Country Manager – Somaliland
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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 an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
For further information about the association: http://www.handicap-international.org
Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:
Due to the history of HI in Somaliland, the context sensitivity and clan system in Somaliland, most of our activities are and will be conducted through local partners. HI is currently collaborating with the DAN (Disability Action Network), a high level local NGO, for both our development and humanitarian operations.
The current team is composed of a country manager, a field coordinator in Burao, a support services coordinator, 3 project managers, 2 technical advisors, 1 administrator, cleaners and guardians.
Line-manager: Desk manager, with short term handover planned with the Country director in Ethiopia Funding body(ies): 1212, CDCs, MaE Lux Size of budget managed: 600 000 Euros Duration of funding (project): So far, until end of feb 2018 Size of team: 30 persons Number of persons directly managed: 4
Under the overall supervision of the Emergency opening Desk Manager and delegated management from other members of the Desk, the Country Manager has the key responsibility to coordinate and ensure the successful development and optimal implementation of HI’s strategy. To be noted that whilst the Somaliland mission is directly managed today by the Emergency opening desk, it is meant to be handed over by mid 2018 to the Regional office of HI based Ethiopia. To be noted also that HI is currently developing regional initiatives at East Africa level.
The main goal of the mission in the next future is to respond to the humanitarian needs in Somaliland while ensuring the extension of the current development programing
Security: HI operations in Somalia are conducted in Somaliland only, where security is overall under control, despite some periodic but rare outbreaks (last serious incident was in 2008). Most activities are currently implemented with or through local non state actors. Non-Somali staffs are limited in numbers and operate under tight security rules, including movement restrictions. Given the highly volatile insecurity in South and Central Somalia, extending activities in these locations is not considered at the moment . Accessibility: Most areas are accessible, although some require police escort.
Accommodation in Hargeisa: Individual accommodation in a hotel compound, likely to change into accommodation in a Guesthouse in Hargeisa
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