Inclusion Technical Coordinator – Amman
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 organization 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 organization was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programs in more than 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
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. The current humanitarian response only provides a patchy and partial coverage of the growing humanitarian needs. Five years after the beginning of the crisis, the number of injured persons in Syria keeps rising, with a severe lack of health and psychosocial support care and psychosocial support. In hard-to-reach areas and/or areas of new displacement, local populations and IDPs are in need of emergency assistance in terms of food, household essential items, and other basic needs. 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 (Centre, North and North-East), along four main operational pillars:
- Support to health partners for the provision of comprehensive psychosocial support services 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
- Prevention and Reduction of the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms
- Ensuring the protection and inclusion of people with disabilities in the humanitarian crisis, by making humanitarian strategies, programs and services fully inclusive, through support to other humanitarian actors actors
The actual intervention is based on a mix of remote management, remote partnerships with local structures, and direct implementation.
The Inclusion sectorial strategy for Syria mission is articulated around 3 main objectives:
- implementation and follow-up of Inclusive Health and Inclusive Livelihoods projects
- improvement of the inclusiveness of HI in other departments (human resources) and other projects (mine action, livelihoods)
- mainstreaming of disability Inclusion among the humanitarian response in Syria, based on the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action.
Based in Amman, with frequent travels to other operational hubs of the Syria mission, within the Technical Unit and with the support of the HQ Inclusion Technical Advisor, the Inclusion Technical Coordinator is the technical reference in the mission for inclusive approaches. S/he will responsible for:
- analyzing the gaps, needs, priorities and entry points to ensure disability inclusive humanitarian strategies, policies, programs and services in order to develop a flexible and efficient mainstreaming approach
- contributing to the overall strategic planning for HI’s mission and leading the definition and implementation of the inclusion sectorial strategy inside HI humanitarian actors and towards external actors
- providing regular technical guidance, capacity building, coaching and support to HI’s teams on inclusive approaches
- contributing to the recruitment, inception and capacity building of staff working on inclusive humanitarian action
- leading the contextualization, design and update of capacity building, information, education and communication tools, sensitization and advocacy messages in line with UNCRPD and global and local frameworks and guidelines on inclusive humanitarian action
- identification of research opportunities to strengthen understanding of disability specific protection risks and factors discrimination and contributing to technical design and the data analysis and other research efforts in close collaboration with other sectors (health sector, livelihoods, mine action) and partners
- leading disability mainstreaming among the humanitarian community, including participating to humanitarian coordination mechanisms (Clusters), contributing actively to HNO/HRP processes and promoting the implementation of policies and frameworks that promote inclusive humanitarian action (protection mainstreaming toolkit, humanitarian inclusion standards, future IASC guidelines on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action) by humanitarian actors and other stakeholders
- providing input to all inclusion related reporting and lessons learned needs.
The complete job description will be shared with short-listed candidates.
This is a mobile position. Employee should expect to spend at least 30% of the working time outside of Jordan, with trips to Beirut (Lebanon), Erbil and Dohuk (northern Iraq) and some accessible parts of Syria.
- Bachelor degree or equivalent in the field of social sciences and/or disability essential (or University degree in social sciences, International Relations, Humanitarian Project Management, humanitarian and development studies preferrable)
- Disability, gender, protection background is an asset
- at least 5 years of professional experience in the humanitarian sector
- at least 3 years of professional experience in inclusion in humanitarian response (Disability, Disability rights, protection, age and gender mainstreaming)
- experience in team management
- experience in strategy development
- solid work experience in at least one of the following core sectors: disability inclusion, disability data collection, protection mainstreaming
- previous experience with HI is a strong asset
- experience in Syria, Iraq and/or in other Middle Eastern countries is a strong asset
- fluency in oral and written English is compulsory
- strong computer skills (use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and other relevant software)
- arabic and/or Kurdish skills are a strong asset
- strong internal and external coordination and representation skills
- strong organizational and reporting skills
- strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
- ability to work under high pressure
- high level of motivation and proactivity
- high level of autonomy and initiative
- ability to deal with rapidly changing context and plans
- Start of contract: 02/01/2019
- Length of the contract: 12 months
- Salary from 2750 € (gross)/month depending on 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
- Status: couple or family possible
- Accommodation: collective or individual housing fully covered by HI