Inclusion Coordinator

Job Description

Title: Inclusion Coordinator

Company Name: Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Ukhia)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ University Degree in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and language therapy, Human rights, sociology, disability studies, international development, humanitarian assistance or any other relevant area. Post-graduation is a plus;
∎ Strong team management, staff capacity building and motivation skills in teamwork and networking;
∎ Computer operation: Skills on MS word, Excel and power point;
∎ At least 4 to 5 years’ experience in a National or International NGO in the same profile, preferably in an emergency setting.

Job Context:
∎ The Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) is a not for profit organization established in 1996 to develop a more inclusive society for persons with disabilities. CDD simultaneously builds technical capacities of the development stakeholders and the communities in how to be more inclusive whilst also enabling persons with a disability to participate in society by strengthening their leadership and providing them with essential rehabilitation and other supports.
∎ CDD is one of the most renowned organizations in the field of disability-inclusive development. CDD’s work in Bangladesh is supported by international and national donor agencies/development partners. CDD offers an inclusive, amicable, and respectable work environment.
∎ The Ramon Magsaysay Award (Asian version of the Noble prize) has been awarded to its Executive Director in 2010. In 2018, CDD was recognized by the Government of Bangladesh as one of the best organizations working on disability and development issues.
∎ Since November 2017, CDD in partnership with CBM is implementing humanitarian response for the Rohingyas and Host Communities in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. As per operational strategy 2020-22, the current key activities of the response consist of (1) the provision of multidisciplinary rehabilitation services, (2) running of a Therapy Corner to provide rehabilitation and other related services for the Children with severe impairments, and (3) technical support to mainstream organizations, advocacy with sectors to include persons with disabilities in the humanitarian action.
∎ CDD Office is now accepting applications for: Inclusion Coordinator under AHP supported project.
∎ Contract Duration: Upto June 2023, high possibility to extend (subject to Fund availability and NGO Affairs Bureau Approval). A 3 months performance objectives will be agreed, and on successful achievement of 3 months performance objectives, the contract will be continued.
∎ Reporting to: Program Operation Manager and be responsible to the Focal – Rohingya Response, under the overall management of the Director and Executive Director of CDD.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Project Management:
∎ Contribute to planning, implementation, and monitoring of consortium project interventions in coordination with CBM and CDD teams. Current consortium projects focus on inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH), protection services, Education, Health & DRR.
∎ Support CBM’s Humanitarian Disability Inclusion Coordinator to develop a detailed action plan for implementation of advocacy/ technical advisory strategy with partner mainstream actors.
∎ In collaboration with CBM’s Humanitarian Disability Inclusion Coordinator, implement and monitor the action plan and complete narrative reporting as required.
∎ In collaboration with CDD finance officers, monitor project expenditure against budget and financial reporting on disability mainstreaming activities.
∎ Assist in mid-term and end of project evaluation.
∎ Support CDD’s MEAL officer to capture important learning milestones in the advocacy strategy and present the same to relevant mainstream stakeholders.
∎ Develop case studies either show casing good practices of inclusion of persons with disabilities in various sectors or documenting various barriers or challenges for persons with disabilities to be included in humanitarian assistance
∎ Capacity Building:
∎ Based on the Humanitarian Inclusion Standards, work with targeted mainstream organizations to incorporate disability inclusion into MEAL frameworks and develop implementation plan to meet indicators.
∎ Design and support humanitarian partners in collecting disability disaggregated data using the Washington Group Short Set of Questions and conducting Capacity Gap Analysis, including focus group discussion inclusive of persons with disabilities.
∎ In collaboration with CDD’s Training Coordinator and CBM’s Humanitarian Disability Inclusion Coordinator develop training packages on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action (ie. Collection of disability disaggregated data and use of the Washington Group of Questions, Inclusion of persons with disabilities in WASH, protection and other sectors, Use of disability inclusion standards, guidelines and tools, etc.).
∎ Work with targeted mainstream organizations to incorporate components on disability inclusion into their existing training materials and programs.
∎ Provide on-site technical support to humanitarian partners to improve inclusion of persons with disabilities in their projects.
