Handicap International Recruitment 2018 for Inclusion Officer – Jobs in Uganda

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Handicap International Recruitment 2018 for Inclusion Officer – Jobs in Uganda

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the Handicap International Recruitment 2018. Interested applicant(s) ought to follow the details and procedures on this page to secure this opportunity.

Handicap International Recruitment 2018

Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.

Job Summary: The Inclusion Officer will work in close collaboration with MEAL department, the inclusion officer will participate to the implementation and development of activities designed to support;

  • HI field teams to provide a more inclusive response to humanitarian needs in our fields of action: Protection, MHPSS, Rehabilitation and Cash based interventions within Omugo (Rhino Extension) and Imvepi settlements;
  • Other agencies and NGO to develop more inclusive programmes and projects to participate in a more inclusive global response to the refugee crisis.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Participatory barriers and facilitators assessments: In close coordination with the project managers and field teams, and under the management of the Inclusion Supervisor, the Inclusion officer is participating in the implementation of assessments of vulnerable people’s access to services in the settlements of Omugo (Rhino Extension and Imvepi)

  • To contribute and participate in the development and review of tools and materials to conduct inclusive participatory barriers and facilitators assessments;
  • To contribute to the organisation and implementation of the assessments using tools and materials developed and HI quality standards – conduct interviews, field observation, focus groups and community meetings.
  • To contribute to the production of reports identifying and documenting factors of vulnerability, resilience and barriers to access services;
  • To participate in the service mapping development to identify services that can facilitate and support a more inclusive response as well as services needing support to be ;ore inclusive.

Community mobilisation, sensitisation and capacity building; In close coordination with the project managers and field teams, and under the management of the Inclusion Supervisor, the Inclusion Officer is participating in the implementation of activities targeting refugees and host communities designed to improve their mobilisation, awareness and capacities in the field of inclusion.

  • To identify, map and create links with community based organizations, networks or focal points and other organisations engaged in the inclusion of the most vulnerable people;
  • Sensitize existing and developed community based initiatives on Inclusion approaches;
  • Support community based initiatives and associated service providers to implement activities following an inclusive approach;
  • Develop and implement capacity building sessions for key informants and key community members and authorities to support better inclusion.

Awareness raising and capacity building of service providers: Under the line management of the Inclusion Supervisor, the Inclusion Officer will participate in activities designed to improve inclusiveness improvement in service delivery to refugees and host communities. Those activities will target staffs internally and externally.

Internal activities:

  • To participate to the organization and facilitation of activities organized by the MHPSS and protection team so as to assess their inclusiveness and support inclusion action plan development.
  • To contribute to the provision of information, sensitization and training sessions to HI operational teams. This could consist of awareness raising sessions, as well as direct provision of both formal and on-the-job trainings.

External activities:

  • To contribute to the development and implementation of sensitisation and training tools and materials complying with HI’s quality standards and inclusive approach;
  • To contribute to organizational, sectorial and individual capacity building sessions (training, awareness, technical guidance, sensitization on guidelines etc.);
  • To disseminate sensitization materials, trainings materials, guidelines and other relevant documents among the local organizations and other INGO (as needed);
  • To contribute to workshops on services accessibility with partner NGO;
  • To support the drawing of participative action plans;
  • To support the implementation of inclusion action plans through capacity building, coaching, monitoring and evaluation sessions.

MEAL Activities Support: The inclusion officer, as member of the MEAL department, will also support the development and implementation of MEAL action plan specifically on inclusion related topics.

  • To participate and contribute in the drawing of activity, project and programme reports;
  • To participate and contribute to project and programme reviews;
  • To participate in inclusion related studies or surveys;
  • To participate and contribute to relevant beneficiaries, community and project meetings;
  • To contribute and participate to lessons learned workshop and other learning activities.

Other Responsibilities

Demonstration of an ethics, safe, secure and professional practices

  • To show professional ethics, respect and promote HI mandate and humanitarian principles at all times
  • To respect beneficiary’s privacy and confidentiality (among others, he/she only share medical information with medical related staff/persons directly involved in beneficiary’s care and same for protection matters)
  • To actively involve beneficiaries at all stages of the assessment and response
  • Demonstrate willingness to improve his/her own knowledge and skills by participating actively in any training sessions, capacity building activities…
  • To respect the HI protection of children policy, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy, the anti-fraud bribery and corruption policy and report to your line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
  • To report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others
  • Ensure the strict application of the rules;
  • Report any incident in which s/he’s involved/witnessed immediately;

Coordination and representation

  • Participating to the weekly team meetings;
  • Participate to all HI’s internal meetings upon request from line manager;
  • Participating, upon request from line manager, in external meeting as inclusion technical resource;
  • Any other tasks deemed necessary by the line manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Handicap International Inclusion Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in the fields of Humanitarian Assistance, Development and International Cooperation, Social Sciences, Health, Law or related
  • Two years of professional experience in an NGO position
  • Two years of professional experience in the field of protection of vulnerable persons
  • Extensive knowledge on disability and/or working experience with persons with disabilities;
  • Medical knowledge or experience in health/medical and/or rehabilitation field;
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Good communication and networking skills
  • Familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel) and internet

Desirable:

  • One year of professional experience working with refugees
  • Experience in survey and assessment delivery
  • Experience in social cohesion and/or community mobilization
  • Proven capacity building and coaching skills
  • Knowledge of any Local language (Lugbara, Kakwa or Juba Arabic) is desired.

Condition:

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Salary Scale: Ugx.1, 319,623 Monthly Gross

Length of contract:  5 months.

Living conditions: Living inside the settlement on working days

How to Apply

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to send their updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references) with cover letters to HR Coordinator at job.uganda@handicap-international-ug.org with the subject “Application to Inclusion Officer.”

Deadline: 23rd July 2018

NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification. Applicants from West Nile region are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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