National Project Manager position in Lebanon

General Information

Canal France International
Job Type:
Date Posted:
Feb 11, 2021
Employee Type:
Full-Time Employee


1. About CFI and the QUDRA program:
A subsidiary of the France Médias Monde group, CFI, the French media cooperation agency,
supported by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, is in charge of the coordination
and implementation of public aid policy to promote and enhance media in developing countries.
CFI is currently involved in around thirty projects that fall within three major programs: media and
governance, media and development, and media and enterprise.
As part of a multisectoral program implemented by a German, Spanish, Belgian, Hungarian and
French consortium, CFI was designated by the French public agency Expertise France to deliver
reliable, neutral, and actionable information to Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities
in Jordan and Lebanon in order to foster social cohesion.
Qudra 2 is a regional action co-financed by the European Union, through the EU Regional Trust Fund in
Response to the Syrian Crisis (EUTF Syria), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and
Development (BMZ) and Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) seeking to
strengthen resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs, returnees and host communities in response to the
protracted Syrian and Iraqi crises. The programme is jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft
für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Expertise France, Spanish Agency for International
Development (AECID), Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA) and Belgium Development Agency (Enabel) in
programme partner countries of Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.
This program runs from September 2019 to August 2022.
2. Line Management:
The National Project Manager works under the direct collaboration of the Regional Coordinator of
the project.
3. Functional links:
- The Service provider works closely with the program’s consortium members, mainly with
Expertise France, as well as with local stakeholders (authorities, international
organizations, service providers);
- The Service provider supervises a team of Research and Communication Officer and
Outreach Officer, who support the collection, production and dissemination of information.
- Liaise with experts/consultants and oversee the quality of the work produced.

4. Tasks and responsibilities:

- Identify communication gaps and priority messages, based on relevant data and statistics
as well as on information gathered by partners and authorities;
- Consult with experts and conduct research to better delineate the perimeter of our
campaigns: who, what, why, where, how;
- Conduct field visits to explore the refugees’ situation on the ground, when needed;
- Develop actionable messages and elaborate communication plans, in coordination with local
media and other stakeholders;
- Coordinate with partners and ensure the proofreading of the messages (main stakeholders
working on similar topics, Ministries, UN agencies, EU);
- Organize meetings and workshops with emerging journalists to ensure a long-term
commitment of local media on the issues covered;
- Support the production process, based mostly on video;
- Collaborate with media outlets for supporting the production of content on themes
related to Qudra 2;
- Collaborate with journalists for supporting the production of articles within themes of
Qudra 2 or workshops provided by CFI.
- Support the design of a mass media strategy for dissemination: collect, analyse and assess
information about available mass media with a focus on audience measurement, area
coverage, and media ownership;
- Craft a social media strategy for dissemination: establish contacts with influencers’ pages’
administrators and identify potential cooperation; produce monthly analytics reports that
connect social media activity to impact and the growth of our community;
- Develop face-to-face dissemination activities with our partners and the local media;
- As much as possible, involve journalists and influencers in every step of the dissemination
- Organize workshops with journalists and influencers;
- Consolidate partnerships with journalistic programs in the country;
- Organize national outreach campaigns.
- Draft activity reports;
- Ensure the daily office management;
- Follow-up with the allocated budget;
- Liaise with the staff on administration and financial issues (timesheets, invoices, expenses,
contracts etc.);
- Watch security and assess potential risks jeopardizing the team members’ security and
CFI activities.
- Attend meetings and represent CFI during working groups;
- Liaise with local authorities and ensure the project is implemented in compliance with the
national law and regulation;
- In close relationship with the Regional Coordinator, liaise with consortium members and
international and local organizations to ensure activities are implemented in the best wa

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