The Prosthetist-Orthotist and Social Inclusion Officer contributes to planning and implementing physical rehabilitation programs (PRP) following agreed objectives and related strategies, with the primary aim of increasing institutional capacity to deliver programming targeted at social inclusion of persons with physical disabilities. Shehe acts as the focal point for disability inclusion matters at the project level. Shehe strengthens ongoing and/or implements new activities in the field of disability inclusion programmes and provides physical rehabilitation projects and service providers (Organization of persons with disabilities (OPD) and National Red Cross Society) with appropriate support in promoting the development of an inclusive approach for persons with disabilities.
The Prosthetist-Orthotist and Social Inclusion Officer contributes to the implementation of the Physical Rehabilitation Project activities according to agreed objectives and related strategies, particularly concerning improved quality and capacity of prosthetics and orthotics (P&O) and wheelchair service provision as well as in center management procedures. As a member of the physical rehabilitation multidisciplinary team, she/he contributes to implementing national and international P&O standards, overall service provision standards, and monitoring the quality of the services provided.
The key responsibilities of the position holder would be:
- In collaboration with the PRP Manager, develops and implements strategies for empowerment and inclusion of persons with disabilities (sports, education, livelihood, employment) through sports associations and National Paralympic Committee, OPDs and Community-based Organizations (CBOs) and other relevant stakeholders.
- Working to provide access to sports for beneficiaries of supported centres.
- Plans events to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and assists the rest of the PRP team in developing and evaluating inclusion activities.
- Implement the ICRC vision 2030 on disability in the delegation in coordination with social inclusion focal persons at headquarters.
- Helps promote best practices in coordination with the physical rehabilitation team and is actively involved in delivering services to complicated/complex cases.
- Takes part in field trips to visit the ICRC supported projects/attend meetings and trainings.
- Ensures technical and clinical staff involved in the provision of P&O and wheelchair services within assisted-physical rehabilitation centres follow guidelines through a multidisciplinary approach.
- Ensures technical and clinical staff perform systematic quality control procedures to respect standards. Contributes to delivering training and coaching within her/his speciality based on the ICRC’s internal guidelines and internationally validated recommendations.
- Supports the team in testing new technology and materials.
- Internally, Physical Rehabilitation Project Manager, PRP team and the Disability Inclusion Specialist at Headquarters.
- Externally, social inclusion focal person, orthotic/prosthetic and physiotherapy department staff and other clinical personnel of ICRC supported structures; upon request, may interact with local authorities, NGO/UN representatives, professional associations, disability inclusion stakeholders OPD) and local partner management staff.
- Understands and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
- Understands and adheres to the ICRC’s Code of Conduct.
- Understands the roles of the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
- Respects and always observes staff regulations and security rules.
- Represents the ICRC in a professional manner at all times.
- Develops and maintains a pleasant and conducive working environment with colleagues and line manager.
- May be asked to perform tasks not covered in the job description and to provide support to other activities when necessary.
- Is aware of and respects the delegation’s objectives.
- Collects and shares information to improve the ICRC’s understanding of the environment and humanitarian trends and responses.
- Contributes to annual planning and budget follow up.
- Takes responsibility for her/his own professional learning and development.
Required qualification and experience:
- University degree or equivalent in the field of prosthetics and orthotics. A degree in the field of social work is an asset.
- Six years of work experience in a similar field.
- Fluent in written and spoken English.
- Good analytical skills.
- Excellent computer skills.
- Ability to work autonomously.
What we offer:
- A dynamic job in an exciting international environment with abundant training opportunities.
- Regular and continuous prospects for capacity-building.
- An inspiring opportunity to practice your profession in a humanitarian and multicultural organization.
- Stimulating benefits package, including health insurance.
ICRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our organization. We offer rewarding and enriching work in a humanitarian and international environment to all job applicants with no discrimination on the grounds of gender, race and disability
Applicants are requested to submit their motivation letter and comprehensive CV along with copies of work certificates and salary expectations on e-mail ID: email@example.com
Position open to Indian nationals only.
Last date of sending application: 21 March 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.