Handicap International

Emergency Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager (Emergency Pool)

Handicap International

Job Description

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 PRESENTATION OF THE EMERGENCY POOL: The Emergency Pool is composed of five emergency Specialists (Area Manager, Logistics Manager, Finance and HR Manager, MHPSS Manager, Physical Rehabilitation Manager and Livelihood Manager) under the hierarchical management of the Area Manager/Pool Manager. The Emergency Pool sits in the Emergency Division under the management of an Emergency Response Manager based in HQ, in Lyon. The Emergency Division is composed of a team of 16 persons: one team is in charge of the monitoring, alert and emergency preparedness, and one team is in charge of emergency responses at HQ and field level. DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION: In order to ensure a relevant, timely and efficient response to acute crisis, HI’s Emergency Division has the role to ensure the monitoring, preparedness and response to man-made and natural disaster. The Emergency Division may lead some emergency responses or support the Geographic Divisions to respond to new disasters, depending on the intensity of the crisis and the capacity of the program in place. The Emergency Pool is composed of a team of emergency experts, ready to deploy within 72 hours. Their role is: -To conduct diagnosis and launch new emergency operations in the field -To support pre-established programs and teams to respond to new disaster in the field -To contribute to lessons learned exercises, technical methodology and guidance, tool kits in Coordination with the Emergency Division team members, Shared services divisions and technical divisions at HQ level. Under the responsibility of the Area Manager/Emergency Pool Manager and in close coordination with the HQ MHPSS and Protection Specialists, the Emergency MHPSS Manager will be in charge of : 1) Participating to initial diagnosis of the emergency response operations following a humanitarian crisis 2) Leading and coordinating MHPSS operations deployment in the framework of new program or area/project opening following a disaster, in accordance with Humanity & Inclusion´s rules and standards and those of its donors 3) Representing and promoting Humanity & Inclusion´s mandate in the framework of the emergency responses in the MHPSS field 4) Contributing to the institutional capitalization and participate in the development and update of Humanity & Inclusion´s emergency methodologies, procedures, tools and trainings. PROFILE THOUGHT: -You hold a degree in Psychology (preferably a Master), or a Degree in social work/social follow-up and Access to Services with strong experience in prevention and response to violence linked with handicap, gender and age -You hold a degree in project management and development of humanitarian projects, preferably in the field of international Humanitarian Action -You have a least 3 years of experience in emergency responses -You have at least 3 years of experience in a Manager/Coordination position within the domain of MHPSS and/or Protection -You have a strong proven experience in team management and representation -You have a good knowledge of emergency donors regulations and process -You are experienced with opening missions -You have a high capacity for Analysis and synthesis, and you are able to adapt quickly in an emergency context -You have ability to train and build capacity, as well as to conceptualize and formalize tools, methods and procedures -You have excellent communication skills -You are able to provide a large workload under constant pressure, and a great capacity for organization and autonomy -You are responsive and flexible in all circumstances -You are able to live in community and accept the constraints -You have a great ability to manage your own stress and that of employees -You have a strong team spirit and the sense of humor -You have a strong ability to challenge yourself and work on self-development -You master IT tools, and have knowledge of mobile Data Collection and analysis -You have excellent command of French and English (oral and written), and you speak ideally Spanish SPECIFICITIES OF THE POSITION: This is a highly mobile position. Employee should expect to spend roughly 70% in the Field and 30% at HQ. CONDITIONS: • Starting date: 18 of January 2021 • Length of the contract: 18 months • Type of contract: HQ contract • Salary from 2800 € gross/month depending on the experience of the candidate • Additional benefits: luncheon vouchers and health insurance • Working hours: 39 hours/week • Paid holidays and RTT: equivalent of 9 weeks/year • Specific conditions for the Emergency Pool: - Flexibility/availability allowance (620€ gross/month) - Perdiem in proportion to the time spent in the field - Hardship allowance in proportion to the time spent in the field - Collective housing in charge of HI when in the field - Medical evacuation insurance International SOS - Recuperation pack: between 2 to 5 days, depending on the length of the mission - Starting position in Lyon (1 to 3 months) then possibility of telework (up to 49 days/year) in Shengen area
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