Organization: Handicap International
Closing date: 15 May 2017
Handicap International (HI) is recruiting a Project Coordinator for its international Making it Work initiative. The position is part of the Technical Unit on Support to Civil Society and covers a period of 14 months (replacement) until mid-July 2018. This position is preferably based at our head office in Lyon, or in the Paris office.
Handicap International (HI) is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Making it Work (MIW) is a global multi-stakeholder initiative launched by HI in 2008. Making it Work is primarily a methodology for developing research and advocacy projects on disability issues, based on documenting practices that have already demonstrated positive impact – and then making practical recommendations about how they can be replicated or scaled-up. This methodology has been used by HI and other organizations to develop projects in a range of different contexts (Middle East, West Africa, Central & Latin America, South-East Europe etc) addressing various disability rights issues (www.makingitwork-crpd.org).
2013-18 marks the 4th phase of this initiative with the implementation of a global level initiative focusing on gender and disability. The overall goal of this project is to coordinate a global MIW project targeting good practices on the elimination, prevention of and response to violence, abuse and exploitation of women and girls with disabilities, to influence international development policies and programming to address articles 6 and 32 of the CRPD (women with disabilities and international cooperation). In the context of the new Agenda 2030 and its core pledge to ‘Leave No One Behind’, the overarching goal of this global project is to strengthen the promotion, protection, and realization of the fundamental rights of all women and girls, including those with disabilities, through 1) national advocacy towards scaling of good practices, 2) linkages between gender and disability movement and 3) stronger inclusion of women with disabilities in global frameworks.
Under the strategic guidance of the Head of Technical Unit on “Support to Civil Society”, and in close collaboration with other internal and external stakeholders (MIW technical advisory committee), the overall goal of this position is to coordinate the implementation of the Making it Work global initiative and provide technical guidance to projects using the Making It Work approach worlwide.
This includes managing the project on gender and disability (including budget, public relations) to achieve its overall goals. It also includes provision of technical support and contributing to strategic developments
A part of the post will also be assigned to providing technical support to other ongoing and new projects in using evidence-based methods towards improved disability-inclusive development practices. It includes training and coaching on using the methodology (mostly distant, and occasionally through field visits as needed), and ensuring strategic communication and information on MIW. The expertise of the MIW Coordinator will also be sought to advise disability rights promotion in various sectors, with an expected focus on linkages between the UNCRPD and other treaties mine-related treaties (MBT, CCM).
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TO APPLY: Applications can only be made online, with a CV and covering letter attached, via the following link:https://hi.profilsearch.com/recrute/fr/fo_annonce_voir.php?id=2036&idpartenaire=136