Inclusive Education Officer

Job Description

Title: Inclusive Education Officer

Company Name: Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh

Vacancy: 04

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Teknaf, Ukhia)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, preferably Master’s Degree in Special Education/ Education/ Disability-Education B. Ed/B.S.Ed., M. Ed/M. S. Ed. will be given preference.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 2 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): Education, Education and Training, Education Research, Educational Content Development, Inclusive Education, Non formal education program, Non formal education project implementation
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s): NGO, Development Agency

Job Context:
∎ HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society. HI is an independent and impartial aid organization working in poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster situations throughout Bangladesh. With projects in different districts of the country, HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and local humanitarian actors in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions, promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights, and provide sustainability in its action. As one of the key organizations in the disability sector, HI has a wide range of projects which assist to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their issues in emergency and development contexts, building capacities of local stakeholders, and reducing the impact of natural and human-made disasters. Particularly in Cox`s Bazar district, HI is providing services in rehabilitation, MH/PSS, SRH, protection and inclusive education with an inclusion mainstreaming approach to refugees and host population affected by the forcibly displaced undocumented Myanmar nationals. HI`s multi-sectoral mobile units (MU) and static approach are currently working in 15 camps located in both Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas and surrounding host areas providing comprehensive services in physical rehabilitation, and primary health care, protection, and MH/PSS.
∎ HI is currently implementing development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram, Sitakindu, and Cox`s Bazar districts through 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 2 coordination offices( Dhaka and Cox Bazar).
∎ Operational Thematic: Livelihood, Health and Rehabilitation, Protection, Inclusion, Education, and Atlas Logistic
∎ Number of staff: Around 274 National staff and 06 international staff
∎ HI is currently looking for some Inclusive Education officers for its "Enhancing inclusive Access to Equitable learning and Education to Girls and Boys with Disabilities of Rohingya Refugee and Host Community" project funded by the UNICEF.
∎ *The positions will be hired upon the approval of the grant.
∎ Job Location: (02)-Teknaf & (02)-Ukhiya, Cox`s Bazar
∎ Line Manager: Team Manager
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-term
∎ Duration of the Contract: As early as possible to 30 June 2023.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Objective-1: Training and Material Development (Inclusive Education)
∎ Provide technical guidance to field-level educational facilitators (teaching staff) & non-teaching staff to address their challenges in implementing inclusive education such as classroom management, reasonable accommodations, Individual Education Plan (IEP), and harmonization among children with disabilities.
∎ Communicate with relevant partner organizations and officials for developing inclusive education plans for education facilities
∎ Regular communication with technical staff in rehabilitation and accessibility to implement comprehensive support on specific learning needs of children with disabilities and teachers
∎ In Coordination with STO, He or she is responsible for the modification and adjustment of learning materials appropriate for the specific type of children with disabilities
∎ Monitor inclusive educational activities of targeted children from an expected technical outcome based on respective IEP & IRP
∎ Participating in close collaboration with the STO on the design or update of tools and processes according to the needs.
∎ Supervising the implementation of the field tools validated by inclusive technical referent (HI)
∎ Checking the quality of learning materials/raw materials (for developing accessible educational material) purchased before receiving a delivery from the supply chain
∎ Raising urge for change, providing updates, and identifying improvement areas of relevant education activities according to the field requirement
∎ Regular communication at the field level with external education actors and reporting updates to the line manager
∎ Objective-2: Supervision and Coordination
∎ Identify technical weaknesses, challenges, and strengths of the targeted educational facilities and provide concrete solutions and capacity building to address these issues
∎ Identify opportunities for possible internal and external coordination and notify TM
∎ Monitoring the activities of targeted educational facilities for quality, efficiency, and appropriate response to the identified needs and report immediately
∎ Supervision and on-the-job capacity building of community volunteers in the field.
∎ Objective-3: Monitoring, Documentation, and Reporting
∎ Ensure relevant breakdown of data in documentation and event reports
∎ Ensure the data consolidation and archiving from the very beginning of joining
∎ Documentation of narrative case studies maintaining proper sequence of improvement stages both in photographs and videos (in excellent resolution) and including provided services of multi-disciplinary TEAM members towards a specific type of children with disabilities
∎ Objective-4: External Coordination
∎ In coordination with TM, provide training to other external partners.
∎ Regularly participate in the meetings of local authoritative stakeholders e.g., Camp Coordination Meetings Meeting at CiC offices, Upazila Coordination Meeting, etc.
∎ Regular communication with CiC as per need
∎ Take lead monthly sharing on the case study, gaps, challenges, and way forwards.
∎ Participate in the capacity development sessions (both online and offline) arranged by Cox's Bazar Education Sector and disseminate the learning among TEAM members.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 25 years
∎ Preferably 01-year of work experience in the same sector
∎ Experienced/academically enriched in developing Accessible Educational Material (AEM)
∎ Computer knowledge (MS office package- both in English and Bangla);
∎ Experience NGO experience in disability and education
∎ Experience with Rohingya Refugee and host community in Ukhia and/or Teknaf Upazila
∎ Able to work in emergency conditions
∎ Good analyzing skill
∎ Strong team-work approach
∎ Communication skills in verbal and written Bangla and English
∎ Knowledge of disability and inclusive education
∎ Sensitized on issues related to child protection, protection of gender-based violence, etc.
∎ Experienced in implementing inclusive education setup, preferably in the field of Emergency
∎ Experience working in a multidisciplinary team
∎ Knowledge of the Chittagonian / Rohingya language is a strong asset
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

∎ Tk. 55654 - 58993 (Monthly)
∎ Hardship Allowance will be added in addition to working in Cox`s Bazar District.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ Festival Bonus: 2

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 11 Jul 2022

Company Information:
∎ 11 Jun 2022
∎ Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh
∎ Address : House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
∎ Web :
∎ 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.

Category: NGO/Development

: Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply with the latest CV with 3 References (Current & Previous Supervisors only) including the Head of HR of the last employer to by Monday, 11th July 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The application will be reviewed on a rolling basis weekly.Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and they will be preferred in case of equal qualifications with other candidates.HI promotes and upholds the principles of equal opportunities and policies (PSEAH, Child Protection, etc.). HI has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives, or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in HI includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.HI is committed to a workplace that is safe for all people to grow professionally regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or race. HI extends this commitment to equality and Do No Harm to all staff, volunteers, partners, and beneficiaries. A strong commitment to these values, the humanitarian principles with a focus on equity and inclusion. A competitive candidate will uphold and implement these values in their personal and professional lives.Any sort of persuasion by the person, phone, email, or other means in this regard will automatically disqualify the candidate. The selected employee should clearly understand that all final offers of employment are contingent upon a successful reference check, the pre-employment screening will be performed for all selected applicants.

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