project manager

Handicap International, Central African Republic

Skill Required:, Project Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th December, 2020

Job Description

Outraged by the injustice experienced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a united and inclusive world, where all differences enrich us and where everyone can “live on their own”.
Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and bears witness to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. HI is present in more than 60 countries.

Present in the CAR from 1994 to 2004, HI notably supported the opening of the Bangui fitting center (ANRAC). HI has also worked on setting up a university training course for physiotherapist assistant. She also worked in collaboration with ONAPHA, the national association of people with disabilities in the Central African Republic. HI returned to the CAR in 2015 to deploy the activities of its logistics platform.
Today, the organization is made up of more than 100 national and international staff, spread over three bases Bangui, Bambari and Bangassou, the HI mission also has a rehabilitation team integrated within the MSF-Spain mission in Batangafo. Today, HI is intervening in the Republic of the Central African Republic with projects in 4 sectors: logistics, health (integrated rehabilitation - these projects are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic), protection and means of subsistence.
In 2019, the RCA mission finalized its 3-year operational strategy. However, this operational strategy was disrupted by the occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected the CAR since mid-March 2020. The scale of the epidemic in CAR is difficult to qualify because of the lack of capacity to screen and test patients, lack of capacity to close borders and control movements, lack of capacity to follow up contact cases, etc. As of 05/04/2020, there are officially 72 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (including local transmissions of the virus). Axis rehabilitation projects based on a THIMO methodology as well as integrated physical rehabilitation projects had to be reoriented. In addition, 2 specific COVID-19 projects have seen the light of day:

  •  A project financed by the MFA Lux financing communication and awareness-raising activities in Bambari, Bangassou and Bangui;
  •  A DFID project, in consortium with SI and MDM to support 5 health facilities in Bangui, to raise awareness and strengthen the focus on hygiene within households.


The project "I LA TENE TI TO NA MBONGO - All together for the south-east" Socioeconomic recovery program in the south-eastern zone of the CAR (RELSUDE) aims to renew the social contract between the State and the population by promoting the peace.
Lasting 30 months (start - December 18, 2019), the project is funded by the European Union via the Bêkou fund to the tune of EUR 14,600,000 and co-financed by the members of the consortium to the tune of EUR 768,421.
Project management is provided by a consortium made up of ACTED (lead partner), Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI), CONCERN Worldwide, OXFAM Intermon, Free Press Unlimited and IMPACT-Initiatives.
Through a community approach with the objective of socio-economic recovery and reconciliation in the south-eastern zone (21 localities located in the prefectures of Basse-Kotto, Haute-Kotto, Mbomou, Haut-Mbomou and Ouaka - see map in appendix 1 ).
The project aims to provide holistic support around 4 intervention components, namely:

  •  Economic recovery
  •  Water, hygiene and sanitation
  •  Protection, reconciliation and peace
  •  Support to local authorities
  • While the humanitarian needs in CAR have never been greater, the response provided by the various actors is still often hampered by the insecurity linked to the presence of multiple armed groups and by the state of the main supply routes. severely degraded by the lack of maintenance, by recurrent conflicts and particularly intense rainy seasons. Populations in need therefore find themselves all the more landlocked, increasing their vulnerability. The axes of intervention of the RELSUDE project are not spared by this general situation.
  • To meet the many logistical challenges posed by the project area of ​​action and the isolation of certain localities, the ATLAS / HI Logistics Platform will produce an assessment of the state of the infrastructure and logistical capacities (transport and storage) on two axes located in the South-East of the CAR.
  • Under the responsibility of the Area Manager and in direct contact with the Atlas Logistics specialist, the Project Manager is responsible for the implementation of direct evaluations, through the management of two teams of evaluators on the axes selected by the consortium. In the rest of the intervention zone, through the collection of information from an existing coordination mechanism and / or to be created.

The evaluations should make it possible to:

  •  The production of an evaluation report and a map of the areas evaluated.
  •  An analysis of the transport market on the axes studied.
  •  An assessment of storage capacities and needs.
  •  The inventory of infrastructure rehabilitation activities in the South-East zone.



  •  Higher diploma in civil engineering or any other relevant field (Minimum Bac +2)
  •  Professional experience of at least 2 years in the field of public works or construction
  •  Experience in project management highly recommended
  •  Experience at least 1 year in team management
  •  Professional / volunteering experience in the humanitarian field of at least 1 year
  •  Expatriation experience in Africa is an asset


  •  Ability to work under pressure and in a context of '' insecurity
  •  Knowledge of the project cycle
  •  Sense of priorities and responsibilities
  •  Strong organizational skills
  •  Responsiveness and flexibility
  •  Rigor
  •  Problem solving
  •  Teamwork
  •  Excellent sense of communication and interpersonal

skills - Fluency in French essential

  • Perfect mastery of the Windows environment
  • Patience
  • Self-control in stressful situations


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