Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Technical Coordinator (Uganda)
UCPW is seeking candidates for a Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology (AT) Technical Coordinator for a new five-year USAID-funded project, Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Healthy Systems (ReLAB-HS). The Rehabilitation and AT Technical Coordinator will serve as the lead clinical expert on the ground. Only candidates with work authorization in Uganda will be considered; relocation benefits will not be provided.
ReLAB-HS aims to support development of health systems that are responsive to the escalating challenge of addressing the growing needs for rehabilitation within populations. It seeks to co-design and implement innovative, comprehensive, cost-effective interventions that strengthen health systems for provision of rehabilitation including assistive technology. ReLAB-HS will focus on integrating rehabilitation and assistive technology services across all levels of care within health systems. The ReLAB-HS consortium comprises six international partners with expertise in health systems, implementation science, and delivery innovations.
About UCP Wheels for Humanity:
Founded in 1996, UCP Wheels for Humanity (UCPW) increases access to mobility and improves quality of life for children and adults with physical disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. We help people with mobility impairments maximize their independence and quality of life by building and strengthening rehabilitation services, including wheelchair provision. UCP Wheels for Humanity is one of the only organizations in the world that specializes in both physical rehabilitation and the provision of assistive technologies (AT), two interlinked services with dramatic impact on the lives of people with mobility impairments. UCP Wheels has provided more than 100,000 wheelchairs across the globe, has worked intensively with health facilities to introduce new services and make care more patient-centered, and has helped governments to improve standards of care and to provide more comprehensive health coverage. In all cases, we aim to build sustainable, community-based systems that will provide effective, long-term support for people with mobility impairments.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Uganda Project Manager, the Rehabilitation and AT Technical Coordinator will be responsible for performing the following primary tasks:
Technical Guidance and Project Management:
- Serve as the lead clinical expert in Uganda for ReLAB-HS project activities, including national and consortium stakeholder engagement, formative assessments, collaborative service delivery model design, and ongoing capacity building
- Ensure the technical integrity of all rehabilitation and AT project activities implemented in Uganda
- Provide coordination support to activities led by other consortium members in Uganda
- Guide engagement with national stakeholders, including the MOH and other actors as it relates to the development and integration of the AT service provision model and associated protocols
- Lead or coordinate advocacy training and the Making it Work methodology with community stakeholders
- Oversee the work of the Uganda Rehabilitation and AT Technical Advisor and the Uganda Project Support and Inclusion Officer and provide technical guidance to AT and rehabilitation consultants supporting the project
- Integrate the utilization of mHealth across project activities
- Support the development of the project work plan and contribute to the annual work planning process; flag any work plan modifications that may be required and participate in revisions
- Serve as in-country, technical liaison to consortium stakeholders, including a national secretariat focused on AT
- Represent ReLAB-HS among national stakeholders and with donor representatives as needed
- Serve as the technical point of contact for external stakeholders
- Provide and review technical inputs for contractually obligated donor reports
- Provide information/responses to ad hoc reporting requests from donor or HQ as needed
- Participate in UCPW ReLAB team meetings as needed
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
- Clinical rehabilitation degree, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or nursing
- At least 5 years’ experience in physiotherapy or occupational therapy services within an international development context
- Demonstrated experience working on large institutional grants and complex programs
- Familiarity with national health systems for rehabilitation services
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English
- Strong human resources management, interpersonal, and leadership skills
- Proven ability to develop and manage stakeholder relationships
- Proven ability to synthesize technical inputs
- Proven experience taking initiative in finding solutions to complex challenges
- Detail-oriented with excellent organizational, time management, and prioritization skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
- Willingness to travel domestically up to 25% of the time
- Experience providing technical inputs on a USAID-funded program
How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume in English to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 1, 2021. Please include “Application for Rehab and AT Technical Coordinator: YOUR NAME” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
UCP Wheels is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. UCP Wheels encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.