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Solidarités International
Director and Top Executive Full-time
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
  • Job number: SRH05892
  • Status: Employee
  • Area of expertise: Regional Coordination / Country Director
  • Position: Missions


Desired start date: As Soon As Possible

Duration: Permanent contract

Location: 100% in the field, worldwide

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI's interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers - intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.


The flying Deputy Country Director for programs (DCD) from the OSS team (Operational Support Service) may be deployed on any country where a DCD-related position is of major strategic interest.

By nature, the flying DCD is deployed primarily on DCD gaps but may also be called upon to respond to emergencies, project launches, to replace a Program Coordinator, to reinforce the skills of the Program teams on a country or to support strong positioning issues related to programs.

The flying DCD, as part of the country senior management team, oversees the development of SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL's (SI) programs in line with the association's mandate and global strategy, and ensures their design are driven by needs, have a demonstrable impact, are adaptable to contextual changes and are conflict sensitive.


He/she accompanies the positioning of SI in its different sectors of intervention.


OSS members respond to the support needs of missions through SI's geographic desks. Their deployment is under the supervision of the Director of Operations.

  • In deployment: Under the hierarchical authority of the Country Director

In close collaboration with the geographical desk of assignment, and in addition to the terms of reference specific to each deployment:

  • Collaborate with the Country Director (CD) to implement the set country and program strategy.
  • Support fundraising efforts and donor and partners’ relationship management and representation.
  • Oversee Program Development by providing cohesive leadership to SI programming, ensuring support to Program Coordination team and timely communication on program issues to the CD and HQ
  • Provide guidance for the Quality Management of the programs by ensuring quality criteria and indicators are monitored and lead to decision making
  • Ensure that procedures, guides and tools are updated and implemented in accordance with HQ recommendations.
  • Support on lessons learning and using the findings to guide future strategic direction
  • Being proactive in proposing new activities based on the context evolution.



  • Master's degree in Humanitarian Program Coordination, International Development, International Relations, or equivalent

Experience and skills required

  • Minimum 5 years work experience in similar setting (emergency, protracted crisis, and/or development)
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in a similar position (senior management, head of programs, programs’ director)
  • Experience in implementing/supervision emergency, early recovery and development programming
  • Experience in "surge capacity" positions appreciated


  • English: fluent
  • French: fluent
  • Spanish: would be an asset

Soft skills and spirit

  • Enjoys working in a team environment
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to different cultural contexts
  • Adaptability to different work environments and volatile security contexts
  • Stress management: Ability to work under pressure within imposed deadlines and to manage large increases in workload
  • Proactive and sense of initiative


  • Permanent contract
  • Expatriate contract calculated on the basis of the expatriate salary scale (gross salary of the coordinator level from 2800 euros/month, excluding the valuation of experience in NGOs)
  • One day off per weekend spent in the field. 5 weeks paid vacation.
  • Health insurance and repatriation (100% covered)


Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Solidarités International (SI) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme - qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.

Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of abuse, notably acts of SEAH.

Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will ever ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.

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