Job at Handicap International : 3 community Disability workers (Deadline: 23 July 2017)

Job at Handicap International  :  3 community Disability workers (Deadline: 23 July  2017)

Job at Handicap International : 3 community Disability workers (Deadline: 23 July 2017)

Federation Handicap International is looking for : 3 Community disability workers
Project Strengthening inclusion of persons with specific needs in Congolese and Burundian refugee camps and urban areas of Rwanda
Job title Community disability workers
Technical field Protection, disability/specific needs
Task To deliver Community-based rehabilitation services, advocacy and technical support to the formation of associations of persons with specific needs
Duration of contract 12 months
Closing date for application 23rd July 2017



HI started working in Rwanda since 1994. In partnership with the Civil Society Organizations and public institutions, HI sought to promote and support policies and initiatives of the public levels and the civil society aiming at preventing causes of vulnerability and disability and striving for the protection and inclusion of vulnerable persons for the period from 2013 to 2016. In Rwanda, HI focuses on the following 3 strategic axis:

– Prevention, health and rehabilitation: preventing and fighting against chronic and disabling diseases, detection and early prevention and promotion of mental health through a community based approach;

– Social, economic inclusion and citizen’s participation: promoting social, cultural and economic citizen’s participation for the vulnerable persons; ensuring access to education for all; providing an institutionalized expertise and support and enhancing representation and competences of vulnerable persons through their associations;


– Protection against gender, age and disability based violence: HI seeks to prevent the occurrence of gender, age and disability based violence in an effort to initiate actions that empower vulnerable persons and mobilize local, national and international stakeholders for an owned engagement in the promotion and respect of rights of vulnerable persons facing gender, age and disability based violence. It is committed to searching and providing reliable data on identification of vulnerable populations and mitigation of the underlying risk factors.



Since 1st October 2015, Handicap International is implementing the project named ‘Strengthening inclusion of persons with specific needs in Congolese and Burundian refugee camps and urban areas of Rwanda’’. It aims to contribute to better access to services and participation of persons with specific needs (persons with disabilities, elderly persons) in camps located in 6 districts and 2 urban areas. It will be implemented in the districts of Kirehe (Mahama camps for Burundians), Gatsibo, Gicumbi, Karongi, Nyamagabe and Gisagara that host Congolese refugees.

Project objectives are:

  1. Services for persons with specific needs strengthened in Burundian camps
  2. Services for persons with specific needs strengthened in Congolese camps
  3. Services for persons with specific needs strengthened in urban areas (Kigali and Huye).

4 outputs contribute to achieve each objective:

  • Output 1. Strengthened Coordination and Advocacy
  • Output 2: Strengthened Mobilization
  • Output 3:  Strengthened Protection
  • Output 4: Strengthened CBR and Health Services

The main activities to be carried out by the project include:

Output 1. Strengthened Coordination and Advocacy

  • 1.1. Participate in a national-level coordination
  • 1.2. Participate in district-level coordination
  • 1.3 Support site-based coordination
  • 1.4. Accessibility to WASH facilities for persons with disabilities
  • 1.5. Provision of additional non- food items to persons with disabilities
  • 1.6. Decision to allocate shelters close to services to prioritize PwD

Output 2: Strengthened Mobilization

  • 2.1. Develop and implement capacity building plan with the disability committees and other community leaders
  • 2.2 Work with disability committees to identify and implement 1 priority activity
  • 2.3 Engage the disability committees in planning for and the implementation of IDPWD event in December
  • 2.4. Support the formation of an association of persons with disabilities
  • 2.5. Work with Disability Association to identify and implement 1 priority activity

Output 3:  Strengthened Protection

  • 3.1 Provide information sessions on disability and resettlement
  • 3.2. Revise selection criteria and processes for community mobilizers and cash for work programs and disseminate this information via the disability committees
  • 3.3 Update the list of vulnerable persons to receive special allowances in distribution of food assistance

Output 4: Strengthened CBR and Health Services

  • 4.2. Provide assistive devices and educational materials



The project team

The project staff team will be based on the field to enhance efficient implementation and close monitoring of the project activities in their respective locations. One community disability worker will be allocated in each district of intervention and will be assigned to implement the project activities in the camp that is situated in that district.

Organization of the field work

The implementation of this project will rely on effective collaboration with existing districts and refugee camps structures. The community Disability worker will often work closely with the district disability mainstreaming officer, the PWD representatives from NCPD at district level, refugee community leaders, representatives of PWDs, service providers and other relevant stakeholders in the camps.

Technical support

The Community Disability worker will be technically supported by the Project Manager and the disability advisor from UNHCR. He/she will cooperate closely with the disability inclusion officer and the Disability Organizations and Advocacy officer working with Handicap International.


