QAQC Field Specialist At Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion


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 changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

HI has offices in 63 countries; for further information about the association: www.hi.org.

JOB CONTEXT:

HI is managing large humanitarian programs in Middle East along three main pillars:

  1. Provision of comprehensive rehabilitation services (physical and functional rehabilitation services, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) through direct provision of services and/or support to structures/organizations;
  2. 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;
  3. 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.

Responsibilities:

YOUR MISSION:

The position is based in Middle-East under the line management of the Technical Unit Manager, and in collaboration with the Area Manager, the Hub Manager and the AVR Technical Unit in HQ Lyon. With the support of and under the technical supervision of the EOD Specialist in HQ, you are the technical referent in the mission for all Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) activities related to Explosive Ordnance.

Your main responsibilities are:

· In close collaboration with the Land Release Project Manager (LRPM) / Chief of Operations (Co0), contributing to the overall strategic planning for HI’s mission in each country and leading the definition of the EOD technical strategy;

· Providing regular QA/QC, technical guidance and support to HI’s mine action managers and Field Mine Action Specialists;

· Contributing to the development of an in-mission QA&QC capacity, providing guidance and mentorship to its technical components (i.e. QAQC Officers);

· Contributing to the recruitment, inception and training of EOD related staff;

· Support the LRPM/CoO in the provision of technical advice during the development and updating of policies, technical guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for HMA activities in close collaboration with the Chief of Operations and the GEODS;

· Supporting LRPM and GEODS in the validation of technical guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for EOD activities;

· Contributing to the technical design and data analysis of EOD need assessments, KAPB surveys, effect/impact studies, prioritization assessments and other research efforts;

· Upon request, contributing to HI’s external representation with mine action actors and donors;

· Upon request and in collaboration with LRPM/CoO providing input to all mine action related proposition of intervention and reports.

1. STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

· Conduct regular QA analysis of HI program data and external secondary data on mine action needs and interventions;

· Contribute to the spatial analysis of geo-referenced program data (e.g. locations of identified SHAs) and the production of dedicated maps, in close collaboration with the MEAL unit;

· Contribute to the overall strategic planning for HI’s mission and participate in strategic workshops and exercises;

· Contribute to the definition of the mine action technical strategy for HI’s mission;

· Participate in program design and proposal writing to ensure that the EOD technical components are relevant, effective/impactful, efficient, and sustainable;

· In collaboration with the TUMs, the LRPM/CoO, the Field Specialists and the HQ, identify innovative means of survey, which seem relevant, efficient and effective in the context of action when relevant.

· Facilitate the exchange of experiences and lessons learnt among the different missions under the guidance of the TUMs.

2. PROGRAM LEVEL TECHNICAL SUPPORT

· Provide regular technical guidance and support to HI’s mine action managers and Field Mine Action Specialists through QA/QC processes;

· Support the LRPM/CoO and GEODS in the validation of technical guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for EOD activities and ensure that all of the staff involved in the operations knows and applies the standards and regulation in force (IMAS, NTSGs and SOPs);

· Provide technical input on appropriate EOD equipment, demining tools, training packages etc.;

· Participate in the selection process of QAQC technical staff by providing input in the ToR, shortlisting and interviewing and candidates;

· Support the Regional Medical Coordinator by ensuring that the LRPM/CoO and relevant managers and coordinators (operational, technical and support) are constantly seeking to improve the medical support of the operations. Provide QA/QC assessments of the organizations CASEVAC exercises ensuring compliance with the SOPs, and produce reports ensuring the transmission of relevant findings to the Regional Medical Coordinator, LRPM/CoO and AVRTU if required;

· In case of a clearance accident or incident, and when requested, participate in the investigation of EO related accidents or incidents.

