Handicap International Rehabilitation Trainer (Outreach Services) Job in Kakuma, Kenya

Oct 16, 2016

Handicap International
Position: Rehabilitation Trainer – Outreach Services
Responsible to:- Rehabilitation Team Leader
Location: Kakuma – Non family duty station
The Organization: Handicap International (HI) is an INGO specializing in the field of disability and development. 

A strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure equal opportunities for all.
The Rehabilitation Project in Kakuma aims to provide and secure tangible and measurable improvement of independency in activities of daily living and quality of life of refugees living with physical impairment or disability.
The Position: Under the supervision of the Rehabilitation Team Leader, the Outreach Rehabilitation
Trainer will be responsible to train refugee rehabilitation workers to provide basic rehabilitation care in the blocks at the camp. He/she will ensure empowerment and capacity building of the refugees for efficient and effective community outreach.

S/he will be responsible for
1. Basic rehabilitation training of refugee rehabilitation workers
  • In close coordination with the rehabilitation team leader, develop a rehabilitation training plan and facilitate sessions for refugee staff
  • Ensure compliance of training timeframe and objectives
2. Contributing to building the capacity of family and caregivers of persons with disabilities on basic rehabilitation for prevention of complications or secondary disability
  • Preparing the content, material and tools for sensitization sessions
  • Providing sensitization sessions on prevention measures to families and caregivers of persons with disabilities
3. Conducting rehabilitation sessions with refugee workers for complicated cases
  • Conducting rehabilitation sessions for complicated cases, with refugee workers, according to the defined protocols
  • Communicating with persons with disabilities and families for transfer of skills and capacity building of day to day rehabilitation management of the disabling conditions
Qualifications and skills required:
Professional Skills
  • Diploma or Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy
  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience in related discipline, particularly in development or humanitarian context
  • Knowledge of disability and community based rehabilitation an added advantage
  • Good organizational skills
  • Team player
  • Clinical Physiotherapy skills
  • Training development and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of project management and proposal development
  • Team management
  • Report and monitoring skills
  • Upholds high standards of integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure
Cross cutting skills
  • English, Kiswahili
  • MS Word
  • Ms Excel
  • MS Outlook
  • Internet
  • Electronic messaging system
If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 referees with their current official contacts) by email to :- 


Closing date: - 28th October, 2016
The email subject line should be marked: “Application for “Rehabilitation Trainer – Outreach Services - KKM Position”

Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

Any kind of lobbying on behalf of applicants or canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.

Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply


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