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:
Handicap
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:
Strengthening
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
stakeholders
·        
Participate
in the monthly HI activity planning meetings
·        
Develop
monthly and weekly field activity plans
·        
Participate
in the development of project activity tools
·        
Coordinate
field activities with Settlement team leader, MHPSS Worker and Occupational
therapist.
·        
Coordinate
field activities with Consortium partners.
·        
Ensure
regular coordination meeting with MHPSS actors and Health actors.
Implement,
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
·        
Assess
beneficiary needs using the Comprehensive Assessment Form
·        
According
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
stakeholders.
Provision of
appropriate rehabilitation interventions
·        
Design
appropriate physical rehabilitation intervention according to the priorities of
needs identified during assessment.
·        
Explain
to both beneficiary and caregiver or family the importance of rehabilitation
and the purpose of the treatment to be provided (being provided)
·        
Provide
rehabilitation care according to Uganda (and international) physiotherapy
standards and HI rehabilitation guidelines.
·        
Follow
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.
·        
Ensure
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.
·        
Provide
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 
·        
Follow
up on home instructions provided to beneficiaries and caregiver during initial
assessment and treatment
·        
Monitor
progress of beneficiaries in doing rehabilitation exercises and use of
assistive devices
·        
Provide
advise on how to improve activities of daily living (ADL) following the FIM
scoring standards
·        
Review
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:
·        
Updates
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.
·        
Contribute
to the weekly report according to department and donor requirement on
rehabilitation services: new beneficiaries, active cases, donation
certificates, discharge etc.
·        
Participates
in monthly Case Review led by Rehab and MHPSS TA and or Senior PT and
Psychologist/PSS;
·        
Ensure
that complete beneficiary pack is properly filled and signed;
·        
Respect
all guidelines and documentation within the project
·        
Produce
weekly activity reports and contribute in the development of project reports
using HI Uganda MEAL templates
·        
Maintain
complete documentation for each activity following the recommendations and
template of the project manager
·        
Contribute
to the development of the Program Managers activity reports
·        
Participate
in project review workshops
·        
Participate
in assessments and facilitate project evaluations at field level
·        
Facilitate
participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation of
activities
·        
Ensure
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
work
·        
Experience
in consortia lead projects
·        
Experience
in the fields of inclusion / accessibility of services / services to persons
with disabilities
·        
Experience
working in refugee context
·        
Experience
in hospital settings is an asset
·        
Proven
project activity implementation skills in collaboration with stakeholders
·        
Capacity
building, training and coaching skills
·        
Perfect
fluency in written and oral English and strong report writing skills;
·        
Familiar
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 recruitment@uganda.hi.org 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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