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Lebanon Country Manager


International Network For Aid Relief and Assistance


Closing date: 14 Jul 2017

Background:

 

INARA provides life-altering medical care for children from conflict areas who have catastrophic injuries or illnesses and are unable to access treatment due to war. We step in to fill the gaps in access to medical treatment when not provided by other institutions or non-profits, including financial assistance where needed.

 

We partner with medical institutions such as the American University of Beirut Medical Centre (AUBMC) to ensure refugee children receive quality medical treatment. INARA is currently running two projects, the first, providing reconstructive and plastic surgery to children who have conflict injuries and second, providing treatment to refugee children born with the congenital deformities, Clubfoot and DDH.

 

Scope:

 

The Country Manager is responsible for the strategic implementation of INARA’s operations in Lebanon. The position holder will manage the day-to-day operations and ensure the smooth and successful running of INARA Lebanon. The Lebanon office is a small team currently consisting of 8 staff members. The position is 6 months initially, with the possibility that it may become permanent.

 

Job Description:

 

Day to day management and oversight of the organisation in Lebanon, which is currently comprised of 8 staff members. INARA is a growing organisation and staff capacity may increase to respond to need

 

Provides direct management to the heads of sections (casework, finance & fundraising and communications), ensuring they deliver reports in a timely fashion

 

Ensures that there is effective coordination in the organisation so that all staff work towards the same goal

 

Maintains and develops INARA’s medical, humanitarian and other partnerships for enhanced collaborative working

 

Ensures that INARA’s policies, systems and guidelines are implemented and adhered to, across the organisation in Lebanon. This includes adaptation of the operational system when necessary

 

Ensures that INARA fulfills its responsibilities to its donors and maintains transparent in its operations

 

Ensures that the Lebanon country programme is implemented within budget

 

Responsible for training and personal development of the staff (where possible, due to financial limitations)

 

Upholds INARA’s HR policy and encompass an HR function

 

Responsible for ensuring quality and accountability to INARA's beneficiaries, including upholding the beneficiary centered casework process and M&E tools

 

Represents INARA when required, in local and international press, internal communications and external events

 

Is the point of contact for INARA in Lebanon

 

Ensures that INARA’s operations encompasses the fundamental principles of the organisation, including putting the best interests of the child first and child protection standards

 

Carries out other duties are requested by the Regional Director and Board

 

Reports to the Regional Director and Board in a timely and thorough fashion

 

Working Environment:

 

The office is located in Beirut and the position holder is required to travel around Lebanon to attend meetings

 

There may be times when the position holder is required to work on the weekends or evenings and undertake other duties which are broadly in line with the above.

 

Qualifications:

 

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international affairs, political science, public health or any related field

Essential skills (all must be demonstrated):

 

A minimum of 5 years of programme development and implementation in the humanitarian sector, preferably in Lebanon or the Middle East

 

Management of a team of 4 or more staff members, with excellent team leadership skills

 

Conflict resolution and problem solving skills

 

Strong ability to multi task and manage a challenging and varied workload

 

Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with an ability to communicate to a wide range of actors

 

Strong written and spoken English skills, including report writing and critical analysis

 

A demonstrable understanding of the current socio-political context and refugee crises in Lebanon and Syria

 

Experience of financial management and a familiarity with administrative systems, including Microsoft Office

 

Cultural sensitivity and adaptability to different environments

 

Desirable:

 

Experience working frontline with vulnerable people in Lebanon or elsewhere in the Middle East

 

Fluency in Arabic

 

Experience working with vulnerable children who have medical needs and corresponding knowledge of the principles and practices required when working with these children

 

An understanding of medical issues which arise out conflict situations

 

Existing relationships within appropriate humanitarian organisations and/ or medical providers

 

Additional:

 

Ability to work within INARA’s guiding principles

HOW TO APPLY:

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Job posted on 2 June 2017.


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