Country Manager

CONTRACT: Full time position
DEADLINE: October 26, 2018


The Country Manager is responsible for the strategic implementation of INARA’s operations in Lebanon. The position holder will manage the day-to-day operations and ensure the smooth and successful running of INARA Lebanon. The Lebanon office is a small team currently consisting of 10 staff members.

Job description

  • Day to day management and oversight of the organization in Lebanon, which is currently comprised of 10 staff members. INARA is a growing organization and staff capacity may increase to respond to need

  • Provides direct management to the heads of sections (casework, finance & fundraising and communications), ensuring they deliver reports in a timely fashion

  • Ensures that there is effective coordination in the organisation so that all staff work towards the same goal

  • Maintains and develops INARA’s medical, humanitarian and other partnerships for enhanced collaborative working

  • Ensures that INARA’s policies, systems and guidelines are implemented and adhered to, across the organization in Lebanon. This includes adaptation of the operational system when necessary

  • Ensures that INARA fulfills its responsibilities to its donors and maintains transparency in its operations

  • Ensures that the Lebanon country program is implemented within budget

  • Responsible for training and personal development of the staff (where possible, due to financial limitations)

  • Upholds INARA’s HR policy and encompass an HR function

  • Responsible for ensuring quality and accountability to INARA's beneficiaries, including upholding the beneficiary centered casework process and monitoring and evaluation tools

  • Represents INARA (when required) in local and international press, internal communications and external events

  • Is the point of contact for INARA in Lebanon

  • Ensures that INARA’s operations encompasses the fundamental principles of the organization, including putting the best interests of the child first and child protection standards

  • Carries out other duties are requested by the Regional Manager and Board

  • Reports to the Regional Manager and Board in a timely and thorough fashion.

Working environment

The office is located in Beirut and the position holder is required to travel around Lebanon to attend meetings. There may be times when the position holder is required to work on the weekends or evenings and undertake other duties which are broadly in line with the above.

Essential skills (all must be demonstrated)

  • A minimum of five years of program development and implementation in the humanitarian sector, preferably in Lebanon or the Middle East

  • Management of a team of six or more staff members, with excellent team leadership skills

  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills

  • Strong ability to multitask and manage a challenging and varied workload

  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with an ability to communicate to a wide range of actors

  • Strong written and spoken English skills, including report writing and critical analysis

  • A demonstrable understanding of the current sociopolitical context and refugee crises in Lebanon and Syria

  • Experience of financial management and a familiarity with administrative systems, including Microsoft Office

  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability to different environments.


  • Experience working frontline with vulnerable people in Lebanon or elsewhere in the Middle East

  • Fluency in Arabic

  • Experience working with vulnerable children who have medical needs and corresponding knowledge of the principles and practices required when working with these children

  • An understanding of medical issues which arise out of conflict situations

  • Existing relationships within appropriate humanitarian organizations and/or medical providers.

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter stating how you meet the job description to Both CV and cover letter should display your full name. In the the email subject, please state 'Country Manager application'.