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.
For further information about the association: http://www.handicap-international.us
Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:
– The Direction of Humanitarian Action
– The Direction of Development Action
Handicap International is assisting the Syria crisis affected populations in Jordan since May 2012. HI program aims to mitigate the impact of the current Syrian crisis on the most vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian individuals, by responding to both their basic and their specific needs. The organisation specifically provides support to Persons with Injury (PwI), Persons with Disability (PwD), Persons with Chronic Diseases (PwCD), Older Persons (OP) and other individuals at risk. Furthermore, HI provides technical support to other organizations to enhance the inclusiveness of the humanitarian response in Jordan. HI has 2 offices in the country (in Amman and Irbid).
HI team is composed of about 13 expatriates and 90 national staffs and relies on a wide local network with over 25 fixed and itinerant service centers established in camps, hospitals, clinics and community centers as well as 5 mobile teams working directly inside the communities.
In 2016, HI Jordan focuses on cost-efficient deliveries, beneficiary satisfaction (quality) and capacity building (local); the strategy of intervention is articulated around 4 pillars:
ď§ Ensure the visibility and inclusion of the most vulnerable populations, including PwI, PwD, PwCD and OP, in the global humanitarian response;
ď§ Respond to immediate basic and specific needs of new arrivals, through direct services and/or successful referral to other actors;
ď§ Continue the provision and facilitation of access to comprehensive rehabilitation care and reinforce the community health approach;
ď§ Strengthen the capacity of the national health system in affected areas to respond to the crisis, withstand future shocks and meet associated needs of the Jordanian population.
DAH is also preparing the transition with DAD (Development Division), present in Jordan. A common project was agreed upon for strengthening the capacity of local stakeholders and ensuring the sustainability of rehabilitation services once DAH stops direct service provision.
Type of services provided to the crisis affected populations and responding organizations in Jordan:
– Needs assessment, information and referrals to HI direct services and / or external stakeholders ;
– Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Prosthesis & Orthotics and Psychosocial support services;
– Awareness & trainings of field workers on vulnerability and inclusion in emergency response;
– Coaching of actors for the implementation of accessible and inclusive actions.
Based in Irbid, under the line-management of the Operations Coordinator and with the support of the Technical Resources Unit, Logistics, Finance and Human Resources Departments, you will be responsible for:
– Ensuring achievement of project objectives in your area of reference in line with HI qualitative standards and project human, material and financial resources and within the broader frame of HI DAH strategy in Jordan;
– Implementing the project and ensuring its monitoring (35%)
– Ensuring the management of all staff members (national and international) under your responsibilit (20%)
– Reporting about the activities under your responsibility and about the context of your area of intervention (15%)
– Representing Handicap International (HI) towards authorities and partners, and coordinating with these stakeholders (10%)
– Supervising the logistics and administration activities (15%)related to your Field Office in compliance with HI procedures
– Ensuring the security and safety management of HI teams and assets under your responsibility (5%)
Experience & background
– At least 7 years of professional experience required
– At least 5 years of professional experience in the humanitarian sector required
– Previous Project Management experience mandatory
– managerial experience mandatory
– Proven representation / public relations experience mandatory
– Experience in the Middle East a strong asset
– Strong organisational & managerial skills
– Strong communication and reporting skills
– Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
– Ability to work under high pressure
– English mandatory (oral and written)
– Arabic an asset
– Mission not open to couple and/or families
– Excellent working conditions
â˘ Salaried contract according to experience (from 2,700 euros gross + perdiem + hardship allowance)
â˘ Medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation insurance
â˘ Starting date : 01/10/2016
â˘ Length of the contract:6 months
â˘ Unaccompanied position