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Rehabilitation Technicians (Dadaab Camps and Outskirts) Jobs in Kenya

The Organization

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international Humanitarian organization 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.

Job Context

All camps exist since 1992, put in place to respond to the onset of the civil war in Somalia.

They are planned to host 80.000 persons and are by exceeding its capacities. Mid of July statistics of UNHCR cite the staggering number of 380.000 refugees. In the last 6 months, 80.000 new arrivals were received in the camps.

Only the last two months saw 60.000 persons arriving feeling the drought and civil war, settling where they would find a place to put up their make shift shelters.

The rehabilitation project in Dadaab aims to provide and secure tangible and measurable improvement of independency in activities of daily living and quality of life of refugees living with physical impairment or disability.

The Position

Rehabilitation Technicians (Dadaab Camps and outskirts)

Needed as soon as possible

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the technical part of the individual assessment of the needs of beneficiaries in terms of physical rehabilitation and other rehabilitation services' needs , as well as on potential needs for Assistive Devices (mobility aids, specific items, etc…).
  • Elaborate and plan the appropriate response of Vulnerable Persons and Persons with vulnerabilities in terms of physical rehabilitation and other rehabilitation services...
  • Implement and follow the response given and its impact.
  • Support the teams for the activities they can implement related to rehabilitation and reinforce their capacities.
Profile:
  • University degree in Physical Therapy or equivalent from KMTC.
  • Planning skills.
  • Languages: English (good level) / Swahili / Somali would be an asset
Suitable candidates are advices to send there CV and application letter to hi_recruit_nairobi@yahoo.com by Close Of Business on the 21st October 2011.


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