Inclusive Humanitarian Action Project Officer M/F – France or Belgium

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion

Handicap International 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.

The network of eight national associations (Germany, Belgium, Canada, the United States, France, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and Switzerland) works constantly to mobilize resources, to co-manage projects and to spread the principles and actions of the organization.

HI is committed to an employment policy in favour of persons with disabilities.


The projects will work in synergy with ongoing global initiatives around the IASC GL as well as local ones in pilot countries. Together they address gaps around:

  • Inclusive humanitarian coordination,
  • Inclusive programming in protection and food security,
  • Capacities of humanitarian actors to operationalise the IASC GLs and
  • Gaps in evidence and local technical support mechanisms around the IASC GL.

The ambition is to support the operationalization and localization of the IASC GL by humanitarian actors, including OPDs, through various activities on global, national and local level, including “Review, Adapt & Action Learning Labs” (RAAL Labs) for disability inclusive coordination, data collection and programming in sectors, such as WASH, protection, health and food security


The specialist will join the Inclusive Governance and Humanitarian Action unit within the Protection & Risk Reduction Department.

The Project Officer will ensure effective and efficient implementation of HI’s flagship “From Guidelines to Action” projects through supporting with training facilitation and planning, project cycle management and operational tasks. This role will require significant collaboration and regular communication with respective country project teams’ focal persons and project partners, as well as occasional travel to implementing country locations.


Your main responsibilities are:

  • Strengthen & lead learning & capacity development activities with Country Teams & Global Stakeholders. (40%)
  • Provide guidance and technical support to the project in accordance with the overall technical frameworks and standards within its sectoral perimeter (40%)
  • Support operational, coordination and administrative aspects of the project (20%)

Your main linkage will be:

  • Internal :
    • Project Coordinator – Global level
    • Project Teams in field – CO level
    • Inclusive Humanitarian Action Specialist – Global level
    • Protection Specialist – Global level
    • Food Security Specialist – Global level
  • External :
    • Global Technical Taskforce (TTF) members
    • Other project stakeholders
    • Professional networks


  • You hold an undergraduate degree or higher-level education in disability studies, human rights, political science, humanitarian action, development studies or associated.
  • You have 2 years of experience in designing attractive learning, sensitisation and change processes (online/offline), including conceptualisation and implementation of interactive, effective and high-quality trainings and coaching, ideally in the field of humanitarian action.
  • You have 2 years of experience in the implementation of projects in humanitarian action, development cooperation, and/or on the inclusion of persons with disabilities, gender equity or other intersectional topics, ideally also at the interface of humanitarian action and disability inclusion.
  • You understand adult learning and training methodologies but also project cycle management principles and practices.
  • You demonstrate strong interpersonal and intercultural skills, but also good communication and networking skills
  • You are bilingual in English and French, German will be a supplementary asset


  • Type of contract : fixed-term contract
  • From 2200€ gross monthly, depending on experience
  • Mission location possibilities: France, Belgium
  • Remote working position
  • Additional benefits: luncheon vouchers and health insurance
  • Working hours: 39 hours a week with 22.5 days of RTT (work time reduction) to be taken each year
  • 5 weeks of annual leave

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