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:
Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in South Asia with one of the highest density of population in the world – 160 million. Most of the country is a disaster prone area in terms of floods. A high proportion of the Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UNM) refugees in Cox’s Bazar remain in a chronic emergency situation due to long-term challenges to find a durable solution to their status in Myanmar and Bangladesh and therefore require continuous humanitarian assistance.
Humanity & Inclusion (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 extremely 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 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.
Under the direct line management of the Area Manager, the Finance Coordinator is part of the senior management team based in Cox’s Bazar and has overall responsibility for the finance management for Cox Program. S/he is responsible of Finance, in terms of process development, improvement, and implementation, and participates in the establishment of the strategic orientations of the program.
This specific position will ensure the management of the long term Financial Coordinator at his/her arrival.
The Finance Coordinator is mainly in charge of:
The complete job description will be shared with short-listed candidates.
Cox’s Bazar is a city located in the coastal area, fishing port and one of the most visited tourist destinations in Bangladesh. There is lot fo resorts, restaurants, bars providing international drink and food as well as specific entertainement such as gym, spa, etc…
Travelling between the differents sites is easy : 1 hour flight Dhaka – Cox’s Bazar and from 1 to 1h30 hours by car within Cox’s Bazar district sites.
Security in Cox’s Bazar is an issue of ongoing concern. Although Bangladesh remains a family duty station, considering the security restrictions, HI does not recommend the position for families with schoolchildren. Cox’s Bazar remains a non-family duty station.