Project Manager Women, Peace and Security

  • Location
    Beirut, Lebanon
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jan 02

Position description

Are you interested in working with highly committed women to establish peace and stability in Syria? Are you frustrated by the obstacles that Syrian women encounter in building an equitable and inclusive society? Are you inspired by women and their organisations striving for a new and democratic Syria? You might be the person we are looking for. Hivos Civil Company in Beirut seeks qualified candidates for the position of project manager of Syrian Women’s Participation in Peace and Security: The Way Forward project.

Job context

The extension of funding for one more year of the current project enables Hivos to again seek a project manager, who is based in Beirut. The project manager will lead the implementation of the project called Syrian Women’s Participation in Peace and Security: The Way Forward 2017-2020. The project is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under its National Action Plan 1325. Management of the Hivos MENA Programme is in transition from being implemented in The Hague to the new location in Beirut. Therefore the position of project manager is moved to duty station Beirut.

About the project

The project was co-designed by Hivos and three Syrian organisations, who have an office in neighbouring countries but operate both inside and outside of the country. Implementation is also the co-responsibility of Hivos and its three partners. The project aims at creating a peaceful solution to the current conflict through active involvement of women of all sectors, geographical zones and political affiliations. In particular, this project aims to bridge the gap between the UN brokered Peace Negotiations in Geneva with its Women’s Advisory Board and peace initiatives at the community level inside the country. The project promotes upward participation and downward accountability. To achieve this overall goal many activities are organised at community level, governorate and national level and connected to the international level of the Women’s Advisory Board. This implies, dialogue sessions, conferences, workshops, advocacy, training sessions and gender awareness raising activities.

Your responsibilities

  • Proper implementation of the project Syrian Women’s Participation in Peace and Security: The Way Forward in close cooperation with the participating local organisations as agreed in the official project documents signed by Hivos and the financier.
  • Coordination of all project activities in cooperation with the selected partners and with consultants hired by Hivos for specific tasks
  • Preparation and timely submission of annual work plans, M&E reports, narrative and financial reporting to the financier of the project and ensuring the quality of the reports.
  • Communication about the project’s activities and results via Hivos website and news outlets whenever feasible and viable
  • Proper registration of the project in the Hivos project administration system and timely reporting to the back donor, following the proper procedures and formats.
  • Contribution to the design and development new projects within the field of women’s empowerment and gender based on lessons learnt from this project.

You are answerable to the Director MENA at Hivos.


You have a university degree in relevant disciplines and with a thorough understanding of women’s rights and gender issues. You have at least three years of experience in working with civil society activists from the Middle East, preferably from Syria. You subscribe to the humanistic identity, approach and strategic choices of Hivos and are able to represent this to the outside world. You are entrepreneurial and result oriented, well organized, responsible, independent, decisive and energetic with excellent communication and social interaction skills, as well as excellent verbal and writing skills in English and Arabic.

What we offer

Employment will be for one year starting on January 1st 2020. Depending on your experience and skills your salary will be in accordance with salary scale 11 of the Hivos Civil Company. Travel costs are compensated in accordance with internal regulations and legal requirements. You will be subscribed to NSSF and a health insurance package is offered.

The MENA programme of Hivos contributes to political, societal and economic processes that aim at societal transformation to pluralist and democratic societies with respect for human rights and equal opportunities for all citizens. It collaborates with a variety of stakeholders including citizen activists, civil society organizations, creative entrepreneurs both in the region and in the diaspora to promote respect for fundamental freedoms and enhance the space for citizen participation.

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