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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Handicap International

The Organization: Handicap International is an INGO specializing in the field of disability and development. A strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure equal opportunities for all.


Position: Hospital Physiotherapy Trainer

Responsible to:- Rehabilitation Team Leader

Location: Kakuma – Non family duty station

Closing Date: 22nd May, 2014

The Position: Under the supervision of the Rehabilitation Team Leader, the Hospital Physiotherapy Trainer is responsible for training refugee rehabilitation workers to provide basic physiotherapy treatment to in-patients in camp hospitals.

He/she will contribute to build the capacity of the medical staff and patient’s families on preventive rehabilitative measures.

S/he will be responsible for

1. Basic physiotherapy training of refugee rehabilitation workers

2. Contributing to building the capacity of the medical staff and patient’s family on basic rehabilitation for prevention of complications.
  • Communicating with the focal person of health partners and organizing, in the frame work of their continuous education program, regular sensitization and information sessions on prevention of complications and basic rehabilitation measures.
  • Preparing the content, material and tools for sensitization sessions
  • Providing sensitization sessions on prevention measures to the staff of the hospital

3. Providing physiotherapy treatment for in-patients
  • Introducing the physiotherapy services to the hospital director and agree on approach and way forward for effective added value of physiotherapy in hospital.
  • Participating actively in the daily ward rounds with the medical teams and contributing to identifying patients in need of physiotherapy.
  • Providing in-patient physiotherapy treatment according to the defined protocols.

Qualifications and skills required:

Education
  • Diploma or Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy

Experience
  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience in related discipline, particularly in development or humanitarian context
  • Knowledge of disability and community-based rehabilitation an added advantage

Skills Required
  • Fluent in English & Kiswahili
  • Ms office
  • Clinical physiotherapy skills
  • Training development and facilitation skills
  • Reporting and monitoring skills
  • Team management
  • Knowledge of Project Management
  • Knowledge of Proposal development

Attributes
  • Organizational skills
  • Team Player
  • Decision Making
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Innovative
  • Problem solving



Position: Disability Mainstreaming Officer

Responsible to:- Project Manager

Location: Kakuma – Non family duty station

Closing Date: - 22nd May, 2014

The Position: Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Disability Mainstreaming Officer is responsible for the implementation and quality monitoring of the disability mainstreaming and inclusion component of the disability project in Kakuma as per the project strategy and action plan.

He/she will ensure empowerment of persons with disability and promote community awareness through advocacy campaigns conducted by persons with disability.

He/she will promote equal access to services and inclusion of persons with disabilities in programming of other humanitarian partners.

S/he will be responsible for

1. Implementation of the mainstreaming activities and support to project team
  • Developing clear annual work plan and all other necessary planning documents (i.e. IAP etc) for sharing with the project team
  • Creating disability awareness strategy and providing guidance and technical support to the other project staff
  • Documenting lessons learned on the mainstreaming process at camp level

2. Advocacy and awareness raising.
  • Enhancing capacity of refugee staff to facilitate the implementation of advocacy activities by local groups of persons with disability
  • Enhancing capacity of refugee staff to mentor refugees with disability to facilitate disability sensitization and awareness creation in the community---including parents and leaders---related to disability inclusion, participation and integration of persons with disabilities in all community activities
  • Coordinating and facilitating development of campaign activities

3. Capacity building of persons with disabilities and community

4. Promoting accessibility of services
  • Supporting and building capacity - i.e. using self-guided assessments - of aid agencies to plan, design and implement mainstreaming and inclusion of persons with disabilities within their activities and structures.

Qualifications and skills required:

Essential

Education
  • Diploma or Bachelor degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, Disability Studies, or other fields relevant to the thematic area
  • Experience Minimum of 2 years practical experience in the thematic area
  • Knowledge of community-based rehabilitation an added advantage

Skills Required
  • Fluent in English & Kiswahili
  • Ms Office
  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience in advocacy and awareness raising
  • Proven training development and facilitation skills
  • Networking skills
  • Community engagement skills
  • Team management
  • Report writing skills

Attributes
  • Organizational skills
  • Team Player
  • Decision making
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Innovative
  • Problem solving skills


Position: Security Guard

Reports to: Field Administrator – Kitale

Location: Kitale

Closing date: 23rd May, 2014

The Organization: Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situation of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity.

The Position: Under the direct supervision of the Field Administrator in Kitale. He/she will ensure security of HI assets and human capital.

He/she is responsible for

1. Offering security to the organisation’s equipment and human capital by
  • Performing periodic patrols and inspection to all surroundings premises to prevent and detect any crime and any other insecure risks
  • Recording, reporting and alerting any threat to staffs, guests or visitors
  • Raising security alarm for any high-insecurity risk detected
  • Ensure any HI property leaving the compound is fully authorized.
  • Reporting to the line manager as soon as possible on any abnormality seen or observed.

2. Ensuring smooth flow of visitors in and out of the premises by screening and giving them
  • directions and visitor’s pass by
  • Ensuring that the gates are always closed and locked
  • Ensuring non access of unauthorized person/vehicles into the compound premises
  • Determining the nature of the visit and who she/he visiting is, personal or Organization identification and the purpose of the visit.
  • Screening the visitor and in case he/she has a luggage check luggage
  • Issuing the visitor Card/pass for submission to the receptionist
  • Recording in Visitor’s Log Book

Qualifications and skills required

Education
  • At least KCSE or Secondary Education certificate
  • Certificate in security management/guarding

Experience
  • At least 3 years experience in security operations

Attributes
  • Loyal
  • Dutiful
  • Respectful
  • Courageous
  • Integrity
  • Discipline
  • Determined
  • Trustworthy
  • Vigilant
  • Team player

Skills Required
  • Ability to communicate in English and Kiswahili
  • Organization skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Cognitive skills

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV ((including 3 referees with their current official contacts) by email to :- recruit05@handicap-international.or.ke  

The email subject line should be marked: “Application for XXXX position”


Only short listed candidates with VALID CERTIFICATE OF GOOD CONDUCT and the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

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