Beirut - Project manager and social entrepreneurship specialist FULL TIME

  • Beirut
  • Full-Time
  • Start Date: 08 February 2021
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Makesense Lebanon is recruiting a project manager! (full-time)

Makesense Lebanon is a vibrant team of 6 people in Beirut, developing connections between active citizens, social entrepreneurs and forward-looking organizations in order to build a more fair, sustainable and inclusive society. Makesense Lebanon belongs to a team of 100+ people in 7 locations around the world. See

Job Description

The project manager will be focused on two specific programs led by makesense:

1)makesense Circular Economy program. This 3-years program started in the beginning of 2020 and aims to develop Circular Economy in Lebanon. It includes 3 pillars:
-An awareness campaign about the solutions that exist in Lebanon to solve the issues related to waste and resources.
-The financial and coaching support of a recycling enterprise
-The creation of a community of entrepreneurs in the field of circular economy

2)makesense social kitchen program. This program aims to support a civil-society led initiative in creating sources of income through a social enterprise focused. It includes urban gardening activities and social cooking.

The main role of the project manager is to oversee and deliver the implementation of the 2 programs.

  • -To ensure that the implementation goes according to the plan and requirements (in coordination with the country manager and the rest of the team)
  • -To organise and animate weekly meetings and regular touchpoints with the supported social entrepeneurs
  • -To identify social entrepreneurs needs, define an action plan and deliver coaching sessions accordingly.
  • -To Keep track of the budget and make sure that the expenses match with the plan.
  • -To make sure the monthly reporting is filled properly

In addition, the Project manager will also participate in other upcoming activities from the makesense office in Lebanon, related to social entrepreneurship.

Preferred Experience

  • Minimum 6 years of working experience
  • You live in Lebanon, speak lebanese and have a good understanding of the ecosystem here.
  • We are looking for someone who is a good project manager (detail oriented, very organised, experienced in reporting and budget management) but also a great communicator (strong coaching/trainer skills, developed interpersonal communication skills, solid emotional intelligence)
  • Understanding of SMBs and entrepreneurship is necessary
  • Technical or Engineer background, ideally in environment, waste, or agriculture
  • Knowledge of social entrepreneurship and / or waste management is definitely a plus!
  • Self started profile, able to make decisions in a complex environment and to take initiative, while allowing the makesense team to keep track on the program.
  • At makesense, we enjoy what we do, and who we do it with. We hope to find someone who fits in our culture and can deliver a high quality work while enjoying the ride!

Financial conditions and bonus:

This full-time position is paid 2000 USD (cash) per month.
Fun and friendly office, remote work accepted (but we love to see each other on a regular basis!). Initiative, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking is highly encouraged. This position is as exciting as you will make it be!

Starting date: beginning of February 2021

Send a resume and cover letter before January 25th 2021

Recruitment Process

Send a resume and cover letter before January 25th 2021

people who do not apply through this button will not be screened. thank you!

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Start Date: 08 February 2021
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon (1100)
  • Possible partial remote