Solidarites International

Protection & Gender Specialist

Solidarites International

Job Description


  • Job number: SRH05406

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

    About us

    Desired start date: 1st August 2023
    Duration of the mission: 8 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:

  • leading the development and integration of robust protection & gender equality approaches into the LEARN programmatic strategy as well as into the planning, implementation, and monitoring of all LEARN activities and sectors. This will be done through the following:

  • Understanding gender and age dynamics in NES and specific needs and vulnerabilities of women, men, girls and boys, including their Access to Services;
Integration of the protection and gender equality principles into all LEARN sectors and activities in collaboration with the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) Specialists and partner’s focal points; Monitoring LEARN partner’s protection & gender Capacity Building needs and leading training delivery; Collect and disseminate best practices and lessons learned among partners and the wider humanitarian community of NES.

The main challenges:

Provision of technical expertise and institutional strengthening Coordination and Representation / other Donor Relations Monitoring

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

Develop LEARN tools, guidelines and strategies to integrate protection & gender in all LEARN sectors and activities (action plan); Track the implementation of the recommendations on integration and mainstreaming; Review of referral pathways in LEARN (in collaboration with other CMU Sector Specialists) to ensure these are protection & gender responsive and aligned; Review the approaches in Community Outreach to ensure these are protection & gender responsive; Build relationships with relevant NES Working Groups (WG) (Protection WG, GBV sub-WG, PSEA Network), NGOs, and other stakeholders; Technical review of donor reports and submissions to ensure these are integrating protection & gender considerations; align to donor safe programming requirement.

Your profil

Education / academic background:

University degree or Advanced University degree (Master’s degree) in a relevant field (e.g., political science, human rights, humanitarian project management, social work, international law, international development


3-5 years of practical experience in the Protection and gender equalities approaches for an INGO. Experience in Protection Monitoring, GBV, Case Management, and Community Based Protection and gender equalities and gender mainstreaming experience in donor funded project especially for protection, gender (age, disabilities) and safe programming 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 Excellent organizational skills. Ability to manage deadlines, Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a workload comprising varying and changing tasks and responsibilities. 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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