Jordanie Moyen Orient Syrie

Solidarités International recruits 01 Learn information management specialist

Solidarités International recruits 01 Learn information management specialist

Description Desired start date: 01/11/2019
Duration of the mission: 11 months
Location: Amman (50%)/Northeast Syria (50%)




SI has been working in Syria since 2012 and currently has strong coverage for WASH, FSL and NFI programs across North West (NWS) and North East Syria (NES). The NES programs provide an integrated assistance in the WASH, NFI, Shelter and Livelihoods sectors to displaced populations and host communities affected by the conflict. NWS programs are remotely managed and provide WASH and NFI/Winterization support to affected populations. Since 2016, SI has been partnering with a local health partner to develop and strengthen a WASH-and-Health integrated approach, and is currently developing the streamlining of Protection within its existing programs.

The mission has expanded through a major consortium with 4 partners led by SI, which started in October 2018. The LEARN consortium funded by OFDA ( Linking Assistance and Relief in Northeast Syria ) will support equitable and safe access to essential basic services including WASH, Shelter and Health, for the most vulnerable populations affected by conflict and displacement in Northeast Syria. As a result, the operational volume has been growing extensively, so as the overall structure.

The SI Syria mission counts about 340 national staff, more than 60 expatriates, and has a 25 million USD budget forecasted for 2019.




SI is looking for an Information Management Specialist to be embedded within the LEARN Consortium. The position will be based partly in Amman and partly in Northeast Syria

Placed under the supervision of the LEARN Chief of Party within the Consortium Management Unit (CMU), this position will have strong functional links with the other LEARN Specialists (WASH, Shelter, Health, PSEA, Compliance and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning). It will also have to work closely Consortium partner’s IM focal points.

The job holder will manage a Deputy and a GIS/Data Supervisor.


General objectives:


– Lead the IM team of the consortium and coordinate between partners:

– Provide capacity building & support around IM to the consortium’s partners

– Deploy and update data visualization tools and methods (online and offline)

– Lead the geographical Information Systems (GIS) and mapping for the consortium that can be used for external representation and communications

– Support the design and roll out of data protection policies within the consortium


Specific stakes and challenges:


– Find equilibrium and compromise between each partner’ structures and approaches, resources and CMU.

– Three sectors with specific IM needs.

– Mix between IM / IT / Software deployment.

– Spend 50% of month between Amman and the field.


Priorities for the next 12 months:


– Accompany roll out of program (DHIS2) and support (P2P) systems

– Improve accuracy and timeliness of data use for IM output.

– Follow up DPIA recommendations

– Optimize the use of the existing tools with CMU and partners (Umap, ITT, RRM)





  • Advanced degree (MA, MPA, MS, MBA) in a relevant field


  • Quality assurance and monitoring and evaluation of IM/GIS projects (at least 2 years)
  • Software deployment and change management with stakeholder
  • Facilitation role in coordination of consortium
  • Conducted or Implemented Data Protection Impact Assessment


Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Strong communications skills
  • In depth knowledge GIS Platforms (ArcGIS Desktop) and MDC tools (ODK-based) will also be required.
  • Business Intelligence (Power BI)
  • Extensive knowledge of implementing and managing IM/GIS projects, with field experience in all relevant IM/GIS operational approaches and methodologies.


Soft skills and spirit:

  • Excellent communication and representation skills.
  • Excellent abilities to coordinate with people of different sectors/departments



  • Fluent English with excellent writing capacities is mandatory
  • Arabic or Kurdish will be an asset




A salaried position: starting from 2860 euros gross per month (including 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly per diem of 785 USD (Amman)/700 USD (NES) a month. Please note that salary is not negotiable with SI.


Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of on 7 working days every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7 working days break at 3/6 and 9 month (with 850 USD allocated by SI).

To these break periods, it is necessary to add the granting of 1 additional rest day per month worked (i.e. 12 days in addition for a 1-year contract)


Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses 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.


For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website:



Accommodation will be in the LEARN guesthouses in Amman and Northeast Syria, which are spacious and comfortable. Living conditions in Amman are very good and staff have access to a wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars. Most of occidental products (food, clothing…) are easily accessible in Amman. The country also proposes several destinations for weekends.

In the specific area where the position is located in NES, security situation is stable (no curfew), with possibilities to socialize due to the presence of other INGOs. Security inside NES is volatile and justifies specific arrangements for accommodation and displacements 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.

The highly volatile context as well conduct the program department to design and implement activities with a strong focus on access and acceptance.




Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

NB:  The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

Experience 3 à 5 ans
Fonctions Autre
Secteurs d’activité Gestion crise / post-crise, Eau et assainissement
Pays Moyen Orient, Syrie, Jordanie
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Date de fin de validité 06/12/2019

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