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Deputy Program Director / Senior Technical Manager

LOCATION: Beirut with travel to areas of implementation, whenever needed EMPLOYEE: RMF
REPORTS TO: Program Director
Salary range: $3,000 – $4,000
Deadline: Wednesday October 14, 2020

BALADI is a ten-year program funded by USAID. The program aims at supporting municipalities that demonstrate real commitment to participatory, equitable, and effective decentralized local governance and economic development. The BALADI entails a nationwide competitive process to support municipalities, unions of municipalities and clusters of municipalities that illustrate a strong commitment to change and local development and that generate innovative solutions to the provision of public services, citizen engagement, and economic issues facing their communities.
Position summary
The principal role of the Senior Technical Manager / DPD will be to ensure that the diverse activities supported under BALADI are technically sound and sustainable. The Senior Technical Manager / DPD will provide strategic input to the overall design and implementation of activities in order to have them functional in line with BALADI objectives.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

o Providing direction and support to the program team in achieving set targets and objectives.
o Overseeing and managing all field staff working for the program, including short or long-term consultants.
o Coordinating with the USAID Architecture and Engineering support institutions on quality of implementation of activities in line with BALADI timeframe.
o Ensuring that activities implementation is on track, including developing and implementing solutions as necessary.
o Providing guidance to staff on all issues related to technical program implementation.
o Overseeing and ensuring quality implementation of partner organizations involved in the program.
o Overseeing data collection and analysis system quality as well as timeliness of Program indicators reporting.
o Preparing progress reports as required.
o Maintaining effective communication and coordination with partners, municipalities and other stakeholders.
o Acting as Deputy Program Director and participating in coordination committees as assigned.
o Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Program Director.

Education and Experience

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and sensitive environment.

o A graduate or post-graduate degree in fields of direct relevance;
o More than 5 year’s professional experience in implementing Municipal/ development programs in Lebanon and/or MENA
o Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic; French is a plus;
o Ability and willingness to travel locally, as needed;
o Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently
o Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail
o Excellent reporting, interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and strategic planning skills required
o Previous Project Management experience in development projects is required

Livelihood Manager

LOCATION: North, Bekaa, South and Mount Lebanon areas
EMPLOYEE: RMF

Salary range: $3,000 – $3,500
Deadline for Submission: Thursday October 15 COB.

Position Summary:
The Rene Moawad Foundation (RMF) is seeking a “Livelihood Manager” for its new USAID-funded “ Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods- PSL” Project, which was recently awarded by USAID to RMF following successful competitiveness on the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) No. 72026820RFA00002; USAID Lebanon Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) “Initiative to Deliver Essential Assistance and Services (IDEAS)” Activity; New Partnership Initiative (NPI) Addendum – Promoting Local Livelihoods Opportunities. The PSL project will be implemented over the course of 5 years and aims to improve the livelihoods of residents of target municipalities through training, technical assistance, infrastructure rehabilitation, and marketing and improve and upgrade existing assets in their municipalities. The PSL goal is to sustain the livelihoods of 31,500 households across 7 clusters joining 105 municipalities in the North, Bekaa, South and Mount Lebanon areas (first phase).

The Livelihood Manager will be in charge of:

1.Supporting the PSL Chief of Party (COP) in coordinating interventions across the PSL consortium which joins 7 partner organizations, which tasks involve:

a.Leading the community assessment process of potential clusters;
b.Developing clusters’ selection criteria
c.Evaluating clusters against criteria,
d.Engaging committees in the planning process,
e.Developing and finalizations interventions’ proposals,

f.Ensuring proper implementation and monitoring of selected interventions at targeted clusters.

2.Managing the operational team on the field which consist of 4 operational managers and 7 field coordinators.

3.Developing PSL annual working plans and update it regularly.

4.Developing bi-annually progress reports to be submitted by USAID.

5.Coordinating with PSL Grants Manager to ensure appropriate resources are being provisioned from partners and consultants to meet PSL activities

6.Coordinating with M&E department to ensure proper implementation of MEL plan and proper reporting.

7.Coordinating with PSL Communication Officer to ensure proper implementation of communication and Marking and Branding Plan.

8.Actively providing input in overcoming challenges faced in the implementation period and integrating lessons learned into the methodology.

9. Other tasks to be agreed with COP.

Finance Officer

LOCATION: Beirut, Lebanon
EMPLOYEE: RMF
REPORTS TO: Administrative & Financial Director

Monthly Salary Range: 1500$ to 2000$

Deadline for submission on COB Wednesday October 14, 2020. The position should be indicated in the subject of candidate’s email.

