• Handicap International is implementing a project titled: Improving inclusive prevention of and response to violence and abuse against children and other vulnerable populations of Cox`s Bazar
• The project is planned for the protection of children and women subject to violence and abuse in the Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazila under Cox`s Bazar district. Girls and children, and especially children with disabilities, are more subject to violence and abuse due to the power relations between genders in targeted areas and the widespread discriminations towards people with disabilities and girls. Girls with disabilities face double discrimination, on the basis of disability and gender. Major gaps identified under the protection activities concerns the lack of rehabilitation services for survivors and the support to their economic self-reliance. The gap in terms of child protection activities is reflected by a gap in terms of funding for child protection activities in this targeted area. A holistic approach to protection will be developed under the project in order to prevent and respond to the risks and consequences of violence and abuse in the host communities in Ukhya and Teknaf Upazilas (sub-districts) of Cox`s Bazaar district. While the overall objective of the project is to prevent and respond to violence and abuse, the specific objective is that children, youth, families, communities, services and authorities establish inclusive child protection safety nets, preventing violence and abuse on children, and supporting survivors of violence for immediate assistance and longer-term rehabilitation and inclusion
Job Description / Responsibility
• OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THE JOB:
• The Reintegration Officer supports the survivors of violence and abuse to quality, coordinated and inclusive services through the strengthening of a multi-sectoral task force of practitioners, by following a personalized approach to support skill development, employment creation and income generation, building capacity of community volunteers and working closely with Disability Officers, protection officer and psychosocial officers.
• Key Responsibilities:
• Responsibility 1: Personalized support to SGBV survivors of violence and abuse for their rehabilitation and build their self-reliance by assessing livelihood opportunities
• Support victims access to services
• Support to practitioners of health centres/clinics to define / implement an action plan improving child friendly and disability inclusive medical care to survivors of violence and abuse.
• Support to reintegration and self-reliance of survivors.
• Training and mentoring of workers involved in childcare and sexual and gender-based violence on child protection, disability inclusion, referral pathway, support groups and reporting mechanisms.
• Support to one-stop crisis cells towards an effective child-friendly and disability inclusive multi-disciplinary case management of survivors of violence and abuse.
• Update personalized livelihood assessments for survivors, including business plans and ensure regular updates to plans, based on the progress towards self-reliance.
• Provide ongoing quality of life support to beneficiary households through coaching and household or workplace visits, including on disaster resilience
• Support skill development of survivors, through the identification of training needs, planning. organisation and facilitation of training and/or identification of external training providers
• Ensure respect of HI technical policies, methods and approaches in order to ensure quality during project implementation, in linkage with the Technical Unit
• Responsibility 2. Build linkages with the local community, Disabled Peoples’ Organizations and other local stakeholders
• Ensure effective cooperation, coordination and representation of the project with local stakeholders in working area
• Facilitate analysis of market opportunities through meetings with service providers, businesses and business associations and support beneficiaries to better access to markets for purchasing and product/service selling
• Support DPOs in conducting advocacy with governmental authorities and facilitating access of people with disabilities to existing governmental safety nets or other services .
• Oversee community awareness sessions conducted by Community Livelihood Workers
• Facilitate mapping of the livelihood services providers and wage employers in the project locations and set up linkages with beneficiary for creating wage employment
• Responsibility 3. Capacity building of community volunteer on disability-inclusive livelihoods and self-reliance activities:
• Capacity building of community volunteer on theoretical and practical skills related to inclusive livelihoods, poverty graduation and quality of life, including data collection via active involvement in delivering trainings, workshops and provision of continuous on the job support
• Responsibility 4. Ensure the linkage between survivor rehabilitation, social integration and livelihood by collaborating closely with Disability Officers, psychosocial counselor and protection officer
• Contribute to livelihoods assessment and plan for self-reliance of the survivors considering rehabilitation and social factors of the survivors in collaboration with the Disability Officer, protection officer.
• Collaborate closely with the Disability Officer, psychosocial counselor and protection officer at every step of the self-reliance and reintegration processes
• Monitor the linkage between rehabilitation progress of the person with a disability and graduation targets in terms of their inclusion in employment
• Responsibility 5. Contribute to the monitoring, data collection and documentation processes of the project related to self reliance and social reintegration of the beneficiaries
• Ensure indicator tracking related to the progress of survivors towards self-reliance and social integration in the working area
• Contribute to development and roll out of monitoring tools, data collection and report writing.
• Maintain and update beneficiary files related to livelihood assessments, household/business plans, asset donation certificates, beneficiary training/workshop records, and other progress updates,
• Contribute to the collection of case studies to monitor progress of targeted survivor with disabilities
• Develop work plans, activity reports, meeting reports and other periodic reports
• Participate in preparing and implementing the exit strategy of the project along with other stakeholders.
• Ensure that beneficiary households are provided with documents such as the household/ business plan, asset donation certificate, rehabilitation plan, etc.
• Other responsibilities :
• Participate in the assessment of gaps and needs in the sector of intervention and exchange information with the Project manager
• Respect of HI identity, rules and policies
• He/she acts in the same capacity as the other team member in his/her absence as assign by the management
• He/she takes part in orientation exercises for new staffs, during mission visits by HI national or regional staffs and during HQ visiting staffs.
• He/she work with the project manager during development of annual plan and budget for the project activities. The employee is expected to perform any other tasks in addition to the aforementioned upon request
Master degree in the development, social science sector, law etc
• 3 to 4 year(s)
• University Degree (BA) in Social Work, Social Science, rural livelihoods or related field/ B.Sc with specialized certification in Agriculture or related disciplines.
• Minimum 3 years of work experience in relevant field, preferably in a livelihood or poverty graduation project with a focus on vulnerable groups
• Experience participating in training (material development, training facilitation) and coaching of beneficiaries and on-the-job capacity building of community workers
• Good oral and written communication skills in Bengali and English
• Proven analytical and planning skills and capacity for lateral thinking
• Computing skills (MS office package- both in English and Bangla)
• Experience and comprehensive understanding of disability
• Experience of working in remote community settings
• Experience in contributing to data collection and indicator tracking within development projects or programs
• POSITION IN THE ORGANIZATION CHART:
• Under Project Manager
• TYPE OF CONTRACT: Fixed Term
• END DATE OF THE CONTRACT: 31 March 2018
Interested candidates should send their Application Letter and CV (only soft copy) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to receive the applications is 17 April 2017 until 12h A.M. Only short listed candidates will be notified.
Please indicate ‘Reintegration Officer’ in the subject line of the email.
Handicap International 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.
Any sort of persuasion by person, phone, email or other means in this regard will automatically disqualify the candidate
Application Deadline : Apr 17, 2017