Health and Rehabilitation Technical Coordinator

Handicap International, Nepal

Skill Required:, Research and AnalysisTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st December, 2015


Job Description

Description:

Responsibility 1: Provide the required technical stewardship within HI and to outside stakeholders to ensure integration of disability, and especially rehabilitation in the health sector

- Support the institutionalisation of both the outreach approach developed in the rehabilitation strengthening project and for the rehabilitation units in the earthquake affected districts
- Provide guidance on next steps for the institutionalisation of rehabilitation in the health systems
- Provide technical support to the Disability and Rehabilitation Focal Unit at the Ministry of Health on policy design for rehabilitation services, development of standards and tools and influence other parts of the Ministry
- Proactively participate in coordination meetings, health sector monitoring meetings and workshops organized by the Ministry of Health and Population divisions and cluster meetings
- Actively contribute to collection and dissemination of data on disability, the value of rehabilitation services in health system strengthening and seek opportunities for collaborations within the health sector programming in link with HI projects
- Actively participate to health INGOs platforms to increase visibility of the scope of the rehabilitation sectors and mainstream disability and rehabilitation into health programmes through technical inputs and collaborations
- Collaborate with the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare , DPOs, professional organisations and rehabilitation service providers in all aspects related to disability and health

Responsibility 2: Ensure technical coherence and quality in health and rehabilitation in HI Nepal

- Assess training needs of project and partners staff in the field on clinical rehabilitation skills, clinical governance and management of rehabilitation services and on that basis develop capacity of staff, partners and stakeholders
- Support the development of clinical tools including guidelines, data collection instruments and ensure quality of training packages
- Ensure coordination among health and rehabilitation projects and other partners on technical aspects and on mobilization of resources

Responsibility 3: Maintain and increase the health and disability portfolio in Nepal

- Maintain first class relationships and develop new relationships with donors and government
- Develop partnerships with health-focused INGOs and expand partnerships with new Nepali organisations
- Identify funding opportunities
- Design projects in the above areas and write solicited and unsolicited proposals

Responsibility 4: Steer knowledge management and research in the area of health and rehabilitation

- Create learning opportunities for HI staff and partners on disability and rehabilitation according to the organizational policies and tools and the atest international references
- Support the design and implementation of studies
- Publish or support the publication of articles

Qualification(s) :

- Masters/Bachelors in Public Health AND
- Masters/ Bachelors in Rehabilitation (PT, OT, P&O)

Experience

- 7 years in the field of health and disability in developing countries Including
- 5 years in supporting policy change, providing technical input into government plans in L&MIC I guess
- 3 years in developing technical capacity of rehabilitation practitioners (any localization I guess)

Competencies

- make the right decisions autonomously whilst being accountable
- develop and maintain relationships with institutional stakeholders in a way the preserve and increases HI’s image in Nepal
- negotiate change in a multicultural environment, influence people and processes
- manage pressure and multiple levels of intervention from grassroots to institutional
- understand multiple agendas and steer change within complex institutional set ups
- design projects and write proposals

Personal qualities

- Patience and respect for processes and people
- Team player


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