Handicap International

Rehabilitation Specialist

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 (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.

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

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


HI have been intervening in Yemen on and off for the last 12 years, with its actions initially focused on development issues, notably through the support to the development of physical and functional rehabilitation services for people with disabilities as well as through the capacity-building of the national networks of Yemen Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs).

Since 2015, HI interventions have been adapted to the current context of conflict in Yemen. With the support of different donors, HI has been supporting two hospitals and one physical and functional rehabilitation centre in Sana'a City, building the capacities of their key staff in early rehabilitation care and psychological first aid (including specifically for children), supplying rehabilitation equipment, and directly providing functional rehabilitation care and Psychosocial-support" id="link" class="link">Psychosocial Support to war affected people (including through the donation of assistive devices and provision of Prosthesis). In 2017, these activities have extended to new facilities in and around Sana’a.

In parallel, HI is implementing an inclusion and protection mainstreaming project, to increase the knowledge and capacities of the staff International NGOs in the inclusion of the most vulnerable persons in their Humanitarian Response (including persons with disabilities), so as to increase their access to essential services.

In addition, the mission is also expanding its sector of intervention through Risk education and Cash support. Eventually, the set-up of advocacy mechanisms considering the country and regional environment is another major goal of the mission.

While all of HI activities were done so far in Sana’a governorate. In 2019, HI re-established operations in one hospital in Aden. In 2020, HI’s intervention is expanding in Aden governorate, Lahj governorate and in Taiz governorate (mainly West Coast from the Mokha-based office). Further expansion will be considered in 2021/2022.


Under the responsibility of the Technical Unit Manager of Yemen Programme, the Rehabilitation Technical Specialist contributes within the country where he/she is based to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the country, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. He/she shares with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes.

EXPERTISE -You contribute to the programme strategy in line with global strategies -You ensure Technical Support to project in line with global technical frameworks and standards -You ensure technical learning from projects -You ensure the control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities in the programmes -You ensure compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakes -You contribute to the development of research and innovation projects in the region when relevant -You contribute to the Technical Divisions professional channel animation INFLUENCE -You contribute to the local external prestige and influence of HI’s expertise Business Development -You contribute to the development of major opportunities or new projects in the programme YOUR PROFILE :

· You hold a master degree in physical and functional rehabilitation (Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist · You have 3 years of professional experience in rehabilitation interventions in low to middle income countries · You master Capacity Building and staff development · You have knowledge of emergencies responses and multidisciplinary approach · You understand strategies for fighting exclusion and discrimination · You show initiative, respect and empathy · You speak and write English. Arabic would be a strong asset.


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.

· 1 year International contract starting from June 2021

· 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 : 550 € net/month - paid in the field · Hardship : 500 € net/month paid with your salary · Paid leaves : 25 days per year; · R&R : 7 days every 8 weeks · Unaccompanied position : Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects · Collective housing taken in charge by HI If you are resident in the country : local package
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