Technical Coordinator P&O - YEMEN
HI , Sana, Yemen
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.
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JOB CONTEXT :
The Yemeni situation has particularly deteriorated over the last few years. Following the Arab Springs, the long-term President Al Abdullah Saleh had to resign in response to mass protests, and was replaced by his vice president Mr. Hadi. The Houthi movement - a group that fought against Saleh during the previous decade - took advantage of the new president's weakness by taking control of their northern heartland of Saada province and neighboring areas.
In 2020, the war in Yemen is still ongoing, with renewed escalation of conflict near in the second half of the year. The spread of COVID-19 throughout Yemen placed immense pressure on Yemen’s destroyed health and water infrastructure.
In the South of the country the situation became more unstable with a double conflict in progress. First, along the frontline: with regular clashes between the pro-government forces and the Houthis. Secondly, tensions between remain between the STC and the Hadi’ government. During the month of August 2019 and again in May 2020, these tensions escalated to clashes within Aden city and the takeover of the city the STC as well as other strategic points. The Riyadh Agreement, a power sharing agreement remains unfilled
In Yemen, HI works in 8 health facilities (hospitals and rehabilitation centers) in Sana'a and 1 hospital in Aden. In these health centers, teams intervene to meet the urgent needs of injured people through an integrated approach of physical rehabilitation and psychosocial sessions. HI also delivers training and awareness-raising sessions on rehabilitation, inclusion, and psychosocial support throughout projects to ensure the strengthening of local partners in the protection and health sectors.
HI’s program in Yemen focuses on three key areas:
Comprehensive Rehabilitation: reducing long term disability by ensuring there is increased access to comprehensive rehabilitation services in Yemen.
Armed Violence Prevention: mitigating injuries through risk education aimed at keeping communities safe from the risk related to arms.
Inclusion: ensuring vulnerable groups have equal access to humanitarian services.
While all HI activities have been implemented in in Sana’a governorate so far, in 2019 HI has expanded to Aden and is about to launch its activities Mokha and Hajjah.2
HI Yemen mission is expanding both activities and geographical coverage. The expansion of north and south operation are being set-up, implemented and monitored. While Sanaa base was covering in 2020 2 governorates (Sanaa and Amanat Al Asimah), the base will expand to reach one additional governorate (Hajjah).. Aden base is currently in charge of operation’s implementation in Aden city and in the near future in Lahj governorate; while supporting Mokha sub-base which operation covers Mokha’s surroundings (such Khokha,, Taiiz, Mawza).
P&O services are expanding through direct provision of P&O services by the HI team as well as through Prosthetic and Physiotherapy Centres in Sana’a and Aden. A strategic choice is to be made on establishing a P&O center in Hajjah. The position will be responsible for providing technical support and coordination for P&O teams to ensure the quality of the P&O services and strategic guidance regarding the development and review of HI P&O interventions in Yemen. **
Reporting to the Technical Unit Coordinator, as Technical Coordinator P&O, you will give technical support and coordination of P&O teams to ensure the quality of the P&O services provided in the intervention areas.