Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion Prosthetist & Orthotist Technical Advisor Jobs in Uganda

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion Prosthetist & Orthotist Technical Advisor Jobs in Uganda



Between 2009 and 2013, Handicap International was present in Uganda implementing Mine Risk Education activities. These activities concluded in 2013 when Uganda was declared free of mines in 2012.


In October 2017, HI launched its new programme directed at the refugee response in Arua District, West Nile region. HI is currently implementing psychosocial support services, community-based rehabilitation, protection of persons with specific needs, and disability inclusion.


These actions are implemented in Omugo Settlement, the extension of Rhino Camp Settlement where most new refugees are being settled, and Imvepi Settlement. HI is now expanding it’s rehabilitation project under BPRM funding from September 2018, in consortia with Medical Teams International (MTI) to cover all three settlements in Arua District (Omugo, Imvepi and Rhino).


Responsibilities


Trainings:

  • Face to face refresher capacity building sessions in the field of orthosis to the 4 P&O from Arua Hospital. Those trainings will be coordinated with the Rehab TA who will also provide refresher trainings. The sessions aims having the same P&O practices and approaches and defining a standardized protocol of treatment for each orthopaedic appliance (identification of the patients, clinical evaluation, measurement, fitting, delivery);
  • Face to face refresher capacity building sessions in the field of orthosis to HI PT and Arua Hospital PT. Those trainings will be coordinated with the Rehab TA who will also provide refresher trainings for the same persons. The sessions aims having the same practice and approaches and defining a standardized protocol of treatment for each orthopaedic appliance;
  • Distance and face-to-face evaluations of the trainings provided;
  • Training to HI PT and Arua hospital P&O and PT for the use of scanner for the measurements of the patients.

    Technical support to the rehabilitation teams of the Project:

  • Distance and face to face follow up of the treatment process for each patient of the Project: from the clinical evaluation until the delivery of the devices and the control session. The P&O TA is validating each discharge of patient;
  • In charge to provide the necessary tools or process for the HI team in the camps and for Arua Hospital P&O and PT;
  • Answer to the technical questions of the project team.

    Demonstrate an ethical and professional practice:

  • Respect beneficiary confidentiality.
    Address needs and requests in a professional way.
  • Report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others.
  • Always interact with children with
    the presence of their parents or caregivers
  • Always ask the permission to touch or to apply any treatment or exercise on a patient.
  • Always respect a refusal of treatment.
  • Show abilities and competences to execute an efficient rehabilitation intervention.

    Technical support to the Project:

  • Design of the process of fitting and design of the necessary tools, forms, communication processes for the protocol of test, in strong collaboration with the 3D Expert.
  • Manage the 3D Printing Technician for the printing process of the orthoses
  • Support to the administrative team in term of supply, orders…;
  • Support to logistic team for the purchase and shipment needs;
  • Manage the CORSU missions during the entire Process

    Coordination:

  • Coordination with the 3D Expert Consultant and the CAD CAM supplier, ensuring that the tools and communications are aligned with the existing process in place.
  • Alert for any issues regarding the plan of action.
  • Report data, follow-up cases and organize daily and weekly activities
  • Develop the appropriate 3D project design to ensure effective roll-out in the community
  • Coordinate with CORSU for the good organisation of the missions.
  • Any other reports to be made upon line manager request


    Requirements


  • Bachelor degree in P&O Science (Cat I).
  • Previous experience in humanitarian field would be an asset;
  • Organisational skills;
  • Experience in Africa would be an asset;
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Flexibility to travel frequently;
  • English mandatory (oral and written),
  • French is an asset
  • Advanced writing capacities in English
  • Particularly strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Special ease at collaborative work, participatory approach
  • Excellent team worker; ability to create dynamic and very positive working relations including at distance, with high level of mutual confidence and solidarity
  • Positive and constructive personality, very composed, solution-oriented and with a high level of professional maturity


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 1st March, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion Prosthetist & Orthotist Technical Advisor Jobs in Uganda


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