SYRIA – FSL COORDINATOR (H/F) – AMMAN

Solidarités International

JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Job number: SRH04552
  • Domaine de competence: Food security
  • Statut: Salarié
  • Type de poste: Overseas missions
  • Country: Syria
  • Contract Type: Short term contract

ABOUT THE MISSION

Desired start date: ASAP

Duration of the mission: 6 months

Location: Amman

 

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) has been working in Syria since 2012. The mission employs nearly 300 national staff, and 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. NWS programs are remotely managed and provide WASH and NFI/Winterization support to affected populations.

Type and content of programSyria mission is dedicated to work in areas recently and in challenging contexts to provide lifesaving activities to the population affected by the conflict. A turn from lifesaving activities to more post-emergency/development has also been undertaken.

 

Main current activities are related to:

  • Lifesaving
    • Wash – emergency package in IDPs settlements
    • Distribution of NFIs and MPCA
  • More sustainable activities:
    • individuals’ houses rehabilitations, rehabilitation of schools
    • Institutional rehabilitations and support: Water stations rehabilitations, capacity building of the Water Department, rehabilitation of irrigations systems and infrastructures
    • FSL, composed of an agricultural support to farmers/production system and of livelihoods activities including MPCA and ERMS.

 

Additionally, SI has some contingency and capacity to respond to emergencies in all NES.

ABOUT THE JOB (1/2)

General objective:

The Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator main missions are (i) to oversee the development and delivery of Solidarités International food security and livelihood strategy and programs, (ii) to guarantee the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches, (III) monitoring and analyzing the food security and livelihoods situation in Syria (IV) contributes to the process of capitalization and the improvement of Solidarités International methods and techniques in the field of FSL.

  • Strategic orientation in the field of FSL
  • Assess Relevance and quality of projects
  • Coordination, technical support and operational monitoring
  • Capitalization on procedures and tools in the field of FSL
  • Personnel management and capacity building of FSL teams in Syria
  • Reporting / communication / representation

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Contribute to and update the mission FSL strategy, ensuring its relevance to humanitarian needs and its coherence with the mission strategy =priority in Hassakeh area but as well (probably a bit later) in NWS
  • Develop strategic partnership with humanitarian and development NGOs/associations (local and international), and any stakeholder that might be relevant for the implementation of quality interventions in the region;
  • Monitor and analyze the FSL sector and donors’ strategies for FSL activities and determine which donor to target in priority
  • Propose new FSL activities and/or elaborate proposals.

 

Responsibilities and main activities:

Strategic orientation

  • Maintain and update a sector-based strategy in accordance with SI’s policies and priorities for the intervention country.
  • Propose and organize diagnostic missions in the field of FSL
  • Support the Deputy Country Director for Programs in the monitoring and analysis of the FSL sector and the analysis of donors’ strategies for FSL activities
  • Be the driving force for putting new FSL activities into place.
  • Participate in the development of a regional strategy along with the FSL regional advisor for middle East

 

Relevance and quality of projects

  • Confirm the relevance of any assessments carried out
  • Propose and organize evaluation missions
  • Support the program managers in setting up a technical approach and assessing the financial, human, and logistical elements of programs to be implemented.
  • Approve the technical approaches and aspects of projects for FSL activities
  • Ensure that all FSL programs are implemented respecting Solidarités International annual operational strategy, technical requirements, and the criteria stipulated by financial backers.
  • Ensure the relevance and consistency of FSL programs vis-à-vis the needs of the local populations.
  • Ensure that the programs under his/her supervision achieve the required results
  • Ensure that work meets sustainability requirements and that established norms and standards are respected
  • Develop the FSL team capacities with techniques and new methodologies

 

 

 

ABOUT THE JOB (2/2)

