Inclusion & Protection Technical Coordinator - ETHIOPIA

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 6 Jul 2020

“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. HI had been also implementing protection project for Internally Displaced Persons and South Suddenness Refugees. Currently, HI is implementing an inclusive protection projects in Somali region, Liben Zone (Filtu and Deka Suftu districts) and Benshangul Gumuz region, Kamashi zone as well as integrated multi-sectoral life saving response 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 whenever possible rather than developing specific actions for people with disabilities. HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and the society. Since 2017 Humanity & Inclusion 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 also signed strategic partnership agreement with NRC Ethiopia mission with commitment to support NRC programs are inclusive humanitarian action.

Emergency Response

HI Ethiopia is responding to the border conflict humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia, Somali region of Liben, Sitti, Erer zones, Benshangul Gumuz region of Kamashi zone as well Oromia and SNNP regions with the following areas of intervention.

  • Protection monitoring and referral to service providers including HI managed mobile inclusive safe space.

  • Mental health and psychosocial support service.

  • Community-based general protection focusing on person with specific needs.

  • Provision of functional rehabilitation and mobility aids.

  • Capacity building of humanitarian organizations and government sector office staff to mainstream inclusion and protection in their strategies, programs and services


Under the responsibility of the Country Representative and with the support of the HQ Inclusion and Protection Technical Referents, you will be responsible for:

-You contribute to the overall planning for HI’s mission and lead the design and implementation of strategy and interventions on disability, age and gender inclusive services and protection services in close link with other relevant technical expertise and sectors of intervention based on identified opportunities, needs and interests.

-You provide regular technical guidance on protection and disability mainstreaming within strategies, programming and service provision, both internally and externally (with partners)

-You support skills development and capacity building of HI staff, consortium partners, humanitarian actors to promote a coherent and evidence based approach.

-You ensure a coherent and adapted approach for service providers and the wider humanitarian body where appropriate, promoting disability, age and gender inclusion within emergency and development action.

-You develop 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

-You do field visits to support teams and partners.

The Inclusion and protection TC will allocate 60 % of her/his time on Inclusion and 40% on protection.


-You have a degree in humanitarian/development work or in human rights, disability-related studies, social work, international humanitarian law, cooperation, or international development. A background in disability and protection would be an asset.

-You have at least 3 years of experiences in the humanitarian sector, working in protection response and/or in promoting non-discrimination, disability inclusion through an intersectional approach.

-You have technical experience in disability and/or protection mainstreaming in humanitarian or development projects.

-You have experience in NGO and in emergency context. Experience in Ethiopia or in the region would be an asset.

-You have experience designing and providing capacity development (training, coaching, learning,etc…)

-You speak English (oral and written)

-You show strong capacity to represent the organization and ability to submit proposals

-You demonstrate excellent reactivity and flexibility in all circumstances


Security situation in Ethiopia is overall under control, despite some periodic ethnic clashes and roadblock by protester in the past and movement restriction due to COVID-19 pandemic, which limit the reach of IDP sites. To mitigate and reduce the spread of COVID-19 virus, the government of Ethiopia declared five-month state of emergency effective as of April 2020, which will be reviewed and updated based on prevailing situation of the pandemic.


  • Starting date : 01/08/2020

  • Length of the contract: 5 months

  • Employee status, according to experience :

  • Salary from 2757 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate

  • Perdiem : 555,96€ net/month

  • Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation

  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year

  • R&R : Level 1 : 1 day per month

  • Status : position open to unaccompanied

  • Housing : Collective taken in charge by HI

How to apply:

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:


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