Country Director Syria

Tearfund, Damascus, Syria

Job Description

Are you an experienced Manager with proven experience in implementing relief and rehabilitation projects in a humanitarian context? An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Country Director, based in Syria.

The successful candidate will have relevant humanitarian and leadership experience, coupled with experience in managing security in a complex conflict environment, donor relationship cultivation and grants management, drafting and managing budgets and successfully mentoring, managing and developing team members. Experience of working in complex insecure locations is absolutely essential.

Responsibilities will include the development and implementation of operational strategy in Syria in line with Tearfund's global and regional strategies.
It is essential that the successful candidate has extensive experience of:

Senior management with an INGO

  • Living and working in a complex humanitarian context
  • Conducting needs assessments
  • Designing new programmes and facilitating learning processes

The candidate will also demonstrate excellent communication skills and be a strong negotiator and problem solver.

Applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs. We would expect applicants to be able to demonstrate a clear and specific desire to work in this country.

The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues.

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