Position Summary:
The Finance Officer is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
o Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts.
o Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.
o Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
o Prepare financial management reports.
o Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
o Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures.
o Continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities.
o Monitor and support taxation issues.
o Develop and maintain financial data bases.
o Financial audit preparation and coordinate the audit process.
o Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses.
o Analyze and advise on financial operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues.
o Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems.

Key Competencies
o Attention to detail and accuracy
o Planning and organizing
o Strong communication skills
o Information and task monitoring
o Problem analysis
o Judgment and problem-solving
o Stress tolerance

Education and Experience
o Accounting degree or equivalent
o Knowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles
o Knowledge of economic principles
o Knowledge of auditing practices and principles
o Knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations
o Knowledge and experience of related computer applications
o Usually a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the management of financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis, auditing, taxation and providing financial advice (preferably under USAID Projects, international organizations, or international NGO’s).

Agriculture Operations Manager

JOB TITLE: Agriculture Operations Manager

EMPLOYEE: RMF

REPORTS TO: RMF General Director

LOCATION: Beirut, Lebanon

SUMMARY: The Agriculture Operations Manager will be in charge of the overall operations for the project implementation.
He/she will manage the 3 regional teams (North, Beqaa and South). He/she must ensure that activity components are results-oriented, that deliverables are high quality, and that reporting is relevant and timely.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Focus on achieving results in all areas on schedule and ensuring synergies and cohesion between the various result areas.
  • Participate and engage in technical field activities
  • Work in close coordination with the Senior Area Coordinators
  • Track field activity progress against targets and report results to the Project
  • Manager and the General Director on project status

Professional Skills 

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in fields relevant to the work such as agricultural economics, rural development or others.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in technically leading activities related to agriculture and/or rural development with demonstrated results.
  • Experience in program management
  • Competency in negotiation and communication skills and excellent interpersonal, managerial, and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to interact with rural communities of different backgrounds and ability to manage delivering work under non-permissive conditions.
  • Excellent reporting, communication and interpersonal skills.

Job Coach

JOB TITLE: Job Coach

REPORTS TO: Project Coordinator

LOCATION: Based in Mejdlaya, Zgharta

SUMMARY: The job coach will be the primary contact between target beneficiaries and employers and the Project Coordinator.

Tasks

  • Identify potential beneficiaries to benefit from internship opportunities
  • Engage with employers to secure sufficient and realistic internship opportunities for the project beneficiaries.
  • Understand the concept of job brokering and be able to negotiate job descriptions that meet employer needs and match to the skills and abilities of internees.
  • Support interns to be successful in their employment, provide an appropriate level of support and guidance in the work place as agreed by the project team.
  • Implement support plans which will enable the interns to become competent in work and related skills.
  • Keep accurate records of job coaching support provided.
  • Document success stories
  • Submit weekly reports
  • Capture photos
  • Follow on the performance of the interns
  • Other tasks as directed by the project coordinator

Functional Competencies

  • 2-3 years of experience in job coaching
  • A post-graduate degree or equivalent bachelor degree
  • Strong experience in donors –funded projects.
  • Experience in working with partners
  • Experience reporting on project activities (required) as well as research
  • and data collection (desired)
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic; French is a plus.
  • Excellent reporting, communication and interpersonal skills.

Outreach and Field Officer

JOB TITLE: Outreach and Field Officer

PROJECT TITLE: GIZ

REPORTS TO: Project Coordinator

LOCATION: Based in Mejdlaya, Zgharta

SUMMARY: The Outreach and Field Officer will be the primary contact between target beneficiaries and communities and the Project Coordinator.

Tasks

  • Identify potential beneficiaries to the relevant project as per the set criteria
  • Fill enrolment questionnaire with all potential beneficiaries
  • Conduct pre and post-tests with all the enrolled youth in all activities
  • Document success stories
  • Submit weekly reports
  • Collect attendance sheets
  • Capture photos for the ongoing activities
  • Update on weekly basis the activities’ schedule disaggregated by area, CSO/institute where applicable and activity
  • Follow on the attendance of the beneficiaries
  • Other tasks as directed by the senior community outreach and field officer

Functional Competencies

  • 2-3 years’ experience with Vocational Training related projects preferred.
  • A post-graduate degree or equivalent bachelor degree
  • Strong experience in donors –funded projects.
  • Experience in working with partners
  • Experience reporting on project activities (required) as well as research and data collection (desired)
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic; French is a plus.
  • Excellent reporting, communication and interpersonal skills.

