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Inclusive Humanitarian Action Specialist H/F Afghanistan

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Organisation : Handicap International Belgium
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Lieu de l'emploi : Kabul / Afghanistan
Type d'emploi : Contrat à durée déterminée
Type de contrat : Temps plein
Fonction : Autre
Date de publication : 20/11/2023
Date limite : 03/12/2023



  • You hold a degree in Humanitarian Action/ Social Work/Development studies or social fields (anthropology, psychosocial, sociology, protection) and disability studies is an asset
  • You have 5 years’ experience in I/NGO work in emergency contexts (compulsory) and 2 years’ experience in project management with I/NGOs(compulsory)
  • You have also one year experience in advocacy related to disability and vulnerability issue with NGOs, preferably in emergency contexts
  • You a deep knowledge of rights-based approaches
  • You have excellent verbal and writing skills in English.


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:

At Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion, we truely believe in the importance of inclusion and diversity within our organisation. This is why we are engaged to a disability policy to encourage the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities.

Please indicate if you require any special accommodation, even at the first interview.


HI started working in Afghanistan in 1996 and currently works across 6 provinces (Kabul, Kandahar, Kunduz, Heret, Nimruz and Bamyan). The population groups targeted by HI interventions include IDPs, returnees, persons with disabilities, women headed households and other vulnerable people who have been affected by natural and manmade disasters. HI is a strong actor promoting and advocating for the rights of survivors of landmines and other people with disabilities as a whole and provides technical support to key stakeholders including humanitarian partners.

HI’s activities cover several thematic areas including Mine Risk Education, Physical rehabilitation, Mental Health and Psychosocial support (MHPSS) and Livelihoods.

HI co-chairs the Disability Inclusion Working Group (DiWG) as well as supports Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) as an integral aspect of mainstreaming disability inclusion in the country and across the humanitarian response.


Under the line management of the Technical Head of Programmes, the IHA Specialist contributes to the implementation of the HI’s mandate and country and global strategy. The IHA specialist will input into the Mission strategy, support design, implementation and monitoring of HI’s inclusive humanitarian action activities.

The IHA Specialist will work in close collaboration with the Inclusive Governance Officer, and other humanitarian actors to promote inclusive humanitarian action within the Afghanistan context. The role holder is also expected to forge strong relationships with a key cohort of local stakeholders (Organisations of People with Disabilities – OPDs).

In addition, this position uniquely holds an additional role as Co-chair of the interagency and inter-cluster Disability Inclusion Working group.

Your missions will be:

1. Expertise

  • Contributes to the development of mission and global strategies
  • Ensures technical support to projects in line with the global technical frameworks and standards.
  • Ensures technical learning from projects
  • Ensures the control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities in the Programmes under her/his scope
  • Adopts a cross cutting intersectoral approach within programming:
  • Contributes to the development of research and innovation projects when relevant and within sectorial scope
  • Contributes to the animation of the Technical Divisions professional channel

2. Influence and external influence

  • Represent HI as co-chair of the Disability Inclusion Working Group (DIWG) within the Inter-Cluster Coordination Mechanism (ICCM), and work collaboratively with the other co-chair(s).
  • Provides technical expertise on behalf of HI in her/his thematic area to relevant networks;
  • Contributes to advocacy on specific themes in line with HI’s IHA strategy and operational strategy, promoting participatory approaches. Ensures harmonized technical messaging is provided in interagency working groups and that HI speaks with a common voice on technical issues;

3. Business development

  • Contributes to the development of context analysis with her/his sectorial scope;
  • Contributes to the design and writing of concept notes/proposals for new projects in the country;
  • Identifies & develops local partnerships and/or consortium with NGOs and relevant institutions with a focus on delivering technical priorities within his/her sectorial scope;
  • Promote and support the active participation of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in the Working Group and their engagement with the clusters
  • Supports capacity building of the OPD network, including supporting the design of fundraising initiatives with the OPDs

4. Coordination and reporting

  • Supports the mission teams to produce regular reports on HI both for internal use and submission to external stakeholders e.g authorities, donors;
  • Ensures quantitative and qualitative reporting through relevant tools, focusing on technical support outcomes and learnings;




The security rating of the security environment Afghanistan continues to remain high. However, continues to enjoy has wide acceptance from stakeholders and within the communities it works in.

This position is based in Kabul where expatriates live in secure within compounds in houses equipped with safe rooms and armored doors. Social interaction with other members of the humanitarian community is allowed and expatriates visit other NGO compounds (subject to validation of the security situation by the security manager). In addition, HI has bases in Kunduz, Bamyan, Kandahar, Nimroz and Herat and expats are expected to travel to and work from field locations as and when required.



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

  • 12 months International contract starting as soon as possible
  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
  • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
  • Pension scheme
  • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
  • Repatriation insurance paid by HI
  • Salary from 2750€ gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem: 603.89€ 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 8 weeks
  • Position: unaccompanied
  • Housing: Collective taken in charge by HI


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.