Handicap International recrute 01 Operations Manager for Atlas Logistique

Handicap International recrute 01 Operations Manager for Atlas Logistique – Ukraine

Place: Ukraine

Duration of contract: 6 months

Starting date: ASAP

Closing date for applications : 08/07/2024

At Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion, we truly believe in the importance of inclusion and diversity within our organisation. This is why we are engaged to a disability policy to encourage the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities.

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Since the beginning of the war, HI has set up a two-country program covering Ukraine and Moldova. Aligning itself with the priorities of the Ukraine Flash Appeal and Regional Refugee Response Plan, HI pillars of interventions are:

  • Health: HI aims to improve access to quality physical rehabilitation and mental health and psychosocial services (MHPSS) for conflict-affected vulnerable population.
  • Protection: Given the scale of humanitarian and protection needs, HI intervenes at various levels to ensure that vulnerable conflict-affected populations have access to multi-sectoral services tailored to their needs. In addition, HI aims to foster a disability-inclusive humanitarian response.
  • Armed Violence Reduction: Recent and ongoing attacks dangerously exacerbated Explosive Ordnance (EO) contamination in Ukraine. In light of this, HI is conducting a multi-pronged approach to EO Risk Education and Conflict Preparedness and Protection (CPP), adaptable to the evolution of the conflict.
  • Basic needs: to respond to the most acute needs for displaced households hosted by the local population or living in collective settings, HI is providing hygiene and non-food item kits, with an approach various modalities of intervention including in-kind and/or cash-based transfers.
  • Humanitarian-to-humanitarian logistics (ATLAS Logistique): To facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance as close as possible to the most affected populations, HI proposes mutualized storage and transportation services to other humanitarian actors – with a specific focus on transport to hard-to-reach areas.

Since March 2022, as part of the Atlas Logistique component of its intervention, HI has been operating in Ukraine to offer logistical solutions to humanitarian organizations (humanitarian-to-humanitarian approach) in order to facilitate the delivery of aid in a faster, safer and most efficient manner the most affected populations. Currently, with four logistics hubs in Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Kharkiv and Mykolaiev, HI proposes mutualized storage as well as transportation services (including in hard-to-reach destinations) to other humanitarian actors. In Ukraine, as per needs observed on the ground, HI also developed a pilot project to propose cold chain/temperature-controlled storage and transport services to organizations delivering temperature-sensitive humanitarian goods to affected populations and local partners.


Reporting directly to the Country Director, with functional links with the Atlas Deployment manager (HQ), the Operations Manager leads the overall implementation of the Atlas Logistique components of HI’s intervention in Ukraine, through ensuring sound analysis of the context, subsequent strategic developments and operational oversight, as well as fostering close coordination and partnerships with partners, other humanitarian stakeholders, donors and authorities.

More precisely, he/she in charge of:

– Developing and overseeing Atlas Logistique’s programming in the country, as well as contributing to HI’s strategic frameworks on all relevant aspects related to the Atlas Logistique component of HI’s intervention in Ukraine;

– The operational design, management and monitoring of the Atlas Logistique projects, as well as pilot projects structuring Atlas Logistique’s development, ensuring compliance with applicable standards and frameworks;

– The identification and analysis of the overall humanitarian community needs to ensure that the Atlas Logistique intervention meets these needs and fill observed gaps ;

– Participating in various coordination mechanisms (clusters, other inter-agency meetings, bilateral coordination) and ensuring representation towards authorities ;

– Contributing to the identification of funding opportunity and steering of fundraising efforts to ensure sustainability of Atlas Logistique operations in Ukraine in compliance with HI’s strategic frameworks ;

– Ensuring sound internal coordination with relevant departments (humanitarian access and security, logistics, HR, finance, etc.).

– Managing the Atlas Logistique team in Ukraine and ensuring capacity-building as per needs ;

– Overseeing the smooth and qualitative service provision to user organizations and ensuring accountability towards them and other relevant humanitarian stakeholders.

Missions/Responsabilities :

Mission 1: Management

Mission 2: Strategy and steering

Mission 3: Standards and expertise

Mission 4: Operational implementation


The security situation in Ukraine remains relatively stable, although there are frequent days and nights of air alerts. However, markets, restaurants, and cafes are open and life continues as normal. There is a strict curfew, the hours depend on the region. More recently, the majority of attacks have targeted energy structures, mainly power grids and power plants, which reduces the supply of electricity, water, heating system, and communication networks. HI has 2 hubs, one in the East (based in Dnipro) and one in the West (based in Lviv) and the coordination is in Kyiv. We have activities in other cities like Vinnyitsia, Kharkiv, Poltava and Mykolaiev. HI staff is accommodated in guesthouses or in a hotel (depending on the location), usually near HI offices, restaurants, cafes, and shopping centers within walking distance and near a shelter (the shelter is either in the building or very easy to reach). Movements between sites can be made by car (Hi drivers) or by train, depending of the region and time.

Expériences / Formation



  • At least 5 years experience in Humanitarian context
  • At least 3 years experience in project management, with at least some experience in project coordinationExperience in complex environments as well as in collaboration with national actors at all levels (from services to central level), including in emergency context
  • Experience in external representation
  • Confirmed experience in team management
  • Successful experience in methodological support for project design and management
  • Experience in partnership development


  • Macro strategic vision
  • Good negotiation, external representation, and coordination skills
  • Excellent capacity to formalize tools, procedures, and draft documents
  • Knowledge of humanitarian coordination mechanisms and ability to monitor humanitarian context



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

  • 6 months International contract starting ASAP
  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
  • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
  • Pension scheme
  • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
  • Repatriation insurance paid by HI
  • Salary from 2869 € gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem: 551,58 € net/month – paid in the field
  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
  • R&R: 5 days every 8 weeks
  • Housing: Shared taken in charge by HI
  • Unaccompanied:Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects

If you are resident in the country: local package

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