Desired start date: 01/07/2021
Duration of the mission: 6 months with possible extension (pending confirmed funding)
Location: Syria – NES – Amuda (location of GH)
ABOUT THE MISSION…
Solidarites International (SI) has been working in Syria since 2012. The mission counts about 230 national staff, more than 40 expatriates, and has a 25 million EUR budget forecasted for 2021. There are 3 implementing offices in Syria (2 in North East Syria/NES, 1 in North West Syria/NWS) with the coordination based in Amman - Jordan.
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.
Syria mission is dedicated to work in areas recently opened and in challenging contexts. A turn from lifesaving activities to more post-emergency/development has also been undertaken.
There are 9 expatriates and 82 national employees on the base and main current activities are related to:
Wash (water distribution and rehabilitation, latrines and showers, waste management, hygiene promotion) in IDP settlements
Distribution of essential in kind NFI and cash (wash, shelter, winterization) for vulnerable populations.
The program includes as well a great part of more “durable” activities as Water stations and network rehabilitations and institutional rehabilitations (hospitals, schools).
Additionally, SI has a contingency and capacity to respond to emergencies in all NES and has been responding to the COVID-19 crisis (some specifically dedicated grants are ongoing).
ABOUT THE JOB
Supervise all MEAL activities and responsibilities of the Hasakeh operations;
Manage, monitor and train the members of the MEAL team;
Contributes to the centralization and harmonization of MEAL tools and processes on the area of intervention, under the lead of MEAL Coordinator
Provides a methodological support to all program teams on technical questions linked to MEAL and cross-cutting issues such as: design of M&E plan, quantitative and qualitative data collection, measure of indicators, complaint response mechanism, do no harm analysis etc.
In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator, looks over the quality and relevance of internal monitoring and evaluation activities, recommendations and analysis produced by his/her department (studies, maps…)
Provides support training of program teams within his/her fields of expertise
Contributes to institutional knowledge building and improvement of MEAL methods and techniques
Work in close collaboration with the IM department
Under the responsibility of MEAL Coo follow MEAL mission strategy
Specific tasks and challenges
Important volume of work
Challenging environment of intervention with high security constraint
Systematic inclusion of MEAL activities into each program
Relatively new MEAL team
Priorities for the 2/3 first months:
MEAL dept. management and capacity building
Contribute to the MEAL strategy implementation (with a strong focus on accountability)
Ensure efficient communication flows towards implementation teams to ensure MEAL outputs are integrated in programming
Engage in team’s capacity building
Current team set up if the Hasakeh MEAL Team (5 staffs): 1 Deputy, 1 Supervisor (under recruitment), 5 Officers including a FCRM officer.
Bachelor degree in a field related to Project Management, Development studies, Economics, Social science, Political sciences, International relations or equivalent
Education or training in data management and/or data analysis is desirable
Minimum 3 years with INGO in Humanitarian Project Management including MEAL
Previous experience with SI being a plus.
Experience in HR management
Experience in a volatile security context highly appreciated
Excellent communication and drafting skills for effective reporting in English
Strong computer skills essential (Back office, project & database software, Power BI a plus)
Working knowledge of Mobile Data Collection systems (e.g., Kobo or ONA)
Experience in communication with communities and implementation of accountability mechanisms
Ability to organize training and lead meetings
Capacity building to local teams is paramount for the position
Data analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
Technical experience in using GIS software (primarily QGIS) is an asset
Soft skills and spirit:
Respect/compliance of security rules;
Flexibility and ability to adapt to cultural habits;
Adaptability towards changing work environment and possible volatile security situation;
Stress management skills: ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, with peaks of heavy workloads;
Team player, capacity to give a positive dynamic
Problem solving capacities
Acceptance towards being challenged by skilled national staff
SI WILL OFFER YOU
A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 1800 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly i.e. 1980 euros gross per month) and valorization according to experience (+100€/year of humanitarian experience on an equivalent position and +50€/year of humanitarian experience on a non-equivalent position)
and a monthly Per Diem of 700 USD.
SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.
Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 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 months (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités).
To these break periods, it is necessary to add the granting of one additional rest day per month worked, i.e. 12 days in addition for a one-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.
The candidate will be based in North East Syria and share his/her time between Amuda – her/his main location/guesthouse and the other bases/guesthouse to allow closer proximity to the sites of project implementation.
In Amuda base, living conditions are comfortable with some opportunities and places to socialize. In the operational bases, living conditions are more basic with less opportunities and places to socialize, as well as some individual movements’ restrictions.
COVID 19 :
Solidarités International recommends vaccination against Covid-19, using WHO approved vaccines. If possible, the vaccination should be done before departure in order to reduce the logistical constraints once on the ground.
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
For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/