Protection/PSS Technical Advisor Ethiopia

at Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 27, 2020
Category Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


“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 changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion 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 62 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.

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Humanity & Inclusion has been implementing development and humanitarian interventions in Ethiopia since 1986. Currently, HI is implementing an inclusive protection project in Somali region, Liben Zone (Filtu and Deka Suftu districts) and Benshangul Gumuz region, Kamashi zone, as well as integrated multi-sectoral life saving responses to conflict and climate induced affected IDPs in Somali, Oromia, Southern Nation Nationalities People (SNNP) regions, Benshangul Gumuz region, Kamashi zone and Gambela refugee camp.

HI promotes an inclusive approach by focusing on access to services for all. HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and the society. Since 2017 HI in Ethiopia has been particularly active in the field of protection risk monitoring, referral of SGBV survivors to service providers, psychosocial support provision to traumatized people and provision of physical rehabilitation service including mobility aids, and extended this inclusive humanitarian response in Somali and Benshangul Gumuz regions.

HI Ethiopia is responding to the border conflict humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia in the following areas of intervention:
-Protection monitoring and referral to service providers, including HI managed mobile inclusive safe space
-Mental health and psychosocial support services
-Community-based general protection, focusing on person with specific needs
-Provision of functional rehabilitation and mobility aids
-Capacity building of humanitarian organizations and Government Office staff, to mainstream inclusion and protection in their strategies, programs and services.


Under the line management of the Emergency Project Manager, and with the support of the HQ Protection and MHPSS Technical Specialists, you will be responsible for:

-contributing to the overall planning for the COVID19 response emergency project, and leading the design and implementation of strategy and interventions on protection and psychosocial support, in close link with other relevant technical expertise and sectors of intervention, based on identified opportunities, needs and interests
-providing regular technical guidance on protection and psychosocial support within strategies, programming and service provision
-providing capacity building of HI staff, partners and frontline workers
-ensuring a coherent and adapted approach for service providers and the wider humanitarian community, promoting disability, age and gender inclusion within emergency and development action
-developing tools and resources in line with global and national frameworks, guidelines to ensure that services are inclusive of men, women, boys and girls with disabilities, including older people, supporting the widespread roll-out of tools and guidelines both internally (HI mission) and externally
-Field visits to support teams and partners

The complete Job Description will be shared with shirt-listed candidates.


-advanced University Degree (Master’s level or equivalent) in mental health, psychology, social work or related fields from a recognized University or Academic Institute

-at least 3 years of experience in the humanitarian sector, working in protection and psychosocial support responses
-experience of training and technical supervision in the field of MHPSS with INGOs, in protracted crisis as well as in development contexts
-experience designing and providing capacity development (training, coaching, learning, supervision etc)
-good knowledge of concepts, principles and key considerations related to disability inclusion in humanitarian action
-good knowledge of protection mainstreaming principles, GBV and CP international guidelines, including GBV IASC guidelines, Child protection Minimum Standards (CPMS)
-experience in NGO and in emergency context
-experience in Ethiopia or the region is an asset
-project management experience, including M&E, would be an asset

Skills and personal qualities:
-English mandatory (oral and written)
-strong communication skills, including verbal and writing skills
-strong capacity to represent the organization
-capability to build capacity and provide technical guidance and coaching to HI and partners program team
-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


The position is largely field based with regular supportive supervision of activities, training and mentoring in the different sites/bases: Somali region (Liben zone- Filtu, Dolo, Deka Suftu woredas) Jigjiga, Benishangul Gumuz (Kamashi and Asosa), Dire Dawa city and Gambella (Gambella Town and Itang Woreda Region).


**• Starting date: 01/08/2020
• Length of the contract: 5 months
• Salary from 2031€ gross/month depending on the experience of the candidate
• Per-diem: 555,96€ € net/month (adjusted every 6 months)
• Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday: 25 days per year
• R&R: 1 day/month
• Status: single posting
• Accommodation: shared housing fully covered by HI


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