Job description

POSITION: Programme Manager
Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
Period: 1 year extendable, full time position
Starting date: March 2019
Line Manager: General Director
Deadline for applications: 28/02/2019

Key functions of the profile sought:
The Programme Manager will manage and coordinate a regional program to support governance, resilience and social cohesion. The Programme Manager will be based in Beirut, Lebanon and will lead a team of both local and international staff spanning the region, effectively liaising with local stakeholders and programme partners.

Regional strategy development and overall management:

  • Manage a multi-country program, ensuring the coherence between planned activities, program strategy and coordination arrangements as outlined in the proposal documents.
  • Provide regional oversight concerning the alignment between priorities and needs rising from the field teams, the partners, the beneficiaries and the donor.
  • Elaborate systems for project planning, project implementation and monitoring in line with COSV strategy for the region and in coordination with COSV MENA M&E Framework.
  • Supervise a team of consultants and permanent staff based in Lebanon.

Coordination of field activities, with partners and beneficiaries

  • Coordinate with the staff the development and timely preparation of work plans, reports and budgets for all program activities;
  • Elaborate appropriate strategies to ensure efficient use of available resources, with knowledge of ongoing trends in the region.

Effective supervision, monitoring and evaluation

  • Conduct timely monitoring of the program progress from a regional and country perspective, ensure on-going monitoring and monthly reviews of work plans;
  • Oversee the implementation of monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities, following the provided guidelines and supporting the supervised staff when needed.

Communications and information flow

  • Coordinate with and ensure linkages and synergies among COSV programs in the region;
  • Draft reports and review official notes for internal use as well as to submit to the Donor;
  • Write down briefings on project achievements and documents, synthesize best practices and lessons learnt to be shared with partners, staff, donor as well as external partners.


  • Senior manager with at least 6 years of work experience coordinating international, multi-country teams;
  • Strategic capacity to analyze complex environments, assessing risks and needs from a variety of sources;
  • High interpersonal skills with a strong attitude towards problem solving and team work;
  • Previous experience in team management;
  • Previous experience in project management and use of PCM tools
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English


  • Background knowledge of the regional context;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset

Education degree: Master’s Degree
Field of education: Development Studies, Humanitarian Affairs, Conflict Resolution, Political or Social Science, International Relations, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution.

To apply, please send an updated cv with references to: [email protected]. Please specify in the object: Programme Manager_JG
Applications can be sent up to February 28nd, 2019.
Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted. COSV can ask candidates to attend more than one interview, costs to attend the interviews are not refunded by the organization.

Info su COSV - Coordinamento delle Organizzazioni per il Servizio Volontario

COSV is a non-profit association with legal personality, founded in 1968, engaged in development and humanitarian aid interventions in Europe, Balkans, Southern Africa and Middle East.

We operate for peace, human rights respect and environment protection, through inclusive development paths, built basing on partnership and networking approach, that enhance local realities.