Project Manager

Published April 6, 2022
Location Beirut, Lebanon
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  



DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, respect for human rights, and gender equality. Since its founding in 2000, DCAF has contributed to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states, and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders.


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For our Operations Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Division, we are looking for a highly dedicated and dynamic individual to be our next:


Project Manager (Norway Project – DCAF Lebanon) (100 %)


Location: Beirut, with travel across the country

Starting date: Immediately upon confirmation of funding

Duration: One year, renewable (subject to funding and performance)

Eligibility: Lebanese Nationals

*This position is contingent upon availability of funding.

The role


DCAF is currently mobilizing funding to implement a project to support oversight mechanisms of the security sector in Lebanon with particular focus on torture and ill-treatment prevention.


Key areas of operation:


The incumbent will report to the Head of DCAF’s Lebanon Office and will have overall responsibility for successful implementation of the project and achievement of its objectives. This includes, but is not limited to:


Managing project activities and ensuring they are delivered on time and on budget

Maintaining and developing ongoing communication and coordination with key partners and stakeholders, including security agencies, parliament, judiciary, relevant ministries, National Human Rights Commission/Committee for Prevention of Torture, CSOs, bar associations, media and others

Building new networks of contacts

Drafting project concept notes, briefs, terms of reference and other documents

Preparing project-related reports, including regular financial, progress and risk reports

Supporting organization and conduct of programme events including logistics, travel etc.

Designing and maintaining updated project tracking tools and project workplans

Managing project budget

Overseeing procurement and recruitment processes and contracting service providers

Maintaining and updating project risk register

Identifying new funding opportunities and providing support in resource mobilization

Setting up and maintaining project MEL system

Other tasks as assigned by the Head of Office



An advanced university degree in law, political sciences, international relations, development, security studies or related field

A minimum of 5 years work experience in one or more of the areas: good governance, governance reforms, human rights, rule of law, security sector provision and/or reform, preferably in Lebanon

A minimum of 3 years work experience as a successful programme/project manager

Profound familiarity with the Lebanese context including the governance, legal reforms and human rights, rule of law situation, large network of contacts within these areas

Experience in procurement and budget management

Native level command of Arabic (written and spoken); Excellent command of English (written and spoken); French an asset

Strong communication skills and ability to work in an international team

Cultural sensitivity

We offer:


a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience

the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people

the chance to contribute to improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights


How to apply


If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application  by email with the subject heading “Project Manager Lebanon 2022”, enclosing a one-page motivational statement in English or French describing your relevant experience and what you can bring to DCAF a concise CV (maximum two pages)

DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity.

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