Handicap International recruits 01 Inclusive Humanitarian Action Technical Specialist
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Inclusive Humanitarian Action Technical Specialist
Pays : Somalie
Ville : Somalia/Somaliland
Date de prise du poste : 01/06/2021
Durée de la mission : 1 year
Date de clôture des candidatures : 11/04/2021
Référence de l’annonce : -SLE-03-21-6332
CONTEXTE DE TRAVAIL :“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.The HI network is an organisation made up of a Federation (with 2 operational HQs in Lyon and Brussels), 8 national associations (Germany, Belgium, Canada, United States, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and Switzerland) and the HI Institute on Humanitarian Action. All these entities work concertedly to implement HI’s international aid and development mandate.The Federation is responsible for implementing the network’s social missions in around sixty countries. It operates under the names “Humanity & Inclusion” or “Handicap International” depending on the country.HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.
For further information about the association: www.hi.org.
JOB CONTEXT :Handicap International (HI) started in Somaliland in 1992 by setting up a rehabilitation centre in Hargeisa. HI’s strategy in Somaliland has been since to advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and to engage development actors to promote inclusion and participation of PWDs at local and national level. From 2010 to 2014, HI implemented a Human Rights project entitled “Enhanced participation of Somalis with disability for human rights and democracy in Somaliland and Puntland”. This project strengthened the capacity of 15 Disabled People Organizations (DPOs) at grassroots level to empower people with disability to actively promote and advocate for their rights for protection and inclusion. A major outcome of this intervention was the development of a Disability Policy for Somaliland and Puntland.
In Mogadishu and in Somaliland, HI has been implementing projects, either directly or in consortium, with a focus on promoting inclusive humanitarian action.Through these projects, various aspects of inclusive HA have been explored including on how to collect quality data on disability, inclusive communication and exposure to various frameworks such as the IASC guidelines on inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action and the CRPD. The interest of humanitarian/mainstream actors about disability inclusion has been raised and continues to gain momentum. These interventions are also designed to produce some lessons learned and good practices for replication in future, and to influence more actors towards being more inclusive in their response.
Since it is envisaged that these projects will continue to be funded (submission for new projects ongoing) the inclusive HA specialist will support the programme to develop new activities, complementary to the ongoing ones, with the aim to have greater impact and deepen the inclusion practice of other actors.
In 2021, the programme will develop its Country Strategy (STRATOP) and has the sight of carrying out exploratory mission to extend the programme in South Central of Somalia based on findings of the assessment and needs of the population
DESCRIPTION DE POSTE :You will work under direct line management of Somaliland & Somalia Country Manager and closely with the programme team members,
You main objective will be to support the disability inclusion component, focus on Improving protection and access to basic and specialized services for persons with specific needs (with main focus to Persons with disabilities, injuries, elderly, chronic illness etc) from IDPs and Host community in ongoing HI, Consortium partners project as well as other humanitarian assistance project implemented by various humanitarian partners. This will be achieved by: defining the framework of HI support to targeted humanitarian actors; by building partners & Cluster members’ capacities as well as HI teams to implement the action related to such technical framework; by ensuring good practices are identified within supported projects and shared across consortium partners and other humanitarian actors.
The technical framework of HI support to partner’s humanitarian actors is comprehensive and usually entails training, revisions of guidelines, procedures and tools, production of supporting materials and coaching. Agreed actions or action plans are tailored to partners’ needs, reality and interest, and therefore might take different shapesStakes of the post• Ensure technical quality of activities: Develop, deliver training in inclusive Humanitarian action, ensuring quality of activities through implementation of HI’s technical positioning and frameworks in coordination with partners.• Supporting the documentation, identification of good practice and lesson learning, whilst working with the team to explore new opportunities on disability inclusion / inclusive humanitarian action• A major stake of the position is to ensure HI inclusion officers become more autonomous in the implementation of HI support to partners and master the technical framework of HI support
Your main responsibilities will be:
ExpertiseContribute to the regional strategies in line with the global strategiesEnsure technical support to projects in line with the global technical frameworks and standards in your sectorial scopeEnsure technical learning from projectsEnsure the control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities in the Programmes under your scopeEnsure compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakesContribute to the development of research and innovation projects in the region when relevant, in your sectorial scopeContribute to the Technical Divisions professional channel animation
InfluenceContribute to the local external prestige and influence of HI’s expertise in your sectorial scope:o Represent the technical expertise of HI throughout the local relevant networkso Contribute to advocacy on specific themes in line with the global advocacy prioritieso Contribute to communication messages locally in line with the global communication priorities)
Business developmentEnsure the development of major opportunities or new projects in the region under your sectorial scope:
PROFIL ATTENDU :• You hold a Masters level education in social science or similar fields – A Disability study related degree/diploma would be appreciated
• You demonstrate proven Technical experience in Disability inclusion in humanitarian action• You have at least 3 years of experience in humanitarian sector• You know designing and providing capacity development (training, coaching, learning, etc.)• You have a good knowledge of international core standards and guidelines related to protection and disability inclusion in humanitarian and development settings• You are used to work on project development (on a technical side)• You are fluent in English
LANGUE(S) DE TRAVAIL :Anglais : Courant
SPECIFICITES/PARTICULARITES DU POSTE :Security situation in Hargeisa is overall under control, despite some periodic but rare outbreaks (last serious incident was in 2008). Most activities are currently implemented directly by HI. In South Central is highly volatile and unpredictable. HI intervention in South Central Somalia is only confined to Mogadishu with very small activities (capacity building to government authorities and other humanitarian agencies).
Accommodation in Hargeisa: At the Hotel in Hargeisa, in a small bungalow with sufficient space and amenities: 1 bedroom, bathroom and 1 living room which contains kitchen, TV and a sofa.Accommodation in Mogadishu: Individual accommodation in a secure hotel compound with internet access.
Accessibility/Transport: Most areas are accessible in Somaliland, although some require police escort. In Mogadishu; very strict travel guideline and movement outside hotel will be only through HI rented very secure transport. Use of public transport is strictly prohibited both in Hargeisa and Mogadishu.
Isolation/ Social Life: Very limited access to cultural or sportive activities. Curfew might be imposed after 9pm and no access to alcohol..
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 from June 2021 – Please be aware that the position is subjected to fundings confirmation
• The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationalso 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 amounto Medical coverage with 50% of employee contributiono Repatriation insurance paid by HI
• Salary from 2757€ gross/month upon experience• Perdiem : 550€ net/month – paid in the field• Hardship : 500 € net/month paid with your salary (REMOVE IF NOT APPLICABLE)• Paid leaves : 25 days per year;• R&R : 5 days every 6 weeks• Position: unaccompanied? Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects (from 12 months of mission)• Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI
If you are resident in the country : local packagePOSTULER