from Solidarités International
Closing date: 02 Jan 2020

Desired start date: 01/08/2019
Duration of the mission: 12 months
Location: Northeast Syria


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 340 national staff, more than 60 expatriates, and has a 22 million EUR budget forecasted for 2019.


SI is looking for a MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning) Coordinator, based in Northeast Syria.

The MEAL Coordinator will placed under the line management of the Deputy Country Director for Programs and will supervise an Information Manager. He/she will work in close collaboration with the other technical Coordinators (WASH & Shelter, Cash and Grants notably) and will be the functional referent for 3 MEAL Managers at base level.


  • Lead Institutional Knowledge Building and improvement of MEAL methods and techniques
  • Provide a methodological support to all program teams on technical questions linked to MEAL and crosscutting issues such as: design of MEAL plan, quantitative and qualitative data collection, measure of indicators, Complaints Response Mechanism,
  • Look over the quality and relevance of internal monitoring and evaluation activities, recommendations and analysis produced by program teams
  • Ensures accountability is in line with the processes and strategy and adapted to the context
  • Leads internal and external evaluations processes


  • Several Field Offices to support on MEAL with partial remote control
  • Specificities of each base, different SOPs and standard applicable accordingly
  • Necessity to ensure buy-in and ownership on MEAL protocols (roles & responsibilities, processes, tools) at distance


  • Support the IM department building and scale-up
  • Monitor the MEAL strategy implementation to ensure it remains relevant, and adapt whenever necessary
  • Integrate in a complex, challenging context externally and internally



  • University degree in related sector (programme management, development, humanitarian studies)


  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation, accountability and Learning, including experience in coordination.
  • Experience in supporting emergency response in tense security context and remote setting.
  • Experience in the Middle East is highly appreciated

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Solid knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, accountability and Learning
  • Good knowledge of Information management
  • Excellent communication
  • Excellent abilities to coordinate with people of different sectors/departments
  • Full English proficiency
  • Knowledge of Arabic would be appreciated

Soft skills and spirit:

  • Essential: Highly diplomatic with excellent political awareness and understanding
  • Essential: Demonstrate personal and professional integrity in all interactions
  • Essential: Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Essential: Be prepared to travel to implementation sites as required


  • Full English proficiency
  • Knowledge of Arabic would be appreciated


A salaried position: starting from 2640 euros gross per month (2400€ + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly per diem of 700 USD a month. Please note that salary is not negotiable with SI.

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 SI).

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.

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Accommodation will be in SI guesthouse.

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.

How to apply:

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