Protection and MHPSS Technical Specialist – Ethiopia/SOMALIA

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 15 Jun 2022

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) 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 speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info:

HI is committed to an employment policy in favour of persons with disabilities.


Under the responsibility of the Program Director and in collaboration with the Operations Manager and the HQ Protection and MHPSS Technical Specialists, you will contribute to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in Ethiopia. You ensure optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the country, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. You share with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Support the program to develop its strategy, especially with regard to protection and MHPSS intervention and contributing more widely to HI Health and Protection strategy in the country.
  • You are responsible for the technical support and regular follow-up (quality assurance) of the HI Protection and MHPSS activities in the country (direct service provision as well as health system strengthening activities);
  • Oversee the development and adaptation of technical material aiming to build the capacity of the HI staff and partners, through face to face or remote trainings and coaching;
  • You are responsible to develop the capacity of country Protection/MHPSS Field Technical Officer to Field Technical Specialist.

Coordinate with other MHPSS and Protection actors and represent HI internally and externally, whenever necessary.


  1. Expertise
  2. Influence
  3. Business development


  • You hold a university degree in (Master’s level or equivalent) in social work, mental health, psychology or related fields from a recognized university or academic institute
  • At least 4 years of field professional experience in the field of Protection and MHPSS for an INGOS
  • You have full knowledge of at least one profession in Protection as well as MHPSS
  • You are fluent in English
  • You have experience in participating in humanitarian coordination mechanisms especially Protection/Health Cluster
  • You like to work as part of a team/network


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

  • 6 months renewable assignment

  • International contract starting from mid-June 2022

  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:

    • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
    • 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
    • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
    • Repatriation insurance paid by HI
  • Salary from 2448€ gross/month upon experience

  • Perdiem: 547,61 € net/month – paid in the field

  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year;

  • R&R: according to the level of the mission Level 1: 1 day per month

  • Position:

  • unaccompanied

      • Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects (from 12 months of mission)
        – Mission of more than 12 months : a child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field
  • open to couples

Support travel costs (air ticket & visa) for accompanying dependent and health/ repatriation insurance if the dependent has no income/

  • Housing: individual taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country: local package

How to apply


Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying!

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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