OPD empowerment Officer /Organizations for Persons with Disability empowerment Officer

at Humanity & Inclusion (brand name of Handicap International)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted May 18, 2022
Category NGO
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job Description

1.    Mission

The OPD empowerment Officer, under the supervision of the project manager, will be responsible to asses technical gap and empower organizations of persons with disabilities and Federation of Ethiopian associations of persons with disabilities (FEAPD) by providing training and coaching to facilitate their effective participation and support their advocacy and implementation capacities.

S/he will facilitate the achievement of project objectives through coordinating and reporting on the assigned activities and providing technical guidance and advice to OPDs including FEAPD

2.    Duty Base

The OPD empowerment officer will be based in Addis Ababa Office with frequent travel to CRS Ethiopia JEOP project field sites and responsible for providing training and coaching to facilitate OPDs effective participation and support their advocacy and implementation capacities.

3.    Linkages / Key Working Relationships:

Throughout the life of the project, the OPD Empowerment Officer is expected to work with the following people and organizations:

Main internal InterfacesMain External Interfaces
A.   Senior Disability Inclusion Advisor

B.    Project Manager and the project’s team members

C. Support Service Team

Administration team

Finance team

Logistic team

A.   OPDs and FEAPD

B.   CRS JEOP project team members

C.   Bureau of women and social affairs

D.   Kebele Officials

4.     Roles and Key Responsibilities:

·       Assess the context and current situation of the working area and situation of OPDs

·       Participate to the identification of 13 organizations of persons with disabilities (OPD) to be involved in the JEOP programs, to facilitate their effective participation and support their advocacy and implementation capacities.

·       Empower OPDs to Implement and coordinate disability inclusion capacity building and technical support activities such as training, coaching, and materials review/adaptation to ensure assigned project activities are implemented per project guidelines and standards.

·       Support men and women with disability at community level to participate in the FDP and facilities assessment and local focus groups discussion.

·        Establish, coordinate, and oversee working relationships with all organizations of persons with disabilities in six regions including Federation of Ethiopian associations of persons with disabilities (FEAPD), disability service providers, and disability-related government authorities. Serve as the liaison between them and the project team to mobilize local actors; advocate and facilitate access to services for persons with disabilities and their families.

·       Ensure project documentation for disability inclusive approaches, outcomes, and lessons learned is complete with all required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements. Assist with preparation of trend analysis reports and documentation of case studies and promising practices

·       Take part in development of user-friendly awareness-raising IEC material and trainings

·       Ensure proper documentation of the project, including lessons learnt and efficient use of project’s resources, including maintaining quality project database information system on disaggregation basis (age, gender, disability, etc) and share to the operational coordinator when required;

·       Ensure respect of HI’s policies as well as the implementation at all levels in project locations;

·       Report immediately any concern, incident to the concerned staff related to child protection and safeguarding and PSEA;

·       Perform other related duties and/or tasks as may become necessary or requested by immediate supervisor.

Job Requirements

1.     Basic Qualifications

·        BA degree required. Degree in Special Needs Education, Social Work, psychology or in the field of disability inclusion

·        Minimum of 2 years of work experience as a project officer, ideally in the field of disability inclusion and for NGO.

·        Additional experience may substitute for some education.

·        Experience engaging with organizations of persons with disabilities – providing technical advice and coaching

·        Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Required Languages - Amharic, English. Additional competencies in Oromifa, Tigrinya, and/or Sidamo a plus.

2.    Required

 ·       Experience in identifying and addressing participation barriers of people with disabilities,

·       Experience integrating disability identification processes with case management procedures for vulnerable children,

·       Strong experience and knowledge on disability inclusion and the rights of people with disabilities

·       Strong ability to provide qualitative disability inclusion reports and analysis;

·       Good knowledge of data collection, analysis and reporting following humanitarian and protection principles as well as minimum standards;

3.     Skills

  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel and Power Point).
  • Ability to work in remote areas
  • High degree of confidentiality.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with teams and develop team spirit.
  • Diligence and attention to detail.
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