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Lebanon Country Manager

International Network For Aid Relief and Assistance

Closing date: 14 Jul 2017



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.




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.




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




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




Ability to work within INARA’s guiding principles


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Job posted on 2 June 2017.

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