Handicap International Federation Physiotherapist Jobs in Uganda

Handicap International Federation Physiotherapist Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary:

  • Under the supervision of the HI Poverty Shift Project Manager and in coordination with the Consortium Management Unit and the technical support of the HI Technical Unit, the Physiotherapist will have to create and maintain an environment of strict adherence to professional and HI code of conduct to ensure provision of standard Physiotherapy services and that prevents harm/exploitation of beneficiaries.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    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 and Inclusive Education Officer.

  • Ensure regular coordination meeting with MHPSS actors, Health actors and Education communities.

    Implementing, facilitating and follow-up, on a daily basis, the project activities in accordance with the project implementation plans

  • In coordination with consortium partners and HI team including Project manager, MHPSS workers, occupational therapist and consortia’s project assistants and branch coordinators

  • 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 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) 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.)

    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 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; keep data records for each individual and group sessions;

  • 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

    Demonstrating of 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 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

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Humanity & Inclusion (Handicap International Federation) Physiotherapist job vacancy must hold a Diploma in physiotherapy.

  • 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 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;

  • 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


  • 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 corruption.

  • HI does not solicit funds in exchange for employment opportunities.

    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 as One Document to HR department at

  • recruitment@uganda.hi.org indicating the position applied for.

    Deadline: 7th August 2020 by 5:00pm

    NB: Any efforts to influence the recruitment process will lead to automatic disqualification.

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