Program Manager Entrepreneurship & Employability – Lebanon

Descriptif :

Semeurs d’Avenir (SDA) is a Lebanese association, created in 2010, registered under the number 1905. It is the operational partner of IECD in Lebanon.

IECD and SDA have been expanding their projects in Lebanon, notably in the fields of entrepreneurship, employability, and partnerships with private sector companies – thus the need to better coordinate these activities and develop their staff.

IECD and SDA wish to recruit a Program Manager, in charge of Entrepreneurship and Employability.

This position also includes the supervision of our Agriculture project, which has got a strong entrepreneurship dimension, and the coordination of the relations with the private sector and potential hiring companies.  It is a newly created position.

Mission :

Reporting to the Country Director Lebanon, the Program Manager Entrepreneurship and Employability leads IECD’s strategy and operations in his/her areas of responsibilities.

He/she manages three Project Managers:

  • The Project Manager of the entrepreneurship project, who leads the support to micro /small businesses and startups;
  • The Project Manager Employability, who leads the Orientation & Placement team, and brings together staff working on Orientation, Guidance, Placement, and follow-up of the youth that have graduated from IECD’s training programs within technical schools;
  • The Project Manager Agriculture, who leads IECD’s pilot-project in agroecology.

He/she is also in charge of coordinating IECD and SDA interactions with organizations offering jobs in Lebanon, whether coming from the private, public, or nonprofit sectors.

The Program Manager Entrepreneurship and Employability is a member of IECD Lebanon’s executive committee (COPIL), and is an active member of decisions related to the daily functioning and strategic development of IECD operations in Lebanon. The Program Manager Entrepreneurship and Employability is also one of IECD Lebanon’s most senior representatives, working to enhance our cooperation with partners and donors.

1/ Member of the COPIL of SDA-IECD Lebanon 

  • Join the collective effort to develop the activities of IECD in Lebanon
  • Participate actively to weekly COPIL meetings and other decision-making gatherings
  • Take an active part to country and group projects running beyond the area of responsibilities
  • Liaise frequently with IECD Group HQ staff in charge of coordinating programs, operations, and support functions

2/ Program’s team management and other general responsibilities

  • Pilot the existing projects and seek ways to adapt and improve them
  • Put in place a quality and impact evaluation methodology
  • Look ahead, think about strategic changes and evolutions, identify development opportunities
  • Identify risks associated with projects
  • Develop the skills of the team: recruitment, evaluation, training, team cohesion, safety, health
  • Ensure proper reporting and control compliance with procedures, in coordination with the financial controller; liaising with the Procurement Manager, supervise purchasing actions
  • Provide reports to donors
  • Seek synergies with projects implemented by other Program Managers of IECD Lebanon

3/ Entrepreneurship project

  • Manage the Project Manager SME & SFB
  • Support the development of this activity, both in terms of scope and geography
  • Enhance follow-up and alumni gatherings of former trainees
  • Ensure a transversal development of the entrepreneurship mindset within IECD Lebanon

4/ Employability project

  • Manage the Project Manager Employability
  • Support the development of this activity, from Orientation to Placement
  • Facilitate and take part to the development of relations and partnerships with potential recruiters
  • Pursue the digitalization of IECD offering to the youth
  • Ensure a transversal development of all IECD Lebanon placement and employability activities

5/ Agriculture project

  • Manage the Project Manager Agriculture
  • Facilitate synergies and best practices between Agriculture and Entrepreneurship projects
  • Identify potential cooperation with other organizations and/or potential donors

Profil du candidat

Formation :

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Marketing or related field

Expérience :

  • At least 10 years of experience, which at least 3-5 years in INGOs project management
  • Knowledge of interacting with large international development organizations, INGOs, and UN Agencies
  • Understanding of the fields of operations of IECD Lebanon: education, vocational training, entrepreneurship
  • Understanding of Lebanon’s culture and dynamics, and how to run projects in this country
  • Prior experience working in the Levant region, and ideally Lebanon, would be seen as a plus

Langues :

  • Fluency in English is required, both spoken and written
  • Arabic (and in particular Lebanese dialect) and French would be seen as a very significant asset

Qualités requises :

Expected skills: 

  • Strategic and analytic vision for deploying projects
  • Excellent operational and financial project management
  • Strong managements skills: care, train, unify, motivate, develop the teams
  • Ability to interact with local administration and private sector partners
  • On the ground experience of countries in difficulties, and ability to evolve in an environment with low visibility
  • Ability to interact with beneficiaries and ensure solutions are provided to their expectations

Personal skills: 

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, open minded, listening skills and patience
  • Ability and appetite for making decisions and moving projects ahead
  • Intellectual curiosity, versatility, and ability to adapt to a changing environment
  • Strong ethical and moral values: honesty, humility, respect, accountability
  • Adaptation to Lebanese culture, interest for geopolitical context
  • Demonstrated interest for vulnerable people and their needs, especially youth, willing to contribute and pursue impact

Autres :

Agreement under French law – Volontariat de Solidarité Internationale (VSI)

Under the responsibility of: Country Director Lebanon

Close cooperation with:

  • Program managers and Support functions in France
  • Oher COPIL members
  • Project teams based in other countries of the region

Starting date: beginning of 2023 for 1 year renewable

Location: the position is based in Beirut, with regular trips in the country. Trips to other IECD countries could also take place.

