Friday, June 15, 2012



Handicap International, is an International NGO specialised in the field of disability and development with objective to support people in situations of disability or vulnerability, whatever may be the cause and the environment underlying that situation (extreme poverty, exclusion, deficient social and health systems, serious violation or denial of basic rights, natural disasters, violence and armed conflict). For more information on Handicap International please visit web site at

Since 2010 Handicap International implements inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction activitiess to support vulnerable communities and schools in Kupang, TTS and Belu districts of NTT province.

In 2012 - 2013, Handicap International aims to support the inclusion and participation of women, children and people with disability in DRR in communities and schools of remote and rural areas of the target districts by strengthening inclusive DRR at community, district, province and national level. Primary focus will be on supporting the capacity of sub-national actors including BPBD, Dinas PPO, Dinas Sosial and local civil society organizations and developing sustainable mechanisms to transfer knowledge and skills to local stakeholders, ensuring that DRR plans and their implementation are inclusive of the needs of the most vulnerable groups.
Handicap International is currently looking for positions for its office in Kupang NTT:

Position Title        : Communication Officer  (CO)
Location              : Kupang, NTT
Closing date         : June 20, 2012

Under the line management of the Project Manager, the Communication Officer will manage the establishment, implementation and evaluation of the communication tools and dissemination of all information of the project. She/he will have to do frequent visits to the field in Kupang, TTS and Belu Districts and other areas of the project as necessary. The tasks in particular are:

* To develop Information, Education & Communication tools for the project in partnership with project’s team, Local Resource Organizations and DRR stakeholders. This includes radio dialog and press conference
* To develop and implement public campaign and awareness’ raising events activities
* To ensure good relationships with partners and beneficiaries
* To participate to the collection and dissemination of lessons learned, best practices at local, national and regional level
* To support the implementation of national workshops and exposure visits

DUTY STATION: The Communication Officer will be based in Kupang, NTT with frequent travels to remote areas in the districts.

*Master Degree
*Minimum of 2 years in the field of Communication
*Fluent in English

*MA (S2) in Communication
*Experience in Disability issue and/or DRR will be an asset
*Experience within a project financed by the European Union will be an asset
*Strong communication skill
*Legitimate and willing to ride a motorbike for working purpose

Initial contract will be for a period of 12 months with a renewal until the end of the project
Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages persons with disabilities to apply

Any interested candidates should send their motivation letter together with CV and references less than 200 KB and no later than 22nd of June, 2012 to:

Administrator of Handicap-International
Email to :
(please put in reference in Subject: CO - Kupang)

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Residents of NTT province will be highly appreciated

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