Handicap International

Security, Context and Access Advisor

Handicap International

Job Description

Localisation: IRAQ - North-East Starting date : 16/12/2019 Lenght of mission : 3 months with possible extension Closure date for applications : 04/12/2019 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 CONTEXT OF THE MISSION: HI is managing a large humanitarian program from three different hubs (Beirut, North-West and North-East), along three main pillars:
  1. 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;

  2. 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;

  3. Livelihoods assistance, with a combination of cash for work, vocational training, small grants for businesses and apprenticeships;

  4. 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. YOUR MISSION: Under the line management of the Area Coordinator – North-East, and the functional management of the country-level Security, Context and Access Advisor, he/she will be in charge of: • Ensuring regular follow-up and Analysis of the political, military and security context and trends in his area of responsibility • Preparing and supporting in the update relevant security documents and ensuring the implementation of security procedures; • Providing specific briefings and trainings to international and national staff in the North-East • Supporting the Area Coordinator in the negotiations to obtain access and the organisation of assessment visits in security-sensitive areas. • Maintaining / expanding HI’s network of security, context and access contacts, among local NGOs, international NGOs, local authorities and other relevant entities. • Supporting the Area Coordinator in the management of security incidents • Building the capacity of the national team in charge of access • Replacing the Area Coordinator for security management during their absences (in case of need). YOUR PROFILE: QUALIFICATIONS: • A Bachelor or Master's degree in Political Sciences, International Relations, Security Management. Middle Eastern Studies, Humanitarian Assistance or another relevant subject, is mandatory. EXPERIENCE: • At least 3 years of professional experience in field base management, security management and/or Context Analysis in conflict contexts, preferably with humanitarian INGOs • At least 1 year of professional experience in a contemporary conflict context in the Arab world (Syria, Iraq, Yemen and/or Libya). • Additional professional years in project, program and/or base management in different humanitarian settings and different intervention sectors are a strong asset • Proven experience in producing quality reports and documents, including maps • Experience in providing professional briefings and trainings is a strong asset SKILLS: • Languages: knowledge of English (oral and written) is mandatory; Knowledge of Arabic or Kurdish is a very strong asset. • Capacity Building and training skills • MS Office • Knowledge of context and security online sources • Manage Mapping software (QGIS) PERSONAL QUALITIES: • Sound understanding of the main political, social, and cultural aspects of the context • Strong IT skills, including the use of different communication devices • Effective communication, analytical and Problem Solving skills • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and in a multidisciplinary teamwork. • Ability to work under high pressure, in a flexible way, with a great level of autonomy CONDITIONS : • Starting date: ASAP • Length of the contract: 3 months with possible extension • Salary starting from 2750 € (gross) / month, adjusted regarding the experience of the candidate • Perdiem: 522,40 € (net) • Hardship allowance: 250 € (net) • Insurances: medical health 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 HI
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