Solidarités International

Desired start date: ASAP

Duration of the mission: 4 months (and more depending on fundings)

Location: Bogotà


In Venezuela, people are faced with hyperinflation, struggle to find necessities, lack of medicines and access to medical services in addition to a rise in crime rates. Many Colombians, formerly settled in Venezuela have decided to go back home while many Venezuelans chose to migrate to major cities in Colombia or to transit through them during their journey to other countries in the region. They walk along the roads, often with no means or possessions. One of the main routes for those travelling to Bogotá or Medellín goes through Bucaramanga. Walkers called the Caminantes use this road every day.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL (SI) is operational in Colombia since October 2019. The mission is currently working on reinforcing WASH, Shelter, NFI, humanitarian transport in the shelters (refugios) and points of attention along the routes between Cucuta and Bucaramanga and in Arauca and Casanare (Yopal). Venezuelans are walking along this route aiming at reaching one of Colombia’s major cities or a third country. They are very vulnerable at this stage and SI respond, together with PUI and LWF, access to basic services along the route.

The Colombian mission is currently limited in size with two bases of operation in Bucaramanga and Yopal and sub-base in Pamplona. The base has grown up to more than 109 national staffs and 11 international staff.


General objectives

  • General management of the grant and partnership department, including donor contract management and reporting, proposal developments and participation to the development of the global partnership strategy and its implementation.
  • Support and reinforcement of teams on donor compliance
  • Support the CO in the external communication for various audiences.

Specificities of the position and challenges

  • Part of interventions managed remotely and areas of intervention difficult to reach;
  • Large volume of activities in various areas;

Priorities for the 2/3 first months

  • Ensure the continuity on the flow of information and reporting in the country office;
  • Work with CD and Prog Co to structure the Grant Unit and Roles and Responsabilities
  • Support the Prog Co to formalize proposal and reporting writing processes within the CO;
  • Develop the partnership strategy and its implementation


The role will be managed by the CD and will be part of the coordination program team including a MEAL coordinator, a program coordinator.

The Grant coordinator is managing a RCO.

Specific required skills/experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing humanitarian grants with project management experience preferred;
  • Experience developing proposals with rigorous requirements and tight deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, learn quickly, and work independently and productively in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to effectively liaise with and motivate a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment and across various time zones
  • Strong initiatives and improvisation capacities
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work both independently and cooperatively with team members
  • Good stress management
  • Prior experience in Latin America an asset
  • Fluent English and Spanish (written, spoken and read) are mandatory


A salaried post: According to experience, starting from 2 400 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly i.e. 2 640 euros gross per month) and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD

SI 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. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7 working days break at 3, 6 and 9 months (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités).

To these break periods, it is necessary to add the granting of one additional rest day per month worked, i.e. 12 days in addition for a one-year contract**.**

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.


Expats will be housed in a GH in BOGOTA. Living conditions in Bogotá are excellent in one of the best capital of Latin America. The country proposes several destinations for weekends.


The security context is stable in this part of Colombia. Besides usual criminal risks (existing in the country generally), the social context is tense with some of the local communities that feel pressured by arrival of Venezuelans and those who help them. This balance and necessary dialogue is a key to understand the context dynamics and adapt the response to Venezuelans needs but also to local communities’ perceptions and vulnerabilities. The context of living in Bogota is good although criminality is increasing. The programs being multisectoral and implemented with several partners (PUI – Health, LWF – protection and local organizations), the coordination is key.

In other countries of intervention where the coordinator will be deployed, the criminality is to be taken very seriously and higher restrictions in terms of movements, lodging and No Go areas are in place.

SI is also very strong in terms of external coordination and is co-lead of the coordination of the humanitarian response on the route through the Caminantes Working Group and is at the forefront of negotiations with local, departmental and national authorities in the area of intervention.


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

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How to apply

Closing date: 30-Oct-22