As the crisis and armed conflict within the Syrian Arab Republic is into its seventh year, an economic recession has emerged along with international economic sanctions – all further exacerbated by the level of destruction across the country. The global situation of the country is alarming:
13.5 Million of people are in need of humanitarian assistance, 43% of them are children;
85% of the population of Syria is living under the poverty level;
Unemployment rate reached 53%;
Households spend up to 25% of their income to meet minimum daily water requirements;
4.3 Million are in need of shelter;
Over 13.8 Million people require early recovery and livelihood support;
1/3 of school age children are not in schools and 1/3 of schools are out of service;
2.7 Million Youth are in need of assistance.
The Head of Mission is responsible for the smooth functioning of the mission, the protection of PUI beneficiaries interest and Institutionnal interests.
Safety & Security: S/he is responsible for the safety & security of the mission.
Programmes: S/he coordinates the teams and ensures that the programmes implemented on the mission are properly carried out. S/he also monitors needs and suggests new operations and development tracks for the mission.
Human Resources: S/he ensures that the mission is adequately staffed and supervises the teams (defining objectives, follow-up).
Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: S/he ensures that logistical and administrative practices in place respect PUI procedures and formats and are in compliance with donors’ rules and regulations.
Medical and technical monitoring: S/he ensures that medical and technical practices respect PUI’s procedures and formats and are in compliance with PUI’s operational framework and policy.
Representation: S/he represents the association in its relations with partners, donors,the media and different authorities.
Relations with Headquarters: S/he ensures that information is properly circulated between Headquarters and the field and ensures that due dates are respected.
Relevant academic education in social / scientific sciences.
Bachelor or Master’s degree related to a major field in strategic/program management.
Min. 3 years of humanitarian experience in project co-ordination.
Successful experience in expatriate team management and multi-sector programmes.
Excellent writing skills
Detailed knowledge of the donors (OFDA, ECHO, UN agencies, EuropeAid, AAP…)
Extensive travel may be required
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