Entry Level Inclusion Officer NGO Job Opportunities – Handicap International

Job Title:        Inclusion Officer
Organisation: Handicap International
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Inclusion Supervisor
Salary: UGX 1, 319,623 monthly gross
About US:
Handicap International 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. Handicap International is outraged by
the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we
aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences,
where everyone can live in dignity.
Job Summary: The Inclusion
Officer will work in close collaboration with MEAL department, the inclusion
officer will participate to the implementation and development of activities
designed to support;
  • HI field teams to provide a more inclusive
    response to humanitarian needs in our fields of action: Protection, MHPSS,
    Rehabilitation and Cash based interventions within Omugo (Rhino Extension)
    and Imvepi settlements;
  • Other agencies and NGO to develop more
    inclusive programmes and projects to participate in a more inclusive
    global response to the refugee crisis.

Key Duties and
Participatory barriers and facilitators assessments: In close
coordination with the project managers and field teams, and under the management
of the Inclusion Supervisor, the Inclusion officer is participating in the
implementation of assessments of vulnerable people’s access to services in the
settlements of Omugo (Rhino Extension and Imvepi)
  • To contribute and participate in the
    development and review of tools and materials to conduct inclusive
    participatory barriers and facilitators assessments;
  • To contribute to the organisation and
    implementation of the assessments using tools and materials developed and
    HI quality standards – conduct interviews, field observation, focus groups
    and community meetings.
  • To contribute to the production of reports
    identifying and documenting factors of vulnerability, resilience and
    barriers to access services;
  • To participate in the service mapping
    development to identify services that can facilitate and support a more
    inclusive response as well as services needing support to be ;ore
Community mobilisation, sensitisation and capacity building; In
close coordination with the project managers and field teams, and under the
management of the Inclusion Supervisor, the Inclusion Officer is participating
in the implementation of activities targeting refugees and host communities
designed to improve their mobilisation, awareness and capacities in the field
of inclusion.
  • To identify, map and create links with
    community based organizations, networks or focal points and other
    organisations engaged in the inclusion of the most vulnerable people;
  • Sensitize existing and developed community
    based initiatives on Inclusion approaches;
  • Support community based initiatives and
    associated service providers to implement activities following an
    inclusive approach;
  • Develop and implement capacity building
    sessions for key informants and key community members and authorities to
    support better inclusion.
Awareness raising and capacity building of service providers: Under
the line management of the Inclusion Supervisor, the Inclusion Officer will
participate in activities designed to improve inclusiveness improvement in
service delivery to refugees and host communities. Those activities will target
staffs internally and externally.
Internal activities:
  • To participate to the organization and
    facilitation of activities organized by the MHPSS and protection team so
    as to assess their inclusiveness and support inclusion action plan
  • To contribute to the provision of
    information, sensitization and training sessions to HI operational teams.
    This could consist of awareness raising sessions, as well as direct
    provision of both formal and on-the-job trainings.
External activities:
  • To contribute to the development and
    implementation of sensitisation and training tools and materials complying
    with HI’s quality standards and inclusive approach;
  • To contribute to organizational, sectorial
    and individual capacity building sessions (training, awareness, technical
    guidance, sensitization on guidelines etc.);
  • To disseminate sensitization materials,
    trainings materials, guidelines and other relevant documents among the
    local organizations and other INGO (as needed);
  • To contribute to workshops on services
    accessibility with partner NGO;
  • To support the drawing of participative
    action plans;
  • To support the implementation of inclusion
    action plans through capacity building, coaching, monitoring and evaluation
MEAL Activities Support: The inclusion officer, as member of
the MEAL department, will also support the development and implementation of
MEAL action plan specifically on inclusion related topics.
  • To participate and contribute in the drawing
    of activity, project and programme reports;
  • To participate and contribute to project
    and programme reviews;
  • To participate in inclusion related
    studies or surveys;
  • To participate and contribute to relevant
    beneficiaries, community and project meetings;
  • To contribute and participate to lessons
    learned workshop and other learning activities.
Other Responsibilities
Demonstration of an ethics, safe, secure and professional practices
  • To show professional ethics, respect and
    promote HI mandate and humanitarian principles at all times
  • To respect beneficiary’s privacy and
    confidentiality (among others, he/she only share medical information with
    medical related staff/persons directly involved in beneficiary’s care and
    same for protection matters)
  • To actively involve beneficiaries at all
    stages of the assessment and response
  • Demonstrate willingness to improve his/her
    own knowledge and skills by participating actively in any training
    sessions, capacity building activities…
  • To respect the HI 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
  • To report any incident or act that causes
    any harm to beneficiary or to others
  • Ensure the strict application of the
  • Report any incident in which s/he’s
    involved/witnessed immediately;
Coordination and representation
  • Participating to the weekly team meetings;
  • Participate to all HI’s internal meetings
    upon request from line manager;
  • Participating, upon request from line
    manager, in external meeting as inclusion technical resource;
  • Any other tasks deemed necessary by the
    line manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Handicap
    International Inclusion Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in the fields of,
    Humanitarian Assistance
    , Development and International Cooperation,
    Social Sciences, Health, Law or related
  • Two
    years of professional experience in an NGO position
  • Two
    years of professional experience in the field of protection of vulnerable
  • Extensive
    on disability and/or working experience with persons with
  • Medical
    knowledge or experience in health/medical and/or rehabilitation field;
  • Ability
    to work under pressure
  • Strong
    interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Good
    on and networking skills
  • Familiar
    with MS Office (Word, Excel) and internet
  • One
    year of professional experience working with refugees
  • Experience
    in survey and assessment delivery
  • Experience
    in social cohesion and/or community mo
  • Proven
    capacity building and coaching skills
  • Knowledge
    of any Local language (Lugbara, Kakwa or Juba Arabic) is desired.
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Salary Scale: Ugx.1, 319,623 Monthly Gross
Length of contract:  5 months.
Living conditions: Living inside the settlement on working days
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join Handicap International
are encouraged to send their updated CVs (3 pages max, including three
professional references) with cover letters to HR Coordinator at
job.uganda@handicap-international-ug.org with the subject “Application to Inclusion
Deadline: 1st April 2018
NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment
process will lead to automatic disqualification. Applicants from West Nile
region are strongly encouraged to apply.
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