Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Organization: Solidarités International
Closing date: 21 Jun 2022

Desired start date: 15/07/2022**
Duration of the mission:** 6 months with possible extension

Location: Syria – NES – RAQQA (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

General objectives:

Supervise all MEAL and IM activities and responsibilities of the Raqqa operations;
Manage, monitor and build capacity of MEAL members in MEAL technical areas including areas with specific support to projects and programs.;
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…)
Contribute to promote collaborative learning for the project and base program:
Provides support training of program teams within his/her fields of expertise
Contributes to institutional knowledge building and improvement of MEAL methods and techniques
Closely supervise FCRM mechanisms to support projects including analysis and reporting
In collaboration with MEAL Coordinator and together with project managers, work on reporting templates and reporting following reporting schedule.**

Specific tasks and challenges

Important volume of work
Challenging environment of intervention with high security constraint
Systematic inclusion of MEAL activities into each program

Priorities for the 2/3 first months

MEAL dept. management and capacity building
Participate in revision and new proposal development expected in the coming months. With major focus on sectoral need assessments, beneficiary breakdowns, logical framework and MEAL plans etc.
Contribute to the action plans from MEAL strategy implementation (with a strong focus on accountability and learning)
Perform post monitoring/ distribution surveys, analysis and reporting
Contribute to kick-off meetings for the new projects.
Contribute to Market Based Approach and Economic Recovery and Market System Programming approach for project in Raqqa
Ensure efficient communication flows towards implementation teams to ensure MEAL outputs are integrated in programming

YOUR PROFILE

Education:

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

Experience:

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

Technical skills

Excellent command in writing and editing documents in English
Strong data design and analysis skills essential (Pack office, project & database software) and database management
Development of quality MEAL documents such Terms of references, analysis and reporting for baseline, endline surveys, post distribution surveys and Need assessments etc.
Previous exposure to Mobile Data Collection systems and information management, communication for development solutions including mapping
Good management skills required, as sometimes the management of the team will have to be done remotely.
Experience in managing quantitative and qualitative surveys.
Ability to organize training and lead meeting

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.

Living Conditions: 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.

How to apply:

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

https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?id=PULFK026203F3VBQB6G8N8NX4&nPostingTargetID=70932

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/

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