Lebanon: Project Manager (f/m) for the field of “Dealing with the Past” in Beirut, Lebanon
|Closing Date : 2017-01-15|
Duty Station : Beirut, Lebanon
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Organization: Forum Civil Peace Service
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017
EmployerForum Civil Peace Service (*forum*ZFD)
The *forum*ZFD is a project management and training organisation both in Germany and abroad. Along with its members, it advocates the renunciation of politics based on violence, for the enhancement of civil means both at the state level and in the society and for democratic participation of all social, ethnic and religious groups.
At present, the forumZFDis engaged in 14 locations in Germany, the Middle East, the Western Balkans, Ukraine and in South East Asia, involving a staff of over 80 persons. Its head office, based in Cologne, has a staff of more than 25 who shape the project work both in Germany and abroad, the work of the Academy for Conflict Transformation as well as public relations, lobbying and education. **
Tasks and responsibilities
Planning, implementing, further developing and monitoring the effect of the programme component Dealing with the Past measures in Lebanon
Organising the cooperation with partners of workshops, training courses and other activities regarding the implementation of the programme component Dealing with the Past
Attending multipliers etc. when using a collection of material (Memory of War) for the purpose of preparing workshops and lessons in cooperation with our local partners
Supporting the development of teaching aids (manuals) and publications; raising awareness among the public for the necessity of a national curriculum for the most recent history in Lebanon
Supporting networking of local NGOs and other participants (from science, politics, etc.) in the working field Dealing with the Past in a non-biased manner
Developing content and concepts of the programme component Dealing with the Past further. This includes, for instance, identifying new target groups that are involved in a dialogue about the civil war and more recent history and address the effects of the history on current conflicts in Lebanon
Knowledge and financial management. Preparing and implementing an effect-oriented PM&E and safeguarding reporting of the programme component Dealing with the Past
Contributing to the presentation of project activities with a publicity effect and supporting the further development of the public relations concept (in Lebanon as well as in Germany)
Completed vocational qualifications and/or university degree (social studies/political studies/Islamic studies or a similar field)
Professional experience with civil peace service and/or development assistance
Knowledge of methods of non-violent/civil conflict resolution, especially in dialogue
Open-minded to systemic labour approaches
Experience in the Dealing with the Past/Transitional Justice field, especially in the culture of remembrance
Experience in consulting civil society and/or public institutions
Preferably experience in cooperation with political actors such as political parties, staff of ministries and local authorities
Hands-on experience in associations or NGOs or commitment in civil society
Know-how in designing concepts for training courses, workshops, seminars and other events
Distinct ability to think strategically and conceptually, and to develop projects
Proven experience in project management, financial management and personnel guidance
Experience in (further) developing concepts of projects and programmes
Preferably experience in filing applications, developing applications and fundraising
Preferably experience in advocacy and networking
A high level of social skills, ability to work in a team and intercultural sensitivity for working and living in a complex society, profound knowledge of the political situation in Lebanon and preferably several years of experience in living abroad in the Middle East
Strong ability to work under physical and psychological pressure and to quickly grasp things for daily project life
Ability to flexibly react to changes in your own working environment
Excellent written and spoken command of English (negotiation level / project language) and preferably good command of Arabic
High competency in using IT applications, driving licence and driving experience
We offer you a thrilling position of responsibility in a committed and growing organisation. The salary is based on the German Act on Development Aid Workers (EhfG) including comprehensive social security and financial reintegration allowance upon return. We also offer you to participate in qualification and further education courses, inter alia at the Academy for Conflict Transformation in forumZFD, as well as project-related preparation, work-based coaching and, if necessary, a language course.
You will be directly assigned to the Project Management in Lebanon and will contribute with your ideas and skills in an office with a team of 12.
Your assignment will start, if possible, 15 March 2017 (preparation period followed by a minimum of two years in the programme with the option of an extension).
How to apply:
Please send your application with pertinent documents in German or English (motivation letter, CV and references, preferably as a PDF document) by 15 January 2017to
Job interviews will probably be conducted in Cologne on 25 or 26 January 2017. Please save these dates. For further information, please contact Mr Bart Denys by email (denys@forumZFD.de) and/or by phone at +49 221 91273263.
For further information about our organisation and our work, please go to www.forum.ZFD.de.
You will find this and other job advertisements at www.forumZFD.de/jobs.
We are looking forward to receiving your application!