Syria- Deputy Country Director Program - Amman

  • Référence : SRH02988
  • Type de poste : Missions à l'etranger
  • Domaine de compétence : Coordination régionale / Chef de mission
  • Statut : Salarié
  • Pays : Syrie
  • Type de contrat : Salarié - CDD

About the mission ...

Desired start date: 01/03/2018
Duration of the mission: 6 months (with possible extension depending on funding)
Location:  Amman


The Coordination team is based in Amman (Jordan) with 6 expatriates and 3 National staff. The North West operation is managed from Amman with currently 5 expatriates and the operational base is located in Azaz (Aleppo governorate) with approximately 60 Syrian staff members. In the North East, in Kobane and Ayn Isa (Raqqa governorate) the intervention is managed by 5 expatriates with 25 staff members. A new base is being set up to start an response in Deir Ezzor governorate with a team of 4 expats.

The NES intervention is currently targeting Raqqa and Kobane districts through a WASH and NFI/Winterization support to displaced population and host communities. The NWS intervention in remote management is currently targeting Azaz district through a WASH, NFI/Winterization and FSL support to displaced population and host communities. The intervention is Deir Ezzor targeting IDPs and host communities currently address WASH and NFI needs. The current total budget of the mission is approximately 5,000,000 USD.

About the job...

 General objectives

- The Deputy CD is the leader of program development and proposal writing and is a key element on the definition of the mission strategy.

- The Deputy CD is in charge of the needs assessment and program design in accordance with the key challenges including humanitarian access.

- He/she will support the program managers during the implementation of the projects, their adjustments, the monitoring and the reporting.


Priorities for the 2/3 first months

- To support the program managers in launching the new activities and projects (UNICEF, ECHO);

- Develop the intervention strategy for Deir Ezzor based on needs and access issues;

- To monitor the development of the mission based on the findings of the humanitarian needs assessments;

- To participate to the different coordination mechanisms to better understand the needs and access issues;

- To support the Country Director in representation with donors for the funding of the mission interventions with a specific focus on FSL;


The main challenges of the position are:

- Following up several countries (Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Iraq) with very different contexts and constraints;

- Ensuring the quality of the programs in an extremely volatile security context (including interventions in remote management), while remaining in line with SI’s values and mandate

- Ensure strong communication and coordination with bases evolving in very different contexts;

- Potential increase of volume of operation in 2018 after a year 2017 also in expansion.



- Job technicity: The position wil bee the guarantor of interventions quality;

- Management: The Deputy CD will line manage the program team currently 1 MEAL coordinator (supervising an Information manager) and a reporting and communication officer. A WASH/emergency coordinator and partnership and capacity building manager will certainly be recruited pending on funding approval (ECHO). Currently, the mission has 4 WASH PMs and 1 FSL PM with potentially 2 additional PMs recruited;

- Analysis/strategy: Complex environment with multiple contexts, requiring an important intellectual flexibility;

- Writing/reporting: The position is the garantor of the quality of the mission deliverables;

- Security management: The incumbent will be involved in some security aspects related to staff safety and security.


Living conditions :

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 level is high in North East Syria justifying specific arrangements for accommodation and displacements in the areas of intervention.

In North West Syria security conditions have been worsening lately; there is no access for internationals and it is very unlikely to change in 2018.

In Amman, security levels are good and restrictions are very limited.

Your profile

- Knowledge and experience for major institutional donors, including: ECHO, OFDA, CDC, UN Agencies, etc;

- Diplomacy and coordination skills;

- Strong management and training/capacity-building skills and particularly capacities to provide distance technical support;

- Ability to professionally and appropriately represent the organization with a diverse range of civil society organizations, clusters and other international organizations

- Strong initiatives and improvisation capacities

- Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work both independently and cooperatively with team members

- Good stress management

- Display initiative with solid organizational and communication skills

- Prior experience in complex crisis

- Prior experience in Middle East an asset

- To speak Levantine Arabic would be an asset

- Fluent English (written, spoken and read)

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

Si will offer you

A salaried post: according to experience from 2100 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 700 USD.
From April 2018 onwards, an increase of 500 euros gross per month will be applied in relation with the revision of SI salary grid.

Accommodation and family package could be proposed.

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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Florent TURC, Recruitment and Follow-up officer