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"Education and Protection Program Coordinator – Syria"


Country: Syrian Arab Republic, job based in Damascus

Duration: 7 months renewable, starting July 2020 depending on the opening of the boarders (minimum one month is necessary to complete the visa procedure)

Conditions: Salaried contract, gross monthly salary from €1800 to €2,300 according to experience, 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.

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 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.

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 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 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. 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, 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

Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Head of Programs supports him/her on the overall implementation of the EiE and CP programs in Hama, Rural Damascus and Dar’a Governorates, requirements definition, writing grant applications, planning, defining strategies and reporting to donors. The Education and Protection Coordinator must thoroughly coordinate with the WASH and shelter Coordinator, in particular but not limited to, for activities such as school rehabilitation or WASH in schools.

He/she supervises the overall work of the program team ensuring program development and quality and timely implementation of all the organization projects in Syria.
He/she provides direct supervision and support to the operational and overall functioning of the mission in coordination with TGH program and support staff.

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 and go out of the country every 3 months.