Desired start date: as soon as possible

Duration of the mission : 6 months

Location: Amuda


Type and content of the program: The mission in Syria is dedicated to working in recently opened and difficult areas in order to provide life-saving activities to the population affected by the conflict. SI implements integrated programming in both north-west and north-east Syria, which includes response to first emergencies (emergency shelter programming, emergency WASH, etc.), protracted crises (response in NWS camps, WASH, shelter and response to basic needs and host communities in NES), and more sustainable activities (large-scale rehabilitation of water and irrigation infrastructure, support to livelihoods, rehabilitation of schools and private houses, etc.). In addition, SI is leading a BHA-funded consortium providing a public health-focused response across the NES, along with three other international partners. Other donors supporting the mission are: ECHO, SCHF, Global Europe, CDCS, CIAA, SRTF.

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, operations are managed from Amuda/Hassakeh and Raqqa. The mission also has a small team in Gaziantep (Turkey) working discreetly.


Main objective:

    • The Livelihoods Specialist contributes to the implementation and adaptation of the LEARN Sector strategy, including facilitating the integration of Livelihoods and AMLA with other LEARN Sectors. – The Livelihoods Specialist works with DCOP, other Specialists and LEARN partners to identify, design and track referrals from/to Livelihoods and AMLA programs – The Livelihoods Specialist will ensure that effective partnership and collaboration is maintained for advocacy, technical cooperation, lessons learned, program coordination and information sharing. – He/she will provide technical input and guidance, working with all LEARN partners and sectors, and have strong intersections with support services, in particular compliance (including cash and voucher SOP modalities)

The main challenges:

    • Rolling out a multi-partner multi-million dollar project in a complex focus area – Livelihoods sector is a new addition with 3 partners involved, 2 of which are in the early stages of planning and implementation – Livelihoods program designed in a highly integrated manner with strong linkages between expected partners. – Coordinates and supports consortium partners, both technically and in communication, harmonization and integration to achieve project objectives – Develop a positive working relationship internally to the consortium, as well as externally towards the health actors present in the area – The position requires great mobility inside and outside the intervention area

Priorities for the first 2/3 months:

    • Establish and strengthen the livelihoods coordination program, focusing on a set of key areas already identified by LEARN partners. – Revise coordination mechanism for AMLA sectors and modalities agenda items for other sectors (NFIs, Shelter and WASH, Protection, etc.) – Support joint learning exercises and reviewing joint priorities for the livelihoods program and identifying priority directions and pathways for integration with other sectors (shelter component), including timely and quality donor submissions.


Specific skills and experience:


  • Post-graduate degree in economics, livelihoods, field related to the management of humanitarian programs

Previous experience:

  • Solid experience in managing and/or coordinating livelihood restoration and development programs in emergency response programs, preferably in a conflict setting, including experience with major grants;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience within a humanitarian and/or development organization;
  • Experience managing and coordinating emergency/rapid cash or voucher based responses – outbreaks, population displacements, etc. ;
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP standards;
  • Previous experience working in a consortium (desirable)
  • Experience managing BHA grants / BHA technical guidelines (desirable)
  • Good understanding of all stages of program cycle management and quality standards in humanitarian programming, including safeguards and accountability mechanisms

General skills :


  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent coordination skills with people from different sectors/departments
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and representation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, deadlines and tasks
  • Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, including knowledge of the humanitarian context of Syria or the Middle East, would be an advantage


  • Full fluency in English
  • Knowledge of Arabic would be appreciated


A salaried position: According to experience, from 2860 euros gross per month (2600 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 700 USD

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel costs between the expatriate’s country of origin and the duty station.

Holidays: During the mission, a system of alternating between work and rest is set up at the rate of 7 working days every three months. For a one-year mission, the expatriate will benefit from a break of 7 working days at 3/6 and 9 months (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités).

To these break periods must be added the granting of 1 additional day of rest per month worked > i.e. 12 days more for a one-year contract**.**

Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from a set of insurances reimbursing all health expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a provident system including war risks. The essential costs of vaccination and antimalarial treatment are reimbursed.


The candidate will be based in NES and will split their time between the main guesthouse and the field guesthouses to allow greater proximity to the project implementation sites. In the main base, living conditions are comfortable with few opportunities and places for socializing. In the operational bases, the living conditions are more basic with fewer opportunities and places for socializing.

How to register

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CV-only applications will not be considered.

NB: The vacancy may end before the deadline. thank you for your understanding

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