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Organization: Handicap International
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 25 Jan 2018

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.

Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation 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.

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Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:

  • The Direction of Humanitarian Action

  • The Direction of Development Action


    Handicap International (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. Currently HI Bangladesh has 4 sites: in Sitakunda, Chittagong; in Teknaf and Ukhiya in Cox’s Baazar; and in Kurigram. A coordination office has been set up in Cox’s Bazar town since September 2017.

    Since 2007 HI in Bangladesh has been particularly active in the field of physical rehabilitation, Inclusion and Mainstreaming activities. Over the years, HI has gained significant experiences in supporting the disability movement in the country especially by working with Disabled Peoples’ Organizations (DPOs). It has provided significant support to these organizations to become independently capable to actively and efficiently advocate for the rights of people with disabilities especially in the areas of Health, Education, Livelihoods, and Protection.

Emergency context and needs

Since the end of August, more than 500,000 people from the Rohingya minority have crossed the Myanmar border and taken refuge in Bangladesh. Joining 300,000 to 500,000 Rohingyas already present in the country. The humanitarian needs are huge in terms of food, access to water and sanitary facilities, but also health care, rehabilitation sessions and accommodation.

Emergency Response

Handicap International has been working in two refugee camps, makeshift shelters and host communities in the Teknaf and Ukhiya districts of Cox’s Bazar since 2007.

Due to the scale of the crisis in Cox’s Bazar, HI has expanded its existing response in order to accommodate emergency needs. In this context, HI is conducting the following activities through mobile units and static points to Rohingya refugees and host communities:

• Provision of rehabilitation services

• Provision of psychological support

• Distributions of NFIs (shelter kits, wash kits, hygiene kits, protection kits) and food items

• Referrals to specialized protection services (SGBV and child protection services) and dealing with other protection issues (mainstreaming disability, gender and age).


Under the management of the Country Director you are responsible for the application and respect of the program's administrative, human resources, financial and logistics management.

You supervise a team of 3 composed of a Finance manager, HR Manager and Logistic Manager, while the programme employs around 100 national staff.

You are responsible for leading the support service department with following activities:

  • Take part in the drafting and implementation of the Country Program Framework (finance, Administrative, HR aspects)

  • Manage the program's financial resources

  • Implement the program's HR strategy (pay, social and training policies) and ensure implementation of HR processes

  • Ensure the program's logistics management (general services, procurement, equipment, vehicle fleet and stocks) in compliance with internal procedures and donor requirements

  • Manage the support services team, with a specific focus on capacity building

This position should be nationalized within 2 to 3 years maximum; you will participate in the preparation of this nationalization.


  • You hold a degree in finance, administration or any diplomas relevant to the function

  • You have at least five years of experience in managing the support services or the administrative department of an INGO program, outside of your country of origin including one significant experience with Handicap International

  • You have strong finance management skills, you have been handling various donor budgets

  • You have a professional level in writing/reading english

  • You have very strong inter-personal communication skills

  • You are flexible, creative and proactive


Since January 2014, there is significant resistance from the opposition and political unrest in the country. Since January 2015, there were continuous strikes across the country, accompanied by incidents of violence. Following mayoral elections in April 2015, the situation has stabilized somewhat.

Security is an issue of ongoing concern in the country. The Hill Tracts (Myanmar border and Indian border) are zones where expatriates are not allowed to go except with an authorization from the government. In Dhaka, the blockades and national strikes can restrict project activity. Expatriates have to strictly follow the security measures put in place by the Security Committee. The security for expatriates has recently deteriorated with attacks specifically targeting foreigners, putting additional restrictions on expatriate movement. Expatriates are currently only allowed to move by car; walking in the streets is restricted. Although Bangladesh remains a family duty station, considering the security restrictions, HI does not recommend the position for families with schoolchildren.

Dhaka is a large and densely populated metropolis, which is rapidly expanding. In recent years there has been a high increase in the development of shopping malls and restaurant and coffee shop chains.


  • Starting date : February 2018

  • Length of the contract: 12 months**

  • Employee status:

  • Salary from 2757 € (gross) / month depending on the experience of the candidate

  • Perdiem : 536 euros net/month

  • Hardship allowance: 250 euros net/month

  • Insurances : medical coverage, retirement planning, repatriation

  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year

  • R&R : 5 days every 3 months, coverage of transportation up to Bangkok

  • Status : position open to couples/families, though families with children at school age are not recommended due to the security/movement restrictions

  • Housing : Individual taken in charge by Handicap International

How to apply:

Please apply online before 19/01/2018: