Programs Manager

Posted on December 15, 2021
Overview

The programs manager will join the vibrant Berytech team to manage a portfolio of entrepreneurship and innovation programs, targeting Lebanon and the Mediterranean region with the objective to support the creation and development of novel and scalable businesses.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & JOB TASKS

Programs and business development

Assist the projects lab director in:

  • The definition and development of project scope and objectives.
  • Research and support in the development of program proposals and business development opportunities.
  • Follow up on partnership development.

Assist the projects lab director in Operational Management of programs

  • Assist in the management of programs operations with the support of a programs’ team.
  • Develop programs processes and planning including the action plan, budget, timeline, resources, staffing needs, budget requirements, logistics, outreach, format, reporting requirements, etc.
  • Oversee and follow up on implementation in coordination with the programs team.
  • Manage programs’ requirements in collaboration with programs’ team and in coordination with concerned departments including planning, execution, follow up, outreach and mobilization of stakeholders, budgeting, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Maintain and manage relationships 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.
  • Oversee and support in producing reporting on the progress and status of projects ensuring that issues are escalated and managed as required.
  • Add value and explore opportunities through researching new practices, networks and improving existing tools of the programs in the required fields.

Business & technical support

  • 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 in collaboration with the programs’ team
  • 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 in collaboration with the programs’ team.
  • Support and manage activities for the empowerment of ecosystem players such as business roundtables, train of trainers, advocacy meetings, and business conferences in collaboration with the programs’ team.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local and international ecosystem partners, donors, and the community and take part in networking activities and events where relevant.

Other responsibilities

  • Market intelligence: Support in developing and processing the department’s targeted database (startups, experts, partners, etc)
  • Support in research, analysis, and development of the program.
  • Attend events, conferences, and training as required to maintain proficiency.
  • Lead on organizing projects’ activities (outreach, business support, etc) with the support of the relevant departments.
  • Participate in Berytech-related events and networking opportunities when called upon.
  • Assist in tasks required by the organization.

EDUCATION & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in economics, engineering, or relevant majors.
  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience in project management preferably in the entrepreneurship and innovation fields with a minimum of 3 years as manager.
  • Strong experience in programs operations management, preference goes for EU projects management experience including understanding of budgets, resources planning, activity design and development, research and analysis, reporting, processes, etc.
  • A course or certification in project management is a plus.
  • Strong business acumen and a good understanding of entrepreneurship.
  • Professional content development skills and writing of proposals.
  • Experience in managing an operational team.
  • Excellent planning skills, critical thinking, and attention to detail.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English, French is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, keen to work in a team environment, and customer-oriented.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, knowledge of 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.

Application Process

Interested applicants meeting all the above requirements are to submit a cover letter and a CV by email to jobs@berytech.org, adding the job title in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About Berytech

Berytech provides a dynamic environment for the creation and development of startups and SMEs fostering innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship.