“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity” Handicap International Federation operating name Humanity & Inclusion (HI) . HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organization with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. HI is celebrating it’s 40th year of serving with people with disabilities. Currently the organization is in 60 countries, 22 are in the African continent with over 200 projects globally. For further information about the association: www.hi.org.
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) seeks to shed light on the health inequities and injustices experienced by persons with intellectual disabilities in Kenya, and identify opportunities to promote and advocate for inclusive health systems strengthening actions. This project aims to gain an in-depth understanding of the specific challenges faced by people with intellectual disabilities in Kenya in accessing health information and services, and place this within a health systems strengthening framework, to identify concrete recommendations that could address these challenges systematically. This initiative underscores the critical importance of inclusivity, evidence-based policy and advocacy, and active involvement of persons with lived experience in shaping a more equitable healthcare landscape for persons with intellectual disabilities in Kenya.
Under the supervision of the Country Manager, the Project Manager – Inclusive Health, will lead the implementation of the Health Systems assessment to identify barriers and enablers that persons with intellectual disabilities face in accessing health information and services in Kenya. This includes leading the desk review of available literature, mapping of key health and disability stakeholders that influence health policy and developing a joint advocacy plan with organisations of persons with disabilities to advocate for health equity for persons with intellectual disabilities.
Mission 1: Operational implementation
Responsibility 1: Ensure the implementation of the project, in line with the logical framework and allocated budget
• Lead project’s intervention strategy and put forward adjustments if the objectives change or if it is likely that they will not be met.
• Ensure that activities and the associated resources are planned, and implement the action plan.
• Ensure that activities are implemented in line with the project proposal and the allocated budget.
• Ensure project reporting, internally (within the programme) and externally (reporting to funding bodies, authorities and/or partners).
• Undertake expenditure and manage the project activity-specific budget lines according to the delegation he/she received based on the programme signature delegation table
• Prepare and manage partnerships with the project implementation partners.
• Guarantee the proper archiving of information.
Responsibility 2: Ensure that project implementation complies with the existing frameworks
• Embody HI’s values on a daily basis, and be a role model for inclusion in communication with colleagues and external stakeholders.
• Ensure the proper implementation and follow-up of institutional policies (specifically PME, PSEAH and Age-Gender-Disability policies) and the other HI internal standards.
• Ensure compliance with the terms of the project proposal and the rules applied by the project funding body/bodies.
• Ensure compliance with global technical standards and norms by communicating and by involving the technical specialists and advisors with expertise in the project themes.
• Ensure that communications materials for the project are produced in accessible formats.
Responsibility 3: Ensure project monitoring, accountability and learning
• Ensure project monitoring, specifically progress of activities and the expected deliverables.
• Ensure that the project is accountable to the local stakeholders.
• Ensure project learning, taking into account lessons learned from similar previous projects, following the recommendations made throughout the project (from evaluations, support missions, audits, etc.), and capitalizing on the acquired knowledge.
Responsibility 4: Ensure project data management
• Ensure that the appropriate data collection and management tools are in place on the project, in line with global standards.
• Ensure that data related to the project is collected and compiled in the project database.
• Carry out regular checks and makes any necessary corrections to the project database.
Responsibility 5: Coordinate the partners involved in the project
• Establish a multi-stakeholder project task team to govern and guide the implementation of project activities. Develop a TOR for the task team and facilitate regular meetings throughout the project duration. Facilitate coordination meetings between project partners and other key health and disability stakeholders .
Responsibility 6: Contribute to external project communication
• Contribute to HI’s external influence by taking part in networks, when required.
• Communicate about the project to partners, authorities and stakeholders when relevant.
Mission 2: Lead the implementation of the Health Systems Assessment
Responsibility 1: Lead desk review of literature on barriers to health for persons with intellectual disabilities and Stakeholder mapping
• The Project Manager will seek the necessary ethics approvals for the assessment to be undertaken.
• The Project Manager will lead the review of publicly available literature , research and other documents relating to each of the eleven indicators outlined in the Missing Billion Assessment Toolkit. This will include preparing an Annex listing the literature and online data sources used to inform the assessment.
