Programs Manager | Environment & Sustainability

Posted on December 24, 2020
Overview

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The program manager will join the vibrant Berytech team to manage a portfolio of entrepreneurship and innovation programs in the environment and sustainability fields, targeting Lebanon and the Mediterranean region with the objective to support the creation and development of sustainable green businesses.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & JOB TASKS

Management and Implementation of the program’s activities within the budget, time and scope defined

 

  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives
  • Prepare the implementation project plan in coordination with the Projects Lab Director
  • Develop and implement project activities on-time, within the scope and within budget
  • Manage programs’ requirements in coordination with concerned departments including planning, execution, follow up, outreach and mobilization of stakeholders, budgeting, monitoring and reporting
  • Maintain and manage the relationship with programs’ stakeholders including follow up with partners, beneficiaries and donors to understand project requirements, liaise for projects implementation and grow the scope of opportunities in the field
  • Add value and explore opportunities through researching new practices, networks and improving existing tools of the programs in the required fields
  • Develop activities process including the action plan, budget, timeline, venue, supplier, staffing needs, budget requirements, logistics, branding requirements, agenda, format, content, etc

 

BUSINESS & TECHNICAL SUPPORT, ACCESS TO MARKET OPPORTUNITIES & LINKAGES  

 

  • Assist in the development and management of the program’s business support activities, in coordination with the responsible team members or external consultants. Activities include and are not limited to: capacity building, coaching and mentoring, technical assistance, innovation bootcamps, entrepreneurship training and events
  • Provide access to market and funding opportunities for programs’ beneficiaries in particular sectors by building and developing partnerships with industry players, partners, academia, investors, etc…and running matchmaking events and initiatives
  • Support and manage activities for the empowerment of ecosystem players such as business roundtables, train of trainer, advocacy meetings and business conferences
  • Build and maintain relationships with local and international ecosystem partners, donors and the community and take part in networking activities and events where relevant

 

PREPARE REPORTS FOR UPPER MANAGEMENT & DONORS REGARDING THE STATUS OF THE PROJECT

 

  • Produce reporting on the progress and status of projects ensuring that issues are escalated and managed as required
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Prepare the projects’ reporting following the templates shared by the donors

 

OVERSEE PROJECTS ADMIN TASKS

 

  • Market Intelligence: Support in developing and processing the department’s targeted database (startups, experts, partners, etc)
  • File all the required documents and sheets on a common platform
  • Support in the research needed
  • Support in handling the logistics of the events

 

 

EDUCATION & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or environmental fields
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience in project management preferably in the entrepreneurship and innovation fields, preferably with international donor agencies
  • Strong experience in building and managing partnerships and business development opportunities
  • Strong business acumen and knowledge in providing business support for small businesses
  • Strong understanding of the environmental business and technical opportunities
  • Fluency in Arabic and English, French is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Coordination experience or management of projects
  • Good interpersonal skills, keen to work in a team environment and customer-oriented
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, knowledge in project management tools is a plus
  • Self-starter, resourceful, Initiative taker, able to make decisions
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced professional environment with multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Critical thinking and attention to details

 

Interested applicants meeting all the above requirements are to submit by email to jobs@berytech.org, before 10/01/21. 

 

About Berytech

Initiated in 2002 by the Saint-Joseph University, Berytech provides a dynamic environment for the creation and development of startups fostering innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.