Syria – A Human Resources Coordinator

Key infomation

Job title

Syria – A Human Resources Coordinator



Place (town/region)


Employee status


Type of contract

Fixed Term Contract

Expected start date

As soon as possible

Duration of mission

6 months

Position summary


The worsening of the security situation in Syria over the past 6 years has led to massive population displacement inside and outside Syria. UN Agencies estimate that the number are registered as refugee by the UNHCR in the neighbouring countries of internally displaced is now reaching 6.5 million (OCHA, 2016), and 4.2 million of people (Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Iraq).

The Syrian economy has been severely affected by the crisis and is expected to continue to decline. Productive sectors have almost come to a standstill due to insecurity in agricultural as well as industrial areas. Disrupted transport links, electricity and fuel recurrent shortages make worse the daily life of Syrian people. Security issues as well as access to the field remain a huge concern to carry out humanitarian project supporting the conflict-affected Syrian families.

Urgent humanitarian assistance is required in terms of health, food, NFIs, shelter, WaSH, education and livelihoods in order to improve the living conditions of the estimated 13.5 million people in need in Syria (OCHA, 2017). The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), RC/RC movement, UN Agencies, national NGOs and few INGOs are providing relief to the crisis-affected Syrian population all over the 14 Governorates.


Under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission- Accountability, the HR Coordinator works in close collaboration with the whole coordination team to:

Implement the Human Resources policy in accordance with the PUI strategy and Syria labor law

Standardize HR procedures and templates

Support the bases with any HR matters

Main activities

PU mission in Syria expands its activites in 2018-2019 in the current bases and new bases such Daraa & Deir El Zour. With potential new acces to new areas.  the HR team: only two officers are dealing with the everyday Human resources management and follow-up, but don’t have enough time to develop and review  all the guidelines and templates needed.

The overall objective of the position is to:

HR Policy definition and application: According to the mission strategy, he/she leads the review and develop of PUI’s HR policy in the mission (when it is needed) in accordance with the country of operation’s relevant legal framework (including fiscal aspects) and the organization’s policies and guidelines (including antifraud, protection, abuse prevention, etc.)

National personnel development: She/he implements a clear development policy linked to objective setting and builds a plan for training and accompanying to increase the level of employee competencies.

Required profile


Bachelor or Master degree in HR management or other relevant qualification


At least 2 years on a similar position.

and skills

Team management

Capacity building


English is mandatory, French and Arabic are desirable.


Mobility: Extensive travel may be required within Syria, with the possibility of regional travelling.

Proposed terms


Monthly Gross Income: from 2 200 up to 2 530 Euros depending on the experience in International Solidarity + 50 Euros per semester seniority with PUI


Cost covered:  Round-trip transportation to and from home / mission, visas, vaccines…

Insurance including medical coverage and complementary healthcare, 24/24 assistance and repatriation

Housing in collective accommodation

Daily living Expenses (« Per diem »)


Break Policy  : 5 working days at 3 and 9 months + break allowance

Paid Leaves Policy  : 5 weeks of paid leaves per year + return ticket every 6 months

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Person in charge of this offer

In charge

Pauline Gallay , Chargée de Ressources Humaines Expatriées

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