL: https://bit.ly/3xeT46y

Kindly submit your application (CV, meaningful letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references) until July 25th, 2021.

Please note that due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date

Malteser International is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all people, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, age, gender, disability, confession, or origin.



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