Whole of Syria : Water and Environment Technical Coordinator – Amman

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ACTED - Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development


Fixed Term | 12 months | March 2024

Acted

For the past 30 years, international NGO Acted has been going the last mile to save lives. Currently, Acted supports 20 million people across 43 countries to meet their needs in hard-to-reach areas – and pursues a triple mandate as a humanitarian, environmental and development aid actor. Acted relies on an in-depth knowledge of local territories and contexts to develop and implement relevant long-term actions, with a wide range of local and international partners, building together a “3ZERO” world: Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty

Acted Syria

Since 2012, Acted has been implementing projects with vulnerable communities in Syria with a two-fold approach: Acted provides life-saving support to vulnerable displaced persons, returnees, and host communities across Syria, through multi-sectorial rapid emergency services, and implements a wide range of resilience building interventions. Thus, Acted has been able to strengthen its links with Syrian local communities and to develop an in-depth knowledge of local dynamics. A team of 900+ is currently working in Syria.

You will be in charge of

The Water and Environment Technical Coordinator is responsible for the management and coordination as well as strategic planning, technical guidance, and external representation on activities within various cross-sectorial aspects related of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), water resource management, conservation and sustainability. Moreover, in close collaboration with the operations teams across mission, the TC will be leading specific projects related to Acted’s water scarcity and water management programming ensuring their smooth implementation, communication, and advocacy with relevant stakeholders as well as wider operationalization of the project outcomes into Acted’s wider programmatic activities.

The position will be based in Amman, with travel as needed within the operational areas of the mission (Whole of Syria, Turkiye and Iraq) and globally and provide technical guidance to the teams on targeted themes, adaptation of global technical guidance to regional specifications and requirements, trainings (physical or online for targeted topics), identification of relevant innovative technologies, techniques and approaches for integration into programming, support for capitalization and learning of best practices within the mission and supporting exchanges and learning between Acted regions, including expansion of successful programming approaches, when relevant. At the mission level, the TC plays a leading role in providing technical inputs to country specific strategies, related project development, quality control during implementation and technical inputs into monitoring and impact measurement to facilitate successful implementation and potential project expansion/replication within the mission or regionally. Additionally, the TC supports relevant aspects of strategic planning processes, advocacy, and positioning, as well as supporting partnerships with private sector partners and technical institutions (including universities, technical institutes, etc.) that can support/collaborate on program implementation.

  1. Lead on Acted’s water scarcity and water management projects
  2. Provide technical support to the WASH teams and other relevant staff
  3. Provide technical advisory/support to increase and diversify Acted’s environmental and sustainable water resource management portfolio across the mission
  4. Enhance cooperation and exchange between program teams and other related stakeholders
  5. Support in external relations, positioning, and development of partnerships including on innovative funding mechanisms

Expected skills and qualifications

  • At least Bachelors degree in hydrogeology, geology, environmental and/or water engineering, environmental or climate studies, or other related field;
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken);
  • Fluency in Arabic is an advantage (written and spoken);
  • General knowledge of the regional environmental and water dynamics is a strong advantage
  • At least 5 years of experience in humanitarian project field implementation;
  • At least 3 years of experience in WASH related activities;
  • Being a strong team player;
  • Demonstrated experience with coordination and external representation;
  • Familiarity with the cluster system, humanitarian system, and ability to understand donor and governmental requirements;
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively;

Conditions

  • Salary between 2650 and 2850€ monthly (before income tax), depending on the level of education, security level, etc as well as a monthly living allowance of $300
  • Contribution to a housing allowance of up to 75% of Acted benchmark or accommodation and food provided in Acted guesthouse
  • Pension, health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance (& unemployment insurance for EU citizens)
  • Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered
  • Contribution to the luggage transportation: up to 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract
  • Annual leave of 25 to 43 days per year
  • One week pre-departure training in Acted HQ, including a 4-days in situ security training
  • Tax advice (free 30-minute call with a tax consultant)
  • Psychological assistance

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) by email ([email protected]), including the reference: TC Water and Environment/WOS

Please note that Acted will never charge a fee for the recruitment process.

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