Handicap International recruits 01 Conflict Sensitivity Specialist

Handicap International recruits 01 Conflict Sensitivity Specialist

“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.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 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 aims at improving disability, diversity, age and gender (DGA)-inclusive conflict-sensitive (CS) analyses to improve the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC), and thus centrality of protection in humanitarian responses. The position of CS Specialist will support the GPC in improving its ability to support conflict-sensitivity throughout the HPC.

Crises have evolved to become more protracted, with people facing a multitude of heightened shocks and long-term stresses. Exposure to risks is driven by the interaction of multiple compounding factors such as disability, diversity, gender, age elements as well as environmental factors (social, economic and cultural conditions of different contexts). This challenges the resilience of target populations, as well as the resilience of the humanitarian system itself. The existing vulnerabilities and specific needs are increased by systemic disruptions and inability of duty-

bearers to ensure the centrality of protection, with an emphasis on starting with the perspective of those experiencing violence, coercion and deprivation.

Our approach to conflict sensitivity (CS) aims at promoting an understanding of contextual dynamics, shocks and stresses that can also lead to barriers to access and thus poor of humanitarian aid, and worse, aid that deteriorates the conflict dynamics that led to the exclusion of vulnerable persons in the first place.

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The CS Specialist will :

  • Analyse HPC methodologies to address critical protection needs and risks encountered in the response strategy frameworks,
  • Support strengthening accountability towards and participation of targeted population in the processes,
  • Develop and test conflict-sensitive toolboxes for Global and National Protection cluster and its partners,
  • Co-create and contribute to dissemination and trainings (both at global and field levels),
  • Co-develop and deploy project-related Monitoring Evaluation Accountability Learning (MEAL) strategies,
  • Offer an iterative analysis of knowledge, attitudes and practice changes,
  • Participate in relevant GPC (and other fora) meetings related to the position.


In close coordination with disability inclusion specialists of the Technical Assistance Team, you will :

Responsibility 1 : You conduct a Scoping review and learning interest analysis of Conflict-Sensitivity tools and methodologies in the Protection Cluster system.

Responsibility 2 : You create operational toolboxes and trainings to respond to identified gaps and needs.

Responsibility 3 : You test and disseminate tools and findings at global and field levels Field work: approx. 1/3 of workload

Responsibility 4 : You second GPC’s work on promoting conflict sensitivity in relevant fora, supporting defined policy and advocacy.

Responsibility 5 : You support HI to benefit from learnings of: a Technical Assistance position at global cluster level and mainstreaming CS into programming processes (HI internal workshops & lessons learned briefs).

Expériences / Formation

  • You hold a master degree in Humanitarian development and/or Peace & Conflict studies
  • You have 5 years experience directly related to conflict sensitivity, ‘Do No Harm’ approaches including experience in mainstreaming these concepts into humanitarian programming
  • You have experience in social cohesion, protection, resilience to conflict humanitarian, conflict transformation
  • You have experience in training engineering and knowledge of HPC
  • You demonstrate knowledge of MEAL tools and methods
  • You are autonomous, responsive and pedagogue
  • You show great communication and advocacy skills and agility to adapt to different
  • You are fluent in French and English


Conditions depending on your position’s location

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