Salary package: to be discussed, according to profile

Conditions :

Pour postuler :

Online : https://carriere.iecd.org/fr/annonce/1995171-program-manager-entrepreneurship-employability-lebanon-mf-liban


Nos offres de mission similaires

Coordinateur.ice des volontaires

Virlanie Foundation

Philippines

1 an minimum


Education / Animation / Formation

La fondation Virlanie accueille depuis sa création en 1992 des volontaires venus du monde entier, en particulier la France et les Philippines. Le volontariat constitue une opportunité de partager...

VSI

Voir le détail

Chargé.e de communication francophone

Virlanie Foundation

Philippines

1 an minimum


Education / Animation / Formation

Le ou la chargé.e de communication francophone fait partie du pôle Ressources humaines de la Fondation et se charge de : 1) Alimenter la présence sur les réseaux sociaux et le site de la...

VSI

Voir le détail

Conseiller.e Technique Education – Madagascar

ATIA

Madagascar

24 mois


Education / Animation / Formation

A Madagascar, ATIA coréalise avec l’association locale KOZAMA un programme de renforcement durable des services éducatifs publics et un programme d’éveil de la petite enfance pour les familles...

VSI

Voir le détail

Directeur Adjoint des Opérations Madagascar (H/F)

IECD

Madagascar

2 ans renouvelables


Education / Animation / Formation

Madagascar est un pays phare pour l’IECD qui y met en œuvre des projets emblématiques depuis 1989 et mène actuellement plusieurs projets en collaboration avec des partenaires locaux,...

VSI

Voir le détail

Responsable du Pôle Education du Programme CERES – Madagascar (H/F)

IECD

Madagascar

2 ans minimum


Education / Animation / Formation

L’IECD à Madagascar : Madagascar est un pays phare pour l’IECD qui déploie dans ce pays des projets emblématiques depuis 1989 et y concentre plus de 18% de son activité. Depuis 15 ans,...

VSI

Voir le détail

Assistant technique Etude de marché – Madagascar (H/F)

IECD

Madagascar

1 an minimum


Education / Animation / Formation

L’Institut opère dans 16 pays, 4 zones géographiques (Proche Orient, Afrique du Nord, Afrique subsaharienne/Madagascar et Asie du Sud-Est), et est structuré autour de programmes phares et...

VSI

Voir le détail

Director of Operations and Country Representative – Egypt (M/F)

IECD

Egypte

2 ans renouvelable


Education / Animation / Formation

IECD operates in 16 countries through 4 geographic zones (Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa / Madagascar, and South-East Asia). In Egypt, it has been developing activities since 2013...

VSI

Voir le détail

Responsable des opérations IECD – Côte d’Ivoire

IECD

Cote d'Ivoire

2 ans


Education / Animation / Formation

Présent en RCI depuis plus de 20 ans, l’IECD y mène plusieurs de ses programmes phares : Graine d’Espérance (GDE) : formation des jeunes en électricité, plomberie et maintenance...

VSI

Voir le détail

Chef de projet Hôtellerie Restauration

IECD

Cameroun

2 ans


Education / Animation / Formation

L’IECD œuvre notamment dans le secteur de la formation professionnelle en hôtellerie-restauration. L’institut soutient des centres de formations dans ce secteur, avec une offre destinée à des...

VSI

Voir le détail

Chargé.e de mission Sport et Développement

FONDATION SOCOCIM / CENTRE CULTUREL MAURICE GUEYE

Sénégal

12 mois


Education / Animation / Formation

Créée en 2010 et reconnue d'utilité publique, la Fondation Sococim intervient en parallèle des activités de Sococim Industries. Pour financer des projets à destination des femmes et...

VSI

Voir le détail

Grants and Reporting Officer

Krousar Thmey

Cambodge

1 year, with possibility of extension


Education / Animation / Formation

The Grants and Reporting Officer will provide coordination and technical expertise to support the development, implementation and management of Krousar Thmey’s programs and grants, thus allowing...

VSI

Voir le détail

Chef de projet entrepreneuriat / Assistant technique Cameroun Entreprise Dev H/F

IECD

Cameroun

2 ans renouvelables


Education / Animation / Formation

Vous aurez pour référent le Directeur IECD Cameroun par ailleurs Directeur exécutif de CED (Cameroun Entreprise Développement) et en collaboration très étroite avec la coordination...

VSI

Voir le détail

Responsable du Développement et du Partenariat – Madagascar

Association ACCESMAD

Madagascar

2 ans


Education / Animation / Formation

Depuis 2004 et avec une croissance continue, ACCESMAD a développé son programme EDUCMAD. En 2022, la médiathèque comporte environ 5000 documents et est installée dans 104 établissements...

VSI

Voir le détail

Chef de projet Ecole hôtelière – Madagascar (H/F)

IECD

Madagascar

2 ans renouvelable


Education / Animation / Formation

A Madagascar, l’IECD a créé à Fianarantsoa en 2012, en partenariat avec le collège jésuite Saint François-Xavier, l’école hôtelière La Rizière. Elle comprend un hôtel d’application...

VSI

Voir le détail

Conseiller.e Technique Education

ATIA

Madagascar

24 mois


Education / Animation / Formation

A Madagascar, ATIA coréalise avec l’association locale KOZAMA un programme de renforcement durable des services éducatifs publics et un programme d’éveil de la petite enfance pour les familles...

VSI

Voir le détail

Responsable de Programme CERES – Madagascar (H/F)

IECD

Madagascar

2 ans renouvelables


Education / Animation / Formation

Présent à Madagascar depuis 1989, l’IECD mène actuellement cinq projets en collaboration avec des partenaires locaux dans le domaine de l’accès à l’éducation, la...

VSI

Voir le détail