INCLUSION PROJECT OFFICER
Position: Inclusion Project Officer
Number of position: 1
Location: Based in Borama (with regular travel to different field site)
Duration of contract: 7 months
Closing date: 05/11/2019
Created in 1982, Handicap International (HI) is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our actions are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. HI was the co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for its role in the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and was recently awarded (October 2016) a prize by the Office of the Presidency in Somaliland for services to Persons with Disabilities.
Handicap International started in Somaliland in 1992 by setting up a rehabilitation center in Hargeisa. HI’s strategy in Somaliland is to advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities and to engage development actors to promote inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable people at local and national level.
Handicap International (HI) In consortium of WHH, CWW and VSF; HI is currently implementing 14 months humanitarian aid project; “Integrated humanitarian assistance – in kind and cash – and disaster preparedness for populations affected by climate induced crises in Awdal Region, Somaliland” in Awdal region of Somaliland.
INCLUSION COMPONENT DESCRIPTION AND
The organization’s inclusion mainstreaming will target formal humanitarian actors as well as community-based stakeholders. The mainstreaming approach consists of 5 pillars:
Analysis: The first step is to evaluate situations of exclusion, analyse contextualized vulnerability factors and identify barriers to accessing services.
Information and awareness:Based on this analysis the organization delivers information and awareness sessions for consortium partners staff, relevant government authorities, community and community-based stakeholders.
Training: Based on needs identified by the organization, or upon direct request from actors, the organization provides a range of technical trainings for the priority sectors of intervention.
Advocacy: The organization promotes the adoption of inclusive approaches by humanitarian actors.
Coaching: The organization provides ongoing technical and material support to organisations to develop and implement inclusive responses.
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE POSITION
ROLE OF THE EMPLOYEE
Based in Borama (with regular travel to field site), under the line-management of Project Manager and in functional link with TA- Inclusive Humanitarian Action; she/he will be responsible to:
- In coordination with the line manager, the Project Officer can represents Handicap International in the project area with any relevant stakeholders, local, national and international partners, local and provincial authorities in order to facilitate the implementation of project’s activities;
- S/he participates when needed/relevant to the Working Groups and Clusters relative to the field of intervention at local and regional level.
ACTIVITY IMPLEMENTATION/TECHINCAL RESPONSIBILITY (75%)
- In closed collaboration with Project Manager and Inclusive Humanitarian Action Technical Advisor (Based in Hargeisa); develop all relevant technical tools for identification of persons with disabilities( household level) in partners project targeted areas and ensure that they are identified on timely manner and included in service provision of consortium partners.
- Contribute to the identification and analysis of barriers faced by persons with disabilities to access services (Food security, Cash transfer, WASH, Nutrition etc)
- Carry out gap assessment to assess the strengths and weaknesses of consortium partners and other relevant actors in providing inclusive services within their programmes and provide recommendations to promote inclusion.
- In coordination with PM and TA ; organized and facilitate various training (as per need identified) to consortium partners staff, community workers, community leaders etc on various disabilities issue, identification of persons with disabilities , understanding their basic and specific needs, inclusion and mainstreaming of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action etc.
- Together with community workers (consortium partners); take part in household assessment and identification of persons with disabilities and assessment of their needs (basic and specific).
- Together with consortium partners staffs define the referral mechanism and ensure they are included in the project service provisions, provided by consortium partners.
- Accompanied the consortium partners’ staff in field and provide onsite technical support in ensuring the equal participation of persons with disabilities in services provision with reasonable accommodation.
ACTIVITY FOLLOW UP (IMPACT MONITORING & EVIDENCE) (10%)
- Conduct field supervision visit to evaluate the level of inclusiveness and meaningfull access to provision by persons with disabilities and consortium partners’ activities.
- Regularly monitor the project’ activities and provide feedbacks for ensuring activities are responsive, and contextually and culturally appropriate.
- Collect and produce testimonies, study cases as evidence and material of training;
- Ensure a proper documentation (pictures, field visit report, and data collection) of each one of the field supervision visit you are conducting.
DOCUMENTATION and REPORTING (5%)
- Contribute to the production and revision of technical guidelines and materials;
- Contribute to the development of training materials to be used within inclusive humanitarian action.
- Participate to the monthly situation report by providing relevant data to your line-manager;
- Support donor reporting and participate in proposal writing when requested by line-manager;
- Lesson learning: Collect, select and ensure lessons learning processes on PSS related activities and tools
OTHERS (To demonstrate an ethic and professional practice):
- Respect beneficiary confidentiality and accountability.
- Treat them with respect and dignities.
- Respect, promote and implement all HI’s Safe Guarding Policies and report to your line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
- Address needs and requests in a professional way.
- Report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others.
- Always interact with children with the presence of their parents or caregivers.
- Always respect a refusal of treatment.
Education and Competency
- Bachelor’s or Master degree in humanitarian action/development studies( Social Work, Sociology, and Education, Psychology or other relevant field from a recognized institution.
- Minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in an entry to mid-level position, with experience in the field of humanitarian response(WASH, Food Security, Nutrition etc) while working for an international NGO, UN agency or relevant ministry or local authority.
- Technical understanding of core disability issues, challenges faced by persons with disabilities in crisis situation (desirable).
- Proven record of designing and facilitating trainings and workshops in humanitarian setting. .
- Hands-on experience with protection case management, psychosocial support and supporting community-based protection structures.
- Experience working with displaced or conflict affected populations.
- Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to work both independently and within a team.
- Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.
- Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
- Full proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel. Ability to work under high pressure,
- English mandatory (oral and written),
- Status: Service contract with salary according to experience
- Start: as soon as possible
- Duration: 7months
Condition of application:
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV + a cover letter as one document (including 3 referees with their current official contacts) by email to: email@example.com
- The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Inclusion Project Officer’’
- Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.
Humanity & Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting child protection and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position involves working with beneficiaries and is subject to strict safer recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be required to complete a police check and sign self-declaration form to help us verify your suitability to work with children including checks with past employers.
Humanity & Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer and qualified and competent women and persons with disability applicants are highly encouraged to apply.