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"Support Coordinator – Syria, Damascus"


Country: Syrian Arab Republic - Damascus

Duration: 7 months, renewable according to funding, from June 2020, depending on the evolution of the context.

Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €2,300 to €2,800, monthly per diem 780 euros, 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

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, 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 2019-2020 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.

In the sector of WASH TGH ensures the provision of 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.

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 will 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. 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.

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, 5 expatriates are working in TGH Syria mission: WASH and Shelter Program coordinator, Education and Protection Program Coordinator, Support Coordinator, Grant Manager and Head of Mission.

Job description

The Support Coordinator will be under the responsibility of the Head of Mission. He/she will be directly managing the national Support manager, himself responsible for overviewing the work of the Administrative assistant and the Logistics assistant. The Support coordinator will as well manage functionally base managers in Hama and Daraa for all the support topics.

The main responsibilities include:








This list of responsibilities could be modified according to the needs.

Security, working and living conditions

The current volatile and unpredictable context in Syria requires strict security rules in terms of movements and transmission of information / communication with the Headquarters.

Working and living conditions in Damascus are good. Communication means are satisfying (efficient internet, international phones).