Handicap International, is a International NGO specialised in the field of disability and development with objective to support people in situations of disability or vulnerability, whatever may be the cause and the environment underlying that situation (extreme poverty, exclusion, deficient social and health systems, serious violation or denial of basic rights, natural disasters, violence and armed conflict). For more information on Handicap International please visit web site at www.handicap-international-id.org.
The disability movement in Timor Leste is mostly active at national level, including as a regular participant in social policy-development through national disabled people organizations (DPOs) and the ADTL (Timor-Leste Disability Association) platform. Strategic development and effective advocacy capacities remain limited to a few champions. DPOs remains mostly absent at sub-national level, with people with disabilities in districts lacking access to information and resources. Local activists and DPOs (where they exist) lack the capacities and resources to formalize and advocate at national level about the gaps in the implementation of the rights of people with disabilities.
Though Timor-Leste has not yet signed the UNCRPD, the government has publicly stated its intention to ratify it, tentatively in 2016. This preparation process of the UNCRPD ratification includes adopting officially the National Action Plan on Disability and setting the related implementation and monitoring architecture (including setting up a National Disability Council), hence the strategic importance of the ‘Advocating for change’ phase II project. In addition, supporting Timor Leste to move forward and anticipate its further obligations under the UNCRPD, the proposed project builds upon the innovative pilot initiatives launched under the GIZ funded project (territorial assessment on the participation of people with disabilities in village/suco governance mechanisms), and supports the development of inclusive initiatives at village level (Liquica district), in line with the ongoing decentralization policy of Timor-Leste. The proposed project will also address the expressed need of people with disabilities to access employment opportunities by developing pilot initiatives and advocacy strategies on this specific issue.
A new project to support the strategy will be launched in October 2015. The project will last 23 months. Handicap International is currently looking for the following position for its office in Liquica, Timor-Leste:
Position Title : Project Facilitator
Location : Liquica, Timor-Leste
Closing date : October 8, 2015
Under the line management of the Project Manager, the Project Facilitator will ensure the successful implementation of the Advocating for Changes project in Liquica. The tasks among other things are:
· Present the project to local communities, partners and authorities
· Facilitate with partners information sessions for parents of persons with disabilities, community and local leaders
· Coordination with resources persons and facilitators in charge of providing training to partners
· Identify the possible referral to services for persons with disabilities including rehabilitation centers and other relevant structures.
· Support and follow-up referral of persons with disabilities
· Co-supervise, in coordination with partners, SEFOPE and Ministry of Social Solidarity, the assessment of access of persons with disabilities to vocational training center and employment.
· Monitor and report on the progress of the project to line manager (in monthly, quarterly and annual reports)
· Assist the line manager in preparing quarterly and annual reports to donor
· Carry out additional tasks relevant to the project and defined with the from the line manager
DUTY STATION: The Project Facilitator will be based Liquica, Timor-Leste
PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Diploma 3
- Minimum of 2 years working on relevant issues
- Having facilitating skill
- Having skill and experience to manage trainings, seminars, workshops
- Able to communicate in the local language (Liquica)
- Master Tetum
- Basic bahasa Indonesia or English is also required
- Having experience working with communities and local authorities
- Understand the local context
- Flexible with long working hours
- Legal, able and willing to ride a motor bike for official duty
- Diploma 3 in any discipline related to the profile
- Having knowledge in advocacy issues
- Having knowledge of disability inclusion
- Having experience working with persons with disability
Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and
particularly encourages persons with disabilities to apply
Any interested candidates should send their motivation letter together with CV in English or bahasa Indonesia and references less than 200 KB and no later than October 8, 2015 to:
Administrator of Handicap-International
Email to : firstname.lastname@example.org
(please put in reference: AFCPF for the subject)
Handicap International office in Dili:
Rua Praia dos Coqueiros/Pantai Kelapa
Phone: +670 3311174
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Residents of Liquica will be highly appreciated.