Title: Inclusion Technical Specialist (ECHO Consortium)
Company Name: Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh
Job Location: Cox's Bazar
Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual
∎ Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy, preferably Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Science / Disability Management / Special Education / Social Science / Sociology / Social Welfare / Social Work / Development Studies / Women & Gender Studies / Psychology.
∎ At least 5 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): Disability Inclusion, Gender and Disability, Humanitarian emergency assistance programms, Humanitarian Principles, Humanitarian Response, Inclusive Leadership
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s): Development Agency, NGO
∎ HI has been operating in Bangladesh since 1997, implementing emergency and development actions aimed at improving protection, quality of life, and the promotion of rights of vulnerable individuals, including people with disabilities. HI`s current operations are centered Northern (Kurigram) and Southern parts (Cox Bazar). Currently, HI major operation is located in FDMN ( Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National/Rohingya refugee in a) camp in Cox Bazar with 3 field offices; Cox, Ukhiya, and Teknaf. HI- Bangladesh country strategy/startup ( 2021-2023) with one of the great focuses to create an operational balance between developmental and emergency operation; hence while maintaining the current emergency operation in Cox Bazar; HI is also extensively working to further expand the programme to others part of the country including host community of Cox`s Bazar. HI, current operation in Bangladesh mainly includes disability-inclusive extreme poverty graduation project, Inclusive Sports and Education, Health and Rehabilitation, Protection and MHPSS, Inclusive Humanitarian Responses, Inclusive Education, and Atlas Logistic (H2H logistic support), etc and operation is currently funded by BPRM, UNHCR, WFP, UNICEF, ECHO, HI Federation.
∎ Number of staff: Around 270 National staff and 06 international staff
∎ HI is currently looking for an Inclusion Technical Specialist for its ECHO consortium, the Cox Bazar project. Under the responsibility of the Technical Unit Manager, the Inclusion Technical Specialist (ECHO consortium, Cox Bazar) contributes within the country to the implementation of the project mandate and the strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she supports the scope and mandate of the ECHO consortium program, supporting the disability inclusion in the interventions of consortium partners through HI, He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the Rohingya response, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. HI has a Technical Unit (TU) that provides technical guidance and support to humanitarian actors intending to enhance the inclusiveness of their activities. The Inclusion Technical Specialist (ECHO consortium Cox Bazar)will be part of the Consortium Coordination Unit and will directly work with the Consortium Manager for all operation-related matters whereas the persons will work under the functional manager and Technical Supervision of the Technical Unit Manager (TUM) of HI. All the administrative obligations will remain under HI BGD as per the given policies and regulations. As reporting is a concern - the position will report to both Consortium Manager as well as Technical Unit Manager.
∎ Job Location: Cox`s Bazar
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-term
∎ Duration of the Contract: As early as possible to April 2023.
∎ Essential Responsibilities
∎ 1. Technical support
∎ Ensure the capacity strengthening for the consortium partners by the development of a disability inclusion action plan, on-site technical support, review of strategy, key tools, plans, and communication materials
∎ Lead planning, implementation, and monitoring of disability inclusion strategy of the ECHO consortium project
∎ Support the consortium partners for the assessment and data collection process including the development of methods and tools and conduction of individual interviews, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, surveys, etc.
∎ Ensure that the disability-inclusive MEAL framework, data collection, accountability, and feedback mechanisms are developed and revised periodically
∎ Identify training needs, plan and conduct training to enhance the capacity of the consortium partners' staff including inclusion officers external stakeholders, working groups, etc.
∎ Develop modules, and training materials and archive them as standard materials to be used for any other relevant training (knowledge management).
∎ Ensure periodic assessment of achievements of the capacity development plan and redesign the interventions, if needed
∎ Ensure mentoring/coaching to the Inclusion officer (consortium partners)
∎ Review project documents, guidelines, tools, IEC materials, etc. with a view to accessible communication and inclusion
∎ 2. Coordination, representation, and reporting
∎ Represent in various governance platforms of consortium and meetings to ensure disability inclusion strategy implementation, its progress and learnings are reviewed and widely shared and other events such as donor visits.
