Country Manager – Somaliland
HI is an independent and impartial aid organisation 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.
On January 24th 2018, the global Handicap International network became Humanity & Inclusion.
|Job Title:||Country Manager – Somaliland|
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.
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
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.
Responsibility 1: Strategic planning and project development
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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