Inclusive Humanitarian Action Specialist

from Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 25 Oct 2019


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 more than 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

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Within the Protection and Risk Reduction Division (20 staff), the Inclusive Humanitarian Action Specialist is member of the Inclusive Humanitarian Action team with 4 other members.

Persons with disabilities are at increased risk of social exclusion, poverty and violence due to discrimination and a lack of tailored services. They are known to face particular barriers to accessing humanitarian aid.

HI is leader in promoting inclusiveness of humanitarian action through its humanitarian responses and by providing technical assistance, knowledge growth and capacity building to all relevant national and international stakeholders (INGOs & NGOs, local authorities, donors, UN and clusters etc.).

HI also engages in strong advocacy and communication to influence stakeholders and their policies for a full inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities across all stages of humanitarian action.

The Inclusive Humanitarian Action Specialist will contribute to influencing major networks and stakeholder’s policies, practices and budget priorities on inclusion within humanitarian action.

He/She will contribute to set internal and external frameworks and standards by identifying appropriate approaches, evidence-based strategies, tools and innovative practices to tackle issues faced by persons with disabilities within acute emergency and protracted crisis response mechanism.

He/She provide technical guidance and ensure the control of the technical quality and relevance of HI’s activities in the field.

The Inclusive Humanitarian Action Specialist will co-lead the animation of the professional pool of field experts on Inclusion in Humanitarian Action.

Task 1: External influence of HI’s expertise
Task 2: Frameworks, Standards, Tools
Task 3: External Technical Assistance and Innovation
Task 4: Technical Guidance & Quality Control
Task 5: Professional pool of field experts


Education background:

• Post graduate or equivalent in the field of education, psychology, sociology, social work or related area.

• Any additional training/certification on disability is an added value.

Professional experience:

• Minimum five years’ work experience in disability inclusion, disability rights.

• Minimum 1 year in project management or implementation of actions on inclusion of persons with disabilities and/or vulnerable groups in humanitarian settings.

• Minimum 3 years’ experience in humanitarian and/or protracted crisis context.

• Experience in designing and implementing capacity building programs for local partners, as well as providing capacity building support and facilitation.

• Experience in successfully establishing and managing collaborative relationships and partnerships with donors and government counterparts.

• Experience leading strategic planning and in program design and proposal development.

• Experience in a technical advisory position is a plus.

Required skills:

• Excellent conceptual and theoretical understanding of rights based approach and rights of persons with disabilities.

• Sound understanding of issues related to vulnerability and disability, protection, as well as identification and support of particularly vulnerable and excluded populations, households and individuals.

• Expertise in designing and implementing capacity building programs for local partners, as well as providing capacity building support and facilitation of workshops at high international level.

• Experience leading strategic planning and in program design and proposal development.

• Knowledge of the sectors and expertise in which Handicap International operates is a plus.

Soft skills:

• Results’ oriented.

• Effective time management, multi-tasking and strong coordination and planning skills.

• Excellent networking, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

• Intercultural team working.

• Ability to be in support/coaching professional attitude.

• Autonomy and taking initiative.

Language skills:

• Fluency in written and spoken English.

• Oral French is a plus.


• Advanced with MS Office


• Type of contract : 18 months contract
• Salary
• Additional benefits: luncheon vouchers and health insurance

• Working hours: 39 hours a week with 22.5 days of additional holidays (RTT)