Solidarites International

Syria - Consultant (Wastewater Treatment Design and Implementation)

Solidarites International

Job Description


  • Job number: SRH05460

  • Domaine de competence: Water Sanitation and Hygiene promotion
  • Statut: Consultant
  • Type de poste: Overseas missions
  • Country: Syria
  • Contract Type: Consultant

    About us

    Deadline to respond to the consultancy: 20 July 2023

    Start Date: July 23rd, 2023

    End Date: 20 calendar days

    Location: Syria Mission

    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

    After nearly ten years of conflict in Syria, the impact of present and past hostilities on civilians remains the principal driver of humanitarian needs. North East (NES) and North West Syria (NWS) contexts are both characterized by: (i) ongoing and protracted displacements with low return opportunities, into densely-populated areas where Humanitarian Assistance is overstretched, (ii) no availability of alternative durable solutions, such as eventual re-installation or re-integration within host community because of social and cultural related issues, as well as the will of authorities to protect local communities, (iii) the depletion of productive assets and savings, (iv) limited economic opportunities, and (v) the widespread destruction and contamination of Agriculture and water-related infrastructure by explosive remnants as well as other infrastructures have had a profound impact on the population.

    About the consultancy

    While it started as a grassroots pro-democracy movement, the Syrian civil conflict has progressively become an international affair. The conflict has left the northern Aleppo countryside area including the Azaz district extremely overcrowded due to displacement which results in increased pressure on all services and infrastructure, the increase in population between hosting and displaced people lead to an increase in need and services, 60% of this area’s population do not have consistent access to safe drinking water. Problems with the water sources meant most of the population met the majority of their water needs from alternative sources, including costly commercial water trucking and unsafe open wells. Families in northern Aleppo spend Almost 20% of their total income on clean water and getting access to drinking water.

    SI has been carrying out operations in Northwest Syria since 2013, from a field office in Suran City (Azaz Governorate) originally remotely managed from Turkey, and Jordan. SI operations include the provision of WASH services (Solid Waste Management, desludging, latrine maintenance, Hygiene promotion) WASH Infrastructure (WASH containers and water tanks); Site improvements (graveling, fencing, and lighting) Water and sewage network rehabilitation and Distributions (tents, hygiene kits and NFIs). At the moment, SI is operating in more than 65 locations under different grants and close Coordination with Cluster and partners, supporting Winterization, Shelter, and WASH assistance through in-kind and Cash modalities. This particular action will feed into the existing intervention to better access to bass needs, and hard-to-reach areas and enhance the resilience of the community particularly in In Azaz, Idleb sub-district this project continues to provide life-saving services in more additional areas than in previous locations. According to HNO 2023 report about 70% of the Sewage network is not functional and this has been sought to be one of the main causes or aggravating factors for the Cholera outbreak in 2022. In addition, the Management of waste, including that generated by the crisis, may be an issue. Crisis waste can pose public health risks, and impede relief or recovery activities. SI has also noticed communities in the target area using untreated wastewater for irrigation purposes which might affect the public health situation and planned to implement a waste wastewater water treatment unit in NWS to contribute towards more sustainable solutions in the area.

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    Your profile

    SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL invites applications for the provision of services as described above. Interested candidates must submit a financial offer (daily rate with clarifications on potential other cost covering expectations plus a proposed overall cost), scheduling, writing sample, and CV detailing information on their capacity and experience showing that they are qualified for the services, including:

  • Track record of skill, expertise, and experience writing successful donor-funded proposals for large-scale, complex humanitarian interventions,
Previous experience with International donors required Demonstrated conceptual, analytical, writing, and editing skills appropriate for proposal submission Demonstrated skill in using terminology and concepts for WASH, Working knowledge of the Syrian context is a plus Exceptional ability to synthesize large amounts of information and data to create engaging and compelling text while maintaining technical accuracy and adhering to strict page limitations Ability to juggle multiple demands, manage shifting priorities, and negotiate timelines Technical knowledge in one or more of SI/partner’s sectors (WASH) is preferred, but not required Fluency in English required

Application process

Interest applicants are required to submit their proposal, using the following guidelines:

Cover letter – one-page maximum Financial proposal. Includes breakdown of costs Consultant profile:

Training and qualifications Professional experience (if relevant to consultancy, specific skills, and/or specific context conditions) Experience in evaluation/research in a similar context Experience in facilitating learning and participatory processes (in the case of a learning-oriented evaluation with co-construction of lessons learned and recommendations) Knowledge of the country/area of intervention Required qualities Languages The sample copy of at least two similar assignments in past work. Reference

Applications must be submitted to, and with “Wastewater Treatment Design and Implementation” as the subject of the email. Applications with other subjects will not be considered.

Deadline to apply: July 20th, 2024 Apply

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