Physiotherapist (National Position)

  • Contractor
  • Jordan
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Un Ponte per profile

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Un Ponte per

Position: Physiotherapist (PT)

Duration: 6 months

Starting from: Feb 2024

Duty Station: Roving

Closing date of the vacancy: 31st January 2024 (applications on a rolling basis)

Context Presentation:

Un Ponte Per (UPP) is an Italian NGO established in 1991. It started its activities as “Un ponte per Baghdad”, in the aftermath of the first Gulf war, with the aim of organizing solidarity initiatives in support of the Iraqi civilian population. In subsequent years, UPP missions expanded to include Serbia and other Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. The NGO aims at preventing armed conflicts, protecting human rights and supporting local civil society, especially in the Middle East, by promoting the nexus between its humanitarian, peacebuilding and development programs.

General scope of the position

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the Physiotherapist is responsible for Following medical prescription, plan and carry out individual treatment programs, by assessing patients’ physical state, in order to maintain, improve or rehabilitate the physical well-being of the patient and prevent physical handicaps..The Physiotherapist (PT)will work within the framework of a project funded by the Italian Cooperation Agency (AICS): “Masahat Aamina (Safe spaces): “Spazi protetti per l’inclusione sociale e la protezione integrata delle persone particolarmente vulnerabili tra i rifugiati e le comunità ospitanti in Giordania”.

Job Overview/Summary

UPP’s Physiotherapist (PT) will be based in Amman. Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and with mentoring of a Protection Expert he/she will plays a crucial role in enhancing the quality of life for individuals by assessing, diagnosing, and treating physical impairments, disabilities, and movement disorders. They collaborate with patients to develop personalized treatment plans aimed at restoring, maintaining, or improving physical function and mobility.

UPP and partner CBO protection services in Jordan include case management; structured PSS; capacity building of service providers and local governmental stakeholders; raising awareness on GBV, child protection risks; life-skills for adolescents and caregivers and conversation clubs for women and girls with disabilities delivered directly by UPP and local partners. UPP and partners also implement complementary health/rehabilitation activities such as distributions of mobility aids for persons with disabilities, one-shot cash assistance and livelihood opportunities for the most vulnerable.


Un Ponte Per is looking for one Occupational Therapist (OT) that will be responsible of the following major tasks:

Main responsibilities:

  • Assess patient physical capacities, using different procedures (e.g. functional capacity tests) to set up treatment objectives with the patient and therefore improve the patient’s health and well-being.
  • Elaborate and implement physiotherapy programs, including physiotherapy exercises, manipulations, massages, education, utilization of physiotherapy devices and orthopaedic equipment, educating and advising patients and their careers on how to prevent and/or improve conditions, to accelerate and improve activity results.
  • Train patients and caretakers on how to avoid injury to create preventive behaviours.
  • Actively monitor and report physiotherapy activities (correctly filling in patient files, forms, statistics, and reports) and analyse these statistics to improve quality service, preserving patient’s data traceability.
  • Take care of physiotherapy equipment, managing the stock, making orders according to activity and cleaning up the equipment, to ensure its continuous availability and quality of service.

Report to the technical referent any problem arising in the service, especially the loss/ robbery/damage of medical equipment or medicines in order to implement the appropriate measures.

  • Refer cases for psychological support or PSS, if necessary, after obtaining informed consent from the patient.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy or a related field.
  • Working or volunteering experience in a similar position.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.

UPP requires criminal background check certificate (released max 3 months before the date of job offer) to confirm a job offer. We are aware that in some countries the release of criminal background certificate by the competent authorities might require several weeks. Thus, we kindly ask all candidates to get prepared on time and be able to submit their certificate promptly in case of success in the selection.


  • Experience in main donors funded project (EU, UN, AICS, etc.).
  • Experience in Emergency projects management.
  • Knowledge of the Middle East context and relevant local actors.
  • Knowledge of Italian is an asset.


Un Ponte Per is an International NGO committed to diversity and inclusion within its teams, in line with the principle of non-discrimination. UPP encourages all candidates irrespective of gender, religion and ethnicity including persons with disabilities to apply and become part of the organization.

Ethical Conduct

UPP upholds all the minimum standards in terms of Ethical Conduct and strives to increase its standards over the minimum. Zero tolerance is reserved to Sexual Abuse and Exploitation and to Child Abuse, Violence, Harm, Injury and Negligence. By applying, any candidate assures that s/he has never breached any standard in terms of SEA and Child Safeguarding and that s/he will not in the future. For the protection of beneficiaries, communities and partners, UPP will conduct extensive reference check and vetting on shortlisted candidates, also over the contacts indicated by the candidate. Candidates are alerted that the required background check might compromise their privacy. Shortlisted candidates shall promptly provide an up-to-date criminal background check.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Un Ponte Per also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed CV (PDF format) and a brief cover letter (PDF format) that includes the contact information for three Professional References (relevant and recent) to: [email protected] and name the files attached to your application as surname_name_CV, surname_name_CL, specifying “Physiotherapist – Name Surname” in the email subject.

deadline: 31-Jan-24

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