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Occupational Therapist / Rehabilitation Project Officer (1 open position)

Occupational Therapist Vacancy Announcement

 

Position: Occupational Therapist / Rehabilitation Project Officer (1 open position)

Handicap International (HI) which run its programs under the operating name Humanity & Inclusion seeks an “Occupational Therapist” for its Thailand Program based in Mae Sot, Tak province, with frequent travel to 3 temporary shelters (camps) in Tak province and 2 camps in Mae Hong Son province.

Closing date: 30th June, 2018

HI reserves the right to not accept applications submitted after the deadline. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for testing and an interview.

PROJECT HISTORY

Projects implemented alongside the Thailand – Myanmar border were initially enrooted into the Cambodia & Thailand Regional Program Strategy. As from 2016, Thailand projects are framed in the Myanmar and Thailand Regional Program.

The strategy aims at working in temporary shelters alongside people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Five fields of actions have been identified for action: i) prevention through early detection and early intervention; ii) access to specific rehabilitation and occupational services as well access to prosthetics and assistive devices, iii) inclusion & empowerment; IV) specific support to children with disabilities and their parents; V) prevention through Mine Risk Education activities.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Four projects are currently rolled out alongside Thailand - Myanmar border:

  • Rehabilitation (Rehab) implemented through provision of physiotherapy and occupational services, prosthetics and assistive devices production and, early detection by training the medical staff. It has been implemented in 3 camps in Tak and 2 camps in Mae Hong Son province.
  • Disability and Social Inclusion (DSI) with Livelihood opportunities in 3 camps of Tak province and 2 camps in Mae Hong Son province.
  • Growing Together (GT) for children with disabilities and other vulnerable children in in 3 camps of Tak province and 2 camps in Mae Hong Son province.
  • Landmines/ERW risk education (MRE) in the nine camps along the border, funded by USBPRM, UNHCR

 

All projects implemented alongside Thailand-Burmese border are enrooted into the Myanmar & Thailand Regional Program Strategy for the period 2018-2020.

 

All projects are managed by designated manager coached by the Operational Manager / Site Admin. Coordinator and Country Manager in Thailand. Thailand mission is supported by the Regional team in Yangon for all issues related to logistic, administration, finance and accountancy as well as by the South-East Asia Regional Logistics Advisor who make regular visits to Thai mission.

 

Rehabilitation Project Officer / Occupational Therapist (OT) ’s general mission:

Rehabilitation Project Officer/ Occupational therapist (OT), under the supervision of the Rehabilitation Project Manager is responsible for implementing and managing rehabilitation project activities in Mae La, Umpiem, Nupo, Mae La Oon and Mae Ra Ma Luang camp and enhancing capacities of Rehabilitation Camp Based Staff (CBS) to ensure the quality of Occupational therapy services.

 

He/she will support the Rehabilitation Project Manager in ensuring a smooth running of the Rehabilitation project in its different dimensions: planning, implementation, CBS capacity building, supervision and monitoring, reporting, etc.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Objective: Guarantee quality rehabilitation/ occupational therapist services and activities under his/her responsibilities in line with HI and donors’ guidelines and as part of the Victim Assistance project.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Plan, implement, monitor the Rehabilitation activities and ensure care quality.

Aim : Ensure the activities are implemented on time with the clinical quality of services.

Benchmarks: Qualitative community rehabilitation services have been provided to clients with effective plan, case managing, monitoring and implementing activities

 

  1. Empower, build capacity and coach HI camp based staff, community staff and health worker for other agencies for Rehabilitation activities.

Aim: Build capacity of community rehabilitation staff to be able to provide the quality of community rehabilitation services.

Benchmarks: camp based staff is able to provide community rehabilitation services with appropriate technique, safe, with respect the clinical criteria and intervention.

 

  1. Ensure communication, reporting, and networking and coordination at field level for Rehabilitation activities

Aim: Under the supervision of his/her line manager, ensure implementation of good practices and good communication.

Benchmarks: the project service is involved in mainstream camp health care system, moreover partners, camp authority and camp committee recognize HI and rehabilitation activities

 

JOB CONDITIONS

  • Remuneration: According to the experience of the candidate - Attractive package with possibility of transportation/ accommodation allowance.
  • We offer also: nice working environment such as 15 days of annual leave, 5 working days office closure in December, 15 days of public holidays, 5 days special leave for family event, Social Security Fund, Group life insurance, group health & accident insurance for employee and family members, phone - card credit, bonus, seniority of 2% after the 1st year of employment and training possibilities.
  • Start preferably: 5th July, 2018
  • Duration: Fixed Duration contract (1 year), renewable

HOW TO APPLY:

  • In the subject line of the email please write “Occupational Therapist”
  • IMPORTANT: In the content of the CV please outline responsibilities and tasks from previous & current work, volunteer experiences and training received.
  • Please send all applications (cover letter, CV, copy of Thai ID card & passport, educational certificate, training certificate) to: pedtae@hi.org (CC: k.wutti@hi.org)

 

 

 

Only candidates who passed the administrative selection will be taken into consideration for a technical assessment and will be afterwards notified of the final decision. Selected applicants may be invited for an interview.

HI reserves the right to contact the applicants for further information before the final selection of the selection committee.

 

HI is an equal opportunity employer.

People with Disabilities, women and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

HI is committed to protect the rights of the children and opposes to all forms of child exploitation and child abuse.

HI contractors must commit to protect children against exploitation and abuse.

The successful applicant will be expecting to comply with HI Code of Conduct.

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