Project Manager for Capacity Development (m/f) in Lebanon

Join our team in Beirut as a Project Manager, starting 1 January 2018. Please apply by 26 November 2017.

Place of work

You will work in Beirut, Lebanon.

Start of assignment

Ideally, you are available to start working on 1 January 2018 (preparation courses, followed by at least two years’ work within the project with the option of extension).

Our offer

We offer an attractive position with responsibilities for a minimum of two years in a growing organization. We also offer participation in qualification and professional development courses (among others, at forumZFD’s Academy for Conflict Transformation), a project-based preparation, regular coaching and, where appropriate, participation in a language course. As the position is based on the German Development Aid Workers Act (EhfG), it is restricted to citizens of the EU and Switzerland. The position is renumerated according to the provisions of this law, including comprehensive social security benefits and financial reintegration assistance upon return. Working for forumZFD, you will be engaged within the innovative field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding through contributing your ideas and skills.

Your tasks and responsibilities

As a Project Manager of the programme area Capacity Development (CD), you will work within a team of three colleagues, tasked with developing, coordinating, planning and implementing training workshops and material related to conflict transformation, Dealing with the Past, Community Mobilising, and other related soft skills with and for our partner organisations. Some of these trainings will be part of capacity building and conflict sensitivity projects conceived and implemented by this team, others will be organised in support of projects led by other programme areas. Your tasks include results-oriented planning and implementation of the trainings, the development of training curricula, tasking external trainers and designing follow-up activities.Specific tasks within the CD programme area and the forumZFD Lebanon programme:

  • Responsible for the strategic development of the programme area, projects, structures and networks to ensure the sustainability within the forumZFD Lebanon programme;
  • Responsible for the preparation of narrative project progress reports and administrative/financial aspects of project implementation and reporting;
  • Responsible for the flow of information within the project team as well as between project teams;
  • Contribute to the programme development, its strategy and team building efforts of the forumZFD Lebanon programme;
  • Occasional partner visits to the project locations for supporting the application of the newly acquired skills and concepts;

And other tasks as agreed with the Programme Manager.

Your profile

  • Advanced university degree with a minimum of 3 years of work experience in trainings and the development of training curricula, ideally within the civil society sector;
  • Several years’ experience in development cooperation, peacebuilding and/or conflict transformation;
  • Experience in advising civil society and/or public institutions;
  • Experience in project planning, administration and financial controlling and advising others on these issues;
  • Strong intercultural sensitivity and ability to work in a team, and under time pressure;
  • Good written and spoken command of English and preferably Arabic;
  • Driving licence and driving experience;
  • EU citizenship.

Your application

Please send your application (letter of motivation and CV) to latest by 26 November 2017.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to an assessment center planned to be scheduled 11 to 13 December 2017 near Cologne, Germany. In case of any questions, please feel free to contact Mr Christian Gülisch at

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We are looking forward to your application!