Emergency Programme Manager – Syria Crisis (Maternity Cover)

  • Contract
  • Lebanon
  • Posted 2 months ago

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development


Starting Salary: £36,501 – £37,877 p.a.

Contract: 7 months maternity cover

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Full time: 35 hours per week

Job Profile

The Syria crisis Programme Manager will provide leadership, direction, and management of CAFOD and SCIAF’s response to the regional humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict in Syria, and will to ensure appropriate, effective and high-quality programmes, in accordance with CAFOD and SCIAF policies and procedures. The Syria crisis Programme Manager will be responsible for developing and delivering CAFOD and SCIAF strategy for responding to the crisis in Syria and in neighbouring countries, including, but not limited to, Lebanon and Jordan, working with local partners and in collaboration and co-ordination with other Caritas International agencies in the region and other relevant actors.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

Understanding our context

A Understanding Catholic identityUnderstand the place of CAFOD as an agency within the Caritas network and the Church.

B Understanding CAFOD – Demonstrate how both CAFOD’s and Catholic values influence our work internally and externally.

C Understanding international developmentUnderstanding of working and liaising with international bodies and consortia (Caritas, FCDO, EU, UN and UK NGOs); Demonstrated experience of working with humanitarian standards and best practice (e.g. Humanitarian Charter, SPHERE, Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, CHS); Sound understanding of humanitarian policy, best practice and international humanitarian policy debates; Understanding and ability to incorporate gender, dignity, protection and diversity issues in humanitarian work.

Working together

D Managing ourselves – Recognise what needs to be done and take action to deal with it; Organise people and processes to deal with crises; Readily share knowledge or expertise with colleagues.

E working with othersProven successes in working with community-based organisations and local partners in the delivery of humanitarian programmes and capacity building, particularly in preparedness and response; ability to work remotely with partners and team members.

F CommunicatingEncourage others to reflect and contribute to discussion; Ensure others fully understand what has been discussed and agreed; Confront conflict and disagreements to reach a satisfactory conclusion.

G Looking outwardsHandle complex negotiations with multiple partners to achieve agreed outcomes; Deep knowledge of the political and social context of the Syria crisis

Making change happen

H Managing resourcesTake full account of available resources in deciding what can be achieved; translate plans into accurate budgets and forecasts of expenditure.

I Achieving results – Proven experience of successfully delivering operational emergency and humanitarian programmes; Provide a clear sense of purpose and priorities to ensure focus on results; Create contingency plans for potential problems.

J Managing our performanceUnderstanding of approaches to ensure transparency and accountability in the humanitarian work.

K Taking the leadprovide a clear sense of direction and purpose for the team; act quickly and decisively to deal with emerging problems.

Job-specific competencies

  • Experience of working with, and/or a commitment to humanitarian standards e.g. Core Humanitarian Standards, SPHERE, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct and IHL instruments.

  • Experience of managing and monitoring complex budgets

  • Ability to work in insecure environments and to manage one’s own personal security and the security of our work and partners.

Interviews will be held on the 13th and 14th of February 2023

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Come and join us and help make a real difference in the lives of the world’s poorest communities.

CAFOD is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

How to apply

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