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HI recruits 01 Field Rehabilitation Specialist

HI recruits 01 Field Rehabilitation Specialist – LATIN AMERICA

“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 changing his name and becomes « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

HI has office in 63 countries ; for further information about the association:



Handicap International is implementing an intervention through local partners, with the aim to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, by ensuring access to inclusive and quality services & livelihoods through a multi-sectoral response. The response includes inclusive humanitarian action, protection, physical and functional rehabilitation and MHPSS support, as well as access to food through cash-based transfers (vouchers).



As the mission is still not stabilized, The Field Rehabilitation Specialist will be in charge of ensuring the quality of physical and functional rehabilitation activity in the Health Project. Working closely with the Project Manager and the technical Project Officer, she/he will give the technical guidance and will frame the activities to respect the HI rehabilitation scope of intervention in emergency context. Strong emphasis will be put on assessing and supporting partner organisations working with persons with physical, sensorial and intellectual impairments.

In close link with other sectors, with The Operations Manager and the regional technical unit based in Bogota, the Field Rehabilitation Specialist will actively participate to the continuous assessment and analysis of the context, needs, gaps and resources to make technical recommendations in the development of the mission strategy.


The main responsibilities are :


-You participate to contextual and needs assessments upon the request of your line manager and make recommendations in accordance to it;

-You contribute to the design/adaptation of technical tools adapted to the specific context at base level, including the beneficiary pathway and referral pathway;

-You ensure the technical relevance of HI emergency intervention related to physical and functional rehabilitation activities;

-You create technical guidance and methodologies in her/his field of expertise to support programme strategy planning and implementation in the short and medium term;

-In link with the Project Manager, you support and ensure the capacity building of the physical and functional rehabilitation project officer;

-You develop/adapt and ensure the quality implementation of technical field tools (in collaboration with the Project Manager, the project officer and the MEAL manager) and ensure their overall coherence;

-You ensure necessary standards are met in all rehabilitation inputs/trainings provided to external stakeholders;

-You assess and develop the training plan for rehabilitation partner’s staff when needed;

-You provide technical support (technical validation of technical aids and equipment) to the Logistic Department in your field of expertise: mobility aids and other related items;

-You monitor and maintain compliance with standard HI guidelines related to your field of expertise;

-In link with the PM and the rehabilitation officer, you develop a training plan for the partner identified for rehabilitation. You provide the training and capacity building to the partner staff.



-You contribute to the needs assessments

-You analyse physical and functional rehabilitation existing resources , needs and gaps

-You search for existing local association working with people with disabilities, analyzing potential partnerships

-You ensure the technical relevance and quality of HI intervention related to your field of expertise

-You ensure delimitation of the emergency rehabilitation intervention

-You promote HI approaches and ensuring coordination with other technical sectors

-You ensure coordination and coherence of our intervention amongst local and international actors, avoiding duplication and promoting complementarities

-You support in the recruitment of national rehabilitation staff



-You ensure good internal coordination between technical and operation teams and partners;

-You ensure good internal coordination between sectors, promoting a comprehensive approach;

-You ensure close collaboration with other health actors;

-You support HI technical presence in all key and relevant external meetings and represent HI on all technical aspects on health and rehabilitation in relation to external partners;

-You share any relevant information with key colleagues;



-You support the teams to produce regular reports on HI activities (newsletters, case studies, etc.);

-You participate to the monthly situation report (SITREP) by providing relevant data related to your position;

-You provide regular reporting on your activities to your line manager upon his/her solicitation (coordination meeting, workshop meeting, etc.);

-You support donor reporting and participate in proposal writing for technical inputs;

-You ensure regular meetings with HQ focal points;

-You provide a mission report and/or handover document at the end of your contract to key colleagues (mission and HQ);

Experience / Training

  • You hold a degree in physical therapy or occupational therapy
  • You have 5 years of professional experience in rehabilitation and you have 3 years of experience in humanitarian context
  • You have a strong experience in training and technical supervision
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as proven organisational skills
  • Spanish is mandatory as well as French or English
  • Previous experience in working in multidisciplinary setting and remotely is an asset
  • You are self-confident and able to work under high pressure
  • You have a high level of autonomy and initiative


  • Starting date : ASAP
  • Length of the contract: 3 months
  • Employee status :
  • Salary from 2757 € gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
  • Perdiem : 384,86 euros net/month
  • Hardship allowance : 250 euros net/month
  • Insurances : medical hearth coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
  • Paid holiday : 25 days per year
  • R&R : 5 days every 3 months
  • Status : position open to unaccompanied
  • Housing : Collective

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