Armed Violence Reduction Global Specialist

HI , Belgium
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“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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As armed violence transcends separate sectors, a comprehensive cross-sector response is needed. This requires HI practitioners to think outside their particular programming mandates and to consider the entirety of the challenges at hand. Complex situations require comprehensive approaches. HI implements a so-called Comprehensive Models to Mine Action (CAMA) and to Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) to maximize the benefits of a given project to contribute to a world where people can lead safe and fulfilling lives in peaceful and inclusive communities.

The AVR Quality Management Framework refers to this as ‘complementarity’, also referred to as synergies, within the sector and with other sectors. HI being a multi-mandated organization facilitates these synergies through collective comprehensive programming within the AVR sector and beyond, facilitating maximized impact.

Our Quality Management aims at improving AVR operations’ quality and making targeted decisions based on evidence:

Seeking to better articulate the catalytic contribution of HMA to armed violence reduction

Ensuring coherence with and furthering our contribution to broader humanitarian and development objectives

Demonstrating our mandate: addressing effects, root causes and long-term impacts of armed violence


Handicap International (HI) Armed Violence Reduction Technical Unit is looking for a dynamic, creative and bilingual (French and English) Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) specialist to build and grow HI’s technical support to Humanitarian Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction projects worldwide. The position will be based in Lyon, France or Brussels, Belgium, with frequent travel worldwide.

Under the responsibility of the AVR Technical Director, the AVR specialist is an expert who ensures strategic technical guidance, support and control in his/her scope of expertise (quality management, comprehensive approaches to AVR). He/she provides standards and methodologies, provides advices, on the job training and distance mentoring.

-Ensure and control application of HI AVR technical quality framework to guarantee optimal outcomes and impact of projects.

-Support and train teams to deploy quality-oriented programming and comprehensive approaches.

-Support and promote data management as a transformative tool.

-Ensure synergies within the sector, identify and foster synergies outside.


Responsibility 1 : Expertise

-You set framework and standards on the technical know-how under your scope

-You provide strategic technical guidance

-You ensure the control of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities under your scope

-You contribute to the improvement of technical know-how through the development of lessons learnt, research and innovation projects under your scope when relevant

-You facilitate the Technical Division professional development

Responsibility 2 : Influence

-You contribute to the international prestige and influence of HI’s expertise in your sectorial scope

Responsibility 3 : Business Development

-You contribute to the development of major opportunities or new projects your sectorial scope, in line with the Technical Director, the Policy and development Officer, and the Institutional Funding team


· You hold a master degree in Conflict/Security issues, International Development, International Relations or other relevant subject.

· You have solid knowledge and experience in the HMA or AVR sectors

· You have excellent knowledge in project/programme cycle mechanisms and main MEAL tools and methods

· You have field experience of comprehensive programming in AVR

· You show good communication and negotiation skills

· You are able to adapt your leadership

· You demonstrate cooperation and training skills

· You are an empathic team player, resilient to stress and uncertainty

· You are fluent in French and English


· Type of contract : CDI / Open ended contract

· Additional benefits: luncheon vouchers and health insurance

· Working hours: 39 hours a week with 13 days of RTT (work time reduction) to be taken each year

· 5 weeks of annual leave