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Senior Humanitarian Policy Coordinator (Expat Position)

Damascus (Syria)

  • Organization: ACF - Action Against Hunger
  • Location: Damascus (Syria)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Legal - Broad
    • Managerial positions
    • Legal - International Law
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-30

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You'll contribute to ending world hunger by

The Action Against Hunger advocacy aims to make lasting changes in intervention policies, practices and capacities in order to end hunger and malnutrition and especially acute malnutrition in children under the age of five, influencing political and economic decision makers and mobilizing public support.

the Senior Policy Humanitarian Coordinator will Support and facilitate Action Against Hunger – Spain’s advocacy policy implementation regarding Syria, in face of regional stakeholders and partners, in close coordination with advocacy officers in the mission and positioning of the organisation on the different fora and stakeholders related to this crisis.

for more information about our activity in advocacy please check https://www.accioncontraelhambre.org/es/que-hacemos/incidencia

to learn more about the Syrian Context

and our intervention https://www.accioncontraelhambre.org/es/oriente-proximo/siria

Key activities in your role will include

Objective 1: Strengthen Action Against Hunger’s advocacy and policy towards the Syria Crisis.

  • Analysis of the key humanitarian challenges related with Syria and Action Against Hunger in particular upon the organisation’s mandate and nature.
  • Develop, in coordination with the Mission Coordination Team and the HQ Advocacy Desk Officer a medium-term advocacy strategy for Action Against Hunger regarding Syria. The strategy will have to include a strong risk analysis for Damascus based INGOs, mitigation and protection measures and mapping of funding opportunities and political allies.
  • In coordination with Mission Coordination Team and HQ Advocacy Desk Officer, support the implementation of mission’s advocacy programmes for Syria, by participating actively in all forums of interest for Action Against Hunger in the region.

Objective 2: Positioning and Networking.

  • Maintain regular meetings with donors and the UN, individually or in coalition, to provide Action Against Hunger’s insight of the crisis.

Objective 3: Reporting

  • Provide minutes of attended meetings (Advocacy platform, donors, INGOs…).
  • Provide monthly reporting to HQ Advocacy Desk Officer on activities.
  • Update on regular basis the No Hunger Forum (Action Against Hunger intranet) (minutes, relevant information regarding Syria…).

Do you meet the profile required criteria?

  • Bachelors or master degree in law, political science, sociology or similar background.
  • Specific studies in humanitarian aid and/or development, International Humanitarian Law.
  • Proven knowledge of strategic planning, representation and coordination.
  • Knowledge of Action Against Hunger technical sectors, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in Middle East.
  • Specific knowledge on advocacy approach, design and implementation techniques.
  • Significant experience on advocacy at national level, desirable regional level on the Middle East context.
  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience in the Humanitarian sector. Three or more years in advocacy or related field.
  • Desirable: Experience in negotiation with UN, INGO, donors and coordination forums
  • Languages: English fluency, French and Spanish appreciated, Arabic is a plus
  • Valuable prior experience in issues related to the promotion of gender equality or personal commitment to gender equality.
  • Mobility national and international
  • Our remuneration package:

    • We offer immediate incorporation to a dynamic international network with the following remuneration package

    • Formal work contract: 12 months.

    • Base: Damascus

    • Annual Gross Salary: from 46,000 to 50,000 EUR

    • In addition, we will offer you a benefit packaged estimated in 20.000 euros/year.This packaged includes:

    • Expatriate insurance (health, live, repatriation, travel, etc.)

    • Break flights/trips to defined area: (break per diem: 215 EUR)

    • Yearly holiday return flight ticket

    • Accommodation and housing expenses (in shared guest house)

    • Travel costs to and from the mission.

    • 25 working days of paid leave per year.

    • Extra per month and per child (Under 18 years old): from 100€ to 225€ monthly (according to standard list of Action Against Hunger -Spain).

    • Due to the high-number of application received, only potential applicants will be contacted.

We will only consider the candidacies received by our online service. Please click in the following link to accede to the service: https://employ.acf-e.org/

Note. - Given the urgency of this position, the vacancy may close before the deadline. For more information about this position, visit our Website www.accioncontraelhambre.org in case of not find it published here means that the selection process has been closed.

  • Candidates may be contacted for other suitable positions within Action Against Hunger.

  • Due to the high-number of application received, only potential applicants will be contacted.

  • The organization is committed to the principles of non-discrimination and diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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