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 an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:
– The Direction of Humanitarian Action
– The Direction of Development Action
The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 13.5 million people are currently affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6.5 million IDPs, while over 4 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.
Five years after the beginning of the crisis, the number of injured persons in Syria keeps rising, with a severe lack of rehabilitative care and psychosocial support. In hard-to-reach areas and/or areas of new displacement, local populations and IDPs are in need of emergency assistance in terms of food, household essential items, and other basic needs. The inclusion of the most vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, in the humanitarian response remains a major concern.
HI Syria crisis response is implemented from 3 operational hubs and articulated around four main pillars:
1. Provision of accessible comprehensive rehabilitation services
2. Emergency response to address immediate needs through reinforcement of access to basic items
3. Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, ERWs and Small Arms Light Weapons)
4. Inclusion component aiming at inclusion of vulnerable groups by other actors.
Activities are implemented through remote partnerships and through remote management of HI field teams. HI is currently looking to create a fourth hub and launch a humanitarian program in the North-East with direct implementation and / or partnership modalities.
MAIN RESPONSABILITIES OF THE EXPATRIATE
This Administrative Managerâs position is a short-term support mission for the opening of at least one field base. As such, you will have to :
1. Design and set-up the administrative framework;
2. Recruit and train the administrative team who will become responsible for finance, administrative and HR management after your departure.
Under the responsibility of the Area Coordinator, and in collaboration with HIâs Iraq mission headquartered in Erbil, you will be in charge:
– Support the Area Coordinator for the opening of the bases, especially for the recruitment of the team, and the design/implementation of administrative framework;
– Set-up efficient financial and accounting management in line with internal procedures;
– Design and set-up HR framework, and ensure efficient HR management;
– Recruit and train the administrative team;
– Coordinate with HIâs Iraq mission for legal issues and legal framework in Iraq;
– Implement HR Policy elaborated by the coordination;
– Provide the coordination with all information required;
– Ensure the respect of the administrative procedures of HIâs and its donors in the intervention area;
– Represent HI with bank and local administrations if any, plus Administrative Managers of other humanitarian actors
– At least 4 years of professional experience in humanitarian / emergency contexts
– At least 2 years of experience in administrative / finance management in field bases and/or programs
– Previous experience in opening field base is a strong asset
– Previous experience with HI is a strong asset
– Proven experience in management, training, local capacity building is a strong asset
– Experience in Iraq, Syria and/or in other Middle Eastern countries is a strong asset
– Strong team management skills
– High level of autonomy and initiative
– Strong internal and external coordination and representation skills
– Strong organisational skills
– Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
– Ability to work under high pressure
– High level of motivation and proactivity
– Fluency in oral and written English is compulsory
– Arabic and/or Kurdish skills are a strong asset
– Strong computer skills (use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and other relevant software).
English : Fluent
Security conditions: medium to high level of insecurity in the intervention areas. Low to medium level of insecurity in Iraq.
– Status: salaried contract according to experience (from 2,200 euros gross + perdiem + hardship allowance)
– Start: mid-November 2016
– Duration: 6 months (renewable)
– Living conditions: guesthouse shared with other expatriates (no charges).
– Travel: this is a mobile position. You should expect to spend around 80% of your working time in the intervention areas and 20% of your working time in Iraq. In addition,to punctual visits to Amman and other capitals in the region for meetings