Technical Unit Manager - Based in Amman
HI , Amman, Jordan
Place: JORDAN – Amman based with field visits Starting date: As soon as possible
Length: 3 years Closing date for applications: 7th of February 2021
“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.
HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.
For further information about the association: www.hi.org.
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 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
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 humanitarian actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons in the humanitarian response
This is an exciting opportunity to join an intervention that reduces the disability specific risks and barriers, enhances capacities among those persons most at risk of vulnerability and harm 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, partnerships with local structures and organizations, and direct implementation
Under the responsibility of the Country Director, as Technical Unit Manager, you will contribute to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. You will ensure optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the country, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. You will share with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes.
In this part, your main responsibilities will be:
• Management: set individual objectives, evaluate individual performance, contribute to development & career evolution, monitor competences; ensure good communication and information, follow the nationalization process for relevant positions…..
• Expertise: contribute to the country strategies in line with the global strategy; ensure the respect of global technical frameworks and standards and the learning process from projects;ensure the development of research and innovation projects in the region when relevant; ensure the control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities; ensure compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakes; lead a local professional channel/talent pool and contribute to the Technical Divisions professional channel animation
• Influence: represent the technical expertise of HI throughout the local relevant networks ; contribute to advocacy on specific themes in line with the global advocacy priorities; contribute to communication messages locally in line with the global communication priorities
• Business development: identify & transform major opportunities in the region ; contribute to the design and writing of new major projects; produce & steer the conception of major projects; identify & develop country-level partnerships and/or consortium with NGOs, Institutions, companies on technical priorities or important topics in the country
YOUR PROFILE :
You have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferable) in related field
You have more than 7 years working experience as technical professional and/or technical advisor in a sector of expertise for the mission, technical unit manager, or similar background, with remote management experience and you have a strong knowledge of the different schools of thought and explanatory models of disability
You have a proven experience in management of teams in humanitarian & development programs
You show a proven experience in project management (multi-or complex) and demonstrate strong resilience to stress and uncertainty
you have strong Capacity Building skills and strong internal and external coordination and representation skills
A previous experience with HI is a strong asset; experience in Middle Easy is also an added value
You are fluent in oral and written English – Arabic would be an asset
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION :
Jordan is a relatively safe and secure country, with regular presence of international tourists including from Occidental countries, and where the situation/context does not require having heavy security procedures.
However, Jordan also faces some regular difficulties and possible tensions could be expected due to the regional situation, especially in the close-by countries.
At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. Particular attention is paid to health issues and your personal situation.
We offer an induction and training path adapted to our staff members and we have a HR policy oriented toward mobility and professional development.
3 years International contract starting as soon as possible
The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
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
Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
Repatriation insurance paid by HI
Salary from 2800€ gross/month upon experience
Perdiem : 609€ net/month - paid in the field
Paid leaves : 25 days per year;
R&R : 1 day per month
Position open to families: package familial
a child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field
Contribution to school registration fees for children over 3 years
Family-wide health coverage
Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects
Housing : individual taken in charge by HI