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.handicap-international.org
Humanity & Inclusion has offices in more than 55 countries.
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) started its activities in Iraq in 1991.
HI’s strategy in Iraq includes 3 main components:
- Long-term development projects: support to civil society, access to services, awareness campaigns, community-based rehabilitation
- Emergency response for Internally Displaced Persons and vulnerable host communities (provision of physical rehabilitation and psychosocial and psychological support services, support to local structure, trauma response, inclusion, protection assessments)
- Mine Action: risk education, victim assistance, survey and clearance of contaminated areas.
The current operations are implemented through direct intervention in Ninewa, Kirkuk and Diyala Governorates, and in Central Iraq through partners. HI currently has a country coordination office in Erbil, three field offices in Mosul, Kirkuk and Khanaqin and a support office in Suleymaniah.
HI has field experience of MHPSS in emergency, post-emergency and development settings dating back to the 1990s.
In emergency, the objectives of the sector are:
- indirectly support individual access to basic services (through working on individual psychological and psychosocial ability to look for help)
- prevention of MHPSS related complications including psychosocial disability and other longer term mental health problems
- support personal psychosocial capacities to cope with the crisis event and consequent situation
The psychosocial support services aim to promote resilience, reduce psychological distress related to environmental stressors and/or to manage acute emotions. More specifically, the inclusion of the MHPSS component within the physical rehabilitation process aims to enforce the coping mechanisms of individuals with functional limitations through complementing the physical treatment with specific activities tackling the social and psychological dimensions.
Under the line management of the Technical Unit Coordinator, with the support of HQ Technical Advisor, the MHPSS Technical Coordinator will be ensuring and guaranteeing the technical and quality framework related to MHPSS. S/he will responsible for:
- contributing towards the overall strategic planning for HI’s mission and lead the definition of the MHPSS strategy in close link with the other sector of intervention (Inclusion/RE/Rehabilitation)
- providing regular technical guidance, support and coaching to HI’s technical advisors and project managers on field of expertise
- ensuring the technical direction and quality of MHPSS related activities
- leading the update of technical guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for integrating MHPSS into the programme
- leading the design of training packages and IEC materials
- contributing to HI’s external representation with other relevant actors and donors
- consolidating MHPSS concerns and actively contribute to HI advocacy actions
- supporting and training the Project Managers and project officers
- provide coordination to all MHPSS related mission reporting and planning needs
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 following issue of visa. The security context remains fluid and movement restrictions can be introduced on an ad hoc basis.
- advanced degree in Psychology, Psychosocial or Social Work
- at least 3 years experience in Psychological services and humanitarian response
- experience of training and technical supervision in the field of Psychosocial support and Protection with NGOs, preferably in an emergency context
- previous experience of providing training and using MhGAP and PM+ is an asset
- demonstrable experience and/or understanding of the protection sector is necessary, experience in disability and emergency would be an asset
- experience of INGO representation, donor reporting and project development, from technical perspective, highly desirable
- English mandatory (oral and written); Arabic is an asset
- ability to think strategically and contribute to the submission of innovative proposals
- ability to work under high pressure and without constant supervision
- high capacity to organize his/her work, and manage priorities
- strong interpersonal, communication and understanding of intercultural skills
- experience to work under difficult security situation
- experience in Middle East would be an asset
- Starting date: 15/04/2019
- Length of the contract: 6 months (with possible extension depending on identified needs and funding)
- Salary from 2800€ gross/month depending on the experience of the candidate
- Per-diem: 501,84€/month net
- Hardship allowance: 250€/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