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Disability and Vulnerability Focal Point (DVFP) Program manager - LEBANON

Tripoli (Libya) | Beirut


Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.
Handicap International is a not-for-profit organisation with no religious or political affiliation. It operates as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources, manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.
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Handicap International has 2 Directions:

  • The Humanitarian Action Direction (DAH)
  • The Developpement Action Direction (DAD)

By mid-2015, almost half of all Syrians, about 10.8 million people, have been forced to leave their homes resulting in the largest displacement crisis globally. An estimated 7.6 million people are internally displaced within Syria and there are more than three million refugees. More than 1.17 million Syrian refugees are in Lebanon, which now ranks first in the world in refugees per capita.
Handicap International’s Emergency Response Division is present in Syria since January 2013, as well as in Jordan and Lebanon since May 2012, and is supported by ECHO, BPRM, DFID, Swiss cooperation agencies and other private donors. With over 350 emergency team members in the region, Handicap International has reached over 100,000 beneficiaries to date.
Handicap International’s initial intervention aimed at supporting persons with injuries and other extremely vulnerable groups (including persons with disabilities, elders, among others). Handicap International continues to be one of the few organizations explicitly addressing the specific needs of these groups through community outreach, and by collaborating with community representatives, local stakeholders, authorities, and other implementing organizations in the field.

HI regional strategy
HI decided to develop and strengthen a regional strategy along 5 central points:

  1. Disability and Vulnerability Focal Point (DVFP)
  2. Global rehabilitation (Physical rehabilitation and Psychosocial Support Services)
  3. Response to Basic Needs/ Support to Emergency Livelihoods
  4. Inclusion
  5. Risk Education

HI intervention in Lebanon aims at mitigating the impact of the current Syrian crisis in 2 provinces of Lebanon (North Lebanon and Bekaa Valley), by reducing the vulnerability of the most vulnerable Syrian-crisis affected persons, including persons with injuries and/or disabilities, and by supporting their families.
HI ERD mission in Lebanon was opened in April 2012 to implement the above-mentioned activities. As of 2015, HI-Lebanon team has expanded significantly with 15 expatriates and 230 local staff members.


Under the responsibility of the North Field Coordinator and in close cooperation with the Head of mission and deputy head of mission, he/she will be in charge of the overall implementation and management of the project for their site, within the frame of HI’s mandate and objectives, and donor requirements.

Place of work: Tripoli, North
Is the direct hierarchical manager of:
 Deputy PM
 Data base officer
 Project Officers

Main tasks of the expatriate
Implementation of the project in the area (Tripoli/T5 and Akkar):
o Identification and assessment of the most vulnerable persons and their families and more particularly persons with injuries, disability, serious medical condition and older persons (through HI teams, hotline, focal point network, fix point, partners health structure)
o Direct provision of physical and functional rehabilitation services including provision of assistive devices at health structures, community and HI centers level
o Provision of advice and training to caretakers of physical and functional rehabilitation beneficiaries in order to enhance the success of the rehabilitation process
o Provision of support to health structures and local non-profit organizations providing physical and functional rehabilitation including donations and trainings
o Provision of emergency psychosocial services for the most affected persons
o External referral of assessed beneficiaries to other appropriate organizations

Others tasks:

  • Team management
  • Inter departmental communication
  • Management of project budget
  • Procurement for the project
  • External Coordination and Representation (by delegation of Field Coordinator)
  • Reporting

The complete job description will be shared with the short-listed candidates.


Educational background and experiences:

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in project management
  • Experience in humanitarian context, preferably in emergency
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in the field of vulnerability / disability
  • Previous experience in the Middle East a plus


  • Strong project and team management skills
  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Ability to work under high pressure

Personal Qualities:

  • Quick adaptation
  • Motivation to work in a volatile and unsecure environment

English mandatory


Starting date: 16/11/2015
Length of the assignment : 6 months

Status: Salaried or volunteer according to the candidate experience.

  • Salaried contract. Salary according to the position and experience of the candidate + 457€/month of expatriate indemnity
  • voluntary contract: voluntary indemnities (750 ou 850€) + local perdiem according to local cost of living

Guest House paid by Handicap International

Based in North Lebanon (Tripoli with regular movement to Qobayat)

Please apply online:

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Handicap International
  • Location: Tripoli (Libya) | Beirut
  • Grade: Junior - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2015-11-13

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