Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Policy & Development Officer

Handicap International

Lyon or Brussels, , XV


Over the next 5 years, HI plans to strengthen several DRR/CCA intervention modalities, such as:
– Building local resilience of the most at risk populations (community-based DRR and CCA), including living areas, places, establishments they attend (schools, health facilities, private companies etc.)
– Coaching of the civil protection services and humanitarian actors to deliver inclusive risk management practices; to intervene locally to promote the resilience of most at risk populations
– Promoting the risk sensitivity and shock responsiveness of other sector-related community-based projects (such as livelihood, social protection, rehabilitation, AVR…)
– Addressing the relationship and complex interplay between hazards, vulnerability, exposure and typologies of conflict, thanks to a combined DRR and armed violence reduction approach.

Reporting to the Technical Director, he/she ensures the development and, when relevant, technical support of major opportunities and innovations projects under his/her sectorial scope and ensures the influence of HI’s expertise under his/her sectorial scope. He/she represents HI in high-level fora, conferences and technical working group and represents the interest of HI programmes/projects to relevant donors.
The Policy and Development officer is an expert and strategist who has the ability to influence, represent and build projects, alliances and networks in his/her sectorial scope.
In his/her daily work, he/she ensures high level cooperation with AIR (Advocacy), DFI (Institutional Fundings) and Geographical Divisions as well as solid cooperation with specialists within his/her technical direction and other technical directions.


1. Business Development

– Identify major opportunities and suggest priorities in terms of business development in his sector
– Develop a business development action plan (including KPI) and a set of offers in his sector
– As an expert, provide strategic technical guidance and ensure the control of the technical quality of a set of strategic projects (partly to feed its missions of representation)
– Mobilise new financial resources under his/her sectorial scope and strategy
– Carry out donor mapping, analysis and recommendation of donors according to strategy
– Foster the development of relationships with donors and approach new ones
– Produce and steer the conception of major projects (multiple countries, one theme or global thematic projects and innovation projects)
– Market HI’s technical positioning, approaches, know-how and expertise in relevant networks in order to develop consortia agreements with a limited number of major partners
– Identify and develop global partnerships and/or major consortium with NGOs, Institutions and Companies (UN agencies, national stakeholders…) on technical priorities or on important thematic issues.
– Contribute to identifying opportunities in terms of innovation or research projects
– Support the field business development strategies in line with programme director directives

2. Influence
– Represent the technical expertise of HI throughout its network in order to contribute to the exchange of best practices
– Keep abreast HI’s field operations development, technical trends and innovations
– Ensure initial technical support and advice to external stakeholders in line with the global technical frameworks and standards on his sectorial scope
– Develop internal and external technical communication in his/her sector
– Identify donors, networks, partners, NGOs, influential groups in his/her sector
– Influence major networks on practices and stakes of the concerned sector, more specifically influence donor and stakeholder policies, practices and budget priorities in his/her sector
– Contribute to the sectorial watch, the harnessing & the transmission of norms and international standards internally
– Make know to all HI the strategic networks, strategy of influence and new expertise
– Contribute to specific advocacy or communication campaigns


-You have a post graduate diploma in the field of disaster risk reduction and management, sociology, social work or related area.
-You have a minimum of five years’ work experience related to the requested technical expertise : Disaster Risk Reduction (including risk analysis and prevention, structural and non-structural mitigation solutions and disaster preparedness) with a strong emphasis on : Inclusive community-based DRR practices ; capacity building of institutional DRR actors & emergency responders, including on disability inclusive DRR/Management practices;
-You have at least three years’ work experience related to influence, networking, marketing, advocacy and/or communication
-You have experience in successfully establishing and managing collaborative relationships and partnerships with donors and government counterparts.
-You have experience leading strategic planning and in program design and proposal development.
-You know how to build and conduct a sales pitch
-You are able to be in support/coaching
-You have effective time management skills, multi-tasking and strong coordination and planning skills
-You speak English (reading, written, speaking); French and Spanish would be significant assets




• Type of contract : CDI /Open ended contract
• Additional benefits: luncheon vouchers and health insurance
• Working hours: 39 hours a week with 22.5 days of RTT (work time reduction) to be taken each year
• 5 weeks of annual leave





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