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Head of Programme Lebanon

Beirut

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2024-05-26

What we are looking for

Senior management experience within humanitarian/recovery contexts with Core Competency expertise. Proven programme management and leadership experience from varied humanitarian and refugee contexts.

Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes as well as experience from working with partners and setting up partnerships.

A good understanding and knowledge of the Lebanon context and the wider MENA region.

What you will do

The purpose of the Head of Programme position is to develop and ensure implementation of holistic high-quality programmes. You will be in charge of overseeing the strategy and implementation of NRC activities in Lebanon, building on a solid team and expertise. 

The context is fascinating and challenging - refresh thinking around durable solutions for a protracted refugee crisis, fence the protection space, respond to a conflict/post-conflict context in the South, all happening in a country going through a deep economic and political crisis. Funding portfolio is around 30 million. 

We are looking for a Head of Program who will refine NRC positioning on our best added value, drive localisation and partnership strategy, and maximise the impact of our operations and continue smiling :). 

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide programme input to Country Strategy and Plan of Action and lead on the implementation of relevant objectives under 2022 – 2026 Country Strategy in line with annual action plans placing humanitarian and development coherence at the centre of NRC programming.
  • Development of Core Competency strategies that are aligned to regional and global priorities and strategies.
  • Identify funding opportunities, develop funding strategies and forecasts. Support the Country Director in developing and implementing the fundraising strategy (including periodic analysis of donor trends and alignment of country fundraising plans) and other documents for donors’ engagement.
  • Actively promote synergies between Advocacy, MEAL and Programs ensuring immediate assistance to refugees and vulnerable Lebanese is closely tied to effective engagement at the policy level.
  • Lead the development of quality proposals and reporting ensuring sound and timely grants management through NRC’s project cycle management framework and in line with donor requirements and best practice, promoting cost efficiency to maximise impact of resources.
  • In-country representation - promote NRC’s effort to ensure strong coordination and engagement with national authorities and national civil society in order to foster strategic partnerships with national and local stakeholders.
  • Quality control, M&E and organizational learning. Take the lead in the annual review process of the strategy ensuring learning is at the centre, building from the M&E plan implementation.
  • Line management and capacity building of Core Competence Specialists/Programme Development Managers, Head of Programme Support Unit and Protection Mainstreaming advisor.
  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes, favouring partnership when relevant and actively working to increase refugees, host community and conflict affected community participation in decision making.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position.  

What you will bring

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience from a senior management position in various humanitarian/ recovery and refugees' contexts, with Core Competency expertise. 
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes.
  • Experience with working with partners/ setting partnership.
  • Experience leading and managing teams.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of the Arabic is an asset 
  • Valid driver’s license.

Understanding of and commitment to:

  • organisational learning, quality management and development.
  • working collaboratively with technical and operational colleagues within a matrix structure.
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.

What we offer

  • Duty station: Beirut, Lebanon. Beirut is a family duty station (this is currently under review given current context).
  • Contract: 24 months, renewable subject to funding and performance.
  • Travel: Approximately 30% in country.
  • Salary/benefits: Grade 11 on NRC salary scales, with accompanying terms and conditions.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • This position is open to all candidates. Please ensure you attach copies of your academic and professional certificates.
  • To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email address or click on Opportunity Marketplace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email mero.recruitment@nrc.no with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts
  • join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility
  • be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity

Learn more about NRC

Learn more about NRC Lebanon 

NRC Lebanon Factsheet

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