Lyon - Livelihoods Coordinator – Emergency Response Team

Lyon France


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 changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion, 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 55 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3,500 employees worldwide.

CONTEXT:** Humanity & Inclusion´s Operations Direction (OD) is composed of five geographical directions, four technical directions, one emergency direction and one transversal direction.

With the objective of ensuring a pertinent and efficient response to the emergencies and humanitarian crises, the Emergency Direction hosts an Emergency Response Team conformed by one Head of Mission, one Field Coordinator, one Administrative Coordinator, one Logistics Coordinator and three operational coordinators: one specialized in the coverage of the Emergency Livelihoods (Food Security, Emergency Livelihoods, distribution, cash transfer), another, in Physical and Functional Rehabilitation; and a last one specialized in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.

HI is currently recruiting an Emergency Livelihoods Coordinator for the Emergency Response Team, who will contribute to the successful implementation of HI´s emergency responses within a humanitarian, dynamic and motivated team.

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION: Under the responsibility of the Head of Mission of the Emergency Response Team and in coordination with the Emergency Livelihoods Technical Advisors (Food security, emergency livelihoods, distribution and cash transfer), the Emergency Livelihoods Coordinator of the Emergency Response team will:

  1. Participate of the initial diagnosis and the opening and/or scaleup emergency response operations following a humanitarian crisis;

  2. Contribution to the definition of the strategy, methodology and dimensioning of the initial diagnosis, including the creation and/or adaptation of the needs assessment tools;

  3. Participation in needs assessments;

  4. Contribution to results analysis and the definition of the immediate response strategy while anticipating the nexus emergency-rehabilitation-development;

  5. Contribution to project development and proposal writing;

  6. Participation in the development and launching of the programmes and the implementation of the emergency response strategy.

  7. Ensure the implementation and the operational and technical coordination of the emergency livelihoods interventions, in accordance with HI´s rules and standards and those of its donors; Distribution activities may cover other sectors than emergency livelihoods such as wash, shelter or NFI if the action is deemed relevant;

  8. Definition of operational technical, budgetary and, logistical framework of the Basic Needs emergency interventions with the support of the emergency livelihoods technical advisors and in compliance with internal and international frameworks;

  9. Support for the implementation of integrated approaches, through a strong collaboration and coordination with the Physical and Functional Rehabilitation and the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support coordinators of the Emergency Response Team;

  10. Development of project management, monitoring and evaluation tools and the follow-up of their implementation;

  11. Management of the project team: definition of the organizational chart of the project and job descriptions, recruitment in collaboration with the Human Resources Coordinator, participation in the integration of newcomers, monitoring the team collectively (meeting, information) and individual (action plan, performance evaluation, internal mobility, and compliance with HI internal regulations ...);

  12. Monitoring the quality of the actions carried out: monitoring and evaluation process and compliance with established criteria and indicators;

  13. Participation in the development of internal and external reports ;

  14. Regular situation and activities reports submitted to the Head of Mission of the Emergency Response Team and the Operations and Technical Referents supervising the concerned country programme.

  15. Represent and promote HI´s mandate in the framework of the emergency responses;

  16. Promotion of the mandate and its positioning in coordination with the implementing partners;

  17. Representation and participation in response coordination mechanisms related to Emergency Livelihoods (FSL, Cash WG, etc.);

  18. Participation upon request of the hierarchy, in actions related to advocacy and institutional campaigns implemented by Humanity & Inclusion at headquarters and / or in the field;

  19. Contribution to the mobilization of public and private actors to ensure the inclusion of vulnerability and disability in their programs and initiatives.

  20. Contribute to the institutional capitalization and participate in the development and update of HI´s emergency methodologies, procedures and tools.

  21. Participation in the formalization and capitalization work in its field of expertise in close collaboration with the Head of Mission of the Emergency Response Team and the Technical Advisors;

  22. Proactive and constructive contribution to the conception of emergency response processes and methodologies;

  23. Contribution to the development and / or optimization of the tools, procedures and resources used by Humanity & Inclusion for emergency response in close collaboration with the technical advisors assigned to the response and the Head of Mission of the Emergency Response Team.

  24. Contribution to the reinforcement of the emergency response capacities Humanity & Inclusion´s staff and / or partners according to identified needs;

  25. Contribution to the improvement of the tools and training modules in his areas of expertise in relation with the Head of Mission of the Emergency Response Team and the technical advisors;

  26. Active participation in workshops organized within the Emergency Response Team or by other departments within Humanity & Inclusion, in relation to emergency responses;

  27. Support to the technical advisors in headquarters on specific and transversal subjects.

Members of the emergency response team are required to work:

  • In the field, in the framework of the launching of emergency responses;

  • In the field, in support to existent emergency interventions;

  • In headquarters, in between deployments, in the formalisation and capitalisation, in technical development, in the creation/revision of tools and in support to the technical advisors, support services and operations.


  • You hold a Bac +3 / 5 (Economics, Sociology, Political Sciences, or similar) with a complementary training in development and management of humanitarian projects / operations, or equivalent, preferably in the field of international humanitarian action; Complementary training in cash-based interventions: CALP 2 or equivalent.

  • You have at least 3 years of experience in emergency assistance, with almost 2 years in a Coordination position within the domain of the Food Security, Emergency Livelihoods or Cash-Based Interventions;

  • You have proven experience in in-kind distributions and cash transfers; Experience in emergency Water, Hygiene and Sanitation, an asset;

  • You have proven experience in management and external representation, and in training and staff capacity building; You show a good capacity of training and developing staff´s capacities;

  • You made conceptualization and development of emergency response projects; Experience in opening missions or emergency operations, is an asset.

  • You demonstrate a strong analysis and synthesis capacity, being able of quickly understanding and adapting to evolving humanitarian crisis contexts;

  • You show a strong capacity of communication, coordination and organization;

  • You demonstrate a very good expression capacity (spoken and written) in French and English;

  • You are reactive and flexible in every circumstance;

  • You demonstrate a strong leadership capacity, being able of questioning yourself and improving your own performance;


  • Type of contract : permanent contract based in Lyon –starting date as soon as possible - with the following conditions specific to the roving status:

    • Salary from 2 700 gross Euro per month based on the experience;

    • Flexibility (availability) allowance of 620 gross Euro per month;

    • Perdiem proportionally to the time spent in the field;

    • Hardship allowance of 620 gross Euro proportionally to the time spent in the field;

    • Collective housing in charge of HI during field deployments;

    • Medical evaluation insurance: International SOS;

    • 25 days of paid annual leave plus 22,5 days of annual RTT (work time reduction) and three days or rest and recuperation after each deployment to the field.

  • Additional benefits: luncheon vouchers and health insurance

Total mobility required, on the base of legal provisions and HI´s specific frameworks

Stress situations inherent to emergency contexts