Desired start date: ASAP
Duration of the mission: 6 months, Extension possible, depending on funding.
Location: Caracas, with frequent travel in the field
ABOUT THE MISSION
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is a French humanitarian organization that provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 39 years, our organization has worked towards meeting the three basic needs – water, food and shelter – of vulnerable and crisis-affected populations and has been more specifically committed to fight against waterborne diseases, leading cause of death in the world. SI’s interventions are carried out based on its expertise in the field of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential ones of food security and livelihoods. SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL is currently present in about 20 countries where SI staff – a total of 2,000 people comprising expatriates, local staff, HQ employees and some volunteers – implements programs with professionalism and commitment whilst being mindful of respecting other cultures.
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has started its activities in Venezuela relatively recently. After several exploratory missions were carried out in 2019, missions were opened and progressively increased their scopes of intervention. They now include activities such as WASH in health facilities, schools and targeted rural or urban communities through the improvement of water services and hygiene practices. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL operated in Venezuela within Consortiums with other French NGOs and some of its activities are implemented through local partners.
ABOUT THE JOB
The candidate will be in charge of all Finance and Human Resources department activities at Coordination level.
He/she will take part in defining Solidarités International’s human resources policy, and ensure that it is followed.
As coordinator, he is responsible for the mission’s financial balance.
He/she will monitor adherence to Solidarités administrative procedures and donor procedures as well as to the laws of the country in which intervention is taking place.
He/she is the point of reference for the mission, and the link between headquarters and the mission for all administrative matters.
Priorities for the mission
- Structure HR and finance department at mission level
- Implement & review HR policies: remuneration, health insurance, training plan
- Reinforce skills to improve autonomy of national administrative and finance staff
- Help guarantee financial stability of the mission
- Ensures smooth management of the financial transfers and current cash situation.
The candidate will manage a team of 1 Finance Officer and 1 Human Resources manager. S/he will have a functional relation with base support managers.
Specific required skills
- High level of autonomy, ability to build a structured working environment
- A minimum of 1 previous HR and Fin coordinator position within SI
- Previous experience in Latin America appreciated
- Fluent in Spanish
- Good communication skills in both written and verbal Spanish and English
- Reactive, Flexible and resourceful
- Solution-oriented management
- Excellent knowledge of Saga
SI WILL OFFER YOU
A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 2400 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly i.e. 2640 euros gross per month)
and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.
Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités). To these break periods, one additional rest day per month worked is granted.
Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension
For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/