Health Project Manager

Handicap International, Iraq

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th January, 2018

Job Description

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and by 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 international, independent and impartial non-profit organisation that intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, HI takes action and takes notice, to meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Handicap International has offices in more than 55 countries and 2 HQ-based operational divisions:

  • Humanitarian Action Division (DAH)
  • Development Division (DAD)


HI is managing a large humanitarian program from four different hubs (South, Centre, North and North-East), along four main pillars:

  • Support to health partners (hospitals, care houses, psychosocial support centers, local NGOs) for the provision of comprehensive psychosocial support services ( psychosocial support, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) through training, technical supervisions and donations of assistive devices and/or equipment;
  • Emergency response to the basic needs of vulnerable people affected by sudden crisis, through one-shot distributions of food baskets, household essential items and hygiene kits, and through the management of an adapted humanitarian coordination mechanism for emergency responses.
  • Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms light weapons) and urgent marking of hazardous areas;
  • Training and technical support to other humanitarian actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons in the humanitarian response (with a special focus on inclusive health and inclusive livelihoods).

The actual intervention is based on a mix of remote management of national teams, remote partnerships with local structures and organizations, and direct implementation programs.

DESCRIPTION DE POSTE : Under the line management of the Field Coordinator, the Health Project Manager will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing partnerships and direct implementation for provision of physiotherapy and PSS services to war wounded individuals
  • Setting up and Implementing CBR strategy
  • Supporting with the development of Prosthetic and Orthotic services in collaboration with the health team
  • Organising one off donations of assistive devices to health facilities
  • Contributing to the need assessments and the elaboration of the intervention strategy
  • Recruiting, training and managing the program teams in the health sector and the inclusion sector
  • Managing the implementation of the programs under your responsibility and ensuring the achievement of their targets and results
  • Ensuring regular data collection, data analysis and indicator follow-up for the programs under your responsibility
  • Proposing reorientations of the project when it is needed according to the needs and the context evolution
  • Managing the activity budget for the programs under your responsibility
  • Ensuring the respect of financial, logistical and HR procedures by the program teams
  • Representing HI with local authorities, local partners and other humanitarian actors in the intervention areas, in coordination with the Field coordinator

The complete job description will be shared with the short listed candidates.


Education: Degree in social sciences, public health or similar


  • At least 2 years of professional experience in humanitarian / emergency contexts and unsecured environment
  • At least 1 year of experience in management of humanitarian projects
  • Previous experience with HI is a strong asset
  • Experience in Syria, Iraq and/or in other Middle Eastern countries is a strong asset


  • Fluency in oral and written English is compulsory
  • Strong computer skills (use of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and other relevant software)
  • Experience with databases is an asset
  • Arabic and/or Kurdish skills are a strong asset

Personal qualities:

  • Strong team management skills
  • Strong internal and external coordination and representation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Ability to work under high pressure
  • High level of motivation and proactivity
  • High level of autonomy and initiative
  • Ability to deal with rapidly changing context and plans


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