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Victim Assistance Project Manager - Camps – IRAQ

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from Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 16 Nov 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.

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.

MISSION CONTEXT

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:

  • 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.

The Ninewa response grew significantly in 2017, evolving in a very complex and challenging context. HI works in camps with mobile teams and in health centers to implement emergency physical rehabilitation activities, psychosocial and psychological support, inclusion and risk education activities. HI is also delivering an early recovery project in schools, focused on building community-based Risk Education and PSS structures.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Victim Assistance – Camps PM is responsible for ensuring the implementation and monitoring of a project focused on providing support in the form of outreach physical rehabilitation and MHPSS to IDPs living in Ninewa Camps. The project is a continuation of the project that began as the emergency response to the battle to retake Mosul.

Main responsabilities:

Under the direct responsibility of the Ninewa Projects Coordinator and in close link with the Deputy Operations Coordinator, the Operations Coordinator and the Technical Unit, you will be responsible for:

  • ensuring the implementation and the monitoring of the project
  • managing and ensuring guidance of the personnel under your responsability
  • ensuring external representation in relevant sector meetings and working groups
  • ensuring reporting on project progress with quantitative and qualitative Data

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

PROFILE SOUGHT

Qualifications/training:

  • a Bachelor degree in International Relations, Humanitarian Project Management, Health Care Management, Health Economics
  • Middle Eastern Studies, Humanitarian Assistance, Social or Health Sciences or a relevant subject, is mandatory
  • a Master’s degree in any of these fields is a strong asset

Experience:

  • at least 4 years of professional experience in humanitarian / emergency contexts
  • at least 2 years of professional experience of project management
  • experience of working in insecure and hardship environments
  • proven managerial experience -Proven representation experience
  • previous coordination experience with healthcare facilities, local authorities, INGOs and clusters is a strong asset
  • previous experience in Iraq or in another Middle Eastern country is a strong asset
  • experience in projects with rehabilitation care, and/or psychosocial support is a strong asset
  • understanding of case management in the health sector would be beneficial
  • previous experience with HI is an asset

Competencies:

  • good understanding of HR, logistics and financial procedures;
  • strong internal and external coordination and representation skills
  • strong communication skills -Ability to work under high pressure
  • English mandatory (oral and written)
  • high level of autonomy and initiative
  • strong team management skills
  • Arabic would be a strong asset

Personal qualities:

  • strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • strong writing and reporting skills
  • ability to work in a tense context with strict security measures
  • flexible and adaptable

CONDITIONS

  • Starting date: 02/01/2019
  • Length of the contract: 6 months
  • Contract: salaried contract (from 2350€/month gross depending on experience)
  • Per-diem: 501€/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 Handicap International