Inclusion Humanitarian Action Regional Specialist – Latin America

  • Anywhere

  • HI
1 Dec 2021
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

  • Based in Colombia

Place: COLOMBIA (Bogota based) Starting date: January 2022

Length: 3 years contract with a first mission of 12 months

Closing date for applications: 12th of December 2021

“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 (HI) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

The HI network is an organisation made up of a Federation (with 2 operational HQs in Lyon and Brussels), 8 national associations (Germany, Belgium, Canada, United States, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and Switzerland) and the HI Institute on Humanitarian Action. All these entities work concertedly to implement HI’s international aid and development mandate.

The Federation is responsible for implementing the network’s social missions in around sixty countries. It operates under the names “Humanity & Inclusion” or “Handicap International” depending on the country.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

For further information about the association:


On the continent, HI is present in Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Peru and Venezuela, implementing projects at national or regional levels. The projects implemented by HI or through its partners in Latin America are: humanitarian response to the Venezuelan migration crisis, protection against violence, Integral Mines Action assistance, Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Socio-Economic Insertion, Rehabilitation.

Interventions have been adapted to the COVID19 crisis, both at the level of implementation of activities already underway and at the level of types of activities.

HI’s program was regionalized in 2020 with the creation of a Latin American outreach.

HI is recruiting an IHA (Inclusive Humanitarian Action) regional specialist who will be an active member of the Technical Unit.


You will contribute to the implementation of HI’s mandate and its strategy on Inclusive Humanitarian Action. You will ensure the optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in this region.

More specifically, you will be responsible for ensuring the technical quality of mainstreaming and promoting the inclusion of men, women, boys, and girls with disabilities of various ages, in HI’s humanitarian action projects and in partnership with other actors in the framework of its humanitarian response, especially in the humanitarian response project to the Venezuelan migration crisis and other relevant issues in the region.

This will include the incorporation of technical support in various sectors, such as health (mental health and psychosocial support, physical and functional rehabilitation), protection, livelihoods.

You will work in synergy with all Disaster Risk Reduction projects in the region to accompany (along with the DRR Specialist) the different project managers in producing and delivering trainings modules.

According to the development of new partnership in the region and potentially in Central America, it is envisaged that you will be involved in the follow up of these partnerships.

Finally, you will also have the responsibility to develop internal capacities in your sector

Technical support can be internal to HI projects or external to other humanitarian response actors in the region.

You will lead the HI strategy in AHI.

Your main responsibilities will be:

Technical Expertise

Contribute to regional strategy in line with national and global strategies.

Ensure technical support to projects in line with global technical frameworks and standards in IHA

Ensuresthe technical learning of the projects


Contribute to the local external prestige and influence of HI’s experience in IHA **

Business development

Ensure the development of major opportunities or new projects in the region in IHA

Participation in the life of the HI regional program of the technical unit


· You hold a degree in Social Sciences, disability/gender studies, political science, protection, sociology/anthropology

· You have at least 5 years’ experience in humanitarian projects related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities under equal conditions in different sectors

· You have experience in working with local partners

· You have experience in the design and development of capacity building plans (delivery of training and learning sessions, workshops, etc.) and you demonstrate educational and methodological capacities

· You know how to work well remotely

· You are fluent in Spanish and have a good level in English. French would be an asset


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

· 36 months International contract with a first mission of 12 months (renewable) starting from January 2022

· The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:**

o Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals**

o Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount**

o Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution **

o Repatriation insurance paid by HI**

· Salary from 2757€ gross/month upon experience

· Perdiem: 433€ net/month – paid in the field

· Paid leaves: 25 days per year;

· R&R: 1 day per month

· Position open to families (more than 12 months) : package familial

o a child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field

o Contribution to school registration fees for children over 3 years

o Family-wide health coverage

o Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects

· Housing: individual taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country: local package

How to apply


Please submit your application in English, by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

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