Advocacy & Policy Advisor – SYRIA


Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info:

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The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 11.7 million people are currently affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6 million IDPs, while over 5 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. Eight years after the beginning of the crisis, the number of injured persons in Syria keeps rising, with a severe lack of healthcare in many areas. In large areas of the country, the local economy is in bad shape local populations and IDPs are in need of livelihoods assistance. The inclusion of the most vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, in the humanitarian response remains a major concern. From its main coordination office in Amman, HI is managing a large humanitarian program from three different hubs (Beirut, North-West and North-East), along four main pillars:

  1. Support to health partners (hospitals, psychosocial support centers, local NGOs) for the provision of multidisciplinary rehabilitation services (physical rehabilitation, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) and standalone psychosocial support services, through training, technical supervisions and donations of assistive devices and/or equipment;

  2. Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms light weapons) and non-technical survey of hazardous areas;

  3. Livelihood assistance, with a combination of cash for work, vocational training, small grants for businesses and apprenticeships;

  4. Training and technical support to other humanitarian actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons in the humanitarian response (with a special focus on inclusive health and inclusive livelihoods).

The actual intervention is based on a mix of remote management of national teams, remote partnerships with local structures and organizations, and direct implementation programs.

HI Syria is looking for an Advocacy & Policy Advisor for 12 months


As Advocacy and Policy Advisor, you work under the direct management of HI Syria country director, and in close collaboration with Middle East regional director and Iraq country director where some support will be provided. You will also have close links with the HI Institute on Humanitarian Action and the Federal Advocacy and Institutional Relations team (AIR). You will contribute to the design, implementation and follow-up of HI policy and advocacy strategies related to a specific crisis, on national, regional and international levels.

Your main missions and responsibilities are:

  1. Strategy and steering

Analyze the humanitarian environment and define HI positions

Develop and update advocacy strategies and action plans

Ensure that advocacy is based on reliable and up-to-date evidence and data

  1. Operational implementation

Organize the effective influence and outreach of HI vis-à-vis key decision-makers and networks

Ensure HI internal communication and ownership

Contribute to fundraising efforts

  1. Standards and expertise

Contribute to raising the quality and internal ownership of HI advocacy work


With a master in the basics of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL), you have 3 years of field experience humanitarian advocacy and possess a strong background in international relations and international cooperation mechanisms

You have experience in:

o context analyses, policy development in relation to principled humanitarian action

o advocacy campaigns in global organisations

o networking and in active participation to conference/forum, including with high levels

Fluent written and oral English is mandatory; Arabic speaking is an asset.


The position is based in Amman but with regular travels to some countries in the region where conditions and security are more instable. Specific security briefings will be done ahead of such travels.

The health conditions are really good in Jordan, with a complete access to high quality medical care in Amman (hospitals, pharmacies, labs, X-ray, IRM, all specializations doctors)

Jordan also faces some regular difficulties and possible tensions could be expected due to the regional situation, especially in the close-by countries.


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

· 12 months International contract starting from 15th, May 2022

· The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:**

o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals**

o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount**

o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution **

o Repatriation insurance paid by HI**

· Salary from 2757 € gross/month upon experience

· Perdiem: 596,4 € net/month – paid in the field

· Paid leaves: 25 days per year;

· R&R: 1 day per month

· Position:

o open to couples (from 12 months of mission)

§ Support travel costs (air ticket & visa) for accompanying dependent and health/ repatriation insurance if the dependent has no income/

§ Mission of more than 18 months: payment of one yearly additional return flight

o open to families (more than 12 months): family package

§ a child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field

§ Contribution to school registration fees for children over 3 years

§ Family-wide health coverage

· Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects **

· Housing: taken in charge by HI**

If you are resident in the country: local package


How to apply

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

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying!

Only successful candidates will be contacted.