Première Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency. The association leads in average 190 projects by year in the following sectors of intervention: food security, health, nutrition, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructures, water, sanitation, hygiene and economic recovery. PUI is providing assistance to around 5 million people in 20 countries – in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe and France.

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Humanitarian Situation and Needs

As of July 2016, Jordan is the country hosting the third largest number of Syrian refugees with 657,433 registered with UNHCR. In Jordan, the first response to the needs of the refugees was carried out by the host communities alongside Jordan civil society and charity organizations. However, the constant influx of people put significant strains on the already weak economic situation of the Jordanian population in the areas of refuge, with around 79% of the refugees living outside of camps.

Refugees struggle to meet their basic needs, relying on dwindling savings, growing loans, humanitarian assistance and resorting to negative coping mechanisms. 2/3 of the Syrian refugees live below the poverty line, with rent being their major expenditure.

Addressing fundamental needs of the most vulnerable refugees and restoring dignity is a priority to be achieved through improved access to health for most vulnerable groups, psycho-social support for the most affected population, proposing alternative education for children out of school, improve living conditions for households and supporting access to legal documentation (and thus to services).

With the conflict in Syria being nowhere near a political solution, refugees and host communities will continue to co-exist and while tensions are raising in the communities, it is paramount to empower the communities to bounce back ensuring i) social cohesion, ii) development of sustainable economic opportunities and iii) support to public services.

Our action in the field

Since 2013, PUI has been responding to the needs of most vulnerable populations affected by the Syria crisis in host communities. Through a community-based approach, the objectives of PUI in Jordan are the following:

  • Provide emergency/life-saving cash assistance to the most vulnerable population to meet their basic needs
  • Improve access to services for most vulnerable populations in host communities
  • Support initiatives at community level to ensure social cohesion and economic empowerment opportunities for most vulnerable populations.

The three pillars of PUI’s strategy to encourage social change include a) Knowledgeand awareness raising of women, girls, boys, men and community influential related to health, importance of education, prevention of early marriage and child labour/abuse, rights and promotion of services uptake, b) provision of services (informal education, PSS, life-skills activities, health education sessions and counselling, case management including referral and follow-up) and alleviating measures such as cash transfers for reproductive health or education c) strengthen the capacities of community and local actors.**

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As part of our activites in Jordan, we are looking for an Administration and Logistics Coordinator.

The Admin/Log Coordinator actively supports the development and growth of PUI mission in Jordan.

She/he is accountable for the sound financial, accounting and budgetary management in compliance with donors’ regulations. She/he ensures the supervision of the logistics aspects of the mission as well as the management of human resources, administrative and legal records.

  • Finance/Budget/Accountancy: She/he ensures the close financial management of the mission, she/he will be able to manage, follow-up and provide specific information on the financial situation, including budgetary elements, accounting elements and mission cash flow position. She/he actively participates in drafting the budgets on new proposals and the financial reporting of projects. She/he is responsible for the monthly accountancy and annual closure.
  • Human Resources: She/he is responsible for the administrative management of the local and international teams, for the definition/updates of procedures and HR management tools in accordance with labor regulations and PUI’s HR policies. She/he monitors risks linked to HR matters with the help PUI’s legal counsellor and by participating in Jordan monthly HR meetings.
  • Administrative/Legal Management: She/he supervises administrative matters in link with Jordan administrations and governmental bodies. She/he ensures the legal status and functioning of the mission are compliant with Jordan’s law.
  • Logistics: She/he ensures compliance with PUI and donors’ logistics procedures. She/he validates the procurement plans for each project and according to PUI”s internal procedures. She/he ensures the sound management of assets and more globally supervises the office functioning.
  • Coordination: She/he participates in the coordination of the mission. She/he supports the Head of Mission and headquarters in decision making by providing all information on the mission financial, administrative, legal, HR and logistics aspects.
  • Administrative support to the regional office: She/he will support the administrator of the regional office on administrative tasks by regularly reviewing the regional accounting, financial management tools and the application of administrative and logistics procedures.

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Training and Experiences


  • Financial/accounting management
  • Human resources management



  • Experience in grants and audit management


  • Minimum 1 year experience in a Finance Coordination position for an INGO


  • Experience in human resources management
  • Experience in dealing with local authorities and various partners

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good knowledge of institutional donor procedures (ECHO, UN agencies, USAID, etc.)


  • Office Package
  • SAGA

Required Personal Characteristics:

  • Good stress management and great ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Ability to remain calm and level-headed
  • Great attention to details, rigor, reliability and honesty
  • Strong sense of responsibilities
  • Proven organization and methodical skills
  • Ability to adapt, manage priorities and be pragmatic
  • Leadership skills and ability to make decisions
  • Analytical capability
  • Good communication skills, great sense of diplomacy and ability to negotiate
  • Strong ability to listen
  • Ability to show authority, if necessary
  • Good sense of humor and great team member


  • Required: English

  • Desirable: French and/or Arabic

Terms Proposed

  • Employed with a Fixed-Term Contract – 8 months

  • Starting date: December 2016

  • Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI

  • Cost Covered: Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…

  • Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation

  • Housing in collective accommodation

  • Daily Living Expenses (« Per diem »)

  • Break Policy: 5 working days at 3 and 9 months.

  • Paid Leaves Policy: 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

To know more about our job offer, look at the complet job description on our website


Please send your application (Resume and Cover Letter) to Jean-Christophe Ouedraogo, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates, at with the following subject: « CoordoAdminLog-JOR ».

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Position Type: 
Long term contract assignment
Apply By: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 07:45
Job Type: 
National Hiring
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
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