Sign Language Interpreter NGO Jobs – Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)

Job Title:     Sign Language Interpreter
Organization: Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)
Duty Station:
Nakivale, Isingiro District, Uganda
Reports to: INCLUDE
Project Manager
About US:
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.
While the South
Sudanese influx has slowed over the course of 2017, from a peak of over 2000
arrivals per day to an average of less than 100 per day, the Congolese influx
has increased since late December 2017. There are currently 389,276 Congolese
refugees in Uganda with 54,993 of those arriving since January 1st 2019. Most
refugees are fleeing inter-communal violence in DRC’s Ituri region and North
Kivu. They are mainly being resettled in Kyangwali and Kyaka II settlements in
Western Uganda.
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, Isingiro and Kyegegwa (hosting
respectively 123,031, 140,723 and 123,658 refugees so a total of 387,412
refugees), HI is starting participating in a consortium project targeting
increased access to education for all children including 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 just started in mid-July 2020 and continues 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:  Under the supervision of the INCLUDE Project
Manager and in direct coordination Project Teams, the Voice/ Sign language
Interpreter will:
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Provide Sign
Language interpretation to the Inclusive Education Officer with hearing
impairment in her day to day activities within the fulfilment of her Inclusive
Education Officer role which comprises of the following responsibilities:
·       
Ensure
proper field coordination and planning of project activities with internal and
external stakeholders
·       
Implement
and follow-up, on a daily basis, the project activities in accordance with the
project implementation plans
·       
Participate
in the data collection and MEAL activities of the project in close
collaboration with the MEAL team
·       
Manage
and support the Community-Based Facilitators
·       
Ensure
proper coordination with local authorities, partners, communities and other
stakeholders
·       
It is
therefore expected that the voice/sign language interpreter will provide sign
language/voice interpretation for the IEO and the people she will interact with
in performance of the responsibilities listed above.
Provide Sign
Language interpretation during training/Meetings/workshops
·       
The
Uganda Voice/ Sign Language interpreter will be responsible for helping
individuals with hearing impairment understand what is being said in a variety
of settings including one on one communication, workshops, trainings, seminars,
conferences, events, and other organizational settings
Provide sign
language trainings for staffs and beneficiaries
·       
It is
expected that the voice/sign language interpreter will provide sign language
for HI staff and beneficiaries who include children with hearing impairment,
teachers in HI schools of intervention in Kyaka II, Nakivale and Kyangwali
settlements, District education officers, and other relevant groups. The
interpreter will be required to research technical and/or complex information
to accurately interpret the subject matter from spoken language to sign
language and vice versa while mediating the deaf culture.
Demonstration of an
ethics, safe, secure and professional practices
·       
To show
professional ethics, respect and promote Humanity & Inclusion mandate and
humanitarian principles at all times
·       
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.
·       
To
report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others
·       
To
contribute to the definition and/or update of security framework at field level
·       
To
observe at all times strict commitment to Humanity & Inclusion Security
& Safety regulations as per procedures in place at mission level
·       
To
support information internal dissemination to relevant focal persons at mission
level aiming at reinforcing security and safety of Handicap International staff
and assets
·       
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 in line with the scope of
project activities.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
for the Humanity & Inclusion Sign Language Interpreter job must hold a Diploma
in Ugandan Sign Language is Mandatory
·       
Other
relevant Bachelor Degrees if proven experience in Education/Humanities and the
field of disability inclusion
·       
At least
3 years of professional experience in Education/ Development/Humanitarian
Sector at officer level
·       
Experience
in consortia lead projects
·       
Experience
in the fields of inclusion / accessibility of services / services to persons
with disabilities
·       
Experience
in training of adults
·       
Experience
working in refugee context.
·       
Experience
working inclusion / DPO sector would be an added advantage
·       
Knowledge
of local languages in the South West including is an advantage
Competencies
Mandatory
·       
Adherence
to standards of confidential communication.
·       
Conducting
him/ her in a manner appropriate to the specific interpreting situation.
·       
Demonstrated
respect for the deaf consumers, colleagues and the wider society
·       
Observing
ethical business practices.
·       
Always
observe punctuality;
·       
Be
properly dressed as the situations may dictate.
Key
·       
Strong
command of English,
·       
Excellent
receptive and voicing skill. Ability to understand what a person with hearing
impairment has said (expressed in sign language) and voice it accurately.
·       
Excellent
expressive skill – proper use of body language, facial expression, tone of the
message etc.
·       
Ability
to communicate effectively using all relevant means whilst tailoring
communication to the person being addressed.
·       
Ability
to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and sensitivity of people
from diverse cultural backgrounds
·       
Ability
to translate for children affected by safeguarding incidents.
·       
Demonstrated
evidence of ongoing professional development
·       
Ability
to cope with flexible hours of working and a willingness to travel, sometimes on
short notice
·       
Awareness
of the needs of the deaf and Deaf Culture is crucial
Personal Qualities:
·       
Ability
to work under high pressure.
·       
Ability
and willingness to regularly travel to field sites.
·       
Strong
interpersonal and intercultural skills
·       
Good
communication and networking skills
·       
Strong
interest in the fields related to HI mandate
·       
Strong
result oriented with ability to challenge existing mind sets. 

Conditions: 
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Length of contract: 05 months
Basic Salary:
Dependent on the level of experience
NB:
Humanity and
Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage females and persons
with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization.
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)
HI does not solicit
funds in exchange for employment opportunities.
How to Apply:
If you feel you meet
the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three
professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter to
the HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating Application for
Voice/Sign Language Interpreter not later
(Please do follow
the application process as detailed above to avoid disqualification) Any
efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic
disqualification.
Deadline: 2nd August 2020 by 5:00pm
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