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Head of mission Syria (M/F) - Damascus - Secours Islamique France

Publiée le: 6/25/2018

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Description de l'offre

SIF is registered and working in Syria since 2008. The SIF team in Syria is implementing projects for the displaced persons in several regions of Syria. Currently, SIF is implementing Shelter and Wash/education projects in partnership with the UNHCR, the UNICEF.

In order to continue its regional humanitarian response to Syrian refugees SIF is urgently recruiting a Head of Mission to develop the mission and the programs in the country in Syria.

  • Main responsibilities:

Programme Development

  • Develop SIF’s short and medium term strategy for Syria,
  • Analyze the context, risks, operational access issues and availability of resources
  • Develop and maintain SIF's emergency activities and oversee the scale up of the emergency response
  • Supervise the implementation of all aspects of the Syrian programs, and review and suggest amendments when necessary,


  • Represent SIF, coordinate and advocate on key issues with local and national authorities, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, UN agencies, donors and  INGOs,

Staff Management / Human Resources

  • Interpret, develop and apply SIF’s HR policies and terms and conditions, national employment law, consistently and effectively
  • Line manage senior staff, regularly make performance and management appraisals
  • Organize and supervise capacity building and development of national staff.


  • Oversee planning and implementation of procurement and supply of items in line with project needs
  • Ensure adequate management of warehousing, compounds, transportation, goods in kind, and assets


Safety and Security Management

  • Responsible for the safety and security of all SIF staff and visitors

Administration and Finance

  • Oversee budget preparation, and analysis of actual expenditures vs. budget,

The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive

Profil requis


  • Minimum 5 years of previous experience in humanitarian work, including previous experiences as Country Director, Deputy Country Director or Chief of Party with INGOS in similar context
  • Substantial experience of strategic thinking, including identifying, analyzing, problem solving, and responding to opportunities and challenges and the ability to translate these into practical action plans
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of project planning and budget holding; proposal and report writing
  • Strong leadership skill, with excellent written and spoken English
  • Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management
  • Capacity to act with diplomacy & proven liaison and negotiation skills
  • Good knowledge of the Humanitarian principles
  • An understanding of commitment to SIF mission and values.

Working conditions:

  • Starting date : ASAP
  • French fixed term contract “CDD d’usage”
  • Remuneration according to profile
  • Monthly Per diem
  • Housing 100% covered by SIF
  • Medical cover (60% cover by SIF and 40% covered by the expatriate)
  • R&R every at 3 and 9 month

Secours Islamique France diversity is a wealth;

We will study every application with required skills for the position.