Starting Date : April 2020
Duration of Mission : 6 months
Localisation : Syria in Damascus
Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 200 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 7 million people in 21 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.
Humanitarian situation and needs :
The worsening of the situation in Syria over the past 9 years has led to massive population displacement inside and outside Syria.
Continued humanitarian assistance is required in terms of health, food, NFIs, shelter, WaSH, education and livelihoods in order to improve the living conditions of the estimated 13.5 million people in need in Syria (OCHA, 2017). The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), RC/RC movement, UN Agencies, national NGOs and INGOs are providing relief to the crisis-affected Syrian population all over the 14 Governorates.
The current operational strategy for Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) in Syria is to alleviate the human suffering of the Syrian people in Syria by delivering sound, needs-based humanitarian assistance, while promoting a life-sustaining response. PUI’s positioning on, shelter, education, livelihoods, and WaSH sectors remain a priority.
Our actions in the field :
Based on ten years of experience conducting humanitarian operations in Syria, supporting Iraqi refugees and lately Syrians affected by the crisis, PUI has played an important role in responding to the needs of the population within nine governorates (Aleppo, Damascus, Rural Damascus, Homs, Hama, Tartous, Lattakia, Dera’a & Deir Ez Zour) and through the following interventions:
- Rehabilitation of collective and private shelters,
- Rehabilitation of infrastructure
- Emergency and Early Recovery WASH interventions
- Education support for conflict-affected populations (remedial classes, school rehabilitations, free exam preparations, summer class activities, community based initiatives and psychosocial support),
- Enhancement of the Population of Syria self-reliance through livelihoods (vocational training course, provision of a professional tool kit (PTK), Small Business grants)
As part of our actions in Syria, we are looking for a Programme Quality Coordinator in Damascus .
The Programme Quality Coordinator (PQC) is responsible for developing a Quality Management policy, coordinating, computerizing, maintaining and improving MEAL systems, ensuring that grant proposals, donor’s reporting and internal reports are developed timely and of high quality, stimulating constant learning and capacity building process specifically to strengthen staff capacities.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Grants management and development : Ensure the elaboration of proposals and reports in line with PUI Syria and donors quality standards / Ensure that PUI Syria and HQ are fully informed about all grants status through the use of appropriate tools.
- Programmes quality : Ensure the design and the use of tailored MEAL tools and procedures / Ensure knowledge sharing either internally and externally.
- Capacity building : Ensure the appropriate training of her/his team / Ensure the necessary training of the implementation teams
- Management : Ensure the proper structuration and daily work of the departments under her/his line management / Ensure the well-being and career development of the staff under her/his line management
Expériences / Formation
- Project Management;
- Donor Rules & Regulations;
Experience and skills:
- At least 2 years experience in Management Role
- At least 2 years experience in MEAL and/or Grants Management
- Previous professional experience in the Middle East required
- Deep understanding of various donor requirements such ECHO, OFDA, DFID, EU, SDC, UN Agencies etc…
- Proven experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methodologies, required.
- Extensive training skills and building staff capacity
- Proficient user of MS office (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), GIS a plus
Required Personal Characteristics (fitting into the team, suitability for the job and assignment):
- Ability to work in structured manner and independently with limited oversight
- Excellent data analysis and report-writing skills
- Demonstrable experience of developing monitoring and evaluation tools
- Experience providing training and support to programmes teams
- Excellent negotiation and communication skills, including a supportive working style.
- Diplomacy and open-mindedness
Languages : Excellent command in written and spoken English required; Arabic a plus
- Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
- Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
- Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
- Housing in collective/individual accommodation – to be discussed
- Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)
- Break Policy : 5 working days at 2, 4 and 8 months of mission + break allowance
- Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months