Handicap International Belgium seeks to recruit a regional TA inclusive humanitarian action – Lebanon


Type d’offre : Contrat à durée déterminée

Volume de travail : Temps plein

Fonction : Expertise/recherche

Lieu de l’emploi : Beirut


Description :

Length : 10 months

Starting date : March, 4th 2019

Closing date for applications : January, 13th 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.

HI has offices in more than 55 countries; for further information about the association: www.hi.org.

Job context :

HI’s Middle East Regional Programme (MEReP) includes missions in 4 countries (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine) for now. The programme is engaged in the second part of its StratOp 2015–2019 with a massive growing of financial volumes on the last 2 years. The program is covering the full mandate of HI – emergency, mine action and development with a strong focus on continuum and resilience. The program has a total volume expected for 2019 of 11M Euros with 220 expatriates and national staff.

The regional office of MEReP is composed of a range of coordinators (Technical, Operations, Finance, Logistics, HR) under the management of a Regional Program Director.

Under the leadership of Regional Technical Unit Coordinator (RTUC), the Regional Technical Unit (RTU) is responsible for supporting the missions for the development and implementation of quality interventions in all HI technical fields.

Humanity and Inclusion has been interruptedly present in Lebanon since 1997, working alongside persons with disabilities (PWDs), persons with Mental Health problems and Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) and a diverse array of governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to improve recognition and realization of the rights of this collective.

Following the closure of the borders and the now protracted nature of the crisis, HI decided to focus its direct activities only on responding to the specific needs of persons with physical and functional impairments by providing emergency physiotherapy services, including the distribution of mobility and assistive devices, complementary basic items and prosthesis and orthotics, caregivers’ education, accompanied referral and psychosocial support. Aside from its direct provision of specific services through outreach teams and HI permanent centres, HI has also implemented awareness-raising and capacity building activities aimed at increasing inclusion of persons with disabilities in the overall humanitarian response, as well as at challenging widespread stereotypes still severely affecting social participation and equal access to services. Moreover, HI has also provided technical and material support to local civil society organizations and health service providers, working in rehabilitation, psychosocial support and civic inclusion.

In order to adapt its response to the changing nature of the crisis and responding to the general strategic orientations outlined in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan and its own internal analysis, HI will focus on furthering its partnerships with national and international organizations in order to promote longer term impact and sustainability of the support it provides to persons with physical and functional limitations.

According to HI 5 years’ strategy, it is planned to develop also new projects or technical service provisions on “inclusion” in protection livelihood and education sectors, as well as technical trainings to humanitarian actors.


Your mission :

As Technical Advisor (TA), you will provide humanitarian actors to systematically mainstream disability within their programming and MEAL with an approach that can be summarised in different types of activities related to organizational change for better disability responsiveness.

The position is part of the Regional Technical Unit (RTU, in Amman office) but it is based in the Lebanon mission (in Beirut office) since it will mainly focus on supporting the inclusion component of the project “Improving protection and access to legal and specialized services for refugees from Syria and vulnerable populations in Lebanon” (funded by DFID), as well as other actions in the same field, for which you will dedicate 75% of your time.

Remaining time will be dedicated to supporting actions in the same field in other MEReP’s countries, upon request of the RTUC, in coordination with the Mission.

You will be under the line management of the RTUC, but with delegation to the Lebanon Operations Coordinator for daily management and coordination within Lebanon mission and teams.

In this framework, your main duties are :

  • Develop the technical competencies of HI teams and partners ;
  • Ensure quality implementation through technical guidance and support to the teams ;
  • Contribute to HI partnership strategy and contribute to the development of partnerships agreements in the field of inclusive humanitarian action in Lebanon ;
  • Ensure that the experience of the project supported contributes to HI knowledge base and professional know-how.


Characteristics of the position :

English is the working language; French and Arabic are desired if possible


Conditions :

  • Starting date : March, 4th 2019
  • Length of the contract:  10 months
  • Employee status, according to experience :
  • Salary from 2031 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
  • Perdiem : 733 €  net/month
  • Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year
  • R&R : 1 day per month
  • Status : this position is open to couples and/or families
  • Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI

Profil recherché :

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Social Sciences r similar fields ;
  • You have at least 3 years of experience in humanitarian sector; experience in humanitarian legal assistance is preferable ;
  • You have technical experience in Disability inclusion in humanitarian action ;
  • You have experience in designing and providing capacity development (training, coaching, learning, etc.) ;
  • You possess pedagogical and methodological skills; you have relationship building skills ;
  • You have excellent communication skills and a commitment to team work ;
  • You are humble, flexible and hold a coaching posture ;
  • You have the ability to solve problem and have a goal-orientated approach to work.

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