About the Mission in Syria
The Coordination team is based in Amman (Jordan) with currently 8 expatriates (increasing to 9) and 4 National staff (increasing to 6). The North West operation is managed from Amman with currently 3 expatriates and the operational base is located in Azaz (Aleppo governorate) with approximately 60 Syrian staff members. In the North East, in Kobane and Ayn Issa (Raqqa governorate) the intervention is managed by 5 expatriates (increase to 10 expats) with 40 national staff members (increasing to 95 national staff members). A base in Amuda is also operating for an intervention in Deir Ez-Zor Governorate with 5 expats (increasing to 10 expats) and 30 nationals (increasing to 130).
The NES intervention is currently targeting Raqqa, Kobane and Deir-Ez-zor districts through a WASH and NFI/Winterization support to displaced population and host communities. The NWS intervention in remote management is currently targeting Azaz district through a WASH, NFI/Winterization and FSL support to displaced population and host communities.
About the job
To conduct rehabilitation interventions, a WASH PM with specific technical ability Water infrastructures rehabilitation work is required (Water treatment stations). The role will require extensive engagement with local authorities, with other rehabilitation actors in the area, and with mine clearance groups in order to successfully realize the project.
The work will be focused on four key areas facilities rehabilitation:
- Power (where connection to the public network is not possible generators may be provided, as well as repairs of electrical connections where damaged).
- Water Treatment System (where the treatment plant is damaged, eg repair of sand filtration system).
- Core Infrastructure (where buildings and general damage has been incurred to facilities that requires repair before treatment station can be functional again).
- Distribution Network (where connections to the wider water network has been damaged so that distribution from the station to communities is not functional).
The project should start as soon as possible. With the original identified stations for rehabilitation awarded to other actors, the main challenge is to identify appropriate works. This should be concluded by the time the new PM arrives, and his focus will therefore be to drive implementation and completion of the works but also to start new projects currently submitted.
The candidate will manage a small technical team implementing works on several sites in a challenging environment. But in addition the WASH PM Rehabilitation will be required to effectively manage local contractors carrying out the works, ensuring compliance with time, cost, and quality standards.
- Bachelor degree in a field related to WaSH or hydraulics
- Experience in WaSH Humanitarian Project Management (at least 2 years)
- Experience in a volatile security context highly appreciated
- Excellent command in writing and editing documents in English
- Strong computer skills essential (Pack office, project & database software)
Specific required skills:
- Understanding of water treatment station functionality
- Ability to plan and review rehabilitation works
- Capacity to deal with contractors and ensure timely delivery
- Ability to operate safely and effectively in a security sensitive environment
- English : fluent with excellent writing capacities
- Arabic: will be an asset
The candidate will be based in North East Syria at the main Amuda office or in Al Hassakeh, but will also be required to spend time working from and staying at the guesthouse of the sub-offices closer to the field when operational during the week to allow closer proximity to the sites of project implementation. She/He will live in the SI guesthouse(s). In Amuda and AL Hassakeh, living conditions are comfortable with some opportunities and places to socialize.
SI will offer you
A salaried post: from 1980 euros gross per month as per seniority (including 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly), and a monthly Per Diem of 700 USD.
Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses 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.
Vacation: during the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 10-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs).
For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/
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
Contact: Florent Turc, Recruitment and Follow-Up Officer