Place: SOMALILAND (Hargeisa)
Length: 3 months
Starting date: 1rst July 2019
Closing date for applications: 30th May 2019
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.
HI has offices in 63 countries; for further information about the association: www.hi.org.
HI started in Somaliland in 1992 by setting up a rehabilitation center in Hargeisa. HI’s strategy in Somaliland has been since to advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and to engage development actors to promote inclusion and participation of PWDs at local and national level. From 2010 to 2014, HI implemented a Human Rights project entitled “Enhanced participation of Somalis with disability for human rights and democracy in Somaliland and Puntland”. This project strengthened the capacity of 15 Disabled People Organizations (DPOs) at grassroots level to empower people with disability to actively promote and advocate for their rights for protection and inclusion. A major outcome of this intervention was the development of a Disability Policy for Somaliland and Puntland.
The position is based in the Somaliland mission (Hargeisa office) and under the supervision of Project Manager ; You will mainly responsible providing training to protect team as well as project targeted DPOs and other relevant staffs of health department and provide technical support on MHPSS component of HI project “Emergency response for most at risk displaced and host population with a focus on elderly, people with injuries, chronic illness, physical disabilities and/or psychological distress and their family members affected by the crisis in Somalia”. This project seeks to reduce vulnerabilities and improve the resilience of the most vulnerable individuals, families and communities, including persons with disabilities, injuries, chronic illness and elderly people through promoting their inclusion in all sphere of humanitarian action as well as access to community based Mental Health and Psychosocial Support interventions in Somaliland. It will do this by addressing two urgent needs in Somaliland: the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) needs of IDPs, local communities, including Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors, in two locations (Burao and Hargeisa) and the needs of humanitarian stakeholders and affected communities to become more disability inclusive in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their humanitarian strategies and programs.
You will then be responsible for conduct training sessions and awareness raising actions targeting HI staffs and others actors on a MHPSS community- based approach.
A major stake of the position is to ensure HI teams become autonomous in the implementation of HI support to partners and master the technical framework of HI support.
In this part, your main responsibilities are:
Develop the technical competencies of HI teams and other targeted stakeholders
Ensure quality implementation through technical guidance and support to the teams
Coordination, Networking and Reporting .
YOUR PROFILE :
You hold a Master degree in Psychology
You have at least 3 years’ experience in working with NGOs and civil society in developing and emergency interventions in Mental Health and PSS community Based activities
You have knowledge in training methodologies and proven experience in training and capacity building
You demonstrate excellent reporting skills (written and oral) in English
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION :
Security situation in Hargeisa is overall under control, despite some periodic but rare outbreaks. Most activities are currently implemented directly by HI.
Shared accommodation: Individual room with shared bathroom with visitor, Shared Kitchen, Shared living area in HI Guesthouse in Hargeisa.
Accessibility/Transport: Most areas are accessible in Somaliland, although some require police escort. In Mogadishu; very strict travel guideline and movement outside hotel will be only through HI rented very secure transport. Use of public transport is strictly prohibited both in Hargeisa
Isolation/ Social Life: Very limited access to cultural or sportive activities. Curfew might be imposed after 9pm.
Starting date : 1rst July 2019
Length of the contract: 3 months**
Salary from 2031€ gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
Perdiem : 550€ net/month
Hardship allowance : 500€ net/month
Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
Paid holiday : 25 days per year
R&R : 5 days every 6 weeks
Status : position unaccompanied
Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI