Program Development Manager

at ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality
Published August 7, 2022
Location Bairut, Lebanon
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


SALARY RANGE: 2500 to 3000 (USD)


ABAAD – Resource Centre for Gender Equality is a UN ECOSOC-accredited organization that aims to achieve gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region.


The Program Development Manager will maintain ABAAD’s competitive position in pursuing relevant funding opportunities. S/He will lead the production of high-quality applications and ensure compliance with donors’ requirements and provide support in grants management cycle and partnerships in line with ABAAD’s country program strategy.


Post holder reports to: Head of Programs


Business Development:

Ensure regular context analysis of the country’s socio-economic situation, donor trends, gaps and needs.
Work with ABAAD Head of Programs, technical and program teams to identify new partners and funding opportunities and maintain donors’ relationships
Monitor and analyze trends in funding schemes and plan for new funding opportunities
Ensure effective communication within the organization regarding opportunities and maintain an updated matrix
Lead the design, planning and development of concept notes and proposals
Maintain good practices and develop standardized business development tools and material
Support program staff in maintaining relationships with donors, partner organizations and key stakeholders
Grants Management and Compliance

Develop and maintain grant and project management tools and ensure program staff are aware of timelines
Build capacity of program staff on grant management through trainings and one-on-one support
Organize grant opening, review and closing meetings
Support in producing quality donors reports (financial and narrative) and ensure their timely submission
Maintain hard and soft copies of grants documents
Support program teams in preparing contracts and agreements as needed
Conduct periodic compliance reviews of grants
Partnerships and sub-award management:

Maintain and develop standardized sub-awarding and partnerships procedures and practices
Initiate partnerships and sub-awards opening, review and closing meetings with partners
Ensure periodic tracking of sub-awards and partnerships on deliverables
Ensure partners’ compliance with donors and ABAAD’s policies and procedures
Documentation and Learning:

Maintaining data on past performance and organization capacity
Support in program review and evaluations, ensure documentation of best practices and lessons learned and dissemination of information with program staff
Support in the development of annual reports, program fact sheets, etc.
Ensure timely reporting to donors, compliance with donors’ requirements and templates and support in editing reports as needed

Minimum of five years of experience in grant management in an I/NGO with UN, European and US donors
University degree in social science or related discipline, including gender and development;
Knowledge of gender and gender equality;
Demonstrated experience with coordinating funding proposals and progress reports
Competence with Windows, Microsoft Office
Fluent written and spoken English and Arabic; French are a plus
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills

How to apply

Interested candidates in this position should send their CV include the job title in the email subject .

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