Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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.
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:
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.**
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.
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Training and Experiences
Knowledge and Skills:
Required Personal Characteristics:
Desirable: French and/or Arabic
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
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your application (Resume and Cover Letter) to Jean-Christophe Ouedraogo, Human Resources Officer for Expatriates, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject: « CoordoAdminLog-JOR ».