Youth Project Manager North Lebanon

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The NRC Lebanon Youth Programme supports Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese and Palestinian youth (aged 15-30) through provision of a youth holistic package, including vocational training, on-the-job training, life skills, language training, and guidance on pathways for further learning while ensuring that Youth become and remain active and engaged members of their communities, while employing a Do-No-Harm lens in programme assessment and implementation.

NRC will provide access to structured learning and social engagement opportunities for refugee and Lebanese Youth. Opportunities will vary according to the diverse educational needs of the youth population, taking into consideration sensitivities of engaging youth and linking where possible and appropriate to opportunities to enter the workforce, return to education, pursue further education and/or for personal, professional and social development.

Job Purpose

The Youth Project Manager is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Youth programme at area office level and providing guidance for day-to-day activities of the youth programme. Managing field staff to ensure proper delivery, high quality results and compliance to applicable laws, standards, practices, policies and procedures in coordination with the Area Programme Manager and technically with the Youth Specialist at Country Office.

What you will do

  • Line management for project staff
  • Adhere to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to the Youth strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
  • Develop, coordinate, and manage the Youth projects in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements; including management and monitoring of budget(s) according to the NRC Financial Handbook and donor requirements.
  • Provide technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects.
  • Provide regular progress reports to management and concerned parties and contribute to preparation of donor reports as needed.
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
  • Supervise the Youth team, ensure their capacity building and transfer key skills
  • Represent Youth in internal and external forums in the area as required and liaise with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders as needed.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specifically you will;

  • Develop and follow up on the implementation of project work plans, procurement plans, spending plan, Monitoring & Evaluation plan and recruitment plan for Youth projects in the Area Office and work closely with other team members to set and monitor objectives and work plans to ensure activities are implemented in accordance with overall project objectives
  • Manage the direct project costs of budget, including the preparation, monitoring and updating of financial work plans, ensuring resources are managed effectively
  • Ensure consistency in data management from field reports to database and reporting
  • Provide quality regular reports on project implementation, status, identified issues and activities to be shared with donors and ensure regular monitoring of project implementation using developed tools
  • Understand context in the area of operation and work with the Youth team to ensure that the Youth project responds to the context and identified needs; Lead necessary assessments to identify gaps, assess areas of interventions with the support of the Area Programme Manager /Area Manager and Youth specialist and provide project and area specific information to the Youth Specialist for proposal development
  • Manage the performance of relevant staff, set objectives, monitor work plans, and provide constructive feedback on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for the youth centres and workshop sites to ensure that services are delivered as per NRC standards.
  • Ensure the monitoring and evaluation plan is undertaken in a timely and effective manner in coordination with the Youth country office team and Monitoring & Evaluation unit at Area Office level
  • Ensure the Youth database is updated with all beneficiaries’ information and validate consistency of data sets between the education database and NRC’s reporting system
  • Establish effective coordination internally between Core Competencies, support department and also externally with other youth actors in the area. Member of Area Management Group at Area Office level
  • Support and participate with Area Programme Manager/Area Manager to deal with access challenges from the context
  • Ensure that NRC’s related activities are implemented within NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines and report any breaches/concerns to the line manager and/or focal point for proper action and ensure that all protection related detected cases are referred to the concerned referral focal point and to the related Protection Coordinator.

Professional competencies required

  • Bachelors degree in Education (Youth or Vocational), Social studies or Engineering with equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant managerial job experience in a similar role, preferably within the humanitarian sector
  • Experience in project management and directly managing budgets
  • Knowledge of relevant concepts of international refugee and human rights law and understanding of protection principles and significant understanding of Lebanon’s humanitarian, political and socio-economic context, and main challenges affecting refugees in Lebanon
  • Proven experience implementing youth Vocational/education programmes, coordinating activities, and liaising with external actors and knowledge of curriculum development and adaptation and experience managing Learning Centers and Outreach programmes
  • Knowledge of the context (gaps and needs) for youth needs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and verbal

What We Offer

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

We offer an opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause and a chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take initiative.

We are also looking for people who share our values:

  • To be dedicated in what we do;
  • To be innovative with our solutions;
  • To act as one unified and inclusive team;
  • To be accountable to the donors that make our work possible; the people we exist to serve, and to each other… the members of our NRC family.

Additional Information:

Duty Station: Tripoli, Lebanon

Duration of contract: 12 months, full-time, in accordance with local labour laws.

Grade 8 in NRC’s grading structure

Travel: 50% to various field locations

Reporting line: Area Manager/ Area Programme Manager

How to apply

This position is open to National Candidates only.

We invite applications from all qualified and interested national candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline. For further details you can view a copy of the full JD here.

Apply here

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