ReLAB-HS Education and Workforce Development Specialist Consultancy
OrganizationPhysiopedia Posted23 Nov 2021 Closing date15 Dec 2021
Physiopedia is seeking candidates for an Education and Workforce Development Specialist for the USAID – funded project, Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS). The purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical and advisory support to the ReLAB-HS Uganda country office to implement activities to develop workforce capacity of rehabilitation professionals and elevate standards of rehabilitation practice in Uganda. The expected level of effort is approximately 16 hours per week. Only candidates with work authorisation in Uganda will be considered; relocation benefits will not be provided.
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS) is a global project that will support the development of health systems that are responsive to the growing needs for rehabilitation within populations. It seeks to co-design and implement innovative, comprehensive, cost-effective interventions that strengthen health systems for provision of rehabilitation, including assistive technology. ReLAB-HS will focus on integrating rehabilitation and assistive technology services across all levels of care within health systems. The ReLAB-HS consortium comprises six international partners with expertise in health systems, implementation science, and delivery innovations.
The five-year program will work globally and initially concentrate on a number of low- and middle-income countries affected by conflict, with varying levels of rehabilitation needs and infrastructure. ReLAB-HS presents a genuine opportunity to provide real improvements in the quality of life, functionality and independence for many people through simple interventions at the primary care level, and the use of technology to bring rehabilitation further into community settings.
Physiopedia’s vision is a world where every person recognises the value of rehabilitation and has access to quality rehabilitation care, and we are on a mission to help achieve this by providing universal, inclusive, and equitable access to all rehabilitation knowledge. The free online evidence-based knowledge resource (www.physio-pedia.com) and related education and professional development platform (members.physio-pedia.com) are used globally by rehabilitation professionals and stakeholder organisations to advance clinical skills and service delivery.Qualifications
Rehabilitation degree, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or nursing
At least 5 years of experience in a clinical setting conducting physiotherapy or occupational therapy services within an international development context
Teaching history with experience developing curriculum and creating online course content