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Mines–ERW Risk Reduction and Risk Education Technical Coordinator - Amman

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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 organization 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.
Since the organization was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programs in more than 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

MISSION 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 4 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. Five 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 care 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 three different hubs (Centre, North and North-East), along four main operational pillars:

  1. Support to health partners for the provision of comprehensive psychosocial support services 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. Prevention and Reduction of the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms light weapons)
  4. Ensuring the protection and inclusion of people with disabilities in the humanitarian crisis, by making humanitarian strategies, programs and services fully inclusive, through support to other humanitarian actors actors

The actual intervention is based on a mix of remote management, remote partnerships with local structures, and direct implementation.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Armed Violence Reduction and Risk Education sectorial strategy for Syria mission is articulated around 4 Mine Action pillars:

  1. Prevention through Risk Education activities
  2. Clearance
  3. Victim Assistance (in link with 3 other operational pillars of the mission)
  4. Advocacy

The Risk Reduction and Risk Education Technical Coordinator will lead the technical strategy over these 4 axes, in close collaboration with other specialists of the mission, and will conduct his/her actions in line with the Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention sector as defined by HI AVR Technical Unit.

Based in Amman, with frequent travels to other operational hubs, within the Technical Unit and with the support of HQ Technical Advisors and other specialists, the Mines – ERW Risk Reduction and Risk Education Technical Coordinator is the technical reference in the mission for Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention activities.

MAIN RESPONSABILITIES OF THE EXPATRIATE

  • contributing to the overall strategic planning for HI’s mission and lead the definition of AVR technical strategy
  • providing regular technical guidance’s and support to HI’s AVR- Prevention managers
  • contributing to the recruitment, inception and training of AVR- Prevention related staff
  • leading the development and updating technical guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for AVR - Prevention activities
  • leading the design of training packages, RE materials and tools as well as RE mass media campaigns
  • contributing to technical design and the data analysis of AVR - Prevention need assessments, KAPB surveys, effect/impact studies, and other research efforts
  • contributing to HI’s external representation with mine action and AVR actors and donors
  • planning the nationalisation of the Mine/ERW Risk Reduction and Risk Education Technical Coordinator as relevant and appropriate
  • providing input to all AVR related mission reporting needs

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

SPECIFICITIES

This is a mobile position. Employee should expect to spend at least 30% of the working time outside of Jordan, with trips to Beirut (Lebanon), Erbil and Dohuk (northern Iraq) and some accessible parts of Syria.

PROFILE SOUGHT

Qualifications:

  • Essential:
    • Risk Education trainer
  • Desirable:
    • University degree in social sciences, International Relations, Humanitarian Project Management, humanitarian and development studies
    • EOD qualification/training in the field of Mine Action an asset

Experience:

  • Essential:
    • at least 5 years of professional experience in the humanitarian sector
    • at least 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian mine action or AVR
    • experience in team management
    • experience in strategy development
    • experience in providing technical support and advice
    • experience in producing technical tools, guidance etc
    • solid work experience in the following core sectors: risk education, contamination survey, non-technical survey, clearance operations
    • solid work experience in Public Information (mass media campaign, in link with advocacy)
    • experience in behaviour change
  • Desirable:
    • previous experience with HI an asset
    • experience in Syria, Iraq and/or in other Middle Eastern countries an asset
    • experience in quality processes and quality control an asset

Skills:

  • Essential:
    • fluency in oral and written English is compulsory
    • strong computer skills (use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and other relevant software)
  • Desirable:
    • Arabic and/or Kurdish skills are a strong asset

Personal Qualities:

  • Essential:
    • strong internal and external coordination and representation skills
    • strong organizational and reporting skills
    • strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
    • managerial skills
    • ability to work under high pressure
  • Desirable:
    • High level of motivation and proactivity
    • High level of autonomy and initiative
    • Ability to deal with rapidly changing context and plans

CONDITIONS

  • Starting date: 01/12/2018
  • Length of the contract: 12 months
  • Salary from 2800€/month (gross), depending on the experience of the candidate
  • Per-diem: 624€/month (net)
  • Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
  • Paid holiday: 25 days per year
  • R&R: 1 day per month
  • Status: couple or family possible
  • Accommodation: collective or individual housing fully covered by HI