Rehabilitation Technical Coordinator

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Rehabilitation Technical Coordinator

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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.

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

– The Direction of Humanitarian Action (DAH)

– The Direction of Development Action (DAD)


Yemen has been for long the poorest country in the Arab world. After the Arab Spring the humanitarian crises have intensified as a major humanitarian crisis of the moment since 2012 with almost half of the population being food insecure. This has created an increasing unrest among the population and discontentment with the government.

During the summer of 2014 the Shia minority group called Houthis has somehow taken control of several important cities, among them the capital Sana’a. Meanwhile the Southern separatist movement increased their call for an independent south while Al Qaida and linked groups (mainly based in the South-Eastern parts of the country) are fighting Houthis and other groups including the internationally recognised government.

In January 2015, the Houthis overthrew the President Hadi government. Since the end of March of the same year, an international coalition of countries led by Saudi Arabia allied with the President temporarily exiled in Saudi Arabia, launched a military campaign against the advances of the Houthis in the country. So far the war has not seen any significant domination or win by one side or the other. This stalemate, the fighting, the regional powers struggle and the actions of extremist group and their national and international opponents are all contributing to the collapse of the humanitarian and economic situation. On-off peace talks since April 2016 have so far failed to make any significant progress in finding a political solution to the conflict.

Post Description:

Technical supports:

– Support and coordinate the provision of training to the physiotherapists through direct provision of formal training, supervision, practical analysis and on the job trainings when in the field.

– Providing continuous technical support to the rehabilitation and social worker staff in field of expertise

– Providing technical support to the logistics department in your field of expertise, ensuring technical validation of rehabilitation related devices, items and equipment (participate in the technical selection of P&O devices/suppliers, mobility aids and other related items)

– Designing technical tools, trainings, leaflets, protocols and other relevant documents and disseminate them among the mission upon prior validation by HQ Technical Advisor

– Technical support in the project implementation and development (definition, planning, monitoring and evaluation)

– Support in the recruitment of national rehabilitation staff

Representation and external coordination:

– Representation of HI towards local authorities

– Participation in all kind of coordination meetings locally (in Yemen) or in/from Amman (Government meetings, clusters, rehabilitation working group)

– Report any relevant information related to rehabilitation matters to relevant stakeholders

Program strategy: in close link with the rehabilitation PM, PMs and Program Coordinator:

– Analysing physical rehabilitation existing resources (Health Facilities, Operational Coordinator, with the inputs of the PMs)

– Ensuring the technical relevance and quality of HI intervention related to your field of expertise

– Ensuring delimitation of the emergency rehabilitation intervention

– Ensuring coordination and coherence of our intervention amongst local and international actors, avoiding duplication and promoting complementarities

– Participating in continuous physical rehabilitation needs assessments for new projects to be developed/adaptation of the existing projects


– Support in writing donor reports: intermediate and final reports

– Provide a handover/end of mission report

– Debriefing at HQ at the end of your mission.



 Degree in Physical Therapy

 MSc in Physical Therapy is an asset

 English mandatory (oral and written), Arabic will be an asset

-Experiences (types of positions and length):

 At least 5 years of professional experience in Physical Therapy

 At least 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian context, preferably in emergency

 Proven experience of training and technical supervision in field of rehabilitation care with NGOs, preferably in emergency context

 Experience in the Middle East would be a strong asset

 Remote management experience is an asset

 Experience in anthropology/sociology is an asset

 Experience in conflict zone is a strong asset

 Previous experience with Handicap International at Field level an advantage


 Project management skills would be an asset

 Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills

-Personal qualities:

 Ability to work under high pressure with a great level of personal organisation

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Co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, Handicap International is an independent and impartial organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

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