2 Entry Level Physiotherapist NGO Jobs – Humanity & Inclusion

Job
Title:           
 Physiotherapists
(2 Entry Level Jobs)
Organization: Humanity
& Inclusion (Handicap International Federation)
Duty Station: Kiryandongo,
Oyam, Nwoya or Gulu, Uganda
Gross Salary: UGX.
2,242,083 /=
Reports to: HI
Poverty Shift Project Manager
Starting Date: July
1st 2020
Length of contract: 21 months
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:
The Poverty Shift
Project (Partnership for Disability-Inclusive Ultra-Poor Graduation Project,
Uganda), is a social-economic empowerment and resilient project targeting 2,700
ultra-poor households: 70% and 15% of households respectively where project
holder is a woman and or a person with disability.
Job Summary:  The Physical (Physio) Therapist will have to
create and maintain an environment of strict adherence to professional
standards and HI code of conduct to ensure the provision of standard Physical
therapy services and prevents harm/exploitation of beneficiaries through:
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Physiotherapist will:
Planning and field
coordinating 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 MHPSS Worker, Occupational Therapists, and Inclusive
Education Officer.
·       
Ensure
regular coordination meeting with MHPSS actors, Health actors and Education
communities.
Implementing,
facilitating and following –up daily the project activities following the
project implementation plans with consortium partners and poverty shift project
manager, physiotherapist and MHPSS, the PT will;
·       
Physical
and functional assessment of beneficiaries from the DIG target areas
·       
Assess
beneficiary needs using the Comprehensive Assessment Form
·       
According
to the outcomes of the assessment of the beneficiaries’ needs, elaborate
appropriate intervention and treatment plan including the provision of
assistive and mobility devices (AMD) and referral to other services within HI
and other stakeholders.
Provision of
appropriate rehabilitation interventions
·       
Design
appropriate physical and functional rehabilitation interventions according to
the priorities of needs identified during assessment.
·       
Explain
to beneficiaries and caregivers the rationale of treatment and the importance
of adhering to the rehabilitation home program.
·       
Provide
physical and functional 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) 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, psychological problems,
and medical treatments. Seek medical advice if needed.
·       
Train
and advise beneficiaries, caregiver and family on home and work adaptation, and
basic life skills independently or supported.
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 functional rehabilitation exercises and use
of assistive and mobility devices
·       
Provide
advice on how to improve activities of daily living (ADL) following the FIM
scoring standards
·       
Review
and recommend the discharge of beneficiaries after the 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 the file is
completely closed.)
Participating in
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 the utmost 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 comprehensive Case Reviews face to face or remotely.
·       
Ensure
that complete beneficiary tools are properly filled and signed;
·       
Respect
all guidelines and documentation within the project; keep data records for each
individual and group sessions;
·       
Produce
weekly activity reports and contribute in the development of project reports
using HI Uganda reporting templates
·       
Contribute
to the development of the Program Managers activity reports
·       
Participate
in project review workshops
·       
Participate
in monthly, and quarterly project review meetings
·       
Facilitate
the participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries in the monitoring and
evaluation of activities
·       
Ensure
that field data collection is shared with the MEAL team.
Demonstrating
ethical, 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 harm to beneficiary or others
·       
To
contribute to the definition and 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 internal information 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



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the Handicap International Physiotherapist job should preferably
hold a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy.
·       
At least
1 year of professional experience in an NGO at officer level
·       
At least
2 years of professional experience in Physical or Occupational Rehabilitation
related work
·       
Experience
to work in hospital settings is an asset
·       
Experience
to work in community-based settings is an advantage
·       
Experience
in the fields of inclusion, access to services for persons with disabilities
·       
Experience
in consortia lead projects an advantage
·       
Experience
to work in the refugee settlement is an advantage
Competencies
·       
Maintains
strict ethics in performing his/her duties as an Occupational Therapist in a
different setting
·       
Proven
knowledge and skills in assessment and treatment planning; follow-up of
progress, and documentation.
·       
Critical
thinking skills: Ability to think clearly and rationally, understanding the
logical connection of information during the evaluation and monitoring of
progress. Able to adjust treatment programs according to the short and
long-term goals of the person (and of the project).
·       
Ability
to design and follow through daily, weekly, and monthly plans.
·       
Communication
and facilitation 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 from the north and western regions of Uganda an
advantage
·       
Knowledge
of project cycle and related tools and methodologies
·       
Knowledge
of the Education and Disability Sectors in Uganda
Personal Qualities:
·       
Ability
to work under high pressure and remote locations;
·       
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 with little supervision
Condition:
Starting Date: July
01st, 2020
Length of contract:
21 months (until 31st March 2022)
Basic Salary: UGX
2,242,083
How to Apply:
If you feel you meet
the requirements, please 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.
Any efforts to
influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deadline: 31st March 2020 by 2:00pm
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