JOB TITLE: Country Director Syria Relief – Jordan
CONTRACT: Two year Fixed Term Contract
BASED: Amman, Jordon
RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Executive Officer, Headquarters, U.K.
Application Closing Date: 07/04/19

Please note, that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks which may include, but are not limited to, employment references, right to work verification, Accuity background check and where appropriate a criminal record check.

Responsible for:

Syria Relief will establish a new office and programme in Jordon as part of Syria Reliefs ongoing response to the Syrian Crisis. The Country Director (CD), in collaboration with HQ, will play a pivotal role in establishing a new team and developing the programme in Jordon. S/he will be responsible for the overall management and leadership of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in country, in addition to delivering on the objectives as outlined in the Country Strategic Plan. The CD will play a key role in building the profile of Syria Relief in Jordon through liaison and strategic engagement with stakeholders i.e. partners, intuitional donors and CBOs etc. The CD will be responsible for upholding the organizations Vision, Mission and Core Values and ensuring that all Syria Relief staff behave in accordance with these.

Description of the Role:

The CD for Syria Reliefs operations in Jordan and will build on the strengths and opportunities of the program to define strategic direction, creatively manage the team, and build excellent relationships with partners, donors and authorities. You will have experience of working and leading teams in unstable and insecure environments, excellent knowledge of regional politics and development trends, and a strong track record in both resource mobilization and improving program quality. You will demonstrate experience of building programs with a focus on accountability, and evidence of connecting programs to wider advocacy agendas. You will be able to show that you can build effective working relationships across organizational boundaries and have the technical skills to appraise and oversee complex development projects

Responsibilities:

In co-operation with the appropriate staff, s/he will undertake the following responsibilities:

Program Development and Management:

• Provide secretarial support to the CEO and senior management team.
• Undertake program planning and development in line with Syria Relief’s organizational strategy.
• Develop and implement programs in consultation with all staff and stakeholders.
• Ensure stakeholders participate meaningfully in the planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of projects.
• Conduct participatory research to identify and develop new projects, aligned with Syria Relief’s organizational strategy.
• Plan time frames and budgets as well as development of new concept papers and liaison with in-country donors.
• Implement programs as per grants requirements and compliance, delivering and reporting of projects on time, on budget and to the required standard.
• Mobilize the support of government, NGO and community stakeholders, including development of fundraising strategies in country with submission of proposals to be signed-off by the Head Office in Manchester, UK
• Develop coordination and capacity building initiatives for all staff to ensure learning and best practice is shared and developed. This will evolve to include partnership management and transferred learning.
• Develop of national advocacy strategy to draw grass-roots participation in projects with national and international lobbying coordinated in the UK, Jordan and other Strategic locations.
• Produces monthly reports on a timely basis to HQ as required.
• Organize and facilitate internal and external evaluations of the project, using these as opportunities to elicit and document achievements, challenges, learning and opportunities.
• Facilitate visits to project sites by donor representatives and other Syria Relief representatives

Fundraising:

• Work in line with the institutional fundraising strategy and with support from the UK Programs/Operations team to raise funds through relationship building and proposal development.
• Develop and submit concept notes/ proposals with support from Head of Programs Implementation and Head of Programs Support, ensuring compliance with donor requirements and synergy with strategic outputs.
• Negotiate grants and partnership agreements with in-country donors.
• Identify in-country funding opportunities, aligned to Syria Relief’s organizational strategy.
• Work with the in-country and UK Finance teams to develop accurate and realistic donor budgets.

Financial Management:

• Comply fully with Syria Relief’s finance policies and procedures and provide the Finance Manager, HQ, UK with financial requests and expenditure information reports in an accurate manner on a monthly basis.
• Comply fully with the donors’ requirements and conditions.
• Compile donor reports in a timely manner with feedback and support from the Operations Team and sign-off from the CEO.
• Comply fully with the Jordanian Government’s regulations and requirements.
• Ensure all expenditure is authorized and in line with the program and project budgets.
• Ensure receipts and supporting documents are compiled and achieved properly.

