Turkey: Field Coordinator – Gaziantep

Organization: Handicap International
Country: Turkey
Closing date: 19 Feb 2017

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 organisation 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.

The Syrian crisis is the most important 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 neighbouring countries or in Europe. The current humanitarian response only provides a patchy and partial coverage of the growing humanitarian needs.

Almost 6 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 centres, local NGOs) for the provision of comprehensive rehabilitation services
  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 and urgent marking of hazardous areas
  4. Inclusion promotion / reduction of barriers and discriminations linked with age, disability and other vulnerability factors

The current intervention is based on a mix of remote management of HI national teams and remote partnerships with local structures and organisations. HI has implemented some direct management programs in the past and is looking for ways to launch more in the coming months.

Under the line management of the Head of Mission, and with strong relations with the Technical Advisors, Logistics, Finance and Human Resources Departments, you will be responsible for developing HI capacity to implement its operations in your assigned area of intervention, within the framework of internal and external policies and regulations

You ensure HI external positioning at field level in compliance with HI mandate and country strategy, as well as local cultural norms and legal legislation

You ensure implementation and development of projects in your area, in line with HI global mandate and policies, as well as HI country strategic operational Framework
You lead HI security policy development and management within your geographical area of responsibility
You ensure, with the support of Logistics team, that HI procedures are implemented and respected regarding base and equipment management, procurement and stock management, transport and vehicle management
You ensure, with the support of Administrative & finance team, that HI procedures are implemented and respected regarding planning, validation and follow up of expenditures and budget management
You ensure strict appropriation, application and respect of the Internal Regulation and HR procedures by your staff and develop local capacities with the objective of strengthening national management positions
You lead the provision of regular reporting on HI activities in your area to your line manager upon standard schedule and upon his/her solicitation


  • At least 6 years of professional experience
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in humanitarian or development contexts, preferably in the management of refugee responses. Experience in urban settings a plus.
  • Previous project or field coordination experience is mandatory
  • Previous security management experience is mandatory
  • Previous field office management experience is a strong asset
  • Previous experience in Middle Eastern country is a strong asset
  • Proven managerial experience
  • Proven representation experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Ability to work under high pressure
  • English mandatory (oral and written), Turkish would be a strong asset, Arabic a plus
  • Strong writing and reporting skills

• Starting date : ASAP
• Length of the contract: 6 months
• Status: salaried status (employee)
• Salary from 2800 € (gross) / month regarding the experience of the candidate
• Perdiem : 487 € (net)
• Hardship allowance : 250 € (net)
• Insurances: health coverage, planning, repatriation, retirement (if senior volunteer)
• Paid holiday : 25 days per year
• R&R: Level 2 = 5 days every 3 months

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