SYRIA – MEAL COORDINATOR (H/F) – AMMAN

Desired start date: 09/01/22

Duration of the mission: 6 months

Location: Amman

ABOUT THE MISSION…

Type and content of program: Syria mission is dedicated to work on recently opened and challenging areas to provide lifesaving activities to the population affected by the conflict. SI implements integrated programming both in North West and North East SYria, which include a response to first emergencies (emergency shelter programming, emergency WASH, etc.), to protracted crisis (response in NWS camps, WASH, shelter and basic needs informal response to settlements and host communities in NES), and more sustainable-oriented activities (high-scale rehabilitation of Water & irrigation infrastructure, support to livelihood, rehabilitation of schools and private houses, etc). Additionally, SI is leading a BHA-funded consortium providing public health-oriented response in the whole NES, together with three other international partners. Other donors supporting the mission are the following: ECHO, SCHF, Global Europe, CDCS, CIAA, SRTF.

The Coordination team is based in Amman (Jordan). The North West operation is managed from Amman and the operational base is located in Azaz (Aleppo governorate). In the North East, the operations are managed from Amuda/Hassakeh and Raqqa. The mission also has a limited team in Gaziantep (Turkey) working in low profile.

ABOUT THE JOB

General objective:

  • Lead Institutional Knowledge Building and improvement of MEAL methods and techniques
  • Provide a methodological support to all program teams on technical questions linked to MEAL and crosscutting issues such as: design of MEAL plan, quantitative and qualitative data collection, measure of indicators, Complaints Response Mechanism,
  • Look over the quality and relevance of internal monitoring and evaluation activities, recommendations and analysis produced by program teams
  • Ensures accountability is in line with the processes and strategy and adapted to the context
  • Leads internal and external evaluation processes

The main challenges:

  • Several Field Offices to support on MEAL with partial remote control
  • Necessity to ensure buy-in and ownership on MEAL protocols (roles & responsibilities, processes, tools) at distance

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Monitor the MEAL strategy implementation to ensure it remains relevant, and adapt whenever necessary
  • Integrate in a complex, challenging context externally and internally

YOUR PROFILE

Specific skills and experience:

Diploma/education:

  • University degree in related sector (programme management, development, humanitarian studies)

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in monitoring and evaluation, accountability and Learning, including experience in coordination.
  • Experience in supporting emergency response in tense security context and remote setting.
  • Experience in the Middle East is highly appreciated

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Solid knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, accountability and Learning
  • Good knowledge of Information management

Soft skills :

  • Essential: Highly diplomatic with excellent political awareness and understanding
  • Essential: Demonstrate personal and professional integrity in all interactions
  • Essential: Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Essential: Be prepared to travel to implementation sites as required

Languages:

  • Full English proficiency
  • Knowledge of Arabic would be appreciated

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 785USD

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 > ie 12 days in addition for a 1-year contract**.**

Social and medical covers: 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 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.

How to apply

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English through the following link : https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?id=PULFK026203F3VBQB6G8N8NX4&nPostingTargetID=72733

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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