Handicap International Job in Nepal

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By John Cepelak, Nepal 7 (adsl-64-172-63-159.dsl.snfc21.pacbell.net - on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 3:09 pm: Edit Post

Dear Nepal RPCV's:
Handicap Internationalhas posted this job in country. I am sure there is somepne out there who would be wonderful at this.

Rehabilitation Trainer, Nepal
Nepal has always suffered from a harsh lack of specialised services in physical rehabilitation. It has less than a dozen of centres for the whole country and its 24 millions inhabitants. The current spreading of the armed conflict and subsequent worsening of the situation has dramatically increased the real, direct consequences of this lack for the most vulnerable people with disabilities.

Project Description
The projects aims at providing training and guidance in physical rehabilitation to both the CAHD (Community Approach of Handicap in Development) and Rehabilitation program technical staff in order to facilitate their capacity building. The planned result of this training will be the improvement of the quality of the rehabilitation services provided by the 2 Handicap International programs to victims with physical disabilities in Nepal.

While this first one-year project will focus on the quick and efficient boost of services availability in the short-term, it will also in the same time design and develop a mid- and long-term strategy for general expansion and reinforcement of the physical rehabilitation capacities and services in the country.

Job description

Primary Objective
The post is based in Kathmandu with regular travels on the field. Under the management of the Physiotherapy Coordinator and with the assistance of a project/training assistant (national staff), the Rehabilitation Trainer will be responsible for providing complimentary training in Physical Rehabilitation Therapy and Community Based Rehabilitation for all the program technical staff. He/she will also provide additional training for 60 community development workers trained in general CAHD and working amongst a network of 20 partners in 10 different districts.

Specific Objectives

* With support from the Physiotherapy Coordinator, analyse and provide detailed assessment of training needs and priority areas with the partners, the trainees, the CAHD and the physical rehabilitation program management team.
* Prepare plan of training by providing an adapted training methodology including training courses, practical organisation and coordination of training sessions.
* Provide training and technical guidance of the program technical staff through formal training sessions, technical observations, on the job training, field support and guidance visits.
* Develop internal training capacities and monitor the mid-term training progress of 8 Nepalese rehabilitation workers, returning after one year training in Mobility India (Bangalore), back to their respective organisations.
* Develop internal training capacities of the partners’ master trainers and training officers, Handicap International technical officers and other potential trainers
* Alongside the Physiotherapy Coordinator, provide the project and programme management with support, expertise, assistance and advice on all aspects related to Physio/CBR for effective project implementation, design of strategic orientations and development of future rehabilitation projects.
* Write regular activity reports to the Physiotherapy Coordinator, Respective Program Manager and donor (USAID).

Difficulties involved in the job

* The country is currently engaged in sensitive and unstable phase. The armed conflict between the Monarchy, the Maoist rebels and the political parties can generate increased sources of insecurity. The security rules and guidelines in place must be strictly followed.
* The position will require regular travels to the different project locations and other places in the country, around 50% of working time to be expected travelling on the field.

Applicant profile

* Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy degree, with at least 5 years of professional experience
* Experience in designing and providing training in rehabilitation
* Proven track record in advanced physio/CBR coordination in development context
* Experience in team management in multidisciplinary and multicultural contexts
* Great capacity of adaptation. Strong communication capacities and confirmed interest for partnership approach.
* Strong capacity to work strategically by objectives and priorities.
* Languages: English mandatory

Length of the mission
1 year, renewable depending on funds' availability

Volunteer or salaried status depending on experience
Volunteer: 640 or 720€ allowance per month + local allowance
Salaried: from 1960 to 2150 € gross salary per month

Job to be filled
As soon as possible

To apply, please send CV and cover letter, quoting the reference SDRTNepal, as soon as possible to:

* Handicap International, 14 avenue Berthelot, 69361 LYON Cedex 07, FRANCE
* Or recrut05@handicap-international.org

Please do not call.

