Mine Action Coordinator

Employer: Handicap International
Location: Lebanon
Starting date: 10/12/2016
Duration of the mission: 12 months
Closing date for applications: 27/11/2016
Posting reference:  DIR-024-JTO-2942

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 organization 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”


Through its Humanitarian Response Division (DAH), 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 affected by a crisis, including PwD (People with Disabilities) and meet their specific needs.
- Constantly monitor chronic crises and/or conflicts to ensure preparedness for and rapid response to eventual emerging needs.

MISSION CONTEXT

In Lebanon, the two directions of HI (Humanitarian Action Division and Development Division) have recently merged. Guided by one Head of Mission the two directions are now in the process to develop and put in place a common strategy. The Mine Action Coordinator, along with his / her counterpart the Operations Coordinator, will be expected to support this process at mission level under the direction of the Head of Mission.

HI has conducted Mine Action activities in Lebanon since 2006 and in North Lebanon since 2011. The project is well established with an operational base in Toula.
Project funding to maintain current capacity until 2018 is almost confirmed for four demining teams. The main objective of the project is to support the National Mine Action Center (LMAC) in achieving its objective of a Lebanon free from the impact of mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) by 2020. HI’s demining project is committed to clear the entire district of Batroun by 2018.

DESCRIPTION :

General mission:

To undertake the overall responsibility for the implementation and development of the HI Mine Action project in Lebanon, with close regard for internal and national Mine Action procedures and in close co-operation with national and international actors.

The Mine Action Coordinator cooperates with:
- HQ Technical Advisors for technical issues
- HQ Mine Action Desk for strategic positioning in the Mine Action sector

Responsibilities 1: Project implementation & development
Responsibility 2: Representation of Handicap International’s Mine Action strategy in the country
Responsibility 3: Team management
Responsibility 4: Support services supervision
Responsibility 5: Security

The complete Job description will be sharred with short-listed candidates.

PROFIL:

- Higher education (through a degree and/or equivalent professional experience) in economics, social sciences, management or other discipline related to the profile
- At least 5 years international field experience of implementing and developing projects, including experience of team management and project engineering-related issues
- Experience working with multicultural and pluri-disciplinary teams
- -A previous experience in humanitarian mine action/ knowledge of International Mine Action Standards would be an advantage
- Excellent English speaking and writing skills; Working knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage


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SPECIFICS :

The security situation in Lebanon is volatile and has deteriorated in the last 5 years as a consequence of the Syrian crisis. However, the situation remains calm in the districts of intervention of the Mine Action project (Batroun, Becharre, Jbeil and Koura). The office is located in the village of Toula, 25 km north of Byblos. The apartment of the Mine Action Coordinator is located in Byblos, a beautiful little city on the Mediterranean coast, 35 km north of Beirut. Byblos counts hospitals, schools (in French and Arabic), supermarkets and restaurants. The city is very lively and touristic in summer. This is a very easy place to live, alone or with family, with no specific restrictions.

The candidate will be required to hold an international driving licence and be willing to drive in Lebanon.


CONDITIONS:

• Salaried contract according to experience (from 3000 euros gross
• Perdiem: 688€ in Byblos
• Medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation insurance
• Starting date : 10/12/2016
• Length of the contract: 12 months
• Couple or Family posting position


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