Coordination, technical support and operational monitoring

  • Ensure that resources from the Tool Box are used correctly in the management of the FSL project cycle.
  • Ensure that the planning and monitoring timetable is consolidated / validated
  • Approve the quality criteria and performance indicators of FSL programs proposed by the program managers.
  • Ensure that monitoring indicators are in place and relevant
  • With the coordination team, take part in the monthly review of programs (budgetary, operational, logistical…)
  • Provide support and advice to the logistical service for the purchase of specific materials for FSL activity
  • Provide a technical and methodological support to program managers for implementation of FSL activities
  • Supervise and support the FSL program managers, monitor and evaluate FSL activities implemented
  • Propose the reorientation of FSL activities according to changing context and indicators

 

Capitalization

  • Ensure that Solidarités International’s capitalization tools are correctly used and disseminated throughout HQ (technical unit and desks)
  • Participate in the centralization and dissemination of procedures, guides and tools linked to FSL activities
  • Propose improvements to existing tools
  • Form a network of FSL experts, develop technical partnerships with others actors in this sector of the intervention zone and regularly keep the technical unit informed of this
  • In coordination with the technical unit, capitalize on the intervention methods and techniques, and on the experiences acquired by Solidarités International and others actors in this activity field
  • Ensure that handover reports are written by all program managers before the end of their contract and that these are sent to headquarters

 

Personnel management

  • In conjunction with HQ HR, define the prerequisites for FSL position openings and adapt existing criteria if necessary.
  • Welcome and brief expatriates working on FSL programs
  • Identify training requirements within the FSL team and the resources available in the work area
  • Implement technical training in line with operational needs identified by training requirements
  • Lead workshops, coordination meetings and/or technical exchange programs
  • Evaluate and assess the performance of collaborators under his/her direct supervision
  • Actively participate in the organization of regional technical weeks and compiling reports of these work sessions
  • Supervise adherence to security regulations by personnel under his/her supervision

 

Reporting / communication / representation

  • Support the Country Director with fundraising and the negotiation and examination of project proposals relating to his/her activity
  • Convey information to the relevant authorities on security matters or any event having a possible consequence on Solidarités International activities and the security of the teams.
  • Consolidate FSL activity reports and supervise the preparation annexes linked to FSL activities for reports and/or financial donors
  • Ensure that all reports are delivered on time and in the correct format
  • Validate technical expertise reports
  • In conjunction with the Country Director, establish and maintain a communication network and good relations with local/government authorities, financial donors representatives, UN agencies and other international agencies
  • Ensure that SI is represented at all meetings or forums concerning FSL activities

YOUR PROFILE

Specific skills and experience:

Education:

  • Master’s degree in a field related to Project Management, Development studies, micro business management
  • Technical livelihoods expertise acquired by a specific degree or professional trainings

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years with INGO in Humanitarian Project Management including LLH, with at least the management of one program specifically linked to income-generation activities, micro business and entrepreneurial approaches
  • Experience in implementing cash-based interventions
  • Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable groups; in volatile context
  • Demonstrated results with conflict-sensitive and adaptive livelihoods activities
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building support
  • Experience in Donor relations

 

Technical skills

  • Strong technical background in the field of market assessment and analysis approaches
  • Strong computer skills essential and working knowledge of Mobile Data Collection systems (e.g., Kobo or ONA)
  • Experience with Community Engagement principles and approaches
  • Experience with to an evidence- and needs-based approach
  • Data analysis and management (quantitative and qualitative)

 

Soft skills:

  • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal English
  • 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

 

 

Language:

English : Fluent

Arabic : Could be an asset

French : Could be an asset

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 2640 euros gross per month (2400 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly)
and a monthly Per Diem of 785 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 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.

 

LIVING CONDITIONS:

Living conditions in Amman are very good with access to a wide range of restaurants, cafes. Most products (food, clothing…) are easily accessible in Amman.

Accommodation will be in SI guesthouses which are spacious and very comfortable.