How to apply
Send CV and cover letter, quoting the reference SDRTNepal, as soon as possible to:

* Handicap International, 14 avenue Berthelot, 69361 LYON Cedex 07, FRANCE
* Or recrut05@handicap-international.org

By anil (munal.ntc.net.np - on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 7:47 am: Edit Post

hi this is anil here i read the file i m well physiotherapist passed from rajiv gandhi university of health sciences babgalore , india and i want to join in ur rehabilitation centre please advice me hw to apply thank u

By Anonymous (static54.8-244.staticcal.vsnl.net.in - on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 2:10 am: Edit Post

hi sir this is shiv shankar,iread your file,i am physiotherapist passed from National Institute For the Orthopaedically Handicapped,university of kolkata & also doing job in this institute from nov.2003 to till date on teporary basis.

By Anonymous (npj-proxy.wlink.com.np - on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 12:40 am: Edit Post

hellow sir, i am rishikesh sah i had completed my bpt from aai-du and iam working in Nepalgunj Medical College in Physiotherapy department and i am from Sarlahi district, VDC- Pipariya 3 Nepal. so i have no difficult to communicate in nepal and treat the patient.i have the idea how HI works in nepal,, because HI is working with our attached department and partnership with NGMC.i am confident and hope to achive a good works with HI.
hope to here from your end

By sunil pokhrel ( on Sunday, May 27, 2007 - 7:15 am: Edit Post

hello sir,this is sunil pokhrel a student physiotherapist from surkhet nepal now studying second year bpt in rajeev gandi university of health sciences.I was too glad and hopefull after viewing this site.really ,handicap international will be the foundation to bring the conciousness of physiotherapy in the developing country like nepal.during my last vacation i have visited the HI opd in surkhet and i got a chance to interact with the staff over there along with patient specially C.P.

By Anonymous (ark-27.subisu.net.np - on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 2:40 am: Edit Post

This is wonderful project carried on by HI in Nepal. The condition of field of Disability and its Rehabilitation is so poor in the Country. Lots of organisation working on this field and working for disabled are even in large number but unfortunately the key solution for the development of this situation of rehabilitatin field has never been realised by anyone. Everyone says Nepal is a poor country with lower literate population. But dose those population (in health sector)even think about the rehabilitation health in the country ? Its really nice that HI is working in its own pace for the betterment of the disabled people. But do they also realise whether the result of the poject can be sustained or not without the skilled man power of the native place, Nepal? And do they make realise the country that without inclusion of such man power from their own country the project will work only until the project remains there. Unfountunately, if the project has to be stopped then could the country carry on these development aspect of disability founded by HI? So inclusion of the manpower from the native place is important to write the success history of HI Nepal.
Best of Luck For all those dedication From HI to the disability of the world. I do Respect.

By Anonymous ( on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 6:52 am: Edit Post

i am raihan morshed from bangladesh. i have been working with Handicap International Bangladesh as an occupational therapist. i am working for the enhancing the participation of PWDs in the community development. i belief that HI activities takes PWDs ahead so that they have a least contribution in their family and community.
last week, i visited nepal. i were very much interested to visit HI office nepal but could not do due to time constrain. next time i will seek opportunity to visit our organisation.

i hope the communication will be continue and i can contribute in idea sharing.

dont hasitate to email for any kind of support.

Md. Raihan Morshed
Occupational Therapist
Handicap International Bangladesh

By Nimish ( on Sunday, November 02, 2008 - 11:42 am: Edit Post

Hello to the poster for the message for vacancy posting . I am a student of Bachelor of Business Administration now in 3rd semester out of total 8 sem. If there is any such jobs reagarding my education i am highly obliged to know and competete with others. My mail ID is loveto_jump@yahoo.com

By sramitbasnet ( on Friday, March 20, 2009 - 9:11 am: Edit Post

hi john
Nice to know someone is working on physical rehabilitation in our country. I am a physiotherapist myself and currently longing for a job in Nepal.I guess i am too late to apply for this one.can u please mail me if there are any similar programs in near future requiring a physiotherapist.
i would be highly obliged to get an opportunity to work for this organization.

sramit basnet

By MINAKSHI ( on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 10:45 pm: Edit Post

hello Sir,

I m Minakshi,Just completed my masters in prosthetics and orthotics from A.I.I.P.M.R., Mumbai and wish to apply for a job in HI, Nepal. What would be the procedure for that.

By NITISH BHAGAT ( on Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 2:52 am: Edit Post


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