Handicap InternationalClosing Date : 2017-01-15
Duty Station : Aden, Yemen
See all 19 jobs in Aden, Yemen
Application : Apply for the job

Organization: Handicap International
Country: Yemen
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017


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 an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

For further information about the association: http://www.handicap-international.fr/

Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:

The Direction of Humanitarian Action The Direction of Development Action


Yemen has been for long the poorest country in the Arab world. After the Arab Spring the humanitarian crises have intensified as a major humanitarian crisis of the moment since 2012 with almost half of the population being food insecure. This has created an increasing unrest among the population and discontentment with the government.

During the summer of 2014 the Shia minority group called Houthis has somehow taken control of several important cities, among them the capital Sana a. Meanwhile the Southern separatist movement increased their call for an independent south while Al Qaida and linked groups (mainly based in the South-Eastern parts of the country) are fighting Houthis and other groups including the internationally recognised government.

In January 2015, the Houthis did overthrow the President Hadi and its government. Since end of March of the same year, an international coalition of countries led by Saudi Arabia allied with the President temporarily exiled in Saudi Arabia, has launched a military campaign against the advances of the Houthis in the country. So far the war has not seen any significant domination or win by one side or the other. This stalemate, the fighting, the regional powers struggle and the actions of extremist group and their national and international opponents are all contributing to the collapse of the humanitarian and economic situation.

The Cessation of Hostilities declared on April 2016 was follow-up by the talks between the main warring parties in Kuwait. These peace negotiations are still going on though the conflict re-escalated up to a level similar to the period prior the truce. Sana a did not experience air strikes since Beginning of March 2016.


Your main responsibilities:

Technical supports:
Support and coordinate the provision of training to the physiotherapists through direct provision of formal training, supervision, practical analysis and on the job trainings when in the field.
Providing continuous technical support to the rehabilitation and social worker staff in its field of expertise
Providing technical support to the logistics department in your field of expertise, ensuring technical validation of rehabilitation related devices, items and equipment (participate in the technical selection of P&O devices/suppliers, mobility aids and other related items)
Designing technical tools, trainings, leaflets, protocols and other relevant documents and disseminate them among the mission upon prior validation by HQ Technical Referent
Technical support in the project implementation (definition, planning, monitoring and evaluation)
Support in recruitment of national rehabilitation staff

Representation and external coordination
Representation of HI towards local authorities
Participation in all kind of coordination meetings locally (in Yemen) or in/from Amman (Government meetings, clusters, rehabilitation working group)
Report any relevant information related to rehabilitation matters to relevant stakeholders

Program strategy: in close link with the rehabilitation PM, PMs and Operational Coordinator
Analysing physical rehabilitation existing resources (Health Facilities, Operational Coordinator, with the inputs of the PMs)
Ensuring the technical relevance and quality of HI intervention related to your field of expertise
Ensuring delimitation of the emergency rehabilitation intervention
Ensuring coordination and coherence of our intervention amongst local and international actors, avoiding duplication and promoting complementarities
Participating in continuous physical rehabilitation needs assessments for new projects to be developed/adaptation of the existing projects

Write and review monthly technical situation report (SITREP) providing relevant data related to the operations activities (statistic, review monthly objectives, etc.)
Support in writing donor reports: intermediate and final reports
Provide a handover/end of mission report
Debriefing at HQ at the end of your mission.


Based in Sanaa with frequent displacements in Amman or in Amman with deplacement to Sanaa depending of security context and visa issues
Start: 15th of Dec 2016
Duration: 6 months
Social insurance: 100% covered

High level of insecurity with curfew and limited displacement,
No entertainment activities
Shared guesthouse/office

Western and modern life, malls, restaurant, bars etc. Possibility to move in the countey during the WE (Petra, Wady Rum, etc.)
No curfew, possibility to move in taxi from one place to another
Shared guesthouse with 1 or 2 others expatriates; office separated but available by feet


Degree in Physical Therapy
BSc/MSc in Physical Therapy is an asset
At least 5 years of professional experience in Physical Therapy
At least 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian context, preferably in emergency
Proven experience of training and technical supervision in field of rehabilitation care with NGOs, preferably in emergency context
Previous experience with Handicap International at Field level an advantage
Experience in anthropology/sociology is an asset
Experience in conflict zone is a strong asset
Strong communication and reporting skills
Project management skills would be an asset
Experience in the Middle East would be a strong asset
Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
Ability to work under high pressure with a great level of personal organisation
Diplomacy sense
Remote management experience is an asset
English mandatory (oral and written), Arabic will be an asset


-Status: salaried contract according to experience (from 2700 euros gross + perdiem + hardship allowance)
-Start: ASAP
-Duration: until 31st of March 2017, with possible renewal
-Living conditions: guesthouse shared with other expatriates (no charges)
-Security conditions: high level of insecurity in Yemen. Low level of insecurity in Jordan
-Social insurance: 100% covered

How to apply:

To apply, please follow this link : https://hi.profilsearch.com/recrute/fr/fo_annonce_voir.php?id=1818&idpartenaire=136

Saved Jobs

By creating a 100% free account or connecting with your linkedin account, you can save your searches, save jobs and create email alerts.

0.004 | 2018 © copyright | UN Jobs