Social Work Technical Officer
HI as ORGANIZATION:
Handicap International is a non-governmental organization operating under the brand « Humanity & Inclusion » (HI). HI is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict, and disaster. HI works alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions, and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. HI has offices in 63 countries; for further information about the association: www.hi.org.
HI Jordan is currently running four projects in different governorates (Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, and Mafraq), covering different thematic such as Rehabilitation; Early Childhood Development; Inclusive livelihood; and Inclusive Education. HI has been working closely with the Jordanian government, especially with the Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), and Ministry of Education (MoE).
Your mission will be under the newly approved project called” Supporting the National Strategy for the De-Institutionalisation of Persons with disabilities in Jordan” where HI support to provide a comprehensive intervention of De-institutionalisation (De-I) and prevention of institutionalization composed of three interconnected pillars: person-centered and inclusive daily care services; home-based family support and community – based services for persons with disabilities and their families. The action will intervene at different levels of the socio-ecological model (individual, family, community, and national / policy levels) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), the Higher Council for the Right of Persons with Disabilities (HCD), and Civil Society Organisations.
The De-I project will support one center in Tafelah, and support the families living in different areas in Jordan based on the beneficiaries hosted or rehosted by their families. The project required the project staff to stay and work in Tafelah for the first six months of the project and move to another governorate to provide the required support to persons with disabilities, families, staff, and partners. HI will provide accommodation for the project’s staff in Tafelah (who lived outside Tafelah), and HI will provide transportation from the Amman HI office to Tafelah and other governorates.
OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION:
Mission: Under the supervision of the De-I Project Manager and in close collaboration with the Inclusion Technical Specialist. The Social Work Technical Officer will accompany and work closely with the De-I project staff, partners, and relevant stakeholders in the implementation of the project activities and contribute to the project’s MEAL.
Line managed by: De-I Project Manager
Functionally reports to De-I Project Manager, Inclusion Technical Specialist.
•Internal: Project team, Regional Technical Unit, and Support Services departments (including Logistics, HR, MEAL, and Finance).
•External: Project partners, authorities in the areas of implementation, other stakeholders including local organizations, INGOs, UN agencies in the areas of implementation, and relevant Working Groups.
Responsibility 1: Contribute to the development of tools for the project implementation
Aim: Ensure the project team and partners are equipped with consistent tools to provide quality personalized support to children and adults with disabilities in compliance with HI technical framework, and protection global standards.
Responsibility 2: Contribute to the capacity building of the project team and partners
Aim: Ensure that the project team and partners are trained on different topics, and coordinate different training topics based on training needs assessment and well equipped to ensure qualitative implementation of the project’s activities in a safe environment.
Responsibility 3: Support the implementation of project activities and ensure qualitative follow-up.
Aim: Ensure that the project activities contribute to positive outcomes for children and adults with disabilities and targeted partners.
Responsibility 4: Contribute to the project’s monitoring, lessons learning, and reporting
Aim: Ensure the project intervention remains on the right track and it considers good/bad/successful/failure practices
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE will have:
Basic knowledge and understanding of disability concepts.
Cross- cutting skills
Ability to speak in public and to give training to various types of audiences.
HI workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in HI Code of conduct. In accordance with these values, HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.
Initial contract will be for a period of 12 months (Renewable) and the position is based in Amman
Basic salary range for the position: 1073 JOD 1510 JOD (salary commensurate with experience and according to internal salary grid).
Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from persons with disabilities
Closing date: 24/01/2023
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Application should include CV and motivation letter.
Incomplete motivation letters and applications received after the deadline will be disregarded.
The applications will be treated confidentially.