Security Management:

• Responsible for ensuring compliance of security protocols within the team, imparting and training partners in security planning, and maintaining oversight of the country-security context at the tactical level.
• Ensure reporting and recording security incidents for the security coordination in Jordan and the UK.
• Update at least annually and/or whenever appropriate, security and evacuation plans with relevant stakeholders.
• Ensure all national staff and visiting staff comply fully with Syria Relief’s security policy and procedures. Security is non-negotiable and overrides program consideration.

Communication and Representation:

• Represent the organization to key donors, diplomats, multilateral organizations, journalists and visitors in Jordan.
• Ensure effective networking, profile and representation with local, national and international authorities, donors and peer agencies.
• Ensure quality of communication material including case studies for UK based communications team.
• Interface with Fundraising Team in production of blogs, photos, videos and case-studies.
• Circulate and inform staff of Syria Relief’s communications strategy and external messaging.
• Be overall responsible for the implementation of HR policies and procedures in Jordan, and ensure they comply with Syria Relief’s HR policies and practices and Jordanian labor laws.
• Line management of team of diverse local staff and expatriate staff conducting regular supervision and support. This will include local and distance management of geographically separate teams and overseeing the management of relationships with local partner organizations.
• Lead the recruitment and orientation of new local and international staff members.
• Conduct or oversee at least annual appraisals of all staff working under the Jordan program.
• Ensure compliance with security and child protection protocols and procedures.
• Arrange for field visits to address local staff needs and ensure compliance with Syria Relief policies and procedures.
• Maintain learning and competency development amongst staff and partners through identification of individual learning objectives, institution of regular training programs and competencies assessments.

Other:

• Liaison with local government authorities to ensure representation, good relations and full compliance with local Laws and/or customs as far as possible.
• Follow up with changes in Border, Registration, Residency and other policies that impact employees and organization in country of operation.
• Ensure legitimacy of staff and operations, and clear legal standing for all office operations.

Leadership Skills:

• To promote Syria Relief’s vision and mission and to uphold the Charity’s values in all day to day activities and delivery of services.
• Take business accountability for the delivery of shared business responsibilities e.g. relevant contribution to the Charity’s Objectives, Risk Register and Assurance Framework.
• To ensure that Syria Relief develops a culture that promotes equality and values diversity and that the service you provide meets the needs of all stakeholders. This may involve the development and monitoring of policies and procedures to ensure the services you provide are inclusive to all.
• To participate in Syria Relief related events as and when required.
• In accordance with legislation, the post holder is required to undertake a proactive role in the management of risks in all their actions. This includes:
• Undertaking risk assessments in line with the Syria Relief risk assessment process;
• Reporting all incidents, near misses and hazards in line with the Syria Relief’s reporting arrangements/system
• Undertaking a statutory duty of care for your own personal safety and that of others
• Attending all statutory and mandatory health and safety training, appropriate to the role.

Application procedure:-

To apply please email manchester@syriarelief.org.uk with the Job Title in the subject line.

1. CV or application form.

2. A covering letter briefly outlining how you meet the required qualities and skills and how you would manage the key duties and responsibilities and where appropriate, evidence (maximum 1,000 words).

We reserve the right to close this post early, where we receive a high number of applications and you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website, read the job description carefully and person specification to assist you in completing your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If any of the three requirements are missing in your application, your application will not be considered.

SR believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

Please note, the position you are applying for has been identified as requiring an Accuity Identity and Security Check.

If you require any further information please contact Glenys Ely, Human Resources, Manchester Office.

JOB TITLE: Corporate Partnerships Manager (CPM)
HOURS: Full time (40 hours per week less 30 minutes lunch break 37.5hrs)
SALARY: Competitive, plus London weighting £3,500 full time equivalent, pro rata
LOCATION: London UK
REPORTING TO: Head of Programmes & Development (HoPD)
Application Closing Date: 30/04/19

Terms of Employment: Subject to six month probation period, satisfactory employment and ongoing security checks.

