International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
KIGALI DELEGATION, RWANDA
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It directs and coordinates the international activities conducted by the Movement in armed conflicts and other situations of violence. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person for the below position based in Kigali under an open-ended contract.
Exciting Employment Opportunity with the ICRC in Rwanda
Position: Disability Inclusion Adviser
Duty Station: ICRC in Kigali, Rwanda
Reports to:Regional Physical Rehabilitation Program Manager
The Disability Inclusion Adviser contributes to implementing physical rehabilitation projects in accordance with agreed objectives and related strategies, with the primary aim of increasing institutional capacity to deliver programming targeted at social inclusion of people with physical disabilities. S/He acts as the focal point for disability inclusion matters at project level. S/he strengthens ongoing and/or implements new activities in the field of disability inclusion programmes and provides physical rehabilitation projects and service providers (Organisation for persons with disabilities, Paralympic Committee, Rehabilitation service providers and National Red Cross Societies) with appropriate support in promoting the development of an inclusive approach for people with disabilities.
- Internally, interacts with regional and national project staff and technical disability teams, and with the Disability Inclusion Specialist at Headquarters.
- Externally, interacts with all disability inclusion stakeholders (Organisation for persons with disabilities, Paralympic Committee, Rehabilitation service providers, National Red Cross Societies, other partners, government and private institutions, and embassies), as well as with the public and other organizations.
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supports coordinating the PRP social inclusion activities on a national level and liaises with the sub site to safeguard coherent and relevant activities in line with the overall social inclusion strategy of the PRP in the country.
- Conducts beneficiary needs assessment and stakeholders mapping and proposes appropriate strategies to improve both the accessibility and quality of services.
- Implements Organizations for Persons with Disabilities (OPD) and Community Based Organization (CBO) partnership assessment and project proposal evaluation.
- Assess capacity of Organizations/Associations which promote sport as means of inclusion for Persons with disabilities and works with selected partners to build capacity over time.
- In partnership with the Regional PRP Manager, develops and implements strategies for empowerment and inclusion of persons with disabilities (sports, education, livelihood, employment and self-employment).
- Assesses possibilities to facilitate and help OPDs / CBOs to address the barriers to inclusion that exist at various levels across the country.
- Builds capacities of OPDs and CBOs to coordinate inclusion-focused activities at the grass root level.
- Assesses ways to carry out developments/ information on disability rights and implement advocacy plans.
- Plans nationwide events to mark the International Day of persons with Disabilities and acts as an advisor for the rest of the PRP team in developing and evaluating inclusion activities.
- Present disability Awareness training to ICRC delegation staffs, URCMHS faculty and students and other organisations.
- Conduct trainings and develop projects to improve employability and entrepreneurship for persons with disabilities.
- Support in improving employability of persons with disabilities by accumulating CVs of service users received from physical rehabilitation services at CHUK, CHUB, RRH and support them in disseminating their CVs to company who may employ them.
- Assess, implement, and monitor productive grants to persons with disabilities to start small business.
- Conduct Beneficiary Feedback interview at service providers in Rwanda and enter BFTA data in EPI info to analyse data and making reports.
- Manage Disability Inclusion Working Group in the Kigali delegation to develop disability inclusion in the delegation.
- Develop sports for persons with disabilities like Amputee Football, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Tennis working with NPC, RAFA; RWBF, FERWAFA, etc in Rwanda.
- Contributes to the national PRP annual planning and budgeting process (Planning for Results) and its implementation.
- Coordinate the collection of data aligned with social inclusion activities (sports, employment and self-employment, education, etc), and sharing them in the DHIS system every quarter.
- Contribute to quarterly report in Planning and Monitoring Tool (PMT) or any report for PRP.
- Update stakeholders contact list (monthly), staff list of PRP partners in the region (yearly), training list (within a week post training) on team space
- Upload and records written communications, letters, contracts and any other sort of administrative or official document to team space, whenever required.
- Follows up on all work-related messages and correspondence with the relevant contacts and departments
- Is aware of the ICRC PRP’s objectives and has a good knowledge of all partners and contacts in East Africa Region.
- Takes responsibility for their own professional learning and development
- Any other administrative support activities required by ICRC PRP.
Key qualifications and experience:
- University degree in one of the following areas: Social work, Business and Administration, Occupational Therapy, Project management, International development, Social sciences.
- Postgraduate degree in public health or development an asset;
- Computer literacy
- Fluent command of English and Kinyarwanda spoken and written (test will be performed).
- Minimum 4 years’ professional experience in the field of Social inclusion or disability;
- Proven ability to coach and advise organizations (capacity building);
- Basic knowledge of disability sport and rights for persons with disabilities (i.e. UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, etc.);
- Strongly motivated by humanitarian work
To apply please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the e-mail below. All applications shall be marked: “Disability Inclusion Adviser” to email@example.com
The application closing date is Friday 07th October 2022, 5:00pm.
Please take note that any applications received after the above-mentioned deadline will not be considered.
N.B: People with with disabilities who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply and will be given priority in the selection process.