Country: Kenya
Organization: Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
Closing date: 23 Mar 2022

THE POSITION

Under the responsibility of the Country Manager He /she contributes to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the project implemented in the country, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms. He/she shares with the managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the organization, through paradigm changes.

He/she will be responsible for:-

1. Expertise **

1.1 Contributes to the country strategy in line with the global strategies

a. Provides sectorial technical input to the StratOp within the Inclusive Education sector, in line with the global StraTech and ensures relevant follow up

1.2 Ensures technical support to the project in line with the global technical frameworks and standards in the Inclusive Education sectorial scope

a. Provides adequate technical guidance and support to Project Managers when relevant (adapt standards to PM’s tools, contribute to proposal writing and reporting) in line with strategies, standards and mandatory transversal approaches

b. Ensures adequate support to multi-sector responses within projects, in collaboration with the other specialists

1.3 Ensures technical learning from projects

a. Contribute to the projects’ capitalization and ensure technical learning from projects within his/her sectorial scope

2. Influence

Contribute to the local external prestige and influence of HI’s expertise in his sectorial scope

a. Represent the technical expertise of HI throughout the local relevant networks

b. Contribute to advocacy on specific themes in line with the global advocacy priorities

c. Contribute to communication messages locally in line with the global communication

priorities

3. Business development

Ensure the development of major opportunities or new projects in the country under his/her sectorial scope

a. Contributes to the context analysis in his/her sectorial scope

b. Contributes to the design and writing of new projects in the country and when asked in other countries within the Geographic Division

Qualifications and skills required:

Essential.

Education :

Master Degree in Inclusive Education, Special Needs Education or Education sciences if relevant experience working with children with disabilities, or Allied Master Degree (OT, Psychology, Child development) if relevant Education Experiences.
Five years’ experience in education in low income countries: project design and management, policy/strategy guidance
Two years’ experience in NGOs with particular focus on Education in Emergencies
Two years’ experience working with persons with disabilities

Technical Competencies:**

The different schools of thought and explanatory models of disability and the application of certain tools
International human rights frameworks
Frameworks and mechanisms of international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance
Strategies for fighting exclusion and discrimination
The technical issues concerning his/her service sector, and the stakeholders and professionals in his/her service sector
Full knowledge of at least one profession in his/her sector

Know-How (practices)

Producing written and oral institutional communication in French and English
Producing clear, concise and responsible communication suited to the interlocutor (adult or child); adapting communication and messages to an intercultural environment, and remotely
Negotiating and managing problems and conflicts
Establishing clear frameworks, rules and limits
Supporting and motivating a person or group
Adapting leadership to the group to lead it towards a shared objective;
Planning activities by setting clear, specific and measurable objectives
Developing new resources or adapting existing resources in order to improve them and/or adapt them to the context, if necessary (able to identify and respond to Nexus Emergency/Development issues)
Assessing the impact/effects of the activities implemented in his/her service sector
Promoting participation and cooperation in the activities in his/her service sector and in multidisciplinary/sector-based work
Using capacity-building techniques with adults (training of adults)
Using different pedagogical models
Some knowledge of training engineering
Experience of project management
At least 5 years of experience in h

Interpersonal skills (attitudes)

Audacious (shows initiative/entrepreneurial)
Good reaction capacity

· Working as part of a team/network, cooperating

Respect for the opinion and enhancement of the skills of others with a view to shared action
Ability to give and receive constructive feedback; discussing with multi-disciplinary teams, working as part of a network and collaborating
Empathy
Showing interest in what each person is experiencing and feeling, putting oneself in the other person’s shoes, listening to his/her needs, being accepting rather than judgmental
Resilience to stress and uncertainty

Computer skills:

Proficiency in MS Office suite

Languages:

English and Kiswahili

How to apply:

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees current and/or past line managers and their current official contacts) also indicating your expected salary by email to :- jobs.kenya@hi.org The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Field Specialist – Inclusive Education – Nairobi Position”.

Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage. Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

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