Lebanon - SWM Programme Manager/Country Representative

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 08 June 2021
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 21 June 2021

COOPI is looking for a SWM Programme Manager/Country Representative in Lebanon

COOPI has operated and developed humanitarian projects in South Lebanon in the year 2003-2005. Since 2013, COOPI has been operating in Northern Lebanon to support most basic and pressing needs of Refugees and vulnerable host communities through a multi-sector and integrated approach. COOPI assists the targeted communities mainly by providing water, sanitation and hygiene assistance, shelter support, multi-purpose cash assistance and education support.

Project description

COOPI started a 36 months Solid Waste Management Project, titled: โ€œSWaM Akkar. Supporting Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Jurd al-Kaytee, Akkarโ€ whose objective is to improve and to support integrated sustainable solid waste management within the Union of Municipalities of Jurd el-Kaytee in Akkar district, Nahr al-Bared river basin by:

  • Introducing a Participative Waste Management Master Plan in Jurd al-Kaytee area;
  • Mitigating the Municipal solid waste pollution in all the member municipalities;
  • Sensitizing the Local authorities and local community on sustainable waste management and recycling.

The programme will be implemented in collaboration of several partners, including the Union of Municipalities of Jurd al-Kaytee, three international partners expert in the sector, the American University of Beirut and one local partner specialized in the sector.

Role purpose

The SWM Programme Manager/Country Representative:

  • is responsible for the projectโ€™s execution, in technical, economic/financial terms, in terms of resources management on field, and in terms of internal and external reporting in compliance with COOPI and the donorโ€™s procedures;
  • ensures the expected results attainment in budget management;
  • is responsible for identifying opportunities for the organization and for developing plans to compete for these funding opportunities compliant with the Waste Management project; executing those plans, including oversight of pre-solicitation/pre-proposal activities, as well as proposal preparation and submission; and otherwise contributing to the Organizationโ€™s external representation and internal fundraising efforts as they relate to the donors;
  • also plays a key role in liaison with local authorities and other relevant stakeholders, team leadership and security.

The project has been set-up in the first months and now, with a sufficiently clear work-plan, organizational chart, and one first amendment submitted to the donor, the first year should be accompanied by the next project manager.

We encourage international staff already in the country to apply.


Project management

  • In cooperation with the project staff, plans and monitors the activitiesโ€™ progress, in compliance with the contract signed with the donor and with COOPI and the donorโ€™s procedures.
  • Coordinate the project and COOPI interventions in Lebanon with the relevant local and international actors, using the coordination tools and participating at coordination fora at national and regional level.

Administrative and financial management

  • In collaboration with the Project Administrator/Administrative Coordinator, plans all expenditures to make;
  • Regularly monitors all made expenditures;
  • Supervises accounting and the project cash safe/bank account management and, where there was no dedicated staff;
  • Directly manages the accounting and the project cash safe/bank accounts, making use of the instruments made available by the organization (Desy);
  • In cooperation with the Project Administrator and in coordination with the Administrative Coordinator, prepares the purchases plan;
  • Ensures the organization and donorโ€™s procedures respect when purchasing goods and services.


  • In coordination with the Head of Mission ad with the Administrative Coordinator, ensures the preparation, in compliance with the deadlines, of all financial and narrative reports โ€“ interim and final โ€“ expected by the project;
  • Is responsible for the preparation of all formal communication and contract modifications requests (ex. budget modification) of the projects he manages.

Staff Management

  • In coordination with the Head of Mission and in compliance with the countryโ€™s rules/laws and with the COOPIโ€™s regulation in the country, selects the local staff to be employed in projects, and manages any other projectโ€™s expatriate staff;
  • By making use of the organizationโ€™s tools, evaluates the local staff employed for projects and participates to the evaluation of the project, upon request by direct supervisor;
  • Coordinates and supervises the work done by all the project staff, in compliance with the organizationโ€™s security procedures;
  • Is responsible for the initial and continuous training of the local staff under responsibility.

Goods management

  • Is responsible of the correct management of all goods purchased for the project, both directly and purchased by other offices/field offices;
  • For all goods purchased by the project updates the inventory, in cooperation with the Administrative Coordinator.

Institutional relations

  • In relation to the project of competence, communicates with the donorsโ€™ officers, the local authorities which are competent in the aspects related to the project, the projectโ€™s partners and beneficiaries, in compliance with the organizationโ€™s guidelines.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with relevant stakeholders and represents COOPI at relevant state level meetings in order to facilitate and ensure cooperation, partnerships and to be constantly aware of the context and of the possible funding opportunities.

Waste Management Programme Developing

  • In relation to the Waste Management programme, identifies and tracks relevant upcoming funding opportunities โ€“ through advance intelligence gathering, partner relationships, and other available resources โ€“ and informs the Regional Coordinator;
  • Represent the organizationโ€™s business development interests at relevant meetings and events;
  • Builds the network of the NGO, and enhance connections to be aware of the gaps and humanitarian coverage in country and to develop the COOPIโ€™s programme.

New projectsโ€™ writing

  • Upon request by the direct supervisor, and cooperating with the project staff, elaborates, writes and prepares all necessary documents to present new projects, in accordance with the organizationโ€™s processes and procedures.



  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the humanitarian field as project or programme manager or in a similar position;
  • Previous experience in managing and leading consortia;
  • Strong project management skill;
  • Working experience within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management;
  • Ability to organize work efficiently and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under time constraints;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Computer literacy, with high proficiency in the use of standard office software applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Valid driving license.

Soft skills

  • Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills;
  • Strong supervisory abilities, and demonstrated capacity of teamwork and of coordination with relevant actors;
  • Very good inter-personal and writing communication skills.


  • Demonstrated experience in the field and in the sector of Solid Waste Management;
  • Previous experience in country or in the region;
  • Knowledge of Arabic.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application closing date, once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

This vacancy is archived.

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