Handicap International

MHPSS Specialist

Handicap International

Job Description

Place: MYANMAR (Yangon) or THAILAND (Mae Sot) Starting date: 15th of July 2021 Length: 6 Months Closing date for applications: 6th of June 2021 “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 (HI) 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 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

The HI network is an organisation made up of a Federation (with 2 operational HQs in Lyon and Brussels), 8 national associations (Germany, Belgium, Canada, United States, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and Switzerland) and the HI Institute on Humanitarian Action. All these entities work concertedly to implement HI’s international aid and development mandate.

The Federation is responsible for implementing the network’s social missions in around sixty countries. It operates under the names “Humanity & Inclusion” or “Handicap International” depending on the country.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

For further information about the association: www.hi.org.


The Myanmar Thailand (MyTh) program involves all HI’s interventions’ contexts (Armed Violence Reduction, Emergency and Development) and was created in 2016 with the merge of 2 already existing missions, setting up cross border initiatives to integrate the return of refugees from Thailand to Myanmar as part of its regional strategy.

In Thailand, HI started working in 1984 and first focused its actions on the delivery of mobility and assistive devices to Thai and Burmese landmine/ERW victims. HI currently implements activities in the camps of Burmese refugees on the Thailand/Myanmar border and in three thematic areas: Rehabilitation, Disability and Social Inclusion (DSI) including inclusive Child Development, implemented in 5 camps and Risk Education (RE), implemented in 9 camps.

HI's first activities in Myanmar were in the frame of the Cyclone Nargis's response, from October 2008 to December 2009. Following the ratification of the CRPD by the Myanmar authorities, HI reopened a mission in Myanmar in 2014. HI in Myanmar covers its entire mandate from emergency to development and going through Armed Violence Reduction (Humanitarian Mine Action). HI is part of several consortia and Coordination mechanism including Health, Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction Clusters. In addition, HI coordinates with the National Victim Assistance Technical Group, gathering national and international actors under the umbrella of the National Mine Risk Working Group (MRWG) chaired by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (SWRR).

HI has developed its first regional strategy and it is therefore on the one hand consolidating current sectors of activities, and on the other exploring the needs and possibility to enter in new operational sectors.


Under the responsibility of the Technical Unit Manager (TUM) of the MYANMAR & THAILAND PROGRAM (MyTh Program), as MHPSS Technical Specialist, you contribute within the program to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. You ensure optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the country, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. You share with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes.

You will spend more time with project/field teams and visit field frequently to work efficiently with the field team and visit all areas of program implementation depending upon the need.

The role therefore, requires significant focus on strategy development, quality assurance, and close collaboration with the project/field team to determine where best to improve ongoing intervention. The role will also require a high degree of Capacity Building and coaching to the project/field teams.

Finally, you will closely work with the MEAL Manager on data Analysis.

By the end of the 6-months mission, the objective is that project/field team has the capacity to independently provide Technical Support and should be able to implement the activities with the technical tools and with a high level of technical quality.

You Missions:


· Contribute to the regional strategies in line with the global strategies: Provide MHPSS sectorial technical inputs to the STRATOPs of the MyTh programme, in line with the global STRATECH and ensure relevant follow up · Ensure technical support and quality monitoring of MHPSS activities in line with the global technical frameworks and standards: o Support the implementation of targeting, awareness raising, care and training activities in accordance with HI in line with strategies, standards, and mandatory transversal approaches o Ensure the capacity building of project/field team and the technical supervision of activities o Contribute to the planning and reporting of the activities carried out o Contribute to recruitment and briefing when relevant · Ensure technical learning from projects: contribute to projects’ capitalization and ensure technical learning from projects in MHPSS · Ensure the control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities in terms of MHPSS · Ensures compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakes · Contribute to the development of MHPSS research and innovation projects in MyTh when relevant, · Suggest and steer technical innovation projects · Contribute to the Technical Divisions professional channel animation & contribute to Disability Inclusion Unit work to promote inclusive services for all when MHPSS expertise is needed.


Influence: contribute to the local external prestige and influence of HI’s expertise in the MHPSS sector

· Represent HI’s protection approach and component within the project and all kind of coordination meetings and protection related networks (government meetings, clusters, working group and others) and provide technical support · Contribute to advocacy on specific themes in line with the global advocacy priorities · Contribute developing communication messages at local level by adopting global communication priorities

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Ensure the development of major opportunities or new projects on MHPSS under Myanmar

· Contribute to the Context Analysis on MHPSS · Contribute to the Design and writing of new projects in Myanmar · Identify & develop local partnerships and/or consortium with NGOs, Institutions, Companies on technical priorities or important topics in the region under his sectorial scope** · YOUR PROFILE : · You hold a Master degree in psychology · You have at least 5 years of experience in MHPSS at field level - Experience in clinical psychology is an asset · You master the technical issues concerning MHPSS sector, the stakeholders and professionals in MHPSS · You know how to work in an intercultural environment, and remotely · You know designing and providing Capacity Development (training, coaching, learning, etc.), using different pedagogical models · You are used to work on project development (on a technical side) & have already work as MHPSS technical Advisor · You like working as part of a team/network, you know cooperating (including remotely) · You are OK to regularly do field visits · You are fluent in English : producing written and oral institutional communication - Burmese is an asset CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION :

Due to the Military Coup on February 1st and the COVID situation in the region, the Program must adapt its set-up and expectations. Therefore, this position can be located either in Yangon or Mae Sot, but will be competent for the whole program. In Myanmar, the security and administrative contexts are harder than in Thailand.


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. Particular attention is paid to health issues and your personal situation.

We offer an induction and training path adapted to our staff members and we have a HR policy oriented toward mobility and professional development.

· 6 months of mission – a longer contract can be possible ** · The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:** o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals** o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount** o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution ** o Repatriation insurance paid by HI** · Salary from 2757€ gross/month upon experience · Perdiem : 530,11€ for Myanmar - 573,80€ For Thailand (net/month - paid in the field) · Hardship : 250 Euros for Myanmar - 0 € for Thailand (net/month paid with your salary) · Paid leaves : 25 days per year; · R&R : according to the level of the mission- Level 1 for Thailand: 1 day per month & Level 2 for Myanmar : 5 days every 3 months · Position: o Unaccompanied for Myanmar

§ Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects (from 12 months of mission) o open to couples & families in Thailand IF the contract is from 12 months § Support travel costs (air ticket & visa) for accompanying dependent and health/ repatriation insurance if the dependent has no income/ § a child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field § Contribution to school registration fees for children over 3 years (No international school in Mae sot) § Family-wide health coverage § Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects · Housing : individual taken in charge by HI** If you are resident in the country: local package

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