Project Officer Vacancy (for Disability & Social Inclusion Project)
Position: Project Officer (1 open position: only for Thai citizen) for Disability & Social Inclusion project
Closing date: 31st January 2020
Handicap International that runs its program under the operating name Humanity & Inclusion (HI) seeks for a Disability Social Inclusion Project Officer for Thailand site. Based office is in Mae Sot with frequent travel to MLO and MRML camps and occasionally to Yangon and Bangkok
HI reserves the right to not accept applications submitted after the deadline. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for testing and an interview.
In Thailand, Handicap International, now operating under the name of Humanity & Inclusion (HI) started working in 1984 and first focused its actions on the delivery of mobility and assistive devices to Burmese landmine/ERW victims as a response to the influx from Myanmar. HI currently implements activities for Burmese refugees along the Thailand/Myanmar border under three thematic areas: Rehabilitation and Disability and Social Inclusion (DSI) including inclusive early child development (Growing Together), and Mine Risk Education (MRE). As from 2016, Thailand projects are framed in the Myanmar and Thailand Regional program.
Four projects are currently rolled out alongside Thailand-Myanmar border:
- Rehabilitation project implemented through provision of physiotherapy and occupational services, prosthetics and assistive devices production and, early detection by training the medical staff. It has been funded by EU Aid for Uprooted People (Tak Province, 3 camps) and UNHCR (2 camps in Sob Moie District, Mae Hong Son) in five camps in total.
- Disability social inclusion with Livelihood opportunities in the three camps of Tak province, funded by USBPRM and in 2 camps in Sob Moie District, Mae Hong Son Province funded by UNHCR.
- Growing Together project in 7 camps (3 Tak camps, 4 camps in Mae Hong Son) focusing on enabling children with disabilities or chronic illnesses, children at risk of developmental delays and psychological distress (0-12 years old), to develop their full potential on an equal basis with other children and acquire fundamental educational and social skills through games, sport, cultural arts, early years’ education and complementary learning, as well as support to their family members and/or caregivers.
- Landmines/ERW risk education in the nine camps along the border, funded by USBPRM.
Handicap International /Humanity & Inclusion (HI) wishes to put strong emphasis on monitoring, impact and lessons learned in order to assess projects’ achievements and outcomes and, to improve the methodologies and approaches proposed by the different projects. Lessons learning process shall involve project partners.
All projects are managed by the designated team leaders or managers whom are coached by the country manager.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Disability Social Inclusion Project Officer
Implement and manage Disability Social Inclusion (DSI) project activities under the supervision of his/her project manager and to enhance capacity of DSI Camp Based Staff to ensure the quality of DSI activities services.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF PROJECT OFFICER
Responsibility 1: Plan, monitor, implement the DSI activities and ensure quality
Aim: Ensure the activities are implemented on time with quality of services
Benchmarks: Qualitive community DSI services have been provided to clients with effective plan, case managing, monitoring and implementing activities
- Assist the DSI project manager in formulation and development of the project planning document, Planification Action Project,
- Produce monthly work plan based on project planning and report achievements during weekly team meeting,
- Support the DSI project manager in determining appropriate methodology to be used in the project,
- Remain overall responsible at the field level for the proper implementation of the DSI project objectives,
- Contribute to the identification of the tools needed for implementing the project activities and to their development, review and adjustment,
- Support the DSI project manager in developing a participatory monitoring and evaluation (PME) framework, methodology and related tools,
- Support the DSI Project Manager identifying and mobilizing any technical or documentary resources or additional skills for guaranteeing the quality of the project,
- Prepare the purchase requests and ensures that supplies/ material/ equipment needed in the camp DSI activities are sufficiently available for the smooth implementation,
- Participate to the recruitment process for the camp staffs under his/her responsibility and train them,
- Collect of field level DSI project data’s, check its reliability, compile into monitoring tools and use the data to analyse the performance of project’s activities and provide recommendations,
- At the field level initiate and facilitate exchanges and linkages across the different projects,
- Report to his/her line manager.
Responsibility 2: Empower, build capacity and coach camp staffs, Self Help Group (SHG) on DSI activities
Aim: Build capacity of DSI community staff to be able to provide the quality of community DSI services.
Benchmarks: camp-based staff is able to provide community DSI services with appropriate technique, safe, with respect the clinical criteria and intervention.
