COUNTRY: Pakistan Starting date: 01/12/2011 Closing date for applications: 01/12/2011 CITY: Makli (Thatta) Length of the assignment: 5 months. Advertisement reference: Surname/Name/DVFPPM/PAK
Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.
Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.
Through its Emergency Response Department (ERD), created in 2006 after the merge with Atlas Logistic, the organization is committed to: - Provide an adequate response to major natural disaster and conflict situations, anywhere in the world as much as possible within 72 hours; - Provide assistance to vulnerable groups (refugees, IDPs, persons with injuries, elders, children, etc.) affected by a crisis and maximize the number of beneficiaries. Within vulnerable groups, target especially PwD and meet their specific needs; - Constantly monitor chronic crises and/or conflicts to ensure preparedness for and rapid response to eventual emerging needs.
Directly linked to the Emergency Response Department of Handicap International France, the expatriate will be mandated for the following mission:
Handicap International is present in Pakistan since 2005, in response to the earthquake. Since then, Handicap International has been implementing emergency and early recovery activities, as well as developed a longer term strategy.
In April 2009, the Pakistani government launched offensives to wrest control of north-western districts from militants. Millions of persons were displaced by the conflict. Since then, there has been ongoing uncertainty on the stability of the area as outbursts of violence are frequent along the Afghani-Pakistani border, not to mention the confirmed presence of landmines, explosive remnants of war and other explosive devices.
In this context, the response provided by the local and international community is not always taking in account the particular needs of the most vulnerable population (persons with disabilities/injuries/chronic diseases, older persons, etc). In its emergency response to the basic needs of the displaced population, Handicap International is paying specific attention to reach the most vulnerable population. Furthermore, specific needs of the most vulnerable are identified and addressed.
August 2010: In this already difficult context, the worst floods to hit Pakistan since 1929 has left more than three million people in need of emergency assistance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).
The intervention of the Emergency Response Department is therefore declined under three main axes: Conflict response (ongoing since 2009) – KPK- - Direct response to the basic and specific needs of the vulnerable persons through mobile units: 1/ Provision of essential basic items / NFI mitigating their vulnerability 2/ Provision of specific items with regard to specific needs, including protection items 3/ Establishment of psychosocial support, specifically targeting the vulnerable persons - Provision of safe and accessible water and sanitation (WASH) facilities for vulnerable persons with restricted mobility, through modification of the existing facilities and building of new facilities - Emergency Mine Risk Education (EMRE), in order to mitigate the possible risk of accidents for this very exposed IDP population at the time of their return.
Flood response (ongoing since august 2010) –KPK, Sindh- - Improve the access of affected population to safe drinking water on short term basis - Emergency shelter and NFI distribution - Support to solid waste /water management and cleaning debris in affected cities - Disability and Vulnerability approach
Development activities (since 2005) - Disaster Risk reduction: a project starting mid 2011
MAIN RESPONSABILITIES OF THE EXPATRIATE
Based in Makli (Thatta) in Sindh, under the responsibility of the Sindh Field Coordinator and in close collaboration with the Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator and the HQ Technical Advisor, you will be responsible for:
GLOBAL OBJECTIVE: The Disability and Vulnerability Focal Point (DVFP) Manager will ensure the most comprehensive response to the basic and specific needs of Persons with Disabilities, persons with injuries, older persons and people with chronic disease in the flood affected areas in Sindh, including an adapted response to recover from their psychological distress.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: Ensure the implementation and monitoring of the project Manage the DVFP team Manage the DVFP budget lines Ensure the coordination with the other sectors of intervention Collaborate and set up appropriate relations with local stakeholders (government , NGOs, other agencies)
Ensure the implementation of DVFP approach and strategy: • Follow DVFP project implementation strategy and implement project activities according to DVFP policy • Ensure the proper targeting of vulnerable persons according to detailed criteria • Identification of flood affected families and assessment of their basic needs • Identification and assessment of the basic and specific needs of vulnerable persons • Ensure the coordination with the different HI department (Shelter, Wash, Accessible Technical Unit) to cover the flood affected families and vulnerable persons • Ensure proper referral system and ensure the response to identified basic needs, through HI direct actions or inclusion in others INGOs/Agencies response, particularly ensuring proper access to food and NFI, health services, sheltering, water & sanitation, protection
