Organization: Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
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 an independent and impartial aid and development organisation 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.handicap-international.org
Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:
- The Direction of Humanitarian Action (DAH)
- The Direction of Development Action (DAD)
As of March 2018, 2.2 million people remain displaced, while over 3.6 million displaced Iraqis have returned to their homes. Returns are ongoing including to areas liberated from ISIS in Ninewa, Kirkuk, Diyala, and Salah al-Din Governorates.
With the end of intense military operations and the territorial defeat of ISIL, the humanitarian response in Iraq is shifting from emergency to early recovery.
The widespread presence of explosive hazards in areas previously under ISIL control poses real threats and challenges for the returnee and vulnerable population. Returns to contaminated areas have resulted in severe injuries and deaths and many families have ended up in secondary displacement as they cannot return to their homes
Iraq’s healthcare system has been severely affected by the recent conflict, with many damaged facilities, stolen equipment, and staff members in displacement. Population and in camp setting and in return areas face limited access to health services.
Handicap International (HI) started its activities in Iraq in 1991. HI’s strategy in Iraq for 2018 includes 3 main components:
- Long-term development projects: support to civil society, access to services, awareness campaigns, community-based rehabilitation
- Emergency and recovery response for Internally Displaced Persons and vulnerable host communities (provision of physical rehabilitation and psychosocial support services, support to local structures, inclusion, protection assessments,).
- Mine Action: risk education, victim assistance, survey and clearance of contaminated areas.
The current operations are implemented through direct intervention and local partners. HI currently has a country coordination office in Erbil, three field offices in Mosul, Kirkuk and Khanaqin and a support office in Suleymaniyah.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE JOB
Line management: Technical Unit Coordinator
Supervision responsibility: MEAL Officer, Database Manager
Collaboration with: Technical Advisors, Operations Coordinator, Deputy Operations Coordinator, Grants Manager, Partnership Manager, Field Coordinators, Project Managers, Information Officer, Chief of Operations, Logistics coordinator, HR coordinator, HQ Referents.
OBJECTIVES OF THE POST
Under the line management of the Technical Unit Coordinator, the MEAL Coordinator will lead in ensuring the quality of HI’s work by implementing monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning processes throughout the project cycle across all HI projects in Iraq. He/she will guarantee that these processes are undertaken in a way that is consistent with global HI standards and policies and other relevant international standards on quality program delivery.
The MEAL Coordinator will provide overall direction to the management of a robust, sustainable and effective MEAL system across all sectors of intervention. He/she will lead information-sharing and capacity building initiatives for HI program teams and partners to enable them to design, implement, monitor and evaluate programs using evidence-based knowledge and learning. Impact and outcome monitoring of HI’s programs focusing on the positive and negative effects in communities and among marginalized persons will be given special attention when undertaking MEAL exercises. Analysis on these changes will be shared extensively to all HI staff, partners and stakeholders to facilitate action. The main goal of the position is to promote a culture of MEAL that will inform HI’s programs in Iraq to better respond to the needs of people with disabilities and vulnerable populations.
The complete job description will be shared with short-listed candidates.
Position based in Erbil, where there is an active social life and most facilities are available. The position will require frequent travel to the areas of intervention, where HI teams are working in community resources centres, IDP camps, health facilities and the communities in areas of Iraqi Kurdistan, Kirkuk, Nineveh, Diyala and Anbar and Baghdad if visas are issued. The security context remains fluid and movement restrictions can be introduced on an ad hoc basis.
- University degree in information management, Humanitarian Assistance, Public health or related field.
- A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in managing and implementing MEAL systems in development and humanitarian contexts , preferably with solid experience in more than one of HI’s sectors: Rehabilitation, MHPSS, Mine Action, Risk Education, and in cross-cutting sectors of Inclusion and Protection
- Extensive experience of implementing information management & MEAL systems for end users, and the technical knowledge in the development of such systems
- High level of interpersonal and communication skills, cultural awareness and ability to work in a diverse environment.
- Ability to present complex information in a succinct, understandable manner.
- Strong analytical skills and ability to handle complex issues.
- Well organized and ability to plan work accordingly.
- Fundamental understanding of the project cycle management
- Good management capacities and team leadership spirit, experience in remote management and contingency planning is an asset.
- Computer skills: Very good knowledge of the MS office software (including Word, Excel, Outlook); proven experience in designing and operating tools using online data collection softwares i.e. ODK, Kobo Collect, and SurveyCTO; Skills in other data software ( Le Sphinx, STATA, SPSS) is an asset
- Fluency in written and spoken English; Arabic or Kurdish is an Asset
- Pedagogical skills; team management, good knowledge of humanitarian actors and donors
- Previous experience in the Middle East is an asset
- Starting date: ASAP
- Length of the contract: 12 months
- Salary from 2760 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
- Perdiem : 476,61 € net/month
- Hardship allowance: 250 € € net/ month
- Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
- Paid holiday : 25 days per year
- R&R : Level 2 (5 days every 3 months)
- Status : single position
- Housing : Collective