Organization: Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 01 Oct 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.
For more information about the organisation: http://www.hi.org
HI has offices in more than 55 countries and 2 HQ-based operational divisions:
- Humanitarian Action Division (DAH)
- Development Division (DAD)
Humanity & Iclusion (HI) started its activities in Iraq in 1991.
HI has currently 5 offices in Iraq: Erbil Coordination office, Kirkuk Field office, Mosul Field office, Kalar Field office, Baghdad office.
HI’s strategy in Iraq for 2017-2019 includes 3 main components:
- Arms Risk Reduction: Including Risk Education and Land release
- Health: Physical and psychological rehabilitation
- Inclusive access to essential services
In Kirkuk governorate, HI launched an emergency intervention in August 2015. HI’s current activities in Kirkuk include:
- Physical Rehabilitation for persons with injuries and functional limitations in both the camps and host communities
- Psychosocial and Psychological Rehabilitation for conflict-affected persons and their families in both the camps and host communities
- Support to a local rehabilitation centre, through donations of equipment and consumables and/or through trainings
- Promotion of the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the humanitarian response
- Social Inclusion support to Physical, Psychosocial and Psychological Rehabilitation beneficiaries in collaboration with local service providers
- Non-Technical Survey (NTS) and Clearance of IEDs/ERWs in contaminated areas
- Direct risk education on CWs and IEDs for IDPs, returnees and vulnerable populations.
Under the responsibility of the Field coordinator, and in collaboration with the Project Managers of Kirkuk base and the MHPSS Technical Coordinator based in Erbil, you will be responsible for:
- Ensuring technical support on HI MHPSS approach (including vulnerability issues) for HI program tem on MHPSS related issues
- Supporting a harmonized MHPSS technical response within the program
- Guiding, giving advice and close technical support to field teams on a daily basis
- Providing MHPSS training, potentially “on the job” to field teams or to public servant of health facilities
- Monitoring and maintaining compliance with standard HI technical guidelines (Mental Health support, Psychosocial support, Social accompaniment)
- Supporting HI’s technical representation in sectorial working groups
- Regularly reporting on the above activities (statistic, review monthly objectives, etc.) as per requested by your line manager.
The complete job description will be shared with short-listed candidates.
Position based in Kirkuk.
The Office and guesthouse are located in a related secured outskirt area. The compound is safe and comfortable.
The security context in Kirkuk is high and volatile though. There are very restricted movements in Kirkuk town, only in pre-identified locations (other INGOs compounds, some restaurants, etc). 1 weekend every 3 weeks is spent in Erbil or Suleymaniah in order to have access to social and leisure activities.
- Degree in Psychology, psychosocial work or community Mental Health (Advanced degree is recommended)
- at least 3 years of experience in providing MHPSS technical support to programs
- experience providing MHPSS services and training in NGO is essential, working in an development context is an asset
- understanding of humanitarian coordination and protection sector is necessary, experience of disability, emergency and development is an asset
- experience supervising, accompanying and coaching others
- English mandatory (oral and written),any local language would be an asset
- excellent writing skills
- ability to work under pressure and without constant supervision
- excellent reactivity and flexibility
- high capacity to organize his/her work, and manage priorities
- strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
- emotional capacity to work under unstable security situation
- good team member and keen to participatory approach
• Starting date: 25/10/2018
• Length of the contract: 6 months
• Salary from 2150€ gross/month depending on the experience of the candidate
• Per-diem: 476€/month net
• Hardship allowance: 500€/month net
• Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday: 25 days per year
• R&R: 5 days every 3 months
• Status: single
• Accommodation: collective fully covered by HI