Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organization 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.
Present in more than 55 countries, Humanity & Inclusion is composed of 2 operational divisions:
HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society.
In Cox Bazar’s district, HI has a strong knowledge and experience in chronic emergency response. Thanks to three projects implemented before the crisis, HI is providing services in rehabilitation, protection and PSS, with an inclusive mainstreaming approach to refugees and host population. HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and the society, in order to provide sustainability in its action.
In response to the massive influx of refugees, HI also set-up an emergency intervention responding to the needs of thousands of refugees. Multi-sectorial mobile teams are currently working in the “mega camp”, providing services in rehabilitation, health, protection and PSS. Because of the extreme vulnerability of certain persons, the mobile intervention helps reaching people forgotten by static activities. HI is also providing kits (shelter, NFI, WaSH, dignity, dry food) through a dedicated team in order to have a more integrated approach and respond to the needs of new arrivals.
Through its brands ATLAS logistics, HI set-up two storages in Ukiya and Teknaf and is facilitating transport to support other actors in their intervention.
Last, being very concern by the next monsoon season, HI is currently building a strategy of disaster risk reduction in coordination with an already experimented HI team in Dhaka as well as with the other actors in the zone.
JOB DESCRIPTION In this context and under the responsability of the Area Manager (based in Cox's Bazar), the Field Coordinator will be in charge of the coordination of the area and supervision of teams to ensure the quality of the projects implemented in the region.
His/her main responsabilities include:
To coordinate and implement projects in the area:
To ensure the coordination and application of HI's processes / supporting documents:
To manage the base's project and support teams:
To manage the security of HI personnel in the area under his/her responsability:
To represent HI at the local level, with partners, NGOs, international organizations and local authorities; (preparation of internal reports, transmission of key information).
A complete job description will be porvided to shortlisted candidates.
Safety and Security:
Security is an issue of ongoing concern in the country. The security for expatriates has recently deteriorated with attacks specifically targeting foreigners, putting additional restrictions on expatriate movement. Expatriates are currently only allowed to move by car; walking in the streets is restricted to specific areas. Although Bangladesh remains a family duty station, considering the security restrictions, HI does not recommend the position for families with schoolchildren.
Standard of living:
Teknaf is about 75 kilometers from Cox’s Bazar and takes a little more than two hours to reach. While the community is welcoming of foreigners, they are also a traditional society with conservative beliefs. The weather is hot and humid and particularly wet during the rainy season. Each accomodation is provided with bed, fans, private toilet and bathroom, and shared kitchen, terrace and internet.