Inclusive Sports & Recreation Officer

Job Description

Title: Inclusive Sports & Recreation Officer

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

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Ukhia)

Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Minimum Bachelor's Degree, preferably Master's in Physical Education/ Sports/ Rehabilitation/ Social Sciences or any relevant discipline.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 2 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): Adolescent Engagement, Disability Inclusion, Game Development, Games, Sport activities, Sports events, sports knowledge
∎ 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 one (01) Inclusive Sports & Recreation Officer for its "Education Cannot Wait Multi-Year Resilience Programme (ECW MYRP)" project. The inclusive Sports & Recreation Officer is responsible to provide inclusive sports and other recreational activities to traditionally excluded children and adolescent girls with and without disabilities in the Rohingya and the host communities in Cox’s Bazar.
∎ Job Location: Ukhiya, Cox`s Bazar
∎ Line Manager: Senior Project Manager
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-term
∎ Duration of the Contract: As early as possible to 31 December 2022

Job Responsibilities:
∎ For all duties, Inclusive Sports & Recreation Officer maintains strict compliance with safety, confidentiality, and do no harm principles.
∎ Objective 1: Identification of beneficiaries
∎ Identify new participants for inclusive sports and recreational activities, in particular children and adolescent girls with disabilities.
∎ Coordinate with HI Project Officer-Service Linkage to engage those identified in an initial screening as interested in sports and recreational activities.
∎ Links with HI rehabilitation and education team and consortium partner to ensure inclusion of all children and adolescents with disabilities.
∎ Refer participants to other HI services if necessary.
∎ Objective 2: Ensure proper planning and implementation of inclusive sports and recreation activities
∎ Prepare periodic (weekly and monthly) work plans of the activities.
∎ Use appropriate tools designed with the technical unit and MEAL team to monitor participation in and outcome of activities.
∎ Mobilize traditionally excluded persons and organize them to participate including addressing social and familial barriers to participation in inclusive sports and recreational activities
∎ Design and supervises activities taking into account the location of the activity, and the gender and age level of participants in coordination with the technical unit
∎ Ensure activities are organized and taking place in a safe space and inclusive manner
∎ Coordinate the activities with education, MHPSS, and consortium partners to ensure the collaborative support of participants, including finding suitable land or space for inclusive sports activities.
∎ Follow-up of services with the participants, their caregivers, learning facilities, playgrounds, and other services accessed by regular and frequent support visits.
∎ Sensitize the local communities on the importance of recreational, sports & physical activities for all persons and support greater awareness and understanding through outreach activities
∎ Work in close collaboration with the volunteer, ensuring the quality of service
∎ Objective 3: Supervision and Training of the volunteers and center facilitators of CBLF
∎ Provide training to volunteers and center facilitators on inclusive sports and recreational activities, including adjusting activities and design and implementation.
∎ Provide technical supervision to activities volunteers, in coordination with the line manager and technical unit.
∎ Assist in the regular appraisal of the sports and recreational activities volunteers
∎ Objective 4: Documentation and Reporting
∎ Ensure timely feedback to volunteers regarding strengths and areas for improvement including the proposal for future training
∎ Write weekly reports reflecting program activities and ensure their timely submission
∎ Ensure that records and reports of beneficiaries are disaggregated by age, gender, and disability (if any).
∎ Prepare summary reports reflecting inclusive sports and recreational activities.
∎ Support the timely and efficient implementation of the monthly action plan
∎ Support to provide feedback on the implementation and ensure timely discussions on any challenges encountered while involving relevant persons/departments.
∎ Objective 5: Conduct
∎ Demonstrate care and respect for traditionally excluded persons
∎ Demonstrate an ethical and professional practice of outreach, inclusion, and facilitation
∎ Respect beneficiary confidentiality and privacy and ensure that volunteers maintain confidentiality and respect all beneficiary’s privacy
∎ Respect and promote HI’s Policies and report any violation of HI’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
∎ Report any incident or act that causes any harm to the beneficiary or others.
∎ Always interact with children in the presence of their parents or caregivers
∎ Always respect a refusal of treatment.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 25 years
∎ Preferably 02 years of relevant experience in inclusive sports and recreational activities.
∎ Experienced working with children and adolescent girls with disabilities will get priority.
∎ Experienced in Humanitarian Context, preferably in the field of inclusive sports, indoor and outdoor recreational activities/ games, and inclusion.
∎ Knowledge of disability and development, and inclusion.
∎ Computer knowledge (MS office package- both in English and Bangla).
∎ Sensitized on issues related to child protection, protection of gender-based violence, etc.
∎ Experience working in a multidisciplinary context.
∎ Knowledge of the Chittagonian/ Rohingya language is a strong asset.
∎ Knowledge of English and/or Burmese language.
∎ Strong team works approach.
∎ Motivated to work in Rohingya camps and host communities in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar.
∎ 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: 22 Jul 2022

Company Information:
∎ 22 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 Supervisor only) including the Head of HR of the current employer to by Friday, 22 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 the successful reference check, the pre-employment screening will be performed for all selected applicants.

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