In close collaboration with the SCLDTL and international porgramme Specialist, substantively contribute to the following activities:

Assist international programme specialist in engaging with stakeholders at all levels such as community, authorities, donors, NGOs etc. to accumulate first hand information on issues related to the HLP and feed the information to have a comprehensive understanding of the implementation environment;
In collaboration with the international programme specialist advise senior management on programming issues in the area of HLP within the prism of resilience building, social cohesion and local development; propose timely changes, adjustments and modifications for enhancement of the project affect and impact;
Closely monitor implementation context from legal, political and social perspectives and offer advice to the management for timely and informed decision making;
Supervise provision of technical and financial support to partners and consultants as well as the conduct of the designated programmatic activities;
Liaise with national counterparts, UN agencies, national and international NGOs and targeted population in relation to HLP project related activities.

Financial & Operational Management:

Ensure integrity of financial and administrative procedures as well as a consistent application of UNDP rules and procedures with regard to project implementation and operations;
As part of the project management responsibilities, lead financial management of the Project including budgeting, delivery tracking, financial analysis and reporting;
Coordinate with relevant colleagues within SCLDU to supervise requisitions, purchase orders and payment requests in ATLAS, and ensure monthly delivery updates to the SCLDTL on the financial delivery performance;
Job ID: 23525

Practice Area - Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 30/05/2019

Duty Station: Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic

Education & Work Experience: G-Bachelor’s Level Degree - 4 year(s) experience, I-Master’s Level Degree - 2 year(s) experience

Languages: Arabic, English

Grade: SB4

Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)

Posting Type: External

Bureau: Crisis Prevention & Recovery

Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility for extension

Open for Syrian Nationality only


The conflict in Syria has raged for more than eight years with no political solution in sight, although the situation on the ground has substantively evolved, mainly due to military actions. Protracted violence as well as the overall impact of the long crisis continues to hit daily lives and exacerbate the vulnerability of both Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and host communities, particularly children, women, the elderly, youth and the disabled. The conflict has resulted in widespread displacement and deterioration of security conditions. In addition, it has torn apart the unique social and economic fabric of Syria, compounding immediate suffering, and compromising country’s long-term future. The conflict is estimated to have claimed over 450,000 lives and over half of the population is estimated to have been displaced either inside or outside the country, while the number of persons of concern inside Syria is estimated to be 13.1 million. The increasingly complex political situation has also added to the plight of the Syrian people and dimmed prospects for peace.