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Organization: Humanity
& Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)
Duty Station:
Gulu and Kiryandongo, Uganda
Responsible to: Project Manager
Basic Salary:
UGX 2,208,949 /=
Handicap International
Federation (operating under the name Humanity & Inclusion) is an
independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in
situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside
disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve
their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental
rights.
The poverty shift
project (Partnership for disability inclusive ultra-poor graduation project, Uganda),
is a social economic empowerment and resilient project targeting 2700 ultra
poor households (70% and 15% of households respectively where project holder is
a woman and or a person with disability). The project will be implemented in
the Northern and western regions of Uganda (Kiryandongo, Oyam, Nwoya and Gulu)
, the targeting of which is based on need( these regions are characterized by
high national average levels of poverty ,social deprivations and disability
prevalence). Toward this end, the project brings together three consortium
partners with global and local technical and programatic expertise and track
record to deliver a disability inclusive ultra poor graduation project to
overcome exclusion of ultra poor women and persons with disabilities. This will
be achieved through direct intense and time bound support to ultra poor
households through interventions packages customised around four(4) graduation
approach pillars of; livelihoods, social protection, financial inclusion and
social empowerment.


To deliver the above
mentioned, the consortia adapted the BRAC’s targeting methodology and leveraged
on Humanity and Inclusion (HI) expertise on disability inclusion programming,
and NOWODU’s district level women associations and district level DPOs
networks. In addition , HI and NUWODU will advise on enterprise selection,
adaptation of IGA package, provision of assistive devices and modification of
home and work environment to ensure disability specific needs are met and
persons with disabilities are enabled to run IGAs. These intervention will
enhance skills leading to asset accumulation/diversification, productive
autonomy and multiple sources of capital.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the supervision of the HI Poverty shift
Project Manager and in coordination with the Consortium Management Unit and the
technical support of the HI Technical Unit, the Occupational Therapist will
have to create and maintain an environment of strict adherence to professional
standards and HI code of conduct to ensure provision of standard Occupational
therapy services and that prevents harm/exploitation of beneficiaries through:
Planning and field
coordinating project activities with internal and external stakeholders
Participate in the
monthly HI activity planning meetings.
·       
Develop
monthly and weekly field activity plans.
·       
Participate
in the development of project activity tools.
·       
Coordinate
field activities with MHPSS Worker and Physiotherapist.
·       
Coordinate
field activities with Consortium partners.
Implementing,
facilitating and following -up on a daily basis the project activities in
accordance with the project implementation plans
·       
In
coordination with consortium partners and poverty shift project manager,
physiotherapist and MHPSS, the occupational therapist will;
·       
Conduct
physical and functional assessment of beneficiaries from the DIG target
Districts
·       
Assess
beneficiary needs using the HI’s standard assessment tools.
·       
According
to the outcomes of the assessment of the beneficiaries’ needs, elaborate an
appropriate occupational therapy intervention, task/activity adaptations and a
plan or referral to other services within HI, consortium partners and other
stakeholders.
·       
Provision
of appropriate occupational therapy interventions
·       
Design
appropriate occupational therapy intervention according to the priorities needs
identified during assessment and maintain occupational therapy equipment.
·       
Explain
to both beneficiary and caregiver or family the importance of occupational
therapy and the purpose of the treatment to be provided (being provided)
·       
Provide
occupational therapy according to Uganda (and international) standards and HI
guidelines.
·       
Follow
the evolution of care and improvement of beneficiaries through the use of
different outcome tools and report it by updating beneficiary files as needed.
·       
Ensure
the security of the beneficiary during the sessions and take into account
precautions related to diverse illness, problems and medical treatments. Seek
medical advice if needed.
·       
Provide
advice and train the beneficiary and the caregivers on the basic life skills
that the beneficiary can do on his/her own or with support from caregivers to
improve beneficiary wellbeing and adaptation.
·       
Provide adaptation
of tasks (home and work environment) to beneficiaries to enhance their
participation in the DIG project.
