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Physiotherapist

The position is responsible for managing and supporting the delivery of rehabilitation services, including assessment, treatment planning, and physiotherapy treatment to children with physical and functional disabilities both in the center and in the community, and achieve their highest rehabilitation potential, such as improved life skills, and independence in activities of daily living.

S/he will train and supervise the work of community outreach workers to continue rehabilitation service delivery at home. At the same time, they support caregivers in caring for children with disabilities, ensuring children are protected and can access basic services.

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The position will promote and ensure the sustainability of rehabilitation services for children with disabilities and advocate the fight to end violence, exploitation, and sexual abuse against children in the community.

The position reports to the project manager directly with a functional line to Rehabilitation Specialist. It supervises 24 refugee staff in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps.

Main missions (in this framework, your main duties)

Coordination of outreach and rehabilitation activities:

  • Identification of children with disabilities for surgeries, and post-operative rehabilitation management together with the community outreach workers.
  • In collaboration with community outreach works, conduct mapping out and referral of persons with disabilities for specialized and other related services.
  • Together with the multidisciplinary team and EARCs team conduct physical, functional and sensorial assessments and environmental modifications for children and adults with disabilities.
  • Provide guidance on home-based rehabilitation and social integration to children with disabilities in school and those supported under homebased care and their caregivers
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training and mentorship of new refugee community outreach workers supporting the project.
  • Coordinate the interdisciplinary approach through Rehabilitation Action Plans for rehabilitation services delivery with HI-internal projects and LWF- EARCs.
  • Paticipating in preparations of marking international calendar events
  • Coordinate and promote synergies of rehabilitation work and activities with HI and partners for smooth implementation and better teamwork.
  • Strengthen linkages between HI community workers and technical rehabilitation services at the HI rehabilitation centers, schools and EARCs in liaison with the Camp Based Field Officer for effective day-to-day rehabilitation services delivery at the camp level.
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Capacity building

  • Together with occupational therapist, identify the needs and facilitate training in a participatory manner (theoretical and practical) to community outreach workers on physical and functional disability assessment, treatment planning, basic manual therapy, home and school adaptations, activities of daily living, and preschool activities for children and adults with disabilities.
  • Prepare physiotherapy training plan and materials according to needs identified and submitted for validation in the Regional Technical Unit
  • Provide technical support to community outreach workers through regular mentorship, coaching, and on-the-job training, and encourage peer-to-peer training, ensuring effective utilization of knowledge and skills learned.
  • Provide regular performance reports from the community team in physical and functional rehabilitation activities such as identification, treatment, use of tools, progress monitoring, referral and discharge of cases.

Promoting quality of services

  • Adhere to quality standards in delivering physical and functional rehabilitation services, capacity building, and environmental accessibility in the school and home setting by ensuring frequent interaction with the Regional Technical Unit of the East African Region.
  • Ensure that the appropriate data collection and management tools are in place and are used correctly on the project, in line with global HI standards, collect and compile project-related data in the relevant database.
  • Provide timely submission of quality technical reports of beneficiaries and community partners on rehabilitation and education-related activities.
  • Contribute to strategy and proposal development related to Rehabilitation activities in the country and the region.
  • Contribute to project monitoring, specifically activity progress indicators, budget and the expected outcomes

YOUR PROFILE :

Educational background

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • With at least 4 years work experience in a private or public institution
  • Experience delivering community or home-based physiotherapy services
  • Experience working in the refugee camp is an advantage.

Knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of Kenya Refugee Response Framework
  • Knowledge of Kenya’s primary education system and disability law/policies
  • Knowledge and experience in the assessment, prescription, and delivery of assistive products
  • Knowledge and skills in training design and development, and facilitation

Project Manager – Professional Fellows Project

Reporting to the Country Manager – Kenya , the Project Manager contributes to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in the country where s/he is based. S/he is responsible for implementing his/her project. S/he ensures optimal quality and the impact of the project implemented by means of a delegation system with appropriate oversight mechanisms. With all the other HI managers, the project manager shares responsibility for the sound management and effective functioning of the global organisation.

Missions / responsibilities (*)

Mission 1: Management

  • Manager as a role model: embody HI’s values on a daily basis, and be a role model.
  • Manager as a coach for meaning: understand the strategy, make it explicit, translate it into operational objectives for his or her team, and lead the necessary changes. Give meaning to each management action. Encourage inter and intra departmental exchanges of practice. Encourage innovation and risk-taking.

Mission 2: Strategy and steering contribute to the development of the programme’s operational strategy

  • Contribute to programme or country operational strategy (StratOp).
  • Draft new project proposals for the continuity or expansion of the project.
  • Contribute to the drafting of new proposals for new opportunities, if necessary.

