Handicap International

Technical Unit Manager

Handicap International

Job Description

Place: BANGLADESH (Dhaka) Starting date: April 2021 Length: 36 months Closing date for applications: 2nd of March 21 “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.

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

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


HI has been operating in Bangladesh since 1997, implementing emergency and development actions aimed at improving protection, quality of life, and the promotion of rights of vulnerable individuals, including people with disabilities. HI’s current operations are centered Northern (Kurigram) and Southern part (Sitakundu and Cox Bazar). Currently HI major operation is located in FDMN( Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National/Rohingya refugee in) camp in Cox Bazar with 3 field offices ;Cox, Ukhiya and Teknaf.

HI Bangaldesh is currently developing country strategy/StartOp ( 2021-2023) with one of the great focus to create an operational balance between developmental and emergency operations ; hence while maintaining the current Emergency Operation in Cox Bazar, HI is also extensively working to further expand programme to others part of the country including host community of Cox Bazar. HI current operations in Bangladesh mainly includes disability inclusive extreme poverty graduation project , Women Integrated Sexual Health Rights (WISH), Inclusive Sports and Education, Health and Rehabilitation, Protection and MHPSS, Inclusive Humanitarian Responses, Inclusive Education, and Atlas Logistic(H2H logistic support) … Considering the larger scope and objective of this position, HI Bangladesh is looking for inspiring and dynamic person with programme leadership and learning experience YOUR MISSION:

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

In this framework, your main missions will be: 1. Management

  • Set individual objectives, evaluate individual performance, and contribute to development & career evolution, monitor competences
  • Ensure a good communication and information level to his/her team members and ensure Conflict Resolution within the team
  • Propose relevant adaptation to the organizational chart of the mission and contribute to its implementation (job descriptions, recruitment of team members, etc.)
  • Follow the nationalization process for relevant positions: support the identification of the adequate national candidate, create Capacity Building plan and follow up on its implementation
2. Expertise

  • Contribute to the regional strategies in line with the global strategies
  • Ensure the respect of global technical frameworks and standards and the learning process from projects
  • Ensure the development of research and innovation projects in the region when relevant
  • Ensure the control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities in the Programme
  • Ensure compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakes
  • Lead a local professional channel/talent pool and contribute to the Technical Divisions professional channel animation
3. Influence

  • Ensure the local external prestige and influence of HI’s expertise
  • Ensure the technical development of major opportunities for each different theme in the region under his scope
4. Business Development

  • Ensure the technical development of major opportunities for each different theme in the region: identify & transform major opportunities, contribute to the Design and writing of new major projects, identify & develop in country partnerships and/or consortium with NGOs, Institutions, and Companies on technical priorities or important topics in the region

  • You have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in related field (Master’s degree preferable)
  • You have at least 5-7 years working experience as technical professional and/or technical Advisor. You have technical skills in at least two or more of the following: Physical Rehabilitation, Inclusion/mainstreaming, inclusive humanitarian action, education, livelihood and DRR. You have a strong knowledge of the different schools of thought and explanatory models of disability
  • You have already been Technical Unit Manager or a similar position, with Remote Management experience
  • You are an excellent team manager in humanitarian and development contexts
  • You show a proven experience in project management (multi-or complex) and demonstrate strong resilience to stress and uncertainty
  • You have strong Capacity Building skills and strong internal and external Coordination and representation skills
  • A previous experience with HI is a strong asset; experience in South Asia/Asia region is also an added value
  • You are fluent in oral and written English – Bangla would be a plus

Standard of Living

Dhaka is a large and densly populated metropolis, which is rapidly expanding. In recent years there has been a high increase in the development of shopping malls and restaurant/bar and coffee shop chains. The office and expatriate housing will be located within the diplomatic area, in Gulshan,provided all the required standard of living conditions and comfort level. Public transport options are limited and not accessible for expatriates, so alternative options are provided by HI. Traffic and movement by car within Dhaka can be slow, particularly during rush hours.

Travelling between the differents sites is easy : 1 hour flight Dhaka – Cox’s Bazar and from 1 to 1h30 hours by car within Cox’s Bazar district sites.

Safety and Security

Security is fairly good in some area but inlarge remain ongoing concern in the country. The Hill Tracts (Myanmar border and Indian border) are zones where expatriates are not allowed to go except with an authorization from the government. In Dhaka, the blockades and Hartals (national strikes) can restrict project activity. Expatriates have to strictly follow the security rules, which are periodically updated. Expatriates are currently only allowed to move by car; walking in the streets is restricted to specific areas. Security in Cox’s Bazar is even more sensitive with the growing criminality in host community as well as in Camps.


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.

  • 36 months International contract starting from April 2021
  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
    • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
    • 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
    • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
    • Repatriation insurance paid by HI
  • Salary from 2800 € gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem : 574 € net/month - paid in the field
  • Hardship : 250€ net/month paid with your salary
  • Paid leaves : 25 days per year;
  • R&R : Level 2: 5 days every 3 months
  • open to families:
  • 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
  • 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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