2 Occupational Therapist NGO Job Opportunities – Humanity & Inclusion

Title:             Occupational Therapist
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Organization:  Handicap International
Federation (Humanity & Inclusion)
Duty Station:   Kyangwali and Kyaka, Uganda
Reports to:  INCLUDE Project Manager
Length of contract:
9 months
Basic Salary: UGX
About US:
Handicap International Federation (operating under the name
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.
About Project:
In order to respond to the education needs of the Congolese
refugees and the hosting population in these camps located in the districts of
Kikuube and Kyegegwa (hosting respectively 116,915 and 118,876 refugees so a
total of 235,791 refugees), HI will start participating in a consortium project
targeting increased access to education for children with disabilities. The
project name is INCLUDE and it is funded by ECHO. The project will be
implemented in close collaboration with SCI, NRC, WCH and FCA. Implementation
will start in mid-March 2020 and continue till the end of 2020. The project
will support mainstream education actors to improve their capacity to create
inclusive education environments for children with disabilities within their
Education Response in line with the Education Response Plan.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Ensure planning and field coordination of project activities with
internal and external stakeholders
Participate in the monthly HI activity planning
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
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, physiotherapist 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 occupational therapy
Design appropriate occupational therapy
intervention according to the priorities of needs identified during assessment.
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 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
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 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 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
Demonstration of an ethics, safe, secure and professional practices
To show professional ethics, respect and promote
Humanity & Inclusion 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 partners.
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 Humanity & Inclusion staff and assets
To participate in security meetings upon the
line manager request and report relevant information to the appropriate persons
Other Responsibilities:
Ensure the strict application of the rules
including the code of conduct;
Demonstrate ethical and professional practice;
Report any incident in which s/he’s
involved/witnessed immediately;
Any other tasks deemed necessary by the line

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the Handicap International Occupational
Therapist job placement must hold a Degree in Occupational Therapy.
One year of professional experience in an NGO at
officer level
At least 2 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
Fluently spoken local languages will be an added
Knowledge of project cycle and related tools and
Knowledge of the Education and Disability
Sectors in Uganda
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
Strong team player and ability to work
independently Condition:
Starting Date: April
01st 2020
Humanity and Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity
Employer, we encourage females and persons with disabilities to apply to become
a part of our organization.
HI staff must adhere to the values and
principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these values, HI
operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Sexual
Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and
Recruitment to all jobs in HI includes, in
particular, criminal record checks and the collection of
relevant references.
HI does not solicit funds in exchange for
employment opportunities.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send an updated CV (3 pages max,
including three professional referees current and/or past line managers) with a
cover letter to HR department at recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating the
position applied for and preferred duty station
NB: Any efforts to
influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.
Disclaimer: The
above positions are subject to confirmation of donor funds and only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 2nd February 2020
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