Place: JORDAN - Amman
Starting date : 05/03/2020
Lenght : 12 months, with possible extension
Closing date for applications : 28/11/2019
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.
Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
For more information, please visit: www.hi.org
The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 11.7 million people are currently affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6 million IDPs, while over 5 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. Eight years after the beginning of the crisis, the number of injured persons in Syria keeps rising, with a severe lack of healthcare in many areas. In large areas of the country, the local economy is in bad shape local populations and IDPs are in need of livelihoods assistance. The inclusion of the most vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, in the humanitarian response remains a major concern.
From its main coordination office in Amman, HI is managing a large humanitarian program from three different hubs, along three main pillars:
Support to health partners (hospitals, psychosocial support centers, local NGOs) for the provision of multidisciplinary rehabilitation services (physical rehabilitation, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) and standalone psychosocial support services, through training, technical supervisions and donations of assistive devices and/or equipment;
Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms light weapons) and non-technical survey of hazardous areas;
Livelihoods assistance, with a combination of cash for work, vocational training, small grants for businesses and apprenticeships;
Training and technical support to other humanitarian actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons in the humanitarian response (with a special focus on inclusive health and inclusive livelihoods).
The actual intervention is based on a mix of remote management of national teams, remote partnerships with local structures and organizations, and direct implementation programs.
The role of the Security, Context and Access Advisor is aimed at helping to ensure the safety and security of HI’s mission staff at all times through ensuring proper risk analysis, security frameworks and tools and protocols are in place and at the same time supervising their correct and effective implementation.
The secondary objective is to develop HI’s capacity to analyze, dialogue, and negotiate in order for populations to fully access humanitarian aid. The position is directly under Country Director line management.
Main responsibilities include:
1. Steering security strategy and functioning through the active promotion of HI’s institutional policy and the optimisation of our resources :
• Contributes towards the drafting, revision and implementation of operational strategy (stratop) within his/her scope of responsibility;
• Produces and updates the risk map covering his/her scope of responsibility; proposes and implements risk mitigation measures;
• Contributes to incident reporting
• Produces, compiles and analyses dashboard data;
• Represents HI externally on security matters concerning his/her country area; ensures the development of local partnerships necessary to the development of his/her country of activity.
Standards and Accountability :
• Ensures respect and application of HI standards with regard to policy, processes and tools, while dapting and contextualising these standards according to specific local characteristics;
• Oversees internal control and guarantees compliance with and application of institutional donor rules on all the projects implemented within his/her scope of responsibility;
Operational security management:
Gains a thorough understanding on security issues in the region and develop an effective and efficient security related information collection.
• Support the Director , Country Managers and Area Managers in the security watch.
• Provide context analysis, potential scenario and mitigation measures through regular reporting.
• Ensures that the program is in-line with HI’s security policy;
Assumes the role and stance of manager with regard to his/her staff and provides extensive training on any security related issues to all HI staff.
Analyzing the humanitarian context, identifying challenges to access and supporting Country Director and Area Manager in creating a program specific strategy for improving humanitarian access.
• Bachelor or Master's degree in related field.
• More than 5 years working experience as security manager, context analyst and/or generalist manager with security responsibilities
• Previous experience working in humanitarian programs in the Middle East
• Previous experience in direct negotiations with armed groups and/or local authorities
• Previous experience with HI would be a strong asset
• Previous experience in remote control programs would be an asset.
• Security assessment/review experience and analytical and planning skills
• Substantial experience in developing of security management
• Good written and spoken English is essential. Oral and written knowledge of Arabic would be a strong asset.
• IT skills (information search software), including the use of different communication devices, computers, GOS and mapping software
• Deep knowledge of the region and the context
• Ability to work under pressure and in response to changing needs
• Initiative and creative thinking, patience, sensitivity and tact
• Good reaction capacities
• Organised, rigorous and autonomous
• Solution-oriented and adaptable
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Able to work as part of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams
• Length of the contract: 12 months, with possible extension
• Salary from 2750 € (gross) / month regarding the experience of the candidate
• Per-diem: 650,50 €/month net
• Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday: 25 days per year
• R&R: 1 day per month
• Accommodation: shared or individual, according to status,
• Position open for couples and families