Inclusive Livelihood Technical Coordinator (Occupational Therapist)
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 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.
For further information about the association: http://www.hi.org/
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.
- Prevention and Reduction of the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms light weapons);
- 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.
HI’s Technical Unit functions within the 4 technical domains to:
- Promote continuous improvement of the quality of programs and activities;
- Build the capacity of HI staff, HI partners, and other relevant stakeholders in technical matters (knowledge, attitudes, competencies);
- Provide regular input, based on subject-matter expertise and program experience, to contribute to technically sound and locally relevant program strategies and implementation;
- Develop, adapt, and disseminate HI technical resources to benefit as many Syrian individuals and organizations as possible within HI’s scope of intervention.
Syria Resilience Consortium:
- Six major INGOs and their local partners already responding to the Syria crisis, including HI, have come together to form a Syria Resilience Consortium (SRC), to collectively improve both the quantity and quality of the response by addressing livelihood needs.
- The IL technical coordinator will principally support activities funded and implemented by the SRC.
Based in Amman, with frequent travels to other operational hubs of the Syria mission, within the Technical Unit and with the support of HQ Technical Advisors, the Inclusive Livelihood Technical Coordinator is the technical referent on the mission for inclusive livelihood activities, and is also a technical advisor to the Syria Resilience Consortium.
S/he will responsible for:
- Contributing to the interim planning for HI’s on inclusive livelihood within the frame of the Syria Resilience Consortium’s work and existing grants.
- Recruiting and training a national inclusive livelihood technical coordinator (IL-TC) to become the successor in this position. During the last 6 months of work contract to jointly tackle the tasks below.
The candidate recruited will be expected to take on a capacity-building role to support and monitor the national counterpart’s ability as a technical coordinator.
Her/his main tasks include:
- Capacity building of national counterpart
- Program level technical support
- Coordination and representation
- Reporting and providing relevant information and data to the Technical Unit Coordinator
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 northern Iraq.
- Bachelor degree in occupational therapy, physical therapy, disability studies or related studies essential
- Disability studies a very strong asset
- at least 3 to 4 years of international humanitarian and development experience
- experience of disability inclusion at policy and project level
- experience working in a consortium or advising other mainstream NGOs on inclusive livelihood
- understanding of livelihoods in crisis settings
- practical experience advising on adaptations within livelihood projects
- demonstrable experience simplifying difficult concepts for training and coaching purposes
- experience in Return to Work programming
- Previous experience with HI is a strong asset
- strong internal and external coordination and representation skills
- strong communication skills
- strong organizational and reporting skills
- strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
- 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
- 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
- Starting date: 02/01/2019
- Length of the contract: 9 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
- Accommodation: collective housing fully covered by HI