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Handicap International (HI) recruits 01 Explosive Ordonance Risk Education HQ Specialist

Handicap International (HI) recruits 01 Explosive Ordonance Risk Education HQ Specialist

Handicap International (HI) Armed violence reduction technical Unit is looking for a dynamic, creative and bilingual (French and English) Explosive Ordnance Risk Education specialist to build and grow HI’s technical support to Humanitarian Mine action and armed violence reduction projects worldwide. The position will be based in Lyon, France with frequent travel worldwide.
Under the responsibility of the armed violence reduction (AVR) Technical Director, the Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) Specialist is an expert who ensures strategic technical guidance, support and control in his scope of expertise. He/she provides standards and methodologies, provides advices, on the job training, and distance mentoring. Ensure and control application of technical quality framework to guarantee optimal outcomes and impact of projects. He/ She promotes innovation, research and professional development. He/she contributes within XX division to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she ensures that synergies within the sector and outside are identified and fostered.


1.1 Set framework and standards on the technical know-how under his scope (NORMS)
a. Ensure sectorial watch, harnessing and appropriation of norms and international standards internally
b. Write and deploy the framework documentation containing HI’s norms and standards (including Nexus); and ensure dissemination
c. Guarantee complementarity of standards and norms between HI sectors

1.2 Provide strategic technical guidance (OPE SUPPORT)
a. Provide strategic technical guidance to programs through STRATOPs
b. Provides technical inputs to the STRATECH elaboration and review and appropriation by Field specialists and technical unit managers
c. Ensure strategic and technical support to projects when gap of expertise within Programs
d. Report and alert to the technical director about the proper implementation of the STRATECH
e. Promote and ensure transition between emergency response and development programs
f. Promote and ensure complementarity of sectors and mainstream in their sector HI crosscutting approaches.

1.3 Ensure the control of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities under his/her scope (OPE SUPPORT)
a. Conduct/support evaluation or audits on overall quality of projects
b. Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations, if applicable, in his sectorial scope

1.4 Contribute to the improvement of technical know-how through the development of lessons learnt, research and innovation projects under his scope when relevant (in close link with 3I Division) (NORMS)
a. Identify strategic learning questions
b. Ensure technical learning from projects by using lessons learned and best practices (review of capitalization and assessments)
c. Support the emergence of innovative ideas
d. Identify the priorities of Research and Studies and steer R&S
e. Pilot directly or support (if in Programs) the implementation of Innovation & Research projects

1.5 Facilitate the Technical Division PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
a. Ensure the animation of a talent pool and of a community of practice
b. Describe job profile standards and a standard skill matrix for each professional channel
c. Carry out technical interviews of candidates and produce recommendations/guidelines
d. Ensure a mapping of technical skills of his talent pool and set priorities in terms of capacity building
e. Contribute to the evaluation of field technical specialists
f. Identify the needs regarding training, write content for training and give trainings


2.1. Contribute to the international prestige and influence of HI’s expertise in his sectorial scope (in close link with the Policy and Development Officer if existing)
a. Support and/or ,when required, represent the technical expertise of HI throughout relevant networks, so as to participate to the exchange of best practices, understands trends and influence major networks on practices and stakes of the sector
b. Support the identification & the development of partnerships and/or consortium with NGOs, Institutions, corporate on technical priorities or important topics his sectorial scope
c. Contribute to advocacy on specific themes in line with the global advocacy priorities
d. Contribute to communication messages in line with the global communication priorities and contribute to scientific publications

Business development

3.1. Contribute to the development of major opportunities or new projects under his sectorial scope, in line with the Technical Director, the policy and development officer when relevant, and the Institutional Funding team
a. Contributes to the context analysis in his sectorial scope (benchmark of stakeholders) and to the value proposition
b. If gap of resources and in support to the business development officer, contributes to the design and writing of new projects
c. Contribute to the identification of new donors & the transformation of major opportunities under his scope
d. Support or directly develop offers & proposals for technical assistance & capacity development for specific identified partners

Expériences / Formation

Education background:
University Degree, preferably Master’s, in social sciences, Conflict/Security issues, International Development, International Relations or other relevant subject

Professional experiences:
 Know project/programme cycle mechanisms and main MEAL tools and methods (Monitoring, evaluation …)
 Concept of training engineering and Knowledge of different pedagogical models.
 Knowledge of the humanitarian mine action and conflict sensitivity/transformation sectors.
 Know disability social model and approaches, with sound knowledge on gender and intersectionality as a lens to address vulnerabilities.

Required skills:
 Communicates in a clear, concise and responsible way respecting the interlocutor; adapt its communication method and its message, especially in the context of intercultural communication, and remotely
 Know how to negotiate, manage problems and conflicts. Set a frame, rules and clear boundaries.
 Can accompany, motivate a person / group. Adapts his leadership to the group to bring him to a common goal;
 Plan activities in his/her area with clear, specific and measurable objectives.
 Develop new resources or adapt existing resources in order to make them evolve and / or adapt them to the context when necessary (can identify and respond to nexus emergencies / development issues).
 Evaluate the impact / effects of the activities of his/her sector of services.
 Promote participation and cooperation in the activities of his/her sector of services and in multidisciplinary / sectoral work
 Master skills building for adults (adult training)
 Project Management Experiences
 Minimum 7 years experience in his professional field, integrating experience abroad in low and middle income countries

Soft Skills
 Bold (initiator / entrepreneur)
 Responsiveness
 Work in a team / network, cooperate. Respect the opinions and value the skills of each one in view of a joint action;
 Give and receive constructive feedback; interact in a multidisciplinary team, network and collaborate.
 Have an empathic attitude. Demonstrate interest in what each person is experiencing and feeling, “putting themselves in another person’s place” and listening to their needs adopt an attitude of acceptance and non-judgment of the person.
 Resilience to stress and uncertainty

Language skills:
 Fluency in French and English essential; ability to speak and write in other languages (Arabic, Spanish) at an advanced level is an advantage

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