Physiotherapist (2 Entry level Jobs) – Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion)

Organisation: Handicap
International (Humanity & Inclusion)
Duty Station: Kyaka
II and Kyangwali, Uganda
Reports to: SPOT
Project Manager
Starting Salary: UGX 2,208,949 monthly gross
About Us:
International (Humanity & Inclusion) is an independent and impartial aid
and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion,
conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help
meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect
for their dignity and fundamental rights. Handicap International is 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.
About SPOT:
Psychosocial support service for Transformation (SPOT) among the Congolese
refugees in Uganda is a collaborative, consolidated and integrated approach
among three leading MHPSS humanitarian actors – War Child Holland (WCH),
Humanity and Inclusion (HI) and Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) –
to bring effectiveness, and harmonization in MHPSS interventions in the refugee
response in Uganda. It aims at improving the resilience and well-being of
Congolese refugees and vulnerable host populations in South-western Uganda
through enhancing their access to quality, holistic, gender-sensitive and inclusive
MHPSS services that support positive coping-mechanisms and foster recovery from
traumatic experiences, including separation from or loss of family members,
abrupt displacement, physical and sexual violence. It will be implemented in
and around Kyaka II and Kyangwali settlements as well as in the transit centres
at the border with the DRC that are anticipated to receive more refugees in
2019 and are considered at high risk and in high need.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Ensure planning and
field coordination of project activities with internal and external
in the monthly HI activity planning meetings
monthly and weekly field activity plans
in the development of project activity tools
field activities with Settlement team leader, MHPSS Worker and Occupational
field activities with Consortium partners.
regular coordination meeting with MHPSS actors and Health actors.
facilitate and follow-up, on a daily basis, the project activities in
accordance with the project implementation plans:
In coordination with consortium partners and
HI settlement team including team leader, MHPSS workers, occupational therapist
and community based volunteers:
Physical and
functional assessment of beneficiaries from the refugee and host population
beneficiary needs using the Comprehensive Assessment Form
to the outcomes of the assessment of the beneficiaries’ needs elaborate an
appropriate intervention and a plan of treatment including provision of
assistive devices and referral to other services within HI and other
Provision of
appropriate rehabilitation interventions
appropriate physical rehabilitation intervention according to the priorities of
needs identified during assessment.
to both beneficiary and caregiver or family the importance of rehabilitation
and the purpose of the treatment to be provided (being provided)
rehabilitation care according to Uganda (and international) physiotherapy
standards and HI rehabilitation guidelines.
the evolution of care and improvement of beneficiaries through the use of
different rehabilitation outcome tools (FIM scoring, CP assessment tool etc.)
and report it by updating beneficiary files as needed.
the security of the beneficiary during the rehabilitation sessions and take
into account precautions related to diverse illness, problems and medical
treatments. Seek medical advice if needed.
advice and train the beneficiary and the caregivers on the basic exercises that
the beneficiary can do on his/her own or with support from caregivers to
improve general body condition and prevent secondary complications.
Home follow-up
and discharge of beneficiaries 
up on home instructions provided to beneficiaries and caregiver during initial
assessment and treatment
progress of beneficiaries in doing rehabilitation exercises and use of
assistive devices
advise on how to improve activities of daily living (ADL) following the FIM
scoring standards
and recommend discharge of beneficiaries after resolution of problems and
achievement of rehabilitation objectives. (Note: discharge is coordinated with
the PSS worker assigned to the beneficiaries to consolidate report and
completion of rehabilitation outcome scoring before file is completely closed.)
Participate in the
data collection and MEAL activities of the project
In close
collaboration with the MEAL team:
rehabilitation follow up form after each session with a beneficiary. All files
are treated with outmost confidentiality and are only discussed within the team
for clarification as needed.
to the weekly report according to department and donor requirement on
rehabilitation services: new beneficiaries, active cases, donation
certificates, discharge etc.
in monthly Case Review led by Rehab and MHPSS TA and or Senior PT and
that complete beneficiary pack is properly filled and signed;
all guidelines and documentation within the project
weekly activity reports and contribute in the development of project reports
using HI Uganda MEAL templates
complete documentation for each activity following the recommendations and
template of the project manager
to the development of the Program Managers activity reports
in project review workshops
in assessments and facilitate project evaluations at field level
participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation of
that field data collection is charged with the MEAL team

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
The ideal
candidate for the Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion) Physiotherapist
job must hold a Diploma in Physiotherapy studies
One year
of professional experience in an NGO at officer level
Two years
of professional experience in Physiotherapy/Physical rehabilitation related
in consortia lead projects
in the fields of inclusion / accessibility of services / services to persons
with disabilities
working in refugee context
in hospital settings is an asset
project activity implementation skills in collaboration with stakeholders
building, training and coaching skills
fluency in written and oral English and strong report writing skills;
with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join Handicap International are encouraged to
send their updated CVs (3 pages max, including three professional references)
with cover letters to HR Coordinator at with the
subject:  Application for Physiotherapist. 
NB: Applicants must
specify their preferred duty station in the cover letter (Kyaka II or Kyangwali)
Deadline: 3rd April 2019 by 5:00pm
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