“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”
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) 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.
Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.
HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.
For further information about the association: www.hi.org.
HI is providing emergency rehabilitation in support to the regional hospital as well as psychosocial support to victims and their caregivers. An Emergency mobile team project is also in place in Kunduz, Herat, Kandahar and Herat providing basic rehabilitation, psychosocial support and Mine risk education.
Nationally, HI is a strong actor on promoting and advocating for the rights of CW/IED survivors and other people with disabilities as a whole and provides technical support to Afghan authorities and other key stakeholders through various disability and Victim Assistance (VA) coordination forum and networks.
HI in Afghanistan currently operates projects both with partners and directly, these are managed by about 265 national staff in five locations, three bases (Kandahar, Nimroz, Kunduz and Herat) and Kabul main office and recently began to work in Nimroz with remote management from Kandahar.
HI works in the following sectors:
o Victim Assistance
o Disability advocacy and awareness
o Capacity Building of Disabled People and Survivors Organisations and Minister of Martyrs and Disabled
o Physical rehabilitation and physiotherapy
o Socio-economic inclusion
o Mine risk education
o Emergency Response
Advocacy is a growing theme for the Programme, notably Handicap International is an active member of the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR) based in Kabul.
DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:
Under the hierarchical management of the Support Service Coordinator(SSC), and in direct functional contact with the Staff Care Psychologist at Headquarters, you will be responsible for developing a staff care component and ensuring quality staff care service for internal staff of Handicap International. A team of Staff Care Psychosocial Workers (PSSWs) will be based in five different field bases under your functional responsibility.
The mission is intended to design and put in place a staff care policy, action plan and staff care interventions for HI staff. This mission will be undertaken in collaboration with the Staff Care Psychosocial Workers under your technical guidance.
The activities providing and promoting staff care to the above-mentioned public, consist of:
Building capacity, supervising and accompanying the Staff Care Psychosocial Worker’s team in their functions. Provision of clinical supervision to the PSSWs. Work-related stress management, self-care workshops and other psychoeducation activities including support groups. Individual counselling sessions on request from employees and/or by referral from PSSWs. Psychological first aid following a critical incident and/or any institutional decision that may lead to a great impact on the staff including individual and collective debriefing when needed, and individual follow-up. Maintain good coordination with external actors for referral (when applicable) to other health actors in this field of the intervention zone Monitoring and reporting on staff-care related aspects. PROFILE THOUGHT:
• You hold a Bachelor’s degree or Masters in Psychology, in clinical psychology or psychotherapy, with clinical experience in intercultural situations and/or staff care
• You have at least 2 to 3 years of clinical practice, including with traumatized people, and at least 1 year in a humanitarian mission within an international organization.
• You have a previous experience in the humanitarian sector
• You have previous experience working in fast-paced environments, under pressure and in sometimes challenging working conditions
• You have experience in conflict zones, including psychosocial support to conflict-affected workers
• You have knowledge and professional experience of psychological debriefing after a critical incident
• You have a previous experience in training and participatory approach
• You show good managerial skills and abilities to work autonomously while being able to adapt tools and knowledge to the cultural context
• You speak English, and speaking Pasto or Dari would be a strong asset
SPECIFICITIES OF THE POSITION:
• Security is a major concern in Afghanistan with potentiality for kidnapping, regular terrorist attacks in the cities. With the end of the conflict and the country now under control of IEA, movements and operational environment will be very restricted in the short to medium term, with opportunities to improve as the Government Settles.
• Very limited recreational and leisure activities are available. Freedom of movement is limited in all bases and expatriates always travel in cars with accompanied national staff member all the time adhering to security protocols. It is expected that expatriates may be confined to the guest house frequently.
• Accommodation is in a secure guest house, close to the office, with other expatriates. The guesthouse is spacious with independent rooms. Western goods can be found in expat supermarkets. The Office and the guesthouse in Kabul are located with most NGOs around.
• It is expected that the position will be based fully in Kabul.
At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. https://hi.org/en/join-the-team
• 6 months International contract starting as soon as possible.
• 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: 456,03 € net/month – paid in the field
• Hardship: 500 € net/month paid with your salary
• Paid leaves: 25 days per year
• R&R: 5 days every 6 weeks
• Position: unaccompanied
• Housing: collective taken in charge by HI
If you are resident in the country: local package