• 4 Community disability workers

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    Federation Handicap International is looking for :4 Community disability workers
    ProjectStrengthening inclusion and access to services for persons with specific needs and persons with mental health and psychosocial support needs in urban areas, Congolese and Burundian refugee camps of Rwanda
    Job title Strengthening inclusion and access to services for persons with specific needs and persons with mental health and psychosocial support needs in urban areas, Congolese and Burundian refugee camps of Rwanda
    Technical fieldProtection, disability/specific needs
    Task To deliver Community-based rehabilitation services, advocacy, strengthen inclusive practices, and technical support to the associations of persons with specific needs
    Duration of contract7 months
    Closing date for application 26th December 2017

    1. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAM

    HI started working in Rwanda since 1994. In partnership with the Civil Society Organizations and public institutions, HI sought to promote and support policies and initiatives of the public levels and the civil society aiming at preventing causes of vulnerability and disability and striving for the protection and inclusion of vulnerable persons for the period from 2013 to 2016. In Rwanda, HI focuses on the following 3 strategic axis:

    - Prevention, health and rehabilitation: preventing and fighting against chronic and disabling diseases, detection and early prevention and promotion of mental health through a community based approach;

    - Social, economic inclusion and citizen’s participation: promoting social, cultural and economic citizen’s participation for the vulnerable persons; ensuring access to education for all; providing an institutionalized expertise and support and enhancing representation and competences of vulnerable persons through their associations;

    - Protection against gender, age and disability based violence: HI seeks to prevent the occurrence of gender, age and disability based violence in an effort to initiate actions that empower vulnerable persons and mobilize local, national and international stakeholders for an owned engagement in the promotion and respect of rights of vulnerable persons facing gender, age and disability based violence. It is committed to searching and providing reliable data on identification of vulnerable populations and mitigation of the underlying risk factors.

    2. BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT

    Since August 2016, Handicap International is implementing the project named ‘Strengthening inclusion and access to services for persons with Specific needs and persons with mental health and psychosocial support needs in Urban areas, Congolese and Burundian refugee camps of Rwanda’’. It aims to contribute to better access to services and participation of persons with specific needs (persons with disabilities, elderly persons) in camps located in 6 districts and 2 urban areas. It will be implemented in the districts of Kirehe (Mahama camps for Burundians), Gatsibo, Gicumbi, Karongi, Nyamagabe and Gisagara that host Congolese refugees.

    4 project objectives are:

    1. Services for persons with specific needs are strengthened in Urban and refugee camps of Rwanda
    2. Community Mobilization is strengthened and expanded in urban and refugee camps of Rwanda
    3. Operations Management, coordination and support are strengthened in urban and refugee camps of Rwanda
    4. Services for persons with Mental Health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) needs is provided

    The main activities to be carried out by the project under each objective and output include:

    Objective 1: Services for persons with specific needs are strengthened in Urban and refugee camps of Rwanda

    Output 1: Support to persons of concern with Specific needs provided

    1.1.1 Train service providers on protection and mainstreaming of persons with disabilities
    1.1.2 Support the existing Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) to strengthen inclusion of Children with disabilities
    1.1.3 Strengthen Community-Based Rehabilitation services in Refugee camps
    1.1.4 Support to persons with severe disabilities to get specialized health care services

    Objective 1: Services for persons with specific needs are strengthened in Urban and refugee camps of Rwanda

    Output 2: Specific services for persons of concern with disabilities are provided

    1. 2.1. Provide assistive devices and educational materials1.
    1.2.2 Strengthen Inclusive Sports and recreational activities in refugee camps
    1. 2.3 Management of Ideas box in Burundian camps

    Objective 2: Community Mobilization is strengthened and expanded in urban and refugee camps of Rwanda

    Output 1: Community Self-management is supported

    2.1.1 Support the disability Committees and refugee Community leaders to organize self-advocacy and campaigns
    2.1.2 Engage the disability Committees in planning and implementation of International day of PwDs and other refugee events

    Objective 3: Operations Management, coordination and support are strengthened in urban and refugee camps of Rwanda

    Output 1: General Project management services are provided
    3.1.1: Participate in a national-level coordination meetings
    3.1.2: Participate in district level coordination meetings
    3.1.3: Support Site-based Coordination including accessibility accommodation
    3.1.4: Updating the database of persons with specific needs

    5. WORKING CONDITIONS

    The project team

    The project staff team will be based on the field to enhance efficient implementation and close monitoring of the project activities in their respective locations. One community disability worker will be allocated in each district of intervention and will be assigned to implement the project activities in the camp that is situated in that district.

    Organization of the field work

    The implementation of this project will rely on effective collaboration with local government institutions and refugee camps structures. The community Disability worker will often work closely with the district disability mainstreaming officer, the PWD representatives from NCPD at district level, refugee community leaders, representatives of PWDs, service providers and other relevant stakeholders in the camps.

