Solidarites International

Grants Specialist

Solidarites International

Job Description


  • Job number: SRH05405

  • Domaine de competence:
  • Statut: Salarié
  • Type de poste: Overseas missions
  • Country: Syria
  • Contract Type: Short term contract

    About us

    Desired start date: 01/07/2023
    Duration of the mission: 12 months
    Location: Hasake, SYRIA

    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.

    About the mission

    The LEARN Consortium is a partnership between four (4) International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), and two (2) national partners.
    It leverages the respective expertise from the I/NGO partners to deliver Health, Shelter, MPCA, protection, livelihoods, humanitarian Coordination, and WASH services to the most vulnerable communities in Northeast Syria (NES).

    The main activities being implemented are related to the rehabilitation and running of Primary Healthcare Centers (PHCs), Emergency WASH (water distribution and rehabilitation of water infrastructure), private and public institutional shelter repairs, distribution of essential kits (new arrivals, hygiene, shelter repairs) and MPCA to cover basic needs. The program incorporates a Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM).

    The implementing partners are based in and implement the activities throughout NES.

    The Consortium Management Unit (CMU) is the oversight structure that aims to facilitate smooth coordination, oversee program delivery, lead donor communications, ensure compliance and manage risk.

    The CMU is led by the Chief of Party (COP - based in Jordan) and Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP - based in NES), together with a team of Specialists.

    About the job

    General objective:

  • The Grant Specialist is responsible for the respect of the donor accountability as per contractual obligations. He/she will sensitize and train project staff on donor guidelines and requirements.
Under the lead of Chief of Party, he/she will pilot the donor communications, potential contractual modification requests and reporting processes, and support the internal reporting processes by centralizing and consolidating LEARN Consortium partners’ reports – both at project and support levels. He/she will work in close relationship with the Deputy Chief of Party, Finance Specialist and Supply Chain Specialist to ensure that the project implementation is compliant with donor regulations, and that necessary archiving procedures are implemented. He/she will lead the program development for LEARN consortium in collaboration with technical specialist and partners grants focal persons



4 INGOs 2 local sub partner

Specific stakes and challenges:

Synergies with other INGOs and Consortium partners will have to be strengthened on an ongoing basis in order to ensure efficiency of humanitarian response. To meet multiple needs in NES and to reduce dependency on one donor, there is a need for diversifying the donor base and generating additional resources. Mapping donors and identifying their priorities, developing strategy for outreach to donors will be key activities expected of the role.

The main challenges:

Compliant Award Administration Donor Reporting & Communications Program Development: Inter Consortium Coordination

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

Compliant award administration, dissemination of good practices and risk management Donor reporting and communication Management of Incident Reporting (together with the COP) Donor mapping, develop system for tracking new business opportunities.

Your profil

Education / academic background:

Advanced degree (MA, MPA, MS, MBA) in a relevant field such as Project Management, international development and/or social sciences


Strong experience in donor regulation and compliance specifically US and EU donors or Project Management (at least 5 years) Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to manage deadlines, to manage others and to work independently. Experience with USAID/BHA and European institutional donors related project implementation and/or development preferred. Other international project experience with other donors also desired. Experience in multi sectorial project/project cycle management Experience in fluid security context, ME would be preferred. Experience in a consortium setting would be an asset


Excellent command in writing and editing documents in English Strong computer skills essential Outstanding management, reporting and communications skills required.


English : fluent with excellent writing capacities Arabic: will be an asset

SI Will Offer you

A salaried position:
According to experience, starting from EUR 2860 gross per month (2600 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.


Individual, comfortable room in the guesthouse, with electricity 24/7.

Internet and Phone network available

Restaurants and international food are available

The candidate will be based in NES and share his/her time between the main guesthouse and the field guesthouses to allow closer proximity to the sites of project implementation.

In the main base, living conditions are comfortable with some opportunities and places to socialize. In the operational bases, living conditions are more basic with less opportunities and places to socialize.

The perdiem rate for NES is 700 USD a month.

However, when going on the field bases, living conditions are more basic, with fewer opportunities for socialization, as well as some individual movements’ restrictions. Security levels vary according to the different geographical locations and changes of context.

Specific constraints related to security

Security inside NES is volatile and justifies specific arrangements for accommodation and movements in the areas of intervention. Adherence to strict security procedures is necessary, while the security levels can vary according to the different geographical locations and the changes of context.

Application process

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.

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