• Inclusion Officer - Humanity & Inclusion

    Employer: HUMANITY & INCLUSION
    Posted: 20 August 2018
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    Federation Handicap International which runs its programs under its operational name “Humanity &Inclusion” is looking for : Inclusion officer

    Project Strengthening inclusion of persons with specific needs in Congolese and Burundian refugee camps and urban areas of Rwanda
    Job title Inclusion Officer
    Technical field Protection, disability/specific needs
    Task To deliver Community-based rehabilitation services, advocacy and technical support to the formation of associations of persons with specific needs
    Duration of contract 12 months
    Closing date for application 2nd September 2018

    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 2018. 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 1st October 2015, Fédération Handicap International is implementing the project named ‘Strengthening inclusion of persons with specific needs in Congolese and Burundian refugee camps and urban areas 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.

    Project objectives are:

    1. Services for persons with specific needs strengthened in Burundian camps
    2. Services for persons with specific needs strengthened in Congolese camps
    3. Services for persons with specific needs strengthened in urban areas (Kigali and Huye).

    4 outputs contribute to achieve each objective:

    Output 1. Strengthened Coordination and Advocacy
    Output 2: Strengthened Mobilization
    Output 3: Strengthened Protection
    Output 4: Strengthened CBR and Health Services

    4. 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. An Inclusion Officer 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 existing districts and refugee camps structures. The Inclusion Officer 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 Inclusion officer 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 Disability Organizations and Advocacy officer working with Handicap International.

    5. PROFILE OF THE POST

    The Inclusion officer 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.

    6. DESCRIPTION OF THE POST: RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

    Under the supervision of the Project Manager and in collaboration with both the inclusion officer and Disability Organizations and advocacy officer, the inclusion officer 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

    Indispensable Souhaité
    Degree (s) : • 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.

    8. How to apply

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

    • FEDERATION HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL, which runs programs under its operational name « HUMANITY & INCLUSION » KK15 Rd / KK10 Ave, IMELA HOUSE, Kicukiro sector, District de Kicukiro, Ville de Kigali, BP 747 KIGALI.
    • Ou par e-mail: recrutement@rwanda.hi.org with subject: CDW-PRM-HI-201808

    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, 16th August 2018

    Jean-François MICHEL
    Directeur de Programme

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