Friday, June 22, 2012

Disability Adviser

Handicap International, is an International NGO specialised in the field of disability and development with objective to support people in situations of disability or vulnerability, whatever may be the cause and the environment underlying that situation (extreme poverty, exclusion, deficient social and health systems, serious violation or denial of basic rights, natural disasters, violence and armed conflict). For more information on Handicap International please visit web site at Since 2010 Handicap International implements inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction activities to support vulnerable communities and schools in Kupang, TTS and Belu districts of NTT province. In 2012 - 2013, Handicap International aims to support the inclusion and participation of women, children and people with disability in DRR in communities and schools of remote and rural areas of the target districts by strengthening inclusive DRR at community, district, province and national level. Primary focus will be on supporting the capacity of sub-national actors including BPBD, Dinas PPO, Dinas Sosial and local civil society organizations and developing sustainable mechanisms to transfer knowledge and skills to local stakeholders, ensuring that DRR plans and their implementation are inclusive of the needs of the most vulnerable groups. Handicap International is currently looking for some positions for its office in Kupang, NTT: Position Title : Disability Adviser ( DA) Location : Kupang, NTT Closing date : June 30, 2012 TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES Under the line management of the Project Coordinator, the Disability Adviser provide technical guidance to project team and partners at community, district and provincial levels on the field of disability and the mainstreaming of disability issues into the DRR. S/he will work in close relationship with the different stakeholders involved in the project (BPBD, local NGOs and INGOs). S/he will be based in Kupang, with frequent visits to the field in Kupang, TTS and Belu districts and other project areas as necessary. The tasks in particular are: * To develop relevant tools for the mainstreaming of disability into local DRR planning in partnership with project’s team, partners and local DRR stakeholders * To socialize existing guidelines and tools on disability and mainstreaming of disability into DRR to project’s team, partners and local DRR stakeholders * To assess, provide guidance and monitor the mainstreaming of disability and most vulnerable groups issues into DRR the targeted villages * To provide technical support to project team for the advocacy activities towards relevant stakeholders/ policy makers to support for the mainstreaming of most vulnerable groups in the Annual Regional development Plan (RAPBD). * To participate and facilitate for the implementation of the trainings regarding disability and mainstreaming of disability and most vulnerable groups issue into DRR * To conduct field visits, interviews, evaluation on the context of the targeted villages to get input for the development of tools on disability and mainstreaming of disability and most vulnerable groups issues into DRR * To contribute to the analysis of the project’s lessons learned from the disability perspective DUTY STATION: The Disability Adviser will be based in Kupang, NTT with frequent travels to remote areas in the district. PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Essential: *Master Degree *Minimum of 2 years practical experience in the field of Disabilty and/or DRR *Fluency in English Desired: * Master Degree in Communcation or any other disciplines related to Emergency *Strong Communication Skill * Legitimate and willing to ride a motorbike for working purpose * Experience within a project financed by the European Union will be an asset Initial contract will be for a period of 5 months with a renewal Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages persons with disabilities to apply Any interested candidates should send their motivation letter together with CV and references less than 200 KB and no later than June 30, 2012 to: Administrator of Handicap-International Email to : (please put in reference in Subject: DA - Kupang) Position available prior to confirmation of funds Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Residents of NTT province will be highly appreciated.


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