Humanity & Inclusion (HI) RECRUITS 01 MHPSS Project Manager – LATIN AMERICA
“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.
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JOB CONTEXT :
Venezuela is going through a complex economic, political and social crisis, as a result of the progressive deterioration of its economy, the scarcity of food and medicine, the weakening of public services (health and education) and basic services (water and energy), and the loss of purchasing power among the population.
The socio-economic crisis in led to the collapse of previously existing services and protection systems. The current humanitarian crisis is large-scale and the need for international assistance is increasing. 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 the country, such as women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities.
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 implementing its intervention through local partners, with the aim to improve 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 transfers (vouchers).
An adaptation of the project activities has recently 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 technical support of the Technical Referent (Regional/HQ), and in close coordination with Admin, Logistics, Finance and Human Resources Departments, the Project Manager contributes to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in the country. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the country by means of a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. With all HI managers, and through paradigm changes, he/she shares responsibility for the sound management and effective functioning of the global organisation.
Responsibility 1: Management and Coordination -You manage the project’s MHPSS team: Sets individual objectives, evaluates individual performance, contributes towards the professional & career development of his/her team members, monitors competences, and provides feedback -You 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 partnership agreements with implementing partners:
Responsibility 2: Expertise -You provide technical expertise in the implementation of MHPSS project activities
-You provide continual technical support and ensure the capacity building of MHPSS partners
-You manage relationships with technical authorities when possible, service providers and other MHPSS actors
-You ensure a comprehensive and community approach is in place in coordination with the rehabilitation and livelihoods components
Responsibility 3: Implementation and Monitoring -You ensure project implementation, promoting an integrates and person-centred approach in collaboration with the relevant services and in line with general standards and procedures
-You ensure project data management -You ensure project reporting -You prepare and steer project evaluation and lessons learned
Responsibility 4: In?uence & Communication -You contribute to HI’s external influence by participating in relevant networks, cluster and coordination mechanisms
-You communicate on the project to partners, authorities and stakeholders when relevant
Responsibility 5: Strategy & business development -You contribute to programme or country operational strategy -You draft new project proposals for the continuity or expansion of the project related to his/her area of expertise
-You contribute to the drafting of MHPSS technical strategies for the mission under lead of the Regional Specialist
Expériences / Formation
- You hold a degree in psychology, psychosocial work, community mental health or related field
- You have at least 3 years of experience providing training and technical supervision in the field of MHPSS with NGOs, in humanitarian or development context
- You master project management cycle and the international human rights frameworks
- You like to work as part of a team/network cooperation
- You are resilient to stress and uncertainty
- You speak English and Spanish
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.
- 12 months International contract starting from April 10th
The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
- Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
- 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 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
- Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
- Repatriation insurance paid by HI
- Salary from 2214 gross/month upon experience
- Perdiem : 424 € 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
- Unaccompanied position : Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects
- Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI
If you are resident in the country : local package