Project Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Project Coordinator/ Agriculture Engineer (North & Mount Lebanon)

PROJECT TITLE: GIZ

REPORTS TO: Project Manager

LOCATION: Based in Mejdlaya, Zgharta

SUMMARY: The Project Coordinator will be the primary contact between Field Coordinators and Outreach Workers and the RMF Project Manager.

Tasks

  • Coordinate project activities, resources, and information
  • Breakdown project’s activities into doable actions and set timeframes
  • Assign tasks to internal team and assist with schedule management
  • Make sure that beneficiaries’ needs are met as the project evolves
  • Analyze risks and opportunities
  • Monitor project progress and handle any issues that arise
  • Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to the project manager
  • Use tools to monitor the flow of activities
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports
  • Ensure standards and requirements are met through conducting quality assurance tests
  • Prepare necessary presentation materials for meetings when requested.
  • Ensure project deadlines are met.
  • Provide administrative support when needed.
  • Undertake project tasks as required.
  • Ensure that activities adhere to frameworks and all documentation is maintained appropriately.
  • Secure documentation of indicators/checklists/other documents related to the projects’ PMP;
  • Ensure that supporting documentation for PMP/M&E is secured and accurate;
  • Submit all needed supporting documents and M&E figures to project manager on monthly basis.

Functional Competencies

  • At least 3 years of experience in relevant field.
  • A post-graduate degree or equivalent bachelor degree with years of experience in fields of education and/or other relevant fields.
  • Strong experience in donors –funded projects is a must.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic; French is a plus.

Project Coordinator/ Agriculture Engineer (North & Mount Lebanon)

JOB TITLE: Project Coordinator/ Agriculture Engineer (North & Mount Lebanon)

PROJECT TITLE: WFP

REPORTS TO: Project Manager

SUMMARY: The Project Coordinator will be the primary contact between Field Coordinators and the RMF Project Manager.

Tasks

  • Direct and manage the implementation of the project.
  • Supervise the day-to-day tasks and procedures related to the implementation of the project.
  • Mobilize resources from experts, logistics and networks for the project implementation
  • Ensure coordination as part of the project steering committee and project team
  • Develop timely narrative reporting on activities progress
  • Manage the outreach targeting project beneficiaries and their selection in line with donor requirements
  • Oversee beneficiaries’ (cash for work) payments in line with donor requirements
  • Oversee the development and provision of capacity building activities.
  • Ensured procured tools are properly disseminated to targeted beneficiaries
  • Conduct weekly staff meeting to discuss work progress, challenges, and new tasks.
  • Maintain strong relationships and coordination with all related stakeholders.
  • Submit all needed supporting documents and M&E figures to project manager on monthly basis.

Functional Competencies

  • University Degree in Agriculture or a related field; Advanced degree is a plus
  • At least 5 years of work experience;
  • Familiarity with the agricultural sector especially dairy products and small ruminants
  • Strong managerial and leadership skills
  • Excellent reporting, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in both Arabic and English languages, both written and verbal
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Task-oriented individual
  • Good team player

COP

JOB TITLE:              COP

The Rene Moawad Foundation is seeking a Chief of Party in response to the new USAID Lebanon Agriculture and Rural Empowerment (ARE) project. ARE is a five-year ($50 to 60 million) project which aims at developing rural economies in Lebanon through support to the agro-food sector and other industries and boost local and export sales potential while at the same time create jobs and increase farmers’ incomes. ARE will work with all value chain stakeholders to improve product quality at the production, processing, packaging, and marketing/sales levels.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Master’s Degree with at least seven years of relevant work experience supporting large, complex government/donor funded projects;
  • Experience in Lebanon is highly preferred.
  • Experience working on USAID contracts is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in at least one of the following areas: agriculture/agribusiness, tourism, economic development, private sector engagement, value chain analysis, rural development, social inclusion, capacity building, policy and legal reform, and/or monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, along with high organizational skills.
  • Fluency (written and verbal) in English and Arabic is required; fluency in French is desired.

