Handicap International recruits 01 Logistic Manager

Handicap International recruits 01 Logistic Manager – North-East


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 more than 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

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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. Eight 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.

From its main coordination office, HI is managing a large humanitarian program from three different hubs (South, North-West and North-East), along three 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;

2. 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;

3. Livelihoods assistance, with a combination of cash for work, vocational training, small grants for businesses and apprenticeships;

3. 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.



The Logistic Manager is part of the North-East hub coordination team. The hub manages three operational bases in three separate governorates, each one with program and logistic teams. There are in total around 350 employees and service contract drivers in the North-East, including 120 logistic staff. The key logistic challenges include: overseeing the management of 3 large fleets (around 75 vehicles in total); overseeing the management of offices, guesthouses, warehouses and health structures in 6 different locations; managing regional and international supplies and overseeing the management of local purchases; ensuring compliance with logistic and archiving procedures.

Reporting to the Area Coordinator (then to the Logistic Manager – Coordination) and in collaboration with the country coordination services, the logistics manager North-East ensures the efficient management of logistical resources for the area for which s/he is responsible. S/he is the point person for the Area Coordinator and as such informs him/her of any problems and suggests solutions within his/her scope of responsibility.
S/he participates actively in the phased reorganisation of HI in the field as part of the ROOTS project. S/he is a key player in the rollout and implementation of HI’s logistics standards, consisting in a reworking of the positioning of logistics at HI and the assertion of the principle of the professional channel.



• Objectives and contents of transformation projects (simplification, managing change, Manager 2.0, etc.)
• Institutional frameworks (policies, directives, standards)
• HI’s vision, mandate, values and strategy
• Humanitarian principles
• Humanitarian environment
• Donor frameworks and rules
• Command of English -Oral and written knowledge of Arabic would be an asset
• Command of IT tools (including advance-level Excel and Word
• Practice of logistics professions in a humanitarian environment
• Team leading and mobilisation
• Good reaction capacities
• Organised
• Rigorous
• Autonomous
• Solution-oriented
• Adaptable
• Excellent interpersonal
• Able to manage stress
• Able to work as part of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams
• Engaged
• Anticipative

• Bachelor’s degree in related field, or High school degree + 10 years of relevant professional experience
• Master’s degree in related field

• More than 4 years working experience as logistic coordinator / logistic manager in humanitarian programs
• Previous experience with HI
• Previous experience working in humanitarian programs in the Middle East
• Previous experience in remote control programs
• Previous experience in managing logistics for humanitarian responses to epidemics



• Starting date: June, the 15st, 2020
• Length of the contract: 12 months
• Salary starting from 2800 € (gross) / month, adjusted regarding the experience of the candidate
• Perdiem: 629 € (net)
• Hardship allowance: 500 € (net)
• Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday: 25 days per year
• R&R : 7 days every 8 weeks
• Status: unaccompanied position
• Housing: collective housing fully covered by HI

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