·       
In
consultation with Physiotherapist provide technical support on appropriate use
of adaptive equipment/aid provided to target beneficiaries based on their need.
·       
Home
follow-up and discharge of beneficiaries
·       
Follow
up on home instructions provided to beneficiaries and caregiver during initial
assessment and treatment
·       
Monitor
progress of beneficiaries in consideration of a comprehensive approach.
·       
Review
and recommend discharge of beneficiaries after resolution of problems and
achievement of therapy objectives. (Note: discharge is coordinated with the
Physiotherapist and PSS worker assigned to the beneficiaries to consolidate
report and completion of rehabilitation outcome scoring before file is
completely closed.)
Participating in
data collection and MEAL activities of the project
In close collaboration with the MEAL team:
·       
Maintain
complete individual files for each beneficiary , including detailed
descriptions of services provided and evolution of the case.
·       
Ensure
that complete beneficiary pack is properly filled and signed.
·       
Respect
all guidelines and documentation within the project;
·       
Produce
weekly activity reports and contribute in the development of project reports
using HI Uganda MEAL templates
·       
Maintain
complete documentation for each activity following the recommendations and
template of the project manager
·       
Contribute
to the development of the Program Managers activity reports
·       
Participate
in project review workshops
·       
Facilitate
participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation of
activities
·       
Ensure
that field data collection is charged with the MEAL team.
Demonstrating
ethical, safe, secure and professional practices
·       
To show
professional ethics, respect and promote Humanity & Inclusion mandate and
humanitarian principles at all times.
·       
To
respect the Humanity & Inclusion protection of children policy, the
protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse policy, the
anti-fraud bribery and corruption policy and report to your line manager any
non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or partners.
·       
To
report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others
·       
To
contribute to the definition and/or update of security framework at field
level.
·       
To
observe at all times strict commitment to Humanity & Inclusion Security
& Safety regulations as per procedures in place at mission level.
·       
To
support information internal dissemination to relevant focal persons at mission
level aiming at reinforcing security and safety of Humanity & Inclusion
staff and assets.
·       
To
participate in security meetings upon the line manager request and report
relevant information to the appropriate persons.
·       
Ensure
the strict application of the rules including the code of conduct;
·       
Demonstrate
ethical and professional practice;
·       
Report
any incident in which s/he’s involved/witnessed immediately;
·       
Any
other tasks deemed necessary by the line manager
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The applicant
for the Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation) Occupational
Therapist job vacancy must hold a Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
·       
One year
of professional experience in an NGO at officer level
·       
At least
2 years of professional experience in Physiotherapy/Physical rehabilitation
related work
·       
Experience
in consortia lead projects
·       
Experience
in the fields of inclusion / accessibility of services / services to persons
with disabilities
·       
Experience
in hospital settings is an asset
·       
Proven
project activity implementation skills in collaboration with stakeholders
·       
Capacity
building, training and coaching skills
·       
Perfect
fluency in written and oral English and strong report writing skills;
·       
Familiar
with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
·       
Fluently
spoken local languages will be an added advantage
·       
Knowledge
of project cycle and related tools and methodologies
·       
Knowledge
of the Education and Disability Sectors in Uganda
·       
Ability
to work under high pressure;
·       
Strong
interpersonal and intercultural skills
·       
Strong
communication and networking skills
·       
Strong
interest in the fields related to HI mandate
·       
Strong
team player and ability to work independently
Starting Date:
October 01st 2020
Length of contract: One year – renewable
Basic Salary:
2,208,949 
·       
Humanity
and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage females and
persons with disabilities to apply to become a part of our organization.
·       
HI staff
must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In
accordance with these values.
·       
HI
operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Sexual
Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and
corruption.
·       
HI does
not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities.
If you feel you meet
the requirements, please send an updated CV (3 pages max, including three
professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a cover letter as
One Document to HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating the
position applied for.
Deadline: 7th August 2020 by 5:00pm
NB: Any efforts to
influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

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