People in Need is looking for a Cash for Work Project Officer – for its Syria/Turkey Mission/Based in Aleppo Countryside


Closing date: 22 November 2017


People in Need is seeking a Cash for Work Project Officer – for its Syria/Turkey Mission/ based in Aleppo Countryside.


Type of position: national


Starting date: 1 December 2017


Term: one-year contract.



The general tasks of the Cash for Work Project Officer are as follows:





·         The CFW Project Officer supports the management staff to track day-to-day activities of the Cash for Work program.

·         Feeding into the information sharing mechanism in the field and with Gaziantep providing with data and field updates to the cash for work Field Coordinator (daily activity reports, WhatsApp).

·         Respect the security guidelines as set in the Program Security Plan.

·         Assist in supervising the process of collecting and updating data from local councils periodically.

·         Follow up on adherence to basic protection standards during distributions.

·         Conduct other activities as requested by line manager.


Project Implementation:


-       Assist in conducting need assessments as required to identify needs in the operations areas

-       Work closely with the CFW’ coordinator and the head of program to identify emerging needs of the communities

-       Ensure that all partners and local councils understand the terms of the contracts/MOUs.

-       Make sure that the activities are going well according to the plan and strategy, following PIN’ rules and policies.

-       Work closely with M&E team to ensure that the required information exists and proper filing of project document.

-       Assist in monitoring Teams work and contractual commitments plan (field visits to teams’ locations).

-       Support partners and staff to solve any problems, challenges, or delays in programming.

-       Making sure that payment are paid in time according to PIN’ policies.

-       Inform management staff of any opportunities, challenges or changes to the programming environment in the field.

-       Ensure effective and timely communication with other departments as needed (Logistics, Administration, Finance …)




-       Effectively assist in supervising a team of Cash Assistants to complete program implementation with a high quality and in a timely manner.

-       Coordinate activities with implementing partner(s) and/or local councils (if applicable).




-       Daily and weekly reporting on activities of cash program.

-       Collect and report any new security information, incident or any change of the context to the line manager.

-       Report challenges, successes, relevant issues to the Cash Based Program Management.




  • Fluent written and spoken Arabic (Syrian nationality) and English mandatory!
  • Valid passport


Education and experience:


· University degree in international relations, social sciences, statistics, or other related fields preferably (e.g. economics, sociology, social work, psychology, law and human rights, etc);

  • Liaising and coordinating with Syrian civil society organizations
  • At least 1 years’ experience with NGOs in cash for work programming.
  • Proficient in word, excel, power point, Skype and social networks;


Candidates should be able to demonstrate key capabilities in all of the following:


  • Networking, interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Coordination skills
  • Self-awareness;
  • Resilience, stress tolerance and ability to cope with change;
  • Proactive problem solving;
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, under-pressure and to respect deadlines;
  • Problem solving capabilities.




Candidates should have a strong commitment towards humanitarian relief and disaster operations. It is of utmost priority that candidates understand, respect and act in the spirit of the mandate and core humanitarian values. The candidate must possess a high level of professional and personal maturity together with an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, managers and external partners, namely CSOs. Candidates must be able to interact with sensitivity with all stakeholders respecting diversity and gender. A capacity for working under pressure is essential, as work is often in difficult and demanding conditions, where the focus frequently shifts due to changes in priority. The candidate is expected to have excellent analytical and communicative skills, show initiative and take both a hands-on and an analytical approach to tasks and problems.


How to apply:


Please send your CV and MOTIVATION LETTER to the following email: [email protected] stating in the subject “CfWO-Alp-1117 ". Please note that the position may be filled before the deadline of submission of applications.

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