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Handicap Internationa recruits 01 Field Coordinator (Rakhine)

Handicap Internationa recruits 01 Field Coordinator (Rakhine) – MYANMAR

Place:  MYANMAR -Sittwe (Rakhine State)

Length: 6 months

Starting date: ASAP

Closing date for applications: 24/11/2020

“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.

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

JOB CONTEXT :

The MyTh (Myanmar Thailand) program was created in 2016 with the merge of 2 already existing missions.

Emergency, Humanitarian Mine Action and development sectors coexist in Myanmar, creating a diverse, challenging and dynamic working environment, where coordination is operated mainly through working groups and clusters.

A coordination mechanism among NGOs is in place (INGO forum). HI coordinates the National Victim Assistance Technical Group, gathering national and international actors under the umbrella of the National Mine Risk Working Group (MRWG) chaired by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (SWRR). HI is taking active part in the HMA coordination group.

The 3 pillars of the HI 2018-20 STRATOP:

1/ Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) including Victim Assistance and community based Risk Education,

2/ Inclusion with projects covering: support to Disabled People Organisations and promotion of Rights; inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction, Child Development; Hospital Emergency Preparedness; livelihoods

3/ Health and Rehabilitation with project covering psychosocial and physical rehabilitation

HI opened its office in Rakhine State in the course of 2018 and the whole local staff team (project and support) is in place.

HI has secured funding from an emergency funding line of DFID to complement the nutritional rehabilitation of SAM Children (conducted by ACF) with Stimulative Therapy, an HI innovative approach aiming at reducing the negative effects of malnutrition to the cognitive development of children. The other HI intervention pillar is the early identification and referrals of children with disabilities. This project is closing end of October.

HI has joined a consortium of organisations working in the Education in Emergency Sector, so as to conduct a survey to assess the needs of children with disabilities in the Rohingyas IDP camps.

Also, through its Disability Inclusion Unit, a dedicated team operating from Yangon, HI is providing support to other organisations to enhance their Disability Inclusion programming.

HI has also secured a Technical Assistance contract as part of an Inclusive Education in Emergency consortium lead by Save the Children

HI is applying to other Grants so as to scale up its intervention in Rakhine State.

YOUR MISSION:

General mission: To open HI interventions in Rakhine State; Initiate, coordinate and supervise the Project and Sittwe Base teams, to ensure the quality of the projects implemented.

Responsibility 1: To coordinate and implement projects

Sub-responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and centralise the collection of information and analyse the intervention context, humanitarian needs and their evolution in the intervention area and share it with the Programme Director, the Operations Coordinator, and TUM ; advise on HI’s positioning in the region;
  2. Ensure that the operations implemented are in accordance with the local culture and the mandate and values of HI, using a conflict sensitivity approach; and that they are discussed before, during and after with local authorities at all levels and with the target populations;
  3. Support project managers in the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects, with the support and guidance of the Operations Coordinator in the capital
  4. Support project managers in the timely submission of qualitative narrative reports to Operations Coordinator ;
  5. Coordinate the field support to TUM and Operations coordinator for drafting of new project proposals for the region;
  6. Ensure the relevance, impact, coherence, efficiency, and as far as possible, the sustainability of all of the activities implemented in the area by looking for synergies and, if necessary, reorienting the implementation of activities, in consultation with the coordination team in the capital and in compliance with donor regulations;
  7. Develop supervision charts with project managers and conduct regular project monitoring visits, and define and monitor the implementation of recommendations and resulting needs for capacity-building;
  8. Ensure smooth and effective coordination between project team and support services;
  9. Negotiate, develop and ensure the implementation of partnership agreements in the area of intervention, in collaboration with the coordination team in the capital;

Responsibility 2: To ensure the coordination and application of processes/supporting documents

Sub-responsibilities:

  1. Implement MyTH program procedures and policies within the area of intervention and support the site administrator in the implementation of specific procedures;
  2. Help the site administrator to plan, coordinate, monitor and evaluate support services with a view to strengthening their capacity and improving practices on an ongoing basis; Supervise the area’s day-to-day management and site administrator in managing particularly heavy workloads in order to meet certain deadlines;
  3. Ensure regular reporting to the coordination team on the activities of all the services in the area and participate in coordination meetings, either in person or on Skype.

