Project Manager for the Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa (based in Beirut)

Job Announcement
The Project Manager shall, under the guidance of the Head of Office

•independently manage/coordinate projects for the regional Rule of Law Programme North Africa & Middle East

•support and strengthen the regional outreach of the Programme and its publication output

Tasks and Duties

•plans, coordinates and develops project activities of the regional Rule of Law Program North Africa & Middle East, and ensures implementation in close consultation with partners

•conducts research on legal topics with a comparative perspective and drafts agreements, periodical articles, fact sheets, briefings and reports, edits research papers for publication, manages the homepage of the Programme

•organizes and participates in official events, meetings, workshops, delegation visits and other events on topics in the Programme’s field of activity

•monitors project progress, including administrative and financial reporting, prepares and reviews reports and documents related to project activities and responsibly files project related documents, agreements and reports in the administrative system

•contributes to the regular planning updates

•travels, as required

•communicates with KAS partners, KAS Offices and KAS Headquarters in Germany and in the MENA Region to ensure effective coordination of activities

Your profile:

•an advanced university degree, preferably in Law, or closely related field (e.g. Public Administration, Political Science)

•strong research capacity; knowledge in German public law/administrative law would be an asset.

•previous professional experience, either as an academic or legal practitioner or project management and/or comparable responsibility in a multi-national work environment; work experience in a German institution would be an asset

•ability to multi-task effectively and to produce high-quality written material under tight deadlines

•strong interpersonal skills in order to work collaboratively within KAS, as well as with external partners

•excellent oral and written communication skills in English; proficiency in German would be a great asset;

knowledge of French and/or Arabic desirable.

The Rule of Law Programme Middle East / North Africa of KAS seeks exceptional applicants.

We offer a full time contract according to Lebanese law. The period of initial appointment will be for a defined period with the possibility of renewal on a rolling fixed-term appointment basis.

Starting date: as soon as possible.

To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, resume and references by May 6th 2018 to: Dr. Anja Schoeller-Schletter, E-Mail to

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