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Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Policy & Development

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Organisation : Handicap International
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Lieu de l'emploi : Brussels or Lyon (FRANCE) / Belgium
Type d'emploi : Contrat à durée indéterminée
Type de contrat : Temps plein
Fonction : Santé
Date de publication : 23/06/2020
Date limite : 14/07/2020


-You have a post graduate diploma in the field of disaster risk reduction and management, sociology, social work or related area.

-You have a minimum of five years’ work experience related to the requested technical expertise : Disaster Risk Reduction (including risk analysis and prevention, structural and non-structural mitigation solutions and disaster preparedness) with a strong emphasis on : Inclusive community-based DRR practices ; capacity building of institutional DRR actors & emergency responders, including on disability inclusive DRR/Management practices;

-You have at least three years’ work experience related to influence, networking, marketing, advocacy and/or communication

-You have experience in successfully establishing and managing collaborative relationships and partnerships with donors and government counterparts.

-You have experience leading strategic planning and in program design and proposal development.

-You know how to build and conduct a sales pitch

-You are able to be in support/coaching

-You have effective time management skills, multi-tasking and strong coordination and planning skills

-You speak English (reading, written, speaking); French and Spanish would be significant assets


“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 changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in 62 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

For further information about the association:




Over the next 5 years, HI plans to strengthen several DRR/CCA intervention modalities, such as:

-          Building local resilience of the most at risk populations (community-based DRR and CCA), including living areas, places, establishments they attend (schools, health facilities, private companies etc.)

-          Coaching  of the civil protection services and humanitarian actors to deliver inclusive risk management practices; to intervene locally to promote the resilience of most at risk populations

-          Promoting the risk sensitivity and shock responsiveness of other sector-related community-based projects (such as livelihood, social protection, rehabilitation, AVR...)

-          Addressing the relationship and complex interplay between hazards, vulnerability, exposure and typologies of conflict, thanks to a combined DRR and armed violence reduction approach.


Reporting to the Technical Director, he/she ensures the development and, when relevant, technical support of major opportunities and innovations projects under his/her sectorial scope and ensures the influence of HI’s expertise under his/her sectorial scope. He/she represents HI in high-level fora, conferences and technical working group and represents the interest of HI programmes/projects to relevant donors.

The Policy and Development officer is an expert and strategist who has the ability to influence, represent and build projects, alliances and networks in his/her sectorial scope.

In his/her daily work, he/she ensures high level cooperation with AIR (Advocacy), DFI (Institutional Fundings) and Geographical Divisions as well as solid cooperation with specialists within his/her technical direction and other technical directions.




  1. Business Development

- Identify major opportunities and suggest priorities in terms of business development in his sector

- Develop a business development action plan (including KPI) and a set of offers in his sector

- As an expert, provide strategic technical guidance and ensure the control of the technical quality of a set of strategic projects (partly to feed its missions of representation)

- Mobilise new financial resources under his/her sectorial scope and strategy

- Carry out donor mapping, analysis and recommendation of donors according to strategy

- Foster the development of relationships with donors and approach new ones

- Produce and steer the conception of major projects (multiple countries, one theme or global thematic projects and innovation projects)

- Market HI’s technical positioning, approaches, know-how and expertise in relevant networks in order to develop consortia agreements with a limited number of major partners

- Identify and develop global partnerships and/or major consortium with NGOs, Institutions and Companies (UN agencies, national stakeholders...) on technical priorities or on important thematic issues.

- Contribute to identifying opportunities in terms of innovation or research projects

- Support the field business development strategies in line with programme director directives


2.        Influence

- Represent the technical expertise of HI throughout its network in order to contribute to the exchange of best practices

- Keep abreast HI’s field operations development, technical trends and innovations

- Ensure initial technical support and advice to external stakeholders in line with the global technical frameworks and standards on his sectorial scope

- Develop internal and external technical communication in his/her sector

- Identify donors, networks, partners, NGOs, influential groups in his/her sector

- Influence major networks on practices and stakes of the concerned sector, more specifically influence donor and stakeholder policies, practices and budget priorities in his/her sector

- Contribute to the sectorial watch, the harnessing & the transmission of norms and international standards internally

- Make know to all HI the strategic networks, strategy of influence and new expertise

- Contribute to specific advocacy or communication campaigns



  • Type of contract :  CDI /Open ended contract
  • Additional benefits: luncheon vouchers and health insurance
  • Working hours: 39 hours a week with 22.5 days of RTT (work time reduction) to be taken each year
  • 5 weeks of annual leave