“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
The HI network is an organisation made up of a Federation (with 2 operational HQs in Lyon and Brussels), 8 national associations (Germany, Belgium, Canada, United States, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and Switzerland) and the HI Institute on Humanitarian Action. All these entities work concertedly to implement HI’s international aid and development mandate.
The Federation is responsible for implementing the network’s social missions in around sixty countries. It operates under the names “Humanity & Inclusion” or “Handicap International” depending on the country.
The national associations are known as “Handicap International” in continental Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland) and “Humanity & Inclusion” in Canada, United Kingdom and United States. Each association has its own board of trustees.
HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.
For further information about the association: www.hi.org.
The Syrian crisis is one of the main humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 11.7 million people were affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6 million IDPs, while over 5 million Syrians have sought refuge in neighbouring countries or in Europe. The current humanitarian response only provides a patchy and partial coverage of the growing humanitarian needs. Eight years after the beginning of the crisis, the number of injured persons in Syria keeps rising, with a severe lack of healthcare in many areas. In large areas of the country, the local economy is in bad shape local populations and IDPs are in need of livelihoods assistance. The inclusion of the most vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, in the humanitarian response remains a major concern. HI is managing a large humanitarian program from three different hubs (Beirut, North-West and North-East), along three main pillars:
Support to health partners (hospitals, psychosocial support centers, local NGOs) for the provision of multidisciplinary rehabilitation services (physical rehabilitation, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) and standalone psychosocial support services, through training, technical supervisions and donations of assistive devices and/or equipment;
Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms light weapons) and non-technical survey of hazardous areas;
Livelihoods assistance, with a combination of cash for work, vocational training, small grants for businesses and apprenticeships;
Training and technical support to other humanitarian actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons in the humanitarian response (with a special focus on inclusive health and inclusive livelihoods).
The actual intervention is based on a mix of remote management of national teams, remote partnerships with local structures and organizations, and direct implementation programs.
Under the direct management of the Country Director based in Amman, the Country manager, is managing an operational team composed of Area manager for each governorate of intervention (2) and a dotted line management with the support function. Your main responsibilities are:
•You are the official representative in the area for the whole of HI, both internally and externally, and promotes the excellent reputation and positive image of HI.
•You are responsible for developing and implementing the project part of the Country Programme operational strategy for the country in which you are based
•You contribute to organisational transformation in line with the Simplification, Shared Services and ROOTS projects. In the event of an emergency, you take responsibility in accordance with the response framework defined.
•Under the guidance of the Technical Unit, country-level MEAL and Support Service managers, and deploying all appropriate tools, you ensure the monitoring of operations in the area, as well as financial control, compliance with HI policies and frameworks (in particular HI Project Monitoring & Evaluation policy) and respect of contractual engagements towards donors.
•You actively monitor and analyse developments in the context in your geographical area in order to identify risks and opportunities, and proposes actions to the Country Director
• You hold a Bachelor or Master degree in related field (political sciences, humanitarian work)
• You have More than 7 years working experience as humanitarian worker with progressive increase in responsibilities
• You have at least 4 years working experience-managing teams, particularly in generalist positions (Project Manager, Area Manager) and demonstrate strong leadership skills with multi-cultural and multi-sector teams, on-site and remotely
• A previous experience working in humanitarian programs in the Middle East and in remote control programs would be preferable
• Fluent English, some knowledge of Arabic will be an asset
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION:
International staffs live in collective guesthouses with 3 to 6 permanent staff and occasional visitors. Life conditions are good, with well-furnished individual rooms, full-equipped kitchens, ACs and heaters, and terraces/gardens. The security situation in the area remains calm but instable with recurrent military pressures from various actors, creating uncertainties to access certain areas.
At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. https://hi.org/en/join-the-team
· 12 months International contract starting from 15th, February 2022
· The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:**
o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals**
o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount**
o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution **
o Repatriation insurance paid by HI**
· Salary from 2986 € gross/month upon experience
· Perdiem: 553,57 € net/month - paid in the field
· Hardship: 500 € net/month paid with your salary
· Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
· R&R: 7 days every 8 weeks
· Position: unaccompanied
§ Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects (from 12 months of mission)
§ Mission of more than 12 months : a child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field**Housing**: Collective taken in charge by HI
Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:
Only successful candidates will be contacted.