    Technical support

    The Community Disability worker will be technically supported by the Project Manager and the disability advisor from UNHCR. He/she will cooperate closely with the disability inclusion officer and the Community disability empowerment officer working with Handicap International.

    6. PROFILE OF THE POST

    The Community Disability worker is expected to meet the following tasks:
    • Deliver and coordinate specialized services for PWDs, especially Community-Based Rehabilitation services for Children with Disabilities in refugee camps
    • Bring technical support and close monitoring various initiatives of disability associations that include: livelihood and community mobilization as well as inclusive recreational activities
    • Ensure effective project monitoring and evaluation.

    Internal stakeholders (HI Rwanda) Project staff team; Project Manager, HI project coordinator; HI Quality, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer; HI psychosocial and protection technical coordinator; HI Operational coordinator; HI country Director External stakeholders: Disability mainstreaming officers of the districts of intervention; NCPD national technical staff; The coordinators of the National Council for People with Disabilities at District Level, MIDIMAR, Migration office, project beneficiaries including the disability committees and community leaders.

    7. DESCRIPTION OF THE POST: RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

    Under the supervision of the Project Manager and in collaboration with both the disability inclusion officer and Disability Organizations and advocacy officer, the Community Disability worker will perform the following responsibilities and tasks:
    Responsibility 1: Capacity building of the implementing partners and PWDs associations
    Task 1.1. Identifying the existing gaps in Knowledge and developing the capacity building plan that will be shared with the project manager for discussions and implementation
    Task 1.2. Bring expertise and technical advice to representatives on organizational development;
    Task 1.3. Organize and conduct organizational capacity assessments for each association;
    Task 1.4. Technical support in implementation of capacity development plans for the existing associations and implementing partners
    Responsibility 2: Coordinate CBR services and other specialized services for PWD
    Task 2.1. Identify all children with disabilities that need Community-Based Rehabilitation services and encourage their parents/caregivers to bring them to CBR centres in camps
    Task 2.2. Develop the capacity of CBR volunteers to deliver CBR services in a more efficient and professional manner that provide positive results
    Task 2.3. Provide and Coordinate CBR services that were initiated in refugee camps
    Task 2.4. Close monitoring and Evaluation of CBR services and other specialized services delivered by Handicap International
    Task 2.5. Identify beneficiaries who need assistive devices and educational materials
    Task 2.6. Organize and conduct individual assessment of PWD in need of assistive devices
    Task 2.7. Establish a list of PWD eligible to assistive devices and other specialized services
    Task 2.8. Link beneficiaries with specialized services and get their feed-back.
    Task 2.9. Organize inclusive recreational events in refugee camps
    Responsibility 3: Planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
    Task 3.1. Analyze the project’s implementation process, identify challenges and advise the project manager on how to act upon.
    Task 3.2. Compile the project’s M&E data and forward them to the project manager for use.
    Task 3.3. Provide regular reports.

    Responsibility 4: Coordination with other stakeholders

    Task 4.1. Participate in protection coordination and sector coordination meetings organized by UNHCR and MIDIMAR
    Task 4.2. Participate in district level coordination meetings
    Task 4.2. Organize site based coordination meetings on quarterly basis reflecting on the project proposal
    Task 4.3. Represent Handicap International in ceremonial events organized by UNHCR or MIDIMAR

    8. EXPECTED PROFILE

    Degree (s) :
    Required qualification Relevant qualification
    • University degree (Bachelor’s degree) in physiotherapy. • Bachelor’s degree in Community-Based Rehabilitation and Community Social services
    Experiences:• At least 2 years of experience in the field of disability and working with the associations of PWDs or elderly people
    • Experience with refugees camps
    • Good experience working with PWDs, disability inclusion, Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) services, community support services and advocacy
    Competences:• Strong capacity in coaching;
    • Strong capacity in bringing a quick change and transformation;
    • Strong capacity in a spontaneous and expressive writing with adequate linguistic skills in English (structured level).
    • Knowledge in disability issues, Community-Based Rehabilitation approaches and practices, disability inclusion
    • Indubitable capacity to develop livelihood strategies
    • Good skills in developing and delivering advocacy messages
    Personal qualities • Capacity to build relations with others and work under pressure.
    • Maturity.
    • Capacity of analysis.
    • Capacity of listening.
    • Quality of adaptation.
    • Resilience and Flexibility
    • Innovative
    • Carefulness.
    • Free and strong communication ability.

    9. How to apply

    Please send a resume and covering motivation letter with the reference contacts number addressed to the HI Country Director, with a CV and diploma copies on the address below:

    • FEDERATION HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL, Kicukiro IMELA House; KK 15 Rd / KK 10 Ave, B.P. 747 Kigali.

    • Or by e-mail: recrutement@hi-rwanda.org with subject: CDW-PRM-HI-201712

    N.B: In respect of the law into force, persons with disabilities will be given a priority if they prove professional competences as equally as other candidates in tests and interviews.

    Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Done at Kigali, 12th december 2017

    Jean Francois MICHEL
    Country Director

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