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Disability Inclusion Officer

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The purpose of this position is to support disability inclusion within WVL’s ongoing and future projects and programmes through technical expertise, and in addition will be responsible for the inclusion of children with disabilities in NFE programmes, with the tasks and responsibilities outlined below:

  1. Quality Disability Inclusion Project (UNICEF), including the evidence and reporting;

  2. Mainstreaming of disability inclusion in program and organization (WV LBN)

  3. Capacity building of partners in disability inclusion and identifying the possible partners for future disability inclusion proposals

  4. Networking and EE for disability inclusion, including position papers

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

45%

UNICEF Project Support

  • Guides the outreach workers /social workers/educators to identify and work with children with disabilities, families and communities

  • Provides training, mentoring and methodological support and guidance to regular teachers on including children with disabilities in learning (identifying special education needs, teaching techniques and teaching strategies for inclusion)

  • Conducts special education needs assessment process of the learners or if necessary refers to formal assessment, for receiving specialized services or special needs supplies

  • Oversees the organization of specialized services for children with disabilities as necessary

  • Plans activities or support measures that are specific to each student’s abilities, supports finding solution to remove barriers

  • Monitors the progress of the learners with special education needs and discusses with teachers and parents; collects data and maintains records of progress and development

  • Ensures the correct reporting on disabilities in ActivityInfo, Child Level Monitoring Tool, and narrative reports.

  • Provides support and guidance to the families and ensures their engagement in family engagement activities

  • Makes a recommendation on the pathway for the child after completion of the given course of study.

  • Liaises with Caritas Case workers for identification of children in need of NFE, and for referral to next step in the pathway (formal education or another Non-formal opportunity)

  • Participates in child protection and education sector meetings.

  • Participates in trainings organized by UNICEF

Assessment of inclusive education implementation

Local level advocacy plan – developed

‘Link worker’ system developed and operational

Activities to increase social inclusion in rural communities – started and ongoing

Quality monitoring of ongoing activities done on regular basis

Capturing the rigorous evidence to be used for UNICEF, EE and future proposals. Produce the contribution of CWB report, related to the CP part (how this project contributes to the objectives of the CP TP).

15%

Disability is mainstreamed throughout WVL development programming

  • Provide technical support to WVL colleagues to mainstream disability

  • Support APs to mainstream disability during design/re-design phase including advice on resourcing, data collection and analysis, M&E and appropriate tools and information.

  • Support Programmes to mainstream disability as they develop proposals (including PNS).

  • Actively contribute to concept papers, proposal writing and partner identification when the project is disability specific.

  • Capture learning from WVL programs and share with relevant stakeholders (within WVL and the partnership)

Increased number of children with disabilities/people with disabilities who are included within programmes operating in Lebanon.

A disability inclusion plan is developed and implemented including within the accountability system

10%

Disability is mainstreamed internally within WVL

  • Facilitation of disability integration into national level planning purposes (e.g. National Strategy).

  • Work with the External Engagement team to promote appropriate disability messaging and language.

  • Provide technical input to the P&C department in increasing the diversity of the WVL workforce.

  • Work with the Programmes team to ensure that disability is incorporated into proposals in a meaningful way

Relevant teams are aware of disability inclusion issues and supported to increase inclusion. A disability message and appropriate language guide are produced

Concepts notes for future disability projects are written

15%

Staff, partners and volunteer capacity is built in the area of disability inclusion and mainstreaming

  • Build capacity of staff, volunteers and community stakeholders through training and awareness raising to understand disability issues, models and intervention approaches

  • Work with senior leaders to identify disability focal points in APs/partners and roll out a ToT model for disability awareness/mainstreaming

  • Contribute to orientation programs of all staff , volunteers and partners

  • Facilitate access to disability inclusive programming resources, research and learning opportunities

  • Work across ministries/sectors/programs to identify opportunities for disability mainstreaming training to occur in the context of existing training programs or project start ups

Staff, partners, stakeholders and volunteers are aware of disability inclusion and understand how to include people with disabilities within the development process

10%

Disability networking and advocacy is strengthened

  • Ensure effective representation of WVL in relevant technical forums and task forces, with donors and other key stakeholders.

  • Ensure integration and collaboration with colleagues undertaking advocacy to achieve strategic objectives and priorities such as improving access to education

  • Interact, build and nurture effective working relationships with relevant partners to foster coordination, collaboration and partnership relating to disability inclusion

  • Participate and actively contribute to the WVI Disability Community of Practice

  • Liaise between the NO, Regional Office, Global Centre and relevant SOs on disability inclusion issues

  • Collaboration/strengthening of local disability organizations

Strong relationship with key stakeholders.

WVL is recognized to be an expert on disability inclusion issues.

Possible partners and possible donors are identified, relationships are built for future proposals.

5%

Other

  1. Be familiar with WVL security plan

  1. Follow security policies, rules, procedures and instructions

  1. Follow WVI policies for prog/proj security management

  • Represent WV in an appropriate and professional manner

  • Contribute to a healthy team spirit and team work

  • Adhere to WV Child Protection policy and standards and stay committed to WV vision statement and core values;

Perform other relevant tasks assigned by the direct supervisor.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A university degree, in education special education, inclusiveness, psychology, social pedagogy, or other relevant areas

  • Experience of working in the child-related sectors and programs, inclusion mainstreaming related experience.

  • Strong understanding of disability rights and inclusive education in particular

  • Knowledge of the disability sector and inclusive education in Lebanon

  • Excellent English - to enable representation at international level and preparation of reports

  • Ability to communicate and inspire others – thus Arabic is essential

  • Ability to influence, network and collaborate with government, NGOs, donors, and other stakeholders (both mainstream and disability specific)

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, efficient task prioritization and time management

  • Good relationships/networking with the actors of the CP and other sectors.

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community

  • Computer literacy (MS Office: WORD, EXCEL, PP, e-mail, Internet)

  • Experience in teacher training is an asset

  • Strong training & facilitation skills;

  • Strong coordination skills

  • At least two years of professional experience in special education or inclusive education

  • Graduate degree preferably in disability studies, humanitarian aid/development or other related field. If qualification is not help equivalent level of work experience may be taken into account.

  • Previous experience in communicating the evidence in compelling strategies, messages and position papers regarding disability inclusion

  • Previous solid experience in capturing evidence in inclusion related areas

  • Demonstrated solid experience in inclusiveness related EE

  • Knowledge of disability inclusive programming

  • Ability to support and develop staff and colleagues

  • Excellent cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity

  • Strong problem solving, interpersonal and communication/advocacy skills

  • Critical thinking, analytical and decision making skills

  • Good interpersonal skills: ability to establish harmonious and effective working relationships with people from different backgrounds and positions

  • Integrity, honesty, and accountability to both the WVL team and the community

  • Experience of project management

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to __30_% of the time.