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Handicap International recruits 01 Area Manager 2nd base

Handicap International recruits 01 Area Manager 2nd base (North East)

Place: IRAQ (North East)

Length: 12 months

Starting date: 01/12/2020

Closing date for applications: 21/10/2020

“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:


The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 11.7 million people are currently affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6 million IDPs, while over 5 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. Nine years after the beginning of the crisis, the number of injured persons in Syria keeps rising, with a severe lack of healthcare in many areas. In large areas of the country, the local economy is in bad shape local populations and IDPs are in need of livelihoods assistance. 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-West and North-East), along four main pillars:

  1. Support to health partners (hospitals, psychosocial support centers, local NGOs) for the provision of multidisciplinary rehabilitation services (physical rehabilitation, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) and standalone psychosocial support services, through training, technical supervisions and donations of assistive devices and/or equipment;
  1. Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms light weapons) and non-technical survey of hazardous areas;
  1. Livelihoods assistance, with a combination of cash for work, vocational training, small grants for businesses and apprenticeships;
  1. 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.

In the second base, in 2017-2018, HI strengthen its activities (Global Rehabilitation, Risk education) and diversify it activities in 2019 with the start of provision of Prosthetics as well as the launching of clearance (demining).

Since 2020, HI started a new sector while launching a livelihood (cash for work, vocational training SME/SBG) and inclusive livelihood component.

HI Operate in 3 public health facilities with global rehabilitation (Physical rehabilitation, P&O and PSS). HI conduct EORE (risk education) in several district and subdistrict with 12 teams along with 8 teams of deminers and 6 NTS teams. As well a new project of community health is planned in 2021 to support area affected by covid.

Despite a relative security stability since October 2019 the situation remain fluid and volatile.


Under the responsibility of the Hub Manager, the Area Manager contributes within the area where he/she is based to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the area, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. He/she shares with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes.

Main Responsibilities

– The Area Manager is responsible for developing and implementing, in the area where he/she is based, the projects part of the Programme operational strategy.

– Under the guidance of his/ her line management and other relevant departments, he/she deploys all adequate tools that will allow project monitoring, financial controlling and compliance with HI policies and frameworks (in particular HI Project Monitoring & Evaluation policy), and the respect of contractual obligations towards donors.

– He/she contributes to monitor and analyse context developments in his/her geographical area, in order to identify operational risks and opportunities, and proposes actions to his / her line management.

– He/she contributes to organizational transformation in line with Lean, Shared Services and ROOTS projects.

– Depending on projects volume and area complexity: follow up security management; coordinate shared services and operations team on a daily basis to facilitate activities implementation


  • You hold a bachelor or Master Degree in humanitarian/ international relations field
  • You have at least 5 years of working experience as humanitarian worker with progressive increase in responsibilities
  • You have at least 4 years working experience in managing teams, particularly in project management and base management positions (Project Manager, Field Coordinator, Area Manager)
  • You have worked at least 2 years in contexts with security and access challenges
  • A Previous experience with HI, in the middle East is a plus


The North-East region where HI’s base is located is relatively isolated.

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.

The Covid-19 crisis is posing some challenges for travelling from and to the Hub area.

A quarantine of 2 weeks in HI guesthouses might be required upon arrival in the mission.


  • Starting date : 16/11/2020
  • Length of the contract: 12 months
  • Salary from 2750 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
  • Perdiem : 561.14 € 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 / individual taken in charge by HI

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