Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
JOB CONTEXT :
The Myanmar Thailand (MyTh) program involves all HI’s pillars (Armed Violence Reduction, Emergency and Development) and was created in 2016 with the merge of 2 already existing missions, setting up cross border initiatives to integrate the return of refugees from Thailand to Myanmar as part of its regional strategy.
In Thailand, HI currently implements activities in the camps of Burmese refugees on the Thailand/Myanmar border and in three thematic areas: Rehabilitation, Disability and Social Inclusion (DSI) including inclusive child development, implemented in 5 camps and Risk Education (RE), implemented in 9 camps.
HI in Myanmar covers its entire mandate from emergency to development and going through Armed Violence Reduction (Humanitarian Mine Action). HI is part of several consortia and coordination mechanism including Health, Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction Clusters. In addition, HI coordinates with the National Victim Assistance Technical Group, gathering national and international actors under the umbrella of the National Mine Risk Working Group (MRWG) chaired by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (SWRR).
HI is willing to develop further Inclusive Education Interventions in Myanmar and had recent opportunities to support other actors in making their Education in Emergencies intervention more inclusive to children with disabilities amongst other excluded groups.
In this part, as Inclusive Education Specialist, you will have as a first priority to support different consortiums’ interventions while developing new Inclusive Education projects
The Inclusive Education Specialist is a new position as a key member of Myanmar Disability Inclusion Unit (DIU) within the wider Technical and MEAL Unit of the MyTh (Myanmar- Thailand) Program. The position is – at first - dedicated to Myanmar programme.
Under the direct responsibility of the Inclusion Technical Coordinator (managing the DIU) and inside the wider Technical and MEAL Unit, you will be responsible to conduct an assessment of the access to education in emergencies for children with disabilities in the IDP camps, technical support link with emergency and protracted settings as well as potentially in development settings for further opportunities in inclusive education. You will also provide inputs to the mission on providing technical support for ongoing inclusive education projects/programs led by other actors while trying to develop direct HI Inclusive Education interventions.
In this part, your responsibilities will be:
YOUR PROFILE :