HI have been intervening in Yemen on and off for the last 12 years, with its actions initially focused on development issues, notably through the support to the development of physical and functional rehabilitation services for people with disabilities (PwDs) as well as through the capacity-building of the national networks of Yemen Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs).
Since 2015, HI interventions have been adapted to the current context of conflict in Yemen. With the support of different donors, HI has been supporting two hospitals and one physical and functional rehabilitation centre in Sana’a City, building the capacities of their key staff in early rehabilitation care and psychological first aid (including specifically for children), supplying rehabilitation equipment, and directly providing functional rehabilitation care and psychosocial support to war affected people (including through the donation of assistive devices and provision of Prosthesis). In 2017, these activities have extended to new facilities in and around Sana’a.
In parallel, HI is implementing an inclusion and protection mainstreaming project, to increase the knowledge and capacities of the staff International NGOs in the inclusion of the most vulnerable persons in their humanitarian response (including PwD), so as to increase their access to essential services.
In addition, the mission has also expanded its sector of intervention through Risk education and Cash support. Eventually, the set-up of advocacy mechanisms considering the country and regional environment is another major goal of the mission.
While all of HI activities were done so far in Sana’a governorate, HI is about to expand its activities in the Northern part of the country including Hudaydah and in the Southern part of the country including Aden.
Responsibility 1: TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING PLAN
- Assess the physiotherapists’ capacity and prioritize training needs for an effective implementation of rehabilitation care in coordination with the Project Officer, Project Manager and Technical Advisor;
- Develop capacity building plan for rehabilitation team from identified training needs in close coordination with the PO, PM, TA Rehabilitation and technical coordinator Rehabilitation
- Review all the existing capacity building approaches and design an effective approaches which ensure quality of capacity building component
Responsibility 2: DESIGN OR UPDATE THE TRAINING CURRICULUM
- Design or update trainings curriculum on early physical and functional rehabilitation for physiotherapist, physiotherapist assistant and medical staff (doctors, nurses and medical assistance working with trauma care)
- Build up minimum training packages for the continuous professional development of HI staff, including using e-learning tools and mobile phones technology
- Adaptation of protocols for Emergency rehabilitation care within HI’s Yemen response to be provided for persons with injuries, in collaboration with targeted health facilities and other HI technical staff
Responsibility 3: PROVISION OF TRAINING
- Train HI and partners’ rehabilitation staff in methods, approaches, tools and techniques useful for ensuring the quality of HI interventions in physical and functional rehabilitation
- Follow-up closely all the different trainings provided and develop relevant monitoring tools to measure training impact.
Responsibility 4: ENSURE ONGOING QUALITY ASSURANCE
- Regularly directly supervise the work of national PTs and in coordination with the Project Officer and Project Manager conducts QA of staff performance and set out individual staff performance and development plans.
- Responsible towards meeting the identified training needs through development/adaptation of training contents and techniques in close collaboration with the Rehabilitation Officer/Rehabilitation Technical Advisor and other relevant HI technical staff
- Provide on-the-job and structured follow up trainings to national PTs to ensure quality of services
- Prepare, organize and follow-up the national PT’s work plans
- Ensure regular use of the management tools including patient file, assessment and prescription forms to aid work organization, data collection and statistics.
Responsibility 5: TRAINING ORGANIZATION AND FACILITATION
- Support the required training related logistics in collaboration with the Field Technical Advisors, Project Managers
- To assess the trainees’ level prior to start the session, and adjust the training contents accordingly
Responsibility 6: REPORTING
- Attend staff meetings, activities and trainings as requested by relevant HI staff
- Degree diploma in Physiotherapy
- At least 10 years of professional experience as a physiotherapist
- At least 5 years of professional experience in emergency humanitarian context, preferably in physiotherapy management of persons with injuries in conflict situations
- Previous Training experience in Physiotherapy is mandatory
- Proven physiotherapy tools designing skills
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills is expected
- Proven organisational skills is necessary
- English is mandatory (oral and written)
- Arabic would be a strong asset
- Self confidence
- Strong interpersonal and multicultural skills
- High level of autonomy and initiative
- Ability to work under high pressure