Desired start date:01/03/2019
Duration of the mission:6 months (with possible extension)
ABOUT THE MISSION
SI has been working in Syria since 2012 and currently has strong coverage for WASH, FSL and NFI programs across North West (NWS) and North East Syria (NES). The NES programs provide an integrated assistance in the WASH, NFI, Shelter and Livelihoods sectors to displaced populations and host communities affected by the conflict. NWS programs are remotely managed and provide WASH and NFI/Winterization support to affected populations. Since 2016, SI has been partnering with a local health partner to develop and strengthen a WASH-and-Health integrated approach, and is currently developing the streamlining of Protection within its existing programs.
The mission is expanding through a major consortium with 4 partners led by SI, which started in October 2018. The LEARN consortium funded by OFDA ( Linking Assistance and Relief in Northeast Syria ) will support equitable and safe access to essential basic services including WASH, Shelter and Health, for the most vulnerable populations affected by conflict and displacement in Northeast Syria.
The Syria mission counts about 300 national staff, more than 60 expatriates, and has a 22 million USD budget forecasted for 2019.
ABOUT THE JOB
SI is looking for a Reporting & Communications Officer (RCO), based in Amman.
The Syria mission has undergone significant operational growth over the past few months, thus creating an additional charge on the reporting and the need to reinforce this department solely composed today of a Grant Manager.
Under the supervision and with the support of the Grant Manager, the RCO’s primary role will thus be to produce and synthesize high quality reports, proposals, assessment reports and any documents distributed externally.
He/she will also support the Grant Manager in ensuring compliance with donor regulations towards strengthening accountability to donors.
Finally, the RCO’s objective will also be to improve internal communication at coordination level as well as internal communication with field bases. In a very sensitive environment and low visibility setting regarding external communication, the RCO can be involved in designing and participating in the implementation of a communication strategy for an external audience.
THE MAIN CHALLENGES OF THE POSITION ARE:
Specificities of the position and challenges
- Job creation in a developing grants department at mission level
- Collaboration with large number of PM and diverse focal points, including the LEARN consortium unit
Priorities for the 2/3 first months
- Participate in a clear division of roles and responsibilities of tasks and internal communication patterns with the Grants Manager
- Develop a solid understanding of mission overview, context and details of programmes to ensure qualitative reporting
- Full and qualitative management of reporting requirements, deadlines and tools
- Higher education (Master/ bac+4/5) preferably oriented towards project management and/or humanitarian, political science or international relations, technical knowledge of water issues or rehabilitation is an asset.
- Previous experience developing projects and writing proposals for public donors
- Knowledge of main donor regulations, different humanitarian actors and coordination
- Detail oriented, organized, and able to manage competing urgent requests and priorities
- Works well in team, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well
- Excellent (fluent) written skills in English and French
- Full English proficiency
- Commitment to the fundamental principles of SI’s charter and ethos
SI WILL OFFER YOU
A volunteer position: 880 euros gross per month (including 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly per diem of 700 USD a month.
Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of on 7 working days every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7 working days break at 3/6 and 9 month (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités).
To these break periods, it is necessary to add the granting of 1 additional rest day per month worked (i.e. 12 days in addition for a 1-year contract)
Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses 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.
For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website:http://www.solidarites.org/en/
[LIVING CONDITIONS : ]
In Amman, security risks are extremely low and restrictions are very limited.
Living conditions are very good and staffs have access to a wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars. Most of occidental products (food, clothing…) are easily accessible in Amman. The country also proposes several destinations for weekends.
Accommodation will be in SI guesthouses which are spacious and very comfortable.
Field visits: Security inside NES is volatile and justifies specific arrangements for accommodation and displacements in the areas of intervention. Adherence to strict security procedures is necessary, while the security levels can vary according to the different geographical locations and the changes of context.
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English via this link:
CV only applications will not be considered.
NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension