Jan 13, 2016

Humanitarian Access Advisor (Syria mission), Turkey

Employer: Solidarites International
Location: Turkey
Closing date February 14, 2016
Desired start date: ASAP
Duration of the mission: 6 months depending on funding

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

Only Arabic speaking candidates will be considered.

About the mission:

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) has been operating in Syria since December 2012.

Currently SI supports Internally Displaced populations, and in a wider manner, the most vulnerable population in Aleppo Governorate by focusing on livelihood issues

In addition, SI has developed Livelihood Intervention:

A first project funded by HPF-OCHA finished
This project had 2 main activities: cash for work for irrigation / drainage canals rehabilitation and home gardening / poultry distribution and support.
The main activities are:

Veterinarian mobile clinic
Distribution of agricultural inputs (seeds of wheat, barley and lentil and fertilizer)
Distribution of 300 sheep
Distribution of poultry

You can find all the information about the SI Syria’s mission here:


About the job

The Humanitarian Access Advisor supports the coordination team in evaluating security and access constrains for humanitarian intervention by SI in Syria.

The Humanitarian Access Advisor will be in charge of analyzing the security and accessibility context in Northern Syria in order to provide the coordination team with useful information for the planning of SI humanitarian intervention.

In close link with the Head of Mission, the Humanitarian Access Advisor will monitor the general situation and provide with regular follow-up on security incidents and their humanitarian consequences.
Specific tasks of the positions:
To support the Head of Mission in developing and adapting the security guidelines for the field team.
To support the Head of Mission and the coordination team in developing a humanitarian intervention in safe areas and according to the humanitarian needs.
To support the coordination team in implementing the program activities in accordance with the security context.
Key priorities:
To establish and maintain a network of contacts and informal relations in Turkey and if possible inside Syria.
To assess and report regularly on the security and access situation in Northern Syria by collecting information from formal and informal networks/from the field team/diversified media.
To develop and update internal maps on safe and un-safe areas and share with the line manager.
To participate to the different coordination mechanisms to better understand security and access issues.

Your profile

Masters’ degree or equivalent in law, political science, international organization management or program management or other relevant field.
3 years of professional humanitarian experience, with at least a positive experience in complex context follow-up and/or security management.
Proven experience in conflict contexts and insecure environments, with consequent experience in supporting emergency response.
Experience related to security and humanitarian access issues
Proven capacity to develop Standard Operational Processes in unstable environment
Excellent understanding of NGOs, and particularly SI’s values and principles of intervention
Excellent communication, organizational and prioritization skills, ability to multi-task and support and/or fill multiple positions at one time
Capacitiy to provide distance support.
Strong initiatives and improvisation capacities
Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work both independently and cooperatively with team members
Good stress management
Flexibility and adaptability
Used to work in political and security volatile environments

Fluent English (written, spoken and read), essential for numerous external coordination and representation meetings with other NGOs, UN agencies, donors and governmental bodies.
Fluent Middle Eastern Arabic mandatory (written, spoken and read) essential for information collection through social media and written media, communicating with the national staff and local stakeholders.
Knowledge of French and/or Turkish would be serious asset.

Computer literacy with very good command of MS Office Suite.
Understanding on the regional cultural sensitivity

The position offers:

A salaried post: according to experience from 1600 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 700 USD.

· 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.

· Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarit├ęs). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarit├ęs will cover travel costs).

For further information about SI, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/

Contact : Corinne LORIN, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer

To apply:

Please send your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered. Click
here to go to the application page.

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