Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion Field Coordinator Arua– Uganda Jobs

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion Field Coordinator Arua– Uganda Jobs

Closing date: 14 Jul 2019

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 organization 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 organization was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programs in more than 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

For further information about the association: www.hi.org.

Job Context :

Between 2009 and 2013, Handicap International was present in Uganda implementing Mine Risk Education activities. These activities concluded in 2013 when Uganda was declared free of mines in 2012.

In October 2017, HI launched its new programme directed at the refugee response in Arua District, West Nile region, where the organization provided psychosocial support services, community-based rehabilitation, protection of persons with specific needs, and disability inclusion.

In 2019, HI launched 3 projects: an Inclusive Education project in Arua, Moyo and Yumbe Districts, a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support project in the Congolese Refugee Response in Southwest Uganda, and a Women’s Integrated Sexual Health WISH) project covering various districts throughout Uganda.

HI is also launching an innovative project under DFID funding under the Global Disability Innovation Fund: 3D Printing through Emergency Tele Rehab Access (3D-PETRA) which will bring appropriate, life changing orthopaedic devices to people in need in Arua District.

In August 2019, HI will launch an Inclusive Livelihoods project in collaboration with BRAC and NUWODU, the umbrella organization for persons with disabiltiies.

HI Uganda is also the host of Consortia Management Unit for HI’s multi-country project known as Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH).

The total mission portfolio is 2.2 million EURO, implemented by a staff of 55.

HI’s Head Office is in Kampala, and the West Nile operations are based in the office in Arua Town. HI has a deep field station in Omugo settlement were field staff are residing and operating.

Your Mission:

Under the line management of the Country Manager and in close coordination with Logistics, Finance, Human Resources and programmes Departments, the Field Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, and ensuring smooth implementation
of Humanity & Inclusion’s field operations in adherence to technical, logistic, human resource, administration and security internal and external procedures and regulations.

At local level, the Field Coordinator represents Humanity & Inclusion with relevant stakeholders.

The Field Coordinator manages the operations and support teams based in the area of implementation in Arua, West Nile District, Uganda.

The Field Coordinator manages a team of 5 people directly, considering that the area of Arua has a global team of 40 people.

Main responsibilities linked to the position are:

  • Responsibility 1: Representation and coordination

  • Responsibility 2: Operational Development and Management

  • Responsibility 3: Security Management

  • Responsibility 4: Logistics Management

  • Responsibility 5: Finance Management

  • Responsibility 6: Team Management

  • Responsibility 7: Reporting

    Your Profile :

  • You have at least 5 years of professional experience in humanitarian or development contexts, preferably in the management of complex refugee interventions

  • At least 2 years of experience as Field Coordinator

  • You have strong communication skills

  • You acquire interpersonal and intercultural skills

  • You must master English (oral and written language)

  • You are known for your writing and reporting skills

  • You have the ability to work under high pressure

    Characteristics of the Position:

  • Arua is considered a relatively safe city, with few options for entertainment, sports and health facilities.

  • Arua is Level 1 security but basic safety precautions must be taken by individuals particularly at night, and Arua is an occasional hot spot for political rallies and protests.

  • HI has a field office in the town and a guest house in the suburbs of Arua, and a sub-base (accommodation and office) in the Omugo refugee settlement where the field staff are located.

  • In the greater West Nile Region, HI operates in Moyo and Yumbe Districts where sub-offices are located, another sub office of Arua’s base is in Omugo camp.

  • HI provides a standby driver with a vehicle for movement around the town. Motocycle taxis (during day time) are also allowed.

  • Arua is 1 hour by flight or 8 hours by vehicle from Kampala. HI’s head office is currently located in Kampala city.


    Starting date : 15/08/2019

    Length of the contract: 12 months

    Salary from 2750 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate

    Perdiem : 501,76 € net/month

    Hardship allowance : 250 € net/month

    Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation

    Paid holiday : 25 days per year

    R&R : Once every three months

    Level 3 : 5 days every 6 weeks

    Status : position open to couples

    Housing : individual taken in charge by HI

    How to Apply:
    Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link: Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion Field Coordinator Arua– Uganda Jobs

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