Mission 3: Operational implementation

Responsibility 1: Ensure the implementation of the project, in line with the logical framework and allocated budget

  • Steer the project’s intervention strategy and put forward adjustments if the objectives change or if it is likely that they will not be met.
  • Ensure that activities and the associated resources are planned, and implement the action plan.
  • Ensure that activities are implemented in line with the project proposal and the allocated budget.
  • Ensure project reporting, internally (within the programme) and externally (reporting to funding bodies, authorities and/or partners).
  • Undertake expenditure and manage the project activity-specific budget lines according to the delegation he/she received based on the programme signature delegation table

Responsibility 2: Ensure that project implementation complies with the existing frameworks

  • Ensure the proper implementation and follow-up of institutional policies (specifically PME, PSEAH and Age-Gender Disability policies) and the other HI internal standards.
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the project proposal and the rules applied by the project funding body/bodies.
  • Ensure compliance with global technical standards and norms by communicating and by involving the technical specialists and advisors with expertise in the project themes.

Responsibility 3: Ensure project monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

  • Ensure project monitoring, specifically activity progress indicators and the expected outcomes.
  • Develop and implement the project evaluation plan.
  • Ensure project learning, taking into account lessons learned from similar previous projects, following the recommendations made throughout the project (from evaluations, support missions, audits, etc.), and capitalizing on the acquired knowledge.

Responsibility 4: Ensure project data management

  • Ensure that the appropriate data collection and management tools are in place on the project, in line with global standards.
  • Ensure that data related to the project is collected and compiled in the project database.
  • Carry out regular checks and makes any necessary corrections to the activity database.

Responsibility 5: Coordinate the teams involved in the project

  • Facilitate coordination meetings between his/her direct team and the support services located in the area when necessary.
  • Ensure that his/her team and the support teams (shared and technical services, in particular) work well together in order to facilitate the implementation of the project in the country.
  • Facilitate the project steering committee.

Responsibility 6: Contribute to external project communication

  • Contribute to HI’s external influence by taking part in networks, when required.
  • Communicate about the project to partners, authorities and stakeholders when relevant.

Qualifications and skills required:

Qualification: 

  • At least a Bachelor Degree in a Social Science – Communication /International Development / International Relations / Education or a related area of study

Experience: 

  • At least 1 years of practical project management experience within the field of disability.
  • Experience in conducting research

Applicable framework documents

Skills required:-

Management skills

  • Being capable of helping team members to progress: developing his/her staff‘s ability to work autonomously.
  • Knowing how to position oneself so things can move forward.
  • Knowing how to simplify and prioritize.

Project management” professional path skills

  • Assessment
  • Intervention strategy
  • Planning, monitoring & coordination
  • Operation partnerships

Project Officer – Inclusive Early Childhood Education(ECDE)

Reporting to the Project Manager – Disability Inclusive Development (DID), the Project Officer contributes to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in the country where s/he is based. The project officer contributes to the implementation of his/her project, ensuring the optimal quality and the impact of the project. S/he works closely with the programme technical team

S/he will be responsible for

Missions / responsibilities

Mission 1: Operational implementation

Responsibility 1: Contribute to project planning and implementation in line with the existing frameworks

  • Contributing to planning and preparing activities, tools and the associated resources, and implement the action plan in conjunction with the support services and the technical unit.
  • Ensuring that activities are implemented and that resources are correctly allocated as authorized by the project manager.
  • Ensuring regular reporting of activities, and contribute to the internal and external reporting as requested by the project manager.
  • Contributing to identifying areas of the project in which adjustments are required and put forward adaptations to the project manager.

Responsibility 2: Contribute to project monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

  • Contributing to project monitoring, specifically activity progress indicators and the expected outcomes.
  • Contributing to project evaluations at the request of the project manager, and ensure that project evaluation recommendations are followed.
  • Contributing to the setup and smooth running of accountability mechanisms.
  • Contribute to project learning.

Responsibility 3: Ensure project data management

  • Ensuring that the appropriate data collection and management tools are in place and are used correctly on the project, in line with global standards.
  • Collecting and compiling project-related data in the relevant database.

Responsibility 4: Contribute to the coordination of project teams

  • As authorized by the project manager, facilitate coordination meetings between the project teams and the support services located in the area when necessary.
  • Ensure that the project teams and the support teams (shared and technical services, in particular) work well together in order to facilitate the implementation of the project in the country.

Responsibility 5: Contribute to external project communication

  • Contribute to HI’s external influence by taking part in networks, when required.
  • Build effective partner relationships with the DID Project consortium partners, County and National government education departments, OPDs, stakeholders, and like-minded INGOs/national NGOs.
  • Communicate about the project to partners, authorities and stakeholders when relevant.

Mission 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Contribute to the programme’s emergency preparedness initiatives, and in an emergency situation, adapt his/her working arrangements in order to contribute to an effective humanitarian response from HI.

Qualifications and skills required

  • At least a Bachelor Degree or Diploma in Special Needs Education, ECDE or any related courses
  • Demonstrable experience with inclusive ECDE and disability issues including dealing with Children with Disabilities, skills training/development, and partner engagement. Certificate in Inclusive Education or sign language will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working as special need /inclusive education teacher.
  • Experience in working with EARC.
  • Skills in using the Child Functioning Module (CFM) of the Washington Group set of questions
  • TOT certificate will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge on Inclusive education policies and UNCRPD

Method of Application

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV by email to :- jobs.kenya@hi.org. The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Project Officer – Inclusive Early Childhood Education(ECDE) – Kakuma, Application for Project Manager – Professional Fellows Nairobi Position” “Application for Physiotherapist – Dadaab ”

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