volunteer job -national disability and inclusion officer in magway region and kayin state

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voluntary
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job details

posted
location
magway region and kayin state
job category
Community, Social Services & Non-profit
job type
voluntary
reference number
JOB0116253
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job description

The National Disability and Inclusion Officer in close collaboration with the International Disability and Inclusion Specialist will work to build capacities of staff in our partnerl’s Myanmar Country Office. The Officer will be based in the field offices mentoring and coaching staff on integrating disability and inclusion. The focus of the assignment will be to support our partner staff during the inception phase of a two-year project on improving social protection and livelihoods in Magway Region and Kayin State, Myanmar.

About VSO

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Allowance As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home. Accommodation VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic. Some background about VSO Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

skills

- Experience in working on disability and inclusion programming, preferably in Myanmar and/or Southeast Asia - Knowledge of social protection and livelihood context in Myanmar - Fluency in Myanmar and strong in English - Demonstrated experience on counselling skills and clinical supervision of lay counsellors - Sound technical knowledge of tools such as The Washington Group short set of questions, and other assessment tools relevant to work on disability - Knowledge of working in the community level and developing home based care programmes - Experience of working with people across all age groups, particularly children and elder people - Experience in assessing and training people on the use of assistive aids - Experience in developing case management tools and care protocols is favorable - Ability to work independently as well as with multiple stakeholders in a time-pressured environment. - Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can work well under pressure and with limited resources - Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments - An ability to adapt training and supervisory approaches to conflict affected and culturally sensitive settings.