Handicap International recruits 01 Safeguarding Advisor based in Tchernivtsi

Handicap International recruits 01 Safeguarding Advisor based in Tchernivtsi

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info:

HI is committed to an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.


HI is re-opening a two-country program covering Ukraine and Moldova. In Ukraine, HI aims at intervening in the West and East of the country, adapting modalities of intervention to the various and diverging contexts of implementation. Aligning itself with the priorities of the Ukraine Flash Appeal HI pillars of interventions are the following:

  • Health: HI aims to improve access to quality physical rehabilitation and mental health and psychosocial services (MHPSS) for conflict-affected vulnerable population. To this extent, HI will conduct direct health service provision to persons with injuries or disabilities while also strengthening the capacity of existing health structures.
  • Protection: Recent and ongoing attacks having dangerously exacerbated Explosive Ordnance (EO) contamination in Ukraine, HI will conduct a multi-pronged approach to EO risk education, adaptable to the evolution of the conflict and humanitarian. In addition, HI will not only ensure that persons with disabilities are receiving tailored services throughout its intervention, but will also foster a disability- inclusive humanitarian response.
  • Basic needs: to respond to the most acute needs for displaced households hosted by the local population or living in collective centers, HI will ensure they have access to sufficient and appropriate hygiene and Non-Food Items (NFI), including tailored items responding to the specific needs of infants, elderly people and persons with disabilities. To this extend, HI will tailor its intervention modalities upon household needs whilst considering local market capacities in various geographical areas. An approach including in-kind donations, vouchers and/or cash-based transfer will be designed at early stage of the project, in line with the evolution of the specific context
  • Humanitarian-to-humanitarian logistics: HI will propose to emergency stakeholders mutualized storage and transportation to ensure delivery of emergency in-kinds as close as possible to the most affected populations.

Given the serious concerns pertaining to persons with disabilities who are faced with increased risks of abandonment, violence, injury and death, HI has also launched an assessment to identify the main risks and barriers for these vulnerable persons as well as their support persons and families focusing on areas of risks, i.e. Institutions, specifically in but not limited to the East.

Size of budget: 7 million euros for 2022.


  • Funders : CDC-S, ECHO, UHF, AFH, 1212 – other grants being secured, JOA
  • Total budget of HI Ukraine : 7 Millions in 2022
  • Size of the teeam : 160


HI has committed through its HI Safeguarding Framework to put in place all adapted measures to protect communities and people receiving our assistance from exploitation, abuse, and harassment by our own staff and associated personnel. We also mean to protect staff and associated personnel from sexual harassment or misconduct within the workplace.

In line with the principles of Protection Mainstreaming, the Safeguarding advisor will have in charge to roll out safeguarding procedures/minimum standards adapted to Ukraine response, including risk assessment, action planning, staff capacity strengthening activities and recruitment/induction of national Safeguarding Manager.


General mission: You make sure that HI Operations are built from the beginning of the intervention in in a safe manner and with effective prevention and management of any safeguarding risks for the communities we work with.  


Responsibility 1: Adapt and contextualize existing tools and templates to put them in place with the HI management team


  • Adapt the Safeguarding Basics Messages (Posters, leaflets) and put them in place in HI sites of intervention
  • Provide support to the HR Manager for the safe recruitment process including contractual compliance
  • Provide support to the HoM, Operation Manager and PMs on their risk analysis and safe programming of their intervention (minimum standards)
  • Provide support to the log manager on contractual compliance for the partnership and suppliers agreements.

Responsibility 2: Conduct safeguarding trainings and workshops to HI staffs and partners and provide follow on accompaniment as needed.


  • Deploy with the HR Manager the online basics trainings for any new staff (individually or collectively)
  • Organize and implement several sessions of awareness and explanation of the Code of Conduct, PSEAH, CPP and DGA (Disability, Gender, Age) approaches & policies for staff and partners.

Responsibility 3: Recruit a Safeguarding Manager and/or officers and ensure their induction and deployment


  • Agree with the HoM and HR Manager on Safeguarding set up
  • Define the Job Descriptions of agreed Safeguarding HR
  • Ensure the recruitment of the Safeguarding HR with the HR Team
  • Proceed to the induction and guidance of the people recruited for handover of responsibilities

Responsibility 4: Provide technical solutions to operational teams (can include partners), remotely and on-site, for how to best apply safeguarding standards, best practices, and tools in the current emergency context.


  • Ensure risks analysis and mitigation plans with the operational teams for each thematic of intervention
  • Provide simple tools and packages for the teams to have a safe implementation approach
  • Provide guidance and technical support under request

Responsibility 5: Coordinate when needed with relevant humanitarian coordination bodies such as the protection sector, and child protection and PSEA working groups.


  • Identify in coordination with HI Protection staff the relevant coordination bodies for the sub – cited thematic
  • Participate and identify the key mechanisms put in place which
    • Can benefit to HI
    • HI must know and follow to be aligned with the humanitarian network into the crisis


  • Any other service / task in connection with the programme that may prove necessary.

Expériences / Formation


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Development, Project Management, Organizational Development, Psychology or Public Administration; Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred
  • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in safeguarding or protection. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.

Knowledge of capacity strengthening best practices.

  • Minimum of 2 years relevant work experience ideally with an international NGO, with minimum of one year relevant experience in safeguarding or protection.

Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.



  • Road transport safety: Road conditions sometimes degraded, weather conditions (ice, snow, rain), important traffic jams due to the movement of populations towards the western borders, and other road use behavior
  • Control by authorities and security actors: Checkpoints on the main roads, and roadblocks at the entrance to villages by soldiers or defense volunteers.
  • Criminality: Degraded economic situation.
  • Conflict: Front line relatively well identifiable geographically; Lack of mapping (constantly changing situation), possible presence of IEDs/landmines difficult to identify/recognize.
  • Health & living conditions: Particularly anxiety-provoking context due to the volatility of the security situation, weapons used, nuclear risks, illegibility of future scenarios, very regular sirens day and night, significant international media coverage involving high demands (personal and professional) on the team. Heavy workload, lack of sleep. Difficult living conditions – base being set-up (housing, food, privacy).


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

  • 2 months International contract starting from the 2 of May, possibly renewable.
  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
    • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
    • 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 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 amount
    • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution ; Repatriation insurance paid by HI
  • Salary from 2270 gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem: 550 € net/month – paid in the field; Hardship: 500 € net/month paid with your salary
  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year; R&R: 5 days every 6 weeks => + possible transport/package support.
  • Position: unaccompanied; Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa)
  • Housing: Collective taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country: local package

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