Technical Unit Coordinator – JORDAN
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Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
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Present in more than 55 countries, Humanity & Inclusion is composed of 2 operational divisions:
• The Direction of Humanitarian Action
• The Direction of Development Action
The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 13.5 million people are currently affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6.5 million IDPs, while over 4 million Syrians have sought refuge in neighbouring countries or in Europe.
HI is managing a large humanitarian program from four different hubs (South, Centre, North and North-East), along four main pillars:
- Support to health partners (hospitals, care houses, psychosocial support centers, local NGOs) for the provision of comprehensive psychosocial support services ( psychosocial support, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) through training, technical supervisions and donations of assistive devices and/or equipment;
- Emergency response to the basic needs of vulnerable people affected by sudden crisis, through one-shot distributions of food baskets, household essential items and hygiene kits, and through the management of an adapted humanitarian coordination mechanism for emergency responses.
- Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms light weapons) and urgent marking of hazardous areas;
- 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 line management of the Head of Mission, the Technical Unit Coordinator (TUC) will be part of the Senior Management Team for the whole country and will have to ensure the provision of technical support to 4 operational hubs.
The TUC will be in charge of:
• Leading the technical unit in the mission, managing and coordinating the work of the different technical specialists in order to:
- provide harmonized technical support within the mission;
- ensure effective technical support is provided to all operational activities as needed (by ensuring that the level of support provided in each hub responds to the needs of each team);
- ensure growing synergy between all the technical sectors of intervention.
• Monitoring and maintaining Technical Unit’s compliance and coherence with HI quality standards, principles, guidelines and technical frameworks and tools, as well as potential donor requirements;
• Participate to the development of the overall country strategy by providing appropriate elements on technical stakes;
• Lead the development of the HI’s operational strategy for the country in each technical domain;
• Ensuring HI’s active representation in clusters, sectors, working groups and other forums through appropriate coordination of the technical teams;
The complete job description will be shared with short-listed candidates.
Jordan is a relatively safe and secure country. The health conditions are really good in Jordan, with a complete access to high quality medical care in Amman.
However, Jordan also faces some regular difficulties and possible tensions could be expected due to the regional situation, especially in the close-by countries.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree in one of the mission sectors (physical or occupational therapy, prosthetics and orthotics, psychosocial support, inclusion, mine action and/or emergency livelihoods) would be a strong asset
- At least 6 years of overall professional experience
- At least 3 years of experience in humanitarian contexts
- At least 2 years of work experience in management / coordination positions
- Proven training and local capacity building experience
- Experience in working in complex fast-changing and volatile contexts
- Previous experience with HI at Headquarters and/or field level is an asset
- Previous experience in the Middle East (Syria, Iraq or other protracted crisis context) is a strong asset
- Fluency in written and oral English
- Good utilization of Excel and Word
- Knowledge of Arabic and/or French are strong assets
- Excellent management, interpersonal and negotiation skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Autonomous, reactive and able to deal with priorities
- Extremely rigorous and precise, attention to details
- Diplomat, able to work collaboratively in a team
- Practical, problem solving capacities
- Ability to deal with complexity at different levels
• Length of the contract: 12 months
• Salary from 2750 € (gross) / month regarding the experience of the candidate
• Per-diem: 588€/month net
• Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday: 25 days per year
• R&R: 1 day per month
• Family or couple situation possible
• Accommodation: collective or individual housing depending on status