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Handicap International Mid-level Therapist and Rehabilitation Trainer Job in Dadaab Kenya

Position: Mid-level Therapist and Rehabilitation Trainer

Responsible to:-Rehabilitation Technical Team Leader

Location: Dadaab

Closing date: - Open

The Organization

Handicap International is an INGO specialising in the field of disability and development. A strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure equal opportunities for all.


The rehabilitation project in Dadaab aims to provide and secure tangible and measurable improvement of independency in activities of daily living and quality of life of refugees living with physical impairment or disability.

The Position

The “Mid-level Therapist and Rehabilitation Trainer” empowers incentive refugees involved in the physical therapy (mid-level therapists and partly CBR workers) and implements related “task cards” (activities) captured in the Project Implementation & Monitoring Tool (PIMT).

S/he will be responsible for
  • Empowering and mentoring 12 incentive refugees mid-level therapists and 3 physical rehabilitation supervisors to deliver and follow up quality physical rehabilitation therapy services.
  1. Develop TOR, curriculum, training material and monitoring tool for mid-level therapists in different areas of rehabilitation
  • Contributing to the capacity building and sensitization of all incentive refugees, community based rehabilitation committees and community leaders in the field of disability and rehabilitation.
  • Enhancing/strengthening/ensuring the autonomy of daily management of the disability centers and the provision of quality rehabilitation services
  • Capitalization and Documentation
  1. In coordination with the Rehabilitation Technical Coordinator in Nairobi, ensure sustained liaison with physical rehabilitation stakeholders and services providers of interest, while maintaining close links with the Ministry of Health (Physiotherapy and occupational therapist chief) regarding the issues of physiotherapy occupational therapy and physical rehabilitation in the camps of Dadaab and in Kenya.
  2. Compile and analyze lessons learned during the project and develop capitalization document on delivery of rehabilitation services to people with disability living in refugee context.
Qualifications and skills required:

Education
  • Bachelor (Masters being preferred) in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy
Experience
  • 5 years clinical experience in physical rehab department
  • Experience in training, transferring skills and knowledge and mentoring rehabilitation practices.
  • Up to date knowledge in disabling conditions management.
Attributes
  • Proactive
  • Creative
  • Adaptability
  • Persuasiveness and leadership
  • Goal oriented
  • Capacity to work under high pressure
  • Team player
Skills required
  • Managerial
  • Written and oral communication
  • Interpersonal
  • Decision making
  • Good spoken and written communication
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees with their current contacts) by email to :- recruit03@handicap-international.or.ke

The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Mid – level Therapist and Rehab Trainer Position”.

Applications will be processed as they are received and interviews conducted until the appropriate candidate is selected. Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

Any kind of lobbying on behalf of applicants or canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.

Important Notice

It has come to our attention that there are some fraudulent advertisements circulating on behalf of Handicap International. Be fully aware that HANDICAP INTERNATIONAL DOES NOT request for any fees from applicants during the application and/or induction process.

Any occurrence of this kind is to be reported without delay to hrmanager@handicap-international.or.ke for further action.

Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

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