- Carry out the training need analysis of the DSI camp team,
- Develop appropriate training materials and tools to be implemented at the camp in collaboration with the project manager,
- Build the capacity and coach of the community DSI camp staffs,
- Carry out assessment of his/her team members as per the guidelines,
- Provide complementary training (Working Group, Self Help Group) to strengthen project intervention and increase in client age through appropriate referral mechanism,
- Identify partners’ needs for capacity building,
- Contribute to the development and implementation of capacity building response,
- Identify potential stakeholders with whom partnership can be developed in DSI activities, maintain the networks and working relations with the stakeholders/partners at the field level in order to strengthen the HI current actions.
- Input into CBS monthly meeting, HI-CBS monthly meeting, SHG monthly meeting, Shelter Working Group meeting, Livelihood Camp Committee meeting, Committee for Refugee Return etc.
Responsibility 3: Ensure communication, networking and coordination at field level for DSI activities
Aim: Under the supervision of his/her line manager, ensure implementation of good practices and good communication
Benchmarks: the project service is involved in mainstream camp health care system, moreover partners, camp authority and camp committee recognise HI and DSI activities
- Ensure that the internal regulations, operating procedures and security rules are applied within his/her team at the field level,
- Responsible for good internal communications, maintain good team spirits and the efficient circulation of information among the camp staff, and the partners,
- Communicate the DSI project achievements and contribute at the regular coordination meeting, and other coordination meetings with the project team,
- Link with the HR & Admin. Unit to obtain permission from local authorities for persons and materials to enter the camps when required,
- Enhance HI’s visibility in the refugees’ camp network, and NGOs,
- Organize events around DSI activities and use movie with local group for mass awareness,
- Organise groups discussion with different target group for information exchange on thematic issue about DSI,
- Develop regular monthly and statistical data’s as per the guidelines and requirement of the DSI project,
- Ensure that the DSI PM is regularly informed and reported about concerns or difficulties faced at the field level,
- Contribute to the analytical report with achieved results, constraints and recommendations based on lessons learned with work plan for future action,
- Input into the identification and analysis of the DSI project good practice.
Qualification Required: Thai citizen
Education: University degree in the field of community development, social work ,sociology or related field.
- Minimum of 2 years practical experience working with NGO's or grass root organizations implementing activities.
- Practical experience in working with vulnerable groups and local authorities is mandatory, specially people with disability, specially people with disability
- Experience in conducting trainings (material development, training facilitation) and on-the-job capacity building of community volunteers.
Technical Skills & Cross Cutting Skills:
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in community development, social sociology, or related subjects from a recognized University.
- Familiarity with the disability issues.
- Fair knowledge in Problem Analysis
- Experience in providing on the job training to field workers / community workers
- Experience in facilitating and implementation of awareness events.
- Experience of working with Self Help Groups.
- Experience in coordinating with stakeholders.
Language skills: Very good in Thai, Karen or Burmese is a must. Good in English is an advantage.
- Active listening.
- Sense of negotiation.
- Intellectual flexibility.
- Adaptation skills.
- Communication skills.
- Ability to create team spirit and to support team building.
- Autonomy in work.
- Experience in accompanying a team and finding practical solutions.
Local work contract, fixed duration contract (potential to be extended)
Remuneration: Starting from 24,645Baht depending on the experience of the candidate.
Attractive package with possibility of transportation, accommodation allowance.
We offer also: nice working environment such as 15 days of annual leave, 5 working days office closure in December, 15 days of public holidays, 5 days special leave for family event, Social Security & Worker Compensation Fund, Group life & health, phone card credit, bonus, seniority of 2% after the 1st year of employment and training possibilities.
Start preferably: 17th February 2020
How to apply: In the subject line of the email please write “Project Officer - DSI”
IMPORTANT: In the content of the CV please outline responsibilities and tasks from previous & current work, volunteer experiences and training received.
Please send all applications (cover letter, CV, copy of Thai ID card, educational certificate, training certificate) to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Only candidates who passed the administrative selection will be taken into consideration for a technical assessment and will be afterwards notified of the final decision. Selected applicants may be invited for an interview. HI reserves the right to contact the applicants for further information before the final selection of the selection committee.
Handicap International encourages qualified persons with disabilities or chronic illness and
women and men to apply.
As part of our commitment to keep our beneficiaries safe, our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of our beneficiaries from abuse. Employment is subject to our protection standards including background checks and adherence to our protection policies and Code of Conduct”
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