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Area Manager - Syria Response

Job Description

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Under the supervision of the Head of Operations, the Area Manager is responsible for overseeing the establishment of WV’s humanitarian operations in Syria, with a focus on startup, initial implementation, strategic planning, quality and design, risk-sensitive operations, strategic partnerships, staff management, grants acquisition and operational security for the initiation of World Vison’s programmes

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Area Manager will play an integral role in the establishment of specific World Vision programmes in Syria. S/he is an innovative leader with the capacity to oversee, direct, strategise, plan and implement a multi-sector response in Syria – considering potential PHC, WASH, protection, and livelihoods interventions, both through direct implementing modalities, and with partners.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Higher degree in International Development or other relevant area.

  • 8+ years proven experience with International NGOs, donor or UN agencies in emergency relief/ development programming and operations.

  • Fluent in English (written and oral).

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of computer software such as MS Office and email programmes.

  • Concrete practical hands on experience in remote management aid delivery contexts.

  • Strong knowledge of key sectoral areas, including programmatic approaches to health and protection programming.

  • Experienced and confident in external representation with donors and within formal and informal coordination structures, including within the Whole of Syria coordination structure.

  • Highly developed communication skills (oral and written) with ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated success as a collaborator and team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.

  • Innovator and calculated risk taker.

  • Understands, values and promotes diversity to achieve organizational goals.

  • Experience designing and implementing programmes in Syria, through partners, highly preferred.

  • Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.

  • Experience establishing, designing and implementing cross-border programmes, through partners, highly preferred.

  • Basic understanding of Arabic (preferred).

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Position requires willingness and ability to continue to function in unpredictable and potentially hostile environments.

  • Irregular travel anticipated.