The perdiem rate for Amman is 785 USD a month

In Amman, security risks are extremely low and restrictions are very limited. The FSL Coordinator will be requested to travel regularly to the field where security levels can vary according to the different geographical locations and the changes of context

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. 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/

JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Job number: SRH04552
  • Domaine de competence: Food security
  • Statut: Salarié
  • Type de poste: Overseas missions
  • Country: Syria
  • Contract Type: Short term contract

ABOUT THE MISSION

Desired start date: ASAP

Duration of the mission: 6 months

Location: Amman

 

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) has been working in Syria since 2012. The mission employs nearly 300 national staff, and 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. NWS programs are remotely managed and provide WASH and NFI/Winterization support to affected populations.

Type and content of programSyria mission is dedicated to work in areas recently and in challenging contexts to provide lifesaving activities to the population affected by the conflict. A turn from lifesaving activities to more post-emergency/development has also been undertaken.

 

Main current activities are related to:

  • Lifesaving
    • Wash – emergency package in IDPs settlements
    • Distribution of NFIs and MPCA
  • More sustainable activities:
    • individuals’ houses rehabilitations, rehabilitation of schools
    • Institutional rehabilitations and support: Water stations rehabilitations, capacity building of the Water Department, rehabilitation of irrigations systems and infrastructures
    • FSL, composed of an agricultural support to farmers/production system and of livelihoods activities including MPCA and ERMS.

 

Additionally, SI has some contingency and capacity to respond to emergencies in all NES.

ABOUT THE JOB (1/2)

General objective:

The Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator main missions are (i) to oversee the development and delivery of Solidarités International food security and livelihood strategy and programs, (ii) to guarantee the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches, (III) monitoring and analyzing the food security and livelihoods situation in Syria (IV) contributes to the process of capitalization and the improvement of Solidarités International methods and techniques in the field of FSL.

  • Strategic orientation in the field of FSL
  • Assess Relevance and quality of projects
  • Coordination, technical support and operational monitoring
  • Capitalization on procedures and tools in the field of FSL
  • Personnel management and capacity building of FSL teams in Syria
  • Reporting / communication / representation

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Contribute to and update the mission FSL strategy, ensuring its relevance to humanitarian needs and its coherence with the mission strategy =priority in Hassakeh area but as well (probably a bit later) in NWS
  • Develop strategic partnership with humanitarian and development NGOs/associations (local and international), and any stakeholder that might be relevant for the implementation of quality interventions in the region;
  • Monitor and analyze the FSL sector and donors’ strategies for FSL activities and determine which donor to target in priority
  • Propose new FSL activities and/or elaborate proposals.

 

Responsibilities and main activities:

Strategic orientation

  • Maintain and update a sector-based strategy in accordance with SI’s policies and priorities for the intervention country.
  • Propose and organize diagnostic missions in the field of FSL
  • Support the Deputy Country Director for Programs in the monitoring and analysis of the FSL sector and the analysis of donors’ strategies for FSL activities
  • Be the driving force for putting new FSL activities into place.
  • Participate in the development of a regional strategy along with the FSL regional advisor for middle East

 

Relevance and quality of projects

  • Confirm the relevance of any assessments carried out
  • Propose and organize evaluation missions
  • Support the program managers in setting up a technical approach and assessing the financial, human, and logistical elements of programs to be implemented.
  • Approve the technical approaches and aspects of projects for FSL activities
  • Ensure that all FSL programs are implemented respecting Solidarités International annual operational strategy, technical requirements, and the criteria stipulated by financial backers.
  • Ensure the relevance and consistency of FSL programs vis-à-vis the needs of the local populations.
  • Ensure that the programs under his/her supervision achieve the required results
  • Ensure that work meets sustainability requirements and that established norms and standards are respected
  • Develop the FSL team capacities with techniques and new methodologies

 

 

 

ABOUT THE JOB (2/2)

