Outraged at the injustice faced by people with disabilities and by vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.
Humanity and Inclusion is an international, independent and impartial non-profit organisation that intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, HI takes action and takes notice, to meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
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CONTEXT OF THE MISSION
HI has been intervening in Yemen on and off for the last 12 years, with its actions initially focused on development issues, notably through the support to the development of physical and functional rehabilitation services for people with disabilities (PwDs) as well as through the capacity-building of the national networks of Yemen Disabled People’s Organisations.
Since 2015, HI interventions have been adapted to the current context of conflict in Yemen. With the support of different donors, HI has been supporting two hospitals and one physical and functional rehabilitation centre in Sana’a City, building the capacities of their key staff in early rehabilitation care and psychological first aid (including specifically for children), supplying rehabilitation equipment, and directly providing functional rehabilitation care and psychosocial support to war affected people (including through the donation of assistive devices and provision of Prosthesis). In 2017, these activities have extended to new facilities in and around Sana’a.
In parallel, HI is implementing an inclusion and protection mainstreaming project, to increase the knowledge and capacities of the staff International NGOs in the inclusion of the most vulnerable persons in their humanitarian response (including PwD), so as to increase their access to essential services.
In addition, the mission has also expanded its sector of intervention through Risk education and Cash support. Eventually, the set-up of advocacy mechanisms considering the country and regional environment is another major goal of the mission.
While all of HI activities were done so far in Sana’a governorate, HI is about to expand its activities in the Northern part of the country including Hudaydah and in the Southern part of the country including Aden.
The West Coast will have to be open and activities to be launched in the beggining of April 2019.
The mission is expanding both activities and geographical coverage outside of Sanaa, where the base is already set. The expansion of the Sanaa base and its coverage will have to be set-up, implemented and monitored. While Sanaa base was covering 2 governorates in 2018(Sanaa and Amanat Al Asimah), the base will expand to reach 5 to 6 governorates with direct implementation of activities and through partners.
Under the responsability of the Technical Unit Coordinator, and in close coordination with other Technical Coordinators and the Program Coordinator, the MHPSS Technical Coordinator will be responsible for:
- delivering technical support for all MHPSS activities (strategy, design, quality, monitoring) across all relevant projects
- representation and external coordination within the MHPSS technical area
- contributing to HI operational and programmatic strategy, in close link with the Program Coordinator and other members of the Coordination team
- contributing to proposal design and writing
- reporting on MHPSS within the mission
- line/technical management of MHPSS staff
- contributing to capitalization in MHPSS sector
The complete Job Description will be shared with short-listed candidates.
The position is based in Sanaa – Yemen, but during the first part of the mission, the expatriate will be based in HI remote office in Amman, until his/her VISA for Yemen is approved. The office in Amman is used as a back-up office for HI expatriates to follow-up the mission, until they can visit Yemen.
In Sanaa, shared guesthouse well equipped with a safe room, most of the work is done at the office but few possibilities to go out for work purpose and for some extra professional activities. All movement are done by car. HI has set-up a curfew. The situation is relatively calm in Sana’a nowadays.
- formal Degree in Psychology (Master degree of Psychology or at least Bachelor degree of Psychology with strong proven knowledge and experience in providing technical support to MHPSS programs in emergency contexts and complementary degree in Sociology / Social Work / Community based approaches) essential
- 3 years of professional experience in implementing MHPSS activities in emergency context
- proven experience in providing technical support to field teams, implementing trainings
- previous experience working as a coordinator is a strong asset
- previous experience with HI is a strong asset
- experience in remote management would be an asset
- previous experience of nationalisation of positions is an asset
- prior experience in the Middle East would be a strong asset
- experience in conflict zone is a strong asset
- strong internal and external coordination and representation skills
- strong communication skills
- strong organizational and reporting skills
- strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
- fluency in oral and written English is compulsory
- strong computer skills (use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and other relevant software)
- Arabic would be a strong asset
- ability to work under high pressure
- high level of motivation and proactivity
- strong interpersonal and multicultural skills
- high level of autonomy and initiative
- ability to deal with rapidly changing context and plans
- Starting date: 01/04/2019
- Length of the contract: 9 months
- Contract: salaried contract from 2850€/month (gross) depending on experience
- Per-diem: 550€/month (net) paid directly in the Field
- Hardship: 500€/month (net)
- Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
- Paid holiday: 25 days per year
- R&R: 5 days every 6 weeks
- Accommodation: collective housing fully covered by HI
- Single position