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 more than 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
For more information, please visit: www.hi.org
The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 11.7 million people are currently affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6 million IDPs, while over 5 million Syrians have sought refuge in neighbouring countries or in Europe. The current humanitarian response only provides a patchy and partial coverage of the growing humanitarian needs. Eight years after the beginning of the crisis, the number of injured persons in Syria keeps rising, with a severe lack of healthcare in many areas. In large areas of the country, the local economy is in bad shape local populations and IDPs are in need of livelihoods assistance. The inclusion of the most vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, in the humanitarian response remains a major concern.
From its main coordination office, HI is managing a large humanitarian program from three different hubs (South, North-West and North-East), along three main pillars:
1. Support to health partners (hospitals, psychosocial support centers, local NGOs) for the provision of multidisciplinary rehabilitation services (physical rehabilitation, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) and standalone psychosocial support services, through training, technical supervisions and donations of assistive devices and/or equipment;
2. Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms light weapons) and non-technical survey of hazardous areas;
3. Livelihoods assistance, with a combination of cash for work, vocational training, small grants for businesses and apprenticeships;
3. Training and technical support to other humanitarian actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons in the humanitarian response (with a special focus on inclusive health and inclusive livelihoods).
The actual intervention is based on a mix of remote management of national teams, remote partnerships with local structures and organizations, and direct implementation programs.
JOB DESCRIPTION :
The role of the Security and Access Manager is aimed at helping to ensure the safety and security of HI’s mission staff at all times through ensuring proper risk analysis, security frameworks and tools and protocols are in place and at the same time supervising their correct and effective implementation. The secondary objective is to develop HI’s capacity to analyze, dialogue, and negotiate in order for populations to fully access humanitarian aid. The position is directly under the hard-line management of the Security and Access Manager of the coordination team and the dotted-line management of the Hub Manager.
1. Contributes to the area strategies in line with the global strategies
Steers security strategy and functioning through the active promotion of HI’s institutional policy and the optimisation of our resources
2. Standards and Accountability
• Standards: ensures respect and application of HI standards for the whole of his/her professional sector, with regard to policy, processes and tools
• Local adaptation: adapts and contextualises these standards according to specific local characteristics
• Internal control: oversees internal control for his/her whole area of responsibility
• Accountability: guarantees compliance with and application of institutional donor rules on all the projects implemented within his/her scope of responsibility
3. Operational security management
Gain a thorough understanding on security issues in the region and develop an effective and efficient security related information collection
4. Representation and coordination
5. Training and management
6. Humanitarian Access
• Continually analyze the humanitarian context, identifying challenges to access, opportunities for improvement, and key actors
• Support Hub Manager and Area Manager in creating a hub-specific strategy for improving humanitarian access
• Support Hub Manager and Area Manager in dialogue and negotiations to obtain access with authorities and key stakeholders
• Support Hub Manager and Area Manager on the preparation of exploratory visit and the opening of new areas
PROFILE SOUGHT :
•Security assessment/review experience and analytical and planning skills
•Substantial experience in developing of security management
•Good written and spoken language is essential
•Experience of working with INGO and experience of working with teams of people with varying experience of security planning and management
•IT skills (information search software), including the use of different communication devices, computers, GOS and mapping software
•Deep knowledge of the region and the context
•Commitment to the HI and NGO code of conduct
•HI’s vision, mandate, values and strategy
•Considerable and strong security planning and implementation work experience gained in the context or field relief operations in insecure areas
•Substantial experience of working in conflict-affected areas and of associated risks to personal and organizational security
•Ability to work under pressure and in response to changing needs
Interpersonal skills and attitudes
•Initiative and creative thinking, patience, sensitivity and tact
•Good reaction capacities
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Able to manage stress
•Able to work as part of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams
•Oral and written knowledge of Arabic would be an asset
•Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree in related field
•More than 4 years working experience as security manager, context analyst and/or generalist manager with security responsibilities
•Previous experience working in humanitarian programs in the Middle East
•Previous experience in direct negotiations with armed groups and/or local authorities
•Previous experience with HI would be an asset
•Previous experience in remote control programs
• Starting date: June, the 1st, 2020
• Length of the contract: 12 months
• Salary starting from 2800 € (gross) / month, adjusted regarding the experience of the candidate
• Perdiem: 629 € (net)
• Hardship allowance: 500 € (net)
• Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday: 25 days per year
• R&R : 7 days every 8 weeks
• Status: unaccompanied position
• Housing: collective housing fully covered by HI