Project Lead - Social Recovery Services (Beirut)
Project Description:Supporting Beirut’s Immediate Social Recovery Services
The project will focus on reducing vulnerabilities are prevalent amongst three groups affected by the blast in Beirut: (i) survivors of Gender-Based Violence (SGBV); (ii) those suffering from deteriorated psycho-social wellbeing; (iii) and/or those facing limitations related to being a person with disabilities and older persons. Supporting Beirut’s Immediate Social Recovery Services interventions will entail providing grant financing directly to a select number of NGOs, to enable them to provide social services to reduce vulnerabilities in these groups.
This will be achieved by supporting non-governmentstakeholders that are engaged and have a track record in delivering social recovery services and working with target groups by improving their capacity to participate in the broader social recovery and reconstruction processes.
The World Bank has selected the IRC to act as the Intermediary Implementing Agency (IIA) to implement the Supporting Beirut’s Immediate Social Recovery Services project. The IRC will take on project management, grant provision and/or procurement of services from NGOs, and will be responsible for the fiduciary supervision of the selected NGO partners.
- The Project Lead will provide overall leadership for the technical, financial and operational management of the programme.
- She/he will be the primary representative of the project to all key stakeholders, government officials, and the donor.
- She/he will ensure that the project achieves the expected results and is implemented in accordance with the donor agreement, donor regulations, and internationally recognized quality of assistance standards.
- She/he will have the overall responsibility for the oversight and delivery of outputs and results of the programme and will ensure that the programme is implemented as per the contract and in compliance with the World Bank requirements.
- Facilitate systematic partner feedback on IRC’s management of the partnership relationship, including the documentation of, and response to partner feedback.
- Monitor for opportunities to improve IRC’s overall performance as a partner and make periodic recommendations to SMT.
- Lead facilitation and coordination of partnership management processes to ensure well planned, timely, coordinated and coherent partnership management.
- Co-facilitate and guide competitive partner selection processes to identify partner and review proposals and budgets from applicants
- Manage and facilitate funding opportunities for local and national civil society organizations, making efforts to target women-led and women/girls serving organizations.
- Coordinate and co-lead Partner Identity and Background Review (Vetting) processes, including completion of the report for approval.
- Coordinate and co-lead Partner's Project Capacity Review (PPCR) processes, including contributing to and facilitating the collaborative risk analysis and management.
- Determine appropriate partnership agreement type and draft agreement, taking into account the due diligence outcomes and specific project and donor requirements, liaising with HQ for review and approval (and obtaining donor approvals as necessary).
- Co-lead Partnership Project Opening, Review and Closing Meetings, together with the Technical Coordinators
- Coordinate and participate in timely and effective partner program, finance, and compliance review and reflection (monitoring)
- Coordinate narrative and finance reporting processes, including review and feedback.
- Liaise with finance team to achieve timely funds transfers and proper financial follow up and support for partners;
The role will be supported by a team of full-time and part-time personnel as determined by the needs of the programme.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Country Director
Indirect Reporting: Partnership Coordinator