Description of the Role:

The CPM will drive the dynamic part of our fundraising plan, fundraising from our Corporate, Institutional and Foundation, donors and partners. CPM will nurture, build, develop and maintain relations with donor audiences.

S/he will collaborate with the HoPD and other senior colleagues to strengthen existing relationships and identify and cultivate valuable new grants and partnerships in order to provide income and enrich SR’s programming. This is an exciting opportunity to work across SR’s countries of operation in the Middle East and in the UK.

Main Duties / Responsibilities:
• Identify, secure and develop new corporate partnership opportunities,
• Focusing on, corporate donations, sponsorship opportunities, ‘Charity of the Year’ partnerships, employee fundraising, payroll giving and gifts in kind.
• To forge long-term mutually beneficial relationships with corporate supporters.
• Nurture and maintain existing corporate relationships
• Develop a fundraising strategy with Leadership team.
• Develop and maintain your own portfolio of High Net-Worth Individuals (HNWI) as part of this programme,
• Identify growth areas and opportunities within the corporate sector.
• Develop a long-term strategy for Corporate Giving applications within the corporate arena.
• Act as an ambassador for SR, representing the charity and undertaking public speaking at external events, including a wide variety of networking events
• Develop relationships with corporate social responsibility, teams and involve them in the planning of fundraising activities for the employees
• To develop professional solicitation proposals and undertake presentations at senior level meetings.
• To write funding proposals, corporate applications and reports.
• To manage relationships with corporates before, during, and after receipt of funds and maintain a high level of supporter care with corporate.
• Track, analyse and report on fundraising results in the corporate field and measure, manage and report performance using agreed performance measures.
• Work closely with the events fundraiser to maximise corporate contacts leverage and manage corporate participation in the events programme.
• Actively seek sponsorship to support SR events, working closely with the community fundraising team.
• To continue to raise the profile of SR by networking at appropriate events and secure new introductions.
• Researching, initiating and researching new fundraising opportunities
• Profiling of donors
• Fulfilling reporting requirements and managing and maintaining accurate records and tracking systems
• Raising awareness of Syria Relief’s work through local media, events, networks and presentations.
• Maintaining accurate records.
• Collaborate with colleagues across SR’s teams national and internationally.
• To maintain an update polices relating to fundraising to comply to legislation and statutory regulations.

Leadership Skills:
• To promote SR’s vision and mission and to uphold the Charity’s values in all day to day activities and delivery of services.
• Take business accountability for the delivery of shared business responsibilities e.g. relevant contribution to SR’s Objectives, Risk Register and Assurance Framework.
• To ensure that SR develops a culture that promotes equality and values diversity and that the service you provide meets the needs of all stakeholders. This may involve the development and monitoring of policies and procedures to ensure the services you provide are inclusive to all.
• To participate in SR related events as and when required.
• In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and subsequent legislation, the post holder is required to undertake a proactive role in the management of risks in all their actions. This includes:-
 Undertaking risk assessments in line with the Syria Relief risk assessment process;
 Reporting all incidents, near-misses and hazards in line with the Syria Relief’s reporting, arrangements and systems
 Undertaking a statutory duty of care for your own personal safety and that of others
 Attending all statutory and mandatory health and safety training, appropriate to the role.

Application procedure:-

To apply please email manchester@syriarelief.org.uk with the Job Title in the subject line.

1. CV or application form.

2. A covering letter briefly outlining how you meet the required qualities and skills and how you would manage the key duties and responsibilities and where appropriate, evidence (maximum 1,000 words).

3. How you can demonstrate you have full rights to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to close this post early, where we receive a high number of applications and you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible, to avoid disappointment.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website, read the job description carefully and person specification to assist you in completing your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If any of the three requirements are missing in your application, your application will not be considered.

