Ended Field Technical Advisor PROSTHESIS AND  ORTHOSIS

The Job


PLACE: sana’a, aden  Yemen

Project: HI Health and Inclusion projects in Yemen


Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.
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Under the direct responsibility of the P&O Technical Coordinator, the Field Technical Advisor is responsible to ensure the quality of P&O intervention and to carry out the capacity building and training of HI P&O Technicians throughout designated HI projects in Yemen


Line manager: P&O Technical Coordinator

Line manager+1: Operations Coordinator / Technical Unit Coordinator

Team Managed: None

Strong functional link with: P&O Technicians, Physiotherapist and Field technical Advisor Rehabilitation


Helping to determine the mission’s P&O strategy

  • Identify and update the P&O needs and help design HI’s P&O services in Yemen
  • From the identified needs, help define the P&O strategy together with the P&O technical Coordinator, Field coordinator and Project Managers, whenever possible with the inputs of the Project Officers and field P&O technical team.
  • Helping to ensuring the respect and implementation of the HI global P&O approaches within HI’s interventions
  • Identifying, Analyzing and reporting around the evolving context of the health system and challenges to integrate P&O services.
  • Participating in needs assessments for (new) projects to be developed/adaptation as needed

Ensuring P&O technical support to project staff

  • Ensuring a regular technical supervision of the P&O technicians and through field visits, case management meetings and through other means in order to supervise the quality of the P&O activities and the respect of the Organization’s emergency P&O approach
  • Implement regular case discussions with the P&O technical officer (s) to cover P&O  issues faced by them on the field
  • Organize field visits to health facilities, community and service providers to support the P&O  technicians and ensure the quality implementation of the activities
  • Provide timely feedback & support regarding P&O issues faced in the field
  • Assess the P&O technicians’ difficulties and needs for a proper implementation of P&O activities and identify specific training needs, in collaboration with the Technical Coordinator
  •  Analyze the individual assessment forms filled by the P&O technicians in the field on weekly basis.
  • Ensuring regular trainings to the project staff according to the needs identified by the project, as possible
  • Participate in close collaboration with the P&O technical coordinator in the designing and updating of P&O tools and processes according to the needs.
  • Ensuring the correct implementation of the P&O tools and process
  • Ensuring the specification, validation and the control of the quality of the P&O items purchased in close coordination with the logistic departments and the line manager
  • Participating in the recruitment of field P&O staff
  • Participating in project and coordination meetings
  • Proposing changes, updates and improvements of relevant P&O activities according to the Organization’s strategy, in collaboration  with the P&O Technical Coordinator
  • Developing and adapting IEC materials, Training content and Technical tools for implementation of P&O activities

Ensuring regular reporting and data/information management  around P&O techncal issues

  • Ensuring regular reporting on his/her activities to the line manager on weekly and monthly basis
  • Ensuring weekly and monthly reporting to the project staff with feedback, advice and clear recommendations
  • Participating in close collaboration with the P&O Technical Coordinator of the elaboration of guidelines,  training documents and protocols
  • Collecting, following and analyzing the data related to P&O activities.
  • Update the standards list of P&O and standardize the specification with Logistics
  • Database analysis and reports in close coordination with Database officers

Ensuring training and coordination with external actors

  • Ensuring trainings of external actors according to the needs and upon the line manager and the project manager’s requests
  • Participating in Health cluster meetings, other relevant working groups and coordination meetings as required. Collaborating with external actors upon request.

Demonstrate ethical and professional practice

  • Respect beneficiary confidentiality.
  • Address needs and requests in a professional way.
  • Report any incident or act that causes any harm to beneficiary or to others.
  • Only interact with children in the presence of their parents or caregivers
  • Always ask for permission to touch or to apply any treatment or maneuvers to someone.
  • Always respect a refusal of treatment.
  • Use abilities and competencies to execute an efficient P&O intervention

Note: the position requires a very high level of flexibility and is subject to evolve in order to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager.


  • Diploma or degree in prosthetic and orthotics
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment
  • Recognized training as an orthotist-prosthetist (ISPO Cat.1 or equivalent)
  •  Minimum of five years professional humanitarian experience in of prostheses and orthoses preferably emergency context
  •  Capable of working in a team
  • Able to train and technically supervise the team
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and to HI’s mandate
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent command of English. Knowledge of Arabic language added advantage

Job Conditions

  • The salary will be defined according to HI’s existing salary scale
  • Based in Sana’a, Aden with frequent movements to the field
  • Start: ASAP
  • 30 day 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.   
How to Apply
  • Interested candidates may please send their CV with cover letter in English, with the reference in the email subject: YEME/HR/2018/PROG/FTAP&O/SANA’A+Applicant full name
  • Deadline for applications is 011:30 pm on Thursday 13th  December 2018
  • Please address all applications to: jobs@yemen.hi.org
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Handicap International, is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Employer: Handicap International
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden, Sana'a
  • Posted on: 4 December 2018
  • Deadline: 13 December 2018