Community Based Rehabilitation Worker

VACANCY

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) invites all qualified candidates to apply for the following position. SCA actively promotes and encourages Women and People with Disabilities to apply

Title of Position:

Community Based Rehabilitation Worker

Job Number:

HRM/MRMO 08-21

Duty Station:

Dar-e-Sofe Bala District

Number of Positions:

One (Female)

Status:

The position is Open-Ended

Remuneration:

Salary and Benefits are according to Internal SCA salary scale                                         

Non-monetary Benefits for Women:

Transportation close to residence and work, child nursery at workplace, safe travel facilities and companion to field trips, female association membership, trainings and capacity building

Announcement Date:

15-February 2021

Closing Date:

28-February 2021

SCA Background:

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) has been working in Afghanistan since 1982, presently managing development Programmes concerning Health, Education, Rural Livelihoods and Community Governance, with a total annual budget of roughly USD 40 million. The total number of staff is around 5,500. During the last 10 years SCA has undertaken a change process moving from a primarily humanitarian service delivery approach towards more of a developmental role, putting increasing emphasis on capacity development, rights-based programming and outcome orientation. The mission of SCA is to empower individuals, communities and local organizations, primarily in rural areas and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities, so that they may participate fully in society and influence their own development. SCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment based on their skills, abilities and experience without regard to age (18-65 years), ethnicity, religion, marital status, gender, or physical disability.

Scope of work:

Disability Programme is a Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) disability programme working for the full inclusion of Person with Disabilities in the society through provision of services, such as physical rehabilitations, vocational training, and access to loan for their economic independence. DP program provides preparatory education for children with disabilities with the aim of preparing them for inclusion in mainstream schools. DP is running awareness rising activities towards the family and community members about the right and need of Person with Disabilities. DP is working for the institutional capacity building of Disabled People Organizations (DPOs), professional associations, and disability sector NGOs. This programme also advocates towards the Governments for inclusion of disability and disabled people right to education, health, employment in their policies and strategies.

The DP programme is managed by a Programme Management Unit in Kabul Management Office and by four Project Offices: Ghazni, Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif, and Taloqan. The Programme covers 46 districts in 13 Provinces of the country.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Minimum 12 grade School Graduation, bachelor’s degree in social science or community development or Education will be advantaged,

Local candidate is highly preferred.

3-4 years’ relevant community development, especially within an NGO, UN agencies or similar organization. experience in social mobilization is a must, experience in the area of disability is an asset.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and capacity to deal with different rural communities and government staff with varied political/socio-economic and educational background.

Ability to take initiatives and pursue work proactively without being intensively supervised.

Ability to support colleagues and provide/receive constructive feedback.

Working knowledge of planning daily/Monthly task, and report writing from field activities.

Ready to work, live and travel in an intricate and strenuous environment.

To be an Afghan national

Main Responsibility:

Technical Tasks

House to house surveys of PwD within his/her target area

Assess needs of PwD with assistance of Physiotherapy, Special Education and Employment Support sections and prepare plan for rehabilitation intervention including selection of training material.

Work as a first referral source for the implementation of CBR strategy

Assist DP trainers in establishment of CBR Committees.

Identify and mobilize available local resources and utilize for better implementation of CBR strategy for the rehabilitation of PwD.

To promote awareness and given advice on disability and rehabilitation issues to the community

To promote community’s knowledge regarding disabilities and its prevention at different stage

Facilitate school integration of children with disability after completion of preparatory education.

Identify and introduce the PwD for vocational skills training and loan schemes to SCA employment support, Government agencies and any other organization working in the same area.

Assist PwD in filling of revolving loan application forms and collect loan installments from loan borrowers.

Distribute publications such as Village Page to all villages covered by him/her, Wall magazine into all schools and health centers in the concerned area.  

Assist DP Information Officers in writing of disability articles and life stories of PwD or address them to the information staff.

Technically assist the DPOs in identifying the PwDs 

Refer needy PwD to other rehabilitation resources inside and outside of DP.

Any other job-related task assigned by DP project manager, CBR senior supervisor, social integration officer and CBR field supervisor.

Financial Tasks:

Collect the loan instalments from the PwDs and submit it on monthly bases to Field Supervisor.

Training Tasks:

Provide training to family trainers and community volunteers in the topics or material to be used for rehabilitation of PwD in home-based training.

To assist and facilitate the social trainer in conducting trainings for community members, teachers, health staff and other disability stake holders on disability rights and other related topics.

Tasks of inter organizational relation:

Promotes gender equality, non-discrimination with regard to ethnic, political and religious background.

To participate in workshops, seminars & conference organized by the DP programme.

Promote good coordination with other SCA projects, all PO units

Tasks of relation with external agencies:

To participate actively in ensuring broad understanding and acceptance by local communities of the DP projects and SCA in general

To attend the coordination meetings with other organizations when Field Supervisor and/or Social Integration officer asked to do.

Miscellaneous Tasks:

To actively contribute to the successful development and good reputation of the SCA

To do any other duties assigned by the Head of Community Development or designated Field Supervisor.

Application Procedures:

Interested qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience.

To apply online please send your application / CV to vacancies.nrmo@sca.org.af               

Subject line must be: (Community Based Rehabilitation Worker) HRM / MRMO 08-21) otherwise your application may not have considered.      

Candidates may also submit applications by letter (hard copy) directly to the SCA HRM Unit in either Kabul, Ghazni, Kunduz, Wardak, Taloqan, Mazar-e-Sharif, Laghman or Jalalabad.

Academic certificates or references need not to be submitted at this time. These will be requested if called for interview.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and interview.

Job number:

HRM/MRMO 08-21

Duty station:

Dar-e-Sofe Bala District

Application deadline:

28 February 2021