Humanity & Inclusion recruits 01 Field Specialist Protection – MYANMAR
“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 62 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.
The MyTh (Myanmar Thailand) program was created in 2016 with the merge of 2 already existing missions. Setting up cross border initiatives and integrate the coming return of refugees from Thailand to Myanmar is at the heart of the regional strategy. HI currently implements activities in nine camps of Burmese refugees on the Thailand/Myanmar border. It is expected that funding will be affected by this dynamic in the next future. HI’s first activities in Myanmar were in the frame of the Cyclone Nargis’s response, from October 2008 to December 2009. Following the ratification of the CRPD by the Myanmar authorities, HI decided to reopen a mission in Myanmar in 2014 and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Social Welfare in September 2015, which is currently under renewal. In 2017, HI also signed a MOU with the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The 3 pillars of the HI MyTh Programme Operational Strategy 2018-20 are:
1/Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) including Victim Assistance, Explosive ordnance Risk Education, and Non-Techncial Surveys
2/Inclusion with projects covering support to Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and promotion of Rights, Inclusive Humanitarian Action, Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction with a particular focus on Hospital Emergency Preparedness, inclusive livelihood and inclusive education
3/Health and Rehabilitation with projects covering mental health and psychosocial support, physical and functional rehabilitation (including with specific project focusing on supporting Child Development).
Emergencies, Armed Violence Reduction (Humanitarian Mine Action) and development contexts coexist in Myanmar while HI is involved in a great variety of sectors of intervention, creating a diverse, challenging and dynamic working environment, where coordination is operated mainly through working groups and clusters. Consortia and pool funds are frequent. Intense networking is essential for successful fundraising and efficient implementation. The context is quite different in Thailand: HI is the sole actor implementing physical and functional rehabilitation, support to Disability inclusion and Risk Education projects. Consortium are difficult to build and not required by donors (except the EU).
HI has developed its first regional strategy (2018 – 2020) and it is therefore time to update this strategy consolidating current sectors of activities while exploring the needs and possibility to invest in new operational sectors such as Inclusive Education and Protection.
DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:
This Field Protection Specialist position is funded under a dedicated Protection project called ‘’Intersectionality in Protection: Applying an Age Gender & Diversity Intersectional Approach in prevention and response to violence’’ which will start in January 2021 and will be implemented in Rakhine & Kachin areas of Myanmar, with potential links with all other areas of intervention.
This protection project aims at reviewing existing protection practices in link with intersectionality and contributing to designing and field-testing guidance and tools to apply better and more meaningfully an Age Gender & Diversity Intersectional Approach in Protection interventions.
Under the direct responsibility of the Technical Unit Regional Manager of the MyTh Program, the future Field Protection Specialist will therefore take the lead on this technical project and act as a Project Manager, and will have as well other usual Field Specialists’ responsibilities as described below:
3. Business development
The complete Job Description will be shared with short-listed candidates.
-you hold a Master’s level in a relevant field
-you have worked 5 years in protection sector, in humanitarian or development programs
-you have several years working experience as Technical Specialist
-you have experience in project management
-you have a proven knowledge of key international standards, approaches & tools used in both Protection intervention against violence and Protection mainstreaming, specific knowledge on GBV, MHPSS, Child Protection in Emergencies standards
-you are familiar with HI’s other sectors of intervention
-you know how to collaborate remotely
-you have strong leadership, communication, and representation skills
-a previous experience with HI would be a real asset
-a previous experience working in humanitarian/development programs in Asia would be a real asset
-you write and speak institutional English fluently
SPECIFICITIES OF THE POSITION:
Covid-19 is impacting Myanmar at the moment with a surge of cases since August 2020, Yangon Region and Rakhine State being the most affected. Travel restrictions and Covid-19 preventive measures are applied and Yangon Region and Rakhine State are under lock-down. HI team members are working from home at the moment and in-country travel is impossible. Government authorities are also applying restrictions on visas for international staff and deliver entry permissions in the country on a case by case basis.
The schools are closed at the moment.
Candidates already present in the coutry or region will be prioritized.
If the candidate is not already based in Myanmar, the position might need to be covered remotely for a short period of time, until it is possible to move inside the country.
• Starting date: from 2nd of January 2021
• Length of the contract: 1 year renewable
• Salary from 2757€ gross/month depending on the experience of the candidate
• Perdiem: 531,43€ net/month (changed every 6 months)
• Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holidays: 25 days per year
• R&R: 1 day per month
• Status: position open to couples/families (this may depend on Covid19 situation impacting access to schools in Myanmar)
• Housing: individual taken in charge by HI