HI recruits 01 Security and Logistics Specialist
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 more than 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
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HI has been operating in South Sudan since 2006, implementing emergency and development actions aimed at improving protection, quality of life, and the promotion of rights of vulnerable individuals, including people with physical disabilities. HI’s current operations are centred in POCs (protection of civilian sites) and IDP camps outside Juba city and in three greater states: Yei, Torit and Yambio in greater Central Equatoria state, greater Eastern Equatoria and greater Western Equatoria respectively, with the Country Office based in Juba city. During 2019, HI is planning to establish a base in the greater Unity, which remains the most conflict and disability affected region of the whole country. The operational context in South Sudan today is considered largely humanitarian/emergency while phasing in resilience programming. The ongoing peace initiatives if they succeed might result in huge population movements of returnees (both IDPs and refugees) across the country.
As of October 2018, there were a total of 1,154,352 refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda from 13 countries hosted in nine districts located mainly in the northern, southern, and southwestern regions of the country. The majority are from South Sudan (68%), the Democratic Republic of Congo (24%). Of those, 82% are women and children. 14% are based in Arua District, the location of HI activities. continuous fighting and systematic violations of international and human rights in South Sudan and the Congo, in parallel with deteriorating conditions caused by several seasons of drought in the region has resulted in a massive increase in primarily South Sudanese and Congolese refugees arriving to Uganda since mid-2016. Uganda has since become the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with refugees making up 3.5% of the country’s total population of 39 million.
Reporting to the Uganda country manager but with strong functional links with South Sudan Country Director and in collaboration with HQ services, the Logistics & Security Advisor South Sudan and Uganda (LSA SSU) ensures the efficient supervision of logistical resources for the Uganda mission and the efficient management of security for South Sudan mission. S/he is the point person for Uganda country manager and South Sudan country director and as such informs him/her of any problems and suggests solutions within his/her scope of responsibility. S/he contributes actively in the phased reorganisation of HI in the field as part of the ROOTS project. S/he is a key player in the rollout and implementation of HI’s logistics and security standards, consisting in a reworking of the positioning of logistics and security at HI and the assertion of the principle of the professional channel.
As regards to the security component, his/her role is also to provide support and recommendations to the HI missions, with a focus on South Sudan, in the development of operational, humanitarian access, safety and security analysis, tools and mechanisms related to contextual evolutions. S/he has to ensure and strengthen the HI security risk management, risk understanding, monitor the implementation of risk and vulnerability assessments, support the designing relevant security tools, provide recommendations, monitor security rules/procedures, and to conduct training of staff on the field when required.
1. Strategy and steering
Steers logistics and security strategy and functioning through the active promotion of HI’s institutional policy and the optimisation of our resources
2. Standards and Accountability
Ensures respect and application of HI standards for the whole of his/her professional sector, with regard to policy, processes and tools
3. Operational security management
Gain a thorough understanding on security issues in the region and develop an effective and efficient security related information collection
4. Professional channel development
Leads the professional development of the logistics sector within his/her scope and helps to do so for the organisation as whole
5. Emergency preparedness and response
Is responsible for providing appropriate support to emergency responses occurring within his/her geographical scope
6. Representation and coordination
Represents HI in bilateral meeting with humanitarian actors and with local actors when requested by the Program Director
7. Training and Management
Assumes the role and stance of manager with regard to his/her staff
Master Degree in administration, management
Dedicated school, institute for logistic and/or security
At least 4 years experience in logistics and security management in humanitarian settings
Previous experience with HI would be appreciated
Practice of logistics professions in a humanitarian environment
Team leading and mobilisation
Capacity building skills
Considerable and string security planning and implementation work experience gained in the context or field relief operations in insecure areas
Substantial experience of working in conflict-affected areas and of associated risks to personal and organizational security
Security management in East Africa would be an asset
Experience of training of trainers appreciated
Good reaction capacities
Excellent interpersonal skills
Able to manage stress
Able to work as part of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams
Ability to work under pressure and in response to changing needs
• Starting date : 15/09/2019
• Length of the contract: 6 months
• Employee status, according to experience :
– Salary from 2757 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
– Perdiem : 501,76 € net/month
– Insurances : medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
– Paid holiday : 25 days per year
– R&R : to be confirmed
– Housing : collective taken in charge by HI