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Job Title
Grants and Projects Officer

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Field of Work

Job Type
Full time

Military service
Finished or Exempted (For male)

Minimum Education Level
Bachelor/ License Degree

1- Grants and Projects Involvement
• Keep accurately updated on donor (both institutional and private) policies, guidelines for proposal and report submissions, and best practice requirements
• Prepare, share and manage timelines for proposal and report submissions, compile templates and donor-specific advice to ensure that all involved staff members are aware of their needed contributions and submit inputs in a timely manner enabling all donor requirements and deadlines to be met.
• Assist in the coordination, facilitation, drafting and presentation of high quality proposals, operational and financial reports, as well as communication material (both external and internal, including Medair Annual Reports) in collaboration with the relevant field managers, the CD, and relevant GSO staff.
• Updating programme information on Medair’s Portfolio and Box systems, helping to ensure that these are used as a core system for archiving and form an effective source of information for teams for programme planning, implementation and evaluation
• As part of Medair Syria Country Office team, contribute to overall country strategy

2- Communication and Coordination
• Assist in translation - both written and spoken – as required
• Ensure accurate programme information is documented for internal and external communications use
• Work with team to pro-actively and re-actively obtain resources for communication material
• May be requested to attend/ participate in relevant external meetings

3- Support functions
• Work within Medair’s security protocol and contribute to security measures where necessary
• Work within Medair’s recognised procedures in the area of finance, logistics and quality management where relevant

- Essential:
• University degree in a relevant subject such as Management / Development Studies / Business Administration or in a relevant technical subject
• At least 1 years’ experience in Project Management in a humanitarian setting
• At least 1 years’ experience in a programme funding or grant-writing role, preferably in a humanitarian context.
• NGO experience
• Fluent English (spoken and written)
• At least 2 years’ experience in technical writing
• Excellent Arabic (spoken and written)
• Computer literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook

- Desirable:
• Post-graduate degree in the humanitarian sector
• Management training
• Familiar with Qlik, ODK, Kobo, and BOX

Specific Vacancy Requirements
interested? Then apply for this position

All applicants should send a cover letter and an updated CV no longer than four pages, both in the same language as the vacancy note. Your CV should also include contact details of three professional referees.

Cover letter should briefly summarizes how do you fit the Proposal Writing and communications,Grant Management,Communications / Marketing,
M&E requirements, and the functional expertise you bring to the role.

Professional references will be checked before offering this position to the successful candidate.

The successful candidate must be legally allowed to Work in Syria, need to be holder of fully valid passport for travel to Lebanon/Jordan for training.

This is a position based in Damascus/Country Office with periodic field visits (subject to staff safety procedures and movement approvals). Project locations currently include Rural Damascus, Homs,Der Ez-Zor, and Aleppo Governorates.

Working week is usually 5 days per week, Sunday to Thursday 8:30 - 16:30.

This position requires flexibility at times. Travel might be required to Lebanon/Jordan/Switzerland for training or meetings.

Planned start date:January 2021

Medair may close the announcement before expiry date if suitable number of candidates are reached.

Application will close once suitable candidate is identified.

Salary and Benefits
We offer an interesting job with Medair and competitive remuneration. We will offer the successful applicant a six months contract on current projects inclusive of 3 months' probation period, renewable dependent on both performance and funding for subsequent projects. .

You must be available to start work on January 2021. Candidate should be willing and able to work in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Homs,Der Ez-Zor and Aleppo and undertake field visits to other governorates (subject to movement approval).

About us
Medair is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization with headquarters in Switzerland, founded in 1989 and currently working in 14 countries throughout the world.
We bring relief and recovery to people who are suffering in remote and devastated communities around the world. Medair helps communities to survive crisis, recover with dignity, and develop skills to build a better future in core areas Health and Nutrition, WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene), Shelter/Infrastructure.

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Posted On
Nov 19, 2020

Expiry Date
Dec 19, 2020


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