Deputy Country Director (Programmes) - Syria

Tearfund, Damascus, Syria

Skill Required:, Project ManagementProject/ Programme ManagementStrategic AlliancesTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st October, 2019


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 within our Syria Programme for a Deputy Country Director - Programmes, based in Damascus, Syria.

The successful candidate will have:

  • relevant humanitarian and leadership experience
  • experience in managing security in a complex conflict environment
  • donor relationship cultivation and grants management, programme design, implementation and monitoring
  • an ability to successfully mentor, manage and develop team members.
  • Experience of working in complex insecure locations is absolutely essential.

Responsibilities will include assisting the Country Director in the leadership and management of Tearfund project work, having oversight of successful design, implementation and monitoring of projects, delegated responsibility for security management, assisting in developing the strategic direction for a complex programme. It is essential that the successful candidate has extensive experience as a senior manager with an INGO, and sustained experience living and working in a complex humanitarian context. In addition, they should have proven experience of working alongside local organisations. 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. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure.


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