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  • North East Syria (NES) Director, Humanitarian Assistance

    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/27/2018 3:30 PM)
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    Field – Deputy Chief of Party
    Syrian Arab Republic
  • Overview

    CHF International is seeking a Director to oversee large-scale humanitarian response programming in North East Syria (NES). The NES Director will be responsible for the daily management and oversight of the NES/Iraq offices and all associated operations, as well as all technical and operational aspects of CHF’s humanitarian programming in NES. Operations are ongoing but in a complex and fluid environment that requires the skills of an experienced, dynamic and proactive humanitarian responder that has tangible experience responding to emergency needs in a conflict setting and can work independently with minimum management oversight. This position reports to the Syria Country Director.


    • Day to day management of the CHF HQ office and established satellite offices within CHF’s area of operations (AO) including the support office in Dohuk, Iraq.
    • Oversight and management of CHF’s Iraq-based operations support hub
    • Representation to relevant local authorities, government officials, and administrative departments as required and appropriate inside Syria
    • Proactive representation and coordination with other humanitarian NGOs, including the NES Forum, INSO, Clusters and any other Ad Hoc group as required to manage the coordinated response in NES
    • Maintain updated awareness and analysis of political and conflict contexts in the AO, countrywide and regionally
    • Monitor, verify and reporting on displacement figures in the AO
    • Day to day management of all staff in the AO ensuring that staffing is appropriate to the needs of the program response as well the safety and security of all staff working on the mission
    • Ensure that emergency response and resilience programming is timely, efficient, well-coordinated and monitored and evaluated
    • Ensure timely and effective reporting of the humanitarian situation in the AO is sent to the CD
    • Oversight and management of security in the AO and coordination with the safety and security department and the CD to determine the risk level and the acceptable access routes and implementation locations
    • Ensure 100% compliance with all donor regulations and internal policies
    • All other duties as assigned

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Demonstrated understanding of and adherence to humanitarian principles
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, coordination skills, analytic skills, interpersonal skills, team management skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment, in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressures.
    • Fluency in English, working knowledge of Arabic preferred
    • Previous experience managing expatriate and local staff in conflict zones
    • Previous experience in the Middle East strongly preferred
    • Prior experience with programs implemented in Syria preferred
    • Previous experience managing sub-contractors preferred
    • Previous experience implementing a U.S. Government program preferred


    • A Masters’ Degree or Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, social science, or a related field preferred
    • At least 8-10 years of progressively responsible experience in the humanitarian, development, or transition field. Within the 8-10 years of experience, at least 3-5 years of experience managing teams and at least 5-8 years of experience working on humanitarian response programming in conflict zones
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience


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