JOB POST: CBR Officer, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Kenya

Posted on 19 December 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Assistive Devices, Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR), Disaster Planning & Mitigation, Health, HIV/AIDS, Jobs & Internships, Opportunities, Rehabilitation, Sub-Saharan Africa Region, Violence, Water and Sanitation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |


*_Position_** : CBR Officer ( Prosthesis & Orthotic) _Responsible to _: CBR Coordinator*

*_Location_** : Dadaab Refugee Camp (Garissa) _Family Status_ : Non Family duty Station*

*_Closing Date_** : Open *


HI began its operations in 1992 as an emergency support programme in Garissa (North Eastern Province). Currently, HI is operating a medical referral project for refugees in this region in partnership with the UNHCR. HIV and AIDS activities are also being provided for the local community.

In 1994, HI launched another emergency support programme for internal displaced persons (IDPs) following inter-ethnic clashes, in Trans Nzoia District (Kitale town). Today, we are running in Kitale the most comprehensive HI Programme on HIV and AIDS in Kenya.

In 2002, in Nairobi we began disability activities with local partners (community-based organisations) focusing on support to networking, inclusive education and access to resources.

In April 2005, we have started a Mine Risk Education (MRE) project for the refugees living in the Kakuma Refugee Camp (near the Sudan border).

*_Rehabilitation project in Dadaab refugee camp:_*

Dadaab Refugee Camps, located in Garissa district, are the main settlement for Somali refugees, with a total population of 170,000 refugees, with a recent new influx^^[1] ^ due to the latest political events and severe drought in the southern parts of Somalia. To date some basic services have been developed to meet the refugees with disability needs. UNHCR, CARE International and other implementing partners working in Dadaab refugee camps raised a concern about the critical situation of the refugees with disability and scarce services provided to them. Therefore, UNHCR solicited Handicap International to support and contribute to develop initiatives towards disabled refugees in Dadaab camps.

An assessment carried out by HI from in February 2007 defined HI intervention with focus in two main areas:

(i) */To develop access to adequate rehabilitation services for persons with disability/*, with particular attention to be paid to technical aids and prosthetic production and rehabilitation and counselling services for children with intellectual disability and/or cerebral palsy; and

(ii) */To facilitate access to humanitarian aid and community development for persons with disability/*, through information sharing, counselling and sensitization of staff and agencies in charge of food distribution, sheltering, health, watsan and construction works, education, community development services and livelihood, etc.

The Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Project Team will consist of 1 x Project Manager, 1 x CBR Coordinator , 1 x Mainstreaming Officer, 3 x CBR Officers (with technical expertise in differing but complimentary areas), 6 x rehabilitation workers, 6 x technical aids workers (leather work/shoe making and carpentry), and 30 x CBR workers.

* *


Under the responsibility of CBR Coordinator, the CBR Officer (Prosthesis & Orthotic) will offer technical support to the CBR team in ensuring quality production and fitting of prosthetics, esthetics, & other orthopedic devices to persons with disability among refugees and host communities. She/he will also build capacity of the local technicians and rehabilitation staff and take lead in the referrals and follow ups of patients.

*S\he will be responsible for :-*

*1) Supervision and management of mobility aids workshops*

· Supervise operations in all mobility aids workshops present in all the three camps including Dadaab workshop.

· Closely monitor and arrange procurement of equipment and materials as required for workshop – production.

· Provide advice on installation of equipment in the workshops including workshop planning and utilization of workshop consumables

· Ensure P&O workshops’ set up are all up to standards and accepted specifications

· Ensure mobility aids workshops are barrier-free for the easy access to persons with disabilities.

· Ensure all safety measures are observed within the workshops to reduce hazards in the operation of various machinery and equipment.

· Develop proper workshop management systems to ensure effective and efficient P&O workshop management.

· Carry out regular monitoring of workshop activities, technicians’ performance and manufacture of devices.

*2) Capacity Building*

· Identify and provide on-the-job training to local technicians in Prosthetics and Orthotics.

· Develop training curriculum for on-the-job training of local technicians.

· Conduct regular evaluation of the on-job training.

