Project Name: The Journey Home; Reintegration of Al Hol Camp IDPs in Home and Host Communities through Sustainable Economic Empowerment and Social Cohesion Activities
WATAN Foundation obtained a grant from European Commission for the implementation of above-mentioned project. The Project will be implemented between 28.12.2021-27.12.2023. The objective of the Project is to sustainably integrate around 200 IDP households from the Al Hol camp in Northeast Syria into four strategically chosen host communities (Al-Kasrah, Baghouz, Hajin and Suwar) and to achieve a measurably sustainable level of social cohesion through economic empowerment.
The Project has 2 specific objectives:
Objective 1: Enhancement of social cohesion between IDPs and hosting communities
Objective 2: Establishment of sustainable income generating opportunities for IDPs and vulnerable members of hosting communities.
The project will implement the following activities: cash for work; buffer grants; referral to specialized actors; capacity building to on cash assistance and referral; technical training on agricultural techniques for farmers and provision of in-kind contribution for farmers. By public infrastructure rehabilitation and community centers establishment, WATAN will target a total of 200 households (840 individuals).
Scope of work under this ToR
The Project manager is assigned with the responsibility to guarantee the effective implementation of the reintegration project activities: Raise the desire of camp residents to return, as well as activities to raise the level of acceptance among residents of the host communities supporting agricultural businesses, providing the beneficiaries with technical support through field visits and through the local staff and taking care of the development of the materials needed for the implementation of the activities. S/he is responsible for the Food Security and Livelihoods activities’ execution, in technical, economic/financial terms, in terms of resources management on field, and in terms of internal and external reporting in compliance with WATAN and the donor’s procedures. S/he ensures the expected results attainment in budget management and the delivery of the project activities on-time, on-quality, on-budget.
Activity Planning and Management
In cooperation with the project staff and with the Head of Mission;
- Plan and monitor the activities’ progress, in compliance with the grant contract in line with the EU rules/regulations and with WATAN procedures.
- Prepare monthly reports to the Head of Mission and regularly organize project review meetings to identify issues and discuss solutions with relevant heads of departments.
- Collaborate with the MEAL team to ensure adequate project monitoring, including through the implementation of the AAP mechanism, and the prompt integration of any findings and recommendations into the project implementation.
- Contribute to analyzing possible opportunities of project designing/funding in collaboration with the Head of Mission.
- Administrative and financial management
- Plan all expenditures in collaboration with the Project Administrator/ Administrative Coordinator.
- Regularly monitor all incurred expenditures on the activities budget.
- Prepare the Procurement Plan in cooperation with the Logistic Manager and in coordination with the EU Grant Manager.
- Ensure the organization and donor’s procedures are always respected when purchasing goods and services.
- Is responsible for the management of all goods purchased for the project, both directly and purchased by other offices/field offices. For all goods purchased by the project update the inventory, in cooperation with the grants manager.
- Contribute to strengthening the security assessment and ad hoc procedures, specifically applying the general country procedures to the specific context of the project.
- Select the local staff to be employed in projects and manage any other project’s expatriate staff in coordination with the Head of Mission and in compliance with the country’s rules/laws and with the WATAN regulation in the country.
- Coordinate and supervise the work done by all the project staff, in compliance with the organization’s security procedures.
- By making use of the organization’s tools, evaluate the local staff employed for projects and participate in the evaluation of his/her own project, upon request by the direct supervisor.
- Is responsible for the initial and continuous training of the local staff under responsibility.
- Ensure the preparation, in compliance with the deadlines, of all financial and narrative reports – interim and final – expected by the project in coordination with the Head of Mission and with the EU Grant Manager.
- In close collaboration with the EU Grant Manager, S/He is responsible for the preparation of all formal communication and contract modification requests (ex. budget modification) of the project to the donor.
- Timely respond ad hoc queries requested by the donor
- Communicate with the local authorities which are competent in the aspects related to the project, project beneficiaries, in compliance with the organization’s guidelines.
- Will be a focal point, in coordination with the Head of Mission.
- Represent WATAN in all relevant clusters and working groups, contributing to raising the organization’s profile and keeping the organization abreast of the latest technical guidance and recommendations. R
- Report on WATAN activities on Activity info and participate in the NHO/HRP process as necessary.
Education / Experience
- Advanced degree in Business/Economics, International Development, Agriculture or a related field or equivalent work;
- Minimum 5-year experience in the humanitarian and development field in a similar position, with a track record of success and results achieved, including at least 2 years implementing livelihoods agriculture value change programming.
- Project Management experience from the main donors, with given priority to EU.
- Experience of working within an insecure environment with responsibility for security planning, monitoring and management.
- Professional experience in the region (northeast of Syria) is an asset.
- Proficiency in written and spoken English.
- Computer literacy, with high proficiency in the use of standard office software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
- Ability in project management in a comprehensive way (logistics, programme, reporting, staff management); and to use properly the standard project management tools.
- Ability to conduct sectorial analysis and to understand and transform into possible proposal the policies and strategies of the donors.
- Ability to organize and supervise a complex team.
- Ability to organize work efficiently and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under time constraints.
- Strong analytical and practical problem-solving skills.
- Institutional relations management and cultural context understanding.
- Strong supervisory abilities and demonstrated capacity of teamwork and of coordination with the relevant actors.
- Very good interpersonal and writing communication skills.
- Knowledge of Arabic & Kurdish
- Previous experience with an international humanitarian NGO in a similar context.
Child Protection Policy
Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to WATAN, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. WATAN is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.
Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy
WATAN provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status.
WATAN employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside WATAN.
Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidate.
Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. WATAN reserves the right to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we are in receipt of sufficient applications.
Any published closing dates are estimated. WATAN has right to close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible