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.org
Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:
-The Direction of Humanitarian Action (DAH)
-The Direction of Development Action (DAD)
Since the offensives of the group Islamic State (IS) in 2014, Iraq has been facing an internal armed conflict and a double humanitarian crisis, with high numbers of Iraqi internally-displaced people (IDPs) and Syrian refugees in need of humanitarian assistance. As of September 2016, there were 3,322,410 recorded IDPs and 245,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq.
The identification of the most vulnerable individuals among them, including people with disabilities, and the rapid response to their essential needs (both basic and specific) is a priority for the humanitarian community. In addition, Conventional Weapons (CW) and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) continue to impose a devastating human toll in Iraq. In contaminated areas, local populations, IDPs and returning populations are all at risk of death and injury.
The armed conflict and the humanitarian crisis in Iraq will continue throughout into 2017. In parallel, the economic and political crisis in Iraq is hampering the delivery of medical and socio-economic services, complicating the access and increasing the vulnerability of the general population, and in particular of persons with disabilities, all over Iraq.
Handicap International (HI) started its activities in Iraq in 1991.
HI’s strategy in Iraq includes 3 main components:
– Long-term development projects: support to civil society, access to services, awareness campaigns, community-based rehabilitation.
– Emergency response for Internally Displaced Persons and vulnerable host communities (provision of physical rehabilitation and psychosocial support services, support to local structure, inclusion, protection assessments,).
– Mine Action: RE, victim assistance, survey and clearance of contaminated areas.
The current operations are implemented through direct intervention and through local partners in the Kurdistan region , in the disputed territories of Iraq (emergency and mine action projects) and in Central Iraq through partners. HI currently has a country coordination office in Erbil, three field offices in Erbil (Mosul Response), Kirkuk and Khanaqin and a support office in Suleymaniyah.
Under the responsability of the Field Coordinator, the Protection Project Manager will have for main responsabilities:
-Implementation and management of protection, psychosocial support and inclusion activities in HI Mosul response areas of intervention
-Supervision and management of the HI operational team under his/her responsibility
-Monitoring of the result achievements and indicators, as per the logical framework
-Ensuring the respect of quality and technical standards in the implementation of the activities, in collaboration with the Technical Unit
-Contribution to the definition of the strategy of intervention and the operational modalities in the area of intervention
-Monitor the humanitarian situation, assess new potential area of intervention and monitor and document protection concerns
-Coordinate and work closely with Victim Assistance Project Manager, Recovery Project Manager and Trauma Project Manager
2/Representation and external coordination
-Representation with relevant local authorities
-Participation in local coordination meetings and networking with UN agencies and NGOs (Protection and MHPSS working groups, Camp Coordination meeting, etc.)
-Participate in the coordination of media visits
-Coordination with local and national actors for protection concern
-Under supervision of the field coordinator, coordinate with local authorities to access and assess new potential areas of interventions
3/Support services (Logistics, admin, HR)
-Monitoring of the financial and logistics aspects of the activities and the respect of HI procedures, in close collaboration with the admin and log departments
-Management of the operational budget for the activities
-Recruitment and induction of the operational team with the support of the HR department
-Supervision and management of the HI Operational team under his/her responsibility (ensure IAPs are done, Appraisal, disciplinary measures taken when necessary)
-Coaching and training of the local HI team, in collaboration with the Technical Unit and the other members of the coordination team
-Ensure strict application and respect of the internal regulation by the staff under your supervision
-Ensure conflict resolution within your team
-Propose relevant adaptation of the organizational chart of the activities and contribute to its implementation
-Ensure a good communication flow through coordination meeting
-Regular reporting on the activities, including a monthly SitRep and updates on indicators
-Collect data during assessment to feed the other activities (Mine action, RE, VA)
-Regular verification and correction of the activity database
-Provision of a handover report at the end of the mission
-at least 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian / emergency contexts
-at least 2 years in management of humanitarian projects
-experience in the Middle East would be a strong asset
-experience in projects with persons with disabilities and/or risk education/protection activities is an asset
-Project management skills
-English mandatory (oral and written), Kurdish or Arabic an advantage
-Good understanding of HR, logistics and financial procedures
-Strong team management skills
-Strong organizational and coordination skills
-Strong internal and external coordination and representation skills
-Strong communication and reporting skills
-Strong interpersonal and multicultural skills
-High level of autonomy and initiative
-Ability to work under high pressure
• Starting date: 15/10/2017
• Length of the contract: 12 months
• Salary from 2200 € (gross) / month regarding the experience of the candidate
• Perdiem: 547 € (net)
• Hardship allowance: 250€ (net)
• Insurances: medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday: 25 days per year + R&R: 5 days every 3 months
• Status: unaccompanied position
• Housing: collective housing fully covered by Handicap International