Handicap International Job Vacancy: Logistics Coordinator - Amman, Jordan

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 an independent and impartial aid and development organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:
  • The Direction of Humanitarian Action
  • The Direction of Development Action
The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 13.5 million people are currently affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6.5 million IDPs, while over 4 million Syrians have sought refuge in neighboring countries or in Europe. The current humanitarian response only provides a patchy and partial coverage of the growing humanitarian needs. Five years after the beginning of the crisis, the number of injured persons in Syria keeps rising, with a severe lack of rehabilitative care and psychosocial support. In hard-to-reach areas and/or areas of new displacement, local populations and IDPs are in need of emergency assistance in terms of food, household essential items, and other basic needs. The inclusion of the most vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, in the humanitarian response remains a major concern.

HI is managing a remote humanitarian program from three hubs in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, along four main pillars:
  1. Support to health partners (hospitals, care houses, rehabilitation centers, local NGOs) for the provision of comprehensive rehabilitation services (physical rehabilitation, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) through training, technical supervisions and donations of rehabilitation material and/or equipment;
  2. Provision of basic needs kits – Food baskets, Household Essential Items and Hygiene kits – in one-shot distributions to people who experience a sudden degradation of their living conditions due to renewed conflict, displacement and/or exclusion from humanitarian assistance;
  3. Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, Explosive Remnants of War and Small Arms Light Weapons) and urgent marking of hazardous areas;
  4. Training and technical support to other humanitarian actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons in the humanitarian response.
The current intervention is based on a mix of remote management of national teams and remote partnerships with local structures and organizations. HI has implemented some direct management programs in the past and is looking for ways to launch more in the coming months.

Based in Amman under the line management of the Support Services Coordinator (SSC), the Logistics Coordinator will support the implementation of the new logistics manager position within the mission and develop her understanding, capacity and autonomy.

Indeed, the newly recruited logistics manager is part of the coordination team based in Amman, under the SSC’s line management, and has to support the 3 hubs (Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey). This logistics manager position is new for the mission (creation) and, as such, it requires support from an experienced HI logistics coordinator to facilitate the development of efficient relationships with each hub, ensure good coordination and develop adequate framework. As such, joint field visits to Lebanon and Turkey will be organized during the logistics coordinator’s mission period.

The logistics coordinator will contribute to the identification of the mission’s priorities in terms of logistics in accordance with the SSC and will support the definition of the log manager’s Individual Action Plan (IAP).

He/she will be responsible for transferring the appropriate knowledge (coordination mechanism, logistics within project cycle, information flow, etc…) and build-up the appropriate log manager’s capacity (autonomy, organizational skills, communication, monitoring, etc..) in order to help her to achieve her objectives in compliance with her job description and Individual Action Plan (IAP).

  1. Support the implementation of the logistics manager position within the mission
  2. Enhance the logistics manager’s knowledge and skills
  3. Initiate actions to support specific log manager’s achievements
  4. Program expansion / North-East Hub opening
  • 4 years of professional experience
  • 1 year of experience as HI would be a strong asset
  • Experience in the Middle East would be a strong asset
  • English mandatory (oral and written), Arabic would be a plus
  • Proven Training/Coaching skills and experience is mandatory
  • Excellent communication skills is mandatory
  • Strong organisational skills is required
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Flexibility to travel to Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq is mandatory
  • Based in Amman with mobility in the region
  • Start: 2016, October
  • Duration: 3 months (renewable)
  • Status: salaried contract according to experience (from 2700 euros gross + perdiem + hardship allowance)
  • Living conditions: GH shared with other expatriates (no charges)
Closing Date: 07 October 2016