Desired start date: ASAP
Duration of the mission: 6 months, with possible extension
Location: Syria – RAQ
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.
There are 3 implementing offices in Syria (2 in Northeast Syria/NES, 1 in Northwest Syria/NWS) with the coordination based in Amman. The total financial volume of the mission for 2022 is approximately 27 million/ The mission has now reached approximately 44 expatriates and 300 national employees (8 expatriates and almost 100 national employees in Ar-Raqqa base). The position will be based in Raqqa.
TYPE AND CONTENT OF PROGRAM:
Syria mission is dedicated to work in areas recently opened (in 2017 in Raqqa) and in challenging contexts to provide lifesaving activities to the population affected by the conflict. A turn from lifesaving activities to more post-emergency/development has also been undertaken.
In Ar-Raqqa Governorate, main current activities are related to:
The main challenges:
Priorities for the 2/3 first months:
Responsibilities and main activities:
Education / academic background:
Specific skills and experience:
A salaried position:
According to experience, starting from EUR 1980 gross per month (1800 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 700.
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). In addition, 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.
The candidate will be based in Raqqa. She/He will live in the SI guesthouse(s). In Raqqa, living conditions are comfortable. Despite security rules, expatriates in Raqqa can enjoy opportunities and places to socialize. The candidate will have his/her own room and well-equipped common areas.
Specific constraints related to security:
SI has access to all the areas of intervention. The security level in Raqqa and NES in general is moderately high, with specific rules and movement arrangements, however it allows a considerably good social life for expats within the security limitations.
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: www.solidarites.org