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Livelihoods Technical Officer

Job Description and Requirements

Livelihoods Technical Officer

 

 

 

 

Location: Amman                           

 

   

 

 

THE ORGANIZATION

Handicap International Federation runs programmes under its operating name, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

 

 

THE JOB

Under the line management of the Livelihoods Project Manager and in coordination with the Livelihoods Officer and the Livelihoods Technical Coordinator, the Project Officer is responsible for accompanying partners’ team, and employers in achieving economic inclusion.  

 

Responsibilities

 

Responsibility 1 - Provide technical support for an inclusive framework of persons with disabilities amongst the public and private economic realm

  • Participate in the development of the tools needed for informing, identifying and supporting persons with disabilities for job and internship placement work including methodology and tools.
  • Identify and mobilise existing employers willing to recruit workers with disabilities and support them in accommodating service provision and working environment.
  • Under the Project Manager supervision, support the definition of the collaborative framework with identified employers and monitor its implementation including lessons learnt.
  • Raise awareness amongst public and private stakeholders about the need for inclusion of persons with disabilities in employment and how to address potential barriers they may face.
  • Contribute to the definition of the assessment framework including tools development and data collection itself.
  • Contribute to the analysis of collected data, the development of a report and to the definition of adapted action plan & recommendations for intervention.

 

Responsibility 2 - Capacity building of employers and DPOs to improve employment of persons with disabilities mechanisms

  • In close collaboration with project manager and partners, develop capacity assessment tools to facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities.
  • Identify the technical resources required for the implementation of the plan and support their mobilisation.
  • Develop training plan, training materials and deliver training in the areas of expertise and organise all capacity building sessions planned under the project,
  • Provide guidance to employers in the identification of persons with disabilities needs for work placement adaptation.
  • Set up a coaching and mentoring mechanism and accompany its enforcement.
  • Organise regular complex cases meetings and good practices meetings with the employers.
  • Support DPOs/stakeholders to define  and implement an advocacy framework towards local services and employers
  • Produce training and coaching reports and coordinate feedbacks with the employers, and persons with disabilities employees for strengthening continuous staff development.
  • Follow-up and monitor the activities /internship provided by the employers in line with the identified internship criteria.

 

Responsibility 3 - Monitoring, lessons learning and reporting.

  • Organise regular lessons learnt analysis with project team and partners for adjusting the tools & methodologies.
  • Contribute to the identification of good practices under the project.
  • Contribute to the development of data collection tools for documenting indicators, collect data in relation to core tasks and measure the progress made.
  • Follow up the number and characteristics of the project beneficiaries.
  • Develop case studies and success stories to illustrate changes induced by the project and for communication use.
  • Contribute to planning and produce activity reports.
  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of quarterly project review.
  • Participate in the organisation of technical reviews and technical missions.

 

 

 

 

Responsibility 4 - Capacity Building of the project’s partner

  • Contribute to the identification of the technical tools needed for implementing the project activities and to their development.
  • Train and coach project partners for using the developed technical tools and for implementing activities in respect of the approved project framework.
  • Train the project partners in using the reasonable accessibility assessment, employer inclusion assessment tool and accompany their implementation and the analysis of the data collected.
  • Support the partners to define employer capacity building plan and monitor implementation including analysis of KAP improvement.

 

 

Responsibility 5 - Internal coordination & reporting

  • Participate actively in project’s meetings.
  • Ensure effective coordination with other project’s team members of the mission.
  • Ensure regular reporting on activities to the Project Manager upon request (coordination meeting, workshop meeting, etc.).
  • Contribute to other reports and documentation as required.
  • Support for assembling and revising the partners’ regular financial and operational reports.

 

 

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

Will have

 

  • BA Occupational therapist, BA economic or any related field.
  • At least three years of experience working with NGOs.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver training.
  • Ability to develop information and awareness materials.
  • Ability to work with partners, civil society organisations, public and private services providers and  public authorities
  • Ability to monitor progress against deadlines
  • Analytical skills
  • Be computer literate (at least word, excel)
  •    Excellent facilitation skills
  • Ability to respect deadline and work under pressure
  • Very positive personality, with a strong orientation towards solutions
  • Adaptability, flexibility
  • Autonomy in work
  •   Excellent communication skills Proactive, solution maker, strongly positive, constructive and dynamic personality Strong problem-solving attitude
  •   Diplomatic skills
  •   Excellent communication skills essential to ensuring cohesion with the other project staff, national and international actors
  •   Sense of negotiation.

 

 

 

“HI is an equal opportunities employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to Disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geographical location, ethnic origin, religion and political opinion.

 

Any person with a disability, and interested in this position, can apply through the email: [email protected] It will be useful if the applicant indicates within the body of the email the type of assistance he/she may needs-and to indicate the position they are interested in, at the subject line.”

 

 

 

Persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply. HI provides reasonable accommodations as needed to persons with disabilities”

 

 

How to apply:

 

If you are interested in this position please send your Cover letter and CV as one attachment in English. Only the applications sent in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candiates will be contacted. Completed applications should reach us on or before the the 17th of December 2018.