The pre-selection process

A one-day interview takes place at the Federation's head office in Lyon, France so that the applicant and Handicap International staff can talk in person, enabling Handicap International to check the person’s suitability for an expatriate post and to determine in if they offer useful skills for our programs.

The interview includes:

  • A presentation of the association’s activities and how it operates,
  • A written technical test,
  • A language test (English for French speakers, and/or Spanish)
  • An interview with a psychologist to assess the applicant’s suitability for an expatriate post
  • A professional interview with an HR staff member and, depending on the profile, a technical advisor

If the position needs to be filled urgently, a pre-selection session can be organized elsewhere for applicants living outside France who cannot travel to the head office.

Human Resources will assess the results of this stage, and send a reply to every candidate within three weeks. Successful applicants are entered into a pool of potential staff.

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  • commented 2016-05-17 05:25:35 -0400
    I received a text message for a Skype interview, unfortunately for the said time my phone crashed. Then they advised me to wait for a week for my rescheduling, but I haven’t heard from them ever since. I am now working for an INGO but I still would love to work for HI in a conflict area. Please advise.
  • commented 2016-02-08 07:38:06 -0500
    Choosing the staff for any work cant be so easy , not one interview is enough to choose the best employer . I my self have experience when i was in interview on my 1st job as medical rep when i was sweet from every where on my body.

  • commented 2015-03-20 19:48:15 -0400
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  • commented 2015-02-15 09:04:34 -0500
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