- December 13, 2023
- Posted by: strategia
- Category: Humanitarian Jobs
Education / academic background:
Degree related to International Relations, project management would be an advantage
Specific skills and experience:
Good knowledge of humanitarian programming
Technical experience in Wash, FSL, or Shelter is an asset
Skills in humanitarian analysis and external representation
Excellent communication skills
Rigor, flexibility and capacity to handle pressure.
Managerial and Leadership skills
Excellent English skills mandatory
Speaking Arabic would be an asset
Desired start date: 15 Feb 2024
Duration of the mission: 6 months contract with possibility to extend.
Location: RAQA – Syria
SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI’s interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers – intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.
About the mission
SI has been working in Syria since 2012, and is today operating in North East Syria (NES) and North West Syria (NWS)
The NES programs provide an integrated assistance in the WASH, NFI, Shelter, FSL sectors to displaced populations and host communities affected by the conflict.
The NWS programs provide WASH and NFI/Winterization support to affected populations.
In NES and NWS, the lifesaving activities are:
Wash – emergency package in IDPs settlements,
Distribution of NFIs and cash for vulnerable populations,
And in NES, SI is implementing more sustainable activities:
Individuals’ houses rehabilitations
Ensure the quality framework of the projects is respected
Ensure coordination with partners
Strengthen the integrated approaches/synergies initiated within the components of SI intervention, and the new sectors recently opened
Launch technical assessments to reinforce the strategy
The main challenges:
One of the main challenges is related to management as the Raqqa programmatic strategy is dense with a large number of sectors and voluminous grants
Ensure coherence and synergies of various projects
Ensure programmatic internal and external coordination
Priorities for the 2/3 first months:
Ensure coordination with other partners (Health, Protection, Nutrition etc.)
Support the implementation of the new projects for 2024
Provide support and capacity building to new PMs
Support integration of the different sectors on the base and mainstreaming of protection and accountability questions
Responsibilities and main activities:
Programs’s quality and monitoring
Institutional knowledge building
Reporting / communication / representation
A salaried position:
According to experience, starting from EUR 2475 gross per month (2250 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 700.
SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.
Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.
Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
The candidate will be based in Raqqa. She/He will live in the SI guesthouse(s). In Raqqa, living conditions are simple but highly improved with a few opportunities and places to socialize.