Rehabilitation sub-Cluster Advisor - PALESTINE

from Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 24 Nov 2019

Place: PALESTINE (Gaza)

Length: 6 months

“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.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

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Since 1996, HI has implemented various actions with local partners in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. In a territory beset by chronic crises, political instability, and a declining economic and social situation since the second intifada in 2000, HI aims to respond to the needs of persons with disabilities and to make structural improvements to their lives. HI has currently 3 offices in oPt:

  • Jerusalem coordination office,

  • West Bank Field Office, and

  • Gaza Field Office.

    HI works towards enhance inclusiveness practices and increase access to essential basic and specialized services through the current interventions in OPT:

  • Health: Physical and psychological rehabilitation

  • Education: Inclusive education for children with disabilities,

  • Livelihoods, and

  • Emergency, preparedness and construction.


The position, under the line management of the Field Coordinator and under the functional link of the Regional Technical Unit (based in Amman), in close coordination and collaboration with Gaza Trauma Working Group and Gaza Health and Nutrition Cluster lead (WHO), has the following objectives:

  • Lead the participatory creation of the RTF and facilitate its meetings.

  • Lead the participatory creation, dissemination and monitoring of Minimum Rehabilitation Standard from existing international material adapted to Gaza context.

  • Based on the RTF Terms of Reference, facilitate RTF members to reach the Task Force objectives (e.g. minimize duplication of services, improve referral systems, etc)

Your main mission is to create the Gaza Rehabilitation Task Force and lead its member towards the achievement of the Task Force Terms of Reference.

Responsibility 1: Coordination & Representation (35%)

-You create and co-lead the RTF and participatory draft of the RTF ToR, in close link with the existing WHO/HC coordination mechanism,

-You coordinate with relevant Governmental bodies, non-humanitarian actors in Gaza, other Sector/Cluster coordinators and other stakeholders in Gaza,

-You represent RTF at the Trauma Working Group and Health Cluster and other related forums

-You encourage coordination, complementarity and coherence of the RTF member’s program’s health intervention to respond to the physical rehabilitation needs of the affected population with respect to minimum rehabilitation standards, in accordance to the RTF ToR.

-You ensure that RTF ToR includes the creation of longer-term rehabilitation plans (member and platform specific) incorporating specific risk reduction measures,

-You facilitate the mapping of rehabilitation services though communication with stakeholders and other existing coordination mechanisms, including international NGOs, civil society and government institutions.

Responsibility 2: Capacity building (40%)

-You identify group members training needs in relation to the Minimum Rehabilitation Quality Standard,

-You create/adapt Minimum Rehabilitation Quality Standard specific to Gaza context,

-You promote standards and good practices and adherence to them by interested rehabilitation partners,

-In coordination with other stakeholders, you co-ordinate and where appropriate arrange/conduct direct training in physical rehabilitation for key national and local stakeholders,

-You support in ongoing assessments of needs, gaps and resources regarding the health sector in the country, in particular in the field of physical and functional rehabilitation,

-In close collaboration with other TF coordinators under the Trauma Working Group, you ensure the implementation of the integrated approach to rehabilitation of persons with disabilities and injuries.

Responsibility 3: Data management, assessment, planning and reporting (20%)

-You collect data and documents and disseminate common plans of actions and other information related to the rehabilitation in the monthly / quarterly sit-reps and/or regular Health Bulletins and other information products,

-You participate actively to surveys initiated by the Health Cluster: design, data collection tools as well as providing analysis and recommendations as relevant.

Responsibility 4: Advocacy (5%)

-You identify common advocacy messages amongst the rehabilitation actors through writing advocacy papers and share it with other clusters in order to raise awareness on the needs of persons with disabilities across Gaza and how this affect the recovery process, etc.


-You hold a degree in technical rehabilitation

-You have minimum 6 years of experience working on physical rehabilitation in humanitarian environments, including provision of technical advice to field teams and implementing capacity building plans

-You understand health issues in emergency situations and cluster system. Previous experience in advocacy and cluster coordination is preferred.

-You demonstrate strong coordination, communication and representation skills

-You have excellent conflict management and international negotiation skills.

-You are fluent in English (oral and written), Arabic would be highly asset

-You have high level of initiative and facilitation skills

-Experience in the region is an asset


The security situation in the Gaza Strip remains volatile and unpredictable. Escalations may occur rapidly. In such scenario, the borders of Gaza can be temporarily closed preventing from evacuation and exposing the personnel to high stress. Finally, the international staff is committed to follow security rules and certain restrictions.

The position requires to travel internally (field movements) and externally (West Bank, Jerusalem, Jordan, etc.).


-Starting date: 01/12/2019

-Length of the contract: 6 months

-Employee status, according to experience:

  • Salary from 2031 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate

  • Perdiem : 701,59 € net/month

  • Hardship allowance : 500 € net/month

  • Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation

  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year

  • R&R : Level 3 : 5 days every 6 weeks

  • Status : position open to unaccompanied Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI