Job Title: Physiotherapist
Reporting to: Senior Programme Manager
Based at: Kigali, Rwanda
Contract/ Hours: Fixed term, 6 months / full time
About Chance for Childhood
Chance for Childhood is an INGO, registered in Rwanda to deliver locally-led, relevant and sustainable development while enhancing disability inclusion across development programming with a specific focus on inclusive education and safe spaces for children to grow learn and thrive. Chance for Childhood has over 25 years of experience implementing holistic community-based projects with children in vulnerable situations across East Africa. The foundation of our approach is to recognise and respond to intersecting vulnerabilities with a particular focus on enhancing disability detection to enhance life chances and educational outcomes for children.
Chance for Childhood is seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking and self-motivated individual to provide technical/physiotherapy support to families/parents of children with disabilities including but not limited to teaching parents how to do some (re)habilitation for their children with disabilities and/or support them to know how to wear/use the assistive devices as well as improving accessibility in their homes.
- Develop and participate in the delivery of regular training to the parents of children with disabilities about (re)habilitation of their children, how to use the available assistive devices and how to improve accessibility in their homes.
- Closely work with Chance for Childhood field team to lead the development of checklist criteria to identify and refer children experiencing disabilities to different services providers in case home-based support is not possible.
- Be available for follow-up visits within the families/communities to conduct detailed assessments of Children experiencing disabilities in need of different types of support and develop a system to ensure the timely referral of all Children experiencing disabilities in need of such support.
- Develop a case management system to monitor the progress of each children experiencing disabilities in the district of Huye and Bugesera and regularly submit progress reports to the Senior Programme Manager.
- Evaluate the extent to which Children experiencing disabilities are making progress and make suggestions to improve the project implementation system and communicate lessons learnt to enable a continuous cycle of learning and management of the programme.
- Build relationships with community service providers across Bugesera and Huye districts to ensure open lines of communication at all times.
- Be the first point of contact within the team for all the parents and service providers on the matters of Children experiencing disabilities.
- Consistently follow up with Disability Mainstreaming officers and other officials at the district to understand the progress of all Children experiencing disabilities referrals made.
- Support the integration and inclusion of Children experiencing disabilities in the family and community (mainstream schools, community events, etc).
- Empower and enhance the capacity of delivering high-quality physiotherapy/community-based rehabilitation interventions to Children experiencing disabilities.
- Upholding a strong presence in the community and building trust with the community leaders.
- Work closely with the National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) & National Child Development Agency (NCDA) to keep up to date with developments in the standardization of the Rwandan-related systems.
- Undertake all aspects of the role with greatest attention and respect for the protection of children and especially those with disabilities.
- Bachelor’s Degree in physiotherapy
- Experience in (re)habilitation and as a community physiotherapist with 3 to 5 years of experience.
- Ability to summarise and communicate detailed narrative reports for donors and/or stakeholders in a clear and understandable way
- Experience in designing community-based rehabilitation interventions
- Experience in counselling families with Children experiencing disabilities
- Excellent competency in using Microsoft Office software (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- Excellent written and spoken competency in English
- Knowledge of French will also be appreciated
- High level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Flexibility and ability to work with a diverse team
- Excellent communication skills
- A valid physiotherapy practice license is issued by the responsible body.
Job application procedure
Interested candidates should send their application (in one PDF document) including:
- a one-page motivation letter
- a two-page Curriculum Vitae (CV) having names of three referees with contact emails and telephones
- disclosure of any prior misconduct or termination of past employment, with consent to the disclosure by the former employers as part of the recruitment process
- copy of ID
- copy of relevant education qualification documents.
All applications are to be addressed to the Head of Operations in East Africa through the following email address:
Deadline for application: 15th July 2022
- Only applications sent via the above e-mail shall be considered
- Only candidates with the right qualifications and relevant experience shall be shortlisted and contacted
- Incomplete applications shall be rejected.
Chance for Childhood is committed to safeguarding everyone we encounter. We have a zero-tolerance policy toward any abuse, neglect, and exploitation of all people. Everyone that works with us is required to share and uphold this
commitment through signing and complying with our Global Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
Pre-employment checks are undertaken to ensure high standards are maintained, including a police check (or equivalent) and references.