DRR project manager F/M – France

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

The network of eight national associations (Germany, Belgium, Canada, United States, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and Switzerland) works continuously to mobilize resources, co-manage projects and disseminate the principles and actions of the organization .

HI is committed to an employment policy in favor of people with disabilities.


HI has been active in the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR) for more than twenty years, implementing and promoting inclusive approaches that ensure the protection of the most excluded and disaster-affected groups. The increased frequency and intensity of disasters due to climate change pose unprecedented threats to poor communities and the most vulnerable groups, calling for greater investments and innovative approaches. To this end, HI develops a number of methodological content, research and policy influencing material for various audiences, including but not limited to: a lessons learned report and a training program on Safe School approach, a methodological guide on the Participatory-Multi-Risk Mapping Analysis and Planning (P-MAP) approach, a research and advocacy piece and a training program to advocate for inclusive climate action. These materials contribute directly to the implementation of HI’s federal climate resilience strategy.

As a DRR-CCA Project Manager, you will provide organizational, administrative, logistical and communications support to help deliver and promote the products mentioned above. You will help oversee contracting and management of consultants, internal compliance and dissemination of final deliverables and provide overall support for the day-to-day work and coordination of the unit and its technical specialists. Please note that this opening depends on the availability of funding.


The Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (DRR-CCA) unit is part of the Protection and Risk Reduction Division (P2R), which currently has about 30 people.

A number of knowledge and influence management products and infographics are expected to be delivered over the coming year. Due to this seasonal workload peak, we are currently recruiting. As a DRR-CCA project manager, you will ensure:

1. Administrative, administrative and logistical support for the delivery of specific knowledge building products

    • Manage tenders for the contractor and the consultant;
    • Support the procurement and administrative management of contracts and service agreements;
    • Contribute to the preparation and monitoring of budgets and deliverables
    • Contribute to the development and quality of specific deliverables
  1. Support for the management of internal and external communication:
    • Contribute to the definition of a dissemination strategy that will support the brand image, marketing and communication of products and technical approaches;
    • Promote the visibility of projects by developing sets of communication materials in several languages;
    • Support the internal and external dissemination of communication materials and contribute to the organization of events
  2. General day-to-day support for unit activities


  • You hold a Master’s degree in Disaster Risk Reduction/Management, International Cooperation/Development, Humanitarian Aid, Political Science or a closely related field
  • You have at least 1 year of relevant experience in a similar role, involving the provision of administrative, organizational and technical communications support;
  • You have experience in climate change, disaster risk reduction or resilience
  • You have experience in the development of knowledge products and technical communications as well as in the organization of seminars/webinars, training workshops, conferences and peer learning sessions.
  • You have excellent writing skills in English and French
  • You are effective at time management, multitasking and have strong coordination and planning skills.


  • Type of contract: Short term contract
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Additional benefits: meal vouchers and health insurance
  • Working hours: 39 hours per week including 22.5 days of RTT to be taken each year
  • 5 weeks annual leave

How to register


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For more information on the association: www.hi.org

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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