Salary

  • <3,000$

How to apply

  • Interested candidates should send their CVs to: natacha.baladi@rmf.org.lb

Junior M&E officer

 JOB TITLE: Junior Monitoring & Evaluation Position- M&E Officer

Scope of work

  • Develop data collection methods for adequate monitoring of the program performance. (These methods may include field visits, quarterly reports, specialized surveys, etc.…)
  • Elaborate data collection material and templates for the monitoring plan.
  • Conduct survey’s meetings and interviews with beneficiaries to highlight success stories and work progress.
  • Collect data on a daily basis
  • Enter data collected into M&E software, platforms and excel.
  • Conduct field visits, meeting on one to one, and focus group meetings.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Bachelors’ Degree.
  • 2- 3 years of previous experience in M&E
  • Very knowledgeable in Excel
  • Ability to work with a team and under pressure
  • Ability to work in the office and travel on-location.
  • Mastery of computerized tools, specifically M&E Software and Microsoft Office.
  • Fluent in English and Arabic.

Salary

  • Monthly remuneration: Ranging between USD 800 to USD 1200 based on experience.

How to apply

  • Deadline to submit the CV: Friday 28 February 2020
  • Interested candidates should send their CVs to: apply@rmf.org.lb

senior communications & outreach officer

JOB TITLE:                  Senior Communications & Outreach Officer

LOCATION:                 Achrafieh

EMPLOYEE:                RMF

REPORTS TO:            General Director

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan, Execute and Follow up on the implementation of the outreach and communication strategy approved by RMF and other donors when applicable.
  • Organize events/workshops/training sessions and ensure proper coverage (photos, videos, branding, etc.)
  • Create specific publications, development of innovative public outreach campaigns and management of events in line with RMF and the donors’ Communications Strategy and work plan.
  • Manage and update RMF social media platforms: website, Facebook, You Tube.
  • Report on RMF and its major donor supported projects activities as story highlights, news briefs, fact sheets, etc.
  • Provide editorial advice and assists RMF team in drafting public outreach documents, and ensure quality of presentation.
  • Ensure that all RMF activities and projects implemented in targeted villages complies with the donors’ branding and marking requirements.
  • Report and highlight success stories.
  • Inform targeted beneficiaries about the foundation’s projects’ objectives and activities.
  • Introduce RMF and its major donor supported projects to media outlets and engage them.
  • Design and develop RMF’s newsletter including content generation and pictures.
  • Develop promotional material (Brochure, Banners, Site signage, movies, Power point presentations…)
  • Coordinate RMF’s presence in the various NGO related fairs
  • Organize VIP visits for the donors to various project sites.

Education and Experience

  • Proven experience of 5 years+ in relevant in communications and outreach or in a similar role; Experience in NGO work is be a plus.
  • Excellent communication, reporting and interpersonal skills and good multi-tasking skills.
  • BA in Communications, marketing, media, (or equivalent).MA is a plus
  • Prior similar responsibilities with donor-funded projects.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic; French is a plus.

Case Worker

JOB TITLE FIELD AGRICULTURAL ENGINEER
LOCATION Bekaa District / North District / South District
EMPLOYER RENE MOAWAD FOUNDATION (RMF)
REPORTS TO SENIOR AREA COORDINATOR (SAC)
POSITION TYPE FULL TIME
PROJECT Strengthening Exports of Fruits and Vegetables from Lebanon to European and Regional Markets

Kindly mention in the subject the position and the district you are applying for.

 

Project Overview:

RMF aims through this project to strengthen specific value chains crops by supporting major actors across the value chain including farmers, service providers, aggregators, exporters, public and private institutions and academia in improving their capacities and providing them with best practices, new technologies, tools and equipment to enhance the value chain to meet export requirements and enabling environment and ultimately enhancing economic advancement.

 

Major Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the SAC, the field agricultural engineer will support in the implementation of the project activities as stipulated in the work-plan and ensure quality deliverables at all levels. Moreover, she/he will be following upon the day-to-day field activities related to the different beneficiaries, contributing towards the creation of the capacity building programs, monitoring agricultural practices at the designated areas of intervention, and ensuring transparent processes and strong relationships with the different actors and stakeholders.