· Provide basic orientation to community CBR workers on the maintenance and repair of devices in the field.

· Train P&O Assistants in Workshop Management and information systems.

*3) Supervision of P&O Assistants*

· Develop job descriptions for the P&O Assistants/Technicians.

· Together with the team, develop weekly work plan for the P&O Assistants/Technicians.

· Carry out induction and appraisal for the P&O Assistants/Technicians.

· Monitor P&O Assistants/Technicians performance and production.

* *

*4) Referrals and Physical rehabilitation*

· Ensure persons with disabilities receive good quality and appropriate prosthetic and orthotic devices and services from the workshops as well as in the field and from Garissa/Kangemi.

· Develop a good and effective patient’s follow up mechanism for patients who are fitted with P&O devices from Garissa general hospital and Kangemi.

· Maintain individual file for each person with disability receiving P&O devices and carry out regular follow up as per the requirement of the particular person.

· Maintain all records pertaining to service delivery.

· Ensure required gait training is provided to the clients after prosthetic and orthotic fitments.

· Ensure that the clients receive rehabilitation therapy as required, e.g. release of contracture and healing of stump edema before fitting devices.

*5) Coordination and networking *

· Maintain necessary coordination with Rehabilitation Therapists.

· Work closely with the Physiotherapist and Occupational therapist for patient treatment, follow-up and evaluation.

· Liaise with Technical Advisors for various technical matters and training programs as necessary.

· Represent the organization at forums, workshops and conferences in the areas of Prosthetics and Orthotics as may be required.

*6) Reporting*

· Produce updated reports at regular intervals as required by the project in terms of donor and organizational requirements.

*7) Others*

· Advice Management on various costs related to P&O materials, equipment, maintenance, training and service delivery.

· Capitalize on new areas of learning in P&O or any specific case histories for internal learning and for external dissemination when required.

*/ /*

*Qualifications and experience required:-*

· Diploma in Orthopaedics with 2 years of experience

· Knowledge of CBR implementation and management

· Ability to work in and lead a team

· Good report writing, presentation, communication and interpersonal skills

· Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal trainings

· Computer literate with Knowledge of Word, Excel and Internet

· Experience with an International NGO is an added advantage


Living conditions in Dadaab camp may be challenging (remote area, climate very hot), although facilities are offering minimum of comfort.

R&R leave of 7 days will be provided every 8 weeks of continuous accommodation within Dadaab.

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) by email to the Human Resources Officer :

*NB: Applications will be processed as they are received and interviews conducted until the appropriate candidate is selected.*

*The email subject line should be marked: “Application for CBR Officer – Dadaab position”*

* *

*Please do not send your academic certificates and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.*

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

*Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply ***

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i will keep in tourch .thank you so much.

i will be glad if you send me more vacancy opportunities .thank you.

I am a Prosthetist and orthotist from India,having working experience with Handip International,interested to work in this Project.

i was working CBR dadaab kenya (IFO) for almost 5 years current iam living USA and i have experince with CBR jobs

How do i get the jobs advertised at dadaab.Am interested in working at dadaab Kenya

I wish to get a job in Dadaab, Kenya

are there organaization in daadab that help disabled refugees

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i passed the BPO in svnirtar,orrisa.

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work in dadaab.please notify me when chances arise


I have a diploma in community health nursing and will be interested to work in Dadaab,please inform me when chances arise

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i have worked as leather work instructor in a rehabilition school and interested in working with you kindly when you start recruitment notify me.

I’m interested in working with humanitarian organizations such as Dadaad. I hold a BA (Anthropology) degree and would wish to join Dadaab. During my two-month attachment, I worked at AMPATH centre Eldoret. Kindly inform me of any opportunity that suits me.

I have a degree in community development and woulld to work there. please inform me of any vacancies especially in the children’s department.

I am a graduate with a degree in community development and environmental education.Pliz notify me of any vacancy in the related field

I am a resident garissa district.i hold a bachelors degree in business.i have many in many capacities including experience in sales and HR.

am dadaab resident and carently working for agakhan foundation emack in N E P UP Date me any vaccant as a driver

Am kimutai orthopedics technologist please inform me if the job offer still stands through my email address

realy nice informative site .please notify me through mail thanks.l

would wish to work in dadaab refugee camp.
please kindly advice.

interested in serving the community whole hearted especially those deprived of basic needs like health care, sanitation and nutritional suppoort,

Iam a kenyan man who is an occupational therapist by proffession i completed my basic diploma in 2008 and at the moment i have one year experience as a home based occupational therapist in Nairobi i would like to be informed on any job related to occupational therapy or rehabilitative medicine or community based rehabilitation

Am an Occupational Therapist interested in working with handicap international. please notify me when there are job alerts

I am a CPO. I have done my graduation from University of Peshawar. (Pakistan) in 2001. Now I am working as In charge CPO at Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar (Pakistan) since May 2009 onwards. I can send you my CV to you for your kind review. I want work in your organization as an In charge or Manager CPO. I wish to work in HI. I will wait for your response. Thank You

applying post of cbr officer.reply via email.

I havea Diploma community development as well as
disaster and conflict management.Am interested to work in Dadaab. Please nitify me when vacance arises.

I am an occupational therapy practitioner, with a two year experience interested to work in Dadaab,Pliz notify me if thre is a vacancy


am interested with cbr,am a prosthetist,orthotist leaving in kenya

I have diploma in enveromental health science from kenya medical training college and very much interesred in workig with careinternationl and Oxfam Gb which are running sanitation programme in Dadaab.I hail from dadaab please consider me.

Am an orthopaedics technologist from Nairobi. Is there any vacancy as per now? Please notify me through my email.

construction jobs these days are on demand because the construction business is booming again:;*

I will appreciate to be in touch with you especially when I receive your email alerts of new posts

i would like to work in your organisation as a volunteer am a3rd year student in bugema university and from may this year i will be waiting for graduation thanks for your services

i am physiotherapist seeking a job at handicap interantional interested in CBR, preferably in africa

i will be happy to hear from you

hi my name is farhiya and ilive in usa and ihave completed my health programe in 2008 and iam also cna and i have my dibloma and cpr certificate, i can actually speak soomali and english both fluently and ihave been to kenya and refugees for almost 8years and i know their situation and the reason why i lear health is becouse of them,you and me imean to help my people so actually i need this positionso please help me with this position or health jobs thank you i apreciate for you information

I would love to be part of an organization that will help solve the current food shortage.By offering my skills as a planner and an environmental consultant at any given time and volunteer in any way to help the people in Dadaab leave a better life.
Lets unite as kenyans and make it work….kenya for kenyans

Hi, am nyandieka Dancan searching for a physiotherapist job in Dadaab, great if i will hear from you

If you’re looking for someone who can work in Dadaab,Marsabit,Turkana,Lodwar in Kenya,then Iam that person.Iam ready for deployment at any given time.

P1 teacher looking for ajob at arefugee camp

I’ve watched you through email and i’ve seen your nice job.i would be happy if you allow me to work with you.

Am at garissa i’ve trained in secretarial how do i get job there

I am a Physiotherapist with five (5) and wish to offer my services to your organisation.You are a really helping hand to the distressed communities. God bless you always

I have complited masters in Clinical Psychology from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Now I am working in a refugee camp (coxs bazar, bangldesh) as a Psychologist in Mental health unit about 1 year and 7 months. Now I want to build up my career in foreign refugee camp. Please notify me when mental health jobs will available in any country.

iam currently working with mission hospital in kenya after completion of my diploma in KRCHN ..two years ago highly interested in working in the camp .i believe iam flexible enough to work in hard situations and also competent ,i will highly appreciate your response concerning the availlable opportunity .thank you in advance

currently working in a mission hospital with 2 years experience in obsstetrics,KRCHN,intrestred in working in the camp,flexible and competent
,ready for deployment.

Ihave a diploma in community based rehabilitation and am ready to workwith you

I am Frankline Odongo,a p1 teacher,i wish to help advance education in Dadaab refugee camp,i teach English,Science,social studies and Music.

I am a physiotherapy, I will be glad if you send me vacancy opportunities.

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