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"Wash - Shelter Coordinator - Syria"


Country: Syrian Arab Republic - Damascus

Duration: months (one month is necessary to complete the visa procedure), starting asap

Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from 2’300 to 2’800 EUR according to experience, monthly per diem dollars 850, medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission, break every 3 months.

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, Shelter, Education, Protection and Livelihood. The WASH working group is active in Syria and coordinated by the Ministry of Water Resources and SARC;

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 is currently implementing 5 projects and is expected to start one or two more in the coming months:

Job description

He/she supports the Head of Mission on the overall implementation of the WASH and shelter (including school rehabilitation) programs in all governorate of Syria TGH is intervening in, requirements definition, writing grant applications, planning, defining strategies and reporting to donors.
He/she supervises the overall work of the program WASH and shelter (including school rehabilitation) team ensuring program development and quality and timely implementation of all the organization projects in Syria.
He provides direct supervision and support to the operational and overall functioning of the mission within 3 or 4 bases in Damascus, Hama, Dara’a and maybe Ar-Raqqa in coordination with TGH program and support staff.

In direct collaboration with the Head of Mission, the sector program managers and the support services departments, his main responsibilities are:

Program management

Data collection and monitoring tools

Staff management


General support to the mission

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

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 Country Director and the Headquarters.

Working and living conditions in Damascus are good. Communication means are satisfying (efficient internet, international phones).
The office is separated from the guesthouses. Individual rooms are available for each expatriate.

When in the field, international staff movements are strictly limited and under tracking. The Wash- Shelter Coordinator will perform short-term field visit and go out of the country every 3 months.