HI Mashiq is looking for IHA Specialist for 12 months renewable.
Under the line management of the Regional Technical Head of Program (RTHoP), the field coordination of the Country Manager Palestine, and the functional management of the Global IHA Specialist, the IHA Field Technical Specialist contributes to the implementation of the HI mandate and the operational strategy of HI Mashiq program in the field of disability Inclusive Humanitarian Action, while respecting the HI Disability Gender Age policy, and with a focus on Palestine mission (at least 75% of her/his time).
She/he will lead the strategy and implementation of the provision of inclusion technical assistance along the 4 must do actions of the IASC Guideline on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action to humanitarian coordination mechanisms and actors, including humanitarian clusters’ coordinators and members, consortium partners and stakeholders (ex. organizations of persons with disabilities).
She/he will also advise on disability inclusion to components/activities directly implemented by HI in its projects’ and further build the capacity of HI on Inclusive Humanitarian Actions. His/her expertise on disability and IHA will also be mobilized by the RTHoP to provide strategic and/or operational ad-hoc support to the other countries in Mashiq.
A new major war is starting between Hamas and Israel in/around Gaza. It will likely be one of the most violent ones, leading to thousands of deaths, of injuries, and tens / hundreds of thousands of IDPs and homeless Palestinian people in Gaza. The needs in terms of shelter, water, health, and eventually of food and non-food items will be very high. We have agreed since early 2022 with OCHA and the Protection Cluster on the deployment of an IHA Specialist in support to the humanitarian coordination system in Palestine, and particularly the Protection Cluster. In the current new and unpredictable crisis, we expect a lot of old and new IHA needs to emerge. There will be plenty of access and inclusion barriers in shelters, distributions, and other assistance programs. OCHA will likely work soon on a revision of the HRP and/or an emergency appeal / top-up request.
Among the main objectives of the position in Palestine, there are:
1. Active engagement in coordination mechanisms
• Provide IHA support to ensure participation in key coordination meetings, situation analysis/info extraction from key humanitarian updates and reports, and drafting of key IHA messages / guidance notes.
• Participate in sectorial coordination and cluster meetings (Protection, Health, Wash etc.) and others (as required) to promote disability mainstreaming and HI technical assistance among humanitarian actors
• Establish a Technical Working Group on Protection mainstream and Disability Inclusion co-led by the Protection Cluster and HI, with membership of a diversity of clusters and organizations with various technical backgrounds.
• Support the cluster(s) to monitor protection mainstreaming and inclusion of persons with disabilities in assessments as well as assistance and service provision upon requests.
2. Identification of joint programming opportunities with other humanitarian actors and OPDs
• Contribute to establish partnerships technical support or joint programming with organizations interested in enhancing inclusion in their actions.
• Generate a data-driven evidence base regarding the unique situation of people with disabilities in coordination with other humanitarian actors.
• You hold a Bachelor in social science or similar field, plus master degree preferably in Humanitarian Law or Human Rights or Disability studies.
• You have minimum 6 years of experience in humanitarian sector, preferably in technical/advocacy and management positions; preferably with experience in engaging with clusters, working groups and inter-agency coordination mechanisms.
• You have minimum 3 years of technical experience in disability inclusion.
• You have experience in designing and providing capacity development (training, coaching, learning, etc.).
• You demonstrate excellent transfer of knowledge capacities and have excellent communication skills.
If you have experience in gender and/or protection, mainstreaming in humanitarian programs is a strong asset and ideally a previous experience with HI and/or in in the Middle East, it will be a strong asset for your application.
LANGUAGE(S): English : Fluent
CONDITIONS: At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission press here
• 12 months renewable International contract starting as soon as possible
• The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
o Pension scheme
o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
o Repatriation insurance paid by HI
• Salary from 2757€ gross/month upon experience
• Perdiem: 764.47€ net/month - paid in the field
• Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
• R&R: 1 day per month
- Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects (from 12 months of mission)
- Mission of more than 12 months: a child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field
o open to couples (from 3 months of mission)
- Support travel costs (air ticket & visa) for accompanying dependent and health/ repatriation insurance if the dependent has no income/
- Mission of more than 18 months: payment of one yearly additional return flight
o open to families (more than 12 months) : package familial
- 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