2 Occupational Therapist NGO Job Opportunities – Handicap International (Humanity & Inclusion)

Organisation: Handicap
International (Humanity & Inclusion)
Duty Station: South
West (KyakaII or Kyangwali), Uganda
Reports to: Psychologist
Team Leader
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Ensure planning and
field coordination of project activities with internal and external
  • 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 Physiotherapist.
  • Coordinate field activities with Consortium partners.
  • Ensure regular coordination meeting with MHPSS actors and Health
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, physiotherapist and community based
  • Physical and functional assessment of beneficiaries from the refugee
    and host population
beneficiary needs using the Assessment Form provided.
  • According to the outcomes of the assessment of the beneficiaries’
    needs, elaborate an appropriate intervention and a plan or referral to
    other services within HI and other stakeholders.
Provision of
appropriate occupational therapy interventions
  • Design appropriate occupational therapy intervention according to
    the priorities of needs identified during assessment and maintain
    occupational therapy equipment..
  • Explain to both beneficiary and caregiver or family the importance
    of occupational therapy and the purpose of the treatment to be provided
    (being provided)
  • Provide occupational therapy according to Uganda (and international)
    standards and HI guidelines.
  • Follow the evolution of care and improvement of beneficiaries
    through the use of different outcome tools and report it by updating
    beneficiary files as needed.
  • Ensure the security of the beneficiary during the 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 life skills that the beneficiary can do on his/her own or with
    support from caregivers to improve beneficiary wellbeing and adaptation.
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 consideration of a
    comprehensive approach.
  • Review and recommend discharge of beneficiaries after resolution of
    problems and achievement of therapy objectives. (Note: discharge is
    coordinated with the Physiotherapist and 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
  • 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
Demonstration of an
ethics, safe, secure and professional practices
  • To show professional ethics, respect and promote Handicap
    International mandate and humanitarian principles at all times
  • To respect the Humanity & Inclusion protection of children
    policy, the protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse
    policy, the anti-fraud bribery and corruption policy and report to your
    line manager any non-respect of HI’s policies amongst the teams or
  • To report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or
    to others
  • To contribute to the definition and/or update of security framework
    at field level
  • To observe at all times strict commitment to Humanity &
    Inclusion Security & Safety regulations as per procedures in place at
    mission level
  • To support information internal dissemination to relevant focal
    persons at mission level aiming at reinforcing security and safety of
    Handicap International staff and assets
  • To participate in security meetings upon the line manager request
    and report relevant information to the appropriate persons
  • Ensure the strict application of the rules including the code of
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional practice;
  • Report any incident in which s/he’s involved/witnessed immediately;
  • Perform any other tasks deemed necessary by the line manager

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Handicap International (Humanity &
    Inclusion) Occupational Therapist job must hold a Diploma in occupational
  • One year of professional experience in an NGO at officer level
  • One year of professional experience in occupational therapy related
  • Registration with Allied health professional council is desirable.
  • Experience in the fields of inclusion / accessibility of services /
    services to persons with disabilities.
  • Experience working in refugee context is an added advantage
  • Experience in hospital settings is an asset
  • Proven project activity implementation skills in collaboration with
  • Capacity building, training and coaching skills
  • Perfect fluency in written and oral English and strong report
    writing skills;
  • Computer Skills
  • Advanced MS Excel skills;
  • Familiar with MS Office (Word, Excel) and internet;
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to work under high pressure;
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Strong communication and networking skills
  • Strong interest in the fields related to HI mandate
  • Strong team player and ability to work independently
Starting Date: May
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 Department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org with the
subject:  Application for Occupational Therapist.
Deadline: 23rd May 2019 by 5:00pm
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