Bangladesh

Protection Technical Specialist - BANGLADESH

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“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”

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) 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 60 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.

For further information about the association: www.hi.org.

JOB CONTEXT :

Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in South Asia with one of the highest densities of population in the world – 160 million. Bangladesh is a delta where 3 main rivers reach the sea. Most of the country is a disaster-prone area in term of floods.

A high proportion of the Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UNM) refugees in Cox’s Bazar remain in a chronic emergency situation due to long-term challenges to find a durable solution to their status in Myanmar and Bangladesh and therefore require continuous humanitarian assistance. The new influx, with more than 600,000 arrivals from August 2017, has created even more pressure on resources and increasing humanitarian needs. Two years later; 910,911 Refugees are registered in the District (August 2019, UNHCR data) and live in extremely basic conditions in 34 camps across the district. The host Bangladeshi communities are also affected by the presence of a large refugee population living in the region. The two sub-districts of Ukhiya and Teknaf, where the refugees are mostly residing, are vulnerable to increased rates of poverty due to lack of public and private services, scarce job opportunities and limited natural resources, among other key causes. In addition, this coastal region is continuously dealing with the impacts of natural disasters, mostly cyclones and flooding, during which meagre assets of the local population are damaged or destroyed. The humanitarian needs resulting from the Mora’s devastating impact and the new arrivals of refugees have not been fully met yet.

HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society.

In Cox Bazar’s district, HI has a strong knowledge and experience in chronic emergency response. Thanks to three projects implemented before the crisis, HI is providing services in rehabilitation, protection and PSS, with an inclusive mainstreaming approach to refugees and host population. HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and the society, in order to provide sustainability in its action.

YOUR MISSION:

Under the responsibility of the Technical Unit Manager and with the support of the HQ “Specific Needs” and Protection Technical Referents, you will be responsible for:

EXPERTISE

-You contribute to the regional strategies in line with global strategies

-You ensure technical support to projects in line with the global technical frameworks and standards

-You ensure technical learning from projects

-You ensure the control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities

-You ensure compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakes

-You contribute to the development of research and innovation projects in the region when relevant

-You contribute to the Technical Divisions professional channel animation

INFLUENCE

-You contribute to the local external prestige and influence of HI’s expertise

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

-You ensure the development of major opportunities or new projects in the region

YOUR PROFILE :

-You hold a high degree diploma in humanitarian/development work or in the social field

-You have at least 3 years of experience in the field of social work, access to services, case management if possible in acute emergency and 2 years of experience in providing technical support to programs

-You have experience in gender based violence and/or child protection in humanitarian context

-You have good knowledge of protection mainstream principals, GBV and CP international guidelines

-You are fluent in English (oral and written)

-You are capable of designing and facilitating trainings

-You are autonomous and able to work under pressure

-You have excellent communication skills and strong capacity to represent the association

-You are humble, flexible and hold a coaching posture

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION :

Cox’s Bazar is a city located in the coastal area, fishing port and one of the most visited tourist destinations in Bangladesh. There is lot fo resorts, restaurants, bars providing international drink and food as well as specific entertainement such as gym, spa, etc…

Travelling between the differents sites is easy : 1 hour flight Dhaka – Cox’s Bazar and from 1 to 1h30 hours by car within Cox’s Bazar district sites.

CONDITIONS:

At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. Particular attention is paid to health issues and your personal situation.
We offer an induction and training path adapted to our staff members and we have a HR policy oriented toward mobility and professional development.

· 12 months International contract starting ASAP

· The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:**

o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals**

o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount**

o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution **

o Repatriation insurance paid by HI**

· Salary from 2757 € gross/month upon experience

· Perdiem : 574,48 € net/month - paid in the field

· Hardship : 250 € net/month paid with your salary

· Paid leaves : 25 days per year;

· R&R : 5 days every 3 months

· Position:

o unaccompanied

§ Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects

· Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI**

If you are resident in the country : local package

How to apply

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

http://www.jobs.net/j/JmFAFgsw?idpartenaire=136&jobdetails=true

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying !

Only successful candidates will be contacted.