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Career Opportunity

BRAC’s vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. The organisation was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and acts as a catalyst, creating opportunities for people to transform their lives. BRAC believes in integrity, inclusiveness, effectiveness, and innovation in all areas of work. BRAC uses an integrated model to change systems of inequity, through social development programmes, humanitarian response, social enterprises, socially responsible investments and a university. It operates in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings in 11 countries across Asia and Africa.

BRAC is a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes, and has been ranked the #1 NGO in the world for the last five years consecutively by NGO Advisor.

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Position

Rehabilitation Officer, Ultra-Poor Graduation Programme


Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Conduct participative staff capacity assessments for UPG programme and develop a capacity building plan on disability-inclusive ultra-poverty graduation model (identification, prevention, rehabilitation, inclusion).
  • Implement capacity building plan, through facilitating formal training and on-the-job coaching, with specific focus on disability inclusion issues. 
  • Provide hands on coaching to the participants through home visit in order to build the enterprise related technical skills and enhance their soft skills and confidence to lift them from the extreme poverty level.
  • Monitor changes in capacity of staff through evaluations and observation.
  • Cross-checking the selected people with disabilities as programme participants.
  • Quality control of personalised support processes for people with disabilities conducted by UPG programme.
  • Collaborate with Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPO) and UPG programme in mapping the relevant service providers, developing and implementing referral mechanisms related to rehabilitation and other basic health services for people with disabilities.
  • Coordination with UPG programme to ensure referral of people with disabilities to basic health centers and specialized service providers, promoting quality services that address needs, and ensure follow up of those referrals.
  • Support the roll-out of disability-inclusive tools or the integration of disability-inclusive indicators in data collection systems.
  • Support and monitor organisational change of the UPG programme related to disability inclusion.
  • In complex cases of people with disabilities, identified by UPG programme, conduct rehabilitation assessment and provide comprehensive rehabilitation service (functional rehabilitation therapy, caregiver training on home-based rehabilitation) and ensure regular follow-up.
  • Facilitate provision of assistive devices, accessibility and further referral for people with disabilities in complicated situations.
  • Contribute to indicator and quality of life tracking related to the progress of participants towards graduation, through monitoring and documenting practices of UPG programme and their staff.
  • Maintain and update participant files related to rehabilitation assessments, plans and progress updates.
  • Contribute to the collection of case studies to monitor progress of targeted people with disabilities.
  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

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Requirements

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor with major in Physiotherapy/ Occupational Therapy from any recognised educational institute.


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Experience Requirement:

Minimum 1- 2 years of work experience in disability related programmes. Candidates having experience in extreme poverty context would be an advantage.


Additional Requirements:

  • Should have experience and comprehensive understanding of disability. Knowledge or experience of poverty graduation processes, particularly related to vulnerable groups, including people with disabilities.

Age: n/a

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Salary & Benefits

Salary:Negotiable

Other Benefits: Festival Bonus, Contributory Compulsory Provident Fund, Gratuity, Health and life Insurance and others as per organisation policy

Job Location: BRAC Field Office

Last Apply Date: 19/Mar/2020

BRAC believes every one of its employees, suppliers, downstream partners, visitors, clients and community including children, youth and vulnerable adults that come into contact regardless of age, race, religion, gender, disability or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation. We guarantee assessment of candidates with disabilities who meet the essential requirements. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will do everything possible to ensure that those who are suitable to work within our values and beliefs are recruited to work for us. Any personal persuasion will result in disqualification of candidature.

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