Technical Advisor for disability project

Posted by: Goutte d’eau – child support network

Geneva, Canton de Genève, Switzerland

Location: Phnom Penh with regular travel to Provinces Schedule: Full-time Duration: Minimum commitment of 18 months Start Date: ASAP – Beginning July 2016 Closing Date for Application: 20th June 2016

Goutte d’eau – a child support network (http://www.gouttedeau.org/) is a non-profit organization based in Switzerland. GEcsn brings together local NGOs with the aim of improving the lives of vulnerable children, their families and their communities in Cambodia. Our main objective is to transfer knowledge and know-how, although we also provide financial support by connecting local NGOs with potential donors. Through partnerships with three local organisations (Damnok Toek, Disability Development Services Programme, Komar Pikar Foundation), GEcsn is currently specifically helping children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Description:

GEcsn’s Technical Advisor (TA) works closely with local Cambodian NGOs working with vulnerable populations (street children/children with disabilities and their families) in Phnom Penh as well as in different provinces. Goutte d’eau is seeking a Technical Advisor for Disability to work across the organisations of Goutte d’eau and their partners – Damnok Toek, Komar Pikar Foundation, and Disability Development Services Program. In addition, GEcsn is starting a new project opening in Kep Province that will provide vocational training opportunities in agriculture for young adults with a disability for which the expertise of the TA will be essential. The TA will be required to be based full-time in Kep for the initial stage of the project, approximately 4-6 months.

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Coordinating the GEcsn network by encouraging communication and promoting knowledge and experience sharing through meetings, trainings and exchange visits among the organisations.
  • Coaching and building the capacity of all partner organisations on disability service delivery, in particular in basic occupational therapy practices.
  • Provide advice and support with project implementation when required.
  • In collaboration with key GEcsn project staff, advise, coordinate and implement the new Kep Project for young adults with disability. In particular, providing recommendations on how to adapt tasks and equipment for adults with a disability to participate in vocational training opportunities.

Requirements of the position are:

  • Bachelor degree of Occupational Therapy or similar degree
  • Experience working with children and adults with a disability
  • Experience working in developing countries
  • Previous experience leading capacity building processes with grassroots NGOs in a supportive and participative manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and ability to network.
  • Strong sense of initiative and ability to work independently.
  • High flexibility and good capacity to manage stress.
  • Ability and willingness for regular travel to provinces.
  • Fluent spoken and written English. French will be an added advantage

Salary indication and benefits:

In addition to a salary adapted to the local context, GEcsn will cover the costs of transportation, health insurance and visa costs.

Applications:

Please send your CV, a motivation letter and contact information for three references to job@gouttedeau.org by 20th June 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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