Physical Rehabilitation Technical Coordinator - Ukraine

Physical Rehabilitation Technical Coordinator - Ukraine

Pays : Ukraine

Ville : Severodonesk with regular field visits along the contact line

Date de prise du poste : 01/03/2017

Durée de la mission : 10 months

Date de clôture des candidatures : 01/03/2017

Référence de l'annonce :  DIR-RÉA-LWO-3151

CONTEXTE DE TRAVAIL :

NGO PRESENTATION

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.
Handicap International 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.

For further information about the association: http://www.handicap-international.fr/

Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:

- The Direction of Humanitarian Action
- The Direction of Development Action

MISSION CONTEXT

Since April 2014, eastern Ukraine experiences a significant humanitarian crisis situation due to a persistence armed conflict, opposing the Ukrainian Government and Separatist forces. As of October 31st 2015, UN OCHA estimates that at least 7.883 people have been killed in the conflict and 17.610 have been wounded. In addition, 1.5 million people are estimated to be internally displaced into other parts of Ukraine and another 1.1 million have been externally displaced, primarily to the Russian Federation. UN OCHA has recently emphasized the impact of the restrictions on the freedom of movement of people and goods may have on education and health.

As of March 2016, the Ukrainian conflict seems to sink into a protracted crisis, where the line dividing the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in a government-controlled area (GCA) and a separatist-controlled area (NGCA) is somewhat stable. The humanitarian situation along the contact line is critical since the only persons left are the ones who could not flee because of their lack of mobility (PwD, elders) or the lack of means to pay for the transportation. In the so-called “grey zone” (+/- 10km on each side of the line), the remaining population faces extreme difficulties to access basic services since the state authorities withdrew from the area.

Since July 2015, Handicap International has been implementing its activities in Eastern Ukraine to address some of the most urgent needs, currently focusing on two main aspects:
1.‘Specific needs’: Vulnerable persons including people suffering from injuries and disability have urgent specific needs and local institutions and charitable organizations have difficulties to cope with the decreased capacity and increased influx of people. In this regard, HI wants to support individuals and health facilities in being better able to cope and address the specific needs.
2.‘Mine risk education’: Considering the increased risk of mine-related incidents, HI is implementing mine risk education activities currently focusing on children and schools.

DESCRIPTION DE POSTE :

REPRESENTATION OF THE ASSOCIATION IN THE FIELD OF YOUR EXPERTISE
• In coordination with the line manager, representation of HI towards local health and social authorities (health ministry and oblast representative), relevant external coordination meetings, as well as with key rehabilitation local and international actors
• Report to relevant stakeholders any relevant information and analysis related to rehabilitation needs
PROGRAM STRATEGY: IN CLOSE LINK WITH THE HTU AND THE HEAD OF MISSION:
• Participate in contextual and needs assessments upon the request of your line manager
• Analysing rehabilitation needs: systems and definition of disability within health and social systems in Ukraine, analyse education level of physiotherapists (creating, if needed, partnership with association of physiotherapist), as well as analyse available services and current initiatives in terms of rehabilitation (in the frame of the ongoing reform)
• Facilitate the needs analysis in other specific needs field of expertise (such as Psychosocial), triggering further and more specialized technical support, as needed
• From the identified needs, contribute to the definition of the rehabilitation and inclusion strategy, and new projects to be developed
• Ensure the technical relevance and quality of HI intervention related to your field of expertise
• Ensure delimitation of the emergency and development rehabilitation intervention, Possibility to help facilitate complementarity between emergency response and development programmes (continuity of both services and approach)
• Ensure coordination and coherence of our intervention amongst local and international actors, avoiding duplication and promoting complementary approaches

TECHNICAL SUPPORT
• Provide technical and methodological support to projects in the design, implementation of rehabilitation and inclusion activities; including identification and assessment of health and social health structures
• Participate in the recruitment of physical rehabilitation staff
• Train the staff on early rehabilitation care for persons with injuries, prevention of complications in persons with disabilities, elderly and bed-ridden, etc.
• Design and/or Contextualise and/or update technical tools, protocols, trainings, leaflets and other relevant documents and disseminate them among the mission upon prior validation by HQ Technical Advisors
• Participate with the Logistic department in the technical quality assessment of the national market regarding technical items - such as P&O devices, mobility aids, assistive devices, etc - to be purchased

MONITORING, EVALUATION and LEARNING,AND REPORTING):
• Contribute to the collection of proper disaggregated data and activity for all the HI different projects.
• Facilitate regular reporting on your activities to your line manager upon his/her solicitation
• Contribute to the donor reporting, through provision of technical inputs

PROFIL ATTENDU :

Competency
Degree in Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy)

Experience
• At least 2 years’ experience in humanitarian context
• At least 3 years’ experience working with elderly and people with chronic health problems
• Experience running a project in physiotherapy of persons with injuries in conflict situation (experience of war wounded care management mandatory) is an asset
• Experience training technical staff and members of a community
• Experience in project management is an asset

Personal skills
• Confidence in Public Speaking
• Strong communication and reporting skills
• English mandatory (oral and written)
• Russian is a strong asset
• Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
• Ability to work under high pressure with a great level of personal organisation
• Positive thinking and solution-oriented

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