∎ Develop IEC material which can be used for advocacy and sensitization at cluster level, and provide technical guidance on disability inclusion.
∎ Identify appropriate persons with disabilities among Rohingya & Host population in order to support affected communities voices being included in the humanitarian assistance (through either opportunities during various studies carried out by UN agencies and other humanitarian INGO/NGOs or through attending cluster coordination meetings when possible).
∎ Link with any national, regional or local initiatives to support OPD leaders, when possible.
∎ Maintain regular coordination with CDD teams to share information on challenges facing persons with disabilities to access services, develop joint solutions and share information on referrals.
∎ In collaboration with CDD Program Manager and Rehab Manager, develop training sessions for CDD teams to build capacity on disability inclusion and share examples of good practice.
∎ External Representation and Advocacy:
∎ Actively participate in the Age and Disability Working Group (ADWG) and Work with CBM, HelpAge International, HI and other like-minded organizations to develop strategy to ensure disability is addressed throughout the coordination mechanisms.
∎ In coordination with CBM Humanitarian Disability Inclusion Coordinator, participate in humanitarian coordination meetings & relevant cluster coordination meetings to identify opportunities to promote disability mainstreaming.
∎ Promote the use of existing guidelines and tools related to age and/or disability inclusive humanitarian action at cluster level.
∎ Participate in other meetings as required.
∎ Professional Development:
∎ Identify areas for professional development and in collaboration with CBM Humanitarian Disability Inclusion Coordinator develops an action plan to improve professional skills.
∎ Engage in self-directed learning to grow skills and competencies
∎ Seek feedback and support as necessary to improve skills and achieve objectives.
∎ You will also perform additional work according to the projects need and as being assigned by the CDD authority.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Ability to take initiative and generate ideas to complex situations.
∎ Diplomacy skills and ability to understand and handle multiple perspectives.
∎ Skills in inclusive facilitation and communication.
∎ Cross-cultural communication skills.
∎ Ability to prioritize workload in fast paced environment and handle stress with limited supervision.
∎ Willingness to learn and take on progressive portfolio of responsibilities.
∎ Excellent oral and written English and Bangla and capacity to product learning documents and products.
∎ Computer literacy (Microsoft Office, internet package).
∎ Experience in inclusion of at-risk groups ideally in humanitarian context- persons with disabilities, women, children, and older people.
∎ Experience in capacity building and delivering trainings, preferably in the field of age and /or disability
∎ Experience in humanitarian context/ Cox's Bazar context and preferably in an advocacy and/or technical support position
∎ Knowledge / understanding of humanitarian principles, architecture, disability inclusion standards and guidelines and Universal Design principles
∎ Periodic Field Visit in the Rohingya Camp Project Locations.
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Salary: Tk. 90000 - 99000 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Weekly 2 holidays
∎ Prorata basis festival allowances
∎ Life & Health Insurance as per organizational agreed coverage

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 28 Jun 2022

Company Information:
∎ 22 Jun 2022
∎ Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)
∎ Address : A-18/6, Genda, Savar, Dhaka-1340
∎ Web : www.cdd.org.bd
∎ Business : The Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) is a not for profit organization established in 1996 to develop a more inclusive society for persons with a disability. CDD`s mission is to address this by simultaneously educating the community in how to be more inclusive whilst also enabling persons with a disability to participate in society by providing them with essential supports. In this way persons with disabilities can be given the same rights, freedoms, dignity and quality of life as everyone else. CDD respects rights and dignity of all human beings including children, women and persons with disabilities . All staff members of CDD must sign a Child safeguarding Code of Conduct.

Category: NGO/Development

: CDD respects rights and dignity of all human beings including children, women, older persons, all sex, indigenous community and persons with disabilities. CDD complies with its child and vulnerable adult safeguarding policy and code of conduct. All staff of CDD must sign and adhere to this code of conduct.CDD highly encourages qualified women and persons with disabilities meeting the selection criteria to apply for this position.Candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit their application with updated CV, recent PP size photograph. Early submission is strongly encouragedOnly short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality.CDD is an equal opportunity employer. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy.

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