As an equal opportunity employer, HI also welcomes applications from persons with disabilities
Closing date: 27th January 2016
Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations.
Courtesy of its Explosive Remnant Weapon’s (EWR) project titled Reduction of risks related to explosive remnants of war (ERW) in targeted areas of the Gaza Strip funded by MOFA LUX, HI seeks to Community Liaison Agents
The main objective of the project is to contribute to the reduction of the threat posed by ERW to the population living in contaminated areas of the Gaza Strip.
-The capacities of the target groups to prevent the risks posed by ERW is increased.
-The safety of teachers and pupils is increased through tailored school risk education sessions.
OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION
Working under the overall responsibility of the Project Manager, and directly under the supervision of the RE Team Leader, the Community Liaison Agent will provide key support to the RE Team Leader in the roll-out and implementation of project activities. S/he will work with partners, counterparts and stakeholders in ensuring project outputs are of the highest quality and that expected results are achieved in a timely and efficient manner.
Line manager: Team Leader
Line manager+1: Project Manager
DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Community Liaison Agents will be expected to undertake the following tasks:
-Give presentations and training sessions to local actors of Gaza and its surrounding areas (Individuals, local NGOs, imams in mosques, women’s group, journalists, community leaders, teachers…) on the dangers of Mines and ERW.
-Work closely in collaboration with the community to develop relevant tools and messages, adapted to the issue within the community.
-Fill in all data collection forms on the field and do the data entry in relevant database
-To attend team meetings organized by RE Team Leader or Project Manager.
-Actively participate in internal meetings in preparation for the next week’s planning and discuss activities, issues, ideas…
-Follow security and safety procedures as outlined by the project manager.
-Maintain a positive image of Handicap international at all times and in all circumstances.
-Report any human resources issues encountered in the field to the RE Team Leader.
Competencies and experience required:
-Proven experience of working within a team
-Community development experience and/or similar field
-Ability to forge good contacts within the local community and authorities
-Basic computer skills especially MS Word and Excel
-Skilled and confident to relate to and communicate with individuals and groups
-Ability to work harmoniously in a team setting
-Capacity to deliver training using a variety of methodologies
-Previous experience in delivering training within community setting
-Good Negotiation skills
-Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload
Duration of Contract: 6 months
Expected Start date: February 2016
Interested candidates may send their resume with cover letters to:
firstname.lastname@example.org By 27th January 2016 At 4.30 p.m.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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