4 Entry Level Inclusive Education Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Humanity & Inclusion ~ Ugandan Jobline Jobs

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Organization:  Handicap International
Federation (Humanity & Inclusion)
Duty Station:   Kyangwali and Kyaka, Uganda
Reports to:  INCLUDE Project Manager
Length of contract:
10 months
Basic Salary: UGX
2,242,083
Handicap International Federation (operating under the name
Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial aid and development
organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and
disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their
essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their
dignity and fundamental rights.
In order to respond to the education needs of the Congolese
refugees and the hosting population in these camps located in the districts of
Kikuube and Kyegegwa (hosting respectively 116,915 and 118,876 refugees so a
total of 235,791 refugees), HI will start participating in a consortium project
targeting increased access to education for children with disabilities. The
project name is INCLUDE and it is funded by ECHO. The project will be
implemented in close collaboration with SCI, NRC, WCH and FCA. Implementation
will start in mid-March 2020 and continue till the end of 2020. The project
will support mainstream education actors to improve their capacity to create
inclusive education environments for children with disabilities within their
Education Response in line with the Education Response Plan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Ensure planning and field coordination of project activities with
internal and external stakeholders
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Participate in the monthly HI activity planning
meetings
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Develop monthly and weekly field activity plans
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Participate in the operationalising of project
MHPSS tools in the field
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Coordinate field activities with Inclusive
Education Officer.
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Ensure regular coordination meeting with MHPSS
and protection actors in the settlement.
Implement, facilitate and follow-up, on a daily basis, the project
activities in accordance with the project implementation plans
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In collaboration with the targeted school
management committees, school community stakeholders and in close collaboration
with the HI Physiotherapist and Education Officer:
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Assess needs of children with disabilities
identified in coordination with the physiotherapists, health services,
education communities and families and/or caretakers;
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Identify psychosocial needs of children with
disabilities, according to the assessment criteria.
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Conduct follow up home visits to children with
disabilities and their families/caretakers.
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According to the outcomes of the assessment of
the beneficiaries’ needs (taking into account her/his daily activities, his/her
needs in relation with education services access, the participation of her/his
care-giver, his/her access to services, etc.), elaborate an appropriate action
plan in coordination with the physiotherapist;
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Offer secure and appropriate psychosocial
support
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Provide psychosocial services based on the
informed consent of the beneficiary and adapted to her/his needs, taking into
account the limitations of the emergency responses;
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Actively involve the beneficiaries and their
caregivers at all stages of the assessment and response, in order to ensure the
relevance and sustainability of the intervention. The intervention has to be
based on the defined objectives in relation with access and retention in school
environment;
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Detect any evolution of the cases and will
modify the action plan accordingly or refer to relevant colleague, superior or
stakeholders;
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Ensure a proper follow up of the cases;
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Provide appropriate psychosocial school based
sessions to children with disabilities, including children, and/or their
caregivers, through family, groups and individual based approaches in
coordination with relevant services based on the specific situation of the
child.
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Provide comprehensive individual and group
sessions for children with disabilities and/or their caregivers jointly and /or
not with the PTs according the action plan define.
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Use various communication means (written,
spoken, etc.) during activities to ensure the self-expression of the beneficiaries.
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Identify his/her own limits and ask for support
before any acts that could cause harm to beneficiary.
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Refer beneficiary to other services when needed:
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Identify needs for referrals to other relevant
stakeholders and monitor referrals conducted in relationship with, the program
manager and the relevant Technical Advisor (MHPSS, Rehabilitation and/or
Education).
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Refer persons to appropriate services through
adequate referral system in place. Referrals can be discussed in team meetings
and in close collaboration with others colleagues;
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Recognize emergency situation or situations that
need immediate medical care or protection measure and react in consequence
making efforts to ensure that beneficiary get the appropriate services.
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Participate in facilitating psycho social
support activities at school and community level.
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Support coordinated intervention in school
environment
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Participate in capacity strengthening activities
through provision of training for education staff and mentoring of teachers on
MHPSS.
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Participate in inclusive education awareness
raising sessions focusing on MHPSS for Parent Teacher Associations and school
communities:
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Participate in disability assessments of school
children with disabilities alongside inclusion officers.
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Support schools in the proc ess of including
identified out of school children with disabilities
Participate in the data collection and MEAL activities of the project
In close collaboration with the MEAL team:
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Maintain complete individual files for each
person, including detailed descriptions of services provided and evolution of
the case;
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Ensure that complete beneficiary pack is
properly filled and signed;
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Respect all guidelines and documentation within
the project;
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Produce weekly activity reports and contribute
in the development of project reports using HI Uganda MEAL templates
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Maintain complete documentation for each
activity following the recommendations and template of the project manager
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Contribute to the development of the Program
Managers activity reports
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Participate in project review workshops
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Participate in assessments and facilitate
project evaluations at field level
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Facilitate participation of stakeholders and
beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation of activities
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Ensure that field data collection is charged with
the MEAL team
Manage and support the Community-Based Facilitator
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Participate in the recruitment of CBFs
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Provide support and on the job mentoring of the
CBFs
Demonstration of an ethics, safe, secure and professional practices
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To show professional ethics, respect and promote
Humanity & Inclusion mandate and humanitarian principles at all times
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To respect the Humanity & Inclusion
protection of children policy, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual
exploitation and abuse policy, the anti-fraud bribery and corruption policy and
report to your line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams
or partners.
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To report any incident or act that causes any
harm to beneficiary or to others
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To contribute to the definition and/or update of
security framework at field level
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To observe at all times strict commitment to
Humanity & Inclusion Security & Safety regulations as per procedures in
place at mission level
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To support information internal dissemination to
relevant focal persons at mission level aiming at reinforcing security and
safety of Humanity & Inclusion staff and assets
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To participate in security meetings upon the
line manager request and report relevant information to the appropriate persons
Other Responsibilities: Any other tasks deemed necessary by the
line manager
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
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The applicant for the Handicap International Inclusive
Education Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Inclusive
Education, Special Needs Education or Education combined with relevant experience
working with children with disabilities
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Allied Bachelor Degree (OT, SLT, Psychology,
Child development) if applicant has relevant Education
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One year of professional experience in an NGO at
officer level
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At least 2 years of professional experience in
Education
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Experience in consortia lead projects
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Experience in the fields of inclusion /
accessibility of services / services to persons with disabilities
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Experience in training of adults
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Experience working in refugee context.
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Proven project activity implementation skills in
collaboration with stakeholders
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Capacity building, training and coaching skills
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Perfect fluency in written and oral English and
strong report writing skills;
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Familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel,
PowerPoint) and internet
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Fluently spoken local languages will be an added
advantage
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Knowledge of project cycle and related tools and
methodologies
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Knowledge of the Education and Disability
Sectors in Uganda
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Ability to work under high pressure;
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Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
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Strong communication and networking skills
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Strong interest in the fields related to HI
mandate
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Strong team player and ability to work
independently
Starting Date: 2nd
March 2020
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Humanity and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity
Employer, we encourage females and persons with disabilities to apply to become
a part of our organization.
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HI staff must adhere to the values and
principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these values, HI
operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Sexual
Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and
corruption.
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Recruitment to all jobs in HI includes, in
particular, criminal record checks and the collection of
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relevant references.
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HI does not solicit funds in exchange for
employment opportunities.
All candidates should send an updated CV (3 pages max,
including three professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a
cover letter to HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating the
position applied for and preferred duty station
NB: Any efforts to
influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.
Disclaimer: The
above positions are subject to confirmation of donor funds and only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 2nd February 2020



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