Family Health International (FHI 360) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Physical Rehabilitation Technical Advisor for the anticipated USAID Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity in Rwanda.
The Inclusive Nutrition and Early Childhood Development (INECD) activity will promote nurturing and responsive care practices, especially in the areas of health, functioning, nutrition, and early childhood development (ECD) for caregivers and children. Specifically, the activity aims to improve health and nutrition outcomes among women of reproductive age and adolescents and improve infant and young child feeding practices. It also aims to address child development gaps and significant unmet physical rehabilitation and assistive technology (rehab/AT) and social inclusion needs for infants and children. The activity will focus on community-level service delivery, community-health facility linkages and district level capacity development, as well as address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, in line with Government of Rwanda priorities.
**This is a full-time position based in Kigali, Rwanda for a duration of up to five years. Availability of the position is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360.
The proposed Physical Rehabilitation Technical Advisor will provide technical leadership and oversight for the project’s work to address issues of inclusion and participation, including access to programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, with particular focus on provision of services through the health system.
- Provide strategic leadership to the project’s inclusion portfolio;
- Ensure the technical quality and integrity of the project’s inclusion and assistive technology investments;
- Oversee development of tools, guidelines, and standards where necessary to improve program integration and implementation;
- Ensure programming is fully aligned with Government of Rwanda nutrition, health, ECD and inclusion policies and USAID’s policy priorities;
- Contribute to project design, learning, monitoring and evaluation;
- Design and oversee research;
- Represent the project in national networks and key coordination forums;
- Build capacity of government and CBO counterparts and ensure coordination across stakeholders;
- Represent the project’s inclusion portfolio to the donor and high-level government officials; and
- Undertake other activities upon request.
The Physical Rehabilitation Technical Advisor must be a subject matter expert in the development of physical rehabilitation, including assistive technology, services and be knowledgeable about health system approaches.
- Master’s degree or higher in a physical rehabilitation and/or associated field is required
- At least 8+ years of experience designing, implementing, or supporting physical rehabilitation programming, is highly desired;
- Technical capacity, experience, and skills to develop quality sustainable physical rehabilitation services is highly desired;
- Strong technical skills around policy development and quality control for training curricula/tool development/revision and support for the physical rehabilitation national platform is required; and
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are highly desirable.
This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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