Please mention where you heard of this vacancy when you apply for this position.SR believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

Please note, the position you are applying for has been identified as requiring an Accuity Check

JOB TITLE: Advocacy & Public Relations Manager (APRM)
HOURS: Full time (40 hours per week less 30 minutes lunch break 37.5hrs)
SALARY: Competitive, plus London weighting £3,500 full time equivalent, pro rata
LOCATION: London UK
REPORTING TO: Head of Marcomms, Chief Executive
Application Closing Date: 30/04/19

Terms of Employment: Subject to six month probation period, satisfactory employment and ongoing security checks.

Description of the Role:

The APRM, will advocate and publicise the plight of Syria’s casualties, demonstrate an understanding of the sensitivities and complexity of the situation in Syria and the consequences for Syrian people; either displaced refugees or residents of Syria. S/he will convey the voice from the ground, to various external audiences. S/he will build a presence there to promote SR’s work, which is rapidly evolving and is entering a new phase, preparing for Syria’s redevelopment and regeneration. Focus needs to be placed on developing and up skilling Syrian people, to prepare them for this new transition.

Main Duties / Responsibilities:
o Formulate, develop and implement an effective communications and media strategy.
o Position SR as influential in public debate on Syria, and remain a “front of mind” resource for journalists and other key stakeholders covering related issues.
o Identify media opportunities by writing, editing, commissioning and disseminating press-releases, op-eds, statements etc., to secure coverage of SR’s work across the media spectrum.
o Respond to media approaches and queries by providing background information, arranging interviews and other support as required.
o Lead and develop a relationship building plan to ensure SR is well connected and respected amongst journalists, politicians, policy makers and other key stakeholders.
o Maintain and protect SR’s reputation in the media, through identifying potential risk, planning for potential crises and responses.
o Train and advise staff/trustees on how to manage sensitive media situations.
o Keep abreast of Syria’s on going crisis and related news
o Keep abreast of regional advocacy groups in and around Syria
o Increase SR participation in global humanitarian initiatives, specifically the Grand Bargain
o Participate in the INGO’s, NGO’s Forums
o Maintain and continue to build relations with United Nations Secretariat, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),
o Give SR a place in the global humanitarian discussions, lead on local representation in global meetings
o Raising and maintaining awareness of Syria’s ongoing plight in the public and humanitarian eye
o Participation in the Grand Bargain
o Bridge the discussion with other INGOs in Turkey
o Guide and advise SR offices on advocacy issues and general trends
o Regular visits to regional offices to keep up to date (Turkey, Jordan, Iraq)
o Capacity-building and training of new staff
o Fundraising, writing proposals, bids to seek funds from INGO’s and institutions

Leadership Skills:
o To promote SR’s vision and mission and to uphold the Charity’s values in all day-to-day activities and delivery of services.
o To contribution to the Charity’s objectives, Risk Register and Assurance Framework.
o To ensure that SR develops a culture that promotes equality and values diversity and that
the service you provide meets the needs of all stakeholders. This may involve the development and monitoring of policies and procedures to ensure the services you provide are inclusive to all.
o To participate in SR related events as and when required.
o In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and subsequent legislation, the post holder is required to undertake a proactive role in the management of risks in all their actions; this includes:-
 Undertaking risk assessments in line with the SR risk assessment process;
 Reporting all incidents, near-misses and hazards in line with the SR’s reporting
arrangements and systems
 Undertaking a statutory duty of care for your own personal safety and that of others
 Attending all statutory and mandatory health and safety training, appropriate to the role.

Application procedure:-

To apply please email manchester@syriarelief.org.uk with the Job Title in the subject line.

1. CV or application form.

2. A covering letter briefly outlining how you meet the required qualities and skills and how you would manage the key duties and responsibilities and where appropriate, evidence (maximum 1,000 words).

3. How you can demonstrate you have full rights to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to close this post early, where we receive a high number of applications and you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible, to avoid disappointment.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website, read the job description carefully and person specification to assist you in completing your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If any of the three requirements are missing in your application, your application will not be considered.

Please mention where you heard of this vacancy when you apply for this position.SR believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

Please note, the position you are applying for has been identified as requiring an Accuity Check

 

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