Rehabilitation Technical Specialist

Job Description

Title: Rehabilitation Technical Specialist

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

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy. A Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science, Public Health, Disability Management will be an added advantage.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

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 situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster 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 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, build capacities of local stakeholders, and reduce 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, primary health care, protection, and MH/PSS.
∎ HI is currently implementing development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram, Sitakindu, and Cox`s Bazar district 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 staffs: Around 292 National staffs and 08 international staffs
∎ The Rehabilitation Technical Specialist contributes within the country to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the country, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. He/she shares with all HI managers the responsibility of sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes.
∎ Job Location: Cox’s Bazar for an initial period of 5 months, after that position might be based in Dhaka with 60% - 70% travel to different project locations/ field bases.
∎ Line Manager: Technical Unit Manager
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-term
∎ Duration of the Contract: As early as possible to 30th June 2022 with the possibility of extension.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Objective-1: Expertise
∎ Contributes to the country strategies in line with the global strategies
∎ Provides sectorial technical inputs to the STRATOPs of the Programmes under his/her scope and in his sectorial scope, in line with the global STRATECH and ensures relevant follow up.
∎ Ensure technical support to projects in line with the global technical frameworks and standards on his sectorial scope.
∎ Provide adequate technical guidance and support to Project Managers when relevant (adapt standards to PM’s tools, contribute to proposal writing and reporting) in line with strategies, standards, and mandatory transversal approaches.
∎ Ensure adequate support to multi-sector responses within projects, in line with the other Specialists.
∎ Ensure a local sectorial watch, best practice capture on his sectorial scope.
∎ Contribute to recruitment and briefing when relevant.
∎ Ensure technical learning from projects.
∎ Contribute to projects’ capitalization and ensure technical learning from projects in his sectorial scope.
∎ Ensure the control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of HI’s activities in the Programmes under his scope.
∎ Ensure regular technical quality control of projects and programmes and issue warnings and recommendations.
∎ Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations, if applicable, in his sectorial scope.
∎ Ensure compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakes.
∎ Contributes to the development of research and innovation projects in the region when relevant, in his sectorial scope.
∎ Suggest and steer technical innovation projects.
∎ Identify the priorities of Research and Studies and steer R&S.
∎ Contribute to the Technical Divisions professional channel animation.
∎ Contribute to the global animation of the professional channels under his sectorial scope coming from the Technical Divisions (community of practice…).
∎ Animate a local talent pool in his sectorial scope (carry out technical interviews of candidates and produce recommendations, identify the needs regarding training).
∎ Objective-2: Influence
∎ Contribute to the local external prestige and influence of HI’s expertise in his sectorial scope.
∎ Represent the technical expertise of HI throughout the local relevant networks.
∎ Contribute to advocacy on specific themes in line with the global advocacy priorities.
∎ Contribute to communication messages locally in line with the global communication priorities.
∎ Objective-3: Business Development
∎ Ensure the development of major opportunities or new projects in the region under his sectorial scope.
∎ Contributes to the context analysis in his sectorial scope.
∎ Contributes to the design and writing of new projects in the region and when asked in other countries within the Geographic Division.
∎ Identify & transform major opportunities in the region under his scope.
∎ Contributes to the conception of major projects (multiple countries, one theme) or of new projects in the region.
∎ Identify & develop local partnerships and/or consortium with NGOs, Institutions, and Companies on technical priorities or important topics in the region under his sectorial scope.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 30 years
∎ At least 5 years of experience in providing technical support to programmes in the field of Rehabilitation in a humanitarian context in a Senior Position.
∎ Strong experience in emergency response: acute injury management, setting-up. rehabilitation point in the refugee camp, prescription, and provision of assistive devices, etc.
∎ At least 3-4 years of experience as a rehabilitation professional (OT, PT) in providing technical support to programme, including the capacity to design and facilitate training and on-the-job coaching.
∎ The different schools of thought and explanatory models of disability and the application of certain tools.
∎ International human rights frameworks.
∎ Frameworks and mechanisms of international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance.
∎ Strategies for fighting exclusion and discrimination.
∎ The technical issues concerning his/her service sector, and the stakeholders and professionals in his/her service sector.
∎ Full knowledge of at least one profession in his/her sector.
∎ Producing written and oral institutional communication in English, producing clear, concise, and responsible communication suited to the interlocutor (adult or child); adapting communication and messages to an intercultural environment, and remotely.
∎ Negotiating and managing problems and conflicts.
∎ Establishing clear frameworks, rules, and limits.
∎ Supporting and motivating a person or group.
∎ Adapting leadership to the group to lead it towards a shared objective.
∎ Planning the activities by setting clear, specific, and measurable objectives.
∎ Developing new resources or adapting existing resources in order to improve them and/or adapt them to the context, if necessary (able to identify and respond to Nexus Emergency/Development issues).
∎ Assessing the impact/effects of the activities implemented in his/her service sector.
∎ Promoting participation and cooperation in the activities in his/her service sector and in multi-disciplinary/sector-based work.
∎ Using capacity-building techniques with adults (training of adults).
∎ Using different pedagogical models.
∎ Some knowledge of training engineering.
∎ Experience in project management.
∎ Audacious (shows initiative/entrepreneurial).
∎ Good reaction capacity.
∎ Working as part of a team/network, cooperating.
∎ Respect for the opinion and enhancement of the skills of others with a view to shared action.
∎ Ability to give and receive constructive feedback; discussing with multi-disciplinary teams, working as part of a network, and collaborating.
∎ Empathy
∎ Showing interest in what each person is experiencing and feeling, putting oneself in the other person’s shoes, listening to his/her needs, being accepting rather than judgmental.
∎ Resilience to stress and uncertainty.
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

∎ Tk. 154536 - 163890 (Monthly)
∎ Hardship Allowance will be added in addition to working under 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: 15 Jun 2021

Company Information:
∎ 2 Jun 2021
∎ 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 specialized in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political and non-profit making, it works alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, whatever the context, offering them assistance and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organisation has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergency situations. It operates as a federation made up of a network of eight associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) which 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 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 not only with persons with disabilities but also with their families, their communities, and the society. The main office is based in Dhaka, and presently there are 3 site offices in Sitakundo, Kurigram and in Cox’sbazar.

Presently HI Bangladesh is implementing projects on integrating disability in community based disaster risk reduction and response; economic empowerment of extreme 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 2 References (Current Supervisor only) including Head of HR of the current employer to by Tuesday, 15 June 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.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.