Outreach Worker

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Vacancy Announcement

Outreach Worker


Sunday-Thursday, from 8.00 AM to 16:30 PM

20/7/ 2016

31 /7/ 2016


Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in

situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and

other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs,

improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

Handicap International is a not-for-profit organization with no religious or political affiliation. It operates

as a federation made up of a network of associations that provide it with human and financial resources,

manage its projects and implement its actions and social mission.

Through its Emergency Response Department (ERD), created in 2006 after the merge with Atlas

Logistique, the organization is committed to:

 Provide an adequate response to major natural disaster and conflict situations, anywhere in the

world as much as possible within 72 hours;

 Provide assistance to vulnerable groups (refugees, IDPs, persons with injuries, elders, children, etc.)

affected by a crisis and maximize the number of beneficiaries. Within vulnerable groups, target

especially PwD and meet their specific needs;

 Constantly monitor chronic crises and/or conflicts to ensure preparedness for and rapid response

to eventual emerging needs.

Directly linked to the Emergency Response Department of Handicap International France, the employee

will be mandated for the following mission:


Under the line management of the Project Officer, the Outreach worker is responsible for identifying

person affected by the war with specific needs, particularly physical rehabilitation and psychosocial

support in the governorate of Kirkuk.


Under the direct responsibility of the Kirkuk Project Officer, you will have to:

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1. Identify and conduct the assessments of the needs in physical rehabilitation and psychosocial

support of IDPS in the governorate of Kirkuk

 Actively participate to all initial identification training.

 Work as mobile/outreach team to identify, register and analyse household situation and

beneficiaries’ specifics needs ;

 Develop a community approach to ensure a confidence in HI process and project ;

 Ensure that the information collected at household level is coherent and consistent

 Work closely with the referral focal in charge of the information collected processing.

 For particular situation, refer case to the RFP for external referral, according to the defined criteria

(ex: protection cases identified on the field)

2. Develop and reinforce the relationships with INGO, LNGO, authorities, community focal points

and any other stakeholders at field level to improve the identification system, with the support of

Project Officer (PO)

 Develop and follow up the network of HI focal points within your area of

intervention ;

 Regularly contact the focal points to get information about the general situation of the most

vulnerable persons ;

 Maintain a flexible system of referrals from focal points to HI team, according to focal points

constraints ;

 Share with the other team members the cases located outside of your area of intervention.

3. Report data, follow-up cases and organize the daily and weekly activities

 Ensure a daily quantitative and qualitative reporting through the tools (assessment form, follow up

form) and system in place;

 Organization of the weekly plan with the support of PO ;

 Any other reports to be made upon line manager request.

4. Participate in the analysis and reporting of global issues in the refugee/IDP population

 In formal and informal meetings with the team, participate to the analysis of the different kinds of

issues, at individual, familial and community level ;

 Share in formal and informal meetings with the team the information you collect on the field

regarding humanitarian actors activities and constraints ;

 Participate to report with the tools and the internal system all issues identified ;

 Be part of a constructive holistic team work to develop a very qualitative analysis and response for

disable and vulnerable persons.

5. To demonstrate an ethic and professional practice:

 Respect beneficiary confidentiality;

 Respect and promote HI’s Policies and report to your line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies

amongst the teams or partners ;

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 Address needs and requests in a professional way ;

 Report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others ;

 Always interact with children with the presence of their parents or caregivers ;

 Always respect a refusal of treatment.

6. Demonstrate willingness to improve professional competences and abilities to increase care


 Demonstrate motivation at work ;

 Demonstrate willingness to improve own knowledge and skills by participating actively in any

training sessions, capacity building activities… ;

 Participate in the different activities that are common to all team members ;

 Respect each team member’s positions, work, and specialty ;

 Adapt to special situations or demands from supervisor (reporting, etc.).

Note that this job description must remain flexible, to respond to additional tasks or changes as

identified by the line manager.


The working hours are the following:

Sunday till Thursday, from 8.00 AM to 04.30 PM with 30 minutes lunch break. The work duration is fixed

but the working hours can vary according to the planning of activities.

It can be exceptionally requested to work on Friday or Saturday. In that case a day off is planned between

Sunday and Thursday during the previous or following week.

Note that working time can go up to 48 hours per week if it is required by the volume of activities and by

the line manager. In that case the overtime will be considered as recovery time to be planned by the line

manager in the next days.


Base : Kirkuk

Line Manager : Victim Assistance Project Officer

Head of Department : Project Manager

Management : No

Operational link : Referral Focal Point, psychosocial worker, physiotherapist



 High School Diploma


 Excellent Arabic, Kurdish and good English mandatory (oral and written).

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 Previous experience with international or local NGOs desirable

 Previous experience in social work


 Abilities to work within a team and collaborate

 Capacities to analyze and judge

 Abilities to properly communicate with beneficiaries, families/caretakers and other staff

 Motivated, dynamic; able and willing to take initiatives

 Time and work management abilities as well as autonomy

 Willing to learn and develop professionally

 Open and interested in disability issues

How to apply:

Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from persons

Interested candidates may please send their resume with cover letter so as to reach on or before:

Only applications completed in accordance with the following instructions will be taken into consideration. The

with disabilities

31/7/2016 at 05:00 pm (last date for receiving candidatures)

Mentioning clearly in the subject line of your e-mail the reference:

Your application will not be taken into consideration if this information is omitted from the

others will be rejected automatically.


subject line of your e-mail.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Only candidates can apply for this job.


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