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  • Job number: SRH05225
  • Area of expertise: Food Security & Livelihoods
  • Status: Employee
  • Position: Headquarters positions
  • Country: France
  • Contract Type: Short term contract

About the Mission…

Desired start date: ASAP
Duration of the mission: 09 Months contract
Location: Position based at home or at SI headquarters in Clichy (30% of the time) with frequent field trips (70%)

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

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I) During emergency field deployments (70% of the time)

During emergency deployments, the ERT Basic Needs (BN) Coordinator’s main tasks lie in conducting rapid needs assessments, analysis and prioritization of urgent BN response and managing the design, implementation and coordination of emergency BN interventions, or intervention in other sectors, according to the needs. The ERT BN Coordinator can also be deployed for training staff and for emergency related technical support missions. The length of deployment will vary according to the needs.

  1. Emergency Assessments
  • Conduct initial BN assessments in collaboration with SI Emergency Response Team (ERT) members, relevant stakeholders and affected populations; determine priorities and resources needed and propose immediate activities.
  • Participate to Assessment preparation, including Desk review and ToR drafting.
  • Analyze data and write assessment reports.
  • Participate to relevant cluster meetings, from HQ or in country of intervention of the ERT
  • Assess in-country resources and capacities (human, material and financial) for response with relevant staff and agencies.

2. Programme Design and Strategic Orientations

  • Together with ERT members, define the workplan, aims and objectives of the overall response program for SI in the country.
  • Design an appropriate response to the current emergency, taking into account needs and capacities of the targeted affected communities and local stakeholders.
  • Define an intervention strategy for BN sector or any other sector when relevant
  • In accordance with the field assessment, Select the more adapted intervention modalities and design the activities.
  • Design intervention modalities and activities taking full account of local conditions, resources, customs and cultural norms.
  • Ensure that protection and cross-cutting issues (such as gender, DRR, age, HIV/AIDS, environment, and sustainability) are integrated into the program design.
  • In collaboration with the ERT CD, develop letters of intent, concept papers, budgets and proposals in respect of the above. When required take part in the negotiation with donors.

3. Management / Implementation of the Emergency Response

  • Plan and manage BN or any emergency programs according to the needs, in collaboration with the ERT team and Desk team at HQ level as well as DOAP (Technical Department), and in coordination with other NGOs, UN agencies, affected populations and government bodies.
  • Identify project supply needs and coordinate with the logistics team to ensure materials arrive in good time. Financial provider selected and contracted according to SI requirement to ensure emergency response is timely delivered.
  • Hire and train a BN team (or emergency / other sector teams according to the needs ) that has the capacity to respond to the emergency and build up the capacity of the teams.
  • Manage all aspects of BN emergency and other emergency interventions and ensure that the activities implemented meet SI’s technical /quality standards as well as donors’ requirements.
  • Design and develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems for BN and other emergency.


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4. Reporting and External Coordination

  • Provide regular updates / reports about project progress, major change in context/activities and constraints met.
  • Ensure the timely writing of emergency BN project reports according to donors’ requirements.
  • Represent SI in relevant meetings and forums, including BN and CASH working group Cluster meetings. More generally, represent SI to NGO/UN/governmental bodies.
  • Respond to SI headquarters’ queries related to activities under his/her supervision.
  • Prepare handover reports or mission reports following each field deployment to ensure continuity of the BN/ emergency intervention under his / her responsibility

II) In SI Headquarter (30%)

In SI’s headquarters, the ERT BN Coordinator is in charge of supporting SI’s emergency preparedness and response strategy. He/She is also involved in SI’s internal knowledge building related to BN in emergencies as well as different support under the responsibilities of technical managers of the DOAP.

  1. Strategy & Preparedness
  • In collaboration with the Emergency Desk and ERT team members, take part in the development of the teams’ annual strategy.
  • Provide inputs and take part in debates/workshops related to the development of SI’s global Emergency Preparedness and Response strategy.
  • In collaboration with the Emergency Desk team and the technical department, develop an action plan for the improvement of SI’s Emergency Preparedness and Response capacity, in particular for the development of Tools to be used in emergency (MSA template and frame, assessment methodology etc. ) contingency plans; BN contingency stockpiles.
  • In collaboration with the Emergency Desk team and the technical department, develop training modules related to emergency BN.
  • Upon request, conduct training sessions related to emergency BN at HQ level and take part in the annual technical coordinators’ week in Paris.

2. Technical Support to SI missions

  • Responding to requests, of a technical and/or methodological nature, from BN Coordinators or BN Field Programme Managers or Desk Programme Managers, while facilitating the acquisition of knowledge and the provision of appropriate documentation and operational tools.;
  • Also by carrying out field missions according to precise Terms of Reference, during which the skills of the expatriate / local BN teams are reinforced, in agreement with the Desks and the mission. The type of missions included (without being limited):
  • Diagnosis and development of new BN programs;
  • Workshops for strategic reflection / capacity building / launching of new activities;
  • Strategic reflection workshops / capacity building / launching of new activities.
  • Project, impact, mid-term and final evaluations; and follow-up on recommendations ;
  • Ad hoc expert missions (depending on the RT’s expertise);

Your profile

  • Initial technical training in food security and livelihoods with significant experience in these areas.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of cash interventions.
  • At least 5 years of field experience in an NGO, particularly in emergency humanitarian response and in BN as a project manager or coordinator.
  • Analytical and organizational skills, ability to manage priorities
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and in tense security contexts
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Fluency in French and English (very good reading, writing and speaking skills)
  • Fluency in Spanish would be an asset

SI will offer you

  • 30% of the time: Home-based office position with frequent visits to the Solidarités International headquarters in Clichy la Garenne (Metro Mairie de Clichy)
  • 70% of the time: Field trips varying between 1 and 3 months for the vast majority.
  • 9 month fixed term contract
  • Gross monthly salary starting at 2,400 euros per month /gross according to experience and seniority.

Application process

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

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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.