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About the Job

The Physical Rehabilitation Programme Field Officer (PRP FO) Contributes to the implementation of the Physical Rehabilitation Programme activities in accordance to agreed objectives and related strategies with a focus to improving quality and capacity of prosthetics and orthotics (P&O) and wheelchair service provision.

S/He supports SRCS Physical Rehabilitation Centres in Hargeisa, Mogadishu, and Galkayo, by conducting regular visits and monitoring the quality of physical rehabilitation services provided.

This is a national/resident position based in Hargeisa, Somaliland.


Duties and Responsibilities

Contributes to the implementation of internal and international P&O standards, overall service provision standards and monitors the quality of the services provided (from registration of the service user to discharge)

Provides services to more complicated/complex cases with assistance from the PRP Manager and Regional Physiotherapist advisor

Visits each of the three Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) Physical Rehabilitation Centres on a monthly basis

Supports in harmonization of an Interdisciplinary Team between Physiotherapy and Prosthetic-Orthotic departments

Helps to promote best practices in coordination with the physical rehabilitation team and is actively involved in discussions regarding services offered to complicated/complex cases

Actively works to improve the Service User Referral Mechanism between SRCS Health and Rehabilitation Programmes, including recording and collection of the relevant statistics

Ensures the continuum of care by referring individuals in need of further rehabilitation or vocational/ occupational rehabilitation to the appropriate structure after their discharge

Develops and maintains a strong working relation with different ICRC departments, SRCS and external stakeholders

Supports the development of the PRP Social Inclusion Program in the form of events and networking related to developing economic- and sport integration

Reports regularly on the progress of PRP activities and any constraints and monitors the P&O stock consumption in ICRC supported SRCS rehabilitation centres

Updates the Medical Activities Database (MAD) and submits monthly statistics of the Patient Referral Mechanism (PRM)

Plans, organizes and carries out technical monitoring, follow-up visits to Physical Rehabilitation Center’s supported by ICRC and shares the progress/activity report

Participates in the implementation of the annual Beneficiary Feedback and Technical Assessment exercise at each SRCS Physical Rehabilitation Centre and provides clinical and hands on training to the P&O departments to address knowledge and clinical gaps

Plans, estimates and orders required equipment, tools, material and components

In a bid to make necessary improvements, documents good practices, lessons learned trends, cross-cutting policy and implementation issues

Minimum qualifications and required competencies

Bachelor in Orthotics and Prosthetics with at least 1-year professional working experience and wide scope of practice

Diploma in Orthotics and Prosthetics with at least 4 years professional working experience and wide scope of practice

Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team an asset

Strong sense of responsibility and autonomy

Strong facilitation, presentation and report writing skills

Ability to create a focused learning environment at all levels

Good knowledge of the socio-cultural, economic and political environment of Somaliland

Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali

Computer proficiency especially in MS Office suite

We Offer

A challenging job opportunity within a dynamic work environment in an international humanitarian organization

Training and development opportunities

A competitive salary with benefits, based on the ICRC Compensation and Benefits framework

How to apply

Apply by sending your cover letter and CV addressed to the Human Resources Manager on the email address Your cover letter must indicate your current salary and your expected salary range. The closing date is 30th April 2021Clearly indicate the position title in the subject line of your email message.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Any enquiries about the position should be addressed to Somali Nationals based in Kenya and Somalia/Somaliland are encouraged to apply.

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