Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
HI implemented its first project in Sri Lanka in 1992/1993, focusing on training rehabilitation professionals in Colombo and Jaffna. In 2004, a program for mine survivors in Eastern Sri Lanka was set up. On 26th December 2014 the Tsunami hit Sri Lanka, killing 35,000 people and leaving more than 250,000 homeless.
HI consequently focused with new project on survivors in Batticaloa, Ampara, Trincomalee and Hambantota districts. With the beginning war in Sri Lanka, HI also shifted operations to the Northern Province, delivering post conflict assistance. Given forced displacement of 300,000 people from Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu to army run camps in Vavuniya, HI started responding to the needs of IDPs, through a physical rehabilitation project. HI made further projects to integrate Rehabilitation Service to the Public Health system.
From 2011 HI broadened its scope of intervention: livelihood, inclusive sports, inclusive Disaster Risk Management, support to rehabilitation professionals and CBR stakeholders, etc. Following the coalition government elected in 2015 fresh political will to address structural inequalities and national reconciliation, widely supported by the international community, HI shifted its action to address reconciliation issues, including transitional justice and reducing inequalities via inclusive economic development programming. At the same time HI started to respond to small and medium natural disasters (floods and drought) with early recovering programming. Rehabilitation activities restarted, in 2017, on a very small scale and focused only on clubfoot treatment thanks to interest from Miracle Feet foundation.
The Inclusive Employment & Livelihood Technical Adviser works under the line management of the Program Coordinator and has functional links with the Technical Specialists based in HQ.
The position involves developing project strategies, methodologies and tools in order for the team to implement project activities following HI quality standards.
The Inclusive Employment & Livelihood Technical Adviser will provide an overall technical support to the project team. Regular communication and coordination with HI DRT technical referent and inclusive services coordinator is requested as the project will contribute to develop HI’s technical assistance expertise in line with the federal strategy.
The Inclusive Employment & Livelihood Technical Adviser is responsible, in line with HI technical standards and in close collaboration with the project coordinator and the DRT team, to develop project strategy, implementation guidelines and tools to carry out project activities. The Inclusive Employment & Livelihood Technical Adviser will also be in charge to train the project team in the use of HI tools and methodologies.
Qualifications: Human resource management, occupational therapy, international development professional, corporate diversity and inclusion (D&I) professional, accessibility expert, job placement coach and trainer.