DVFP project monitoring : • Supervise the implementation of all DVFP activities (distribution, rehabilitation, referral, psychosocial and livelihood) as outlined in the various logframes. • Response to identified specific needs, through purchasing and accurate distribution of technical and mobility aids, and other NFI • Ensure the quality of services provided to the beneficiaries such as referral, rehabilitation exercises and psychosocial activities (recreational activities, Focus Group Discussion...). • Ensure the quality of the livelihood activities • Supervise the development of appropriate sensitization materials in the frame of the project • With the team and Technical Advisor, design and/or adjust tools according to the project needs • Monitor on monthly basis the project indicators and the quality of the project • Measure the impact of the project • Manage the logistic aspects of the DVFP activities (purchases planning and launching, stock, distribution…) • To monitor the budget and to follow-up the expenses
Manage DVFP team: • Ensure the integration of each person of the team (job description, introduction briefing, individual interviews, evaluation, etc.) • Conduct regular field monitoring visits in order to clarify the DVFP approach at field level • Give daily support to the team: weekly plan, coordination meeting, action plan… • Identify and try to solve the human resources issues or conflicts and ensure the implementation of the internal rules and regulations, with the ethics dispositions regarding respect of the beneficiaries and child protection • Ensure staff is trained on disability and vulnerability-related issues (specifically rehabilitation, technical aids, inclusion of PWDs in psychosocial activities, accessibility) • Build capacity of the Technical Officers in the field to carry out future trainings and ensure their support functions • Build the capacity of the Project Officer and Team Leaders in reporting, team management and project management • Facilitate and support field teams in dealing with local communities
Advocacy for inclusion of PwDs within emergency response at national and local level: • Sensitization actions towards Agencies, INGOs and association deploying the response affected areas, with a specific emphasis on protection of very young women and children with disability • Practical technical advising and support on how to include PwDs and their specific needs in planned and on-going actions • Activation of referral system for agencies to refer information about PwDs to the project
Communication with local stakeholders: • Communicate with the local government, local NGOs and local UN agencies on the DVFP project and in light of disability related topics • Support the field teams in communication with community based organizations (CBOs) • Support the field teams in communication with informal community authorities • Attend national and local cluster meetings • Prepare and facilitate formal agreements with authorities, contractors and CBOs
Reporting and documentation: • Collect and prepare various DVFP reports with the support of the field teams: monthly internal report, donors reports… • Manage monitoring and documentation system for DVFP activities with close link between the field coordinator, the M&E coordinator and the technical referent in HQ • Evaluate work of DVFP team members regularly and report to line management • Report any incident to the line management • Provide a handover document at the end of the contract • Write proposals and budget if required • Capitalize on the project in order to provide documentation
Security management: • Ensure the respect of the security guideline and recommendations adopted on the mission (yourself and your team); • Ensure that every single incident you are involved in or witness of is reported as fast as possible through the appropriate channel.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences / Social Sciences / Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy or other relevant major
- Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar position or project management
- NGO experience necessary
- English mandatory (oral and written)
- Ability to work under high pressure and without constant supervision
- Excellent reactivity and flexibility in all circumstances
- High capacity to organize his/her work, and manage priorities
- Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
REQUIRED LANGUAGE SKILLS:
- Excellent written and spoken English;
Volunteer: 750 or 850 Euros monthly indemnity + living allowance paid on the field + accommodation + 100% of the medical cover taken in charge by HI + repatriation insurance Salary: 2050 – 2350 EUR gross monthly + 457 Euros net expatriation allowance + 50% of the medical cover taken in charge by HI + repatriation insurance
Thanks for sending your cover letter and resume by email at: Handicap International/Direction de l’Action d’Urgence Ref: Surname/Name/DVFPPM/PAK E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org