Project manager 3rd base

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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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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. 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 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 (Beirut, North and North-East), along three 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. 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;

  3. 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.


Under the line management of Field coordinator, the project manager will be responsible to implement the projects at base level in line with HI project quality framework.

Currently HI implementing 2 main projects 1) rehabilitation of persons with disabilities and functional limitations in partnership with 2 local health partners (public hospitals). Secondly mine risk education being self-implement by HI. He/she will be responsible for quality projects management with technical guidance of respective TAs based at NES and Amman level. Covid response is reshaping the nature of projects in area of operation. He/ she must be flexible to adapt the approach to meet the immediate needs of affected population.

He she will be closely working with project officers’ health and education and 2 health partners at base level. Number of partners may increase during coming months based on 2020 planning. He/ she will be responsible to manage partners following organizational MEAL policy. Current Both partners are quite supportive and implementing projects in quality manners. Volatile security situation is a challenge to reach the partners in person by project manager.. Most of the time PO health reaching the partners and facilitating the communication between project manager and partners.

  1. Responsibility 1: Project implementation and monitoring


  • Contribution to the definition of the strategy of intervention and the operational modalities in the intervention areas, in collaboration with the Field coordinator and the Head of Programs;
  • Management of the implementation of the health program (physical rehabilitation and psychosocial support) and the risk education / contamination impact survey program in the intervention areas;
  • Management and supervision of the program teams under your responsibility;
  • Responsibility for respect of quality and technical standards by the program teams, in collaboration with the field Technical Advisors and the Technical Unit;
  • Responsibility to monitor the project implementation, the achievements and the relevancy of the project
  • Responsibility to propose reorientation of the project and activities in case it is needed
  • Preparation and follow-up of partnership agreements with local partners.
  • Covid response based on needs on local population.

Responsibility 2: Team management


  • Definition and follow-up, with each staff under your direct line management, of an Individual Action Plan (IAP) and the time frame to achieve the desired objectives;
  • Good communication, coordination, and information-sharing with each member of your team through regular coordination meetings and individual meetings;
  • Follow up of the personal and professional evolution of each staff under your direct line management, performing individual interviews and oral and written evaluations;
  • Conflict resolution (personal and professional) within your team, informing the Field coordinator of any major conflict;
  • Proposition of relevant adaptations to the organisational chart of your team and contribution to its implementation (job descriptions, recruitment interviews, etc.), in collaboration with the Field coordinator and the HR department;
  • Support and coaching to the staff under your line management in the management of their teams: organisation of coordination meetings, individual interviews, etc.

Responsibility 3: Representation (in coordination with the Field Coordinator)


  • Representation with line departments (committee of health, committee of social affairs, etc.) and local authorities in the intervention areas;
  • Coordination with local implementing partners and with other humanitarian actors;

Responsibility 4: Support Services (Logistics, admin, HR)


  • Monitoring of the financial and logistics aspects of the activities under your responsibility and the respect of HI procedures, in close collaboration with the support departments and the Field coordinator.
  • Management of the program budget for the activities under your responsibility.
  • Management of the recruitment and selection process for new positions under your management
  • Responsibility for strict application and respect of HI’s Internal Regulations, HI’s Code of Conduct, and HI’s procedures by staff under your management.

Responsibility 5: Reporting


  • Regular monitoring of the program achievements and logical framework indicators;
  • Monthly reporting on project indicators and regular update of activity plans;
  • Preparation of internal memos, minutes of meetings and/or reports (directly or delegating to your team members), according to the needs of the hub and/or the mission;
  • Participation to donors report writing
  • Provision of a mission report and/or handover document and a complete file and e-mail backup at the end of your mission.
  • Debriefing session at HQ at the end of your mission.


  • You hold a Bachelor Degree in social sciences, public health, humanitarian action, project management, or other relevant field
  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian / emergency contexts and unsecure environment
  • You have at least 2 years of experience in management of humanitarian projects
  • You have excellent communication skills in english, oral and written
  • You show excellent managerial capacities
  • You are well organized, flexible, motivated, and able to work under pressure


The North-East where HI’s current first base is located is relatively isolated and the trip from the closest international airport in Erbil (Iraqi Kurdistan) to the 1st base takes around 8 hours by car, including the crossing of an international border.

International staffs live in collective guesthouses with 3 to 6 permanent staff and occasional visitors. Life conditions are good, with well-furnished individual rooms, full-equipped kitchens, ACs and heaters, and terraces/gardens. Staffs are allowed to walk around, visit the town center and the marketplaces, have lunch and dinner in local restaurants, and do sport activities. Cultural and touristic activities are not available.

The security situation in the governorate of the 1st base is currently quite stable. Some isolated security incidents (demonstrations, criminal acts, targeted attacks against security forces, etc.) usually happen at night and/or in specific pre-identified areas, and have not affected directly the security of NGO staff. The security situation in the governorate of the 2nd and 3rd base is still quite unstable, where targeted attacks against security forces are common and there is a higher risk of infiltration attacks. Nevertheless, no direct incidents against INGO staff have been recorded.


  • Starting date : July 2020
  • Length of the contract: 1 year
  • Salary from 2210 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
  • Perdiem : 629€ 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
  • Status : position unaccompanied
  • Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI

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