Handicap International

Emergency Logistics 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.

Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organization working 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 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of workers living with a disability.

For further information about the association: www.hi.org In order to ensure a relevant, timely and efficient response to acute crisis, the Emergency division of HI 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 : 1) To conduct diagnosis and launch new emergency operations in the field 2) To support pre-established programs and teams to respond to new disasters in the field 3) To contribute to lessons learned exercises, technical methodology and guidance, tool kits in Coordination with the emergency division team members, shared services and technical divisions at the HQ level.


Under the responsibility of the emergency pool manager and in close coordination with the HQ logistics Advisor, the emergency Logistics Manager will be in charge of : 1) Participating in initial diagnosis and coordinate the rollout and scale-up of the Emergency Response operations from logistics perspective following a humanitarian crisis; 2) Leading and coordinating logistics deployment in the framework of new programs or area/projects opening following a disaster, in accordance with Humanity & Inclusion´s rules and standards and those of its donors; 3) Contributing to the institutional capitalization and participating in the development and update of Humanity & Inclusion´s emergency methodologies, procedures, tools and trainings; 4) Representing and promoting Humanity & Inclusion´s mandate in the framework of the emergency responses in your field of expertise.


Education background • General or technical diploma; • Additional training in logistics management and development of humanitarian projects / operations, or equivalent, preferably in the field of international solidarity.

Professional experiences • Strong professional experience (at least 3 years) in emergency responses; • Experience of at least 2 years in a Logistics coordination/manager position or similar in emergency or post-emergency assistance; • Confirmed experience in team management and representation; • Good knowledge of emergency donors regulations and processes; • Experience in opening missions is a plus; • Experience in the development of Humanitarian Intervention strategies.

Required skills • High capacity for Analysis and synthesis; • Ability to project quickly in an emergency context; • Mastery of the management of the project cycle; • Ability to train and build capacity; • Ability to conceptualize and formalize tools, methods and procedures; • Ability to handle conflicts; • Ability to work remotely including Capacity Building and remote deployment; • Mastery of emergency donors rules (EU, US, DFID, etc.); • Excellent communication includes constructive feedback; • Rigor and organization.

Soft skills • Ability to provide a large workload under constant pressure; • Excellent responsiveness and flexibility in all circumstances; • Sense of priorities, great capacity for organization and autonomy; • Able to live in community and accept the constraints; • Great ability to manage own stress and that of co-workers; • Team spirit, sociability, sense of humour; • Strong ability to challenge and work on self-development.

Language skills • Excellent command of French and English (oral and written) essential. Spanish or Arabic is a plus.

IT • Mastery of computer tools (Office Pack).


• Starting date: 3rd of May 2021 • Length of the contract: 18 months • Type of contract: HQ contract • Salary 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
  • Position starting in Lyon (1 to 3 months) then possibility of telework (up to 49 days/year) in Shengen area
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