Protection Specialist - Ukraine

Country: Ukraine
Organization: Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 31 Aug 2022


February 28, two teams left for Ukraine and the neighboring countries to analyze the context, the security, and the needs. To date, HI continues the implementation of its program in two countries, Ukraine and Moldova, with more than 20 expatriates and more than 50 employees recruited on the spot. More than any other, HI ensures that humanitarian actions are inclusive, allowing the most vulnerable populations (disabled, elderly, sick, injured) to have access to the help they need. With a focus on physical rehabilitation, psychosocial support, shelter, access to food, water, and sanitation, explosive remnants of war risk education, and advocacy.

Protection HI, will ensure that vulnerable populations have access to tailored protection services (i.e. identification; orientation/information; direct service provision or referrals, and tailored support to access existing services). Recent and ongoing attacks having dangerously exacerbated Explosive Ordnance (EO) contamination in Ukraine, HI will also conduct a multi-pronged approach to EO risk education and CPP, adaptable to the evolution of the conflict and humanitarian situation. In light of the concerns for vulnerable populations in Ukraine, including persons with disabilities, HI will not only ensure that responses are tailored to specific needs throughout its intervention, but will also foster a disability-inclusive humanitarian response.


MISSION 1: Technical expertise You develop the protection technical strategy for the program and ensures technical support to projects in accordance with global technical frameworks and standards within its sectoral scope

You ensure technical learning from projects You contribute to the capitalization of projects and ensure technical learning from projects within its sectoral scopeYou ensure the control and the follow-up of the technical quality and the relevance of the activities of HI

MISSION 2: You contribute to the local external prestige and influence of HI’s expertise

MISSION 3: You ensure the development of major opportunities or new projects within the region within its sectoral scope


Education and experience

You hold a Master Degree in Social Sciences, Psychology, Gender and/or Disability studies or other relevant field or study related to the position Any additional training/certification on disability is an asset

You have at least three years of professional experience in a technical advisory position in an emergency/chronic crises setting You have at least five years of professional experience in implementation of protection projects You demonstrate clear understanding of child protection concerns, gender, human rights and violence against women and girls and protection mainstreaming You have some experience in representation and networking You have excellent conceptual and theoretical understanding of rights based approach and right of persons with disabilities, rights of children and women You have excellent conceptual and theoretical understanding of issues related to vulnerability with a special focus on disability, gender and age as potential factors of exclusion. You have a sound understanding of protection issues with a special focus on GBV, SGBV and CP issues. You demonstrate expertise in designing and implementing capacity building programs for local partners, as well as providing capacity building support and facilitation of workshops. Knowledge the sectors and expertise in which Humanity and Inclusion operates is a plus. You have a sound knowledge of GBV and CP tools and guidelines Previous experience with HI is an asset

Skills and abilities

  • You show a certain ability to foster teamwork
  • You do your best to help to empower and develop others
  • You show excellent communications skills (oral and written). You are fluent in English.
  • You have strong writing and reporting skills.
  • You demonstrate ability to adapt
  • You are results-oriented and have organizational skills
  • You have strong interpersonal skills
  • You show a high level of autonomy and initiative.
  • You have the ability to work under high pressure
  • Of course, you are in line with the values of HI and humanitarian principles


In HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. 6 months International contract starting ASAP 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 as your 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 2757 € gross/month upon experience Perdiem: 637,87 € net/month - paid in the field; Hardship: 500 € net/month paid with your salary Paid leaves: 25 days per year; R&R: 5 days every 8 weeks => + possible transport/package support. Position: unaccompanied; Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) Housing: Collective took in charge by HI If you live in your home country: package local

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.