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Senior Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology (AT) Coordinator for Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS)


General Summary:

UCPW is seeking candidates for a Senior Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology (AT) Coordinator for a new USAID-funded project, Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Healthy Systems (ReLAB-HS). The Global ReLAB-HS Senior Rehabilitation and AT Coordinator is expected to oversee technical implementation of ReLAB-HS project activities in Ukraine and a second country, with a focus on providing rehabilitation technical expertise, and coordinate AT-related activities implemented by consortia partners in two other countries.

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 of 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 less-resourced countries. UCP Wheels makes strategic investments in communities by leveraging existing capacities and empowering local stakeholders. Based on the needs of each region in which we work, we offer one or more of our direct-service or capacity-building programs. For more information, visit


Specific Duties and Responsibilities: 

This is a consultancy position supporting an anticipated five-year project. The position will report to the UCPW HQ Sr. Director of Programs.


Responsibilities include:

  1. Technical Guidance and Project Management
    • Provide technical direction and oversee the implementation of ReLAB-HS activities in Ukraine and a second country, including national and consortium stakeholder engagement, formative assessments, collaborative service delivery model design, and ongoing capacity building
    • Coordinate AT-related activities implemented by UCPW and consortia partners in two other project countries
    • Lead the ReLAB field teams in stakeholder engagement with the MOH and other actors as it relates to the development and integration of the AT service provision model and associated protocols
    • Oversee the work of the Rehab Technical Consultant and other project consultants as assigned.
    • Ensure that programming is on track with the project workplan timeline and that field staff and consultants are aware of their tasks and responsibilities as they relate to the work plan; flag any implementation delays or work plan modifications that may be required
    • Participate in the annual work planning and budget reforecasting process in coordination with UCPW’s HQ-based programs team, UCPW ReLAB field staff and consultants, and consortia partners
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Work with relevant UCPW HQ and project staff to ensure ongoing monitoring of progress and accurate data collection; troubleshoot and resolve issues as they arise
    • Coordinate with project MEAL staff to identify and respond to needs for project monitoring and advise on reporting strategies/templates
  3. Representation
    • Represent UCPW in the ReLAB-HS steering committee and other consortium events
    • Represent UCPW and the ReLAB-HS project in other coordination mechanisms and with donor representatives and national stakeholders as needed
  4. Reporting and Liaison
    • Ensure the regular flow of communication and information between field teams and HQ
    • Review quarterly project reports and any other donor reports that are contractually obligated; provide information/responses to ad hoc reporting requests from donor or HQ as needed
    • Participate in UCPW ReLAB team meetings


Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
  • Clinical rehab 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
  • Previous experience within a senior coordinator position, preferably with a USAID-funded project
  • Strong public speaking skills, ability to effectively synthesize and accurately convey information
  • Ability to work independently within expressed parameters; completing tasks with adherence to strict deadlines is essential
  • Willingness to travel internationally several times each year
  • Excellent written communication skills in English required
  • Well-developed interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Global Health, International Development, or similar field


How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in English to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until December 15, 2020. Please include “Application for Senior Rehabilitation and AT 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.


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