Disability Inclusion Officer
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:
Quality Disability Inclusion Project (UNICEF), including the evidence and reporting;
Mainstreaming of disability inclusion in program and organization (WV LBN)
Capacity building of partners in disability inclusion and identifying the possible partners for future disability inclusion proposals
Networking and EE for disability inclusion, including position papers
End Results Expected
UNICEF Project Support
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).
Disability is mainstreamed throughout WVL development programming
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
Disability is mainstreamed internally within WVL
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
Staff, partners and volunteer capacity is built in the area of disability inclusion and mainstreaming
Staff, partners, stakeholders and volunteers are aware of disability inclusion and understand how to include people with disabilities within the development process
Disability networking and advocacy is strengthened
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.
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.