Deputy Country Director for Programs

Solidarites International
  • Location
    Beirut, Lebanon
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 01

Position description

In close collaboration with the Country Director (CD), the DCD-HoP’s plays a key role in maintaining a strategic vision for SI Lebanon’s programs, ensuring overall program quality, impact, and accountability, as well as strategic thinking for the development of SI Lebanon.

He/She ensures that programs are driven by needs, based on evidence, adaptable to contextual changes, monitored closely and resourced appropriately. He/She ensures the internal coherence among program activities.

He/She oversees SI Lebanon’s entire grant management cycle and reporting processes.

He/She is part of SI Senior Management Team and assumes direct line-management of the Technical Coordinators (WaSH, Shelter, Protection, DRM, Information Management, MEAL) and of the Grant Manager.


The coordination team is composed of:

  • A Country Director;
  • A Deputy Country Director (Head of Programs), managing a Wash/Shelter/IM/MEAL Coordinator + a Grant Manager;
  • 2 Support Coordinators (logistics and administration) and their teams.

In Tripoli and Zahle, programs are managed by Project Managers under the direct supervision of 2 Field Coordinators. Program Coordination maintains a functional relationship with both the Program Managers and the Field Coordinators.

This position has 6 direct reports: MEAL Co, IM co, Shelter Co, Wash Co, Protection Co, Grant manager.


  • Strategic Direction;
  • Donor, Grant, Relationship management and representation;
  • Programme Development & Quality Management – MEAL Coordination;
  • Institutional knowledge building;
  • Personnel management.


  • Advance university degree (BA) in development & humanitarian studies, social sciences or equivalent.


  • Minimum 4 years with INGO specialized in Humanitarian assistance;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as Head of Programs in similar country set-ups and budget volume/program portfolio;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as Project/Program manager, Technical coordinator or on similar positions;
  • Proven experience in designing country wide programmatic strategies;
  • Proven experience in managing large size technical teams;
  • Proven experience in designing and/or managing integrated programs especially in shelter/WaSH, Health and Protection;
  • Previous experience with SI a strong asset;
  • Previous working experience in the Middle East and/or Lebanon is an asset


  • Strong Project Cycle Management skills;
  • Strong coordination skills;
  • Knowledge of SI programmatic strategies.


  • Good negotiation and diplomacy skills;
  • Organized and problem solving spirit;
  • Autonomy and capacity of initiative;
  • Flexibility and strong coordination skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure, with peaks of heavy workloads.


  • Excellent command of English and French (speaking, reading and writing) a must;
  • Good command of Arabic is a strong asset.


  • Commitment to the fundamental principles of SI’s charter and ethos.

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