Coordination, technical support and operational monitoring

  • Ensure that resources from the Tool Box are used correctly in the management of the FSL project cycle.
  • Ensure that the planning and monitoring timetable is consolidated / validated
  • Approve the quality criteria and performance indicators of FSL programs proposed by the program managers.
  • Ensure that monitoring indicators are in place and relevant
  • With the coordination team, take part in the monthly review of programs (budgetary, operational, logistical…)
  • Provide support and advice to the logistical service for the purchase of specific materials for FSL activity
  • Provide a technical and methodological support to program managers for implementation of FSL activities
  • Supervise and support the FSL program managers, monitor and evaluate FSL activities implemented
  • Propose the reorientation of FSL activities according to changing context and indicators

 

Capitalization

  • Ensure that Solidarités International’s capitalization tools are correctly used and disseminated throughout HQ (technical unit and desks)
  • Participate in the centralization and dissemination of procedures, guides and tools linked to FSL activities
  • Propose improvements to existing tools
  • Form a network of FSL experts, develop technical partnerships with others actors in this sector of the intervention zone and regularly keep the technical unit informed of this
  • In coordination with the technical unit, capitalize on the intervention methods and techniques, and on the experiences acquired by Solidarités International and others actors in this activity field
  • Ensure that handover reports are written by all program managers before the end of their contract and that these are sent to headquarters

 

Personnel management

  • In conjunction with HQ HR, define the prerequisites for FSL position openings and adapt existing criteria if necessary.
  • Welcome and brief expatriates working on FSL programs
  • Identify training requirements within the FSL team and the resources available in the work area
  • Implement technical training in line with operational needs identified by training requirements
  • Lead workshops, coordination meetings and/or technical exchange programs
  • Evaluate and assess the performance of collaborators under his/her direct supervision
  • Actively participate in the organization of regional technical weeks and compiling reports of these work sessions
  • Supervise adherence to security regulations by personnel under his/her supervision

 

Reporting / communication / representation

  • Support the Country Director with fundraising and the negotiation and examination of project proposals relating to his/her activity
  • Convey information to the relevant authorities on security matters or any event having a possible consequence on Solidarités International activities and the security of the teams.
  • Consolidate FSL activity reports and supervise the preparation annexes linked to FSL activities for reports and/or financial donors
  • Ensure that all reports are delivered on time and in the correct format
  • Validate technical expertise reports
  • In conjunction with the Country Director, establish and maintain a communication network and good relations with local/government authorities, financial donors representatives, UN agencies and other international agencies
  • Ensure that SI is represented at all meetings or forums concerning FSL activities

YOUR PROFILE

Specific skills and experience:

Education:

  • Master’s degree in a field related to Project Management, Development studies, micro business management
  • Technical livelihoods expertise acquired by a specific degree or professional trainings

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years with INGO in Humanitarian Project Management including LLH, with at least the management of one program specifically linked to income-generation activities, micro business and entrepreneurial approaches
  • Experience in implementing cash-based interventions
  • Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable groups; in volatile context
  • Demonstrated results with conflict-sensitive and adaptive livelihoods activities
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building support
  • Experience in Donor relations

 

Technical skills

  • Strong technical background in the field of market assessment and analysis approaches
  • Strong computer skills essential and working knowledge of Mobile Data Collection systems (e.g., Kobo or ONA)
  • Experience with Community Engagement principles and approaches
  • Experience with to an evidence- and needs-based approach
  • Data analysis and management (quantitative and qualitative)

 

Soft skills:

  • Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal English
  • 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

 

 

Language:

English : Fluent

Arabic : Could be an asset

French : Could be an asset

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 2640 euros gross per month (2400 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly)
and a monthly Per Diem of 785 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 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.

 

LIVING CONDITIONS:

Living conditions in Amman are very good with access to a wide range of restaurants, cafes. Most products (food, clothing…) are easily accessible in Amman.

Accommodation will be in SI guesthouses which are spacious and very comfortable.

The perdiem rate for Amman is 785 USD a month

In Amman, security risks are extremely low and restrictions are very limited. The FSL Coordinator will be requested to travel regularly to the field where security levels can vary according to the different geographical locations and the changes of context

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. 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/

To apply for this job please visit www.solidarites.org.


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