Organization: Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 30 Sep 2018
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 more than 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
Persons with disabilities are at increased risk of social exclusion, poverty and age/gender based violence due to limited mobility, discrimination and a lack of tailored services. They are known to face particular barriers to accessing humanitarian aid.
HI is leader in promoting inclusiveness of humanitarian action through technical assistance, knowledge growth and capacity building to all relevant national and international stakeholders (INGOs & NGOs, local authorities, donors, UN and clusters etc.). HI also engages in strong advocacy and communication to influence stakeholders and their policies for a full inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities across all stages of humanitarian action.
Under the supervision of the Protection & Risk Reduction Director in the Protection and Risk Reduction Division (20 staff), the new technical division within the Operation Division, you will be part of a team named Protection & Inclusive Humanitarian Action and composed of 3 other members.
- Contribute to influencing major networks, donors, stakeholder’s policies, practices and budget priorities on inclusion within humanitarian action.
- He/She will develop offers for technical guidance and assistance related to inclusion in all phases of the humanitarian response.
- He/She will contribute to update and disseminate internally and externally HI’s frameworks, standards and tools on inclusive humanitarian action, in particular regarding acute emergency and protracted crisis contexts and technically support projects.
- He/She will contribute to provide guidance and coordination to the Humanitarian Inclusion Specialist for IASC Guidelines and DFID secondment.
60% time allocated to a & b and 40% to c and d.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Your main responsibilities are:
In the respect of HI mandate and values, ensure and enhance the influence of HI’s expertise on inclusion in humanitarian action:
- Represent the technical expertise of HI throughout networks in order to contribute to the exchange of best practices and disseminate outputs internally.
- Influence more specifically donor and stakeholder policies, programming, practices and budget priorities.
- Contribute to the sectorial watch, the harnessing & the transmission of norms and international standards internally.
- Contribute to specific advocacy or communication campaigns.
In the respect of HI policies and technical positioning and in close collaboration with all the global specialists in charge of inclusion support the development of HI technical assistance, guidance and tool offer in inclusive humanitarian action:
- Identify major opportunities and set priorities in terms of business development in his sector.
- Produce and steer the conception of major projects (multiple countries, one theme or global thematic projects).
- Identify and develop global partnerships and/or major consortium with NGOs, institutions, donors on humanitarian inclusiveness.
- Contribute to identifying opportunities in terms of innovation or research projects.
Participate to the update and dissemination, both internally and externally, to HI’s frameworks, standards and tools on inclusive humanitarian action, in particular regarding acute emergency and protracted crisis contexts and technically support projects:
- Contribute to the design of the Division 3 years technical strategy.
- Provide technical guidance to the programs throught the plurianual country operational framework.
- Write technical guidance for specific identified partners.
- Contribute to essential guidance documents and to the development of internal toolkit for managing humanitarian inclusive activities.
- Provide guidance and tools to field programs to promote the quality, better planning and delivery of inclusive humanitarian services within their projects.
- Provide technical support and capacity building to field projects.
- Participate to internal training sessions for field or HQ staff within its area of expertise.
As team leader, provide guidance and support the coordination of the work of the Humanitarian Inclusion Specialist in charge of the IASC Guidelines Project and DFID Syria secondment with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
- You hold a Bachelor degree in law, Political Science, Social Sciences or other relevant discipline, with focus on protection, human rights based approach, disability etc.
- You have a minimum 5 years’ experience in disability mainstreaming and promotion of the right and protection of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups
- You have 3 years in emergency coordination and project implementation in inclusion.
- You have a sound understanding of issues related to vulnerability and disability, protection, as well as identification and support of particularly vulnerable and excluded populations, households and individuals.
- You have :
- knowledges of the sectors and expertise in which Humanity & Inclusion operates.
- good writing skills and analytical capacities
- an expertise in training methodology and project management engineering.
- good oral and written communication skills and ability to conduct meetings, trainings and workshops at high international level.
- good coordination capacities, partnership management and networking.
- You must be fluent in English and French
CONDITIONS OF THE POSITION:
- Type of contract : long term contract
- Additional benefits: luncheon vouchers and health insurance
- 39 hours a week with 22.5 days of RTT (work time reduction) to be taken each year
- 5 weeks of annual leave
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