Education / academic background:

Degree in:

  • Water Resources Management
  • Civil Engineering with a focus on Water and Sanitation
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Public Health with a specialization in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
  • International Development with a concentration in WASH programs
  • Community Development with a focus on WASH interventions

Specific skills and experience:


  • Be technically competent in emergency WASH and Stabilisation infrastructures; WASH facilities, Waste management and hygiene promotion.
  • Demonstrated experience in WaSH Sector including water distribution, construction and rehabilitation of WASH facilities, Waste management and hygiene promotion.
  • Be technically competent in emergency WASH and Stabilization infrastructures.
    Able set and support the PMs in the definition of the technical standards.


  • Be able to work with diverse stakeholders to develop consensus;
  • Know how to present ideas effectively and clearly while listening and acknowledging others’ perspectives and views;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the international humanitarian response and coordination mechanisms, and humanitarian reform;
    Have a strong command of humanitarian principles and how to apply these;
    Able to develop SI WaSH strategy and to translate complex strategies in operational implementation;
    Understand the links between emergency response, recovery, and the transition to development/stabilization;


  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal is mandatory;
  • Arabic language is a strong asset for the position

Desired start date: 1st June 2024
Duration of the mission: 6 months
Location: Amman – Jordan

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

General objective:

To drive the development and implementation of Solidarités International’s WASH strategy, ensuring the quality, relevance, and alignment of WASH activities with local community needs while coordinating project cycles and enhancing operational monitoring for effective program implementation.

Additionally, to contribute to knowledge sharing and improvement of WASH methods and techniques within Solidarités International.

The main challenges:

Focus on NWS.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

During the first 4 months of the mission, the selected candidate will focus entirely on NWS

  • The WASH coordinator contributes to the development of Solidarités International strategy in NWS by proposing a sector-based strategy in the field of WASH. This includes supporting FSL/WASH integration efforts in NWS.
  • He/she specifically guarantees the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches and ensures the appropriateness of WASH activities and general SI objectives to the needs of the local populations.
  • He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of WASH programs implemented in NWS. More specifically, the WASH Coordinator ensures new projects are launched properly and meet expected quality standards.
  • He/she contributes to the process of capitalization and the improvement of Solidarités International methods and techniques in the field of WASH.
  • He/she represents SI at humanitarian coordination platforms, and more specifically at NWS WASH Cluster.

Responsibilities and main activities:

  • Strategic orientation
  • Relevance and quality of projects
  • Coordination, technical support and operational monitoring
  • Capitalization
  • Personnel management
  • Reporting / communication / representation

A salaried position:
According to experience, starting from EUR 2860 gross per month (2600 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 785.

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.


  • Individual, comfortable room in the guesthouse, with electricity 24/7.
  • Internet and Phone network available
  • Restaurants and international food are available

Living conditions in Amman are very good with an easy access to a wide range of restaurants, cafes…

Security risks are low, and restrictions are very limited.

However, when going on the field bases, living conditions are more basic, with fewer opportunities for socialization, as well as some individual movements’ restrictions. Security levels vary according to the different geographical locations and changes of context.

How to apply

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