Job description

Cesvi has been working in Lebanon since 2001 in different areas: North Lebanon (Tripoli, Halba); South Lebanon (Sidon); Mount Lebanon (Chouf); Nabatîyé (Nabatîyé); Beqaa (Zahlé); Beirut (Beirut). All the Cesvi projects – funded by institutional donors and private foundations – in the livelihood sector, food security and emergency assistance have a crosscutting component in protection.

Since 2013 Cesvi has been responding to the spill over of the Syrian Crisis working in Livelihood and Protection sectors in close collaboration with local partners, CSOs, local authorities and other stakeholders.

Since 2015, Cesvi is an active member of the interagency Social Stability and Livelihoods Mount Lebanon WG and the national Social Stability & Livelihoods WG (chaired by UNDP). Moreover it is part of the Protection working group (chaired by UNHCR) and member of Lebanon Humanitarian INGO Forum (LHIF).

Current projects are funded by Unicef, Government of Netherland and AICS funds and target vulnerable communities with economic inclusion programmes through four main pathways:

  • Building the capacity of SDCs to improve delivery of livelihood-related services,
  • Improving the technical and soft skills of vulnerable individuals through TVET / internship in order to ensure increased economic opportunity and reduce negative coping mechanisms and tensions
  • Improving the capacity of the private sector for growth and job creation
  • Increasing work opportunity and access to public services for most vulnerable Hhs
  • The project “EducAzione Resiliente: infrastrutture e servizi educativi per le comunità di Beirut e Mount Lebanon”, funded by AICS, will last 12 months and it is run in partnership with ACTED and local ngo Hoops.

The project aims at improving access to educational services in Beirut and Mt. Lebanon for 2994 direct beneficiaries thanks to the rehabilitation of 3 schools and improving well-being psychosocial of vulnerable children.

This project aims at the achievement of the following results:

  • School buildings in target areas are rehabilitated and adapted to the educational needs of the school population
  • Psychosocial well-being of children is improved

The collaboration will start by the End of April / Beginning of May 2019.

The main duty station will be in Beirut with frequent travel to Mount Lebanon.


The Project Manager will work under the supervision of the HoM and in collaboration with the Country Administrator and local staff/and partner.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • S/He will directly plan project activities under the supervision of the Head of Mission
  • S/He will coordinate the local operational staff
  • S/He will ensure the project reporting in accordance with the deadlines, (activity planning, monthly project progress and final report).
  • S/He will work in close in collaboration with the Country Administrator and the the Head of Mission in budgeting, forecast and control of financial flows and planning
  • S/He will provide the processing of any potential project amendment or extension within the due times.
  • S/He will be directly responsible for field staff recruitment and coordination
  • S/He will conduct training /mentoring /coaching for project staff team on an ongoing basis.
  • S/He will guarantee that all the activities are in line with Donors’ and Cesvis’ procedures and rules.
  • S/He will report to the donors and ensure the quality and accuracy of the technical information provided.
  • S/He will actively participate to the Cluster Working Group.
  • S/He will write new project proposals in coordination with HQ and the field.
  • S/He will liaise with relevant stakeholders.


  • Degree and / or Master in Cooperation and development / emergency
  • Minimum 2/3 years’ project management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs in both protracted crisis and development contexts.
  • At least 1 experience in shelter/construction management projects
  • Solid experience in needs assessments and project proposal writing;
  • Ability to produce high quality narrative reports
  • Knowledge of effective financial and budgetary planning and control, especially under AICS (Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo) rules and regulation
  • Solid diplomatic and leadership skills in managing a variety of internal and external relationships, especially with partners, and acting effectively as an integration team member
  • Self-motivated, flexible, resilient, able to take initiative and work independently.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • High level of IT skills (Windows, Office package)
  • Excellent knowledge of English and Italian – written and spoken.


  • Prior experience in Lebanon and/or other complex areas in the Middle East
  • Knowledge of Arabic

Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their application.



Info su Cesvi fondazione onlus

Cesvi opera in tutto il mondo con la convinzione che l’aiuto alle popolazioni più bisognose e colpite da guerre, calamità naturali e disastri ambientali non dia sollievo solo a chi soffre, ma contribuisca al benessere di tutti noi sul pianeta, “casa comune” da preservare per le future generazioni.