|Description||DDSP (Disability Development Services Program) is a Cambodian organisation providing Community-Based Rehabilitation activities (CBR) to persons with disabilities and other poor and vulnerable people in remote and rural communities. DDSP works with relevant Governmental Departments, including the Department of Social Affair Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, the Department of Education, Youth and Sport, the Department of Health, etc. to support people with all types of disabilities including landmine survivors and people with severe disabilities such as spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and mental disabilities. DDSP’s main office is in Pursat province, a poor, rural province about 189 km northwest of the capital Phnom Penh.|
DDSP was established on January 3rd 2003, after Handicap International withdrew from Pursat province late 2002, by a westerner who used to work with Handicap International. It was named Disability Development Services Pursat (DDSP). Later on, because of its good reputation and following the recommendation from external consultants, the name was changed to Disability Development Services Program (DDSP) in order to expand our work outside of Pursat province.
The areas targeted by DDSP’s work are rural and remote. Most of the targeted people are living with low income, under the poverty line. Among this population people with disabilities are one of the most vulnerable group as they have limited access to education, skill/vocational training, job placement, income generation opportunity and other social service. In addition to this, the lack of understanding from local authorities, communities and school teachers on the importance of education for children with disabilities (CWDs) remains a challenge preventing the promotion of a positive attitude in terms of the promotion of CWDs’ rights to education. Most of these children take an average of 10 years to complete their primary education.
In Cambodia there is a Law on the Protection and Promotion on the Rights of People with Disabilities which contains a Policy on Inclusive Education for children with special need. Unfortunately, the policy is not adequate to promote education for children with severe disabilities and only helps those with mild disabilities who benefit from the Child Friendly School (CFS) policy. The following points have been identified by communities, local authorities, school directors, District/Provincial Education Officers, and other relevant stakeholders as factors needing to be addressed to improve the situation of CWDs in terms of school attendance and education: poverty, discrimination, distance and lack of transportation, lack of safety, domestic violence, child labor and teachers absenteeism.
DDSP is addressing the problem by giving priority to education in its project intervention in order to improve its quality and the living conditions of CWDs. The project will maintain its existing programs: physical therapy center for severely disabled, integrated classes for children with intellectual disabilities, and integration of CWDs and other vulnerable children into mainstream schools (public).
Objective 1: Increase the number of CWDs in mainstream schools and ensure a good quality of learning;
Objective 2: Improve the rehabilitation and cognitive function of children who cannot attend school, and give support to their care-takers;
Objective 3: Increase the daily income of the families of the most vulnerable CWDs through income generation activities;
Objective 4: Reduce the discrimination toward children with disabilities and their family through empowerment and awareness-raising.
VSI : Fundraising and Communication Coordinator
Help DDSP do fundraising in order to get funds for its projects and build up a fundraising strategy, as well as develop and strengthen relationships with national and international NGO partners and donors :
The volunteer will work very closely with the Director of DDSP and with each of the projects’ coordinators in order to mobilize resources from potential new NGO partners and donors. Computer desktops, cameras, and vehicles of the organization are available to use. DDSP has a participatory management approach so everyone has equal rights to raise new ideas and share comments.
|Expériences / Formation du candidat|
|Experience||3 à 5 ans|
|Fonctions||RH et Finances, Communication|
|Secteurs d’activité||Education / Formation, Santé|
|Salaire / Indemnité||Mission de volontariat de 12 mois avec le SCD (Service de Coopération au Développement), statut de Volontaire de Solidarité Internationale (loi du 23/02/2005) avec formation de préparation au départ obligatoire du 25 au 29 novembre 2019 (en région lyonnaise).|
Prise en charge d’un billet d’avion aller-retour.
Indemnité mensuelle de 600 euros.
Couverture sociale complète (CFE + mutuelle + cotisations régime vieillesse), assurance rapatriement sanitaire et responsabilité civile.
|Comment postuler||Envoyer CV et lettre de motivation en anglais à Florie Kébé (SCD) : [email protected]|
|Date de fin de validité||09/11/2019|