Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion

Place: Salahadin, Iraq
Duration of contract: 5 months – renewable subject to fund availability
Starting date: As soon as possible
Closing date for applications: 5th February 2024

Application Review on a Rolling Basis: We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications as soon as possible as we will be considering and processing suitable applications as they are received.

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info: www.hi.org

At Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion, we truly believe in the importance of inclusion and diversity within our organisation. This is why we are engaged to a disability policy to encourage the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities.

Please indicate if you require any special accommodation, even at the first interview.

JOB CONTEXT:
HI has been present in Iraq since 1991, working to improve access to services for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and to protect human security and safety through the provision of:

  • Rehabilitation and promotion of the rights and inclusion of PwD initiatives, including the provision of support and quality reinforcement to rehabilitation services in Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk, Salah Al-Din, Ninewa Governorates,
  • · Risk reduction initiatives (focusing on mines, explosive remnants of war, and SALW) in Kirkuk, Ninewa, and Salah Al-Din governorates.

Currently, HI implements several long-term projects in Ninewa and Salah Al-Din,

  • Risk awareness and Clearance operations,
  • Victim assistance, including PSS, Referral, and Rehabilitation,
  • Support to civil society.

YOUR MISSION:
Working with support from HQ AVR Land Release Specialists and general direction and line management from the Area Manager South/Country manager, the CoOps leads the implementation of Humanity & Inclusion’s mine action operational strategy in Iraq. They draw on global and national best practices in all elements of Humanitarian Mine Action, training, external cooperation and beyond, to enhance and steer HI’s Mine Action efforts. While providing technical expertise to the program as well as the Mine Action projects, they ensure all programmatic, operational and strategical elements comply with all the relevant international/national standards and internal SOPs.

Mission 1. Accountability for all Land Release Activities and Project Implementation:

  • Oversee and provide functional management and support to the Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Technical Officer and the AVR mixed EORE/NTS teams regarding all NTS activities,
  • Manage the sound, safe and timely implementation of NTS, TS and land release activities, under the technical supervision of HI’s EOD Specialists in HQ, and the functional supervision of the Country Manager,
  • Perform frequent field visits in the intervention sites for technical supervision, on-the-job training and quality assurance.

Mission 2. Responsible for all Land Release Certification/Accreditation and Development of Future NTS and Clearance Capacities:

  • Contribute to the development and update of technical training packages for NTS and clearance activities,
  • Contribute to the development and update of the technical guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for non-technical survey (NTS) and clearance activities, under the technical supervision of HI’s EOD Specialists in HQ,
  • Co-lead the assessment of needs, feasibility, opportunities and risks of a potential future NTS and clearance intervention in other areas.

Mission 3. Provide Technical Support to all HMA Related areas of Intervention:

  • Contribute to the drafting of new proposals for new opportunities under their technical scope,
  • Stay abreast of EO related trends in Iraq and their impact on conflict-affected populations.

Mission 4. Lead on all EO Related Safety and Awareness for Mission Field Teams:

  • Support all mission managers with field activities, including security managers, in the distribution of effective and relevant EO related awareness and safe practices,
  • Provide direct advice to Access and Security Managers on EO related security matters and threat assessments.

Mission 5. Represent HI at MA Cluster Groups and any Other External MA Forums:

  • In close collaboration with area managers and other technical specialists, provide support and coordination with local authorities and other mine action actors,
  • Ensure close coordination with NMAA and MACs.

Mission 6. Provides Input at Coordination Level Strategy Development:

  • Contribute to the assessment of needs and gaps in the mine action sector and to the definition of HI’s mine action strategy,
  • Support Armed Violence Reduction Specialist in Land Release related strategy inputs.

Mission 7. Provides Intimate Support and Advice to the Odyssey Drone Project Implementation:

  • With direct liaison and support from the Odyssey Project Manager, ensure all drone implementation activities are safely executed and are within HI’s mandate, insurance requirements and SOPs.

YOUR PROFILE:

  • IMAS EOD 3+ certification and an IEDD certification from accredited training institution,
  • Relevant and certified EOD and IEDD qualification to fulfil organizational needs,
  • Experience in NGOs and humanitarian settings,
  • Ability to work autonomously in arduous conditions,
  • Experience in the field of training /professional training.

CONDITIONS:
At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. https://hi.org/en/join-the-team

  • 5 months International contract starting as soon as possible
  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
  • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
  • Pension scheme
  • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
  • Repatriation insurance paid by HI
  • Salary from 4500€ gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem: 577.90€ net/month – paid in the field
  • Hardship: 250€ net/month paid with your salary
  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
  • R&R: according to the level of the mission: Level 2: 5 days every 12 weeks + possible transport/package support.
  • Position:
    • Unaccompanied
    • Housing: Collective taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country: local package

How to apply

TO APPLY:
Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link: http://www.jobs.net/j/JSgKlaRx?idpartenaire=136

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying!

Only successful candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 5 Feb 2024