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Posted on 11 Sep, 2023
Closing on 19 Sep, 2023
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Job Description



HI have been intervening in Yemen on and off for the last 12 years, with its actions initially focused on development issues, notably through the support to the development of physical and functional rehabilitation services for people with disabilities as well as through the capacity-building of the national networks of Yemen Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs). 
Since 2015, HI interventions have been adapted to the current context of conflict in Yemen. With the support of different donors, HI has been supporting two hospitals and one physical and functional rehabilitation centre in Sana'a City, building the capacities of their key staff in early rehabilitation care and psychological first aid (including specifically for children), supplying rehabilitation equipment, and directly providing functional rehabilitation care and psychosocial support to war affected people (including through the donation of assistive devices and provision of Prosthesis). In 2017, these activities have extended to new facilities in and around Sana’a.
In parallel, HI implements inclusive humanitarian action, by increasingly piloting inclusive interventions and promoting disability inclusive coordination and programming through the coordination system and the inclusion task force, and technical support and capacity development to UN agencies, NGO’s and increasingly networks and focal points of persons with disabilities and awareness raising activity with communities.
HI activities are very consolidated in Sana’a governorate, Aden, which opened in 2019, and Mokha, which started implementing in 2020. Activities in Hajjah have been launched early 2022, and Hodeida activities are expected to start in 2022.

Under the responsibility of the Rehabilitation Specialist, the Rehabilitation Officer contributes to the implementation of Humanity & Inclusion's mandate and 10-year strategy in Yemen. He/she contributes to the implementation of projects by providing technical expertise and ensuring that the quality and impact of the project(s) concerned is optimised. He works closely with project managers and project supervisors in operational areas in governorates in his/her area : South or North of Yemen

Missions / responsibilities

Mission 1 : Provides guidance and technical support to projects in accordance with the overall technical frameworks and standards within its sectoral perimeter 

a.    Provide appropriate rehabilitation technical guidance and support to project  supervisors and project managers. 
b.    Ensure that the project(s) activities are implemented according to internal quality and technical standards and proposes adjustments or improvements if necessary. 
c.    Adapt project documentation or création of new documents or tools as required in accordance with global technical norms and standards 
d.    Contribute to the regular reporting of the technical activities of its perimeter (collection and analysis of the technical data collected) in conjunction with the project team and the MEAL team.
e.    If relevant, ensure coordination and collaboration with the technical partners of the project as delegated by the specialist
f.    Propose Research & Studies Topics 

Mission 2 : Provides technical learning from projects 

a. Ensure that the activities implemented comply with international technical norms and standards 
c. Make sure global and field technical specialists get the information they require and collaborates with Technical Divisions when necessary 
d. Collect the elements necessary for capitalisation or scientific documentation exercises 
e. Contribute to technical learning under the responsibility of the specialist based on good practice 
l. Contribute to development  the rehabilitation terms of reference for activities relating to rehabilitaton.
m. Implement recommendations for improving the technical quality of projects 
n. Supports project supervisors and managers to ensure the technical quality and relevance of project activities implemented within his scope of expertise conduct .

Mission 3 : Contributes to the animation of its trade sector 

a. Contribute to recruitment of rehabilitation staff – PT, PTA
b. Supports project supervisors to implement  rehabilitation technical trainings.
c. Contribute to the skills upgrading plan for project supervisors, PTs and and may be a third-party assessor for PTs/PTAs technical assessments.
d. Can contribute to the development of a local talent pool within its sectoral perimeter (conducts technical interviews of candidates and makes recommendations, identifies training needs and coaching) e. Help to coordinate technical professional development and facilitate a community of practice, in collaboration with Technical Division.
Support runing of rehabilitation technical of training for project supervisors as guidance by technical specialist. 

Mission 4 : Contributes to ensuring HI's technical influence within its perimeter 

a. Contribute to the influence of HI's expertise: can represent HI's technical expertise in relevant local networks and with local partners 
b. If relevant, ensures coordination and collaboration with the technical partners of the project as delegated by the specialist.
c. Contribute to HI’s external influence by participating in relevant networks 
d. Relay and contributes to advocacy messages under her/his scope 
e. Draft new project contents for the continuity or expansion of the project under his her technical scope 

Mission 5 : Emergency Preparedness and Response Responsibilities 

  • Contribute to the support or to the implemention of the program(s) emergency preparedness actions and, during an emergency, adapts his/her work modality to contribute to HI’s effective humanitarian response

Other skills




Qualification(s) :


  • Bachelors Degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent 

Advanced training/ masters in any rehabilitation disciplines and/or in management

Experience (type and length of experience) :

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in clinical practice
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in disability/ rehabilitation field,

•  Experience in clinical management/quality

Previous experience with local or international NGO is an asset


Competencies (knowledge, skills required for the job, (see skills repository) :


Professional English level

  • Excellent training skills; Skills in developing training and providing coaching for capacity building
  • Ability to develop information material
  • Analytical skills
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of database
  • Ability to work with partners, civil society organizations or public authorities
  • Can accompany and motivate a person/group.
  • Knows how to plan, organise and measure its activities by setting clear, specific and measurable objectives and indicators.
  • Promotes participation and cooperation in the activities of its service sector and in multidisciplinary/sectoral work
  • Experience in working with vulnerable groups
  • Knowledge of project management cycle is asset


Personal qualities :

  • Ability to respect deadline and work under pressure
  • Very positive personality, with strong orientation towards solutions 
  • Adaptability, flexibility
  • Autonomy in work 
  • Excellent communication skills Proactive, solution maker, strongly positive, constructive and dynamic personality
  • Commit to work ethics/ split between work and personal relationships.
  • Identifies problems and activates solutions; knows how to solve problems    


As the position is involved in sensitive topics, he/ she must observe absolute discretion within and outside the organization.  
A non-respect of this clause might have immediate dismissal as a result. 

Any breach of the above-mentioned responsibilities, of the Conditions of Engagement may be sanctioned by a written warning or immediate dismissal if appropriate.

Job Conditions

  • The salary will be defined according to HI’s existing salary scale
  • 30 days leave/year + benefits (transport allowance, health insurance, life insurance)
  • The working hours are the following: 8:00 to 16:30 (with 30 minutes lunch break) from Sunday to Thursday.
  • Note that working time can go up to 48 hours per week (according to the Yemen labor law) if it is required by the volume of activities and by the line manager.   

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