Accessibility Officer

  • Full Time
  • Cox's Bazar
  • Posted 3 years ago
  • Applications have closed

Vacancy: 02

Job Context
Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion) is inviting applications from skilled professionals, willing to serve as a Accessibility Officer, to its upcoming two innovative emergency project: Inclusive specialized services for vulnerable persons including persons with disabilities in Cox`s Bazar Rohingya camps and host communities and Emergency Protection, Psychosocial support and Health services (for the vulnerable population in Cox`s Bazar district, Bangladesh, 2020-2021 funded by the European Union (ECHO). These two projects will support the vulnerable population in Camp 24 and 26 in Teknaf, Cox`s Bazar district in Bangladesh, and is a multidisciplinary project aiming at offering inclusive and specific services to persons with specific needs in the Rohingya refugee camps and host communities.
Under the supervision of the Project Manager and in a functional line with the Accessibility Adviser, implement all requested accessibility and construction works, ensuring they meet required quality standards and are in line with the Project Activity Plan, HI`s accessibility guideline, and Bangladesh building code instructions.
Line Manager: Project Manager and Accessibility Advisor
Type of Contract: Fixed-term
Duration of the Contract: From as early to 31 May 2021 (01 Position) & 31 August 2021 (01 Position)

Job Location: Teknaf, Cox`s Bazar

Job Responsibilities

Main responsibilities

1. Implementation of project-related construction and accessibility work and activities
Identify, in coordination with Accessibility advisor and Project Manager, the most suitable area where to conduct safe space (static point) construction.
Coordinate and conduct all necessary meetings with relevant stakeholders before and during site assessments.
Conduct initial detailed assessments of pre-identified / selected sites (office, external stakeholder facility, individual household facility) for proper planning of site development.
Prepare drawing of works to be conducted at assessed sites including accessibility features.
Fill in Procurement Service Requests (PSR) with all necessary details and specifications and coordinate with the HI logistics/procurement team.
Provide guidance and technical support to the logistics department to identify relevant service providers who will conduct and implement construction/accessibility work.

2. Capacity building, teamwork, and representation
Conduct training/orientation on accessibility features, throughout the planning and implementation phases of construction and accessibility work, for identified service providers, to ensure they can easily implement construction work and incorporate required accessibility features.
Hire qualified daily workers/supervisors and provide proper orientation on construction/accessibility work.
Inform relevant stakeholders / local authorities to ensure they are aware of HI accessibility work.
Represent HI and advocate external stakeholders to ensure they include and maintain accessibility features in various construction works undertaken.
Ensure proper visibility of HI in relation to accessibility construction work conducted

3. Documentation, Monitoring and Evaluation and reporting
Closely monitor the implementation of each activity.
Provide regular feedback, verbally, and via email, to the Project Manager on the progress of the work.
Keep proper records and document the work undertaken, including photos/videos taken at each stage of the work (before, during, and after construction).
Regularly participate in relevant coordination meetings.
Prepare and preserve construction work completion report.

Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements: Diploma in Civil Engineering from any reputed Institute/ University.

Experience Requirements: 2 to 4 year(s)

Additional Requirements: Age at least 21 years
Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience
Experience with NGO’s in emergency work is a plus
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to lead groups
Good communication skills
Good computer skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
Motivation and a strong team spirit
Proven organizational and planning skills
Ability to speak, read and write in English
Experience of working in a remote community setting is an advantage
Have the capacity to maintain close relationships with partners, stakeholders, and Beneficiaries.

Job Location: Cox’s Bazar (Teknaf)

Tk. 52731 – 55881 (Monthly)
Compensation & Other Benefits
Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
Salary Review: Yearly
Festival Bonus: 2
Hardship Allowance will be added in addition to working in Cox’s Bazar District.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply with the latest CV (only soft copy) with 3 Reference (Current & Previous Supervisors only) including Head of HR of the last employer to The deadline to receive the applications is Monday, 17th August 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer. Women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and they will be preferred in case of equal qualifications with other candidates.

Any sort of persuasion by the person, phone, email, or other means in this regard will automatically disqualify the candidate. The selected candidate should clearly understand that all final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful reference check, the pre-employment screening will be performed for all selected applicants.

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