“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.
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.
From its main coordination office in Amman, HI is managing a large humanitarian program from three different hubs (Beirut, North-West and North-East), along four main pillars:
- Support to health partners (hospitals, psychosocial support centers, local NGOs) for the provision of multidisciplinary rehabilitation services (physical rehabilitation, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) 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 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 responsibility of the Technical Unit Manager, the Technical Specialist contributes within the country where he/she is based to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in specific areas of the country, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. He/she shares with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes.
-You contribute to the country strategies, in line with the global strategies
-You ensure technical support to projects in line with the global technical frameworks and standards
-You ensure technical learning from projects
-You ensure the control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities in the Programmes
-You ensure compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakes
-You contribute to the development of research and innovation projects in the region when relevant
-You contribute to the Technical Divisions professional channel animation
-You contribute to the local external prestige and influence of HI’s expertise
3. Business development
-You ensure the development of major opportunities or new projects in the country
YOUR PROFILE :
-You hold a degree in health (OT, SLT, PT) or in social work, educator, disability studies, social sciences or similar profession
-You have at least 3 years clinical experience and professional experience in the humanitarian sector
-You have experience defining and implementing inclusion GAD mainstreaming strategies within an organization
-You demonstrate experience in empowerment of vulnerable group
-You master designing and delivering training based on assessed needs
-You show experience in team management, coaching and capacity building
-You speak English (oral and written)
-You have experience in protracted crisis and in working in remote management setup. Experience in the Syrian crisis and/or in the Middle East is a strong asset
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION :
Jordan is, comparatively to many countries where HI is present, 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.
Indeed, in the past 12 years of presence in Jordan, the security level remains at 2 for most of the time; this is due to its proximity to countries in conflict or involved in wars. The country is currently facing economic challenges and high rates of unemployment, which translate frequently to demonstrations mainly in the capital Amman. Jordan has a good level of acceptance of foreigners, and has a strongly respected Royal family. The police/armed forces are well trained, well paid and well equipped. The health conditions are really good in Jordan, with a complete access to high quality medical care in Amman (hospitals, pharmacies, labs, X-ray, IRM, all specializations doctors), allowing international staff to have a safe stay in country including with families and babies.
- Starting date : ASAP
- Length of the contract: 6 months
- Employee status :
- Salary from 2757 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
- Perdiem : 659,44€ net/month
- Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
- Paid holiday : 25 days per year
- R&R : Level 1 : 1 day per month
- Status : position open to couples, families and unaccompanied
- Housing : Collective or individual taken in charge by HI
How to apply
Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link: http://www.jobs.net/j/JBnXsZxP?idpartenaire=136&jobdetails=true