Inclusion Technical Specialist
HI , Honduras
“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”
Handicap International is changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion 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 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.
For further information about the association:
JOB CONTEXT :
The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 11.7 million people are currently 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 4 main pillars:
Support to health partners for the provision of multidisciplinary rehabilitation and standalone psychosocial support services, through training, technical supervisions and donations of assistive devices and/or equipment
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
This is an exciting opportunity to address the plight of those too often overlooked in the existing emergency relief and social services available. It brings a rare expertise to a strong consortium of NGO’s aiming to improve resilience and positive coping mechanisms in a complex crisis and post conflict environment.
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.
As Inclusion technical Specialist, you contribute to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in your area. You ensure optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the specific areas through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms.
In this part, your missions are:
Representation and Reporting
Functional team management
Lessons Learned and Best Practices
Based in NES, you will be more specifically, in charge of:
Training field teams on inclusion of persons with disability, ensuring that input is contextualized to reality in North East Syria while improving the mapping of barriers and the access to services for persons living with disability.
Ensure specific capacity building of local experts (technical officers), team, partners
Coordination and coherence of activities with the Physical Rehabilitation and Disability Technical Specialists (ensuring that training of external actors and coordination of activities are complimentary of one another)
Being the protection focal point for the hub, train and monitor on protection issues (gender age disability approach).
Support to local groups of persons with disabilities to develop their networks and advocate for change at local level
Support the quality in the implementation of HI inclusion activities in NES, including
YOUR PROFILE :
You are an allied Health Professional (OT, SLT, PT), social worker, educator, disability studies, social science or similar profession of field of study
You have at least 3 years of professional experience in the humanitarian sector, in implementing inclusion, & protection Mainstreaming in different sectors.
You have experience in designing and delivering training based on assessed needs and experience in coaching and capacity building.
You have at least 5 years of professional experience in the humanitarian sector with a minimum of 3 years of experience in project management in emergency livelihoods responses
Experience in working with local partners is mandatory
Experience in designing and delivering training based on assessed needs is mandatory
Experience in remote management setup is a strong asset
A first experience in the Syrian crisis and/or in Middle Eastern countries would be an asset
You are flexible for field visits
You are fluent in English
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION:
The position is a field posting in the wider autonomous region officially known as North and East Syria (NE Syria). The North-East where HI’s current first base is located is relatively isolated and the trip from the closest international airport in Erbil (Iraqi Kurdistan) to the 1st base takes around 8 hours by car, including the crossing of an international border. The context is fast changing and the distances between the project locations are long, flexibility in approaches and collaborations with colleagues is essential (to be able to reach sites, work in remote, or organize different training modalities)
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. Staffs are usually allowed to walk around, visit the town centre and the marketplaces, have lunch and dinner in local restaurants, and do sport activities. Cultural and touristic activities are not available. Security risks in the area means that the security rules change according to context change, with periods of confinement and reduced movements possible.
The security situation in the governorate of the 1st base is currently quite stable. The security situation in the governorate of the 2nd and 3rd base is still quite unstable.
Salary from 2757€ gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
Perdiem: 561,14€ net/month
Hardship Allowance: 500€ net/month
Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
Paid holiday : 25 days per year
R&R : 5 days every 3 months or 5 days every 8 weeks
Status : unaccompanied position