Country: Syrian Arab Republic - Damascus
Duration: 7 months, according to funding, from July 2020
Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €2,300 to €2,800, monthly per diem 850 USD, medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission, break every 3 months. Non family duty station.
Presentation of TGH
"Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity"
Founded in 1994, TGH is a French international solidarity organization based in Lyon, France. The association designs and implements emergency, rehabilitation and development programs in the following sectors: water, hygiene and sanitation, civil engineering, food security and rural development, socio-educational and psychosocial. TGH is currently operating in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Presentation of the mission and project
TGH has been registered as INGO in Syria in May 2017 and ensures a permanent presence since November 2017. TGH works under the coordination of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) officially mandated by the Syrian Authorities to coordinate activities of humanitarian organisations committed to provide assistance to the conflict-affected Syrian population in Syria.
TGH identified sectors of activities in Syria are WASH, Shelter, Education, Protection and Livelihood. The WASH working group is active in Syria and coordinated by the Ministry of Water Resources and SARC; Education sector is coordinated by the Ministry of Education through the Directorate of Planning and International Cooperation and UNICEF in Damascus. The Early Recovery and Livelihood Sector is activated since 2013 and led by UNDP. The Protection sector is leaded by UNHCR and UNICEF (for Child Protection) and the Health sector by WHO.
TGH strategy for Syria 2019-2022 is to “Respond in the country to the acute humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable and exposed Syrian people while increasing their resilience capacities”.
TGH in Syria is operating in three governorates namely Rural Damascus, Hama and Daraa and manage 3 to 5 different projects funded by ECHO, SHF and UNHCR. Other proposals have been recently submitted to OFDA and SHF in the frame of the COVID response.
In 2019, the 3 to 5 different projects implemented simultaneously by TGH benefited to 270 247 IDPs and returnees living in the conflict-affected through the delivery of WASH, Education, Child protection services.
All project are coordinated from Damascus.
TGH’s strategy in Syria consists in shifting gradually and where appropriate to more development-oriented programming, while maintaining the capacity to provide humanitarian assistance when and where needed.
In the sector of WASH TGH ensures the provision of drinkable water through Water Trucking (WT). In parallel TGH rehabilitates boreholes, water systems and pumping stations in a more durable perspective. In addition, in 2020, TGH will install a Reverse Osmosis in Rural Damascus. TGH also sets up WASH in schools activities, i.e. Rehabilitation of hygiene infrastructures in identified schools alongside with hygiene kits distributions to the children. In parallel, TGH conducts hygiene promotion sessions (including distribution of hygiene items) and capacity building of community based committees and local authorities in WASH services sustainable management
Efforts to make schools a safe and supportive environment for education, which includes the rehabilitation of schools, are coupled with activities of support to children’s education and wellbeing, targeting Out of School children but also children already regularly attending school. TGH also reinforce schools’ staff knowledge and capacities in non-formal education (NFE) and psychosocial support and accompany them in the implementation of these activities with the required conflict-sensitive approach. TGH also organizes support classes outside working hours.
In a bid to prevent and respond to child protection concerns through the accompaniment of vulnerable children, the organization of PSS and recreational activities and the capacity-building of community-based committees on children well-being and child protection
Psychosocial activities allows TGH to ensure the well-being of the children and carry out personal case management of the most vulnerable children identified through dedicated case workers and referral to adequate infrastructures.
Eventually, TGH recently engaged in enhancing access to safe and dignified housing, either through the provision of emergency kit (doors and windows) or through rehabilitation of individual damaged houses.
The Education and child protection activities are implemented by Education and Protection team composed of 6 national staffs in Damascus, 3 in Daraa and 3 in Hama.
The WASH and Shelter team is composed of 2 National staffs in Damascus, 2 in Daraa and 1 in Hama.
In addition, 6 expatriates are working in TGH Syria mission: WASH and Shelter Program coordinator, Education and Protection Program Coordinator, Administrative and Finance Coordinator, Logistic coordinator, Grant /MEAL Manager and Head of Mission.
3 projects are currently ongoing:
- SY06: SHF WASH project in Rural Damascus and Dara’a: Water trucking, Rehabilitation of water system and sewerage system, Hygiene Promotion, installation of a Reverse Osmosis unit
- SY07: SHF Education in Rural Damascus and Dara’a: Rehabilitation of 4 schools and WASH facilities, Provision of school furniture, supplies, stationary and water tanks, NFE, back to learning campaign
- SY08: ECHO multisector project in Rural Damascus, Dara’a and Hama : Water trucking, rehabilitation of 4 water systems, Hygiene Promotion, installation of a reverse osmosis unit, schools and wash in school facilities rehabilitation in 3 schools, provision of school furniture, NFE, back to learning campaign, case management
In addition to the above, other programs with similar or new sectors of intervention are expected to start in the coming months:
- UNHCR: no clear feedback in terms of amount and activities but most likely Shelter, education and protection
- CDCS: emergency WASH response to COVID 19 crisis
- SHF: emergency WASH response to COVID 19 crisis