Physiotherapist (Mobile Protection Team)

at Humanity & Inclusion (new brand name of Handicap International)
Location Assosa with frequent travel to Kamashi, Benishangul Gumuz, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 26, 2020
Category Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Base Salary 19558
Currency ETB


Duration: Until October 31, 2020

Duty Station: Assosa

The Physiotherapist will provide early screening of disabilities, individual technical assessment, providing early intervention, physiotherapy and functional rehabilitation service to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities (HC).

Project Implementation and management support

· Together with Protection and Psychosocial support Team; carry out extensive identification and assessment of persons with disabilities (including women and children), injuries and elderly; who are need of functional rehabilitation services with regards to impairments, function, patient goals and social situation.

· Based on the finding of assessment make treatment plan with the beneficiary and carryout basic therapeutic services through using community approach of rehabilitation services.

· Ensure physiotherapy services are tailored to individual physical impairments and disabilities which aim to improve the functional and physical well being of beneficiaries.

· Ensure good communication with beneficiary at all times throughout the assessment, setting of goals and explanation of treatment.

· Ensure that physiotherapy equipment is kept safely and if repairs are needed, facilitate the maintenance thereof and compile information.

Proper Documenting and record keeping

· Ensure proper documentation of the project and efficient use of project’s resources.

· Produce activity reports for each activity implemented and carry out regular recording and reporting of activities, field trips in coordination with other team members, including NRC team.

· Coordinate with partners and local stakeholders to provide inputs for the periodical reports to be submit to the Project Manager as required.

Develop resources and conduct capacity building/awareness-raising initiatives

· Take part in development of user-friendly awareness-raising IEC material.

· Conduct stimulating and effective training and information sessions.

· Translate short documents or review the translation of materials in local language.

Maintain a high quality of work

· Prepare work plans and implement safeguarding (Child Protection, Prevention of beneficiary Sexual Exploitation and Abuse [PSEA] activities.

· Respect and ensure compliance to the HI’s crucial safeguarding policies (protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse, child protection, anti-fraud and bribery and code of conduct).

Relationship management

· Work in cooperation and partnership with local government stakeholders to realize the project objectives.

· Set-up and maintain effective communication system with partners and stakeholders.

Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor degree in physiotherapy


· Minimum of 1 year of experience in carryout community/outreach physiotherapy service in emergency /crises context.

· Good knowledge of basic facilitation skills.

· Knowledge of safe identification and referral principles

· Knowledge of working area language is a Must


· Computer literacy (Word, Excel and Power Point).

· Ability to work in remote areas with frequent travel to IDP sites.

· High degree of confidentiality.

· Good interpersonal and communication skills.

· Ability to work with teams and develop team spirit.

· Diligence and attention to detail.

· Resilient to stress

· Never been convicted, free from khat, smoking, alcohol and substance abuse addictions.

· A person already living in the project area is a plus


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should fill in the attached application form Job application form.docx and submit it with a 1 page motivation letter by email at on or before the above mentioned deadline.

Please clearly state the position you apply and the duty station in the subject of your email. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for exam/interview no phone calls please.

We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting child protection and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position involves working with beneficiaries and is subject to strict safer recruitment checks. The successful candidate will be required to complete a police check and sign self-declaration form to help us verify your suitability to work with children including checks with past employers. Humanity & Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes women and persons with disabilities to apply.

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