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Field Program Coordinator - North-East

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from Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 31 Oct 2018

HI PRESENTATION

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.

Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organization 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.hi.org/

GENERAL CONTEXT
The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 13.5 million people are currently affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6.5 million IDPs, while over 5.6 million Syrians have sought refuge in neighbouring countries or in Europe. The current humanitarian response only provides a patchy and partial coverage of the growing humanitarian needs. Seven years after the beginning of the crisis, the number of injured persons in Syria keeps rising, with a severe lack of health and psychosocial support. In hard-to-reach areas and/or areas of new displacement, local populations and IDPs are in need of emergency assistance in terms of food, household essential items, and other basic needs. The inclusion of the most vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, in the humanitarian response remains a major concern.

HI is managing a large humanitarian program from four different hubs (South, Center, North and Nort-East), along four main pillars:

  1. Support to health partners (hospitals, care houses, psychosocial support centers, local NGOs) for the provision of comprehensive psychosocial support services ( psychosocial support, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) through training, technical supervisions and donations of assistive devices and/or equipment;

  2. Emergency response to the basic needs of vulnerable people affected by sudden crisis, through one-shot distributions of food baskets, household essential items and hygiene kits, and through the management of an adapted humanitarian coordination mechanism for emergency responses.

  3. Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms light weapons) and urgent marking of hazardous areas;

  4. Training and technical support to other humanitarian actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons in the humanitarian response (with a special focus on inclusive health and inclusive livelihoods).

The actual intervention is based on a mix of remote management of national teams, remote partnerships with local structures and organizations, and direct implementation programs. The North-East hub is composed of a main base (already open and staffed) and a separate sub-base (planned to open in June/July 2017).

DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION

Under the line management of the Area Coordinator – North-East, and the functional management of the country-level Program Coordinator, he/she will be in charge of:

  • Support Project Managers and Field Coordinators of all bases
  • Support the Field Cooordinator in the definition of the operational strategies, ensure the strategy enter within the frame of HI strategy
  • Oversee the respect of the overall project cycle management for the different projects / programs and ensure the compliance with HI and donor management standards
  • Provide processes, templates, tools
  • Be the focal point with Amman and HQ (when necessary)
  • Support the MEAL strategy implementation
  • Gather all information from each project to ensure good coordination within HI-North East hub, but also to represent HI-North East hub in coordination

The complete job description will be shared with short-listed candidates.

PROFILE SOUGHT

Qualifications
• Project management
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field

Experience
• Minimum 3 years of professional experience in field related to the position (Program, Project Management, MEAL)
• Experience managing budget
• Experience in external coordination
• Experience in staff capacity building
• Experience in HI sectors of intervention (health, risk education, inclusion, livelihood)is an asset
• Experience in the Middle-East is a strong asset

Skills
• Knowledge of English (oral and written) is mandatory
• Knowledge of Arabic or Kurdish is a very strong asset

Personal qualities
• Strong level of autonomy and initiative
• Strong organizational and reporting skills
• Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
• Ability to work in a multicultural environment and in a multidisciplinary teamwork.
• Ability to work under high pressure, in a flexible way, with a great level of autonomy
• High level of motivation and proactivity
• Ability to deal with rapidly changing context and plans.

CONDITIONS

• Starting date : September 2018
• Length of the contract: 9 months
• Salary from 2760 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
• Perdiem : 550 € net/month
• Hardship allowance: 500 € net/month
• Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday : 25 days per year
• R&R : 5 days every 8 weeks
• Housing : Collective housing fully covered by HI