· Facilitate the harmonization EOD competencies, materials, tools, approaches, etc. throughout the missions;

· Conduct training needs analysis, contribute to the mission training strategy, recommending specific trainings, assessing and validating the training packages delivered by the mission or third parties;

· Ensure that the mission training strategy and plan is on line with the country specific technical and operational needs and is in line with HI training and technical competences policy;

· When required design training packages and conduct training sessions on specific topics for HI and partner staff (both face-to-face trainings and remote trainings); this is mainly thought for Quality trainings, HMA management training for non-specialist staff, etc;

· In coordination with the LRPM/CoO and EODPO/TFM monitor ongoing operations by periodic field QA inspections, debriefing the teams on positive and negative findings;

· Provide guidance on any specific corrective actions to be taken by teams, following an inspection, which finds non-conformities;

· Conduct post clearance inspections and QC assessments on completed sites;

· Collaboratively with the LRPM/ CoO, ensure the proper use of the equipment and supplies provided to the teams, as well as their maintenance and their storage conditions;

· Monitor the in-country QMS to ensure it is in line with the organisations accredited SOP’s and quality management good practices.

3. COORDINATION AND REPRESENTATION

· Liaise with the HQ EOD Specialist for technical support and oversite

· Liaise with Programme Manger as your Area Manager;

· Liaise with TUM to ensure coordination with other Field Specialists is maintained;

· Collaborate and coordinate with the other technical, operational and support departments of HI’s mission, according to the needs;

· Represent HI in relevant coordination meetings with Mine Action actors (INGOs, national NGOs, UN Agencies and others), particularly in the field of mine action;

· Ensure regular contacts and good bilateral relations with relevant Mine Action actors;

· Support the Programme Director and the Operation Manager in representation and coordination with Mine Action donors, when needed;

· Attend relevant events related to HMA and EOD topics that are of interest for HI missions in the region and transfer the acknowledged learnings to the missions and the AVR unit.

COLLABORATION AND REPORTING:

· Contribute to the monthly situation report (SitRep) by providing relevant information and data to the TUM and Operation Manager;

· Contribute with the LRPM/CoO on all mine action-related mission reporting needs;

· Produce and send weekly QA and monthly reports to the GEODS.

Those documents have the goal to insure a good collaboration between you and HI.

YOUR PROFILE :

1. Essential qualifications

· Relevant and recognized EOD and IEDD qualification to fulfil organizational needs.

· IMAS Level 3+ qualification from accredited school or Organisation.

· Experience in NGOs and humanitarian settings

2. Experience and competencies:

· Experienced in conducting quality control/quality assurance assessments on NTS/TS and clearance operations;

· Experienced in assessing LR and EO related training /professional training

· Understanding of project management tools and previous experience in project design.

· Experience in data collection and data management / community liaison

· Previous experience operating in the Middle East and demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of the regions requirements and culture

· Ability to work in hard conditions, and without constant supervision

· Very good written and oral communication skills

· Experienced in Quality Control/Quality Assurance specific to humanitarian mine action

· Capable of drafting basic and complex reports in English

SPECIFIC CONDITIONS FOR CONSULTANCY CONTRACTS (Salaried conditions to come during the recruitment process):

· Starting date : April 2021**

· Length of the contract12 months

o 2 to 3 months (depending on starting date) Consultancy contract AS Chief of Operations **

o 9 to 10 months salaried contract (to be discussed as HI is restructuring responsibilities for EOD Staff) as Land Release Project Manager. Clarifications will be given during the recruitment process. **

· Affectation base: Middle East. Base is subject to changes to meet operational needs and regular trips to other sites may be required

· Accommodation: provided by HI in shared guesthouse

· Consultant status:

-Monthly fees: from 6500 €, more depending on experience

-R&R*: 60 days of R&R over 12 months* : HI covers the transportation costs from the site of mission to the R&R destination up to a ceiling fixed by the program

* The R&R rotation depends on the program policy and can evolve with time depending on

Many factors, most of them being external (this policy is reviewed on a regular basis and should evolve in near future).

* R&R are provided by HI based on the necessary rest (when working in stressing contexts) to be taken in order to be able to implement EOD activities in good conditions. They are to be taken during the mission but are not to be paid if they are not taken at the end of the contract.

*-National holiday**: 10 public holidays a year maximum celebrated in the country of mission and validated by the Programme Director

*-Flight ticket** and transportations for departure and arrival taken in charge by HI

-Insurances: Liability + HMA specific insurance**

How to apply

Please apply on line following this link:

http://www.jobs.net/j/JRodJJwW

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