Physiotherapist– National Staff

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion

Responsible to:- Project Manager – Kakuma

Place: Kakuma Refugee Camp – Non Family Duty Station


“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”

Handicap International Federation operating name Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Currently the organization is in 60 countries, 22 are in the African continent with over 200 projects globally.

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HI has been present in Kenya since 1992 and is part of the East African Regional Program, including Rwanda and Uganda. The Kenya operations include Health and Rehabilitation, Social and Economic Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Protection, and Inclusive Humanitarian Action. Projects are within the Dadaab Refugee Camp and host communities in Garissa Region, Kakuma Refugee Camp & Kalobeyei Settlement Scheme, Turkana West Region, and greater Nairobi.

The Strengthening Inclusive Protection, Rehabilitation and MHPSS (SIPRM) project is in Kakuma-Kalobeyei and Dadaab refugee camps and host communities. The project is to support the identification, protection, and provide basic services and specific needs of people with disabilities to facilitate and improves access to learning, and employment opportunities, access to quality rehabilitation, and MHPSS services, including access to appropriate assistive devices, and therefore increasing ownership of their life and participation in community engagement.

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, he/she supports the identification, protection, and provides basic services and specific needs of people with disabilities to facilitate and improve access to learning, and employment opportunities, access to quality rehabilitation, and MHPSS services, including access to appropriate assistive devices, and therefore increasing ownership of their life and participation in community engagement. , Humanity & Inclusion is seeking a Physiotherapist for the Strengthening Inclusive Protection, Rehabilitation and MHPSS (SIPRM) Project


Key role:

  • The Physiotherapist’s (PT) main responsibility is to manage and support the delivery of physical and functional rehabilitation services in collaboration with Occupational Therapist (OT), Prosthetic and Orthotic Technicians (P&O), and Psychosocial Workers (PSS). The Project Manager (PM) directly supervises the position, with an indirect link to the Regional Rehabilitation Specialist (RRS) for technical and quality-related support.
  • The PT work directly with children with Disability and their caregiver, accompanied by the CBR worker, in service delivery, home follow-up, and family education in continuous rehabilitation care, ensuring the achievement of goals and skills to improve activities of daily living (ADL).
  • The PT supervises the work of the Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) workers, ensuring the highest quality performance in service delivery and follow-up in the community. At the same time contributes to the capacity building and skilling of the CBR workers while working on the project.

Responsibility 1: Delivery of direct services to people with Disability in the refugee camp with Community Rehabilitation Workers following an integrated approach – 40%

  • Perform individual assessments, planning, and treatment of people with physical and functional disabilities, including prescription, and training on use and maintenance of assistive devices.
  • Conduct monthly inventory and prepare a timely request for rehabilitation consumables and equipment and submitted to the PM.
  • Re-assess, evaluate, and report case progress using rehabilitation outcome measure tools.
  • Provide home exercise training to beneficiaries and their caregivers with the CBR workers.
  • Review case file for re-assessment and discharge according to the degree of functional improvement and achievement of rehabilitation goals.
  • Supervise the center-based and community workers in providing rehabilitation and social integration of persons with disabilities and their families/caregivers in the community.
  • Follow-up and support the activities of CRW in the center and the community
  • Participate and contribute to the monthly/quarterly interdisciplinary case meetings organized with PM and RRS.

Responsibility 2: Support the sustainability of learning and skills to the community rehabilitation workers and partners – 25%

  • Conduct training needs assessments, design, development, facilitating training, and follow-up learning in the field and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team in delivering basic rehabilitation training to all community workers.
  • Organize peer-to-peer training on basic rehabilitation skills with the beneficiaries and family members through the community workers.
  • Coordinate with the PM and RRS to validate training and other project technical requirements used in the project activities.
  • Coordinate the recruitment, training, and mentorship of new refugee CRWs supporting the project.
  • Mentor and coach CRWs on the job and submit (simple) performance evaluation reports.

Responsibility 3: Coordination and collaboration with partners in quality service delivery and disability inclusion. – 15%

  • Participate in service and partner mapping to coordinate and refer cases within and outside the refugee camp.
  • Contribute to preparing annual international celebration calendars with the team and partners.
  • Coordinate and promote synergies of HI rehabilitation workers and those of other partners for smooth implementation of activities and better teamwork at the community level.
  • Represent HI in the refugee camps’ different thematic working groups (Child protection, Health, GBV, Shelter, WASH, and Youth Protection) and provide feedback to the PM.

Responsibility 4: Contribute to HI project quality standards – 20%

  • Contribute to the development and management of the budget allocated for rehabilitation activities.
  • Contribute to monthly, quarterly, and annual technical reports on physical therapy-related progress, indicators, and data.
  • Support documentation and sharing of impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning
  • Conduct and submit monthly/quarterly performance evaluations of the CRW.
  • Participate in the data collection and reporting process by ensuring tools are used correctly by the Therapist and CRW.
  • Participate in the project’s overall implementation and achieving objectives, anticipating any responsibilities assigned by the Project Manager.


Educational background and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • With at least 4 years of work experience in a private or public institution or NGO with experience in management and supervision
  • Experience in delivering community or home-based physiotherapy services

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of Rehabilitative Services and Assistive Technology and current trends
  • Knowledge of Kenya Refugee Response Framework
  • Knowledge of disability law/policies in Kenya
  • Knowledge and skills in training design and development, and facilitation
  • Knowledge of the UNCRPD and IASC guidelines on Disability Inclusion
  • Advocacy and awareness raising

Cross-Cutting Skills

  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Networking
  • Facilitation skills
  • Mentorship and coaching skills

Computer Skills

  • Very good knowledge of MS Office suite.

Language skills

  • English and Kiswahili

How to apply

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV by email to :- [email protected] The email subject line should be marked: “ Physiotherapist – Kakuma, Kenya ”. Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

All HI staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the Code of Conduct. In accordance with these values, HI operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption.

Humanity & Inclusion is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

Deadline: 27-Feb-24

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