Grants and Development Coordinator in Syria

Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 140 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 4 million people in 22 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Caucasus and Europe.

Humanitarian Situation and Needs

The worsening of the security situation in Syria over the past 5 years has led to massive population displacement inside and outside Syria. UN Agencies estimate that the number of internally displaced is now reaching 6.5 million (OCHA, 2015), and 4.2 million of people are registered as refugee by the UNHCR in the neighbouring countries (Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Iraq).
The Syrian economy has been severely affected by the crisis and is expected to continue to decline. Productive sectors have almost come to a standstill due to insecurity in agricultural as well as industrial areas. Disrupted transport links, electricity and fuel recurrent shortages make worse the daily life of Syrian people. Security issues as well as access to the field remain a huge concern to carry out humanitarian project supporting the conflict-affected Syrian families.
Urgent humanitarian assistance is required in terms of health, food, NFIs, shelter, WaSH, education and livelihoods in order to improve the living conditions of the estimated 13.5 million people in need in Syria (OCHA, 2015). The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), RC/RC movement, UN Agencies, national NGOs and few INGOs are providing relief to the crisis-affected Syrian population all over the 14 Governorates.

Our Action in the Field

The current operational strategy for Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) in Syria is to alleviate the human suffering of the Syrian people in Syria by delivering sound, needs-based humanitarian assistance, while promoting a life-sustaining response. PUI’s positioning on NFI, shelter, education, health, livelihoods, and WaSH sectors remain a priority.
As part of our activities in Syria, we are looking for a Grants and Development Coordinator.
The grant and Developpment coordinator will work under the supervision of the Deputy head of mission for Programs with a view to enhance program follow-up, accountability, impact and thus overall quality of the humanitarian response in the country.
This will be done trough the sound design of assessments, proper monitoring and evaluation, redaction high quality grant proposals and reports, lessons learning and information collection for potential communication.
Under the supervision of the Deputy head of mission for Programs, and with the support of the Grant officer and the Meal Officer, the Grant and development Coordinator will be responsible for:
  • Grant management and achievement of the contractual operational results: Organization of the project cycle management setting, conduct the reportings and proposal writing processes for all internal and external purposes,
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Assessment and Learning: to ensure the development of a culture of accountability towards beneficiaries and donors.
  • Capacity Building: to promote institutional commitment by ensuring the development of a culture of learning and building staff capacities.
  • Communication Strategy: to ensure the promotion of PUI programs among Syrian crisis-affected communities and advocating about the humanitarian consequences of the Syrian crisis (in close coordination with HoM).
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Training and Experience

MA/S or equivalent in social science, program management, international development preferred
At least 3 years of experience in projects development/implementation, involving M&E, grants writing and reporting
Extensive training skills and experience building national staff capacity;
Experience working with a variety of donors;
Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methodologies required.
Strong computer skills essential, including ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel, Project & database Management software


Excellent command in writing and editing documents in both English and French.
Working knowledge in Arabic is a plus

Proposed Terms

Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract (6 months)
Starting Date: February 15th, 2016
Monthly gross income: from 1980 up to 2310 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI
Cost covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…
Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation
Housing in collective accommodation
Daily living Expenses (« Per diem ») of 700 Euros (when based in Damas)
Break Policy : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance
Paid Leaves Policy : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

Please, send your application (Resume and Cover letter) to the adress below with the following subject : “Grants Co – Syria”
Jean-Christophe Ouedraogo, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates - recrutement@premiere-urgence.org