Job Announcement: Program Manager

Heinrich Böll Foundation, a German organization close to the Green party, is currently offering a position in its Middle East Office (lb.boell.org) in Beirut:

Position: Program Manager at Heinrich Boell Foundation’s Middle East office in Beirut

Working Time: 40 hours per week (5 days)

Starting Date: 31.03.2017

Duties include:

  • Assuming overall responsibility for program management for the Syria and Iraq program
  •  Reviewing of project proposals; preparing budgets and monitoring expenditures, develop capacity building and other support for partners monitoring of ongoing projects
  • Exploration, planning and implementation of program ideas in cooperation with local, regional and international partners
  • Giving input and assistance to projects related to the region handled by other hbs offices
  • Provision of reports and analysis about relevant political, economic and social developments
  • Establish and maintain liaison with partner organizations throughout the region, networking
  • Undertake specific literature review, policy research and writing assignments in order to contribute to the production of strategic planning documents
  • Content support for the office website

Candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Academic degree in Social Sciences or related field
  • Excellent analytical and factual grasp of regional politics focusing on Syria and Iraq, civil society and grassroots movements
  • Extensive knowledge in program planning, implementation and administration
  • Working experience with NGOs in the region
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently within a broad framework, conceptualize programs in a creative manner and interact with individuals and non-governmental as well as governmental institutions in a professional way
  • English and Arabic proficiency in written and oral communication required, German is desirable. Good computer skills.
  • Ability to travel desirable

Please send a resume of no more than 2 pages and letter of interest using the subject line PM Syria/Iraq 2017 no later than 15 February 2017 to the following Email: bente.scheller@lb.boell.org

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