The conflict in Syria is currently in its eight year and has resulted in substantial human suffering, loss of lives, widespread devastation of infrastructure and large-scale displacement. The prolonged crisis has resulted in increased population vulnerabilities and poverty. The 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) identified 13.1 million people in need, of whom 5.6 million are in acute need, 6.7 million are women and 5.3 million are children. The lack of access to basic services and continued conflict has created severe humanitarian needs. As a result of the crisis, the work of the Relief International (RI) and other international and national organizations has been predominantly focused on emergency response and lifesaving actions. RI’s response in Syria is coordinated through several hubs) and four sectors (Health, Wash, Livelihoods, transversal sector). RI’s response had continued inside Syria since 2012 through cross border interventions and through a hub-based approach. In 2018, RI has initiated a process of consolidating Syria response under a singly Senior Management Team based out of Amman with project implementation teams based in hubs depending on the needs.
The Country Director, (CD) is responsible for the overall management and development of Relief International’s (RI) country program.
Managing a senior team of six, the CD will ensure that hub-based program implementation and support teams are fully guided and supported in strategic, technical and operational aspects and that programming meets stated objectives, is in line with RI’s philosophy and strategy and meets the needs of beneficiaries.
This involves ensuring that the grants programming meets stated objectives, that all activities are in line with RI’s philosophy and strategy, and that programming meets the needs of beneficiaries. The CD is also responsible for identifying and pursuing new program opportunities and identifying gaps in services.
The context evolution in 2019, requires creative ways to ensure service delivery to population in situation of vulnerabilities, and how RI can be positioned. Hence, looking into different operational modalities, within this fluid environment, will be key for quality and sustainable project delivery.
This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.