Intersos recruits 01 Emergency Coordinator

Intersos recruits 01 Emergency Coordinator


Terms of reference

Job Title: Emergency Coordinator – Syria

Code: SR-53-1077

Duty station: Damascus

Starting date: 01/09/2019

Contract duration: 6 months

Reporting to: Head of Emergency Unit

Supervision of: National Team

Dependents: no


General context of the project

INTERSOS has recently signed an MoU with SARC in the country and it is finally able to operate and set up its presence in Syria. INTERSOS has a consolidated presence in the region (Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan) whit a multi sector program focused on the humanitarian assistance of Syrian refugees located in urban and rural areas. Our interventions pay particular attention to the most vulnerable populations, offering educational, recreational and psychological support to women and children at risk of violence and abuse. INTERSOS is now setting up its presence in Syria mainly focusing in primary health and education sectors with the objective to strengthen related basic services to vulnerable people in different areas of the country.


General purpose of the position

The general purpose of the post is to represent INTERSOS in Syria, ensuring the set up of the mission and the development and planning of INTERSOS program in the country in strict coordination with E-Unit team in HQ.


Main responsibilities and tasks

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relations with Local Authorities and Institutions, Donors, International Agencies, NGOs, partners and other stakeholders;
  • Follow up, guarantee and monitor government recognition procedures for the organization in compliance with the host country formalities (SARC Office);
  • Define, in coordination with the E-Unit team, country priorities based on context and needs analyses; monitor donor intervention strategies in the country; design, promote and elaborate new interventions;
  • Define strategic priorities for the development and set up of the mission structure;
  • Continuously assess, analyse and evaluate new areas of intervention in Syria especially in the North Western Regions;
  • Organise preliminary field mission to start collecting data in order to design new project proposal to be discussed and submitted to donors;
  • Support the definition of the mission financial plan, ensuring self-sufficiency and consistency of expenses, and assume responsibility for the mission funds management, including bank accounts;
  • Recruit, Coordinate, guide and supervise the mission national core staff, and evaluate their performance;
  • Proactively participate in relevant coordination and strategic meeting at Damascus level.
Ville Damascus
Expériences / Formation du candidat Education

  • Advanced university degree. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Professional Experience

  • At least 5 years of professional work experience as Head of Mission/Emergency Coordinator or other management/ coordination positions in humanitarian contexts.
  • Knowledge of the regional coordination mechanism.
  • Proven experience in the management of EU, UN, USAID and ECHO funds.
  • Proven experience in the management of staff teams.
  • Remote control experience is an asset
  • Risk management knowledge is an asset

Professional Requirements

  • Knowledge of the regional coordination mechanism.
  • Proven experience in the management of EU, UN, USAID and ECHO funds.
  • Remote control experience is an asset
  • Risk management knowledge is an asset
  • Ability to set high standards for quality of work
  • Ability to analyze the regional dimension of the Syria situation
  • Ability to analyze and integrate information from a wide range of sources
  • Ability to define country and program strategies
  • Ability to administer funds, logistics and human resources
  • Mastery of IT tools (MS Office package, internet, email, etc.)


  • Fluency in English is compulsory
  • Arabic is an asset; Italian is a plus

Personal Requirements

  • Proven experience in the management of staff teams.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Experience 5 à 10 ans
Fonctions Autre
Secteurs d’activité Droits humains
Pays Moyen Orient, Syrie
Comment postuler For further information and to apply, follow the link below:

In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter via email to, with subject line: “SR-53-1077 – Emergency Coordinator – Syria”.

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

Date de fin de validité 27/06/2019

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