Responsibility 3: To manage the base’s project and support teams

Sub-responsibilities:

  1. Identify HR needs, prepare job descriptions, recruit staff, define individual objectives, carry out assessments and appraisal interviews for reportees, and take appropriate disciplinary measures, etc., in collaboration with the coordination team in the capital.
  2. Support the operational, logistical and administrative teams in the planning, implementation and monitoring of their responsibilities and in the integration of recommendations;
  3. Oversee, facilitate and coordinate the different services (implementation of and compliance with procedures and deadlines to ensure optimal synergy and a good team spirit);
  4. Ensure good communication with and among teams, notably by setting up regular meetings with all the services, and with each department separately;
  5. Support teams in developing the skills and tools necessary to achieve the objectives set, and provide the link with the Operations Coordinator and TUM teams;
  6. Identify training needs in your team and organise relevant training in accordance with the mission’s training policy. Directly organise certain training courses (content preparation, follow-up, etc.);
  7. Ensure strict application and compliance with the rules of procedure, HI institutional policies and the terms and conditions of employment on the part of the teams;
  8. Manage any conflicts that may occur within the team and with partners, in collaboration with the coordination team in the capital;
  9. Ensure that employees, stakeholders and partners comply with the organisation’s institutional policies (Protection from Sexual Exploitation and abuse or PSEA, child protection, Fraud, bribery & corruption).
  10. Develop, depending on funding capacities, capacity building plan, organize recruitment and implement capacity building plan and coaching to hand over the position to national employee.

Responsibility 4:  Manage the security of HI personnel in the area under your responsibility

Sub-responsibilities:

  1. Act as the security focal point for your area;
  2. Monitor the security context in the area of intervention.
  3. Produce the necessary security documents for your area in compliance with the frames of reference established by the organisation, and update them as necessary.
  4. Coordinate the application of emergency security procedures (evacuation, lock-down, etc.) and maintain contact with the coordination team in every case.
  5. Forward all security-related information and recommendations and security alerts to your line-manager;
  6. In liaison with the Regional Programme Director, take charge of any incidents and/or situations that might develop into a security crisis.
  7. Participate in inter-agency security coordination meetings and report to the Regional Programme Director ;
  8. Ensure every member of staff is aware of his/her role and responsibilities with regard to security;
  9. Oversee the rollout of the crisis management system ;
  10. Provide security training for the programme’s staff ;
  11. Develop an external network of key people/institutions which facilitates security management ;
  12. Participate in the programme’s security risk analysis and ensuring that all team members follow safety rules ;
  13. Share with the Regional Programme Director all information relating to the context and the programme that will facilitate team security management during operations.

Responsibility 5:  To represent HI at the local level

Sub-responsibilities:

  1. Represent Handicap International with partners, NGOs, international organisations and local authorities in the area;
  2. Take part in the main humanitarian coordination meetings;
  3. To participate in the Advocacy efforts of HI with a focus on Rakhine; in liaison with the Humanitarian Analyst based in Bangladesh and with the HI Institute for Humanitarian Action.

YOUR  PROFILE :

  • You hold an advanced degree in relevant field (project management, development, humanitarian, disability or related)
  • You have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in coordination position within international development and/or emergency and post crisis environments, in managerial positions
  • You have preferably an experience in managing in complex environments, and in protracted crisis
  • You demonstrate managerial or organisational skills
  • You have excellent communication capacities, with a broad range of stakeholders
  • You have experience in managing work with civil society organizations, partners
  • You are positive, solution-oriented and with a high level of professional maturity

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION:

In the whole Rakhine State, all NGO Staffs (national and international) have restricted access to rural areas. The NGO Staffs access is conditioned on the monthly acceptation by the local authorities of work and travel plans.

There are several daily flights from Yangon to Sittwe. Direct flights Yangon-Sittwe take approximately 1h30.

HI is not yet physically present in Rakhine state, but many international NGOs operate from Sittwe where many International staffs are stationed.

HI leaving conditions:  From date, HI has a guesthouse/office with 2 rooms. According to HI development in the area, an individual housing is planned to welcome the Field Coordinator.

Travel restrictions and Covid-19 preventive measures are applied and Yangon Region and Rakhine State are under lock-down. Government authorities are also applying restrictions on visas for international staff..

Due to current restrictions, HI might give priorities to candidates already based in the country.

CONDITIONS:

  • Starting date : ASAP
  • Length of the contract: 6 months
  • Salary from 2 750€ gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
  • Perdiem : 531€ net/month
  • Hardship allowance : 250€ net/month
  • Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year
  • R&R : 5 days every 3 months
  • Status : position open to couples
  • Housing : Individual housing taken in charge by HI

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