Deputy Field Coordinator – Programmes, Northeast Syria

Starting date: August 2019 expected

Contract duration: 9-12 months with possibility of extension

Country Programme: Syrian Response

Base: Kobane, Syria

Line Manager: Field Coordinator for Northeast Syria

About the PIN:

People in Need delivers assistance in Northern Syria addressing the needs of IDPs and hosting communities in several sectors such as food security, livelihoods, shelter, protection, education and WASH. PIN is well-established organization with several field offices, direct implementation and more than 400 employees. Main office sits in Erbil and provides support services to field teams inside Syria. PIN’s contribution to the Syria humanitarian response is amongst the largest, with an annual turnover of over $35 million across Syria and funding from humanitarian donors including ECHO, OFDA, FFP, SDC and DFID.

General Position summary:

The Deputy Field Coordinator supervises and coordinates implementation and development of five programmes in NES:

  • Food Security programme (food vouchers, multipurpose cash assistance, cash for work);
  • Livelihoods programme (technical and vocational education and trainings, market recovery);
  • Child Protection programme (Child Friendly Spaces in informal camps);
  • WASH programme (rehabilitation of water infrastructure, hygiene promotion);
  • Shelter programme (rehabilitation of private shelters and health facilities, distribution of shelter & NFI materials)

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate all implemented programmes at field level
  • Ensure all programmes in NES are designed and managed in line with quality standards and guidelines and PIN policies and strategy
  • Line manage and support 5 Programme Managers
  • Facilitate the coordination within the organisation at programmes and support levels
  • Share responsibilities with Field Coordinator for representation and discussions with key partners, coordination fora, local authorities etc.
  • Promote synergies between the programmes and ensure overall coherence and relevance of multi-sectoral response
  • Ensure that all programmes properly retain programme learning for future programming and that all key lessons and information are documented

Suitable candidates for this position should possess:

  • At least 3 years of management experience of emergency projects in difficult and challenging environments
  • Experience with managing multisector projects as programme manager or deputy programme manager;
  • Experience with team management and supervision, and interest in building the capacity of teams;
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluent spoken and written English;
  • Strong grasp of all stages of programme cycle management and quality standards in humanitarian programming, including safeguarding and accountability mechanisms;
  • Strong organizational, critical analysis and problem solving skills;
  • Previous experience with managing large teams and budgets;
  • Previous working experience from Middle East, particularly the Syrian crisis is advantage;

People in Need offers:

  • Salary and benefits according to PIN’s salary scale and HR policies, expected starting salary 3,300 EUR (per diems included; amount before taxation);
  • Opportunities for learning, trainings and capacity development;
  • 25 days of paid leave annually;
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once per every 6 months of completed work, plus R&R benefits according to PIN's policy;
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with visa application procedure;
  • Free medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available on line;
  • Travel health insurance.
  • Housing in PIN guesthouse covered by PIN

How to Apply:

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV (no longer than 4 pages) and short cover letter via this link. Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies (available at: