Field Coordinator - Northwest Syria

Field Coordinator - Northwest Syria

Solidarites International

Amman, Jordan

SI is looking for a Field Coordinator, based in Amman and supervising our activities in Northwest Syria.

Under guidance of the Country Director and in close collaboration with the Country Office (CO), the Field Coordinator is responsible for the leading SI’s operational strategy in Northwest Syria, consisting today in an integrated WASH response, as well as NFI and winterization components (hygiene kits & top ups, kitchen kits, new arrivals Kits and emergency shelter kits).

This role will be crucial in continuing the development of SI’s access strategy in this very hard-to-reach area, affected by both long-term displacement since the early stages of the crisis as well as ongoing tensions in the area.

Placed under the supervision of the Country Director, the Field Coordinator manages a team of 4 Managers (Administrator, Logistician, WASH Program Manager and MEAL Manager) and a total of 38 national staff.

Specific stakes and challenges

  • Strong access challenges, leading to semi-remote management of our activities from Amman;
  • Implementation with a local partner, thus requiring a sensitivity to capacity-building questions;
  • Volatile security situation;
  • Limited funding visibility;
  • Priorities for the 2/3 first months;
  • Work with the CO to ensure new funding opportunities, while following up the implementation of the activities on the field;
  • Ensure continuing security management in a highly dynamic and volatile environment;
  • Build relation with the local authorities to maintain access;
  • Follow up and development of emergency response activities, the case being;
  • Ensure liaison and close collaboration with our local partner.

Your profile

Diploma/education:

  • Post-graduate degree in humanitarian and/or development studies, social sciences, political sciences or similar field.

Experience:

  • Experience in managing emergency response activities;
  • Prior experience in remote management would be an asset;
  • Experience of working with or through partners;
  • Proven experience in liaising with Local authorities (including security forces representatives);
  • Previous experience in Middle East highly desirable;
  • Previous experience with SI is an asset.

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Strong management skills;
  • Strong representation and coordination skills;
  • Security management in volatile and armed conflict environment;
  • Speak fluent;
  • Knowledge of SI tools and processes is an asset.

Soft skills and spirit:

  • Ability and willingness to build up the capacity of its team;
  • Ability to work under pressure.

Languages:

  • Fluent English with excellent writing capacities is mandatory;
  • Levantine Arabic is highly desirable.

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