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"Education and Protection Program Coordinator – Syria"


Country: Syrian Arab Republic, job based in Damascus

Duration: 7 months renewable depending on funding, starting July 2021 (minimum one month is necessary to complete the visa procedure)

Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €2300 to €2,800 according to experience, monthly per diem USD 850, medical coverage of 100% + repatriation insurance + provident fund, accommodation, international and local transportation as part of the mission, break every 3 months.

Family Duty Station: No

Presentation of TGH

"Actor in a sustainable and shared solidarity"

Founded in 1994, TGH is a French international solidarity organization based in Lyon. 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 and the Middle East.

Presentation of the mission

TGH was registered in Syria as INGO in May 2017 and has had 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 organizations committed to providing assistance to the conflict-affected Syrian population in Syria.

TGH’s sectors of intervention in Syria are: WASH, , Education and Protection. The WASH working group is active in Syria and coordinated by the Ministry of Water Resources and SARC; the 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 led by UNDP. The Protection sector is led by UNHCR and UNICEF (for Child Protection).

TGH in Syria is active in four governorates namely Rural Damascus, Hama, South Idleb and Daraa and manages 3 to 5 different projects funded by ECHO, SHF and AICS. Project coordination is done from Damascus. In 2020, TGH’s projects benefited to more than 270,000 IDPs and returnees living in conflict-affected areas through the delivery of WASH, Education and Child protection services. Discussions are on-going with other donors such as UNHCR and OFDA for potential future work.

TGH’s strategy in Syria for 2019-2022 is to “Respond to the acute humanitarian needs of Syrian most vulnerable and exposed people while increasing their resilience capacities in country”. Our strategy consists in shifting, gradually and where appropriate, to more development-oriented programming, while maintaining the capacity to provide humanitarian assistance as needed.

In the field of WASH, TGH provides drinkable water through Water Trucking (WT) and, at the same time, rehabilitates boreholes, water systems and pumping stations in a more durable perspective. In 2020, TGH installed a reverse osmosis unit in Rural Damascus. TGH also implements WASH-in-school activities, e.g. rehabilitation of hygiene infrastructures, hygiene kits distributions to the children, hygiene promotion. In parallel, TGH provides capacity building to community-based committees and local authorities in sustainable management of WASH services. Specific hygiene and WASH-related activities have been implemented since the summer 2020 in view of fighting Covid-19’s spread and to foster preventative measures. The WASH and Shelter team is composed of two national staffs in Damascus, two in Dar’a and two in Hama.

Efforts to make schools a safe and supportive environment for education, which includes the rehabilitation of school premises, are coupled with activities to support children’s education and wellbeing, targeting out of school children as well as children already in school. TGH also organizes support classes out of working hours for those children unable to attend classes otherwise. TGH reinforces school staff’s 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. The aim is to prevent and to respond to child protection concerns through these activities as well as through case management and referrals of affected children towards specialized services.

The Education and child protection activities are implemented by Education and Protection team composed of 20 national staffs in Damascus, 9 in Daraa and 7 in Hama. 

In addition, 6 expatriates are working in TGH Syria mission: WASH and Shelter Program coordinator, Education and Protection Program Coordinator, Logisitic Coordinator, Admin Coordinator, Grant and Meal Manager and Country Director.

Job description

Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Education and Protection Program Coordinator is responsible of the overall implementation of the EiE and CP programs in Hama, Rural Damascus and Dar’a Governorates, as well as program development.  
In direct collaboration with the Country Director, the sector program managers and the support services departments, the 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.

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 Education and Protection Coordinator will perform short-term field visit.