Syria – Deputy Hub Director – Programs (M/F) – Hassaké

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Solidarités International

Desired start date: 1st of July 2024
Duration of the mission: 12 months
Location: Hassaké


SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI’s interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers – intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.


SI has had an operational presence in Iraq since 2017 to respond to post-conflict emergency needs of multi-displaced populations in Ninewa Governorate. SI has particularly been working in informal settlements and collective centres to provide WASH and shelter assistance to those affected by protracted displacements as well as by camp closures in October 2020.

SI strategy is now focused on ending displacement through Durable Solutions, including access to basic services, WASH and increased livelihoods while working towards Integrated Water Resources Management. SI also plans on partnering with civil society platforms and academics to strengthen water governance, improve sustainable access to water for multi-purpose use and mitigate socio-economic impacts of climate change on farmers, farming being the main livelihood activity.


General objective:

The Deputy Hub Director Programs supports the Hub Director in setting up and monitoring operations.
He/she is responsible for supervising and coordinating Solidarités programs in the country/region of assignment.

Strategic orientation :

Follow and analyze the political, cultural and economic context of the country/region of intervention
Organize diagnostic missions and analyze humanitarian needs in the country/region of intervention
Coordinate the development of projects and the drafting of proposals to donors

Coordination and operational monitoring :

Ensure that all programs are implemented in coherence with annual operational strategy, Solidarités International technical requirements and financial donor criterias
Ensure that programs are relevant to the population’s needs

Learning / Team Management / Representation

The main challenges:

New position with communication channels to be established – Two countries with very different humanitarian contexts and programming (protracted crisis in NES – mostly recovery programming in Iraq)

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

Ensure scale-up of our BHA funded operations (response to strikes in Hassakeh in particular), while engaging in an updated annual plan for 2025 in NES
Complete two complex projects in Iraq by end of 2024 and develop follow-up projects
Engage into a local partnership strategy in NES to be materialized early 2025


Experience :

1-2 years of experience on a similar position
5 years or more in the humanitarian sector

Specific skills :

Program strategy development
Full Project Cycle Management (Needs’ assessment, Program Development and Monitoring, Budget & Reporting)
Excellent writting skills in English
Experience of working with ECHO, AFD and BHA would be an asset
An experience in development / recovery settings would be appreciated
An experience specifically on WASH, FSL or MEAL would be an asset


English necessary
Arabic would be an asset


A salaried position:

According to experience, starting from EUR 3080 gross per month (2800 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 700.

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.

Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds 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.


The candidate will be based either in Hassake with regular travel to Raqqa and 30% of his/her time in Iraq/Erbil. Hassake requires quite strict security rules. Both in Erbil and in Hassake, there are opportunities to socialize. Living conditions are comfortable. The candidate will have his own room, and well-equipped common areas.


Security inside NES is volatile and justifies specific arrangements for accommodation and displacements in the areas of intervention. While the context of Iraq is less volatile than in NES, restrictions of movement in Iraq may occur punctually and can lead to delays in some activities, in particular in Ninewa governorate.


Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

To learn more about Sl:

Solidarités International (SI) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme – qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.

Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of abuse, notably acts of SEAH.

Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will ever ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.

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