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Handicap International recrute 01 Operations Manager – GAZA

Handicap International recrute 01 Operations Manager – GAZA

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: www.hi.org

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.

Please indicate if you require any special accommodation, even at the first interview.

 

JOB CONTEXT:

The Gaza Strip, a small enclave home to roughly 2.3 million people, has been under continued bombardment by the Israeli military since October 7th 2023, killing more than 11.000 and injuring more than 20.000 people, triggering mass displacement of the population and causing widespread destruction of civilian property and infrastructure. The bombardment began as Israel’s retaliatory response to the surprise attack on Israel launched by the armed wing of Hamas, in which 1,200 Israelis were killed, and roughly 240 Israelis and foreign nationals taken hostage.

Since October 7 and the escalation of violence between Israel and Hamas, HI/Atlas Logistique (AL) has sent a logistics needs assessment team in Egypt and in Occupied Palestinian Territories. To support and facilitate the humanitarian aid delivery as close as possible to conflict-affected populations in Gaza Strip, Atlas Logistique is launching common storage solutions in Gaza Strip (including medical products storage with temperature control and cold chain) and Egypt.

Atlas Logistique is an operational unit of Handicap International – Humanity and Inclusion (HI), specialized in the delivery of aid, in support of organizations and the humanitarian system. Our mission is to maximize the impact of aid by optimizing supply chains and opening up humanitarian space to the most difficult-to-reach populations. We develop innovative solutions adapted to acute and chronic crisis contexts, in close collaboration with humanitarian, private and public actors.

 

YOUR MISSION:

Reporting directly to the Regional 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 the region, 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 region, as well as contributing to HI’s strategic frameworks on all relevant aspects related to the Atlas Logistique component of HI’s intervention for the Gaza crisis.
  • 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 the region in compliance with HI’s strategic frameworks.
  • Ensuring sound internal coordination with relevant departments (humanitarian access and security, logistics, HR, finance, etc.).
  • Supervising the Atlas Logistique teams in Egypt and Gaza Strip 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.

Mission 1: Management

  • Understand the strategy, make it explicit, translate it into operational objectives for his or her team, lead the necessary changes. Give meaning to each management action. Encourage inter and intra departmental exchanges of practice. Encourage innovation and risk-taking.
  • Organise the operational management of his or her team, structure the work around identified processes, steer performance and facilitate the resolution of problems.
  • Contribute to the development of his or her staff, creating the conditions for their commitment, professionalism and attachment to HI. Ensure compliance with the code of conduct and institutional policies, the mindset and expected individual and collective behaviour.

Mission 2: Strategy and steering

  • Contribute to the development of the Atlas Logistique-related components of the programme operational strategy, and to its implementation and annual monitoring.
  • Implements the Atlas Logistique component of the Programme’s Operational Strategy, including through sound context monitoring, appropriate planning and deployment of resources, development of partnerships, participation to key coordination mechanisms and steering of fundraising efforts.
  • Contribute to organisational transformation, particularly through changes to managerial practices, continuous improvement, and contribute to the improvement of working processes.

Mission 3: Standards and expertise

Ensure deployment and compliance with HI global frameworks, institutional policies and standards.

Mission 4: Operational implementation

  • Ensure the sound management and monitoring Atlas Logistique field projects under his/her responsibility.
  • Keeping both potential opportunities and risks in mind, contribute to the monitoring and analysis done by the line manager and other relevant departments, and propose mitigation measures where relevant.
  • Develop HI’s external influence and positioning (forums, development of operational and strategic alliances, contribution to ethical positioning definition, etc) and the external representation of the organisation (external coordination mechanisms, events, media) in his/her area of responsibility.
  • Coordinate the teams in his/her area and facilitate inter-department internal coordination.

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION:

The position is based in Jerusalem with frequent travels to Amman, Cairo and potentially Gaza.

Jerusalem: the security is relatively stable most of the year, with some days of mass demonstrations and isolated acts of violence, in particular during key religious holidays and anniversaries of important historical events. There are several opportunities for social and cultural life, and living conditions are excellent.

West Bank: the security is relatively stable in Ramallah and Bethlehem, but overall unstable in Hebron and the Northern West Bank, with regular episodes of Israeli armed incursions, settler violence, and Palestinian attacks.

Gaza Strip: security is unpredictable, with long calm periods followed by short bouts of armed confrontation. Security rules are tight with controlled movement. Systems for hibernation and evacuation are in place.

Expériences / Formation

  • You have a generalist background with at least 3 years of experience in project and team management and coordination.
  • You have experience in partnership development and management, as well as methodological support for project design.
  • You have excellent analysis skills, and the capacity to formalize tools and procedures.
  • You demonstrate good managerial and budget management skills.
  • You have knowledge of the humanitarian context and coordination mechanisms.
  • Professional proficiency in English mandatory.

Salaire

At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. https://hi.org/en/join-the-team

  • 6 months International contract starting from 2nd, January 2024
  • 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: 703,25 € 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 8 weeks and possible transport/package support.
  • Position: unaccompanied only
  • Housing: Collective taken in charge by HI

 

If you are resident in the country: local package

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