Solidarités International

Desired start date: ASAP Duration of the mission: 3 months Location: all bases


In Venezuela, people are faced with hyperinflation, struggle to find necessities, lack of medicines and access to medical services in addition to a rise in crime rates. Many Colombians, formerly settled in Venezuela have decided to go back home while many Venezuelans chose to migrate to major cities in Colombia or to transit through them during their journey to other countries in the region. They walk along the roads, often with no means or possessions. One of the main routes for those travelling to Bogotá or Medellín goes through Bucaramanga. Walkers called the Caminantes use this road every day.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL (SI) is operational in Colombia since October 2019. The mission is currently working on reinforcing WASH, Shelter, NFI, humanitarian transport in the shelters (refugios) and points of attention along the routes between Cucuta and Bucaramanga and in Arauca and Casanare (Yopal). Venezuelans are walking along this route aiming at reaching one of Colombia’s major cities or a third country. They are very vulnerable at this stage and SI respond, together with PUI and LWF, access to basic services along the route.

The Colombian mission is currently limited in size with two bases of operation in Bucaramanga and Yopal and sub-base in Pamplona. The Colombian mission is currently limited in size with two bases of operation in Bucaramanga and Yopal and sub-base in Pamplona. The base has grown up to more than 109 national staffs and 13 international staff.


Under the direct supervision of the CD, the Safeguarding and PSEAH Specialist will :

  • Effectively analyze risks related to the safeguarding of vulnerable individuals and specifically PEAHS in all supported points of attention. Ensure those risks can be monitored on a daily basis on the mission.
  • Support SI teams in implementing effective mitigation measures against safeguarding risks and more specifically sexual abuse, harassment, or exploitation in all supported points of attention.
  • Train and reinforce capacity of SI teams and all stakeholders of SI activities in Columbia on SEAH, Fraud and SI code of ethics and conduct
  • Establish PSEAH focal points in all SI offices
  • Be the mission focal point for handling sensitive complaint and will be designated as sensitive complaint investigator upon CD’s mandate.
  • Reinforcing local survivor referral systems
  • Develop key messages sensitization material for beneficiary communities on Solidarités International’s Code of Ethics and Conduct and PSEAH policy
  • Recruit and train a local employee dedicated to safeguarding and PSEAH within SI activities.



Advanced degree in social work, International Human Rights, humanitarian and development project management or other relevant field of study preferred


  • At least 1 year international experience in managing project(s) addressing Protection prevention and response
  • Experience in capacity building of teams and representation
  • Previous experience with SI is a plus
  • Previous experience in the context of intervention is a plus

Technical skill and competence:

  • Sound knowledge of standards and guidelines for Protection and CP programming and coordination as well as guidance on prevention of SEAH and Fraud
  • Practical knowledge of the different approaches for Protection work (integration and mainstreaming)
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
  • Knowledge on project management and PCM
  • Knowledge on information management of Protection data
  • Training and capacity building skills
  • MS office

Personal quality:

  • Capacity to adapt to strong security constraints.
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to confront and discuss sensitive issues with respect
  • Strong coordination skills with proven ability to work across multiple technical areas simultaneously, supporting and mentoring multiple staff members
  • Profound cross-cultural awareness
  • Ability to work in autonomy and strong sense of initiative;
  • Good resistance to stress and pressure;
  • Good organizational skills;

Language: Good written and spoken Spanish


A salaried post:

According to experience, starting from 1800euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 750 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.


The security context is stable in this part of Colombia. Besides usual criminal risks (existing in the country generally), the social context is tense with some of the local communities that feel pressured by arrival of Venezuelans and those who help them. This balance and necessary dialogue is a key to understand the context dynamics and adapt the response to Venezuelans needs but also to local communities’ perceptions and vulnerabilities. The context of living in Bogota is good although criminality is increasing. The programs being multisectoral and implemented with several partners (PUI – Health, LWF – protection and local organizations), the coordination is key.

In other countries of intervention where the coordinator will be deployed, the criminality is to be taken very seriously and higher restrictions in terms of movements, lodging and No Go areas are in place.

SI is also very strong in terms of external coordination and is co-lead of the coordination of the humanitarian response on the route through the Caminantes Working Group and is at the forefront of negotiations with local, departmental and national authorities in the area of intervention.

How to apply

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