Humanity & Inclusion (brand name of Handicap International)
Company NAme: Humanity & Inclusion (brand name of Handicap International)
Posted Date: 2023-09-11
Humanity and Inclusion (formerly Handicap International) is an independent and impartial aid organization working in poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our actions and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs and improving their living conditions. HI is a non-governmental, non-religious, non-political, and non-profit making organization.
Under the responsibility of the Operations Manager, the Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) Project Manager contributes to implementing Humanity & Inclusion’s mandate and strategy in Ethiopia. Specifically, she/he will support the scale-up of HI’s risk education activities. The EORE Project Manager will be responsible for project and team management, coordination, reporting, and budget management tasks under this stream of action to provide life-saving messaging to affected communities on the hazards and risks associated with explosive ordnance contamination and offer timely referrals to services for victims.
Mission 1: Management
The selected candidate will be in charge of operational and team management. As a manager, he/she will embody HI’s values on a daily basis and be a role model. She/he will be the first HR and coach to their staff, supporting the development of their staff, and creating the conditions for their commitment, professionalism, and attachment to HI. He/she will ensure compliance with the code of conduct and institutional policies, the mindset, and expected individual and collective behavior.
Responsibility 1: Lead and motivate the project team
· Supervise and manage the HI operational team under her/his responsibility, by ensuring performance reviews and appraisal process for each staff member.
· Supports the HR department in the management of annual leaves and recruitment processes.
· Supports the Humanitarian Access and Security manager in staff safety, security, and well-being at all times.
· Identifies gaps in staff capacity, and develops training plans and capacity development plans, in collaboration with the Technical Unit and the other members of the coordination team (training, on-job recommendations, and capacity-building sessions).
· Ensure strict application and respect of the Internal Regulation by related staff;
· Ensure that all staff respect confidentiality and follow HI’s ethical, safeguarding, and protection guidelines;
· Ensure strict application and respect of the internal regulation by the staff under your supervision;
· Ensure conflict resolution within your team;
· Propose relevant adaptation of the organizational chart of the activities and contribute to its implementation;
· Ensure a good communication flow through coordination meetings;
Mission 2: Operational implementation
Responsibility 2: Ensure the implementation of the project according to the work plan, budget, and log frame throughout the project cycle
· Develop a work plan, risk assessment, and team movement plan to ensure timely delivery.
· Manages project budget, including monthly forecasts, planning, and supervision.
· Maps and directs program activities as per the project plan and mission.
· Oversee the selection, recruitment, and training of EORE community focal points.
· Acts as a key community and stakeholder liaison to facilitate activities and improve participation.
· Facilitate and coordinate linkages between risk education and victim assistance activities, including establishing referral pathways and synergies with agencies and communities.
· Establish working relationships with project stakeholders such as Government officials including national mine action authority, donors, international organizations, and project implementers.
· Develop effective awareness-raising activities and training sessions with the project’s target groups.
Informs in a timely fashion his/her line manager of any risks of delays in the implementation of activities.
Responsibility 3: Ensure project monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning
· Oversees monitoring and evaluation responsibilities, including reporting and follow-up
· With technical advisors, carries out quality assurance of project activities.
· Conducts monitoring and evaluation activities such as pre and post-tests, case studies, and surveys.
· Oversee HI community feedback and reporting mechanism, including timely follow-up and escalation.
· Ensure compliance with global technical standards and norms by communicating and involving the technical specialists and advisors with expertise in the project themes.
· Understands and conducts project activities in compliance with tools used by HI and forming part of the country strategy
· Understand and apply International Mine Action Standards (IMAS); ensure that Mine Action Organization Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) comply with the IMAS – in particular with IMAS 12.10 – and are conducting safe and effective operations.
· Prepare the PM Box for the project under direct responsibility;
· Provide regular reporting on the activities to both projects and field coordinators;
· Prepare intermediary and final reports for the project in close link with the grants manager, Operations Manager, and Reporting Officer;
· Regular verification and correction of the activity database;
· Prepare and share minutes of meetings and activity reports;
· Provision of a handover report at the end of the mission.
Responsibility 4: Ensure project data management
· Liaises with communities impacted by explosive ordnance to conduct information-gathering surveys.
Responsibility 5: By authority of his or her line manager, represent HI at the local level.
· Meets with local authorities and leaders to keep the aforementioned abreast of HI’s activities and ensure continued acceptance of HI’s work.
· At the request of the Area Manager or Operations Manager, represent the organization with donors, partners, local authorities, and stakeholders involved in the implementation of the project;
· Where relevant, identify potential local-level collaborations or partnerships to extend and make more comprehensive HI’s EORE activities.
· Leads on coordination with partners, UNMAS, and the mine-action AOR, including mandatory reporting.
Responsibility 6: Participation in the development of new projects
- Participate in the development of any possible/future concept note or project proposal, including narrative and budget;
- Contribute to needs assessment for new interventions;
Collect and share data during assessments and meetings to feed the other activities (Mine action, RE, VA).
BA degree in project management, social sciences, or other related subject. A Master’s degree in conflict and development, or associated subject, is desirable.
Minimum 5 years of project management experience with NGO/UN Agencies.
Professional experience in Explosive Ordnance Risk Education and/or Victim Assistance is desirable.
Previous experience engaging with diverse communities
Proven coordination and relationship-building skills in communities.
Skills in qualitative and quantitative data collection, reporting, and analysis are required.
Excellent written and spoken Tigrinya is preferable and English is essential.
High level of motivation, proactivity, dynamism, and dedication to affected communities.
Confident with excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills.
Ability to work under high pressure.
Personifies and promotes the humanitarian principles and HI’s values and principles to the highest degree.
How to Apply
Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should fill in the attached application formJob application form updated (1).docx and submit it with a 1-page motivation letter firstname.lastname@example.org email or ethio jobs on or before the deadline mentioned above.
Please clearly state the position you are applying for in the subject of your email.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted, no phone calls, please.
We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting child protection and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position involves working with beneficiaries and is subject to strict safer recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be required to complete a police check and sign a self-declaration form to help us verify your suitability to work with children including checks with past employers.
Humanity & Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer and particularlywelcomeswomen and persons with disabilities to apply.