The Community Disability worker is expected to meet the following tasks:

  • Deliver and coordinate specialized services for PWDs, especially Community-Based Rehabilitation services for Children with Disabilities in refugee camps
  • Bring technical support and close monitoring various initiatives of disability associations that include: livelihood and community mobilization as well as inclusive recreational activities
  • Ensure effective project monitoring and evaluation.
Internal stakeholders (HI Rwanda)Project  staff team; Project Manager, HI project coordinator; HI Quality, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer; HI psychosocial and protection technical coordinator; HI Operational coordinator; HI country Director External stakeholders: Disability mainstreaming officers of the districts of intervention; NCPD national technical staff; The coordinators of the National Council for People with Disabilities at District Level, MIDIMAR, Migration office, project beneficiaries including the disability committees and community leaders.


Under the supervision of the Project Manager and in collaboration with both the disability inclusion officer and Disability Organizations and advocacy officer, the Community Disability worker will perform the following responsibilities and tasks:

Responsibility 1: Capacity building of the implementing partners and PWDs associations

Task 1.1. Identifying the existing gaps in Knowledge and developing the capacity building plan that will be shared with the project manager for discussions and implementation

Task 1.2. Bring expertise and technical advice to representatives on organizational development;

Task 1.3. Organize and conduct organizational capacity assessments for each association;

Task 1.4. Technical support in implementation of capacity development plans for the existing associations and implementing partners

Responsibility 2: Coordinate CBR services and other specialized services for PWD

 Task 2.1. Identify all children with disabilities that need Community-Based Rehabilitation services and encourage their parents/caregivers to bring them to CBR centres in camps

Task 2.2. Develop the capacity of CBR volunteers to deliver CBR services in a more efficient and professional manner that provide positive results

Task 2.3. Provide and Coordinate CBR services that were initiated in refugee camps

Task 2.4. Close monitoring and Evaluation of CBR services and other specialized services delivered by Handicap International

Task 2.5. Identify beneficiaries who need assistive devices and educational materials

Task 2.6. Organize and conduct individual assessment of PWD in need of assistive devices

Task 2.7. Establish a list of PWD eligible to assistive devices and other specialized services

Task 2.8. Link beneficiaries with specialized services and get their feed-back.

Task 2.9. Organize inclusive recreational events in refugee camps

Responsibility 3: Planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting

Task 3.1. Analyze the project’s implementation process, identify challenges and advise the project manager on how to act upon.

Task 3.2. Compile the project’s M&E data and forward them to the project manager for use.

Task 3.3. Provide regular reports.


Responsibility 4: Coordination with other stakeholders


Task 4.1. Participate in protection coordination and sector coordination meetings organized by UNHCR and MIDIMAR

Task 4.2. Participate in district level coordination meetings

Task 4.2. Organize site based coordination meetings on quarterly basis reflecting on the project proposal

Task 4.3. Represent Handicap International in ceremonial events organized by UNHCR or MIDIMAR



  Required qualification Relevant qualification
Degree (s) :  ·         University degree (Bachelor’s degree) in physiotherapy. ·         Bachelor’s degree in Community-Based Rehabilitation and Community Social services

·         At least 2 years of experience in the field of disability and working with the associations of PWDs or elderly people·         Experience with refugees camps ·         Good experience working with PWDs, disability inclusion, Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) services, community support services and advocacy
Competences:  ·         Strong capacity in coaching;·         Strong capacity in bringing a quick change and transformation;

·         Strong capacity in a spontaneous and expressive writing with adequate linguistic skills in English (structured level).

·         Knowledge in disability issues, Community-Based Rehabilitation approaches and practices, disability inclusion·         Indubitable capacity to develop livelihood strategies

·         Good skills in developing and delivering advocacy messages

Personal qualities 



·         Capacity to build relations with others and work under pressure.·         Maturity.

·         Capacity of analysis.

·         Capacity of listening.

·         Quality of adaptation.

·         Resilience and Flexibility

·         Innovative

·         Carefulness.·         Free and strong communication ability.


  1. How to apply

 Please send a resume and covering motivation letter with the reference number addressed to the HI Country Director, with a CV and diploma copies on the address below:

  • FEDERATION HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL, KN 43 Street / KN 53 N 2 Street, in Nyarugenge District, Ville de Kigali, B.P. 747 Kigali.
  • Or by e-mail: with subject: CDW-PRM-HI-201707

N.B: In respect of the law into force, persons with disabilities will be given a priority if they prove   professional competences as equally as other candidates in tests and interviews.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Done at Kigali, 6th July 2017

Country Director


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