Website Solidarités International

  • Job number: SRH04848
  • Domaine de competence: Other
  • Statut: Salarié
  • Type de poste: Overseas missions
  • Country: Syria
  • Contract Type: Short term contract


Desired start date: 01/08/22
Duration of the mission:
 6 months
Location: Amman

Mission: 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. This position is 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 challenging context 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


General objective:

Proposal Development and Grant Management:

  • Acts as focal point for assigned grants.
  • Coordinates and monitors the planning for concept notes, proposals, and reports.
  • Compiles contributions from relevant departments and implementing partners and drafts high quality concept notes and proposals. Reviews, proofreads and finalizes proposal narratives before submission to HQ, checking compliance with internal and donor requirements in close consultation with the Coordinator.
  • Finalizes interim and final narrative and financial reports (as needed) before submission to HQ or donor.
  • Contributes to reviewing terms and conditions with donors or prime recipients before signature.
  • Facilitates kick-off meetings to disseminate contractual obligations to all relevant staff.
  • Coordinates and facilitates grant amendment requests.
  • Facilitates grant review and pre-closure meetings.

Donor Relations and internal and external communication:

  • Contribute to the CD/DCD’s representation with donors by providing briefing papers and accompanying meetings as requested.
  • Supports the Grant Coordinator and the Reporting/Communication Officer in providing content (articles, pictures) to donors and to HQ communication department.
  • When requested, support the development of communication materials (by the Reporting and Communication Officer) targeting donors and other external partners.


  • Provides support to staff on donor accountability and procedures.
  • Works closely with all relevant departments to proactively and regularly monitor programmatic compliance in accordance with donor requirements (progress against indicators, project schedule, facilitate project review meetings).
  • Monitors and disseminates deadlines for reporting, proposals and audits to all relevant staff.
  • When SI works with implementing partners the Grant Manager may provide input and support for sub-award agreements and the vetting process in close collaboration with the Coordinator.


Specific skills and experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience managing humanitarian grants, especially USAID/BHA, ECHO and UNOCHA.
  • Experience developing proposals with rigorous requirements and tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, learn quickly, and work independently in a fast-paced
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to effectively liaise with a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment and across various time zones
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work both independently and cooperatively with team members
  • Good stress management
  • Prior experience in Middle East an asset



  • To speak Levantine Arabic and/or French would be an asset
  • Excellent English skills (written, spoken and read) is mandatory


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 in Amman are very good and staff has 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.

Security inside Northeast Syria is volatile and justifies specific arrangements for accommodation and movement 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.

In Erbil (Iraq) where there will be occasional travel to access NES, security levels are good, restrictions are mainly related to obtaining visas for international staff, which can take some weeks.


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

CV only applications will not be considered.

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