Solidarités International

Desired start date: 1st March 2024
Duration of the mission: 2 months
Location: Caracas


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.


Present and operational in Venezuela since the end of 2019, Solidarites International initially started working in Caracas, but later launched water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) activities in the city of Barquisimeto, Lara state. We expanded then interventions to the states of Falcón and Sucre. In 2021, Food Security and Livelihoods activities started also in Barquisimeto. Since then, operations grew steadily in the states of Falcón and Sucre. Although projects today are focused on WaSH, we are progressively developing protection and health components and planning to extend in new intervention areas such as Bolivar, Tucupita, Tachira and Apure.
Ongoing projects: ECHO , Centre de Crise et de Soutien
Ongoing proposals: CDCS (as Cost Eextension of the ongoing project) – Sucre, BHA in new areas of intervention (Bolivar and Delta Amacuro), ECHO (MdM as lead of the consortium) – Falcon, CIAA – Falcon, SOLIDAE (Mairie de Paris) – Falcon.


General objective:

As part of the coordination team and reporting to the Country Director, the Grant Manager is the mission’s focal point on ensuring accountability to donors. He/she is in charge of:

  • Contributing to the mission’s strategic development
  • Monitoring and identifying funding opportunities in line with SI country and global strategy
  • Overseeing compilation of timely and high quality proposals, reports
  • Monitoring compliance with donor procedures throughout the grant cycle and building capacity of staff on internal accountability tools and donor procedures
  • Proactively following-up on donor contractual obligations, and ensuring contractual obligations are known and understood by relevant departments / Centralizing relevant documentation for external audits and audit report archiving.

The main challenges:

  • Translation from Spanish to French or English is time consumming
  • Base teams need to be regurlarly trained on reporting and donor accountability
  • Cross-checking of project documentation must be done thoroughly by the GM
  • Lack of MEAL capacities on the mission
  • New staff ariving at key positions which implies loss of history.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Proposals and reporting: coordinate the teams to provide feedback to MdM on ECHO proposal based on ECHO’s first round of feedback, to PUI on BHA proposal / coordinate the development of the CDCS proposal / coordinate and consolidate the final report for ECHO project with COOPI.
  • Donor engagement: meet with donors and partners / update Annex 5
  • Audit: coordinate with HQ focal point to get overview of audits to come / documentation on finished BHA project will have to be centralized for BHA annual audit of July 2024.
  • Partnerships: launch discussions with CD and coordinators (Prog Coo, Field Coos) on partnerhship strategy/action points for the mission.


Education / academic background

Graduate degree and/or post-graduate degree in Public Health, Project management, international development and/or social sciences; or equivalent field experience in humanitarian

Specific skills and experience:

  • 3-4 years experience in the humanitarian sector
  • A first experience on a similar position
  • Proposal and report writing
  • Knowledge of humanitarian donors and their requirements
  • Training capacities
  • Translation capacities
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Pro-activity and autonomy
  • Solution-oriented


  • Spanish
  • English
  • French


A salaried position:

According to experience, starting from EUR 2310 gross per month (2100 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 750.

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.

Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds 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.


  • Individual, comfortable room in the guesthouse, with electricity 24/7.
  • Internet and Phone network available
  • Restaurants and international food are available

Living conditions in Caracas are very good with an easy access to a wide range of restaurants, cafes…

The security context is complex in Venezuela but is overall considered as calm with, however. criminal risks in specific areas. The authorities have a strong presence throughout the country and are very wary about international organizations. It is important to remain calm and to ensure good communication. The context of living in Carcas is good. It will be necessary to remain vigilant to the good respect of security rules especially while travelling to remote areas and/or specific areas of thats zones.
Nonetheless, within the limitation of the safety minimum requirements, one can easily enjoy living in Caracas, week-ends and/or vacations in other areas including specific mountain cities, beaches and nature. There is a vibrant expatriate community in the zone.


Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

To learn more about Sl:

Solidarités International (SI) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme – qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.

Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of abuse, notably acts of SEAH.

Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will ever ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.

How to apply

Deadline: 22 Mar 2024

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