Handicap International recruits 01 Armed violence reduction business development Officer

Handicap International recruits 01 Armed violence reduction business development Officer


Outraged at 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.

The Handicap International network has changed its name to “Humanity & Inclusion”.

HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people, to help meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

HI implements activities in 55 countries in support of vulnerable people, refugees, internally-displaced people, people affected by natural disasters and people who have been injured or are exposed to the dangers of weapons, munitions and explosive devices.



Humanity & Inclusion’s Operation’s Division is composed of 5 Geographical divisions, 4 Technical divisions, an Emergency Division and an Information, Impact & Innovation Division.

One of the 4 Technical Division is Protection & Risk Reduction Direction, in which Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) division strategy remains ambitious and foresees an increase of projects the next years in addition to a more comprehensive armed violence reduction model.

The AVR sub-division is composed of 12 staff: Specialists, Business development, Ops Support Officer, AVR policy, Innovation Project manager.


HI is recruiting to replace the Armed Violence Reduction Business Development Officer.  The position is a permanent position, based in Lyon, France with some travels worldwide.



Under the supervision of the AVR Deputy Director, you will be responsible, in close cooperation with Specialists, Financial Division, Operations Divisions and Advocacy Team to:

  • Support the development and expansion of armed violence reduction operations and innovations in existing and/or new programmes
  • Contribute to Business and Strategic development of the AVR sector within HI



You will have the following responsibilities:

Support the development and expansion of AVR operations in existing or new programmes

– Coordination with all Directions regarding identified opportunities for new operations

– Design, undertake and/or support completion of exploratory missions to follow-up on newly identified opportunities

– Provide project planning and operational support to expanding high priority programmes in all divisions

– Undertake support missions to existing programmes to help define and support strategic development of AVR activities

– Support the drafting of strategy for all programmes engaged in AVR activities, and ensure its compliance with the broader Armed Violence Reduction HI’s strategy

– Develop technical and commercial offer: catalogue, business and communication plan

– Act as a focal point for exploring new international AVR partnership and consortium opportunities

– Provide training to relevant programme, Desk and National Association staff on AVR in coordination with the Technical Unit


Contribute to Business and Strategic development of the AVR sector within HI

– Act as the key focal point for pursuing and developing multi-country major AVR funding initiatives

– Represent HI internationally with AVR stakeholders including international Mine Action Centers, security sector actors, the UN, and relevant donors on operational implementation and business development

– Contribute to advocacy initiatives within the sector, in collaboration with HI advocacy unit

– Act as the business development focal point for the Federation for specific AVR donors

– Attend donor meetings to provide operational information alongside any National Association as required

– Work with the Institutional Funding Division to develop appropriate and fit-for-purpose business development tools for planning, applying for and managing grants



  • With Advanced Degree in International Relations, Humanitarian, or Development sector, you have significant expertise and experience in all areas linked to the project cycle: project design, proposal writing, budget development, project start-up and implementation, managing stakeholder relationships etc.
  • You have significant experience in designing strategy and forging partnerships in a broad range of contexts
  • You have proven successful experience in developing humanitarian/development businesses;
  • You have work experience within the humanitarian/development sector
  • You are fluent in English and French; ability to speak and write in other languages (Arabic, Spanish) at an advanced level is an advantage;
  • You have solid Business and Communication plans design skills



  • Type of contract: Permanent contract based in Lyon, starting as soon as possible – to be discussed
  • 25 days of annual leave + 22.5 annual TOIL days
  • Luncheon vouchers, complementary health insurance
Experience3 à 5 ans
FonctionsGestion de projets/programmes
Secteurs d’activitéAutre
PaysEurope, France
Comment postulerOn-line applications only, accompanied by a CV and covering letter, via the following link:
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Date de fin de validité30/04/2019

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