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Coordinator to support the implementation of Action Plan on Child recruitment in North East Syria


Fight for Humanity is a non-partisan, impartial and independent non-governmental organization that seeks to reinforce respect for the rights of people exposed to human rights abuses in neglected areas. ​ In Syria Fight for Humanity works to enhance the protection of children in situations of conflict and armed violence and protect them from recruitment and use in hostilities.

Fight for Humanity is now recruiting a Coordinator to support the work on the prevention of child recruitment in North East Syria.


Role and responsabilities


The Coordinator will support Fight for Humanity in North-East Syria within the framework of the UN/SDF action plan to end and prevent child recruitment.

  1. Act as a liaison between Fight for Humanity and the SDF and its components, as well as other relevant actors as required, to ensure successful implementation of the action plan.

  2. Meet and coordinate regularly with the Inter-Agency Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG) Coordinator

  3. Facilitate effective coordination among local military and political actors engaged in activities related to the prevention and response of child recruitment in North East Syria.

  4. Facilitate the coordination among local actors, such as education and health organizations in support of the implementation of the action plan

  5. Provide training and capacity building support to the SDF and its components, as well as other actors as required, on the contents of the action plan.

  6. Coordinate and monitor local actors’ interventions in support of the implementation of the action plan.

  7. Support Fight for Humanity’s high-level advocacy work towards relevant political and military actors

  8. Support travel arrangements for Geneva-based staff and other resource persons.

  9. Assist with providing inputs to monthly financial and operational reporting to Fight for Humanity



  • Based in North-East Syria

  • 100%, consultancy contract

  • Occasional travel to Erbil, Iraq and Amman, Jordan

  • 11 months, with possible extension based on needs and resources

  • Direct reporting line to the Head of Operations of Fight for Humanity in Geneva, Switzerland



  • Good understanding of the Syrian armed conflict and of the Middle East geopolitical dynamics

  • Established contacts with the SDF and its components

  • Solid knowledge of child protection international standards and practices

  • Working experience with humanitarian actors and KSA in North-East Syria

  • Fluent English, Arabic and Kurdish required

  • Willingness and ability to work in a challenging work environment




Please send applications to (cover letter, resume) to with the reference “NESyria” no later than 13th January 2020.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.