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.
For more information about the organisation: http://www.handicap-international.org
Handicap International has offices in more than 55 countries and 2 HQ-based operational divisions:
- Humanitarian Action Division (DAH)
- Development Division (DAD)
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 and psychological support services, support to local structure, trauma response, inclusion, protection assessments)
- Mine Action: risk education, victim assistance, survey and clearance of contaminated areas.
The current operations are implemented through direct intervention in Ninewa, Kirkuk and Diyala Governorates, and in Central Iraq through partners. HI currently has a country coordination office in Erbil, three field offices in Mosul, Kirkuk and Khanaqin and a support office in Suleymaniah.
Under the supervision of the Technical Unit Coordinator, and in close link with the HQ Inclusion Technical Referent, the Inclusion Technical Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring and leading the implementation of the programme Inclusion strategy, the technical quality of inclusion activities and mainstreaming of inclusion across the programme.
He/she will be responsible for:
- contributing to the overall strategic planning for HI s mission and lead the implementation of the Inclusion strategy in close link with all sectors of intervention based on identified opportunities, needs and interests
- coordinating and providing regular inclusion technical guidance, support and skills development to HI s programming and key partners to promote a coherent and evidence based approach
- coordinating support to civil society, inclusive governance strategies and programs
- identifying, mobilizing and contributing to the inception and skills development of identified key HI partners, including Disabled Persons Organizations (DPO s) and Civil Society Organizations (CSO s), based on identified gaps and priorities
- ensuring a coherent and coordinated approach, strengthening HI s field staff, developing relevant skills, processes, tools and resources for the teams to utilize for an inclusive approach based on identified needs
- helping to define strategies, processes and tools to facilitate transition and complementarity between emergency preparedness, response and development programs for inclusion activities (continuity of both services and approach)
- provideing skills development, guidance, support and line management to contribute to the development of the inclusion advisor, and inclusive health advisor.
The complete job description will be shared with the short listed candidates.
- Advanced Degree / diploma in Humanitarian Action/Development studies or social fields (anthropology, psychosocial, sociology, protection, public health)
- At least 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian / recovery contexts
- Experience working in disability (social assistance, personalised support) Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy or Social work background is an asset
- Experience in project management with INGOs is an asset
- Knowledge of the sectors and professions in which Handicap International operates
- Experience in projects mainstreaming disability in humanitarian action in different sectors of intervention and over different phases of humanitarian response, including emergency preparedness, acute emergency, protracted crisis settings (experience in promoting age and gender sensitive/responsive humanitarian programming is an asset)
- Experience in mainstreaming disability, as well age, and gender into humanitarian services, programming, developing advocacy messages and more preferable as well influencing institutional documents
- Good understanding of the rights of persons with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups and their challenges in humanitarian settings and are familiar with principles and frameworks that promote inclusive humanitarian action for persons with disabilities
- Experience in advocacy related to disability inclusive humanitarian action and other cross-cutting approaches (including integrated protection, age, gender, etc.) with humanitarian stakeholders, including NGOs, preferably in humanitarian context
- Experience in participatory barriers and facilitators assessments/ contextual analyses
- Experience in post conflict zone is a strong asset
- Experience working in an INGO is essential
- Remote management experience is an asset
- Experience in the region would be a strong asset
- Capacity to supervise, accompany, coach and manage a team;
- Strong networking skills, practical understanding of disability and mainstreaming efforts
- Strong internal and external coordination and representation skills;
- Adaptable, able to work on remote if needed
- English mandatory (oral and written) ; Arabic is an asset
- Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
- Ability to work under high pressure with a great level of personal organisation
Position based in Erbil, where there is an active social life and most facilities are available. The position will require frequent travel to the areas of intervention, where HI teams are working in community resources centres, IDP camps, health facilities and the communities in areas of Iraqi Kurdistan, Kirkuk, Nineveh, Diyala and Anbar and Baghdad if visas are issued. The security context remains fluid and movement restrictions can be introduced on an ad hoc basis.