Job Opportunity in Lebanon

Job Opportunity in Lebanon

Part-Time Project Manager

LAU’s Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) is looking for a Project Manager to oversee the project “Coordination and Support for Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI) Issue Networks”, which is funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  This position is located on Beirut campus and is for a limited duration.

Role Summary

The Project Manager will liaise with speakers and trainers, will be responsible for all logistics in regards to the different workshops, roundtables, lectures, and trainings, and will be the focal point for all participating CSOs.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Organizes and prepares the different activities which also entails report writing and donor relations
  • Ensures that program activities operate in accordance with the framework outlined in the proposal
  • Ensures that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization
  • Ensures that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
  • Develops forms and records to document program activities
  • Oversees the collection and maintenance of records on the clients of the program for statistical purposes according to the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization
  • Communicates with clients and other stakeholders to gain support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program
  • Communicates with funders as outlined in funding agreements
  • Ensures that the program operates within the approved budget
  • Monitors and approves all budgeted program expenditures
  • Monitors cash flow projections and reports actual cash flow and variance to the Executive Director on a regular basis (bimonthly)
  • Ensures that all financial records for the program are up to date
  • Ensures financial reports and supporting documentation for funders are prepared as outlined in funding agreements
  • Provides required information to have invoices generated and submitted to funders according to the established timelines
  • Monitors the program activities on a regular basis and conducts a bi-annual evaluation report according to the program evaluation framework
  • Reports evaluation findings and recommends changes to enhance the program, as appropriate
  • Updates to social media frequently – and includes other forms of electronic outreach
  • Conducts research in preparation for diverse activities

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Masters is a plus
  • Proven experience in working with gender issues – work experience and/or research/academic experience
  • Demonstrated ability to self-start, meet deadlines and yet be part of a team working toward a common goal
  • Strong interest in gender issues, human rights, social justice
  • Thorough knowledge of current events
  • Ability to liaise with donors
  • Proven experience to work cooperatively and in a leadership role with students, staff, faculty, and community members
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Social media and computer skills essential
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic

Interested candidates should email their CVs with a letter of interest outlining the applicant’s relevant experience to, specifying the job title in the subject line.
Closing date for accepting applications is Wednesday, December 5, 2018.
CVs should include the exact month and year while listing the candidate’s professional experience and educational history. 
No applications will be accepted after this date, and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
The Lebanese American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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