Position: Education Assessment and Placement Officer(EAPO)
Responsible to: Disability and Gender Team Leader
Location: Dadaab Closing date: – 26th July, 2012
Handicap International is an INGO specialising in the field of disability and development. A strong
emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream
development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure
equal opportunities for all. The rehabilitation project in Dadaab aims to provide and secure tangible
and measurable improvement of independency in activities of daily living and quality of life of
refugees living with physical impairment or disability.
The EAPO will support UNHCR and Education implementing partners in the Dadaab refugee
camps in the setting up of a mechanism for management and implementation of assessment and
placement of children with disabilities in schools. He/she will support the promotion of inclusive
education into the overall education strategy spearheaded by UNHCR. He/She is expected to
closely work with all agencies of concern and will build on the existing CBR committee, incentive
refugee team (CBR Workers, mid-level therapists, Mental Health officer, mainstreaming officers).
The overall objective of the EAPO will consist in strengthening the capacity of all education
stakeholders towards the achievement of a decentralized assessment and placement process
targeting children with disability.
S/he will be responsible for
1. Strengthening the capacity of Education partners in Dadaab, towards enrollment of
children with disability at school through assessment and placement.
2. Enhancing capacity of different actors of education in DADAAB on Inclusive Education.
• Develop capacity development programme targeting teachers, principals and parents on
inclusive education and follow up on its inception/implementation
• Develop capacity development programme on inclusive education targeting implementing
partners and their staff of concern
• Participate and actively represent Handicap International in the education forums with a view
to promote the inclusive education agenda
4. Knowledge Management,
Promote good practices and share lessons learnt
5. Monitoring and Evaluation
Qualifications and skills required:
Education • Bachelor in Special Education or equivalent
Experience • 3 years practical experience in related field
• Experience in sign language/braille and other
communication methods added advantage.
• Knowledge on inclusive education an added advantage
• Goal oriented
• Capacity to work under high pressure
• Written and oral communication skills
• Team player
• Decision making skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Quick observer
• Analytical skills
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an
up-to-date CV indicating salary history and (including 3 referees with their current contacts) by
email to :- email@example.com. The email subject line should be marked:
“Application for Education Assessment and Placement officer Position”.
Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.
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