Job Summary

    Managing and supervising education project/s in Syria, will be responsible for overall project management and ensuring that project objectives/ implementation are on track/budget as planned, ensure implementation and documentation according to donor/partner/other stakeholder compliance requirements, and assist in program development. 

Position Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field. Master’s degree preferred
    • Minimum 3 years of professional experience leading, managing and implementing civil society projects.
    • Experience working in the Syrian context and/or a strong demonstrated understanding of the country context and the region
    • Leadership experience managing humanitarian Projects and development sectors.
    • Experience with remote management
    • Great presentation and communication skills
    • Strong management skills
    • Reporting skills
    • Strong knowledge in budgeting.
    • Ability to build the capacity of the team
    • Professional, motivated, open, creative, responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive.
    • PMP/PMD-Pro Certified (highly preferable).


    Child Protection Policy
    Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to WATAN, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. WATAN is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.

    Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy
    WATAN expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. WATAN employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside WATAN.

    Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidate


    • Develop, monitor and implement project work plan according to project outputs.
    • Develop and monitor project budget and expenditures.
    • Ensure that program/project goals and plans are implemented on time and within budget and according to donor/partner/other stakeholder’s compliance requirements.
    • Evaluate activity progress and determine the necessary actions to be on track.
    • Provide project reports that are timely and meet institutional and donor/partner requirements.
    • Liaise with logistics, MEAL, Safety, and Security, HR, etc. and all stakeholders from WATAN regarding project activities implementation.
    • Ensure sound administrative practices regarding record keeping, compliance with donor / partner regulations, communications, etc.
    • Frequent travel to other cities to attend project sites and provide support to team as needed.
    • Represent WATAN in related working groups and other stakeholder or coordination meetings, as needed, and maintain a positive, continuous and visible presence for WATAN.
    • Stay up to date with all regional and country-specific response plans by the U.N., donors’ active actors,
    • Assist in writing of proposals, provide technical input, writing and budgetary input for new program design.
    • Assist in building new partnerships and relations with key NGOs and donors regarding related programs.
    • Work closely with agencies and organizations in the related areas for collaboration,
    • Perform any other tasks under the guidance of the direct supervisor.
    • Draft/update WATAN’s Standard Operating Procedures related to Education projects
    • Oversee timely preparation of relevant programme documentation for approval from Gaziantep programme and finance teams, including payment planning documents, beneficiary signature lists, Payment Approval Forms

Job Code




Work Place

Turkey - Gaziantep