Desired start date: 16/10/2023
Duration of the mission: 6 months, with potential extension
Location: Syria Mission, Based in Amman – Jordan
SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI’s interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers – intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.
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 response to informal 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, GIZ.
The Coordination team is based in Amman (Jordan). The Northwest operation is managed from Amman and the operational base is located in Azaz (Aleppo governorate). In the Northeast, the operations are managed from Hassakeh and Raqqa.
About the job
General objectives and the main task:
The MEAL coordinator contributes to the development of Solidarités International strategy by proposing a sector-based strategy in the field of MEAL and IM.
He/she specifically guarantees the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches and ensures the appropriateness of MEAL and IM activities and general SI objectives to the needs of the local populations.
He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of MEAL programs implemented in the intervention country.
H/she coordinates the Information Management unit and is in charge of providing required technical and strategic support on IM-related activities.
He/she contributes to the process of capitalization and the improvement of Solidarités International methods and techniques in the field of MEAL.
List of main Tasks:
Implement the MEAL strategy.
Develop the MEAL team capacities with techniques and new methodologies.
Confirm the relevance of any assessments carried out.
Coordination, technical support and operational monitoring
Reporting / communication / representation
Specific stakes and challenges:
3 Field Offices with independent Programmatic Strategies to support on MEAL from a purely technical perspective.
Specificities of each base, different SOPs and standard applicable accordingly
Necessity to ensure buy-in and ownership on MEAL protocols (roles & responsibilities, processes, tools) at a significant distance.
Priorities for the 2/3 first months:
Monitor the MEAL strategy implementation in relation to immediate donor guidelines whilst also ensuring it remains relevant, and adapt whenever necessary.
Ensure the appropriate MEAL plans are developed for implementation in 2024.
Support the onboarding of new staff and structural changes at Coordination and Field Level.
Integrate in a complex, challenging context externally and internally.
Number of persons under direct management: 2 (MEAL Volunteer (TBR), Mission MEAL Manager (TBR) – (in Amman)
Number of persons under functional management: 3 (MEAL Managers) – (in the bases)
University degree in related sector (programme management, development, humanitarian studies)
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.
Excellent analytical and writing skills.
Solid knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, accountability and Learning
Solid understanding of information management systems
Good knowledge of Information management
Excellent abilities to coordinate with people of different sectors/departments.
Full English proficiency
Knowledge of Arabic would be appreciated.
SI will offer you
A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 2600 euros gross per month ( + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 785 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 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.
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.
In Amman, security risks are extremely low and restrictions are very limited.
Field visit: Security inside NES is volatile and justifies specific arrangements for accommodation and displacements 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.
Living conditions in Amman are very good and staffs have 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.
Accommodation will be in SI guesthouses which are spacious and very comfortable. The position is open for potential family posting depending on profile and experience.
The perdiem rate is 785 USD a month.
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.
For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/
How to apply
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