Apr 6, 2016

Head of Armed Violence Unit (permanent contract, based in Lyon)

Employer: Handicap International
Location: Lyon France
Closing date: 25 Apr 2016

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 organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.”

At our head office, programmes are managed by two separate operating divisions:

the Development Division (DAD);
the Humanitarian Action Division (DAH);
in close cooperation with the Technical Resources Division (DRT).

The Technical Resources Division (DRT) consists of six units that provide technical support and a framework for Handicap International’s 60 programmes around the world, to ensure the quality of our methodologies and interventions.


Reporting to the Director of Technical Resources Division, your main objective is to steer the strategic technical sector for the Association consistent with Handicap International’s values and mission:

• develop programme activities in this sector;

• guarantee the Association’s professionalism in this sector, the quality of activities and the resulting international reputation;

• move the sector forward through innovation and the identification of new professional fields.

You will take on the following responsibilities in priority order:

Responsibility 1: Develop and ensure compliance with professional positioning and standards, recognition and visibility of Handicap International’s expertise in its field;

Responsibility 2: Structure and coordinate the team of three technical advisers;

Responsibility 3: Mobilise programmes/missions to appropriate and implement orientations on your field;

Responsibility 4: Contribute to Handicap International’s HR strategy in your field.

You have 5 to 10 years’ experience in reduction of armed violence.
You are an expert in community conflict prevention/transformation; humanitarian mine action; security systems reform; arms control.
You speak good English; French is an asset.
You have sound representation and writing skills.
You display sound management and teaching skills.

Type of contract: Permanent contract to start May 2016
Salary: From €3,100/month gross, over 12 months
Luncheon vouchers
Health insurance
9.5 weeks annual leave