Disability Inclusion Associate Job in Kenya

Job Purpose

The Disability Inclusion
Associate will play a pivotal role in promoting and ensuring the inclusion of
persons with disabilities within the project. This role involves providing
support, coordination, and advocacy to ensure that the project activities are
designed, implemented, and monitored with a strong focus on disability
inclusion. The Disability Inclusion Associate will work closely with other
programmatic and operational teams to mainstream disability inclusion across
all aspects of the project.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Disability Inclusion
Associate will also work with the different project teams to mainstream
disability inclusion. He/she shall liaise with the project team and county
department of health to ensure the smooth implementation of disability
inclusion related activities.

Technical Support to
Project Implementation

Collaborate with project teams to incorporate
disability-inclusive strategies and activities into project design,
implementation, and monitoring.

Support the programme and project teams in conducting reviews
of project documentation to ensure alignment with the projects overarching
goal of leaving no one behind.

Provide technical assistance to project staff and healthcare
workers to enhance their capacity in disability-inclusive programming.

Facilitate regular consultations and engagement with
grassroots organizations of persons with disability, networks, and experts
to enhance disability inclusion in Family Planning services.

Liaise with partners, including county government, the
private sector, and organizations of persons with disabilities, to foster
collaboration and knowledge sharing on disability inclusion.

Organize and monitor community dialogue activities.
Ensure participation, develop meaningful cooperation, and
build partnerships with persons with disabilities and their representative

Serve as a focal point for disability-related matters,
providing guidance, technical expertise, and support to colleagues within
the project.

Capacity Building

Support Leadership, Management, and Governance activities
targeting CHMT/SCHMT members.

Work with the county Department of health to sensitize and
train relevant health stakeholders and service providers on the importance
and use of data collection tools such as the Washington Group Questions
Section Set and the inclusion of persons with disabilities into feedback
mechanisms to improve the quality of services

Organize and deliver training sessions and capacity-building
workshops for project staff, partners, and healthcare workers on
disability-inclusive development approaches.

Identify and address key barriers and facilitators to access
and uptake of quality family planning information and services among
persons with disabilities and fulfillment of their SRHR.

Research and Advocacy

Contribute to the development of policy briefs, reports, and
other communication materials to raise awareness about disability issues
in SRHR and promote inclusive development.

Support advocacy efforts to raise awareness of disability
inclusion issues and promote the rights of persons with disabilities

Monitoring, Evaluation,
and Documentation

Support in monitoring and evaluation of project activities to
ensure quality and compliance with standards.

Support and generate mechanisms to collect data on the access
of persons with disabilities to quality SRHR information and services.

Develop inclusive indicators and mechanisms for tracking
disability inclusion-related activities

Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports relating to
the project.

Support in preparation of annual work plans and progress
reports as per donor requirements.

Lead in documentation and dissemination of best practices and
lessons learned.

Partnership and Networking

Strengthen partnerships and networks through liaising with
relevant partners, stakeholders, and collaborators at the county level.

Represent Amref in partners’ and collaborators’ consultative
meetings at the county level as delegated by the Project lead.

Participate and provide thought leadership on disability
inclusion in the various county technical working groups.

Admin and Financial

Support in daily management of activity budgets including
processing field interests and other financial transactions.

Ensure timely accounting for the use of project resources by
stakeholders and communities in liaison with finance teams.

Programme Development

Participate in concept development and writing new concepts
and proposals for fundraising.

Key Qualifications

Education and Professional

Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Education, Social
Sciences, or other related fields or an advanced diploma with substantial
relevant experience

Training, knowledge, and experience in the implementation of
FP/RH service delivery programs.

Required Qualifications
and Experience

Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible
experience in disability inclusion, inclusive development, project
implementation, or a related area.

Experience working with government or donor-funded programs
will be an advantage

Demonstrated ability to support social inclusion programs
with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local
community organizations, donors, and other stakeholders, particularly at
the sub-national level, preferably including demonstrated experience in
building service delivery quality and utilization.

Experience in working both at health facility and community

Experience in implementing projects involving diverse
partners, consortiums and operations

Knowledge, Skills and

Sign language interpretation skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Able to work with a multi-talented project team across
cultural diversities

Good coordination, problem solving and networking skills
Excellent reporting and computer skills and ICT competencies
a must

Ability to work independently and in isolation
Decision making and problem-solving skills
Ability to work under pressure and within strict time limits
The ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

How To Apply

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Apply before or on 21st
Jan 2024

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