Scope of work:

In the course of the execution phase of the project, the field agricultural engineer will:

  • Support the SAC to implement, and monitor activities to meet project deliverables based in line with the project work plan.
  • Support in the development and implementation of the monitor procedures & templates.
  • Monitor and control the different agricultural activities from capacity building to technical consultancy with the different beneficiaries and their corresponding stakeholders.
  • Conduct regular field visits to the projects location to ensure proper flow of work and smooth implementation.
  • Assist and accompany the different experts during their visits and ensure data collection procedures.
  • Troubleshoot any problems encountered at the field level or with other staff members and report directly to the SAC.
  • Participate in team planning and coordination meetings and trainings.
  • Assist in filing and record keeping of project and contributing to monthly reports and other ad hoc reports to meet donor and internal requirements.
  • Other assigned tasks, as necessary.

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture.
  • At least 3 years of experience.
  • Prior similar experience and responsibilities is a plus
  • Familiarity with the agricultural sector especially Orchards and Vineyards
  • Knowledge about crop diseases and identification is a plus.
  • Knowledge in GAP procedures is a plus.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication and reporting skills.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports.
  • Fluency in both Arabic and English languages, both written and verbal
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Outreach Worker

JOB TITLE:             Outreach Worker

LOCATION:            Mejdlaya, Zgharta

  • Position summary The René Moawad Foundation is seeking an outreach worker for the implementation of its Plan International funded project “EIE Special Project”. The outreach worker will be the primary contact between target beneficiaries and communities and the RMF Project Coordinator. The outreach worker will be based in North Lebanon.Duties & Responsibilities
    • Identify potential beneficiaries to the relevant project as per the set criteria
    • File all project means of verifications (MOV) including attendance sheets, pre/post-tests, minutes of meetings, and evaluation documents are in place.
    • Enter project related MOV into the system.
    • File and archive specific forms for referrals and weekly reporting are taking place while ensuring confidentiality, accuracy and timeliness.
    • Other tasks as directed by the line manager
    • Conduct parenting skills program
    • Monitor the daily ongoing activities

    Education, Experience and Skills

    • At least 1 year of experience in a similar related job.
    • A bachelor degree with years of experience in fields of social work, education and/or other relevant fields.
    • Strong experience in outreach and recruitment.
    • Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic; French is a plus.
    • Excellent reporting, communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Have skills in working with people of all ages and social groups;
    • Excellent communication, reporting, and pro-active negotiation skills
    • Skilled at working with local communities and authorities
    • Good verbal and written communication skills, with thorough knowledge of Arabic and English
    • Availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

Inclusion Officer

JOB TITLE:             Inclusion Officer

LOCATION:            Mejdlaya, Zgharta

Period of employment: 10 Months

Duties & Responsibilities

    • Guides the outreach workers to identify and work with youth with disabilities, families and communities
    • Provides training, mentoring and methodological support and guidance to facilitators/ trainers on including youth with disabilities in learning (identifying special education needs, teaching techniques and teaching strategies for inclusion)
    • Conducts special education needs assessment process of the learners or if necessary refers to formal assessment, for receiving specialized services or special needs supplies
    • Plans activities or support measures that are specific to each youth’s abilities, supports finding solution to remove barriers
    • Ensures the correct reporting on disabilities in Activity Info and narrative reports.
    • Provides support and guidance to the families and ensures their engagement in family engagement activities conducted by RMF.
    • Makes a recommendation on the pathway for the youth after completion of the given training course.
    • Liaises with RMF Case workers for identification of youth in need of NFE, and for referral to next step in the pathway (formal education or another Non-formal opportunity)
    • Participates in child protection and education sector meetings.
    • Participates in trainings organized by donors.

    Qualifications and skills required:

    • A university degree, in education special education, inclusiveness, psychology, social pedagogy, or other relevant areas
    • Experience of working in youth related sectors and programs, inclusion mainstreaming related experience.
    • Strong understanding of disability rights and inclusive education in particular
    • Knowledge of the disability sector and inclusive education in Lebanon
    • Excellent English
    • Ability to communicate and inspire others
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, efficient task prioritization and time management
    • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community
    • Computer literacy
    • Strong training & facilitation skills;
    • Strong coordination skills
    • At least two years of professional experience in special education or inclusive education
    • Graduate degree preferably in disability studies, humanitarian aid/development or other related field.
    • Demonstrated solid experience in inclusiveness related youth
    • Knowledge of disability inclusive programming
    • Excellent cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity
    • Strong problem solving, interpersonal and communication/advocacy skills
    • Critical thinking, analytical and decision making skills
    • Good interpersonal skills: ability to establish harmonious and effective working relationships with people from different backgrounds and positions

    Please send your CV to “apply@rmf.org.lb” mentioning the position title in the subject of your email.