Basmeh & Zeitooneh search for “Development Manager”

Deadline for applications: Monday, July 31, 2017

Contract: Full time position

Location: Furn el chebbak, Beirut, Lebanon

Role and Responsibilities

  • Leads the Development Department and manages Partnerships, Quality Assurance, Programs managers and the Advocacy sub department.
  • Oversees quality assurance and compliance function, supporting the manager on the escalation of major issues to Operations
  • Secures funding for the organization by submitting grant proposals to international grant-making organization, partners and donors.
  • Supervises technical program managers, validating the suitability and feasibility of the programs and the approaches.
  • Oversees the development of new project ideas for new or existing programs.
  • Manages end-to-end donor relationships, from guiding the partnerships team on the proposal development to signing-off the reports for strategic donors
  • Organizes and oversees the kick-off meetings, in which new programs/projects are handed out from the development department to the operations department.
  • Updates and enforces policies / procedures related to Development
  • Provides guidance and assistance to direct reports in resolution of important operational issues
  • Maintains regular communication with direct reports
  • Member of the Core Team, ensures all members are aware of major development-related topics as well as attends and participates in all Core Team meetings
  • Together with COO, negotiates contracts with donors and sends contract to CEO (if >$75,000), Country Director (<$50,000) or signs by him/herself (if $50-75,000)
  • Advises CEO on strategic decisions for Basmeh and Zeitooneh


  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with adequate computer and research skills
  • Must have strong leadership skills
  • Diplomatic, with strong  interpersonal communication and negotiation skills
  • Successful in leading teams, and motivating them
  • Must be Fluent in Arabic and English
  • Must have personal qualities such as  a strong commitment to integrity, respect for diversity, and the ability to inspire others


  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, International Relations, International Development, Economics or any other related discipline
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in management within the nonprofit sector
  • Thorough understanding of humanitarian issues, strategies and of non-governmental organizations

Experience required: 3 to 5 years

Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Business Administration, International Relations, International Development, Economics or any other related discipline.

LANGUAGES: Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:
Period: One Year (Renewable)
Cover letter required? Yes
CONTACT INFORMATION: Email: [email protected]