∎ Participate in various meetings with the HI team, partners, external stakeholders, etc.
∎ Establish a close collaboration with the inclusion officers (ECHO), and other STOs as needed as well as with the team leaders to ensure effective communication and coordination of transversal activities.
∎ Ensure functional engagement and coordination with rehabilitation, MHPSS, protection, and accessibility officers and advisors
∎ Ensure effective communication and coordination with consortium partners, external stakeholders, working groups, etc.
∎ Take part, upon request, in Technical Unit Coordination meetings and workshops.
∎ Field visits include the drafting of field reports to provide support to the consortium partners to implement inclusive activities.
∎ Lead donor reporting on disability inclusion by coordinating with inclusion officers from all agencies ensuring to track progress against outputs and all indicators
∎ Support the teams to produce regular reports on HI activities (newsletters, case studies, weekly activity reports, etc.).
∎ Prepare monthly action plans, monthly work reports, training reports, awareness session reports, meeting minutes, etc.
∎ Prepare case studies, training impact studies, lessons learned, evaluation reports, etc.
∎ Ensure evidence on disability inclusion is created among consortium partners
∎ 3. Supporting the team
∎ Contribute, upon request, to the recruitment of relevant technical positions, a consultant providing support on technical aspects of the consortium project.
∎ Ensure the technical support and monitoring of the Inclusion Officer dedicated to consortium members for on-job technical support.
∎ Age at least 25 years
∎ 05 years of experience after bachelor's study preferably in NGOs
∎ At least 4-5 years (s) working experience in development and humanitarian context specifically in disability and Inclusion.
∎ Experience in advising on the inclusion of at-risk groups namely persons with disabilities, women, children, and older people, engaging with cluster coordination systems, and working with partners implementing health, livelihood, protection, education programs
∎ Experience in team management, functional management, etc.
∎ Working &/or living experience with persons with disabilities and strong knowledge of disability, inclusion, and development issues in Bangladesh
∎ Demonstrable experience conducting assessments and undertaking data collection Significant experience in facilitating awareness raising, advocacy
∎ Strong experience in capacity building preferably in the field of disability
∎ Computer knowledge (MS office package- both in English and Bangla)
∎ Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written Bangla and English
∎ Have the capacity to maintain close and professional working relationships with beneficiaries, partners, and other stakeholders.
∎ Proven analytical and planning skills
∎ Ability to work under pressure and in a multicultural team environment
∎ Availability to travel to remote areas and spend time at the field level
∎ Ability to work both independently and within a team
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply
∎ Tk. 145652 - 162976 (Monthly)
∎ Hardship Allowance will be added in addition to working under Cox`s Bazar District. Salary will be determined based on experience, qualification, and budget availability.
Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ Festival Bonus: 2
∎ Leave: Sick Leave, Annual Leave, Medical Leave and Event Leave as per HI Policy.
Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.
Application Deadline: 25 Sep 2022
∎ 12 Sep 2022
∎ Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh
∎ Address : House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
∎ Web : https://hi.org/en/index
∎ Business : Business: Handicap International (HI) is an international aid organization specializing in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political, and non-profit making works alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, whatever the context, assisting them and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organization has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergencies. It operates as a federation made up of eight associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) that provide human and financial resources, manage projects, and raise awareness of Handicap International`s actions and campaigns.
HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. HI promotes an inclusive approach by focusing on access to services for all whenever possible rather than developing specific actions for persons with disabilities. HI works with persons with disabilities and with their families, their communities, and society. The main office is based in Dhaka, and presently there are 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 1 coordination office (Cox Bazar).
Presently HI Bangladesh is implementing projects on integrating disability in community-based disaster risk reduction and response; economic empowerment of extremely poor persons with disabilities; mainstreaming disability in livelihood interventions; support to refugees and surrounding communities, capacity building of professional associations; and support to Disabled People`s Organizations; among others.