• Leveraging OPD networks and HI in-country presence, including previous experience on inclusive health, gender, and rights, the Project Manager will identify organizations and influential people who should be involved in and/or informed about the assessment and how they can influence/promote health policy and programming inclusive of persons with intellectual disability.
• Lead the drafting of the Assessment Report, drawing on secondary data from the desk review, as well as information collected through the primary data sources (Key informant interviews, group discussions and site visits), to outline preliminary key findings on the extent to which different aspects of the health system and service delivery is accessible and appropriate to providing quality healthcare services and information to persons with intellectual disability.
• Ensure validation of report findings with key project stakeholders.
Responsibility 2: Interviews with stakeholders and focus group discussions
• Conduct key informant interviews, either online or in person with representatives from government departments, development partners, service providers, professional associations, training and research institutions, and civil society organizations including organizations of persons with disabilities.
• Conduct group discussions and one-to-one discussions with persons with intellectual disabilities to get a wide range of perspectives across the life cycle, and explore the different experiences of accessing health services that people face due to age and gender.
• Ensure appropriate safeguarding measures are undertaken during the Group and individual discussions in regards to informed consent and supported decision-making, including in light of potential disclosure of gender based violence or child protection concerns.
Responsibility 3: Undertake site visits to health facilities to assess access for patients with intellectual disabilities
• Coordinate the planning and implementation of joint visits with self-advocates with intellectual disabilities to two health facilities – a regional referral hospital and a district primary health center to assess the accessibility to patients with intellectual disabilities. Complement Site visits with key informant interviews and group discussions by collecting observational information about accessibility, as well as reflections from frontline health workers.
• Draft observations from site visits to inform the health systems assessment.
Responsibility 4: Develop Advocacy Plan for future initiatives to promote inclusive-health systems strengthening
• Coordinate an Advocacy planning workshop with OPD members and self-advocates with intellectual disabilities to support them to identify their priorities for advocacy, both to support self-advocacy, and policy advocacy.
• Draft a Costed Advocacy Plan based on the findings of the Health Systems Assessment and the Advocacy Planning workshop, to identify key advocacy actions that could be taken to promote inclusive health systems strengthening that addresses the barriers faced by persons with intellectual disabilities in accessing the Health System.
YOUR PROFILE :
Educational background and experience
• Degree in Public health, Health Sciences, medical professional, nursing, midwifery, community health or a related area of study.
• At least 3 years of practical project management experience within the field of disability inclusion is essential.
• Previous experience working with Civil Society Organizations to support advocacy on inclusive governance, is desirable. • Previous experience in working with children or adults with disabilities (in particular persons with intellectual disabilities) is desirable. This can include lived-experience of disability, or as a support person.
Project management skills
• Research, Assessment, desk review synthesis
• Planning, monitoring & coordination project implementation according to deliverables
• Interviewing and group facilitation
• Report writing and written analysis
• Capacity building of local partners
• Designing and developing strategic entry points for future programming
• Networking and stakeholder engagement and managing operational partnerships
Other professional skills
Monitoring , Evaluation, Accountability and Learning /Information Manangement
• Planning and coordination of qualitative and quantitative surveys, dissemination of results
• Project evaluation
• Accountability to affected populations: participatory, non-discriminatory and responsible approaches.
• Capitalization and continuous learning
• Information management strategy, data structuring and quality
• Quantitative and qualitative data collection, qualitative analysis
• Responsible data management
• Statistical analysis and data visualization
• Planning project activities in line with HI procurement standards
• Financial/budget management
• Donor financial management
• Proposal and narrative report writing
• Personal security management
• Security context analysis
• Security risk analysis
• Networking & promotion of HI advocacy messages to external stakeholders
Global programme management
• Management of major risks (safeguarding, fraud & corruption, security and major financial risks)
Cross -sector skills
• Frameworks and references
• Office and collaborative tools
• Stress management
• Collaborating in a global organization
• English and Kiswahili
How to apply
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV (including 3 referees current and/or past line managers and their current official contacts) by email to :- firstname.lastname@example.org The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Project Manager – Inclusive Health Nairobi Position”. Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.
All HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these values, HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.
Humanity & Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply