Director of Finance, Grants and Contracts

University degree from well reputed universities. Master’s degree with relevant specialization in Finance, Accounting, or Auditing is a must.

Not less than 12 years of total Grants (ideally US) Finance experience (with 5-6 of which in a related capacity and ideally 4-6 in a senior supervisory role) within well-established Universities or NGOs in Lebanon, as Director of Grants & Contracts or Finance Grants Director or related.

Candidates with required experience coming strictly from the Education Sector or International Associations/large NGOs will be contacted.

Financial Management of US or European grants and donations is required as MUST.


The Director of Finance, Grants & Contracts is responsible for managing and controlling all the financial aspects of the Grants and efficiently managing the Grant Office personnel.

Will ensure that all grants financial activities are performed in full compliance with the institution’s policies and procedures as well as donors’ financial & administrative requirements; review grants, contracts, sponsored proposals and assists in budget preparation. Will ensure proper follow up on pending issues with other departments and external parties, and that subordinates are well aware of their duties & responsibilities vis a vis attendance, productivity and other pertinent issues.

Will set KPIs and monitors the performance of his/her subordinates.


Experienced in setting priorities and managing time effectively. Team leader and player; proven ability to successfully manage teams.

Strong knowledge of accounting standards for US or EU Grants Procedures.

Ability to use ERP systems. Advanced communication skills.

Good interpersonal and reporting skills. Bilingual: English and Arabic.

Strong computer skills in MS Office Suite and ideally Oracle E-business Suite.


Interested candidates to email their CVs with a Letter of Interest outlining their relevant experience and apply in Strict Confidentiality to the attention of Mrs. Elsa: