Myanmar

HI recruits 01 Disability Inclusion Specialist

HI recruits 01 Disability Inclusion Specialist – MYANMAR or THAILAND

Place: Myanmar (Yangoon) or Thailand (Mae sot)      Starting date: 15th of August 2021

Length of mission: 6 months                                      Closing date for applications: 19th of July 2021

Length of contract: 3 years

“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.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

For further information about the association: www.hi.org.

JOB CONTEXT :

The Myanmar Thailand (MyTh) program involves all HI’s interventions’ contexts (Armed Violence Reduction, Emergency and Development) and was created in 2016 with the merge of 2 already existing missions, setting up cross border initiatives to integrate the return of refugees from Thailand to Myanmar as part of its regional strategy.

In Thailand, HI started working in 1984 and first focused its actions on the delivery of mobility and assistive devices to Thai and Burmese landmine/ERW victims. HI currently implements activities in the camps of Burmese refugees on the Thailand/Myanmar border and in three thematic areas: Rehabilitation, Disability and Social Inclusion (DSI) including inclusive child development, implemented in 5 camps and Risk Education (RE), implemented in 9 camps.

HI in Myanmar covers its entire mandate from emergency to development and going through Armed Violence Reduction (Humanitarian Mine Action). HI is part of several consortia and coordination mechanism including Health, Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction Clusters. In addition, HI coordinates with the National Victim Assistance Technical Group, gathering national and international actors under the umbrella of the National Mine Risk Working Group (MRWG) chaired by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (SWRR). HI’s strategy is based on 3 operational priorities as follows:  Armed Violence Reduction: Mine risk Education and Land Release -Inclusion:  Disability Social Inclusion & Support to Civil Society, inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction, Livelihoods – Health and Rehabilitation: Emergency Hospitals Preparedness; Mother and Child Health; Functional rehabilitation; Mental health and Psychosocial support.

The Disability Inclusion Specialist position has been created in 2019, in charge of the Myanmar Disability Inclusion Unit (DIU). The objectives were to build the capacities of the program to deliver a high quality technical assistance in disability inclusion and to position HI in Myanmar as a key stakeholder about inclusion. These two objectives have been achieved, despite the impacts of the COVID and the Coup. Now, we must go a step further, with a DIU fully autonomous and sustainable, and with a dedicated strategy about the involvement and contributions of the DIU within Myanmar and Thailand humanitarian landscapes.

YOUR MISSION:

Under the responsibility of the MyTh Technical Unit Manager, as Disability Inclusion Technical Specialist, you contribute to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. You ensure optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the country, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. You share with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes.

Missions

In this framework, your main missions are:

  • Expertise & Management
    • Contribute to the regional strategies in line with the global strategies
    • Ensure technical support to projects in line with the global technical frameworks and standards on your sectorial scope
    • Ensure technical learning from projects
    • Ensure the control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities in the Programmes under your scope
    • Ensure compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakes
    • Contribute to the development of research and innovation projects in the region when relevant, in your sectorial scope
    • Contribute to the Technical Divisions professional channel animation
    • Team management & internal coordination
  • Influence:
    • Contribute to the local external prestige and influence of HI’s expertise in his sectorial scope
  • Business development:
    • Ensure the development of major opportunities or new projects in the region under your sectorial scope & build, with the team, the financial sustainability of the Disability Inclusion Unit

YOUR  PROFILE :

  • You hold Degree in Humanitarian Action/Development studies or social fields (Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Social work….)
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in inclusion, including work in low-to-middle-income countries. You have experience in project management.
  • You have experience working directly with people with disabilities (social assistance, personalised support) & good understanding of the rights of persons with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups and their challenges in humanitarian settings and you are familiar with principles and frameworks that promote inclusive humanitarian action for persons with disabilities
  • You show proven experience in projects mainstreaming disability in humanitarian action and providing technical guidance on mainstreaming disability to INGOs
  • You know and you like designing and facilitating training on inclusion and related topics (human rights, disability, age, gender, accessibility…)
  • You have strong internal and external coordination and representation skills
  • You are able to work pressure with a great level of personal organisation
  • You are fluent in English (oral & written)

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION:

Due to the Military Coup on February 1st and the COVID situation in the region, the Program must adapt its set-up and expectations. This is why this position can be located either in Yangon or Mae Sot, but will be competent for the whole program. In Myanmar, the security and administrative contexts are harder than in Thailand. The objective is to join Myanmar as soon as it is possible

CONDITIONS:

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

  • 3 years International contract starting from 15th, August 2021
  • Length of mission: 6 months with possible renewal
  • 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

IF YOU ARE BASED IN MYANMAR

  • Salary from 2757 € gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem : 530,11 € net/month – paid in the field
  • Hardship : 250 € net/month paid with your salary
  • Paid leaves : 25 days per year;
  • R&R : 5 days every 6 weeks in Myanmar
  • Unaccompanied Position: Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects (from 12 months of mission)
  • Individual Housing taken in charge by HI

IF YOU ARE BASED IN THAILAND

  • Salary from 2757 € gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem: 573,80 € net/month – paid in the field
  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
  • R&R: 1 day per month
  • Position:

-unaccompanied

  • Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects (from 12 months of mission)

-open to couples

  • Support travel costs (air ticket & visa) for accompanying dependent and health/ repatriation insurance if the dependent has no income/

-open to families

  • a child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field
  • Contribution to school registration fees for children over 3 years
  • Family-wide health coverage
  • Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects
  • Individual Housing taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country: local package

TO APPLY:

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

http://www.jobs.net/j/JzBlnDFf?idpartenaire=130&jobdetails=true

  • Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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