“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”
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.
For further information about the association: www.hi.org.
JOB CONTEXT :
Venezuela is going through a complex crisis, as a result of the progressive deterioration of its economy, the weakening of public system (health and education) and basic services (water and energy), and the loss of purchasing power among the population, which leaded to a dysfunctionality of the protection systems. In the medium term, inflation is expected to continue to rise, leading to increased poverty, deteriorating living conditions, food and drug shortages. The crisis hits especially the most vulnerable groups of the population, i.e. those who often have no choice but to stay in Venezuela, such as women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities and the need for international assistance is increasing.
The coronavirus crisis is worsening a situation already extremely delicate mostly in terms of access to health and other social services and food security. It is expected that the undernutrition and malnutrition rates will increase due to the confinement measures leading to the inability for people to sustain their livelihood and the increase of prices for basic needs services and goods.
Humanity & Inclusion is supporting local partners in improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable Venezuelan, including persons with disabilities, by ensuring access to inclusive and quality services & livelihoods through a multi-sectoral response. The response includes inclusive humanitarian action, protection, physical and functional rehabilitation and MHPSS support, as well as access to food through cash-based intervention. Adaptations of project activities have been adopted to adjust to the Covid-19 related movement restrictions and health prevention necessary measures.
Under the line management of the Venezuela Country Manager, with the support of relevant Technical Referents (Regional/HQ), and in close coordination with other Project Managers and Support Departments, the Project Manager contributes to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of HI in the country. Maintaining a multi-sector approach, he/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented, by means of a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms.
The Project Manager will contribute to the implementation and monitoring of HI’s partners intervention in the country providing coordination and technical expertise in thematic areas linked directly or indirectly with protection (case management, inclusion, food assistance, health).
Responsibility 1 : Management, Coordination and Representation
-You manage the project’s team (multi-sector): set individual objectives, evaluate performance, monitor competences and contribute towards professional development. Organise and lead regular team meetings;
-You manage the recruitment and selection of new team members when required;
-You ensure strict application and respect of the programme’s internal regulations by the project team;
-You manage the projects’ allocated budget, supporting local partners in financial planning and monitoring;
-You contribute to build and manage agreements with implementing partners;
-You build strong relations with partners’ health field teams and supervisors;
-You are the focal point for implementing partners, for the activities related his/her thematic areas, setting up periodical meetings to review project targets, indicators and challenges;
-You contribute to HI’s external influence building relationships with relevant stakeholder in national/local organizations, donors and key international organizations;
Responsibility 2: Expertise
-You provide technical expertise in the implementation of the project activities in areas linked with protection (case management, inclusion, food assistance);
-You provide technical guidance, ensuring that activities are implemented in line with HI and global protection standards and recommendations;
-You adapt project documentation and tools to international technical norms and standards and context;
-You identify technical challenges and propose solutions, as well as adjustments of project criteria based on needs analysis;
-You ensure the capacity building of projects partners providing continual technical support;
-You manage relationships with technical authorities when possible, service providers and other protection actors;
-You ensure a comprehensive and community approach is in place in coordination with the rehabilitation and mental health components.
-You contribute to promote inclusive humanitarian responses in the intervention;
Responsibility 3: Implementation and Monitoring
-You ensure project implementation, promoting an integrated and person-centred approach;
-You ensure project data management;
-You ensure project reporting, guaranty the proper archiving of information;
-You prepare and steer project evaluation and lessons learnt, ensuring technical learning from projects;
-You sschedule and organize projects cycle management meetings and project reviews with the team and implementing partners.
Responsibility 4: Strategy & business development
-You contribute to the review and implementation of programme or country operational strategy (StratOp);
-You contribute to the drafts of new project proposals for the continuity or expansion of the project in his/her area of expertise;
-You contribute to the drafting of technical strategies for the mission under lead of the Regional Specialists.
YOUR PROFILE :
-You hold a degree in social/humanitarian Sciences
-You have at least 3 years of experience providing training and technical supervision in protection with NGOs, in humanitarian or development context
-You have experience in managing human resources and strengthening professional skills
-You master project management cycle and international standards concerning protection
-You have a good understanding of multidisciplinary approach and inclusive humanitarian action
-You like to work as part of a team/network cooperation
-You are resilient to stress and uncertainty
-You speak English and Spanish
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POSITION :
To mitigate the risks of crime in urban and rural areas, exacerbated by the economic crisis, there is certain level of security to respect:
Movement restrictions (from 6:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.)
Curfew from 12:00 a.m – 6:00 a.m. (TBC)
For road trips, and movement after 6:30 p.m. movement tracking.
Confinement in case of protests and blackouts
Identification of prohibited areas / Green zones
Use of public transports is prohibited
At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. Particular attention is paid to health issues and your personal situation.
We offer an induction and training path adapted to our staff members and we have a HR policy oriented toward mobility and professional development.
-International contract starting ASAP until May 2022
-The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:**
o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals**
o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount**
o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution **
o Repatriation insurance paid by HI**
-Salary from 2214 gross/month upon experience
-Perdiem : 443,45 € net/month – paid in the field
-Hardship : 500 € net/month paid with your salary
-Paid leaves : 25 days per year;
-R&R : Level 2: 5 days every 3 months
-Collective Housing taken in charge by HI
If you are resident in the country : local package
How to apply
Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:
Only successful candidates will be contacted.